There's a very good chance the Miami Marlins' two-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Puerto Rico will not be held there because of concerns about the Zika virus, a person familiar with the situation said Tuesday.
The Orioles on Tuesday afternoon made their expected infield roster move, placing shortstop J.J. Hardy on the disabled list with a fractured left foot and recalling infielder Ryan Flaherty from Triple-A Norfolk.
At the start of Monday's game against the visiting Colorado Rockies, the San Diego Padres boldly announced their intentions. Jon Jay lined a single to left. Wil Myers jumped on the first pitch he saw, sending a single to right and Jay to third. Matt Kemp ripped a double past all-world third baseman Nolan Arenado. Brett Wallace followed with a walk.
Removing his C/R ballcap to show a freshly shorn head of hair, his trademark reddish mop trimmed down to a more professional look, Rockies starting pitcher Eddie Butler reflected on his previous season in the big leagues.