Betts Shines at Shortstop, Treinen Injured in Dodgers' Win

Betts Shines at Shortstop, Treinen Injured in Dodgers’ Win

Los Angeles Dodgers’ Mookie Betts is transitioning smoothly to shortstop, showcasing his defensive prowess in a 7-1 victory over the Texas Rangers. Despite a minor interference error, Betts handled his grounder cleanly and went 1 for 3 at the plate. The move to shortstop was prompted by Gavin Lux’s throwing struggles.

Meanwhile, reliever Blake Treinen’s outing was cut short after a line drive struck him in the ribs. Treinen exited the game in pain but walked off the field without assistance. X-rays will determine the extent of his injury.

The Oakland Athletics, preparing for their move to Las Vegas in 2028, concluded their exhibition series against Milwaukee with a 4-2 victory. The games were played at Las Vegas Ballpark, the future home of Oakland’s Triple-A affiliate. The A’s are exploring stadium options for the 2025-27 period, including an extension in Oakland or relocation to Salt Lake City or Sacramento.

New York Yankees catcher Jose Trevino is set to make his spring debut after recovering from a calf injury. However, infielder Oswald Peraza will miss six to eight weeks due to a right shoulder strain. Peraza expressed disappointment but vowed to fight his way back.

Miami Marlins ace Sandy Alcántara has begun throwing for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery five months ago. The 28-year-old is progressing well and could be ahead of schedule in his recovery.

The Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to terms with several pre-arbitration players, including Bryson Stott, Brandon Marsh, and Cristopher Sánchez. Stott and Marsh are key contributors to the team’s offense, while Sánchez is a promising young pitcher.

The Texas Rangers have claimed José Barrero off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds. Barrero, who was the Reds’ opening-day shortstop in 2023, will provide depth to the Rangers’ infield.

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