28 Feb 2015
DODGERS: Turner hoping to benefit from winter workouts - Press Enterprise
(AP) -- The Arizona Diamondbacks begin full-squad workouts with uncertainty at five of the eight non-pitching positions. That's why new manager Chip Hale uses the word ''competition'' in about every other sentence when talking about the team. Those who are a lock for the opening-day lineup - barring injury - are first baseman Paul Goldschmidt , center fielder A.J. Pollock and right fielder Mark Trumbo.
Cash to Rays as camp opens: Continue winning culture | TBO.com and The Tampa Tribune
Cashs message: Continue the winning culture. Rays president of baseball operations called Cashs meeting with the players compact and powerful. He said Cash talked about getting to work, focusing on the craft and playing as a team. Starting pitcher Alex Cobb called Cashs pre-workout speech impactful. Third baseman Evan Longoria said it was as good as it gets. The Rays also unveiled Don Zimmer Way, a path from the clubhouse to the practice field named for the former team adviser and longtime baseball man who died last June at age 83. Silverman said the idea for Zim Way came from Charlotte County. Its the path he (Zimmer) used to drive his golf cart back and forth, Silverman said. Silverman also said RHP Ronald Belisario fractured left (non-throwing shoulder) after slipping while getting out of a pool a few weeks ago.
Well see, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. He obviously had a really, really good year and that was kind of a little bit different. Weve always thought he could hit but that was maybe over-the-top good. If you did it once, you can do it again. But I think you have to kind of look at the whole career and say, What are we going to get? and still look in that range but knowing that this guy can play. Turner signed a one-year, $2.5 million contract for 2015 and committed himself to a winter program that would make him a viable option for Mattingly to play even more this year.
Detroit's Victor Martinez needs knee surgery again | HeraldNet.com - Sports
site James Andrews in Pensacola, Florida. The Tigers said an additional update will be provided then. Detroit has not announced a timetable for Martinez's return. The designated hitter, a five-time All-Star, missed the 2012 season after injuring the same knee.
Scooter Gennett helps stray dog at Brewers spring training | Big League Stew - Yahoo Sports
That's rock star status for sure, but for a short time on Thursday night, even Hank who for the purpose of this story we're going to assume checks Twitter frequently had to be wondering if there was room enough for another ballpark pup in Milwaukee. You humans are all crazy. Obviously #TheDress is #blueandblack . pic.twitter.com/mwzl5bMcYR Hank the Dog (@BrewersHank) February 27, 2015 Or maybe not. The dress, Hank? Really?