Jon Morosi reports that that the Detroit Tigers will make all veterans available via trade if they’re still under .500 by the end of June. With the exception of the Indians, the AL Central is mostly down, or at least appeared to be over the winter, with the Royals in decline and the Twins and White Sox seemingly a few years away from contention. The Twins, however, have been fantastic and the Tigers have mostly underachieved.
Red Sox pitcher David Price is set to make his season debut for Boston on Monday at the Chicago White Sox. The 31-year-old left-hander, starting the second season of a $217 million, seven-year contact, has been recovering from a strained pitching elbow. "Excited, just to be back here," he said Thursday. "There's not a better feeling. You can't replicate it anywhere else. Price allowed nine runs — six earned — and 12 hits in 5 2/3 innings during a pair of injury rehabilitation starts at Triple-A Pawtucket. He struck out eight and walked two. "A lot of pitches, in a short amount of time. I think that is more of a test to being healthy as opposed to going out there and throwing five or six (innings)
In today's edition of the Fast Break Morning Update, the Cubs defeated the Giants 5-1 while the Fire extended their win streak to four games.