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Washington Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez, left, stretches with teammates during a spring training baseball workout, Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, in Viera, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Nationals unveil order of starting rotation

- The Washington Times

Max Scherzer, who had previously been announced as the Opening Day starter, will be followed in the rotation by Jordan Zimmermann, Stephen Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez and Doug Fister.

Washington Nationals shortstop Emmanuel Burriss (16) avoids Detroit Tigers' Jefry Marte (76) as he turns a double play on a  Steven Moya ground ball in the 10th inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game  Thursday, March 19, 2015, in Viera, Fla.  The game ended in a scoreless tie. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Nationals make another round of cuts

- The Washington Times

Emmanuel Burriss, Manny Delcarmen, Cutter Dykstra, Kila Ka’aihue, Steven Lerud and Derrick Robinson were reassigned to minor-league camp Friday, leaving 36 players in big-league camp.

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Texas Rangers right fielder Nate Schierholtz can't make the catch on a foul ball hit by Oakland Athletics' Luke Carlin in the second inning of a spring training exhibition baseball game Friday, March 27, 2015, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Ranuado goes 6 in Rangers' 7-6 loss to A's

- Associated Press

Anthony Ranaudo pitched six solid innings and Elvis Andrus, Jake Smolinski and Chris Gimenez each drove in runs for Texas before the Oakland Athletics rallied in the ninth for a 7-6 victory Friday over the Rangers.

FILE - In this March 24, 2014, file photo, Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz speaks during a news conference in Sarasota, Fla. Ortiz says he "never knowingly took any steroids" and he's definitely a Hall of Famer.  The remarks by the 39-year-old designated hitter come in a column Thursday, March 26, 2015, for The Players' Tribune, a website founded by Derek Jeter that gives professional athletes a platform. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

David Ortiz defends his reputation in column

- Associated Press

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is certain on this point: "I never knowingly took any steroids." And this, too: "I deserve to be in the Hall of Fame."

FILE - In this June 8, 2013, file photo, fans, top, enjoy a baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates at Skybox on Sheffield, across from Wrigley Field's right field in Chicago. The owner of the rooftop club R. Marc Hamid is locked in a dispute with the Cubs over royalty payments to the baseball team for views of games, and is accused of defrauding the team and tax authorities out of $600,000. Chicago's U.S. attorney's office announced Friday, March 27, 2015, that Hamid faces four counts of mail fraud. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond, File)

Chicago rooftop owner charged with trying to defraud Cubs

- Associated Press

The Chicago Cubs for years complained that rooftop businesses with views into Wrigley Field sucked away cash that could, in a modest way, help the team win its first World Series in over a century. As of Friday, they can now point to one rooftop owner who's charged with cheating the team.

Cleveland Indians' Danny Salazar throws a pitch against the Cincinnati Reds during the second inning of a spring training baseball game Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Indians send RHP Danny Salazar to minors

- Associated Press

Danny Salazar's spring didn't go the way he or the Cleveland Indians hoped. He's going back to the minors - again.

Pittsburgh Pirates' Gregory Polanco (25) looks up to the sky and points after scoring a solo home run in the first inning during an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, Friday, March 27, 2015, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Polanco, Sanchez HR, Pirates top Twins in rain

- Associated Press

Gregory Polanco and Tony Sanchez hit solo home runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to rain-shortened 4-2 win over the Minnesota Twins on Friday.

New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez (13) collides with Philadelphia Phillies catcher Cameron Rupp and is out at the plate on a double play in the second inning of a spring training baseball game in Clearwater, Fla., Friday, March 27, 2015. New York Yankees Chris Young flew out on the play. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Drew, Young lead Yankees past Phillies, 10-0

Associated Press

Stephen Drew had a two-run single and Chris Young added a run-scoring double in a seven-run fifth inning, and the New York Yankees romped past the Philadelphia Phillies 10-0 in a game called in the top of the sixth because of rain.

Nationals 1B Zimmerman leaves early after dive vs. Cardinals

- Associated Press

Washington first baseman Ryan Zimmerman made an early exit after jarring himself diving for a grounder, and the Nationals said he was OK after a 1-1 tie with the split-squad St. Louis Cardinals on Friday.

Boston Red Sox center fielder Mookie Betts dives for the out on Atlanta Braves' Phil Gosselin during the fifth inning of a spring training exhibition baseball game in Kissimmee, Fla., Friday, March 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Teheran labors into the sixth, Braves beat Buchholz, Boston

Associated Press

Julio Teheran labored through 5 2-3 innings, allowing only two runs, and the Atlanta Braves roughed up Clay Buchholz for 12 hits and four runs in a 4-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Friday in a game called in the top of the seventh inning because of rain.

Cubs hit 4 homers off Samardzija in win over White Sox

Associated Press

Facing his former team, Jeff Samardzija gave up two-run homers to Jorge Soler and Chris Coghlan and solo shots to Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo as the White Sox lost 6-3 to the crosstown-rival Chicago Cubs on Friday.

D-Backs' Bradley sharp, Angels' Wilson roughed up

- Associated Press

Arizona rookie Archie Bradley pitched five solid innings while C.J. Wilson struggled as the split-squad Diamondbacks beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-2 Friday.