Chris Sale Out 3 Weeks After Accident

News broke Saturday that lefty Chris Sale, ace  of the Chicago White Sox, injured his foot. The injury occurred due to an accident in Sale’s home. According to White Sox general manager Rick Hahn, Sale was unloading items from his truck and landed awkwardly when he stepped off the back. “It was really just a freak accident,” said Sale. “I’ve done it a million times...
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Chisenhall's goal for upcoming season is consisentcy

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- If fans were able to choose walk-up songs for players, Billy Joel's "I Go to Extremes" might be the runaway winner for Lonnie Chisenhall. After establishing himself as an every day player last season, Chisenhall is hoping to build on that and establish more consistency both at the plate and on defense. "It's a long season. At some point you realize you are not...
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Braves with 4 players vying to fill in for Upton in center field

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- When Melvin Upton Jr. was diagnosed with sesamoiditis in his left foot on Friday, two things became very apparent about the Braves outfield in 2015. The first is the fact that not one, but two positions would be up for grabs on opening day because Upton will miss at least six to eight weeks. The second is that when the Braves play the Marlins in that first...
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Rollins Would Have Played For Mets, Says Their Future Is Bright

When Jimmy Rollins was still with the Phillies, there were two reports that he would use his veto rights to kill any trade to the Mets, who were reportedly very interested in the boisterous and still very productive shortstop. However, in an interview with Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, Rollins refuted those reports and admitted that the New York Mets were his second choice of preferred...
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How Will A-Rod Fare At First Base?

Alex Rodriguez. Photo Credit: Chris O’Meara/AP New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi wasn’t kidding when he said that there was a possibility of Alex Rodriguez getting some time at first base. Yankees’ general manger Brian Cashman had already made it quite clear that he wouldn’t be playing at third anymore when he signed third baseman Chase Headley to a four-year deal $52...
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Phegley hopes his style will catch on in Oakland

MESA, Ariz. (AP) It appears as though 2015 is shaping up to be quite a year for Josh Phegley. His wife, Jessica, is due to give birth to the couple's first child any day now. And Phegley figures to get a decent amount of playing time at catcher as the season moves forward for the Oakland A's. Phegley came to Oakland along with shortstop Marcus Semien as part of a December trade...
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Three Quietly Key Players for the Texas Rangers

If the Texas Rangers are going to have a successful 2015 season, Neftali Feliz and two other quietly key members will play a huge role. (Mandatory Credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images) The Texas Rangers’ most notable players include Adrian Beltre, Prince Fielder and Yu Darvish. If Texas has any hopes of contention, let alone playoff aspirations, these stars will have to deliver...
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Red Sox Notes: Edward Mujica Dealt With Neck Injury During 2014 Season

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Boston Red Sox covered it all Saturday. The Red Sox began their day with a domestic violence prevention seminar sanctioned by Major League Baseball. They then continued their preparation for the 2015 season with several drills geared toward improving all aspects of the game. Let’s run down some notes. — The domestic violence seminar wasn’t the only...
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Newcomer Anthony Gose ready to get going in Tigers' outfield

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) Anthony Gose isn't known for his bat. He plans to change that this year, his first with the Detroit Tigers. Gose was acquired in an offseason trade with Toronto. The Tigers want him to take over the center field spot in cavernous Comerica Park from Austin Jackson, who was dealt away last summer. The 24-year-old Gose batted only .226 in 94 games for the Blue Jays...
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D-backs' Inciarte, Peralta hope to seize opportunity once again

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Ender Inciarte and David Peralta are Venezuelans, outfielders and opportunists. And they're at the heart of a Diamondbacks domino effect this spring. Both players finished Arizona's disappointing 2014 as feel-good stories. That's only a ticket to another opportunity under a new staff and a healthier roster this year. The friends are competing for one starting...
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Perez not focusing on Brewers' roster, just results

PHOENIX -- While the signing of Francisco Rodriguez shifted roles around in the bullpen of the Milwaukee Brewers, those vying for the final spots in what is likely to be a seven-man relief corps watched as one of the few openings was suddenly gone. Earlier in his career, Chris Perez might have let that bother him. But the 29-year-old knows there will be a job for him somewhere if...
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New York Mets: Matt Harvey impresses in first action

The Mets hope that Matt Harvey returns to his 2013 form after 18 months of rest and rehab from elbow surgery April is right around the corner, and hope is in the air. Around this time, most MLB teams are gearing up for another season. A lot of projections and things of that nature are coming out right about now. However, everyone is 0-0, so everyone has a reason to be optimistic...
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There may still be hope for Ruben Tejada

Ex-Met shortstop Jose Reyes made a small bit of news this week when he was critical of Ruben Tejada‘s inability to lock down the starting shortstop job. Specifically, Reyes insinuated that perhaps Tejada simply had not put in the required work to hold it down long-term. This is mostly of note because Reyes isn’t very critical of anybody publicly. It also wasn’t that long...
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Longoria eyes "bounce-back" year with revamped Rays

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) Evan Longoria trusts the Tampa Bay Rays to get it right, so he has no complaints about the club's winter makeover. Not that the star third baseman was happy to see the franchise lose manager Joe Maddon and front office executive Andrew Friedman within a 10-day span of October, then watch their successors spend much of the next three months revamping the...
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Miami Marlins Spring Training: Position Players

After Pitchers and Catchers reported last week, it was the position players of the Miami Marlins who came to camp this week. With the pitching core, we likely can foresee what the result will be but these years hitters are largely unpredictable due to the immense potential that the teams possesses. He are a few things to look for from the Marlins’ position players: 1) Are there...
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Rays reliever Belisario fractures shoulder, out indefinitely

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Ronald Belisario has fractured his non-throwing shoulder in a swimming pool accident and is not expected to be ready for the start of the season. The team said Saturday that Belisario will be sidelined indefinitely. The Rays right-hander injured his left shoulder getting out of a pool in Venezuela last month. Belisario will...
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Will injuries plague the Chicago White Sox in 2015?

The Chicago White Sox were certainly busy this offseason adding another ace starting pitcher in Jeff Samardzija and .300 hitter Melky Cabrera. The new look White Sox are expected to be a much improved team after last years disappointing 73-89 season, and they are even in the talks of competing for a division title. So what could hold them back from breaking out in 2015? The Chicago...
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Indians' Kluber rises quickly to become star AL pitcher

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) Corey Kluber was suddenly on a roster of baseball immortality. It was all so surreal, almost overwhelming. In New York last month to receive his 2014 Cy Young Award, Kluber sat at a dais alongside Sandy Koufax, Willie Mays, Frank Robinson and Cal Ripken - heavy-hitting Hall of Famers all. And when John Smoltz, soon to be enshrined in Cooperstown, introduced...
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Questions And Optimism Surround Nolasco And Twins This Spring

As we near spring training, questions and optimism are endless around Major League Baseball. No different in Fort Meyers, FL where the Minnesota Twins are looking to right the ship after four consecutive 92-plus loss seasons. It’s a new era for the Twins under Paul Molitor and the long list of second or third year players who are ready to make a real impact in the lineup. As for...
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San Diego Padres: Position battle: third base

Will Middlebrooks One of the most interesting things about the San Diego Padres this Spring Training is all the position battles. It feels like the Padres traded for 30 new players (they did) yet somehow still have a ton of positions up for grabs (they do). This will be the first in a series of articles previewing position battles that will take place over the next month. We’ll...
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Mike Napoli: Josh Hamilton’s Reported Drug Relapse A ‘Sad’ Situation

This embed is invalid" /> Mike Napoli can’t help but feel for Josh Hamilton. Napoli, who played alongside Hamilton while with the Texas Rangers in 2011 and 2012, has been paying attention to the news regarding his former teammate’s reported drug relapse and potential suspension. It’s all somewhat surprising to the Boston Red Sox slugger, as Hamilton...
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Los Angeles Dodgers: Hyun-Jin Ryu injury update

The Los Angeles Dodgers are faced with another injury during spring training. One of their starting pitchers, Hyun-Jin Ryu, had an MRI after feeling a tightening in his mid back. After Tuesday’s bullpen session, Ryu mentioned he was feeling discomfort from tightness in his back. Ryu was held out of workouts for a second day due to the same pain. Although he was taken out of workouts...
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Tampa Bay Rays Honor Don Zimmer

For the first time since Harry Truman was in the White House, Don Zimmer isn’t spending Spring Training in uniform. The longtime player, coach, manager and, arguably, one of the more recognizable faces of the New York Yankees franchise during their historic run in the late-90s died last June after spending 66 years in baseball. Saturday, the Tampa Bay Rays honored their former...
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White Sox Ace Chris Sale Has Fractured Foot

Chris Sale. Photo Credit: Getty Images. The Chicago White Sox feared the worst when they found out that their ace and potential Cy Young Award winner Chris Sale reported to camp today limping. Apparently the 25-year-old left-hander was injured in an accident at his home. According to the team’s Twitter accound Sale suffered an avulsion fracture to his right foot. Thankfully for...
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Cardinals: Should Yadier Molina’s weight loss be a bigger story?

I realize I am late to the party here, but I was doing some catching up on afternoon reading and the happenings down in Jupiter, Florida at the start of spring training for the St. Louis Cardinals. I had heard that Cardinals Gold Glove catcher Yadier Molina had reportedly lost 20 pounds or so, but I hadn’t yet seen the pictures. I saw that Bernie Miklasz had posted a video blog...
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