Posts Tagged MLB Spring Training

Verlander to miss start Thursday, hopes to pitch April 8

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander, center, is seen with catcher Alex Avila, left, and manager Brad Ausmus before a spring training exhibition baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in Lakeland, Fla., Saturday, March 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Justin Verlander will miss his scheduled spring training start Thursday but hopes to take his first scheduled regular-season turn for the Detroit Tigers on April 8 against Minnesota.

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Cardinals pick Carlos Martinez as 5th starter

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have picked Carlos Martinez as their fifth starter and put pitcher Jaime Garcia on the 15-day disabled list.

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Simon allows 1 run in 6 innings as Tigers lose to Braves 4-2

Atlanta Braves' Jace Peterson takes third base under the legs of Detroit Tigers third baseman Nick Castellanos during the sixth inning of a spring training exhibition baseball game in Lakeland, Fla., Monday, March 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Despite some poor spring training outings, Alfredo Simon says he was never worried.

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Mets acquire lefty relievers, Torres and Blevins

FILE- In this Oct. 3, 2014, file photo, Washington Nationals relief pitcher Jerry Blevins throws during the sixth inning of Game 1 of baseball's NL Division Series against the San Francisco Giants in Washington.  The New York Mets made two trades Monday, March 30, 2015, to bolster a bullpen lacking in left-handers, acquiring Alex Torres from the San Diego Padres and Blevins from the Nationals. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — The New York Mets made two trades Monday to bolster a bullpen lacking in left-handers, acquiring Alex Torres from the San Diego Padres and Jerry Blevins from the Washington Nationals.

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Kris Bryant sent to minors by Chicago Cubs

In this March, 2015, file photo, Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant signs autographs prior to start of a spring training exhibition baseball game against the San Diego Padres in Peoria, Ariz. Bryant was reassigned by the Cubs to their minor league camp on Monday despite an outstanding spring training at the plate, triggering a threat of litigation from the players' association. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi, File)

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Third baseman Kris Bryant was reassigned by the Chicago Cubs to their minor league camp on Monday despite an outstanding spring training at the plate, triggering a threat of litigation from the players’ association.

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