- Heyman lists the most likely landing spots for Lohse here, and Cleveland is #2 on the list.
- Ken Rosenthal profiles Shin-Soo Choo and uncovers some awesome details about Choo–Antonetti encounters.
- The White Sox acquired 3B Conor Gillaspie from the Giants for RHP Jeff Soptic—and DFA'd LGFT and #NewCanzler Lars Anderson. I had no idea the White Sox even had Lars Anderson.
- Victor Martinez returned to the field for the first time since 2011 and promptly was hit by a pitch. Keep grinding, says Eric.
- Curtis Granderson was also hit by a pitch this weekend. The JA Happ delivery fractured his forearm and he will be out until the first week of May, at least.
- Mike Pelfrey is exciting the Twins. It's a cheap signing we could have made, so it will be interesting how this one pans out.
- Remember John Maine? He's trying to make it with the Marlins. So that they can trade him to Toronto.
- Bastian, with some Brett Myers quotes:
on transition from reliever in 2012 to starter this year: "It's not really a transition at all." Has started plenty in career.
on why Astros put him in bullpen last year: "You'd have to call them. I still don't know."
- Our old buddy Castro takes a look at Brett Lawrie and how LGFT Mark DeRosa plans on helping him.
- RUSSELL MARTIN WILL NOT CATCH ROSS DETWILER IN THE WBC. (for a number of reasons)
- Ryan Raburn Tweets:
Ryan Raburn, who Francona mentioned to Antonetti as a target his first day on the job with the Indians, has homered twice in two days.— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) February 23, 2013
Reds just got Raburned again. Ryan Raburn launches his 3rd home run of the spring. Indians up 13-10 in the 9th inning.— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) February 23, 2013
Mr. Spring: Ryan Raburn. twitter.com/MLBastian/stat…— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) February 23, 2013
The Pirates sign RHP Jose Contreras to Minor League deal with invite to Major League #SpringTraining