|Phils' Hamels recovery pushed back|
|Clearwater, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels will not throw for a week after experiencing continued soreness in his left shoulder, the team's official site reported Thursday.|
|Royals' Hochevar shut down with sprained elbow|
|Surprise, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - The Kansas City Royals will likely be without pitcher Luke Hochevar for the first two months of the season because of a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.|
|Rounding Third: Syndergaard giving the Mets something to believe in|
|Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - There is a sign inside the main offices of the Sports Network that reads, "We didn't expect to be this good this fast".|
|Rangers sign Saunders|
|Surprise, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - The Texas Rangers signed pitcher Joe Saunders to a one-year contract on Wednesday.|
|Cubs add Lilly to front office staff|
|Mesa, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago Cubs today named former major league pitcher Ted Lilly as special assistant to president of baseball operations Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer.|
|Santana joins Orioles on minor league deal|
|Sarasota, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Baltimore Orioles made it official on Tuesday and signed two-time Cy Young winner Johan Santana to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.|
|Guillermo Mota announces retirement|
|Surprise, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Veteran reliever Guillermo Mota announced his retirement on Sunday.|
|Mariners' prospect Walker shut down with shoulder issue|
|Peoria, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Seattle Mariners prized prospect Taijuan Walker's status for making the Opening Day roster is in question after it was announced Friday that the right-hander will be shut down 5-to-7 seven days with shoulder inflammation.|
|Rounding Third: FOX, MLB ease up on blackout rules|
|Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - It's almost crazy that in this day and age people are still subjected to sports blackouts. Especially when you consider all the different platforms people now use to watch games.|
|Mariners sign Jesus Montero, 10 others|
|Peoria, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - The Seattle Mariners have signed 11 players to contracts for the 2014 season, including Jesus Montero.|
|Saturday, April 14, 2012|
|American League Standings|
|Tampa Bay||92||71||.564||5.5||51-30||41-41||43-33||Won 2|
|NY Yankees||85||77||.525||12.0||46-35||39-42||37-39||Won 3|
|Kansas City||86||76||.531||7.0||44-37||42-39||44-32||Won 1|
|Chicago WSox||63||99||.389||30.0||37-44||26-55||26-50||Lost 1|
|LA Angels||78||84||.481||18.0||39-42||39-42||32-44||Lost 4|
Outfielder Cody Ross (2/5, right hip surgery) is questionable for 3/22 against the LA Dodgers.
Relief pitcher Matt Reynolds(2/12, left elbow surgery) is on the 60-day disabled list.
Starting pitcherDaniel Hudson (2/5, right elbow surgery) is out indefinitely.
Relief pitcher Jonny Venters (2/5, left elbow surgery) is out indefinitely.
Infielder Tyler Pastornicky (2/5, right knee surgery) isquestionable for 3/31 against Milwaukee.
Starting pitcher Gavin Floyd (2/5,right elbow surgery) is out indefinitely.
Starting pitcher Jake Arrieta (2/15, tightness in right shoulder) is questionable for his first scheduled start.
Relief pitcher KyujiFujikawa (2/5, right elbow surgery) is out indefinitely.
Relief pitcher Jonathan Broxton (2/24, right forearm surgery) is questionable for 3/31 against St.
Starting pitcher MatLatos (2/14, left knee surgery) is questionable for his first scheduledstart.
Starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin (2/26, right shoulder inflammation) is questionable for his first scheduled start.
|Los Angeles Dodgers|
Starting pitcher Zack Greinke (3/2, strained right calf) is questionable for his first scheduled start.
Center fielder Matt Kemp(2/20, left ankle surgery) is doubtful for 3/22 against Arizona.
Reliefpitcher Scott Elbert (2/8, left elbow surgery/appendectomy) is on the 60-daydisabled list.
Starting pitcher Chad Billingsley (2/5, right elbow surgery)is out indefinitely.
No significant injuries.
Relief pitcher Tom Gorzelanny (2/5, left shoulder surgery) is questionable for 3/31 against Atlanta.
|New York Mets|
Starting pitcher Jon Niese (2/26, strained left shoulder) is questionable for his first scheduled start.
Relief pitcher Bobby Parnell(2/17, neck surgery) is questionable for 3/31 against Washington.
Startingpitcher Jeremy Hefner (2/15, right elbow surgery) is out indefinitely.
Reliefpitcher Jenrry Mejia (2/5, right elbow surgery) is questionable for 3/31against Washington.
Starting pitcher Matt Harvey (2/5, right elbow surgery)is expected to miss the entire season.
Relief pitcher Ethan Martin (3/2, strained right shoulder) is out indefinitely.
Starting pitcher Jonathan Pettibone (2/17,right shoulder inflammation) is questionable for his first scheduled start.Relief pitcher Mike Adams (2/18, right shoulder/hernia surgery) is outindefinitely.
*Starting pitcher Cole Hamels (3/6, left shoulder/bicepstendinitis) is out indefinitely.
|San Diego Padres|
*Center fielder Cameron Maybin (3/3, ruptured left biceps tendon) is expected to miss 4-6 weeks.
Third baseman Chase Headley (2/22,strained right calf) is questionable for 3/30 against the LA Dodgers.Starting pitcher Cory Luebke (2/5, left elbow surgery) will miss the entireseason.
Catcher Yasmani Grandal (2/5, right knee surgery) is questionable for3/30 against the LA Dodgers.
|San Francisco Giants|
Starting pitcher Tim Hudson (2/15, right ankle surgery) is questionable for his first scheduled start.
|St. Louis Cardinals|
Starting pitcher Jaime Garcia (2/26, left shoulder inflammation) is doubtful for his first scheduled start.
Relief pitcher JasonMotte (2/5, right elbow surgery) is out indefinitely.
Relief pitcher Erik Davis (2/13, strained right elbow) is on the 60-day disabled list.
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