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    • Conger has some minor left wrist soreness
      Hank Conger has some minor soreness in his left wrist.

      Advice: He'll be held out of Grapefruit League games for a couple of days, but the expectation is that Conger will see some action at catcher over the weekend. The 27-year-old projects to be an active backup this season to Astros starter Jason Castro. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:55 am
    • Matt Wieters (elbow) to DH on Wednesday
      Matt Wieters (elbow) will serve as the DH in Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Tigers.

      Advice: Wieters, who is making his way back from Tommy John surgery, is expected to remain in the DH spot until around March 17. The hope is he'll make enough progress with his catching and throwing drills to get back behind the plate by then. As of now, the Orioles expect him to be ready for Opening Day. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:14 am
    • Carlos Santana goes 0-for-3 in Cactus debut
      Carlos Santana went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in the Indians' loss to the Reds on Tuesday in Arizona.

      Advice: Santana got ahold of a pitch in the first inning and sent into deep right-center field, but Billy Hamilton was able to track it down. Santana will try to avoid getting off to slow start in 2015 after batting just .159/.327/.301 over his first 50 games of the 2014 regular season. He went on to register an .872 OPS between the beginning of June and end of September. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:30 pm
    • Avila out of Tigers camp to be with family
      Alex Avila will be out of Tigers camp for the next few days to be with his wife, who is in labor.

      Advice: Avila was sidelined for a couple days last week due to a sore back, so this extra bit of rest -- if we can call it that -- comes with decent timing. Avila and his wife are expecting their second daughter. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 1:25 pm
    • Rosario to work at first in intrasquad game
      Wilin Rosario will get some work at first base in the Rockies' intrasquad game on Tuesday.

      Advice: The Rockies intend to use Rosario less behind the plate in 2015. They'll get him into the lineup by putting him at first base or in the outfield. Rosario has 25-homer potential and the less-taxing work at his new positions may help him rack up the counting stats during the year. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:29 am
    • James McCann doubles, walks for Tigers
      James McCann doubled in a run and walked in his two plate appearances Monday as the Tigers topped Florida Southern 12-2.

      Advice: McCann is bidding to overtake Bryan Holaday to become the Tigers' No. 2 catcher this year. There is the chance both could make the team if either Miguel Cabrera or Victor Martinez starts off on the DL, since Alex Avila would probably be asked to play some first base in that scenario. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 1:11 pm
    • Gattis had some dehydration on Monday
      Evan Gattis had some issues with dehydration Monday.

      Advice: Astros manager A.J. Hinch said he's not concerned. It's probably just a little warmer in Florida than it was where "El Oso Blanco" did his offseason conditioning. The 28-year-old carries huge fantasy potential into 2015. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:54 am
    • Wieters to begin throwing drills on Monday
      Matt Wieters (elbow) is scheduled to begin catch and throw drills on Monday.

      Advice: Wieters isn't expected to be cleared to begin throwing with any real force until March 17, but Monday represents a big step in his recovery. To this point, he has been limited to playing long toss. So long as he avoids any setbacks, there's no reason to expect he won't be behind the dish when the O's open up the regular season. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 3:19 pm
    • Alex Avila (back) returns to workouts
      Alex Avila (back) will resume baseball activities on Sunday.

      Advice: Avila was sidelined a couple days with tightness in his back, but it was never considered worrisome. "Feels better," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said of Avila. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:07 am
    • Matt Wieters (elbow) to catch intrasquad game
      Matt Wieters (elbow) is set to start at catcher for Sunday's intrasquad game.

      Advice: It will be the first time Wieters has been behind the dish since last May. While he'll serve as the backstop, Wieters still won't be allowed to throw at 100 percent until March 17. He's slated to catch two innings in Sunday's game. Everything is trending toward the 28-year-old being ready for Opening Day. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:09 pm
    • Alex Avila (back) held out again on Saturday
      Alex Avila (back) was held out of workouts for a second consecutive day on Saturday due to tightness in his back.

      Advice: Tigers manager Brad Ausmus noted that Avila was feeling better on Saturday and that he would be shocked if the veteran backstop didn't return on Sunday. While he's considered day-to-day, it's a situation worth monitoring as back injuries can tend to be of the recurring variety. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:34 am
    • Alex Avila has minor back ailment
      Alex Avila was held out of workouts on Friday due to back tightness.

      Advice: The Tigers don't think it's a big deal and are considering him day-to-day. Avila battled concussion issues for a good chunk of the 2014 season but enter spring with a clean bill of health. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:37 am
    • Jose Molina to have knee surgery next month
      Jose Molina will undergo knee surgery next month and need 10-12 months of recovery time.

      Advice: In other words, the surgery will sideline him for the entire 2015 season. The 39-year-old veteran catcher has joined Cardinals camp as a guest instructor, but he claims he's not quite ready to retire yet. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:47 am
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    • Jays could trade Dioner Navarro
      Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos told Jayson Stark of ESPN that he could still trade Dioner Navarro if another team sees him as a regular catcher.

      Advice: Anthopoulos doesn't appear to be in any rush to move him, but he's clearly open to a deal if the right offer comes along. Navarro currently projects to have a part-time role with Toronto after the addition of Russell Martin. The 31-year-old hit .274/.317/.395 with 12 home runs and 69 RBI last season and could still have some appeal as a regular catcher with other clubs. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:04 am
    • Jays 'status quo' with Navarro
      Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said Monday that things are "status quo" with catcher Dioner Navarro.

      Advice: Navarro asked for a trade when the Blue Jays signed Russell Martin and said Monday that he's "disappointed" he hasn't been dealt, but Anthopoulos appears content with keeping him around at the moment. The 31-year-old could see part-time at-bats out of the DH spot if he begins the season with Toronto. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 2:21 pm
    • Dioner Navarro asked Blue Jays to trade him
      Dioner Navarro acknowledged Monday that he asked for a trade "right away" after the Blue Jays signed catcher Russell Martin to a five-year, $82.5 million contract.

      Advice: Navarro has reported to Blue Jays camp in Dunedin, Florida but told reporters that he is "disappointed" he hasn't been dealt and is hopeful that the Toronto front office can work something out soon. Navarro, 31, batted .274/.317/.395 with 12 home runs and 69 RBI in 139 games last season for the Jays. There should be interest out there. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:49 am
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