Keon Broxton Headshot

Keon Broxton was arrested in Tampa. Florida on Thursday night on misdemeanor trespassing charges. Police say he was "extremely intoxicated" and had "visible injuries to his face" at the time of the arrest.

Added 11/04/16 8:58 am (EST)   Source
At 3:26am, this looks to be the case of a drunk 26 year old just not listening. Police asked him to leave the scene, then found him a few blocks away and again asked him to leave. He then walked back towards the area again which caused the arrest. There are also reports of him yelling at the police while drunk. Broxton had nine home runs and 22 stolen bases last season, and considered a favorite to be the Brewers' starting center fielder in 2017.
Ross Detwiler Headshot

Detwiler, a non-roster invitee to spring training who spent time with the A's last season, developed a cutter this offseason, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. "It's just another look, all my pitches fade off arm-side so I have something going the other way," Detwiler said. "It puts something in the hitters' heads, they can't necessarily dive out."

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After tossing eight scoreless frames in his Oakland debut last Aug. 11, Detwiler struggled the rest of the way, finishing the 2016 campaign with a 6.10 ERA and 1.60 WHIP over 48.2 innings. The 32-year-old decided to add a cutter to his arsenal this offseason at the encouragement of A's coaches Curt Young and Scott Emerson and has had some early success with it in bullpens this spring. Bruce Maxwell, who's caught the veteran in those sessions, has noted the pitch has "got late break to it" and could be key in Detwiler's quest for a roster spot. The veteran southpaw is scheduled to make his Cactus League debut in Saturday's opener against the Cubs following starter Jesse Hahn.
James Pazos Headshot

Pazos, a hard thrower who arrived in Seattle via trade on Nov. 18, could stick as a left-handed relief option out of the bullpen with a strong spring, Owen Perkins of reports. "Pazos, being left-handed, would be a nice fit for us, if it clicks there," manager Scott Servais said Thursday. "You always get excited by power."

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The 25-year-old southpaw spent five seasons in the Yankees organization, whiffing an impressive 243 batters over 215.1 innings in his minor league career. He hasn't fared anywhere near as well in multiple major league stints, however, generating a 5.40 ERA and 1.68 WHIP in 8.1 frames between the 2015 and 2016 seasons. Pazos' impressive stuff is somewhat sabotaged by his command, an area that he's trying to hone in on this spring in an effort to secure a spot as a lefty specialist out of the bullpen.
Scott Kazmir Headshot

Kazmir, according to pitching coach Rick Honeycutt, looked far better in his second live bullpen session Friday, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports.

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The veteran has been working on his mechanics this spring, so the improvement serves as a positive sign. Kazmir is coming off his first season with the Dodgers, in which he posted a 4.56 ERA and an 8.9 K/9 over 26 starts and periodically dealt with neck/back issues. The 33-year-old was shut down last September with intercostal spasms, but he seems to be at full strength as Opening Day approaches.
Jose Torres Headshot

Torres will be one of several pitchers competing for one of the Padres' remaining bullpen spots this spring, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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The 23-year-old lefty played across five levels in 2016, but the majority of his work came at the High-A and Double-A levels where he finished with a collective 2.21 ERA and 9.0 K/9 over 61.2 innings. Torres will have to earn his spot in the bullpen with a strong spring, but the fact that he is a southpaw and is already on the 40-man roster bode well for his chances at making the cut.
Kyle Schwarber Headshot

Schwarber will bat leadoff for the Cubs this season, Bruce Levine of CBS Chicago reports.

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He had been the frontrunner for the spot this offseason, but it was finally confirmed Friday. The strategy for manager Joe Maddon here is to bat Kris Bryant second and Anthony Rizzo third, thus forcing pitchers to face a deadly trio. It's unclear who will take over on Schwarber's off days, but Ben Zobrist, Albert Almora, and Addison Russell have been mentioned as options. Schwarber, meanwhile, will have an immediate chance to contribute after missing nearly the entire 2016 season with a torn ACL and MCL.
Mason Melotakis Headshot

Melotakis (oblique) has shown improvement, but is not yet throwing, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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The 25-year-old was held out of pitching activities this week, a trend which could continue in the coming days. Melotakis is competing for a spot in the Twins' bullpen after registering a 2.97 ERA and a 42:12 K:BB ratio last season with Double-A Chattanooga.
Hyun-Jin Ryu Headshot

Ryu was impressive in throwing a live batting practice session Friday, Ken Gurnick of reports.

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Pitching coach Rick Honeycutt said he saw "no negatives" and that Ryu should be ready to pitch in a game next. The team hasn't decided whether it will be a simulated or Cactus League game, but it's great news either way. Ryu is expected to be ready to rejoin the rotation by Opening Day, as he attempts to return to his prior form.
Jairo Diaz Headshot

Diaz (elbow) threw a bullpen session Friday, his first since undergoing Tommy John surgery this offseason, Nick Groke of The Denver Post reports.

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Diaz progressed steadily through rehab this winter, and bullpen coach Darren Holmes noted the young reliever "looks healthy." The 25-year-old started strong in the Rockies' bullpen last year, posting a 2.37 ERA over 21 games before being sidelined with an elbow injury. Diaz is on pace for a return closer to May, but this is a positive step on the road back.
Hunter Pence Headshot

Pence (side) is in the lineup for Friday's spring training opener against the Reds, CSN Bay Area reports.

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Pence was dealing with an intercostal injury, but he and the organization downplayed it over the past couple of weeks. With his name popping up in the starting lineups, it appears that there was nothing to worry about regarding the minor injury. Pence has had serious injuries derail his 2015 and 2016 seasons, so he is no longer the model of good health he used to be in his younger days, but it sounds like the eccentric outfielder is healthy heading into the 2017 season.
Bronson Arroyo Headshot

Arroyo missed Friday's workout due to flu-like symptoms, Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Arroyo, who also turned 40 on Friday, is competing for a spot in the Cincinnati rotation after signing a minor league contract this offseason. The veteran right-hander played eight seasons with the Reds from 2006 to 2013, but missed the entirety of last season with a shoulder injury. Expect him back on the mound soon.
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