Bud Norris an option to close games for Astros?
If the Orioles sign free agent starting pitcher Ervin Santana, it would give the team too many starting pitchers and Norris could be asked to step in as the team's closer. Trading Norris could also become an option, if Santana is signed.
Suk-min Yoon to leave camp for a few days to obtain work visa
Yoon will throw a bullpen session Sunday before leaving camp. He has yet to appear in a spring game.
Manny Machado to begin sliding next week
Peter Bourjos back in the lineup
Bourjos has been dealing with a hamstring injury during camp, and had to rest for a few days. He was expected to return Sunday. Bourjos is set to leadoff and play center field. He hit .274/.333/.377 in 175 at-bats last year.
Miguel Gonzalez might miss next spring start
Brian Jeroloman still dealing with concussion symptoms
Jeroloman was involved in a collision during the Double-A playoffs last season. He's still had some issues with the injury during camp. Jeroloman is expected to provide depth in the team's system.
Twins make several roster moves Sunday
The Twins also announced first baseman
The Twins also reassigned pitchers
Matt Kemp able to take some big steps Saturday
Kemp was able to do straight-line sprints, simulate baserunning, field fly balls and bat against Zack Greinke during a simulated game. After the workout, manager Don Mattingly said Kemp was getting pretty close to playing in games.
Kemp has been recovering from an ankle injury. He hit .270/.328/.395 in 263 at-bats last year.
Ryan Zimmerman working out at first base Sunday
Manager Matt Williams told Zimmerman that he would play the position occasionally during the spring. There's still no schedule for when that will happen. Zimmerman seemed somewhat open to playing first occasionally, but has stressed that he still sees himself as a third baseman.
Zimmerman hit .275/.344/.465 in 568 at-bats last year.
Doug Fister still not throwing
Manager Matt Williams said Fister's elbow has shown some improvement, but he's still receiving treatment. There's still no timetable for Fister's return. The team has said the injury is minor.
Fister posted a 3.67 ERA in 208 2/3 innings last year.
March 6, 2014
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