UPDATES & NEWS
Updated: Yoenis Cespedes (shoulder) threw on Monday with no reported problems.
The Athletics believe the oft injured one will be able to play in the outfield and not just be forced to DH. In 53 games in the second half he's hit .268 with 11 homers and 37 RBIs, a slight improvement over his work in the first half (.225-15-43 in 94 more at-bats).ANALYST: Ray Flowers
Ravens announce extension for cornerback Jimmy Smith.
The deal is said to give him an average of just under $10 million per year. Smith was heading into the final year of his rookie contract – a reported $6.9 million option that the team picked up before last season. Considering his level of play and contributions on defense, it would have been quite the bargain but probably would have left a bad taste in the cornerback's mouth. He should be all smiles though heading into camp now with a new deal. Analysis: Howard Bender
Mirza Teletovic is listed as probable for Wednesday.
Teletovic was diagnosed with bilateral pulmonary embolus, meaning he had blood clots in his lungs. He hasn't played since January 22nd, but he looks like he will be on the court for Wednesday's game. It would be surprising to see him play a full workload of minutes seeing as its been three months since he's last played. Regardless, his return would be a nice emotional boost to his team. Analysis: Colby Conway