Kevin Gausman threw just one inning against the Tigers on Thursday and gave up a two-run homer.
Gausman came in for the eighth, and he would have pitched the bottom of the ninth as well, except the game was over. We're assuming this was just about rearranging Gausman's schedule a bit. Even though the Orioles have six starters with Ubaldo Jimenez throwing better, Gausman is likely to be a part of the rotation.
Victor Martinez homered off the Orioles' Kevin Gausman in Thursday's win.
Martinez was playing for the second straight day and making his third start at DH since returning from knee surgery last week. He's 2-for-10.
David Freese will be out for the next couple of days with a hyperextended left elbow.
Freese suffered the injury Wednesday in a collision. He told reporters that he's not concerned about it affecting his readiness for the Angels' season-opener. The third baseman is 11-for-39 (.282) with a homer and seven RBI in 14 games this spring.
Marc Krauss (back) aims to return to action Friday.
Krauss has been out of the Angels' Cactus League lineup for the last four days with back discomfort, but he felt fine while hitting in camp Thursday. The 27-year-old was off to a pretty good start in his bid for a bench spot, batting .500 (9-for-18) in 13 spring games.
Yankees released RHP Jared Burton.
Burton strained his lat on March 19, ending any outside shot he had at making the Yankees' Opening Day roster. He was in camp on a non-guaranteed minors deal.
Daniel Murphy (hamstring) ran Thursday without issue.
He also made it through some light baseball drills on Wednesday. Murphy pulled his hamstring a week ago but seems likely to be fine for the start of the season.
White Sox manager Robin Ventura admitted Thursday that David Robertson has battled some forearm soreness this spring.
That might help explain Robertson's 7.71 Cactus League ERA. Ventura added that he's not concerned about the $46 million closer being ready for Opening Day, but this is obviously something to monitor. Robertson had a 3.08 ERA with 39 saves and a 96/23 K/BB ratio in 64 1/3 innings last season with the Yankees. Zach Putnam and Jake Petricka are presumably next in line for saves in Chicago, though they're not worth grabbing yet in non-holds leagues.
Christian Vazquez (elbow) expressed confidence Thursday that he will be ready for the season-opener.
Vazquez has appeared in just one game since March 13 due to elbow soreness, but he threw to bases Thursday in Red Sox camp and felt good. Boston's young starting catcher will play in a minor league game Friday.