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  • Brantley homers in first Cactus League at-bat

    Michael Brantley

    The welcoming cheers from Indians fans had barely subsided when Michael Brantley showed that his swing is in working order. In his Cactus League debut on Wednesday night, the All-Star left fielder pulled the first strike he saw, sending the ball bouncing off the tin roof beyond Goodyear Ballpark's right-field seats.

  • Leading the way: Happ thriving at top of lineup

    Ian Happ

    Cubs manager Joe Maddon is still leaning toward a leadoff man by committee, but Ian Happ may be getting the majority of at-bats if he can keep up the pace he's shown in Spring Training.

  • Souza strains shoulder attempting catch

    Steven Souza Jr.

    D-backs right fielder Steven Souza Jr. left Wednesday's 14-0 loss to the Giants in the top of the fourth inning with a strained right shoulder after a diving attempt at a Brandon Belt double to right-center field.

  • Cotton undergoes Tommy John surgery

    Jharel Cotton

    The Oakland A's announced that right-handed pitcher Jharel Cotton underwent successful ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction surgery today at Trinity Park Surgery Center in Arlington, Texas.

  • Abreu will reluctantly rest tight hamstring

    Jose Abreu

    Jose Abreu said Wednesday morning he did not anticipate any lingering setbacks after leaving Tuesday's game with a tight left hamstring. But he has a slightly different target date than his manager in terms of when he'll return to the field.

  • A's No. 1 prospect Puk shut down with biceps soreness

    A.J. Puk

    A.J. Puk, the A's top prospect according to MLB Pipeline, has been shut down with biceps soreness, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. The report said an MRI revealed no major structural damage, and the injury is not believed to be serious.

  • Gurriel progressing, ramps up baseball activities

    Yulieski Gurriel

    Less than three weeks after undergoing surgery to remove the hook of the hamate bone in his left hand, Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel has progressed to the point where he's fielding grounders, running the bases and even doing some light hitting.

  • Murphy expected to begin season on DL

    Daniel Murphy

    With eight days to go until the regular season begins, Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy has increased the intensity of his baseball activity. But before Wednesday's 8-3 loss to the Astros, Murphy said what has been apparent for a while now, that it is "reasonable to expect" he will not be in the lineup for the Nationals' season opener next Thursday against the Reds in Cincinnati.

  • E-Rod clears latest hurdle in Minors start

    Eduardo Rodriguez

    Red Sox lefty Eduardo Rodriguez, who is on a mission to start the season in the rotation instead of the disabled list, aided his cause by stretching out to four innings in a Minor League start on Tuesday.

  • Cobb, Orioles reach 4-year agreement

    Alex Cobb

    The Orioles' spring search for pitching took another big turn on Tuesday night, as the club has reached a four-year agreement with the best remaining free-agent arm, starter Alex Cobb, with the deal worth $57 million, sources told MLB Network insider Jon Heyman and