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  • 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.

  • Eickhoff out 6-8 weeks with strained right lat

    Jerad Eickhoff

    The Phillies' starting rotation remained very much in flux Friday with the announcement that right-hander Jerad Eickhoff, expected to be the team's No. 3 starter, will be out six to eight weeks with a strained lat muscle. He will begin the season on the disabled list.

  • Kemp receives praise, seen as more than platoon

    Matt Kemp

    Manager Dave Roberts wouldn't bite when asked if Matt Kemp is a lock for the club's Opening Day roster, but he offered words of praise when asked if Kemp has shown he's more than a platoon player.

  • Conforto tests swing in Minor League game

    Michael Conforto

    Mets outfielder Michael Conforto faced pitching in game action for the first time since undergoing surgery on his left shoulder in September.

  • Stroman set to throw in exhibition game

    Marcus Stroman

    Marcus Stroman is on track to pitch two innings in an exhibition game against the Canadian Junior National Team on Saturday afternoon. Meanwhile, third baseman Josh Donaldson dismissed any notion that he is dealing with an injured calf muscle.

  • Cotton diagnosed with sprained UCL

    Paul Blackburn

    A's starter Jharel Cotton will seek a second opinion after receiving unfavorable news on his sore right elbow. Cotton has been diagnosed with a sprained ulnar collateral ligament, which signifies a tear of the UCL.

  • Ichiro, Segura expect to return to action soon

    Jean Segura

    The Mariners are not worried about Jean Segura and Ichiro Suzuki. Ichiro left Wednesday's game in the first inning because of a tight right calf and Segura exited in the third inning with right hamstring tightness as a precautionary measure.

  • Eaton, Taylor 'very, very close' to return

    Adam Eaton

    Both of the Nationals' rehabbing outfielders could return to Grapefruit League action as soon as this weekend. Manager Dave Martinez would not outright reveal the team's plan, but said both left fielder Adam Eaton and center fielder Michael A. Taylor are "very, very close" to playing in games.

  • E-Rod takes big step with live BP session

    Eduardo Rodriguez

    With a strong right knee to pitch on, Red Sox left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez has turned a corner in his comeback from surgery and will pitch in a Minor League game on Wednesday.

  • Murphy (knee) still not close to game action

    Daniel Murphy

    Two weeks from Thursday, on March 29, the Nationals will begin their season in Cincinnati against the Reds. In 10 days, the Nats will wrap up their Grapefruit League schedule and depart from West Palm Beach. Yet, second baseman Daniel Murphy is still limited to taking batting practice on the field and fielding grounders on the infield hit directly to him and has not yet graduated to moving laterally.