Pierre likely to hit leadoff?

Marlins manager Mike Redmond told the Sun Sentinel Saturday that he will likely use outfielder Juan Pierre at the leadoff spot come opening day. Pierre will spend his first season back with the Marlins since 2005.

Maronde could break camp

The Angels are a pretty deep team this season with lots of young talent and that will allow some of the club’s top prospects to be brought along more slowly, reports MLB.com Saturday. Top pitching prospect Nick Maronde has a chance to make the roster out of spring training, but likely in relief. Otherwise, it ...

O'Day reaches agreement with O's

The Orioles and relief pitcher Darren O’Day agreed to a two-year, $5.8 million contract Saturday to avoid arbitration, MASNSports.com reports. The deal also includes a $4.25 million option for the 2015 season. “He’s such a dependable performer and a real top quality relief pitcher,” Baltimore vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said. “We thought ...

Moya back from Tommy John

Tigers hitting prospect Steven Moya is barely seven months recovered from ligament-replacement surgery last June, reports the Detroit News. That said, the 21-year-old is almost ready for the season. “I’m almost there,” Moya said Friday as he dressed inside the minor league clubhouse at Tigertown, where Tigers pitchers and catchers will formally begin 2013 workouts ...

Cashner making nice progress

San Diego pitcher Andrew Cashner is reportedly ahead of schedule in his recovery from offseason thumb surgery, reports MLB.com on Saturday. Cashner is three months out of the surgery and could be cleared for work on a mound by the beginning of March.

Maryland suspends senior DL Ross for '13 season

Maryland suspends senior DL Ross for ’13 season

Zimmerman ready for the spring

Washington third baseman Ryan Zimmerman has fully rehabbed and recovered from offseason shoulder surgery, reports CSN Washington Saturday. He will be monitored closely, especially early in the spring, but has been cleared for full duty by the Nationals.

Giants ink DT Shaun Rogers to cap-friendly contract

Shaun Rogers has re-signed with the Giants on a one-year $1.005 million deal that comes with a caveat: If the DT can’t stay healthy, his salary will be chopped down to size.

Gregg Williams to apply year-off lessons with Titans

What will Gregg Williams bring to the Tennessee Titans defense? The new assistant described being able to adapt on the fly.

Harvey won't have innings limit

The Mets are not expected to put any innings limitations on starting pitcher Matt Harvey this season, reports ESPN Saturday. Harvey is locked into a rotation spot with the Mets going into spring training and the regular season.