IN THE NEWS: The White Sox are given permission to use a semi-designated hitter in training camp. With home club permission, clubs will be allowed to use a designated pinch hitter twice in the same game.
IN THE NEWS: in Tampa, Reds LH pitcher Ted Davidson is shot twice by his estranged wife, Mary. One shot hits him in the right shoulder and the other on the left side of the abdomen. He will be on the critical list but return to limited action in June.
IN THE NEWS: In one of the highest scoring spring training games ever, the Red Sox tally ten earned runs in the 9th inning to upend the Mets, 23–18. Boston outhits the Mets 23 to 17 and Jim Lonborg is the eventual winner over Jack Hamilton.