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  • Braves phenom Acuna sent down

    Ronald Acuna

    Ronald Acuna Jr. will not break camp with the Braves' big league club. The team reassigned the phenom, MLB Pipeline's No. 2 overall prospect, to Minor League camp after Monday's 6-0 win over the Blue Jays, though Acuna did not play in the game.

  • Lynn boosts pitch count with 4 IP in Minors game

    Lance Lynn

    Right-hander Lance Lynn got in his work in a four-inning Minor League intrasquad game on a back field at the Twins' complex on Sunday. He said he felt good afterward and he expects to pitch again in five days.

  • Cespedes singles, feels 'great' in lineup return

    Yoenis Cespedes

    Yoenis Cespedes "felt great" Monday in his return to the lineup following a cortisone shot in his sore right wrist, according to a team spokesman. Appearing for the first time since March 11, Cespedes finished 1-for-3 with a single in the Mets' 2-0 loss to the Astros, playing six innings in left field.

  • Long-awaited rotation of Mets' Fab 5 in sight

    Steven Matz

    For years, the Mets craved a single rotation turn featuring Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Zack Wheeler, Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz. It might never have happened if not for Jason Vargas' decision to undergo surgery this week on his fractured right hand.

  • Ellsbury won't be ready for Opening Day

    Jacoby Ellsbury

    The Yankees will likely be without outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury for their season opener in Toronto, as manager Aaron Boone told's Bryan Hoch on Monday that Ellsbury is not expected to be ready for Opening Day.

  • Cole to make roster, Hellickson not being rushed

    A.J. Cole

    The Nationals will not have to rush right-hander Jeremy Hellickson if he is not ready to break camp on Sunday, when the team returns to Washington. General manager Mike Rizzo gave no assurances, saying only that Hellickson would be in competition for the fifth starter's spot, which includes A.J. Cole and top pitching prospect Erick Fedde.

  • Nats close to ruling out Murphy for Opening Day

    Daniel Murphy

    The Nationals are "not quite there" to rule second baseman Daniel Murphy (right knee) out for Opening Day, but general manager Mike Rizzo said on Monday they are just about to, considering the timetable it would take for him to return.

  • Realmuto 'very confident' he'll be ready for OD

    J.T. Realmuto

    Despite missing more than a week with a bruised lower back, Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto remains upbeat that he will be ready for Opening Day.

  • Altuve agrees to 5-year extension

    Jose Altuve

    Astros superstar second baseman Jose Altuve agreed to a five-year extension worth $150 million that begins in 2020, has learned.