Jharel Cotton took a lesson from his previous spring start - it does him no good to sit around during long innings. Cotton struck out seven and allowed a run over 5 2/3 innings, helping the Oakland Athletics beat the Milwaukee Brewers 11-1 on…
His exhilarating World Baseball Classic experience over, Edwin Diaz got back to work Sunday in preparation to start the 2017 season as the Seattle Mariners' closer. After his two innings of clutch relief in the 11-inning semifinal win over the…JOSE M. ROMERO (Associated Press)
New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz has been scratched from his next start because of tenderness in his left elbow, putting his status for opening day in doubt. ''There's a little irritation, and he's got to work that out,'' Mets general manager…BILL WHITEHEAD (Associated Press)
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi has the top of his starting rotation lined up with Masahiro Tanaka, CC Sabathia and Michael Pineda. The Yankees started spring training looking to fill two spots in the rotation, and it's still not clear what…MARK DIDTLER (Associated Press)
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- The Colorado Rockies have selected the contract of first baseman Mark Reynolds from Triple-A Albuquerque.