- With JJ Watt's 85 MPH pitch, the season was underway. The Astros beat the Rangers 8-2. Rick Ankiel hit a 3-run homer off of
LGFTDerek Lowe. Erik Bedard pitched well in relief. (More on them below)
- Alex White might need Tommy John surgery. He was the first Indians prospect I followed from the day he was drafted (Pomeranz was the 2nd). So I don't like this news. (Or the Ubaldo trade. Yet.)
- How's that curious chain of offseason moves working out for you, Arizona?
#Dbacks place INF Willie Bloomquist, OF Adam Eaton, INF Didi Gregorius, OF Cody Ross on 15-day DL.— MLBRosterMoves (@MLBRosterMoves) March 31, 2013
- As expected, Ryan Raburn was promoted to the Indians roster, David Huff was DFA'd and Frank Herrmann was DL'd. And...
#Indians re-assign Matt Capps, Jerry Gil, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Omir Santos, Luis Hernandez, Matt Carson to Triple-A Columbus.— MLBRosterMoves (@MLBRosterMoves) March 31, 2013
- As was reported in the prior days, Tyler Colvin was sent to the minors by Colorado. If Antonetti didn't already obtain Swisher, Stubbs and Bourn, I'd say we should be all over this one.
#Rays select contracts of RHP Jamey Wright, 1B Shelley Duncan, RHP Juan Carlos Oviedo and place Oviedo on 60-day DL.— MLBRosterMoves (@MLBRosterMoves) March 31, 2013
- Rick Ankiel and Erik Bedard made the Astros roster. I wanted to link to Ankiel's throws vs Colorado in 2008, but all links to mlb.com's video of it are now broken.
- The 2013 Indians MILB rosters are here.
Everyone seated? Travis Hafner scratched from today's game with what the Yankees describe as "stiffness." more details to come, obviously— Erik Boland (@eboland11) March 30, 2013