2017 March

1stThe Mariners acquire P Chase De Jong from the Dodgers in exchange for minor leaguers Drew Jackson and Aneurysm Zabala.

2nd     The Nationals sign free agent P Joe Blanton to a 1-year contract.

7thCC Sabathia makes his spring training debut and pitches a solid outing. The Yankees rally to beat the Rays, 7-6, with a 3-run 10thinning. Tyler Wade drives in the winning run.

11th    The Mariners trade switch pitcher Pat Venditte to the Phillies for OF Joey Carlotta. Venditte will spend the season in the minors before becoming a free agent and signing a minor league contract with the Dodgers.

17thThe Yankees move to 16-5 in the Grapefruit League with a 3-0 no-hitter over the Tigers.  Masahiro Tanaka combines with two relievers for the win. Going into the game, Gary Sanchez was hitting .387 with 4 homers, while Greg Bird was at .452 with 4 homers and 5 doubles.  Topping them all was Gleyber Torres at .452.

22nd   The United States defeats Puerto Rico, 8-0, to win its first World Baseball Classic. Blue Jays P Marcus Stroman is named the tournament’s MVP.

28th   The White Sox send OF Peter Bourjos to the Rays for a player to be named.

The Phillies trade P Alec Asher to the Orioles for cash.