Diamondbacks' Addison Reed earns save in spring debut
Reed said last week he wanted to pitch in four or five outings to get ready for the start of the regular season, so it's possible he'll be back on the mound Sunday after receiving the day off Saturday. He is working his way to full health after dealing with a shoulder injury this spring.
Brian Johnson a 'bright spot' for Red Sox
Johnson is 1-1 with a 2.38 ERA this spring. He's struck out 13 in 11 and a third innings. His velocity has also been improved. He regularly hits 91 mph and has thrown as hard as 94.
Farrell called Johnson "one of the bright spots in camp" on Sunday, per Alex Speier of the Boston Globe.
Yankees release Scott Baker, reassign Kyle Davies
Baker struggled in his attempt to win a spot on the roster this spring, giving up nine earned runs in 10 1/3 innings, though he did strike out 10 batters while walking none. The team could potentially re-sign him at a later date.
Davies gave up four earned runs in seven innings this spring.
Tommy John surgery possible for Red Sox Christian Vazquez
The Sox said that an MRI on Vazquez's injured elbow "found something". While no decision on surgery has been made, Andrews is the pioneer of Tommy John elbow surgery, which would keep Vazquez out for close to a year.
Farrell: Red Sox RP Uehara 'not likely' to make Opening Day roster
Uehara felt discomfort in his hamstring during his bullpen session Saturday while throwing for the first time in two weeks, and while Farrell wasn't ready to rule out Uehara for Opening Day Saturday, the closer appears headed for a trip to the disabled list in order to recover fully from the injury.
Ryan Zimmerman taking BP, returning to Nationals' lineup Monday
Zimmerman left Friday's game after injuring his shoulder and back on a diving play and was expected to be shut down for two-to-three days.
He'll taking batting practice and go through pregame warmups on Sunday and then return to the lineup the following day, Williams said, per the Washington Post's James Wagner.
Jayson Werth 'a stretch' to be ready by Nationals' opener
Manager Matt Williams said the hitting went well, but Werth won't hit in a minor league game on Sunday. The team still hopes Werth will be ready by Opening Day, but Williams said that was "a stretch", per James Wagner of the Washington Post.
Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz named Opening Day starter
Buchholz gets the call after going 8-11 with a 5.34 ERA and 132:54 K:BB ratio in 170 1/3 innings in 2014. He's the only member of the projected rotation to have spent a full season with the Red Sox, as the team's other four projected starters have made a total of 10 starts in a Red Sox uniform.
Astros' Samuel Deduno wins bullpen spot
"[Manager] A.J. [Hinch] talked to him and he was excited because when he came in the office he was a little nervous," general manager Jeff Luhnow said. "He had a big smile on his face when he left the office this morning."
Deduno was claimed off waivers by the Astros in August. He posted a 4.47 ERA and 83:46 K:BB ratio in 100 2/3 innings overall last season but pitched better after the move, giving up just three earned runs in 8 2/3 innings.
Astros option Dominguez, Buchanan, Stassi; reassign Correa
Dominguez opened last season as the team's starting third baseman but found himself behind in the race for a bench role this spring.
"[Luis] Valbuena had an amazing spring so far and is basically going to be our third baseman and that leaves Matt in competition with some of the other guys for an extra spot on the roster, a spot off the bench, and right now we feel like there’s a couple of other guys ahead of him and he needs to play every day," general manager Jeff Lunhow said, per MLB.com "Right now he’ll go down to Fresno and play third and play some first and be ready when the need arises."
Correa is the team's top-rated prospect but has yet to play above high Class A.
"Carlos is going to be a star player in the big leagues. It’s just a matter of time," Luhnow said. "Having never had an at-bat in Double-A, he needs to go get some regular work in the high minors. He did a great job for us on the field as well as off the field and I think he’s got a lot of fans in the organization and he impressed the big league staff, which is what you want as a young player."
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