» The Reds announce the retirement of 1B Hal Morris. Pitcher Tim Belcher retires tomorrow, and Dwight Gooden on the 30th.
» The Cardinals obtain All-star OF Jim Edmonds from the Angels in exchange for P Kent Bottenfield and 2B Adam Kennedy.
Yankees OF Tim Raines announces his retirement after 21 major league seasons.
The Cubs send busted-arm pitcher Rodney Myers to the Padres for Gary Matthews, Jr., whom they option to Iowa (AAA).
» In a Grapefruit League game at Clearwater's Jack Russell Stadium, the Phillies and Indians meet for the first time in their history, with the Tribe prevailing 8–2.
» 1B-DH Willie Aikens, now with the Blue Jays, is released from prison.
» The Yankees purchase OF Elliot Maddox from the Rangers for $60,000. Maddox proved to be a great defensive outfielder as well as hitting .303 in 1974.
The Cubs send OF Jim Hickman to the Cardinals for P Scipio Spinks.
» In a spring training game, Cubs P Jim Ellis creates the "Lip Pass" by going to his mouth on a 3-and-1 count to issue an intentional walk. Cubs manager Leo Durocher, who was opposed to the new strict enforcement of the rule preventing pitchers from going to their mouth whle on the rubber, is warned not to repeat the Lip pass or he'll be fined. He doesn't, but the rule is relaxed.
» William DeWitt buys the Reds from the Crosley Foundation for $4.625 million.
» The Giants send OF/1B Bill White and 3B Ray Jablonski to St. Louis for P Sam Jones.
» At LA's Wrigley Field, Willie Mays belts two homers to lead the Giants to a 9–3 Cactus League win over the Indians. Bill Rigney fines Hank Thompson $150 for missing last night's exhibition win over the Indians in San Diego.
» The Brooklyn Dodgers sign a 21-year lease with the city of Vero Beach, FL, for use of their spring training facilities there.
» The Dodgers bring Frenchy Bordagaray back to Brooklyn, buying the veteran 1B from the Yankees.
» Joe DiMaggio, a hold out and late arrival in spring training, plays his first Grapefruit League game.
» Judge Landis frees 74 Cardinal minor leaguers, among them Pete Reiser, in yet another attempt to halt the cover-up he perceived the farm system caused. Larry MacPhail makes a pact with Branch Rickey to take the unknown player and swap him back in the future, but Reiser's ability is too great to hide.
» After an acrimonious holdout, Dizzy Dean signs for a reported $24,000 and an understanding that the only fines levied will be major ones.
» John McGraw, Wilbert Robinson, and Bill "Wagon Tongue" Keister, an infielder, are sold by Brooklyn to St. Louis for $15,000. McGraw and Robby refuse to report.
» John Ward arrives in New York, having left the world tour early, and states that he might consent to play with Washington if he receives a major portion of the $12,000 sale price. On April two he will kill the deal with NY by refusing to play for Washington.