LEADING OFF: Miller plays hurt, baseball in Montreal
A look at what's happening all around spring training in Florida and Arizona on Friday:
Yankees reliever Andrew Miller will see a hand specialist in the next few days after breaking his glove-side wrist Wednesday, but the left-hander doesn't think the injury will keep him off the mound. ''I think I can work around it,'' Miller said. ''I'm not too worried, it's my right hand.''
JOUER AU BALLE!
The Toronto Blue Jays and Boston Red Sox open a two-game series at Olympic Stadium in Montreal for the third straight year of exhibitions at the Expos' former home. Nearly 192,895 fans came to the four exhibition games hosted at Olympic Stadium before the 2014 and 2015 seasons.
The Orioles are trying to convince outfielder Hyun Soo Kim to accept a demotion to Triple-A Norfolk to begin the season. Manager Buck Showalter met with the Korean outfielder for a third time on Thursday. As part of the two-year, $7 million contract Kim signed this offseason, he must consent to a minor league assignment.
SHORT STAY AT SHORTSTOP
The Cardinals are once again on the hunt for an opening-day shortstop after Ruben Tejada went down with a left quadriceps strain Thursday. Tejada was signed to fill in for the injured Jhonny Peralta. Greg Garcia - who has been battling a sore right knee himself - replaced Tejada in Thursday's game.
Brewers outfielder Rymer Liriano won't return in time for opening day because of injuries he suffered when he was hit in the face by a pitch this spring. Liriano went on the disabled list Thursday with multiple facial and nasal fractures.
Diamondbacks center fielder A.J. Pollock will play Friday against Kansas City and should be ready for the regular season. An elbow injury had limited Pollock to appearing in minor league action recently.
Triple Crown-winning jockey Victor Espinoza will throw out the first pitch when the Dodgers host the Angels at Dodger Stadium. The 5-foot-2 Espinoza won the $10 million Dubai World Cup aboard California Chrome last weekend, a nice pay day that followed his wins at the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes with American Pharoah last year.