Detroit Tigers center fielder Anthony Gose was sent down to the minors on Sunday, having lost the competition to be the Tigers starting center fielder after batting .237 in 16 games. It’s the latest chapter in what’s been a rough few years for Gose.
Joe Ross has shown flashes of brilliance over his young career, but injuries cut his sophomore season short. As Opening Day approaches, the Washington Nationals have a few tough decisions ahead of them before the regular season begins on April 3. Max Scherzer will start a few days later after a small setback with a finger injury.
Righty Tyler Thornburg seems a guarantee to join David Price on the disabled list to start the season. Thornburg, the biggest acquisition Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski made for the bullpen this winter, was scratched Monday because of a spasm in his upper right trapezius not a great sign for a pitcher who already had throwing shoulder issues this spring. Sox manager John Farrell told reporters in Florida the spasm was not shoulder related. But the trap, a large muscle along the neck and back, does extend to the shoulder blade.