The Marlins are reportedly looking for a new third baseman following starter Martin Prado suffering a right hamstring injury during Venezuela's World Baseball Classic game on Wednesday. MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports that the injury is a 'grade 1 hamstring strain' and a 'slight upper right calf strain'. Free agent Brett Lawrie is a possible candidate.
Matt den Dekker led the charge for the Marlins as they outlasted the Mets 7-5 in their Sunday afternoon spring training game as he blasted two solo home runs and Jose Urena pitched a shutout game until the fifth inning. Miami has 12 games left in their spring training slate including two more games against New York.
Tim Healey put together this profile about reliever Dustin McGowan's spring training, his success, and finding stability with the Marlins.
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Yesterday it was revealed that Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis will be out four to five weeks due to serious shoulder inflammation. The 29-year-old Kipnis has already received a second opinion on his shoulder but has been cleared to continue his strengthening program in one week.
The Royals made two transactions over the weekend as they have released righty reliever Brandon League, according to Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star and traded first baseman Brandon Dulin to the White Sox for a player to be named later or cash, per Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune.
USA Today's Bob Nightengale writes that Team USA has found their identity at the World Baseball Classic.