Russell Wilson will trade his Seattle Seahawks uniform for a Texas Rangers one on Saturday, as the two-time Super Bowl quarterback is scheduled to join the club in Surprise, Ariz.
For the third time in four years, the championship game of the USA Baseball National High School Invitational will feature two teams from California.
Give Jake Peavy credit for constantly trying to adjust. At 33 years old and at this point in his career, the Giants right-hander’s fastball isn’t what it used to be. But whose is at an advanced baseball age? Just ask Justin Verlander and Tim Lincecum.
In his penultimate Cactus League outing, Madison Bumgarner threw 92 pitches over six scoreless innings, allowing just two hits and striking out 11.
After using his first two spring starts to focus on specific pitches, John Lackey met with catcher Yadier Molina on Friday morning, asking him to call the game as he would in the regular season. What followed was a seven-inning performance from Lackey that the Cardinals would certainly take in such a setting.
Matt Harvey didn’t let his 26th birthday celebration linger on Friday. The Mets’ ace waited out a brief rain delay before setting a new high of 80 pitches in his 4 1/3-inning, one-run outing against the Cardinals.
D-backs right-hander Jeremy Hellickson said Friday he’s feeling better after missing his last start due to a tired arm. He’ll start again Saturday against the Royals.
If Friday was indeed the final chance for Carlos Martinez to make his case to the Cardinals that he should earn the final spot in their rotation, the right-hander went out with a flourish, closing with what he considered his best outing of the spring.
Now that he’s moved to the Midwest, Joe Maddon knows there’s some buzz about the National League Central being the new American League East, and he can’t wait to check it out for himself. He insists he’d love nothing better than for the next five years to be regular battles between his Cubs and opponents regarded as the teams to beat in the NL.