Spring Training Notes from Friday, March 13th and Saturday, March 14th

Here are today’s and yesterday’s top stories from Spring Training.

Texas Rangers RHP Yu Darvish will undergo UCL reconstruction surgery after spraining his UCL.  The injury was originally thought to be tightness in his right triceps, but after looking at the MRI, the true extent of the injury was revealed. Texas was plagued by injuries last year, and this year isn’t looking much better.

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Spring Training Notes for March 11th

-The Los Angeles Dodgers have reportedly made an offer to Cuban infield prospect Hector Olivera, according to Robert Murray of MLB Daily Rumors. Olivera is one of the last major names on the board, if not the last major name on the board. Things are apparently “heating up”. This comes less than 24 hours after Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports reported that the San Diego Padres had an offer on the table worth $50 million. The Atlanta Braves had reportedly also been in contact with Olivera’s camp.

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Spring Training Notes from March 9th

Here are the top stories from Spring Training today.

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee announced today that his career may end if he needs elbow surgery. The end of Lee’s career would mark the end for one of this century’s best pitchers. Lee has gone 143-91 over his career, posting a 3.52 ERA over 13 years.
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Spring Training notes from March 7th

*Weekend update music plays* Good evening, I’m Will from Piece of the Plate. Here are tonights top stories from Spring Training.

-The long and winding road of problems for the Texas Rangers just won’t let up. After leaving his start with what was thought to be a minor triceps scare, multiple reports have determined that ace pitcher Yu Darvish has sprained his UCL and will in all likelihood undergo season ending surgery. If he doesn’t, he’ll rest for at least four months. Texas has already lost star prospect Jurckison Profar to season ending shoulder surgery, so this would qualify as another big blow. In 2014, the Rangers were absolutely plagued by injuries, as the amount of games missed by players on the DL went over 2000. Continue reading

Spring Training Notes from March 6th

Here are today’s notes from Spring Training.

San Francisco Giants OF Hunter Pence broke his forearm yesterday after being hit on the arm by a pitch thrown by Chicago Cubs pitching prospect Corey Black. Pence spoke to the media on Friday, and told them that “You control what you can control. These things happen. It’s part of the game.” (per ESPN) The injury will end his streak of 383 consecutive games played in. Continue reading

Spring Training Notes for March 1st

We’ve passed a milestone in the waiting process – today brings the first day of March, which brings us one month closer to opening day. But before we get there, many drills have to be performed, many players have to be sent down or called up, lineups and rotations and bullpens have to be configured and spring training games have to be played. So for now, here are today’s notes. Continue reading