Head2Head Sports

MenuSkip to content

Baseball

All-Star Challenge

Latest Player News

Carlos Carrasco (undisclosed) arrived at camp Friday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

Jon Berti is not considered part of the competition for the Marlins' starting second base job, Andre C. Fernandez of The Miami Herald reports.

Isan Diaz is competing with Jazz Chisholm for the starting second base job in camp, but whoever falls short in the battle will be sent to Triple-A Jacksonville, Andre C. Fernandez of The Miami Herald reports.

Austin Riley admitted that the quadriceps strain that cost him the final two games of the 2020 regular season had been bothering him much longer than that, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports. "I hate making excuses any time, but I definitely was feeling it," said Riley.

Michael Kopech will begin the year in the bullpen, Bruce Levine of 670TheScore.com reports.

Kyle Schwarber has worked this offseason to adjust his batting stance in an effort to handle balls low in the zone better, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

Ryan Tepera signed a major-league contract with the Cubs on Friday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.

Aderlin Rodriguez arrived to the Tigers' spring training facility in Florida on Friday, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

Sandy Alcantara will start Monday's spring game against the Mets, Christina De Nicola of MLB.com reports.

Garrett Richards will start Boston's second spring game Monday against Atlanta, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.

Nathan Eovaldi will start the Red Sox's spring opener against the Twins on Sunday, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.

Taylor Hearn will be stretched out this spring, but he does not yet have a defined role, Sam Blum of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Texas manager Chris Woodward indicated that Ronald Guzman could see practice reps in right field, Sam Blum of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Sergio Romo has yet to throw a bullpen session in spring training, but manager Bob Melvin confirmed Thursday it's by design and not indicative of any injury, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

A.J. Puk could face hitters in live batting practice "pretty soon" according to manager Bob Melvin, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Sean Manaea is already looking more confident and efficient with his pre-delivery movement during early bullpen sessions after some targeted offseason training, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.

Dylan Carlson diligently prepared this offseason for what should be an extended major-league opportunity in 2021 and has a chance to win a starting job ahead of Opening Day, Zachary Silver of MLB.com reports.

Austin Meadows reported to spring training having lost 10-15 pounds in his offseason training program and has caught the eye of manager Kevin Cash, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports. "I just feel good," Meadows said. "I got after it pretty hard this offseason," Meadows said. "Just to kind of go back to that form, back to that feeling that I'm light on my feet and I'm quick. Go out there and show them that I can be quick on my routes, be quick on the bases, and it feels good to kind of get back to that form."

Mike Moustakas reported to spring training fully healthy after having a season marred by multiple issues, including a quadriceps bruise, a foot contusion and a false-positive COVID test, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports. "It definitely factored into it. I'm not going to be one to sit here and make excuses for my performance on the field," Moustakas said. "If I'm on the field, that means in my mind that I'm 100 percent ready to go. Last year, I didn't play as well as I wanted to play and I think that goes from offensively, top to bottom. We didn't do as well as we wanted to do offensively."

Jose Garcia spent the offseason bulking up and working on his swing, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.