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Conceivably the luxury of playing a meaningless spring training game afforded the Baltimore Orioles to err on the side of caution Tuesday, as starting catcher Matt Wieters was removed in the fifth inning of today's game after rolling his ankle on a play at third base.Wieters came out of game early after rolling right ankle at 3b. Precaution. No X-rays— Roch Kubatko (@masnRoch) March 11, 2014The...
Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Trevor Cahill had his start against the Cleveland Indians cut short on Tuesday. He sustained an injury to his right knee while covering first base on a Jason Kipnis ground ball.By Ecurb via Wikimedia Commons Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reported that Cahill's injury initially looked bad, judging by his reaction and how he fell to the ground. The pitcher eventually got...
Barry Bonds was making a grand, albeit controversial, exit, and Albert Pujols was emerging as one of the game's newest superstars. And for a four-year stretch in the early 2000s, the peaks of two of baseball's greatest hitters intertwined, with Bonds rewriting the record books and Pujols heading toward unprecedented consistency.
Although Nate Jones never has recorded a Major League save, the hard-throwing right-hander already feels like a closer.
Buster Posey has swung the bat with his usual grace this spring. Tuesday, he matched looks with results. Posey drilled a three-run, third-inning homer off Cincinnati Reds starter Tony Cingrani and went 3-for-3 with four RBIs to propel the Giants to an 8-5 exhibition triumph.
John Danks has 61 career victories entering the 2014 season. Jordan Danks has 52 career hits. Add those two numbers together, and it seemingly produces the number of Danks brothers stories written or broadcast since Jordan joined the organization in 2008.
This was Sonny Gray's third start in his first spring as a so-called established Major Leaguer, and he's still feeling his way through it. All this talk -- about his bouts with Justin Verlander last October, about his candidacy for the Opening Day nod, about his status as one of the game's rising stars -- can be a little overwhelming.
David Aardsma, 32, is looking to re-establish himself as an arm worthy of the back end of the bullpen, as he was from 2009-10 when he ascended to the role of closer for the Seattle Mariners and saved 69 games.