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Astros Organization Report

Brian McTaggart -Premium Content

There is perhaps no bigger hurdle for a pitcher making the long return from surgery than climbing back onto the mound for the first time, an obstacle righthander Jared Gothreaux cleared March 5. Gothreaux, who went 3-8, 4.29 in 86 innings at Triple-A Round Rock last year before having surgery to repair a tendon in his elbow last August, pitched one inning with a walk in the Astros' 4-3 spring-training loss to the Phillies in Clearwater.

Majors | #2006#Houston Astros#Organization Reports

Marlins Organization Report

Mike Berardino -Premium Content

Brett Hayes made a quick impression in his first professional season. Unfortunately, bad luck kept the catcher from doing the same in his first big league training camp. Hayes, 22, broke the hamate bone in his left wrist while swinging through a pitch during an intrasquad scrimmage early in camp. He was expected to miss four to six weeks, and he was hoping it would be closer to the short end of that projection.

Majors | #2006#Florida Marlins#Organization Reports

Angels Organization Report

Bill Shakin -Premium Content

The Angels had their share of stars in the World Baseball Classic, including Bartolo Colon pitching for the Dominican Republic and Francisco Rodriguez for Venezuela. They also had Michael Collins catching for Australia. He did not start for Australia and isn't close to the major leagues, but the Angels have high hopes for him.

Majors | #2006#Los Angeles Angels#Organization Reports

A’s Acquire Tadano From Tribe

Jim Callis -

The first Japanese player signed by the Indians and once hailed as one of the organization's best pitching prospects, Kazuhito Tadano never found his niche with Cleveland. Designated for assignment on Saturday, he was traded Tuesday to the Athletics for outfield prospect Ramon Alvarado.

Majors | #2006#Trade Central

Piecing Together The Puzzle

Chris Kline -

When it comes to putting together rosters at the end of spring training, every decision leads to more decisions, and a move on the major league roster could make a difference in who heads to high Class A. We take a look at what factors go into the decisions, and how they're received by the players when the rosters are posted.

Minors | #2006#Season Preview

A’s Get Dominguez In Three-Way Deal

Jim Callis -

In a three-team deal, Juan Dominguez goes to the Athletics; Freddie Bynum goes to the Cubs; and John Rheinecker, John Koronka and a player to be named (from Chicago) go to the Rangers. The Cubs ultimately settled the deal by sending cash considerations to Texas.

Majors | #2006#Trade Central