Cy Young Award
Former Minnesota Twins pitcher Frank Viola is resting comfortably after heart surgery. His children, Frank and Kaley, had said on Twitter that the 53-year-old Viola was scheduled for open-heart surgery Wednesday. The pitcher retired as a player following his 1996 season with the Toronto Blue Jays.
David Price struck out eight in five innings, and Yunel Escobar and David DeJesus drove in runs off Ricky Nolasco, helping the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Minnesota Twins 7-1 on Tuesday. Price allowed one run and three hits in his second spring training start, surrendering a solo homer to Jason Kubel leading off the second inning. The 2012 AL Cy Young Award winner, who signed a $14 million, one-year contract after being the subject of trade talks, walked one, hit a batter and also was charged with a balk during a 75-pitch outing.
All King Felix needs is one. Felix Hernandez struck out five in a five-hitter and Eric Thames hit a solo homer in the eighth inning to lift the Seattle Mariners to a 1-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night.