Phillies pitcher Mario Hollands to have arm examined this week
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Phillies pitcher Mario Hollands
is still dealing with an arm issue
and it remains uncertain as to what is causing the issue, reports DelawareOnline.com.
Hollands will undergo an ultrasound on his common flexor tendon this week after his first MRI was unclear, according to the report. Hollands has an 11.81 ERA this spring with four strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings pitched.
"Having to see everyone get ready for opening day is tough," Hollands said. "It hurts. But maybe I'll be up there for opening day so at least I can put on the uniform for the day."
Indians line up rotation, Zach McAllister to pitch home opener
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Indians manager Terry Francona has set the rotation for the first week of the season, with Zach McAllister
slated to serve as the No. 4 starter
and pitch the team's home opener next Friday against the Tigers, the Cleveland Plain Dealer
Corey Kluber draws the Opening Day assignment Monday against the Astros after winning the AL Cy Young award in 2014. He'll be followed by Carlos Carrasco Tuesday and Trevor Bauer Wednesday. McAllister will then face the Tigers Friday, with T.J. House taking the mound Saturday and Kluber pitching Sunday.
Royals' Yost on Louis Coleman: 'He's held his own'
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Royals pitcher Louis Coleman
is on the roster bubble this spring as he competes for one or possibly two open spots in the team's bullpen.
"He has been OK," manager Ned Yost said. "He came in with a lot of competition. He's held his own."
Coleman has delivered a 3.55 ERA and 15:0 K:BB ratio in 12 2/3 innings. He's out of options and would need to pass through waivers in order to be sent to the minors.
Brewers choose to have Michael Blazek open season in bullpen
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Brewers pitcher Michael Blazek
has won a spot in the bullpen
to open the season, per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Blazek was being stretched out this spring in prep for a starting assignment at Triple-A Colorado Springs, but he pitched so well the team opted to keep him on the roster.
“I don’t think it has completely hit me yet,” Blazek said Wednesday. “It probably won’t until I get (to Milwaukee). We’re still in spring training so I’ve still got that mind set.”
Blazek has held opponents to a .226 average and has struck out 18 batters in 17 1/3 innings this spring.
“They just said as of right now, you’re coming up there with us,” he said. “That’s all I really needed to hear. I know I’m going to be somewhere in the 'pen. I’m going to keep the same mind set and take it one day at a time.”
Cardinals' Carlos Martinez throws six scoreless in final spring start
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Cardinals starting pitcher Carlos Martinez
threw very well in his final Grapefruit League start Wednesday against the Mets. The right-hander threw six scoreless innings, allowing three hits and one walk. He struck out five in a 5-4 win.
Martinez allowed just three singles Wednesday. He finishes the spring with a 2.86 ERA in six outings (five starts). Martinez allowed just one run over his final three outings (14 innings).
Martinez will make his first start of the season April 11 against the Reds.
Red Sox SP Steven Wright struggles in spring finale
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Red Sox starting pitcher Steven Wright
allowed four runs (three earned) on four hits and four walks in 3 2/3 innings while striking out four in his team's 9-7 loss to the Blue Jays.
Wright came into Wednesday's start with just two earned runs allowed in 13 2/3 innings though he had also surrendered six unearned runs. He ends the spring with a 2.60 ERA and 13:11 K:BB ratio in 17 1/3 innings. Wright seems on tap to serve as rotation depth this season.
Braves pitcher Josh Outman to have shoulder examined
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Braves pitcher Josh Outman has been dealing with issues
in his left shoulder and will have it examined Wednesday, reports MLB.com.
Outman, who has posted a 8.10 ERA in seven spring training appearances with five strikeouts, said his shoulder began giving him issues after lsat Thursday's outing.
Bruce Rondon unable to pitch for Tigers due to shoulder issue
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Tigers reliever Bruce Rondon
was unable to pitch on Wednesday because of a sore shoulder
, which isn't related to the neck issue he experienced recently, manager Brad Ausmus told reporters, per the Detroit Free Press
. He traveled back to the team's spring training facility to receive more treatment
, according to MLB.com. Rondon has not been scheduled for an MRI.
"If he can’t pitch, obviously it's a lot tougher to be on the team," Ausmus said.
Yankees name Adam Warren fifth starter in rotation
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Yankees manager Joe Girardi made it official on Wednesday, announcing that pitcher Adam Warren will be New York's fifth starter
in the rotation, according to the Wall Street Journal
. Warren beat out Esmil Rogers, Bryan Mitchell, Chase Whitley and Scott Baker for the final spot in the rotation.
Warren has posted a 2.70 ERA, a 1.08 WHIP and 11:1 K:BB ratio over 16 2/3 innings this spring. He registered a 2.97 ERA over 78 2/3 innings last season.
Nationals cut Rafael Martin and Ian Stewart Wednesday
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The Nationals have decided to reassign
pitcher Rafael Martin
and infielder Ian Stewart
to their minor league camp, the team announced Wednesday.
Martin posted 1.35 ERA in eight appearances this spring with seven strikeouts and two walks over 6 2/3 innings. Stewart hit .279 with three home runs and four RBI in 43 plate appearances.