MLB Exhibition Seasons Gets Underway


Published on February 25 2014 6:18 am
Last Updated on February 25 2014 6:18 am
Written by Millie Lange

Cubs Set Rotation Through Five Games

(Mesa, AZ) -- The Cubs are setting their rotation for the first spring games. Jeff Samardzija starts Thursday as the team opens its new stadium. Chris Rusin gets the call Friday while Travis Wood goes Saturday afternoon. Edwin Jackson pitches Saturday night, with Jason Hammel pitching Sunday.

Cards Continue To Gear Up For Games

(Jupiter, FL) -- The Cardinals are continuing spring training workouts in Jupiter, Florida this week as the season draws near. The first game comes up Friday when the Redbirds meet the Miami Marlins at Roger Dean Stadium. St. Louis also plays the Fish Saturday afternoon in Jupiter.

White Sox' Dunn Mulls Oscars Invite

(Glendale, AZ) -- White Sox designated hitter Adam Dunn is mulling a decision to go to this Sunday's Academy Awards show in Los Angeles. Dunn is an investor in the Oscar-nominated film "Dallas Buyers Club" and even has a cameo role as a bartender. The film was produced by a friend of his.

MLB Implements Experimental Home Plate Collision Rule

(New York, NY) -- Major League Baseball is putting an experimental rule in place regarding home plate collisions for the 2014 season.  Rule 7.13 prevents runners from deviating from their direct path to the plate in order to initiate contact with the catcher. Conversely, catchers will not be allowed to block the pathway of a runner attempting to score without possession of the ball. Instant replay will be available to review potential violations of this rule.  

Tuesday, February 25 Schedule (All Times Central)

MLB Exhibition

12:05 p.m. - Florida Southern Mocs at Detroit Tigers  (at Lakeland, FL)

12:05 p.m. - Florida State Seminoles at New York Yankees  (at Tampa, FL)