March 17, 2007

Roger Clemens was spotted throwing batting practice to one of his kids on one of the back fields of the Osceola County Sports Complex while the Yankees were taking BP. Joe Torre said he didn't feel the need to seek out Clemens and make a recruiting pitch. -- Newsday

A determination on the next move in Mark Prior's baby-step path back to the Cubs' rotation will be made today, once his arm is evaluated after a 59-pitch outing Friday in a minor-league scrimmage. -- Chicago Sun-Times

The Angels haven't decided whether they prefer Jeff Mathis or veteran Jose Molina as their backup catcher, but they have alerted other clubs that Molina might be available this month. -- Los Angeles Times

Fears that White Sox leadoff hitter Scott Podsednik might open the season on the disabled list and stay there until mid-April have eased to the point that manager Ozzie Guillen believes the veteran left fielder will be in his lineup Opening Day. -- Chicago Sun-Times

Randy Johnson is progressing well in his rehabilitation from back surgery, but the Diamondbacks still aren't sure when the Big Unit will be ready to pitch in a spring training game. -- Arizona Republic

Bernie Williams' storied Yankees' career is over. Nothing is official, but by opting to stay in Westchester instead of accepting an offer to make the club in spring training, Williams has erased a chance to join the Yankees during the regular season. -- New York Post

As of yesterday afternoon, Ruben Sierra hadn't told the Mets whether he'd accept his reassignment to minor-league camp. Sierra was in the clubhouse in street clothes yesterday, and GM Omar Minaya said there's no time limit on the offer. -- New York Post

Huston Street made $338,635 last year, not much above the major-league minimum. Sometime in the next month or two, the A's third-year closer is likely to become a multi-millionaire. Street said his representatives, Alan and Randy Hendricks, already have had some preliminary talks with general manager Billy Beane. -- San Francisco Chronicle

There's a chance that outfielder Jason Repko, sidelined a week because of a strained right groin, will start the season on the disabled list, Dodgers manager Grady Little said Friday. -- Los Angeles Times

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