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    • Jose Iglesias leaves with bruised shin
      Jose Iglesias left Friday's game against the Mets with a right shin contusion.

      Advice: It sounds bad given that he missed last season with stress fractures in both shins, but it appears this is unrelated. Iglesias was injured when hit the base awkwardly on a stolen base attempt. "I slid too late and hit it in the wrong spot, but I'll be fine," he said. Rotoworld.com
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    • Josmil Pinto (quad) day-to-day
      Josmil Pinto is day-to-day with a minor quad injury.

      Advice: It puts him a little behind schedule, but he'll be fine. Expect Pinto to be game-ready sometime next week. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:47 am
    • Jimmy Nelson cleared for game action
      Jimmy Nelson (hamstring) has been cleared for game action after getting through a session of live batting practice Friday.

      Advice: Nelson is expected to start on Monday or Tuesday. A minor hamstring strain has held him back slightly behind other pitchers, but he's ready to roll now. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:46 am
    • Josh Reddick scratched with strained oblique
      Josh Reddick was scratched from Friday's lineup due to a right oblique strain.

      Advice: Oblique strains can be troublesome, but Reddick has enough time to be ready for Opening Day as long as he doesn't suffer a setback. Billy Burns took his spot in the lineup Friday. Reddick batted .264/.316/.446 with 12 longballs for Oakland last season. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:32 am
    • Mike Carp nursing toe injury
      Mike Carp was scratched from Friday's lineup due to a toe injury.

      Advice: Carp took a pitch off his pinkie toe on Thursday and the toe was still swollen Friday. He should be fine after a couple days of rest. Carp is competing for a bench spot with the Nationals. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:17 am
       
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    • Yunel Escobar to have back examined
      Yunel Escobar will have his back examined by a doctor Friday.

      Advice: Escobar was scratched from Thursday's game due to what the Nationals said at the time was "general soreness," but it appears the ailment is focused on the infielder's back. Manager Matt Williams isn't too concerned, but we'll obviously know more about Escobar's status after the exam. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:15 am
    • Gavin Floyd shut down with 'general soreness'
      Gavin Floyd had to halt a live batting practice session on Wednesday after seven pitches due to "general soreness."

      Advice: Floyd isn't concerned, but his next step has yet to be determined. Indians manager Terry Francona noted that the soreness the righty is experiencing is in a different spot than was operated on last June. If Floyd were get a late start to the season, Danny Salazar and T.J. House could both be penciled into the Indians' rotation. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:14 am
    • Jorge De La Rosa (groin) scratched from start
      Jorge De La Rosa was scratched from Saturday's scheduled outing due to left groin tightness.

      Advice: It's just a precautionary move, as De La Rosa will play catch Friday, throw off the mound Saturday and plans to make his next scheduled start next week. As long as he doesn't have a setback, the veteran left-hander will be fine for Opening Day. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:05 am
    • Omar Infante (elbow) scratched from lineup
      Omar Infante was scratched from Friday's lineup due to ongoing soreness in his right elbow.

      Advice: Infante, who has dealt with soreness in his throwing elbow since the beginning of camp, had been slated to serve as the designated hitter. The Royals are hoping he'll be ready to serve as DH on Saturday, but he's set to undergo an MRI on Friday just in case. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:31 am
    • MRI shows damage to Tim Collins' UCL
      An MRI of Tim Collins' left elbow has shown damage to his ulnar collateral ligament.

      Advice: Collins will get a second opinion, but it appears that he's headed for Tommy John surgery. The diminutive left-hander was injured during his first Cactus League appearance on Wednesday. Collins is set to earn $1.475 million this season in his second year of arbitration eligibility. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:22 am
    • Randal Grichuk (back) to play Saturday
      Randal Grichuk (back) will make his Grapefruit League debut on Saturday.

      Advice: Grichuk has dealt with some mild lower back soreness early on in camp, but he's fine. The young outfielder is likely to make the Cardinals' Opening Day roster as a potent bench bat. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:17 am
    • Michael Saunders (knee) plays catch again
      Michael Saunders (knee) played catch for the second straight day Friday.

      Advice: He's also hoping to take swings off a tee on Friday. "Everything [in knee] feels stable, strong and healthy," Saunders said. The outfielder underwent surgery a week ago to remove part of the meniscus in his left knee but could be ready to return as soon as mid-April. Saunders will be the Blue Jays' left field once he's recovered. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:09 am
    • Blanks (Achilles) to play in games next week
      Kyle Blanks (Achilles) is scheduled to play in games by mid-to-late next week.

      Advice: The Rangers have been taking things slowly with Blanks after his Achilles issues last season. He'll be limited to working at first base and designated hitter initially but eventually will see work in the outfield as long as his health cooperates. Blanks could see plenty of playing time this season in left field and at designated hitter if he can stay on the field. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:05 am
       
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    • Kirkman (shoulder) throws successful 'pen
      Michael Kirkman (shoulder) felt only normal soreness during a bullpen session Wednesday.

      Advice: It's not clear when Kirkman will be ready for game action, but it appears he's nearly back on track after missing some time with shoulder soreness. He's in camp with the Rangers as a non-roster invitee. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:02 am
       
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    • Parnell (elbow) to appear in game March 10
      Bobby Parnell (elbow) is slated to appear in a "B" game on March 10.

      Advice: He'll then appear in a Grapefruit League contest on March 11. It will be his first game action since last April's Tommy John surgery. Parnell is slated to miss the first month of the season for the Mets but should eventually slide into a setup role. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:45 am
    • Escobar scratched with general soreness
      Yunel Escobar was scratched from Thursday's Grapefruit League game against the Mets due to general soreness.

      Advice: The soreness is apparently due to the extra work he has been putting in with his transition to second base. He should be ready to go in a day or so. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:11 pm
    • Tim Collins leaves game with elbow soreness
      Tim Collins left Wednesday's Cactus League game against the Rangers with left elbow soreness.

      Advice: Collins told reporters he felt tightness and soreness in the elbow but said his level of concern isn't high. Still, he'll undergo an MRI on the elbow Thursday after which more will be known. The Royals are counting on Collins to be an important part of their bullpen from the left side this season. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:23 pm
    • Tim Collins leaves appearance with trainer
      Tim Collins left his appearance in Wednesday's Cactus League game accompanied by a trainer.

      Advice: Collins faced four batters, allowing a double and a walk. Only nine of his 17 pitches were strikes. The Royals should provide an update if there is a health concern. Collins missing time would improve the odds of left-handed prospect Brandon Finnegan cracking the Opening Day roster. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:08 pm
    • Iglesias (shins) ran 'full bore' on Wednesday
      Jose Iglesias told reporters that he "ran full bore" for the first time in Wednesday's game.

      Advice: Iglesias played three innings in Wednesday's Grapefruit League tilt against the Orioles. He grounded out in both of his at-bats, but the throw only got him by about a half-a-step each time. "Three weeks from now, I will beat those," the shortstop said. He missed the entire 2014 season because of dual stress fractures in his shins. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:01 pm
    • Kirkman (shoulder) to throw bullpen Wed.
      Michael Kirkman (shoulder) is scheduled to throw his first bullpen session of the spring on Wednesday.

      Advice: Good news for Kirkman, who has fallen behind the other pitchers in camp due to an impingement in the back of his left shoulder. The 28-year-old southpaw was non-tendered by the Rangers in December, but he's in camp this spring as a non-roster invitee. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:04 am
       
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    • Iglesias to play three innings on Wednesday
      Brad Ausmus plans to let Jose Iglesias play three innings in Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Orioles.

      Advice: Iglesias played one inning when the Tigers matched up against Florida Southern on Monday, so his workload is ramping up gradually. The talented shortstop is recovering from two stress fractures in each of his shins, and the Tigers are hopeful he'll be ready by Opening Day. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:33 am
    • Yunel Escobar (fever) returns to practice
      Yunel Escobar (fever) missed on-field workouts Monday morning but will be back out on the field Tuesday.

      Advice: The Nationals don't start exhibition play until Thursday against the Mets, so Escobar should be firing on all cylinders then. Escobar, 32, is shifting from shortstop to second base this season. The veteran has limited fantasy value, having consistently hit in the mid-.250's with fewer than 10 home runs in each of the last three seasons. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:16 am
    • Michael Kirkman's shoulder still sore
      Michael Kirkman (shoulder) is not yet symptom-free and remains limited to flat-ground work.

      Advice: Kirkman is dealing with an impingement in his left shoulder. That he's able to do any throwing at all is obviously positive, but the Rangers will feel better about his status once he's able to throw from the bump again with no problems. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 3:27 pm
       
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    • Iglesias (shins) plays one inning in field
      Jose Iglesias (shins) played one inning in the field Monday in the Tigers' exhibition game against Florida Southern.

      Advice: Iglesias, who missed the entire 2014 season with stress fractures in both of his shins recorded one put-out on a pop-up and grounded out in his lone at-bat. It wasn't much, but he was thrilled. "I was really excited to get back on the field," said Iglesias. "Really happy." He's not feeling any soreness so far, but the Tigers plan to take it easy with him early in the spring. He's slated to return to the lineup Wednesday against the Orioles. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 2:56 pm
    • Grichuk (back) resumed workouts Monday
      Randal Grichuk (back) resumed workouts Monday.

      Advice: Grichuk took it easy this weekend due to some mild lower back soreness and might be held out of the Cardinals' first few Grapefruit League games, but the discomfort doesn't seem like a huge concern. Grichuk is due to open the 2015 season in a backup role behind starting outfielders Matt Holliday, Jon Jay, and Jason Heyward. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 5:48 am
    • Floyd (elbow) throws live batting practice
      Gavin Floyd (elbow) successfully made it through his first live batting practice session on Sunday without issue.

      Advice: It's the first time that the veteran right-hander had faced a live hitter since sustaining his elbow injury in June. Floyd wound up throwing around 50 pitches including warm-ups and came away from the session feeling good. He'll repeat the exercise again on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:47 pm
    • Jimmy Nelson (hamstring) resumes throwing
      Jimmy Nelson (hamstring) threw a bullpen session Sunday with no issues.

      Advice: Nelson was held back from throwing for a few days due to a balky hamstring, but he's back on track now. The young right-hander is slated to open the season as the Brewers' No. 5 starter. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 11:26 am
    • Randal Grichuk (back) working out again
      Randal Grichuk (back) took swings off a tee and off soft toss on Sunday.

      Advice: He expects to go through a full workout on Monday. Grichuk rested for a couple days due to lower back soreness, but it was never considered to be a big deal. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 10:49 am
    • Saunders (knee) could return to Jays in April
      Michael Saunders underwent successful surgery Friday to remove 60 percent of the meniscus in his left knee and is expected to be sidelined for 4-6 weeks.

      Advice: Initially, the Blue Jays feared he'd be sidelined until around the All-Star break. But the tear wasn't nearly as bad as it could have been and the surgeons were able to fix it simply by trimming the meniscus. With a return set around mid-April, the Jays are no longer forced to scrounge up a suitable replacement and will roll with in-house options to cover left field until Saunders is recovered. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:09 pm
    • Jimmy Nelson nursing hamstring ailment
      Jimmy Nelson has been held back from throwing due to a hamstring injury.

      Advice: Brewers manager Ron Roenicke insists that it isn't serious, so it sounds like Nelson will resume throwing in a few days. The young right-hander will be the club's No. 5 starter this season. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:26 am
    • Omar Infante (shoulder, elbow) 'feels fine'
      Omar Infante (shoulder, elbow) said Thursday that he "feels fine."

      Advice: Infante had shoulder issues last season and has dealt with some soreness in his right elbow early on this spring, but he indicated Thursday that both are non-issues. "The shoulder is fine now," he said. "I don't really feel anything with [the elbow] either, maybe just a little bit. Not worried." Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 4:20 pm
    • Grichuk (back) sits out workouts Thursday
      Randal Grichuk sat out of workouts Thursday in Cardinals camp due to lower back soreness.

      Advice: He expects to get back on the field Friday. Grichuk will serve as an active fourth outfielder this season in St. Louis behind starters Matt Holliday, Jon Jay, and Jason Heyward. Peter Bourjos is also in the mix. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:47 am
    • Michael Saunders tears meniscus, out til ASB
      Michael Saunders tore the meniscus in his left knee Wednesday when he stepped on an underground sprinkler and will likely be out until the All-Star break.

      Advice: He'll have surgery on Friday. It's awful news for the Blue Jays, who were excited about Saunders' potential as their everyday left fielder. The 28-year-old will undergo surgery on the knee next week and his rehabilitation is expected to take close to five months. He was acquired from the Mariners on December 3 for starter J.A. Happ and agreed to a one-year, $2.875 million contract with Toronto on January 16, avoiding arbitration. Kevin Pillar may get the first look in left field. Bringing in outside help is also an option for the Jays. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 5:28 am
    • Yunel Escobar embracing transition to 2B
      Yunel Escobar told Jon Heyman of CBS Sports on Wednesday that he is determined to become "one of the best second basemen in the National League."

      Advice: Escobar had some initial misgivings about moving away from shortstop, but he met with manager Matt Williams and general manager Mike Rizzo to discuss the issue on the first day he reported to Nats camp in Florida. "After what they expressed to me and what their vision is, I feel more comfortable," Escobar said through Alex Esteban, his agent who acted as interpreter. "I am going to play second base with an open mind." Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 5:08 am
    • Kirkman (shoulder) to play catch Wednesday
      Michael Kirkman (shoulder) will play catch Wednesday.

      Advice: Kirkman was shut down last week due to an impingement in the back of his left shoulder, but he's making progress. The 28-year-old southpaw was non-tendered by the Rangers in December, but he's in camp this spring as a non-roster invitee and will attempt to win a bullpen job if healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:31 am
       
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    • Iglesias (shins) could DH early in spring
      Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Wednesday that Jose Iglesias (shins) could DH early in the spring to get more at-bats and stay off his feet.

      Advice: Iglesias missed all of last season with stress fractures in both of his shins, so the Tigers are easing him back into things. The Tigers could also potentially have him play on the minor league side, where he could lead off each inning. He still has some hurdles to cross, but the Tigers are optimistic he'll be ready to be the regular shortstop at the start of the season. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:40 am
    • Iglesias not wearing spikes all the time
      Jose Iglesias (shins) is alternating between using spikes, turf shoes and sneakers during his workouts.

      Advice: Iglesias is doing what he can to lessen the impact on his legs after missing all of last season with stress fractures in both shins. "When I do some activities where I don't want to slip, I'll use my spikes," Iglesias said. The shortstop is feeling great so far but obviously will eventually have to start using his spikes all the time. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 4:52 pm
    • Parnell (elbow) to face hitters this weekend
      Bobby Parnell (elbow) will face batters this weekend for the first time since Tommy John surgery.

      Advice: Parnell is scheduled to throw one more bullpen session Thursday as a tuneup. He's expected to begin the season on the disabled list, but should be ready to join the Mets' bullpen around the beginning of May. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:15 pm
    • Kirkman (shoulder) feeling improvement
      Michael Kirkman (shoulder) continues to feel improvement.

      Advice: Kirkman was shut down last week due to an impingement in the back of his left shoulder, but he could be able to throw as soon as Wednesday or Thursday. The 28-year-old is in camp with the Rangers on a minor league deal and hopes to win a bullpen job this spring. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:16 am
       
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