0 – Number of days until pitchers and catchers report
46– Number of days until Opening Day
California Winter League
Tuesday was Championship Tuesday at the CWL
The Coachella Valley Snowbirds faced the Palm Springs Chill in the championship game of the California Winter League! Seafth Howe started strong for the Snowbirds tossing three scoreless innings. Howe went a complete season without allowing an earned run. The Snowbirds put two runs up in the bottom of the first and scratch across one more run in the bottom of the seventh. That was enough for the Snowbirds to claim the 2013 CWL title with a 3-2 victory!
Clayton Kershaw doesn't want contract negotiations to drag into the season. Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said last week that there is "mutual interest" in getting something done, but it appears that nothing will get done soon. Kershaw is under team control through 2014.
Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said Tuesday that using Hyun-Jin Ryu as a reliever is unlikely. The Dodgers have eight starters for five rotation spots, but Ryu's spot was basically guaranteed after the Dodgers signed him to a big contract this offseason. Chad Billingsley, Chris Capuano, Aaron Harang and Ted Lilly will battle for the final spot in the rotation.
Ryan Madson (elbow) had an MRI on Tuesday. The Angels are hopeful that Madson is just dealing with general soreness following Tommy John surgery, but they wanted him to get the MRI just to make sure nothing else is going on.
THIS DAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY: 1987 - Jack Morris was awarded the highest salary ever given to a pitcher by arbitration. The Tigers had to pay the Morris $1.85 million for his services next season. Morris went on to post an 18-11 record along with an ERA of 3.38 for the AL East Division champions.