Anibal Sanchez is making a late bid to be the Detroit Tigers' fifth starter. He threw six no-hit innings in a spring training start against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday, but the Detroit Tigers went on to lose, 5-4, at LECOM Park.
Astros manager A.J. Hinch will have to wait at least one more day to get his full lineup into a Grapefruit League game.Shortstop Carlos Correa, back with the Astros after the World Baseball Classic, has midsection soreness brought on by extensive coughing.
The Texas Rangers continued their springtime tradition of agreeing to contract extensions with core members of the team by reaching an agreement with second baseman Rougned Odor on a reported six-year deal worth $49.5 million.
The bond uniting Marlins fans through all the years and fire sales and ownership maneuverings is anger. Raw, even blow-torch-hot anger. It's all many Marlins fans have, right? Which makes this story so great.
From the gutters of the independent league to the brink of the majors, Fresno Grizzlies closer James Hoyt is well traveled. And his next stop might be Houston to join the Houston Astros. Fresno catcher Tyler Heineman breaks down Hoyt's pitch repertoire, which includes a slider and split-finger fastball.
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Boise High product James Hoyt may be Astros' next dominant reliever
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