The crash course of new catcher Sandy Leon to all things Red Sox took a fitting start on Tuesday, when he had four different batterymates in his five innings of work.
Just how the 2015 Royals will fare will depends greatly on their quiet leader, two-time All-Star and four-time American League Gold Glove Award winner Alex Gordon. Just how Gordon, perhaps the best left fielder in the game, fares will also greatly affect his future in Kansas City.
Bruce Rondon threw sliders -- a lot of them. And after setting up hitters with the fastball, he used sliders to strike out the side in order in the seventh inning in the Tigers' 7-3 loss to the Pirates.
Left-hander Tommy Milone was solid in his final Grapefruit League tuneup, while Eduardo Escobar doubled and homered to help lead the Twins to a 3-1 win over the Yankees on Tuesday at Hammond Stadium.