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    • Matt Harvey hits 99 mph in spring debut
      Matt Harvey touched 99 mph while throwing two perfect innings Friday against the Nationals.

      Advice: Harvey struck out three, and he showed good break on his curveball to go along with the blazing heater. It was a terrific sight. The plan is for Harvey to start the Mets' third game of the season on April 9. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:01 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
    • 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
    • Cueto blanks the Indians in Thursday's start
      Johnny Cueto fired two scoreless innings on Thursday but the Reds lost to the Indians.

      Advice: Cueto allowed one hit and struck out a pair of batters in the effort. The right-hander finished as a runner-up to Clayton Kershaw in NL Cy Young balloting thanks to his 2.25 ERA and 242/65 K/BB ratio in 243 2/3 innings. Though he isn't likely to match those numbers again in 2015, he should still rank among the league's best pitchers once again. As Cueto can become a free agent after the season, the Reds may trade him by the July 31 deadline. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:51 pm
    • Kennedy allows two runs vs. the Mariners
      Ian Kennedy allowed two runs in two innings Thursday as the Padres fell 9-4 to the Mariners.

      Advice: Robinson Cano doubled, then Nelson Cruz homered in the third inning. Overall, Kennedy allowed three hits and a walk while striking out two. The right-hander was productive over 201 innings last season, finsihing with a 3.63 ERA and a 207/70 K/BB ratio. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:43 pm
    • Kershaw fans three in two frames vs White Sox
      Clayton Kershaw fired two perfect innings in Thursday's start against the White Sox.

      Advice: Kershaw faced the minimum, fanning three in the process. Would you expect anything less from the pitcher who has led the league in ERA in four consecutive seasons? The lefty, who took home both NL MVP and Cy Young honors, finished with a 21-3 record, a 1.77 ERA, and a 239/31 K/BB ratio in 198 1/3 innings last season. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:46 pm
    • Cain lined up to start around March 10
      Matt Cain (elbow, ankle) is expected to make his first Cactus League start around March 10.

      Advice: The Giants have eased Cain into things this season, as he's coming off surgery to remove bone chips from his throwing elbow as well as a minor procedure on his right ankle. He faced hitters in Giants' camp Thursday without incident and has plenty of time to get stretched out for his first turn when the regular season gets underway. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:18 pm
    • Francisco Liriano goes scoreless for two
      Francisco Liriano started and pitched a pair of scoreless innings versus the Yankees on Thursday.

      Advice: Liriano allowed two hits, walked one and struck out two. He's just aiming for his first completely healthy spring training since 2012. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:56 pm
    • Charlie Morton goes two scoreless for Pirates
      Charlie Morton, coming back from hip surgery, tossed two scoreless innings Thursday against the Yankees.

      Advice: While there was some doubt a couple of months ago, Morton is going to be ready to open the season in the Pirates rotation, barring a setback. That means there will be just the one rotation spot available for Vance Worley or Jeff Locke. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:54 pm
    • Cliff Lee goes two scoreless in debut
      Cliff Lee (elbow) pitched two scoreless innings, allowing a pair of singles, in his spring debut Thursday against the Astros.

      Advice: No radar gun reports from Lee's outing, but CSNPhilly.com's Jim Salisbury said he "looked sharp" and he came out of it feeling fine. Since all of the reports have been good so far, his stock is on the way back up. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:25 pm
    • Carlos Martinez perfect for two in victory
      Carlos Martinez impressed in a win over the Marlins on Thursday, striking out three in two perfect innings.

      Advice: Even after trading Shelby Miller, the Cardinals will have just one rotation spot for Martinez, Jaime Garcia or Marco Gonzales, assuming their top four stays healthy. The winner of the battle will be worth picking up in mixed leagues, but it's too early to make a call there. Martinez has excellent raw stuff and the most fantasy upside of the bunch. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:46 pm
    • Dan Haren gives up two runs to Cardinals
      Dan Haren yielded two runs and three hits in two innings Thursday in a loss to the Cardinals.

      Advice: Haren has never been one to worry about spring performance; he had ERAs of 6.39 and 6.00 the last two years, and he's been under 4.00 just once since 2006. We're not sure how good he'll be once the season starts, but it's not going to affect his draft stock whether he has a 9.00 ERA or a 2.00 ERA this month. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:44 pm
    • David Phelps goes two hitless
      David Phelps pitched a pair of hitless innings, getting five outs on the ground, Thursday versus the Cardinals.

      Advice: The Marlins rotation appears set with Dan Haren committing to the team, so Phelps will probably open up in middle relief. He should be the top fallback if someone gets hurt, though, and he's worth a late-round pick in NL-only leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:40 pm
    • Matt Cain (elbow, ankle) faces hitters
      Matt Cain (elbow, ankle) faced hitters Thursday.

      Advice: It was a nice step in the right direction for the veteran right-hander, who is being eased along slowly in Giants camp this spring. Cain underwent surgery in August to remove painful bone chips and spurs from his right elbow and then needed a minor procedure in September on his right ankle. He's expected to be ready for the first week of the regular season. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:26 am
    • Waino (abdomen) to throw live BP on Sunday
      Adam Wainwright (abdomen) expects to throw live batting practice Sunday in Cardinals camp.

      Advice: Wainwright made it through a high-intensity bullpen session on Thursday with no issues at all. He suffered an abdominal strain at the end of February while placing a 45 lb. weight back on a rack at the Cardinals' spring training complex, but the veteran right-hander has plenty of time to catch back up with the other St. Louis starters. Waino figures to get the nod on Opening Night at Wrigley Field. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:53 am
    • Zack Greinke (elbow) to throw BP on Friday
      Zack Greinke (elbow) is scheduled to throw live batting practice Friday in Dodgers camp.

      Advice: If it goes well, he will make his Cactus League debut five days later. Greinke received a lubricating injection in his throwing elbow on February 19 and has been free of discomfort since. The right-hander should start the Dodgers' second regular-season game. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:43 am
    • Haren no longer considering early retirement
      Dan Haren acknowledged to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman that he is no longer considering retirement.

      Advice: Haren threatened to hang up his cleats for good back in November if the Dodgers traded him somewhere away from the West Coast, but he didn't follow through with that after being dealt in December to the Marlins. "I'm here," he said from Jupiter, Florida on Wednesday. The veteran right-hander posted a decent 4.02 ERA and 1.18 WHIP with 145 strikeouts in 186 innings last season for Los Angeles and should carry mixed-league fantasy value with Miami. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:07 am
    • Harvey likely to make season debut on April 9
      Matt Harvey (elbow) is likely to make his regular season debut on April 9 in Washington against the Nationals, the third game of the regular season, according to Kevin Kernan of the New York Daily News.

      Advice: Harvey should also be good to go for his next turn on April 14 at home against the Phillies, Kernan added. The right-hander is nearly fully recovered from his October 2013 Tommy John surgery. Expect the Mets to take their foot off the gas with Harvey often throughout the season. Innings aside, though, the sky remains the limit for the talented youngster, who finished the 2013 season with a 2.27 ERA and 191/31 K/BB ratio in 178 1/3 innings, good enough for fourth in NL Cy Young Award balloting. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 5:22 am
    • Martinez to start Grapefruit League opener
      Carlos Martinez will start the Cardinals' Grapefruit League opener Thursday against the Marlins.

      Advice: Martinez is expected to throw around 40 pitches, which the Cardinals hope will be enough for him to finish two innings. The 23-year-old right-hander aims to secure the fifth spot in the starting rotation this spring and should be relevant in mixed fantasy leagues if he gets it. He'll hope to get off on the right foot Thursday. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 2:45 pm
    • Kershaw will be Dodges' Opening Day starter
      Clayton Kershaw will be the Dodgers' Opening Day starter.

      Advice: "That's our plan," manager Don Mattingly told reporters Monday in spring camp. "We were just waiting for you to ask." Kershaw went 21-3 with a 1.77 ERA, 0.86 WHIP, and 239/31 K/BB ratio in 198 1/3 innings last season. It was a no-brainer to give him the nod for the Dodgers' 2015 opener on Monday, April 6 against the Padres. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:07 am
    • Wainwright (abdomen) throws bullpen session
      Adam Wainwright (abdomen) threw over 30 pitches in a bullpen session Monday in Cardinals camp.

      Advice: Wainwright mixed in a variety of pitches and drew positive reviews from onlookers. It was his first time on a mound since being diagnosed last week with an abdominal strain. "His arm feels good," manager Mike Matheny told reporters after the workout. "It’s in a great slot. Everything’s coming out nice, he’s just got to stay on top of it." The veteran right-hander is on track to start for the Cardinals on Opening Night against the Cubs. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:53 am
    • Wainwright (abdomen) to throw 'pen session
      Adam Wainwright (abdomen) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Monday in Cardinals camp.

      Advice: Wainwright suffered an abdominal strain last week while placing a 45 lb. weight back on a rack at the Cardinals' spring training complex. He expects to make his Grapefruit League debut by mid-March and is still a possibility for the club's Opening Night start at Wrigley Field. The abdominal discomfort doesn't really affect his throwing motion. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:15 am
    • 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
    • Giants bringing Matt Cain along cautiously
      Giants manager Bruce Bochy announced Saturday that Matt Cain's Cactus League debut would be pushed back a couple of weeks.

      Advice: That means Cain won't toe the slab in game action until at least March 10. There have been no setbacks in his recovery from elbow surgery, the Giants simply don't want to rush him. He remains on track to be ready for the start of the regular season. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 11:35 am
    • Kershaw to make spring debut on Thursday
      Dodgers manager Don Mattingly announced Saturday that Clayton Kershaw will make his Cactus League debut on Thursday against the White Sox.

      Advice: The reigning National League MVP and Cy Young winner is coming off an unbelievable 2014 campaign where he went 21-3 with a 1.77 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and 239/31 K/BB ratio over 198 1/3 innings. He should be the first starting pitcher drafted in all fantasy formats, and one of the first names called overall. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 10:12 am
    • Charlie Morton to be ready for regular season
      Charlie Morton (hip) continued to express optimism Friday on his ability to be ready for the start of the regular season.

      Advice: The veteran right-hander is recovering from surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right hip. While the Pirates are playing things cautiously, he's on track and should be ready to take his first turn through the Pirates rotation once the season begins. He posted a 3.72 ERA and 126/57 K/BB ratio over 157 1/3 innings for the Buccos in 2014. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:39 pm
    • Cliff Lee to make spring debut on Thursday
      Cliff Lee (elbow) is scheduled to make his Grapefruit League debut on Thursday against the Astros.

      Advice: The 36-year-old southpaw came into camp a bit behind schedule but felt good after throwing live batting practice on Wednesday. As long as he makes it through the spring healthy and exhibits normal velocity, he'll make for a very popular rebound candidate in fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:09 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
    • Wainwright 2-3 weeks away from game action
      Adam Wainwright (abdomen) expects to make his Grapefruit League debut within the next 2-3 weeks.

      Advice: Wainwright has been diagnosed with a minor abdominal strain and has been shut down for a few days. It was the best-case scenario, though, and he should be fine for Opening Day as long as he doesn't have a setback. "The good thing is it doesn’t hurt so I can continue to throw off the mound and face hitters," Wainwright said. "I can throw live BP and just won’t field my position." Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:09 am
    • Matt Cain (elbow) ready for Cactus start
      Matt Cain (elbow, ankle) is on track to make a start during the first week of Cactus League play.

      Advice: Cain was a bit behind the Giants' other starters when he arrived at spring training in Arizona, but that was by design. The right-hander needed surgery in August to remove painful bone chips and spurs from his right elbow and then underwent a minor procedure in September on his right ankle. He should be 100 percent for the beginning of the 2015 regular season. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:37 am
    • Wainwright diagnosed with abdominal strain
      Adam Wainwright has been diagnosed with an abdominal strain and will rest for the next 4-5 days.

      Advice: Wainwright felt some discomfort in his abdomen earlier this week while placing a 45 lb. weight back on a rack at the Cardinals' spring training complex in Jupiter, Florida and flew back to St. Louis on Thursday to meet with a specialist. Cardinals GM John Mozeliak said the diagnosis of a strain is the "best news we could have gotten." Wainwright's elbow is the bigger concern heading into the 2015 regular season, but he can still be penciled in as the team's Opening Day starter. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:04 am
    • Harvey to make Grapefruit debut on March 6
      Matt Harvey (elbow) is expected to make his first Grapefruit League start on March 6.

      Advice: It's a home game in Port St. Lucie, Florida against the visiting Tigers. Harvey is 16 months removed from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery and should be a full-go when the 2015 regular season opens, though the Mets will probably limit his workload in some fashion after he missed all of 2014. Harvey can still be a top-tier fantasy starter even if he only logs 160-170 innings this summer. The 25-year-old right-hander owns a fantastic 2.39 ERA, 0.99 WHIP, and 261/57 K/BB ratio in 237 2/3 major league frames. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 6:23 am
    • Wainwright optimistic about abdominal injury
      Adam Wainwright said Wednesday that he's optimistic about the prognosis of his abdominal injury.

      Advice: "Anything I say about it would just be speculation, I don’t think it’s very serious at all," Wainwright said. "I think we’re probably going up there and probably not going to see much of anything at all, but I don’t know that." Wainwright injured himself placing a weight back on a rack while working out. He's certainly saying the right things, but we'll know something closer to the truth Thursday after the right-hander visits a specialist in St. Louis. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:35 pm
    • Cliff Lee (elbow) throws batting practice
      Cliff Lee (elbow) threw batting practice Wednesday and said he felt good.

      Advice: It was his first time throwing to hitters since he aggravated the flexor pronator strain in his left elbow last July 31. The veteran left-hander is a bit behind schedule due to a bout of bronchitis, so he might not start one of the first Grapefruit League games, but he still has plenty of time to get stretched out before the season. The 36-year-old could be a trade candidate if he proves his health. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:14 am
    • Harvey (elbow) to throw batting practice Fri.
      Matt Harvey (elbow) will throw his first batting practice session Friday.

      Advice: Harvey recently incorporated curveballs and sliders into his throwing sessions as he continues to progress from Tommy John surgery. Now he's ready to make the next step. As of now, the Mets are planning on Harvey being a full-go when the season begins. We wouldn't be surprised if it takes the Mets' ace some time to get back to his usual dominant self, as we have seen with other pitchers in the past, but it's worth noting that he is 16 months removed from surgery. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:36 am
    • Wainwright to see doctor about abdominal pain
      Adam Wainwright is dealing with abdominal pain and will fly to St. Louis on Thursday to see a specialist.

      Advice: The pain has limited his workouts, but not his ability to throw. Still, the Cardinals want to know what their ace is dealing with. We should have a better idea about his status later this week. The Cardinals will have to cross their fingers for now. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:54 am
    • Zack Greinke (elbow) throws bullpen session
      Zack Greinke (elbow) threw a 23-pitch bullpen session Tuesday with no apparent discomfort.

      Advice: Greinke received a lubricating injection in his elbow last Thursday, but he's already back on a mound. He has received a similar treatment in his previous two springs with the Dodgers, so it was strictly a precautionary measure. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:12 am
    • Greinke (elbow) to throw bullpen session Tue.
      Zack Greinke (elbow) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Tuesday.

      Advice: Greinke received a lubricating injection in his elbow on Thursday, but he played catch Sunday and threw off flat ground on Monday. He has received injections in previous springs to prevent dead arm, so it's not a major concern. He still has plenty of time to get ready for the start of the season. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:07 am
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