MLB/MLBPA panel is deadlocked over whether Josh Hamilton should be sent to rehab.
Hamilton's fate rested in the hands of four people, and the votes were split on whether or not to send the former All-Star to rehab. Hamilton was known to have failed at least six drug tests as a minor leaguer and was suspended from baseball from 2004 to 2006. He is in the third year of a five-year, $125 million deal and the Angels are hoping that he is on the field. He has been a bust since inking this contract and he is worth no more than a last round draft pick, especially with this relapse news. Analysis: Colby Conway
Charlie Blackmon was not in the lineup Wednesday due to slight abdominal pain.
It's Spring Training, so there's no need to make guys play through any injuries at the moment. Blackmon's injury appears to be very minor, probably just a tweak of the muscle or soreness, and the fact that he took batting practice prior to the game further cements the notion that the injury is nothing to worry about. But, given the Rockies plethora of injury prone players, it wouldn't be a surprise for Colorado to hold Blackmon out for another day or two just to be safe. Analysis: Ben Diamond