|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.|
|Thursday, March 06, 2014|
|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|
Relief pitcher Edgmer Escalona (3/4, right shoulder inflammation) is questionable for 3/31 against Boston.
Relief pitcher DylanBundy (2/17, right elbow surgery) is out indefinitely.
Relief pitcher TroyPatton (2/5, 25-game suspension) will be eligible to return on 4/29 againstPittsburgh.
Third baseman Manny Machado (2/5, left knee surgery) isquestionable for 3/31 against Boston.
|Boston Red Sox|
Starting pitcher Jake Peavy (3/4, lacerated left index finer) is questionable for his first scheduled start.
Right fielder ShaneVictorino (3/2, right thumb surgery/strained lower back/hamstrings) isquestionable for 3/31 against Baltimore.
Starting pitcher Ryan Dempster(2/16, personal) is on the restricted list and will miss the entire season.
|Chicago White Sox|
No significant injuries.
Infielder Jose Ramirez (2/5, left thumb surgery) is questionable for 3/31 against Oakland.
Relief pitcher Frank Herrmann (2/5,right elbow surgery) is questionable for 3/31 against Oakland.
Left fielder Andy Dirks (3/4, to undergo back surgery) will miss at least three months.
Starting pitcher Justin Verlander (2/5, abdominalsurgery) is questionable for his first scheduled start.
Starting pitcher Alex White (2/5, right elbow) is questionable for his first scheduled start.
Relief pitcher Jesse Crain (2/5,right shoulder surgery) is questionable for 4/1 against the NY Yankees.
|Kansas City Royals|
Relief pitcher Luke Hochevar (3/5, sprained right elbow) is out indefinitely.
|LA Angels of Anaheim|
Right fielder Josh Hamilton (2/26, strained left calf) is questionable for 3/31 against Seattle.
Relief pitcher Sean Burnett (2/5,left elbow surgery) is questionable for 3/31 against Seattle.
Shortstop Pedro Florimon (3/3, appendectomy) is questionable for 3/31 against the Chicago White Sox.
Third baseman MiguelSano (3/1, right elbow surgery) will miss the entire season.
|New York Yankees|
Third baseman Alex Rodriguez (2/5, disciplinary) will miss the entire season.
First baseman Mark Teixeira (2/5, right wrist surgery) isquestionable for 4/1 against Houston.
Relief pitcher Fernando Rodriguez (2/22, right elbow surgery) is out indefinitely.
Relief pitcher Eric O`Flaherty (2/17, leftelbow surgery) is on the 60-day disabled list.
Starting pitcher Taijuan Walker (3/2, right shoulder inflammation) is out indefinitely.
Outfielder Franklin Gutierrez (2/13,illness) is on the restricted list and is expected to miss the entire season.Starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma (3/2, strained tendon in right middlefinger) is out indefinitely.
Relief pitcher Stephen Pryor (2/5, rightshoulder surgery) is out indefinitely.
Starting pitcher Danny Hultzen (2/5,left shoulder surgery) is expected to miss the entire season.
|Tampa Bay Rays|
Relief pitcher Juan Carlos Oviedo (2/5, right elbow surgery) is questionable for 3/31 against Toronto.
Starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson(2/5, right elbow surgery) is out indefinitely.
Starting pitcher Colby Lewis (3/4, right elbow/hip surgery) is questionable for his first scheduled start.
Catcher Geovany Soto (2/22,left ankle surgery) is questionable for 3/31 against Philadelphia.
Startingpitcher Matt Harrison (3/4, back surgery) is out indefinitely.
Relief pitcherJoseph Ortiz (2/14, left foot surgery) is on the 60-day disabled list.Starting pitcher Derek Holland (2/5, left knee surgery) is out indefinitely.
|Toronto Blue Jays|
*Starting pitcher J.A.
Happ (3/6, strained back) is questionable for his first scheduled start.
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