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  • Samardzija to miss 3 to 4 weeks of season

    Jeff Samardzija

    Giants right-hander Jeff Samardzija is expected to miss three to four weeks of the regular season with a pectoral strain, according to manager Bruce Bochy.

  • Bumgarner suffers hand fracture

    Madison Bumgarner

    Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner was struck in his pitching hand by a line drive hit by Kansas City's Whit Merrifield in the third inning Friday and was diagnosed with a left hand fracture. ESPN's Buster Olney tweeted that sources have informed him that Bumgarner will miss six to eight weeks.

  • With crowded OF mix, Toles could go to Triple-A

    Andrew Toles

    Andrew Toles hasn't started any of the Dodgers' last five games. What's up with that? "I'm thinking the same thing," said Toles, who said it's not related to his right knee, which has healed from last year's major surgery.

  • Archer likely OK after comebacker hits forearm

    Chris Archer

    Rays ace Chris Archer exited a Minor League game on Friday after a fifth-inning comebacker struck him on the right forearm, his pitching arm.

  • Cuts give O's prospect Sisco a roster spot

    Chance Sisco

    The Orioles' top catching prospect, Chance Sisco, will break camp with the big league club. Baltimore optioned fellow backstop Andrew Susac to Triple-A Norfolk on Friday, effectively ending a spring catching competition and giving Sisco a chance to start the season with Baltimore, alongside Caleb Joseph.

  • Samardzija will be shut down for a week

    Jeff Samardzija

    Avoiding a season-opening scramble for qualified starting pitching, the Giants received good news Thursday night about Jeff Samardjiza, who was found to have a strained right pectoral muscle instead of a shoulder injury.

  • Kemp in good position to make Dodgers' roster

    Matt Kemp

    Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said to not jump to any conclusions just because Matt Kemp was batting in Justin Turner's third spot in Thursday night's lineup against the Angels.

  • Souza sidelined until May with pectoral strain

    Steven Souza Jr.

    As he found himself unable to get back onto his feet in right field at Salt River Fields on Wednesday, Arizona outfielder Steven Souza Jr. couldn't help but think of the worst. It's not the worst, though his official debut in a D-backs uniform will be delayed.

  • Stroman passes test with first Grapefruit start

    Marcus Stroman

    Marcus Stroman insists he will be ready for the start of the season, but before that can become official the Blue Jays right-hander needs to pass a couple of tests. The first one took place Wednesday afternoon.

  • Cardinals' closing role still up for grabs

    Luke Gregerson

    The Cardinals will break camp with no concrete answer to their ninth-inning question. Luke Gregerson, Dominic Leone, Tyler Lyons and Bud Norris lead the list of active big league candidates. Sam Tuivailala hasn't seemed challenged by Grapefruit League play, and he brings high-90s heat. Alex Reyes lies in wait if necessary.