Rangers pitcher Neftali Feliz feeling strong as season approaches
"He says he feels good and is right here he needs to be," Banister said. "Closers are different cats. Some of that get all hopped up on and are boiling all the time and some have ice water in their veins. I haven't seen him yet in a real high octane situation yet to get a feel."
Chad Gaudin will remain in Arizona to start the season
Dodgers release pitcher Dustin McGowan
McGowan was also due a $1 million roster bonus if he was on the major league roster for at least one day this season.
Rockies option Charlie Culberson to minor leagues
Culberson missed significant time at the beginning of spring training while dealing with a bulging disc.
"The thing with Charlie is, he's very talented. He’s got some tools that you don't always see in that role — there's power and speed and defense," manager Walt Weiss said. "It's a matter of tightening things up offensively. But there’s a lot to like there."
Brewers' Ron Roenicke: Ryan Braun's thumb not a concenr
Braun is hitting .323 with two homers and six RBI this spring.
Angels' Josh Hamilton still not progressing from shoulder injury
Hamilton, who is recovering from offseason shoulder surgery, has taken light batting practice during spring training, but has not been able to play in a spring training game yet this season.
Cubs will wait until the time is right to call up Kris Bryant
"I'm not going to sit here and tell you that you wouldn't want him in your lineup -- there's no question you want him in your lineup," Maddon said. "He's also 23. I'm looking forward to working with this guy for the next 15 years. That'll make me 76. If I'm the next Jack McKeon, I'll be working with this guy when I'm 76 years of age."
Bryant hit a spring training high nine home runs in 40 at-bats while posting a .425 average.
"I'm not saying we're right all the time or right on this issue," Epstein said, "but we have a pretty good track record of bringing along young talent and helping them get off to a good start in their Major League careers, and the way we've done it is to wait for just the right moment."
Maddon thinks he's handled the difficult situation extremely well.
"I put myself in the guy's shoes," Maddon said. "What was my brain like at that age? What was I capable of handling at that age? He's got me beat like so much right now as to what I would've done or been able to handle this at that moment. It's not easy. There's so many things coming at you from so many different directions, and he's done a wonderful job."
Dodgers' Mike Adams will start season at Triple-A
Adams, 36, signed a minor-league deal with the club in early March. He posted a 2.89 ERA over 22 games in 2014. He posted a 9.64 ERA over 4 2/3 innings of work this spring.
"It's a little bit disappointing. I thought I was coming in with an opportunity to make the team. They felt that they didn't want to rush me and cram my innings in, which I understand," Adams said. "Hopefully it's something that won't take long."a
Orioles' Manny Machado may slide to shortstop on occassion
"We are looking at all possibilities, all possible scenarios," Showalter said. "I don't have any doubt that we have a number of guys that could do it, including Manny, but you've got to be careful about robbing Peter to pay Paul."
Machado was a shortstop before making it to the majors.
Dodgers announce minor-league signing of Freddy Garcia
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