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Zach McAllister and T. J. House earned the final two jobs in the Cleveland Indians’ starting rotation.Share Tweet
Jackson Helps Cubs Blank Royals 7-0nytimes.com 6 hours agoEdwin Jackson arrived at the ballpark in time for a solid spring start with the Chicago Cubs.Share Tweet
Nolasco Allows 4 Runs as Twins Beat Orioles' Split Squad 6-5nytimes.com 11 hours agoRicky Nolasco allowed four runs in six innings as the Minnesota Twins beat a Baltimore Orioles' split squad 6-5 on Sunday.Share Tweet
Utley Homers Twice for Phillies in 4-4 Tie With Tigersnytimes.com 11 hours agoChase Utley hit his first two home runs of spring training and drove in three runs for the Philadelphia Phillies in a 4-4 tie against the Detroit Tigers on Sunday.Share Tweet
Twins offering bloody mary garnished with cold slice of pizzayahoo.com 12 hours agoAt some point in the very near future every MLB and Minor League Baseball team preview that's published will feature more food and drink scouting reports than actual player scouting reports. That's the direction we're trending, folks. Might as well jump…Share TweetESPN.com 15 hours agoJustin Verlander played catch briefly Sunday morning for the first time since leaving a start with a cramp in his right tricep, but it remained unclear when the Detroit Tigers ace would pitch again.Share Tweet
Kazmir, Quintana Both Strong; A's Beat White Sox 10-4Left-handers Scott Kazmir of Oakland and Jose Quintana of Chicago tuned up for the regular season with strong starts on Saturday, and the Athletics beat the White Sox 10-4.Share Tweet
Brewers' Braun Has 2 Hits, 2 RBIs in 3-2 Loss to IndiansRyan Braun extended his torrid stretch with two more hits and two RBIs for the Milwaukee Brewers in a 3-2 loss to the Cleveland Indians on Saturday.Share Tweet
Cabrera Homers, Leads Tigers Over Cardinals 4-3Miguel Cabrera hit his second home run of the spring and raised his average to .385, leading the Detroit Tigers past the St. Louis Cardinals 4-3 Saturday.Share Tweet
Viola III trying to break into Majors as knuckleballerFrank Viola III, a 29th-round selection of the White Sox in the 2004 First-Year Player Draft, looked as if he had left baseball behind following the '10 season spent in the Independent League. But Viola hopes to use a new knuckleball to make a comeback.Share TweetJoe Mauer isn't known for his pull-side power, but that could change this season.Share Tweet
Window for a Detroit Tigers World Series title is closingnydailynews.com Mar 28 (yesterday)A few days ago, a veteran scout compared the Tigers to the Yankees. It was not meant to be a compliment.Share Tweet
Milone named fifth starter over bullpen-bound PelfreyTommy Milone won the competition to be the Minnesota Twins' fifth starter, as prospect Trevor May was optioned to Triple-A and veteran Mike Pelfrey is headed to the bullpen.Share Tweet
Santana named Opening Day shortstopConsidering his strong rookie season followed up by a solid spring, it came as no surprise that Danny Santana was named the Twins' Opening Day shortstop.Share Tweet
Pinto fails concussion protocol; will retake test SundayTwins catcher Josmil Pinto, who has been sidelined with concussion-like symptoms, failed a concussion protocol test on Friday, but will retake it on Sunday with the hope of returning on Monday.Share Tweet
May, Hicks among Twins roster cutsThe Twins made a series of roster moves on Saturday morning, highlighted by optioning right-hander Trevor May to Triple-A Rochester. The club also optioned outfielders Aaron Hicks and Eddie Rosario to Rochester, while righty Mark Hamburger and catcher D…Share Tweet
Righty May among four Twins sent to MinorsThe Twins made a series of roster moves on Saturday morning, highlighted by optioning right-hander Trevor May to Triple-A Rochester. The club also optioned outfielders Aaron Hicks and Eddie Rosario to Rochester, while righty Mark Hamburger was reassigne…Share TweetMLB.com Mar 28 (2 days ago)Royals ace Yordano Ventura figured out he had a no-hitter going on Friday night somewhere around the fifth inning. The right-hander made it look easy with seven hitless frames in a 5-1 win over the Mariners.Share Tweet
Harvey Tosses 2 Perfect Innings In Mets' WinMar 6The Mets beat the Tigers 5-4 in Matt Harvey's return to the mound.
Royals Injury UpdateMar 4ESPN injury analyst Stephania Bell discusses Royals outfielder Alex Gordon's recovery from offseason wrist surgery and pitcher Luke Hochevar's recovery from Tommy John surgery.
Price Excited For 2015 SeasonMar 3Tigers pitcher David Price discusses the status of his contract situation in Detroit and what he did in the offseason to get better.
Cabrera, Tigers Focused On TitleMar 3Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera says the team is focused on winning a championship and discusses his performance during last season during an injury-riddled campaign, and the importance of DH Victor Martinez.
Extra Points: How the PAT Could Change by This FallMar 30We’re exactly one month out from round one of the NFL draft. There’s a lot to cover this week, including: Ten questions for eight coaches at the league meetings, which just concluded in Arizona Pete Carroll tells me he is not tortured. (Didn’t think he …
ESPN NowMar 28Seven of the top 21 players at the top of Chad Ford's draft Big Board are in action tonight.
Chad Ford's Big BoardMar 28CHAD FORD'S BIG BOARD
NBA - Kevin Durant's cautious approach a welcome changeMar 27Why OKC star's surgery path is preferable to the often reckless heroism of the past