MLB

Angels RHP Matt Harvey sidelined with glute strain

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels right-hander Matt Harvey will be sidelined about 10 days because of a glute strain he felt during agility drills. Harvey signed a one-year, $11 million deal with the Angels in December, looking to bounce back after last season. He went 7-9 with a 4.94 ERA in 32 games (28 starts) with the Mets and Reds last year. ...

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Royals sign lefty reliever Jake Diekman, place Hahn on 60-day DL

SURPRISE, Ariz. — The Kansas City Royals signed veteran reliever Jake Diekman to a $2.75 million, one-year contract on Wednesday that includes a mutual option for the 2020 season. The Royals made room on the 40-man roster by placing right-hander Jesse Hahn on the 60-day injured list. Hahn is still recovering from Tommy John surgery and is not expected before ...

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Matsuzaka sustains freak injury during spring training

TOKYO (AP) — Daisuke Matsuzaka has dealt with numerous arm injuries during his career as a pitcher in Major League Baseball and Japan but none quite like this. The Chunichi Dragons say Matsuzaka is experiencing pain in his right shoulder after an overzealous fan pulled his throwing arm during a fan event at spring training in Okinawa. Matsuzaka was diagnosed ...

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2019 Braves Spring Rotation Preview: Fifth starter battle provides camp intrigue

The Atlanta Braves enter spring training with a familiar group on the mound — four 2018 regular starters and a merry-go-round of young arms now considered MLB-ready. The organization features 10 starting pitchers, many of them top prospects pressing for opportunity, with big-league starting experience, excluding right-handed starter Kyle Wright who debuted as a reliever last season. Atlanta’s variety of options provide ...

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