rd The White Sox are given permission to use a semi-designated hitter in training camp. With home club permission, clubs will be allowed to use a designated pinch hitter twice in the same game.
9th in Tampa, Reds LH pitcher Ted Davidson is shot twice by his estranged wife, Mary. One shot hits him in the right shoulder and the other on the left side of the abdomen. He will be on the critical list but return to limited action in June.
16th In one of the highest scoring spring training games ever, the Red Sox tally ten earned runs in the 9th inning to upend the Mets, 23–18. Boston outhits the Mets 23 to 17 and Jim Lonborg is the eventual winner over Jack Hamilton.
24thThe Astros trade infielder Sandy Alomar to the Mets for infielder Derrell Griffith.
30th The Dodgers Willie Davis suffers a broken bone in his ankle that will hamper his performance throughout the season.