1st George Steinbrenner resumes his role as general partner of the Yankees following his suspension from baseball because of his dealings with gambler Howard Spira.
5th In the Cubs Cactus League opener, a 10-0 win, Cubs star Ryne Sandberg breaks a bone in his left hand when he is hit by a pitch from San Francisco’s Mike Jackson. He’ll miss the first 21 regular season games.
6th John Wetteland, Expos closer, fractures his right big toe after kicking a batting-practice screen in spring training.
10th The Giants hire Sherry Davis as public address announcer at Candlestick Park, making her the first female to hold the position in a major league ballpark.
14th The Reds announce that Schottzie 02, the St. Bernard owned by Reds president Marge Schott, is being banned from the field at Riverfront Stadium for the season.
22nd Cleveland pitchers Steve Olin and Tim Crews are killed, and Bob Ojeda is seriously injured, when the motorboat in which they are riding strikes a pier on Little Lake Nellie in Florida. Crews and Olin are the first active major leaguers to die since Thurman Munson in 1979. The Dodgers, for whom Crews played the previous six years and was very popular, will retire his #52.
27th The Marlins trade 3B Gary Scott and a player to be named to the Reds in exchange for P Chris Hammond.
The Cubs put second baseman Ryne Sandberg (broken hand) and SS Shawon Dunston (lower back rehab) on the DL. The two will miss opening day for the first time in 9 years together.
30th The Padres trade OF Darrin Jackson to the Blue Jays in exchange for outfielders Derek Bell and Stoney Briggs.
31st NL president Bill White announces his resignation, which will take place in March of next year.
The Cardinals trade P Mark Clark and SS Juan Andujar to the Indians in exchange for OF Mark Whiten. Whiten will have his best season for the Cards in ’93.