2013 February

4thThe Astros trade Jed Lowrie and Fernando Rodriguez to the A’s for Chris Carter, Brad Peacock and Max Stassi.  Lowrie will take over the shortstop spot and hit .249. Carter will lead the AL in strikeouts.

24thIn a 2-0 spring training loss to the Tigers, their first game of the spring, the Yankees Curtis Granderson breaks his arm when he is struck by a pitch from A.J. Happ.  Granderson won’t play until mid-May.