ST Daily: A-Rod Returns

ST Daily: A-Rod Returns
D.J. Short recaps A-Rod's return to action and provides updates on Mike Minor and Josh Hamilton in Thursday's ST Daily.
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Cubs signed LHP Phil Coke to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Coke drew interest from the Rangers, Royals, and Blue Jays over the last few weeks, but none of those teams were apparently willing to offer him a guaranteed major league deal. The 32-year-old left-hander posted a 3.88 ERA and 41/20 K/BB ratio in 58 innings last season with the Tigers. He's still pretty effective when used strictly against left-handed hitters, so it's a decent early-spring grab for Chicago.
Mar 5 - 10:08 AM

Bruce Rondon (elbow) will throw one more live batting practice session before getting into a Grapefruit League game.

That's what manager Brad Ausmus told reporters Thursday morning. Rondon underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last March, but he is aiming to make the active Opening Day roster and seems to be on track. The hard-throwing right-hander could factor into the mix at closer this season in Detroit if Joe Nathan and Joakim Soria don't rebound.
Mar 5 - 10:06 AM

Hank Conger has some minor soreness in his left wrist.

He'll be held out of Grapefruit League games for a couple of days, but the expectation is that Conger will see some action at catcher over the weekend. The 27-year-old projects to be an active backup this season to Astros starter Jason Castro.
Mar 5 - 9:55 AM

Suk-min Yoon has returned to South Korea.

Yoon scored a three-year, $5.75 million deal from the Orioles last February, but the Korean right-hander posted a rough 5.74 ERA in 95 2/3 innings at the Triple-A level in 2014 and has apparently now ended his pursuit of a major league career. Or at least put it on hold for a bit. The 28-year-old had two years left on his agreement with the O's.
Mar 5 - 9:48 AM

Miguel Cabrera (foot) is running at 72 percent of his body weight on an anti-gravity treadmill.

Once he gets to 80 percent, Cabrera will be cleared to run outside and field groundballs. The veteran slugger has been hitting for weeks in Tigers camp and still has a good shot at making the Opening Day lineup. Cabrera is recovering from October surgery to remove painful bone spurs from his right ankle and repair a stress fracture in his right foot.
Mar 5 - 9:24 AM

Josh Harrison told reporters Thursday morning that his left ankle injury is "a little minor."

Harrison was pulled from Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Blue Jays after rolling his left ankle. But he caught himself before he turned it too severely and should be back in action by early next week. The 2014 National League All-Star will open the 2015 season as the Pirates' starting third baseman.
Mar 5 - 9:14 AM

Dan Haren acknowledged to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman that he is no longer considering retirement.

Haren threatened to hang up his cleats for good back in November if the Dodgers traded him somewhere away from the West Coast, but he didn't follow through with that after being dealt in December to the Marlins. "I'm here," he said from Jupiter, Florida on Wednesday. The veteran right-hander posted a decent 4.02 ERA and 1.18 WHIP with 145 strikeouts in 186 innings last season for Los Angeles and should carry mixed-league fantasy value with Miami.
Source: CBS Sports
Mar 5 - 9:07 AM

Randy Choate dropped several pounds over the winter.

"I got a good month and half of working out and I could definitely see my body trim up," the veteran reliever told Brian Stull of STL Baseball Weekly. "It’s not like all of a sudden I’m going to look like [Matt] Holliday by any means, but it’s definitely better shape for me." Choate had an ugly 4.50 ERA in 2014, but he held left-handed batters to a .093/.205/.147 slash line. He needs to be used strictly as a lefty specialist in 2015.
Mar 5 - 8:58 AM
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