Players, Managers And Coaches Pledge Record $2.64 Million To B.A.T. During 2015 Spring Training Fundraising Tour
More than 1,400 players, coaches and managers from all 30 MLB Clubs have collectively pledged a record donation of $2,643,195 to the Baseball Assistance Team (B.A.T.) during the organization’s 13th annual Spring Training Fundraising Tour to raise money for members of the Baseball Family in need of assistance.
Holaday spent last season in Detroit as the backup to Alex Avila and played in 62 games.
Cabrera was playing in his sixth game of the spring while recovering from offseason surgery on his right ankle.
A decade removed from their most recent championship, the Chicago White Sox once again are eyeing a big season.
Every once in a while, Ned Yost will spin a story about his days on Bobby Cox’s bench with the Atlanta Braves, back when the organization was winning NL pennants by the fistful.
Long before any of that major league money starts landing in their bank accounts, most players are in a similar predicament as everyone else in the regular workforce.
Price struggled, allowing eight hits and two runs in 4.1 innings, while also walking a batter, striking out seven and stranding seven baserunners.
Price told reporters Friday that he was so sure Verlander would be starting on Opening Day that Price told his family members to schedule their trip to Detroit for the second game of the season.
The choice comes as a bit of a surprise considering Justin Verlander has started Opening Day each of the last seven seasons.
The two most venerable starting pitchers for the Tigers had a little Twitter fun at the expense of manager Brad Ausmus on Friday morning.