Joba Chamberlain make extended spring training appearance
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Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain
, on the 15-day disabled list with an oblique injury, threw two innings and 24 pitches in an extended spring training game Saturday.
He also took a grounder off his right calf, but manager Joe Girardi told MLB.com that Chamberlain had no discomfort. Chamberlain could be ready to return next week.
Indians not fooled by Jon Lester
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Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester
allowed a season-high 10 hits in a no-decision against the Indians Saturday.
Lester gave up four runs in seven innings. He needed a season-high 124 pitches and allowed a run in the first, two in the third and one in the seventh.
Lester left the game trailing 4-3, but the Red Sox rallied to get him off the hook for the loss. Lester, who had a no-decision in the 7-4 win, has a 3.34 ERA.
His next start is Thursday against the Phillies in Philadelphia.
Scott Kazmir deals with control issues
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Indians starting pitcher Scott Kazmir
limited the Red Sox to two runs Saturday despite early control issues.
Kazmir issued a leadoff walk and another with two outs in the first inning but was able to escape. He walked four and allowed five hits on 107 pitches over five innings. Kazmir struck out six and exited with a 3-2 lead but had a no-decision when the Red Sox rallied for a 7-4 win.
Kazmir (2-2) has a 5.94 ERA, with 14 walks and 36 strikeouts in 33 1/3 innings.
Salvador Perez placed on bereavement list
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The Royals placed catcher Salvador Perez
on the bereavement list Saturday. He is expected to be out for a minimum of three to a maximum of seven games.
Perez is hitting .419 with five RBI in his last nine games played.
Blue Jays starting pitcher R.A. Dickey
lost his sixth game, 6-5 to the Orioles Saturday.
Dickey allowed three runs in the first inning, a two-run homer in the third and a solo shot in the seventh. He allowed nine hits and three walks in 6 2/3 innings. He struck out four, his lowest total in five starts.
Dickey had a three-game quality-start streak end. He is 4-6 with a 4.85 ERA on in 11 starts. Dickey has struck out 57 and walked 31 in 68 2/3 innings.
His next start is Thursday versus the Braves in Atlanta.
Orioles starting pitcher Freddy Garcia
was not particularly efficient Saturday against the Blue Jays, but he pitched well enough to earn his first win of the season, thanks to some early offense.
Garcia needed 103 pitches to finish five innings as the Blue Jays racked up nine hits off him. But he was able to scatter those hits to allow just three runs -- two earned.
The Orioles staked Garcia to a 3-0 lead in the first inningof the 6-5 win. Garcia (1-2) has a 4.61 ERA in five starts and next faces the Nationals Thursday.
David Phelps still dealing with forearm soreness
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Yankees starting pitcher David Phelps
had his right forearm in a compression wrap Saturday. He told reporters that it was sore a day after being struck by a line drive in the eighth inning of his start against the Rays.
Phelps is expected to throw a bullpen session Sunday
and is listed as the team's probable pitcher Wednesday against the Mets.
"The one thing is he hasn't picked up a baseball yet," Girardi told ESPN.com. "Everyone feels fine when they're not doing anything."
Kevin Youkilis plays in extended spring game
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Yankees third baseman Kevin Youkilis
(back) played three innings at third base in an extended-spring game Saturday morning.
Youkilis finished 2 for 3 with two doubles. Manager Joe Girardi told reporters that Youkilis may join Mark Teixeira on a rehab assignment with Double-A Trenton
"My feeling is he's a couple of innings behind Tex," Girardi said, "but anything is possible."
Teixeira is slated to return as early as Friday. Youkilis may take a few days longer.
Mark Teixeira inching closer to rehab stint
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Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira
(wrsit) played five innings at first base in an extended spring game Saturday morning.
Teixeira finished 1 for 4 with a double and a sacrifice fly in his five plate appearances. He will receive a day off Sunday before playing two more extended spring games in Tampa Monday and Tuesday. Teixeira will then play two rehab games at Double-A Trenton before possibly being activated from the disabled list in time for a weekend series against the Red Sox at home starting Friday.
Dustin Pedroia out for iron man status
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Red Sox infielder Dustin Pedroia
has yet to miss a game this season, and with a .400 batting average over the last 16 games, it is hard to argue that he needs any rest.
"I'll probably look and he'll probably continue to be in the lineup," manager John Farrell told MLB.com Saturday. "As we know, he's not a guy that's looking to come out of the lineup. Whether it's 162, there may be a time along the way where we give him a break, but right now he's still going strong."
Pedroia has never played all 162 games in a season, coming closest in 2011, when he played in 159 games. He is hitting .337 this year, and has reached base in all but five of his 50 games so far.
"He's a career hitter of over .300, so it's not like he's going to lack that consistency," Farrell said. "The one thing that he's done with probably more regularity is he's hit the ball the other way with consistency, knowing that pitchers aren't going to come in on him."
Pedroia added two more hits Saturday, in a 7-4 win over the Indians.