D-backs' Souza (pec) set to start season on DL

Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said Thursday that outfielder Steven Souza Jr. has a strained right pectoral and likely will start the season on the disabled list.
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Nationals Considering Batting Bryce Harper Leadoff

The post Nationals Considering Batting Bryce Harper Leadoff appeared first on KCM Sports.
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Will Jeff Samardzija’s mystery shoulder injury haunt the Giants’ rotation? Late in the afternoon, just as Grant graciously transferred the site’s Twitter account into my custody and I was trying to think of cool, fun ways to make that account be just as good as it was when he ran it without reminding people that he was no longer running it, the story broke that Jeff Samardzija’s...
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WATCH: Cadillac Post Game Extra - 03/22/18- Mets top Nats

Gary Apple, Ron Darling and Keith Hernandez break down the Mets' 12-5 win over the Nationals
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Minnesota Twins Opening Day Countdown: 8, Nick Punto

The Minnesota Twins are just 8 days away from Opening Day in Baltimore. As we near that day, here is more Twins history related to that number. The Minnesota Twins are preparing for a 2018 season with expectation after making the playoffs in 2017 as a Wild Card team. We will highlight numbers from team […] Minnesota Twins Opening Day Countdown: 8, Nick Punto - Puckett's Pond - Puckett...
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Conforto to make spring debut Friday as DH

Before most Mets reported to camp for Thursday's rare spring night game against the Nationals, Michael Conforto was making waves underneath the afternoon sun.
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Zack Wheeler may have pitched himself out of Mets’ rotation

PORT ST. LUCIE — Zack Wheeler had a chance Thursday to show the Mets he could be a capable rotation replacement, but instead, he might have secured a plane ticket to Las Vegas, home of the organization’s Triple-A affiliate. In an ugly Grapefruit League performance that wasn’t helped by three Mets errors, Wheeler was removed...
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Steven Souza, Diamondbacks' replacement for J.D. Martinez, to start season on DL

Souza is tasked with replacing J.D. Martinez in the Arizona lineup
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Jepsen ready to relaunch career with Rangers

Kevin Jepsen, once one of the top right-handed setup relievers in the American League, is about to complete an impressive journey from being out of baseball to the Rangers' bullpen in Globe Life Park in Arlington.
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Winners and losers from 2018 spring training

With Opening Day less than a week away, we can just about put a bow on 2018 spring training. The play in both the Cactus and Grapefruit Leagues gave us a lot to notice — in good and bad ways.Some situations, like in the case of Domingo Santana, would not be so bad without a fairly large position battle going on. On the other hand, the inevitable arrival of a hotshot youngster makes...
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Kemp in good position to make Dodgers' roster

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said to not jump to any conclusions just because Matt Kemp was batting in Justin Turner's third spot in Thursday night's lineup against the Angels.
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Conforto Will DH in Major League Game on Friday

According to Anthony DiComo of, New York Mets outfielder Michael Conforto will be the designated hitter in the team’s major league spring game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday. Conforto has hit three home runs over the last two days in minor league games and played seven innings in center field on Thursday as he works his way back from shoulder surgery. Original...
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Brewers' Logan (triceps) to miss opening day

Boone Logan will start the season on the Brewers disabled list after an MRI revealed a left triceps strain for the left-handed pitcher.
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Tanner Roark hit hard in final inning of work in Nationals’ 12-5 loss to the Mets...

Tanner Roark tossed three scoreless on 38 pitches... and finished his night after 81 pitches in 3 23 IP having given up nine runs on nine hits in the Nationals 12-5 loss to the Mets. Tanner Roark threw 38 pitches in three scoreless, then threw 43 in a nine-run fourth before he was lifted from what ended up a 12-5 Nationals loss to the Mets in Port St. Lucie, FLs First Data Field.
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Even David Ortiz is picking the Yankees to win the AL East this year

Former Red Sox legend David Ortiz thinks the Yankees are the team to beat in the AL East in 2018.
Via Big League Stew
7 hours ago

Minnesota Twins Opening Day Roster taking shape and remaining decisions

The Minnesota Twins made a series of moves Thursday which gave more clarity to what their Opening Day roster will look like. The Minnesota Twins announced a flurry of moves Thursday which has helped bring the Opening Day roster into view. With a week until the Twins open in Baltimore a few players were able […] Minnesota Twins Opening Day Roster taking shape and remaining decisions...
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Bridwell, Cowart among 5 optioned to Triple-A

The Angels optioned right-handers Parker Bridwell and Nick Tropeano, catcher Juan Graterol and infielders Kaleb Cowart and Nolan Fontana to Triple-A Salt Lake on Thursday.
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Hoyer on revamped rotation and Anthony Rizzo's leadership

GM Jed Hoyer knows the importance of the Cubs getting out to a hot start and believes strongly in the starting rotation and Anthony Rizzo's leadership.
Via CSN Chicago
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This Day In Dodgers History: 2014 Season Begins Against Diamondbacks In Australia

On March 22, 2014, the Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers met at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Australia...
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DEVELOPING: Souza likely to open '18 on DL

D-backs manager Torey Lovullo said on Thursday that outfielder Steven Souza Jr. has a right pectoral strain and will likely start the season on the disabled list.
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Shohei Ohtani appears to have made Angels’ starting rotation

Shohei Ohtani appears to have made the Los Angeles Angels’ starting rotation despite having a shaky spring.On Thursday, the Angels announced several roster moves, which included the demotion of starting pitchers Parker Bridwell and Nick Tropeano to triple-A. Bridwell entered camp looking like he would be a part of the team’s rotation this season after going 10-3 with a 3.64 ERA last...
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Brewers prospect Erceg getting back on track

Likely to open the season at Double-A Biloxi, Brewers prospect Lucas Erceg has been called over to play in four Cactus League games.
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Bud Black open to adding would-be starter to Rockies’ bullpen

SCOTTSDALE,  Ariz. — Manager Bud Black opened the door Thursday to the idea of putting one of his starting pitching candidates in the bullpen when the Rockies break camp next week. There are currently six pitchers competing for five spots in the rotation, meaning the odd man out could become a reliever, at least for the short term. Right now, right-hander Antonio Senzatela looks...
Via The Denver Post
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Senzatela putting himself in mix for roster spot

With right-hander Antonio Senzatela continuing his strong spring with a dominant start in a Minor League game on Thursday, the possibility of the Rockies carrying six starter types -- with one of them beginning the year in long relief -- has become a realistic option.
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Cabrera's power surge a good sign for future

Thursday afternoon's buzz was all about pitcher Jake Arrieta making his Grapefruit League debut, particularly when he struck out the first two batters. Then Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera stepped into the box.
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