The Reds signed veteran left-handed pitcher Oliver Perez to a Minor League contract on Saturday and brought him into camp as a non-roster player. Perez, 36, will compete for a bullpen spot as a situational reliever.
It was a chilly Saturday morning outside the Reds Spring Training complex but that didn’t matter to the players who wanted to stop and visit with the representatives from Wilson Gloves before going inside where it was warm.
The Cubs’ projected starting five will make their first Cactus League starts next week, and Jon Lester appears to be lined up to start Opening Day.
As he tries to return to the rotation, following two-plus seasons as a reliever for the Reds, pitcher Michael Lorenzen was pleased with his first spring start.
Barring injury, the biggest battle on the position-player side of Cardinals camp this spring will play out in the outfield.
The top Brewers prospect’s tweet was short and sweet. “1st Spring Training game,” Keston Hiura wrote Friday night after collecting two hits in a split-squad win over the Giants, adding a checkmark to note another professional first in the books.
Keon Broxton helped the Brewers say welcome to the big leagues to Angels import Shohei Ohtani.
Another day in Spring Training, another move for the Pirates.
Cardinals Prospects Jack Flaherty and Jordan Hicks were among the top prospect performers on the first full day of Spring Training games.
Back in Cardinals camp as a non-roster invitee, Daniel Poncedeleon loosens up each morning eager, not anxious, to restart his big league climb.
Brewers prospects Keston Hirua and Corbin Burnes were among top prospect performers on the first full day of Spring Training games.