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Prospect Armenteros to start Grapefruit opener
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Right-hander Rogelio Armenteros will start the Astros’ Grapefruit League opener on Friday against the Nationals at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, manager A.J. Hinch said Wednesday morning.

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Font to start building case in spring opener
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With a handful of pitchers looking to position themselves well on the Dodgers’ depth chart behind the five who will make up the rotation, Wilmer Font sees Friday as a big day in his spring audition.

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Wheeler to start spring opener vs. Braves
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Perhaps no one’s status in Mets camp is more tenuous than that of Zack Wheeler, who could end up in the rotation, the bullpen or off the roster altogether. With that as his backdrop, Wheeler will kick off the Mets’ Grapefruit League schedule when he starts Friday against the Braves at First Data Field.

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'Way better' Felix off to encouraging start
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It’s a long way until Opening Day, but the Mariners like what they’ve seen from Felix Hernandez in his first two mound sessions of Spring Training. Hernandez was among the final group of eight pitchers to throw their second bullpen sessions of the spring on Tuesday, and the 31-year-old was encouraged by the results as […]

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Flaherty to start Cardinals' Grapefruit opener
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The Cardinals will tab rookie right-hander Jack Flaherty to start their Grapefruit League opener Friday against the Marlins.

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Cash: Rays to start season with 4-man rotation
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Kevin Cash told reporters on Sunday that the team will go with a four-man rotation at the start of the season.

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Should Acuna start with Braves? He thinks so
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Weighing the short- and long-term benefits, it seems quite obvious that the Braves will wait until the latter portion of April to bring Ronald Acuna to the Major League level. But that doesn’t mean the elite prospect won’t spend the next six weeks doing whatever he can to further enhance the excitement regarding his eventual […]

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Garcia being stretched out to start
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Perhaps the Marlins have two rotation openings, instead of three. A strong frontrunner has emerged for the third spot. On Thursday, manager Don Mattingly said left-hander Jarlin Garcia, who led the team in appearances as a reliever last year, is being built up to start.

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Rodney reports, ready to start on a high note
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After missing the first day of camp to attend to an undisclosed personal matter, Twins closer Fernando Rodney arrived at Hammond Stadium on Thursday and will throw his first official bullpen on Friday.

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Several Royals vying to start in center field
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Royals manager Ned Yost is adamant that no one, not even Paulo Orlando, has the inside track for the center-field job.

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Tulo could miss start of spring with bone spur
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The Blue Jays intend to take a “conservative” approach with shortstop Troy Tulowitzki because of a chronic condition in his right heel that has resulted in a “flared up” bone spur.

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Kershaw to make Dodgers-record 8th OD start
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Dodgers manager Dave Roberts accidentally announced the obvious on Tuesday, that Clayton Kershaw would be Los Angeles’ Opening Day starter.

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