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  • Juan Uribe sidelined with respiratory ailment
    Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Sunday that Juan Uribe was held out of action on Sunday with an upper respiratory ailment.

    Advice: Mattingly expects Uribe to be back in the lineup on Monday and doesn't expect the issue to be recurring. The 36-year-old will begin the year as the Dodgers starting third baseman, but with Alex Guerrero and Hector Olivera breathing down his neck, it's unclear how long they'll keep him at the hot corner if he comes out of the gates slowly.
    Yesterday, 5:57 pm
  • Lamb singles three times in a slugfest loss
    Jake Lamb went 3-for-4 with three singles, an RBI, and a run scored in Sunday's Cactus League slugfest against the Rockies.

    Advice: The two teams combined for 21 runs and 29 hits. Strangely, Lamb's three hits didn't factor too much into the final equation. Lamb is now hitting .333 (18-for-54) as he attempts to reclaim some playing time at third base from teammate Yasmany Tomas. The Diamondbacks have expressed an interest in having Tomas split time between third base and the outfield.
    Yesterday, 4:48 pm
  • Chase Headley goes 3-for-4, homers
    Chase Headley went 3-for-4 with a homer, a double and three RBI to lead the Yankees to a 7-0 win over the Astros on Sunday.

    Advice: Headley hit second today, which is something he's done frequently with Jacoby Ellsbury out. Before Ellsbury was hurt, the plan was to bat Headley sixth or seventh this season. We think he makes quite a bit more sense at the top of the order, in part because he can help break up the lefties, but he'll probably still bat lower if Ellsbury returns for the opener as planned.
    Yesterday, 1:52 pm
  • Jimmy Paredes doubles twice
    Jimmy Paredes doubled twice Sunday in the Orioles' 4-2 win over the Blue Jays.

    Advice: It'll be easier for the Orioles to carry Paredes if either David Lough or J.J. Hardy starts off on the disabled list. The switch-hitter is batting .383/.388/.681 with 12 RBI in 47 at-bats. He's out of options, and since he can hit for average and play multiple positions, he'd probably be picked up quickly if the Orioles let him go.
    Yesterday, 1:30 pm
  • Josh Donaldson hits fourth home run
    Josh Donaldson hit his fourth homer of the spring Sunday off the Orioles' Ubaldo Jimenez.

    Advice: It's the first time he's hit four spring homers in his career. Donaldson is batting .318 in 44 at-bats.
    Yesterday, 1:23 pm
  • Steve Tolleson's X-rays are clean
    X-rays on Steve Tolleson's right hand came back negative.

    Advice: Tolleson was hit by a pitch during Saturday's game. The 31-year-old has a shot to crack the Opening Day roster as a utility player with Maicer Izturis (groin) slated to open the year on the disabled list.
    Yesterday, 9:40 am
  • David Freese (elbow) back in lineup
    David Freese (elbow) is back in the Angels' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Freese hadn't played since suffering a hyperextended left elbow during a collision in Wednesday's game. He's batting .282 with a homer and seven RBI in 14 games this spring and will be fine for Opening Day.
    Yesterday, 8:03 am
  • Report: Aaron Hill drawing trade interest
    Robert Murray of reports that the Diamondbacks are "getting trade calls" regarding Aaron Hill.

    Advice: Murray adds that it's "unclear who has expressed interest in Hill, but at least a few teams have come calling about him." CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reported earlier this month that the D'Backs were shopping Hill, so this comes as no surprise. With the club considering going with Nick Ahmed at shortstop and Chris Owings at second base, they'd probably be better off moving Hill if they can find a taker. He's owed $24 million through the end of next season.
    Yesterday, 7:31 am
  • Ryan Zimmerman (shoulder) to take BP
    Ryan Zimmerman (shoulder) will take batting practice on Sunday.

    Advice: Zimmerman banged up his left shoulder on a diving attempt Saturday, but there appears to be no concern, as he's expected back in the lineup Monday. The Nationals can't afford any more injuries to their regulars.
    Yesterday, 6:56 am
  • Matt Dominguez optioned to Triple-A
    Astros optioned 3B Matt Dominguez to Triple-A Fresno.

    Advice: He batted just .250/.282/.250 this spring. With Luis Valbuena at the hot corner now and Colin Moran on the way, Dominguez's days as a starter in Houston are likely over.
    Yesterday, 5:31 am
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  • Bryant keeps hitting, delivers four-hit day
    Kris Bryant continued his assault on Cactus League pitching Saturday, finishing 4-for-5 with three runs scored in a win over the Rockies.

    Advice: Bryant doubled in the first inning and later added three singles. The third baseman now has 17 hits in 37 at-bats (.459) during spring. He's not expected to open the season at the major league level, though, and is still ticketed for Triple-A Iowa.
    Saturday, 4:54 pm
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  • Royals grant Roberts unconditional release
    Royals released INF Ryan Roberts.

    Advice: Roberts was in camp trying to make the team as a non-roster invitee, but the infielder batted just .219/.265/.313 in Cactus League play. He was granted his release by the club, and he'll look for another opportunity elsewhere.
    Saturday, 4:44 pm
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  • Seager homers as Mariners lose slugfest to SF
    Kyle Seager went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in a slugfest with the Giants on Saturday.

    Advice: Seager homered off of Jake Peavy in the fourth inning, tying the game at four apiece at the time. The third baseman, who signed a $100 million extension over the winter, is hitting .300 (12-for-40) with three home runs and 10 RBI this spring. Seager had the best season of his young career last year, belting 25 home runs and driving in 96 runs.
    Saturday, 4:34 pm
  • Frazier blasts his fourth homer of the spring
    Todd Frazier went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a three-run home run in Saturday's Cactus League game versus the Cubs.

    Advice: Frazier homered on Thursday as well, now sitting on four spring blasts along with 12 RBI. His spring has been indicative of what to expect during the regular season: a mediocre average (.262, 11-for-42) with good power and occasional speed.
    Saturday, 4:01 pm
  • Murphy (hamstring) has at-bats in minors game
    Daniel Murphy (hamstring) took five at-bats in a minor league game Saturday.

    Advice: Murphy is trying to get back for the start of the regular season, but he hasn't progressed to playing the field and time is running out. That he's able to hit is a good sign that he's not far off from a return, though. Even if Murphy starts the year on the disabled list, it isn't likely to be a long stay.
    Saturday, 2:30 pm
  • Kelly Johnson reaches three times
    Kelly Johnson doubled and walked twice Saturday as the Braves beat a Blue Jays split-squad 5-3.

    Advice: Despite starting off 2-for-19, Johnson is up to .273/.385/.523 with two homers in 44 at-bats this spring. He's made a very good case for a bench spot, but if the Braves would prefer to go younger, perhaps Johnson will catch on elsewhere.
    Saturday, 2:16 pm
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  • Xander Bogaerts has ugly game versus Rays
    Xander Bogaerts went 0-for-3 and made a costly error at shortstop Saturday against the Rays.

    Advice: The error on a routine play kickstarted a five-run inning for the Rays. Bogaerts homered in two of his first three games of the spring, but he's 5-for-27 with no homers since. On the plus side, he still has a nice 5/6 K/BB ratio for the spring. There won't be as much pressure on him in Boston this year, as he's facing no competition at shortstop and he's being asked to hit towards the bottom of a productive lineup. He's still being counted on to step up his play, though.
    Saturday, 1:40 pm
  • Jonathan Schoop knocks in three runs
    Playing for the first time in six days, Jonathan Schoop went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI against the Yankees on Saturday.

    Advice: Schoop missed time after having his wisdom teeth removed Wednesday. He hasn't quite had a terrific spring, with his .268 average and his 10/1 K/BB ratio in 41 at-bats, but he's done enough to hold on to his starting job over Everth Cabrera.
    Saturday, 1:16 pm
  • Alex Rodriguez hits third spring homer
    Alex Rodriguez hit his third spring homer Saturday off the Orioles' Brian Matusz.

    Advice: All spring it's looked like the Yankees would start off with Carlos Beltran hitting third and Mark Teixeira in the cleanup spot, with A-Rod and Chase Headley hitting sixth and seventh, in either order. Based on how they've all looked this spring, it'd seem to make a lot more sense to hit Headley and A-Rod third and fourth, in either combination, and stick Beltran and Teixeira lower in the order. Really, though, manager Joe Girardi should just be content to play the hot hand all year. Rodriguez is hitting .306/.405/.583 in 36 at-bats.
    Saturday, 1:13 pm
  • Tolleson (hand) getting precautionary X-rays
    Steve Tolleson will have precautionary X-rays taken of his right hand after being hit by a pitch Saturday.

    Advice: "I'm not too worried about it," Tolleson told reporters Saturday. Indications are that it's not broken, but the Jays just want to be sure. More will be known about his injury status after the results of the test come back.
    Saturday, 1:11 pm
  • Miguel Cabrera homers against Cardinals
    Miguel Cabrera homered in his second straight game Saturday as the Tigers edged the Cardinals 4-3.

    Advice: It was a two-run shot that accounted for all of the Tigers' damage against Lance Lynn. Cabrera is 5-for-13 since debuting Sunday. Each of his last three starts have come at first base.
    Saturday, 1:05 pm
  • Mark Reynolds in 1-for-19 slump
    Mark Reynolds went 0-for-3 on Saturday and is in a 1-for-19 slump.

    Advice: He's fanned 11 times during the slump. Overall, he's hitting .129 with two homers in 31 at-bats this spring. The Cardinals are certain to carry him on their bench, but he's not making much of a case to start over Matt Adams against left-handed pitching.
    Saturday, 12:59 pm
  • Zimmerman (shoulder) likely to miss 2-3 days
    Ryan Zimmerman is expected to be sidelined for the next 2-3 days after jamming his left shoulder on a diving play in Friday's Grapefruit League contest.

    Advice: The Nationals don't believe that the injury is serious and do not have an MRI scheduled. Zimmerman remains fully confident that he will be in the team's lineup on Opening Day.
    Saturday, 6:16 am
  • Middlebrooks collects another two hits Friday
    Will Middlebrooks continued his assault on Cactus League pitching on Friday, going 2-for-3 with an RBI in a 7-5 victory over the Rockies.

    Advice: While manager Bud Black has yet to make a formal announcement, all signs indicate that Middlebrooks has won the starting job at third base over Yangervis Solarte. With the two-hit effort, he's hitting .341 (15-for-44) with two homers and eight RBI in spring play.
    Friday, 10:36 pm
  • Rendon (knee) does lateral jogging Friday
    Anthony Rendon (knee) did light jogging on Friday with an emphasis on lateral movement.

    Advice: Rendon was testing his left knee as he's attempting to rehab from a minor MCL sprain that has shut him down since March 9. The young infielder has no issues when running straight ahead, but continues to have trouble when moving side to side. He still has his sights set on being a part of the Nationals lineup on Opening Day, and barring any setbacks that goal could be realistic.
    Friday, 7:21 pm
  • Alex Rodriguez to debut at first base Sunday
    Alex Rodriguez will make his Grapefruit League debut at first base on Sunday against the Astros.

    Advice: Rodriguez has been working at the position this spring in an effort to increase his versatility, though it's very unlikely that he'll see much time there during the regular season. The 39-year-old is having himself a fine spring, slashing .290/.389/.516 with a pair of homers and three RBI in 31 at-bats.
    Friday, 3:18 pm
  • Murphy (hamstring) likely headed for DL stint
    Mets manager Terry Collins indicated Friday that Daniel Murphy (hamstring) is likely to begin the season on the disabled list.

    Advice: "He's running out of time," Collins said. "... We don't have a lot of time. I'm going to talk to Dan tomorrow. We don't have a lot of time to get him ready. I got word of what he did today, and we certainly have to speed it up a little bit. So I'm getting a little concerned he's not going to have enough time." General manager Sandy Alderson expressed a similar sentiment, saying it "would be a little surprising" if Murphy made it back "sooner than roughly Opening Day." Alderson added that Murphy is likely to play in minor league games next week even if plays in games at all. That would allow the Mets to backdate his DL stint, potentially setting him up to miss as few as six games.
    Friday, 2:40 pm
  • Alberto Callaspo reaches three times
    Alberto Callaspo went 2-for-2 with a walk Friday versus the Red Sox.

    Advice: It's almost certainly too late for Callaspo to salvage the starting job at second base that was practically handed to him when he signed a $3 million contract in December. Still, he'll have a spot on Atlanta's roster, and he's probably more valuable off the bench anyway. Maybe he'll eventually get a chance to start at third if Chris Johnson plays as badly as he did last year.
    Friday, 1:26 pm
  • David Freese (elbow) expected to play Sat.
    David Freese (elbow) is expected to return to action on Saturday.

    Advice: Freese suffered a hyperextended left elbow during a collision in Wednesday's game and is taking a couple days off as a precaution. He's batting .282 with a homer and seven RBI in 14 games this spring.
    Friday, 10:53 am
  • Jace Peterson in line to win Braves' 2B job
    Michael Cunningham of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes that Jace Peterson "is in line to play second base" for the Braves.

    Advice: Alberto Callaspo has played better recently, but Peterson has looked better all spring and appears poised to wrestle the second base job away from the veteran. The news potentially has notable consequence in fantasy leagues, as Peterson stole 148 bases in 389 games in the minors and has hit over .300 there over the last two seasons. He's a deep league middle infield target.
    Friday, 6:12 am
  • Frazier clubs third Cactus League HR vs. CLE
    Todd Frazier clubbed his third Cactus League home run, his only hit in three at-bats, in Thursday's game against the Indians.

    Advice: Frazier went yard against Danny Salazar in the first inning, staking his team to an early lead. It was only his ninth hit in 38 spring at-bats (.237). Frazier likely won't hit for a high average in 2015, but his combination of power and speed makes him a valuable fantasy asset. He hit 29 home runs and stole 20 bases last season.
    Thursday, 4:11 pm
  • Steve Tolleson hits three-run homer
    Steve Tolleson hit a three-run homer off Ken Giles to lead the Jays past the Phillies 4-1 on Thursday.

    Advice: With Devon Travis looking probable for the second base job, it'll probably be between Tolleson and Ryan Goins for a utility gig, with Tolleson having the advantage of being out of options. Tolleson is hitting .259/.310/.556 in 27 at-bats this spring.
    Thursday, 2:33 pm
  • Miguel Cabrera homers, knocks in three
    Miguel Cabrera went 2-for-2 with a homer and three RBI to lead the Tigers past the Orioles 6-4 on Thursday.

    Advice: With Cabrera and Victor Martinez back, the Tigers essentially went with their starting lineup today. The only likely exception was that Rajai Davis was leading off against a right-hander. He'll probably have that spot versus lefties, but Anthony Gose should be there against righties during the regular season. Cabrera is 4-for-10 with four strikeouts since returning to Detroit's lineup Sunday. He's played first base the last two days.
    Thursday, 12:58 pm
  • Freese out next few days with elbow injury
    David Freese will be out for the next couple of days with a hyperextended left elbow.

    Advice: Freese suffered the injury Wednesday in a collision. He told reporters that he's not concerned about it affecting his readiness for the Angels' season-opener. The third baseman is 11-for-39 (.282) with a homer and seven RBI in 14 games this spring.
    Thursday, 12:45 pm
  • Daniel Murphy (hamstring) ran Thursday
    Daniel Murphy (hamstring) ran Thursday without issue.

    Advice: He also made it through some light baseball drills on Wednesday. Murphy pulled his hamstring a week ago but seems likely to be fine for the start of the season.
    Thursday, 12:21 pm
  • Murphy (hamstring) doing limited activity
    Daniel Murphy (hamstring) did limited baseball activities for a second straight day Wednesday and said he's cautiously optimistic about being ready for the season.

    Advice: "Each day is getting better," said Murphy, who pulled his hamstring last Thursday. As long as he continues to make progress, being in the Opening Day lineup is realistic. The Mets are looking at Matt Reynolds and Danny Muno as alternatives for second base if he needs to start the year on the DL.
    Wednesday, 9:51 am
  • Cashman: A-Rod showing he can be regular DH
    Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Wednesday that Alex Rodriguez has shown that he can be the team's regular designated hitter this season.

    Advice: After his year-long PED suspension, Rodriguez is batting .286/.394/.536 with two home runs, a double, and 5/5 K/BB across 33 plate appearances this spring. Most importantly, he has looked healthy. Rodriguez turns 40 later this year and is playing on two surgically-repaired hips, so who knows if he'll hold up for a full season, but he's suddenly an interesting late-round flier in deeper mixed fantasy leagues.
    Wednesday, 8:56 am
  • Rendon (knee) in doubt for Opening Day
    Anthony Rendon underwent another MRI Tuesday which showed that the MCL in his left knee is healing, but still sprained.

    Advice: Rendon suffered a minor MCL sprain on March 9 and he's not back to 100 percent yet, as he told James Wagner of the Washington Post that he still felt something in the knee while doing rotational exercises. The Nationals haven't ruled out the possibility completely, but it's increasingly clear that Rendon will not be ready for the start of the season. Those who were considering Rendon as a late first-round or early second-round pick in mixed fantasy leagues might have to think twice.
    Wednesday, 8:13 am
  • Schoop having wisdom teeth removed
    Jonathan Schoop is unavailable Wednesday because he's having wisdom teeth removed.

    Advice: The Orioles might give him a couple of days of rest, but he should be back to normal soon. The 23-year-old batted .209/.244/.354 with 16 home runs and 45 RBI across 137 games last season and should at least have a share of the starting second base job this season.
    Wednesday, 8:06 am
  • Cabrera (foot) starting at 1B on Wednesday
    Miguel Cabrera (foot) will start at first base Wednesday.

    Advice: Surprising but encouraging news for Cabrera, who just played in his second Grapefruit League game on Tuesday. The plan calls for him to play about four innings in the field. It's no sure thing yet, but Miggy appears to be on track for Opening Day.
    Wednesday, 7:26 am
  • Kris Bryant launches ninth spring homer Tues.
    Kris Bryant launched his ninth home run of the Cactus League season on Tuesday.

    Advice: Bryant's towering solo shot came off A's starter Drew Pomeranz in the third inning. It was his lone hit in three at-bats on the afternoon, painfully lowering his spring average to .464 (13-for-28). He has a Cactus League-leading nine homers to go along with 15 RBI. Bryant is going to be sent to Triple-A Iowa when camp breaks, but he'll get the callup about two weeks in and could be a fantasy monster out of the gate.
    Tuesday, 6:13 pm
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  • Mets encouraged by Murphy's progress
    Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Tuesday that they are getting encouraging signs on Daniel Murphy's hamstring.

    Advice: Murphy pulled his hamstring last Thursday and is expected to be shut down until later this week. It depends on how he progresses, but the Mets haven't ruled him out for Opening Day. Matt Reynolds and Danny Muno are options to fill in at second base if he needs extra time.
    Tuesday, 7:33 am
  • Uribe knocks in a pair of runs as Dodgers win
    Juan Uribe went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI singles as the Dodgers topped the Diamondbacks 7-4 on Monday.

    Advice: Uribe pushed the Dodgers' lead to 3-1 with an RBI single in the fourth inning. His sixth-inning RBI single made it a 6-4 Dodgers lead. The 36-year-old has otherwise had a quiet spring, as Monday's performance drags his average up to .250 in 32 at-bats.
    Monday, 4:12 pm
  • Rendon (knee) might not be ready for opener
    Nationals manager Matt Williams said Monday that Anthony Rendon's left knee remains sore.

    Advice: Rendon suffered a minor MCL spain on March 9 and it still causes him discomfort when he tries to hit. Opening Day is just two weeks away and Rendon has logged only nine Grapefruit League at-bats. He could begin the season on the disabled list.
    Monday, 6:46 am
  • Seager belts three-run homer as M's top TEX
    Kyle Seager went 1-for-2 with a walk and a three-run home run as the Mariners bested the Rangers in Sunday's Cactus League match-up.

    Advice: Seager put the Mariners up 3-0 early with a three-run homer off of Yovani Gallardo, one of the two three-run blasts the right-hander allowed. Seager is one of many Mariners hitting the ball well early, as he's sitting on two home runs with eight RBI and a .407 average (11-for-27). The 27-year-old signed a seven-year, $100 million extension with the Mariners over the winter and will be expected to post big numbers at third base this season.
    Mar 22, 4:08 pm
  • Cabrera beter than 50/50 for Opening Day
    Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Sunday that Miguel Cabrera had a "better than 50/50" to be in the lineup on Opening Day.

    Advice: Cabrera served as the Tigers designated hitter in his Grapefruit League debut on Sunday and came through without any difficulty. Barring any setbacks, he and Victor Martinez should each be in their rightful places in the Tigers lineup when the season opens on April 6.
    Mar 22, 2:03 pm
  • Cubs to get Kris Bryany work in the outfield
    Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Sunday that Kris Bryant would see work in the outfield before the end of spring camp.

    Advice: The plan is for Bryant to do defensive drills with the outfielders on Tuesday and should see some game action out there before the spring is through. The young slugger is setting the Cactus League on fire with eight homers and 14 RBI to date, and could be forcing his way into the Cubs' Opening Day lineup.
    Mar 22, 1:52 pm
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  • Rendon (knee) cleared for baseball activities
    Nationals manager Matt Williams said Anthony Rendon (knee) has been cleared to do baseball activities.

    Advice: "He'll start to throw. He'll start to run. He'll start to do the things he needs to do ... but with that type of nagging injury, it can stay around a while. The good thing about it is that structurally, he's fine," Williams said. Rendon suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee early in camp and he's been sidelined for much of spring. Despite the injury, the team is hopeful he'll be ready for Opening Day.
    Mar 22, 11:52 am
  • Seager (oblique) back in M's lineup Sunday
    Kyle Seager (oblique) returned to the Mariners' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Seager was scratched from Saturday's Cactus League contest due to mild tightness in his side, but that was obviously just precautionary. The side shouldn't be an issue for Seager going forward.
    Mar 22, 10:11 am
  • Peterson fighting infection on right pinkie
    Jace Peterson is fighting an infection in his right pinkie finger.

    Advice: Peterson had it stepped on a few days ago, but the second baseman said the injury isn't serious. Peterson is the heavy favorite to win the Braves' starting job at the keystone. Peterson was one of the prospects acquired in the Justin Upton trade this winter.
    Mar 22, 7:25 am
  • Seager scratched with mild tightness in side
    Kyle Seager was scratched from Saturday's Cactus League game due to mild tightness in his side.

    Advice: Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said the move was largely precautionary and not a big issue. The Mariners are smart to be cautious with their $100 million man. Seager is expected to hit in the middle of the Mariners' lineup this season after mashing 25 homers and 96 RBI last year.
    Mar 21, 4:49 pm
  • Bryant hits two more homers in a slugfest
    Kris Bryant hit his seventh and eighth home runs of the spring, finishing 2-for-2 with a walk Saturday against the Mariners.

    Advice: Bryant swatted a two-run home run off of Felix Hernandez in the first inning, then went yard against Kevin Correia for a three-run blast in the fourth. The uber-prospect has eight official Cactus League home runs (plus another one in a B-game) along with 14 RBI and a .480 average (12-for-25). Bryant may be forcing the Cubs' hand with his hot spring, as the club intended to have him start the season at Triple-A.
    Mar 21, 4:42 pm
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  • Miguel Cabrera feels good after running
    Miguel Cabrera (foot) admitted feeling great after hitting and running on Saturday and wants to make his Grapefruit League debut on Sunday.

    Advice: Cabrera is even petitioning manager Brad Ausmus to let him start at first base instead of designated hitter so that his ankle doesn't tighten up on him. It's certainly encouraging news and looks to be a major step in the right direction of Cabrera being in the Tigers lineup on Opening Day.
    Mar 21, 12:32 pm
  • Cabrera and Martinez could play on Sunday
    Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Saturday that Miguel Cabrera (foot) and Victor Martinez (knee) could both make their Grapefruit League debut on Sunday.

    Advice: Ausmus said that it would depend on how they fared running the bases on Saturday. Each of them have remained hopeful that they would be ready for Opening Day, and barring any setbacks both appear on track to do so.
    Mar 21, 7:33 am
  • Alex Rodriguez hits second spring homer
    Alex Rodriguez homered off Bruce Rondon in the Yankees' 11-2 drubbing of the Tigers on Friday.

    Advice: Getting around on a Rondon fastball -- even if it wasn't quite all of the way around (it was an opposite field homer) -- is the most impressive feat of the spring so far for A-Rod. His bat seemed slow at times in his early plate appearances, so making contact against a guy throwing in the high-90s is a good sign.
    Mar 20, 2:21 pm
  • Daniel Murphy (hamstring) shut down a week
    Daniel Murphy (hamstring) will be shut down for at least the next week.

    Advice: Murphy was given an MRI, with the Mets only saying that the second baseman suffered a pulled right hamstring. It's too soon to say whether he might require a stint on the disabled list, but it's certainly a possibility. The Mets don't plan to bring back Dilson Herrera back from minor league camp, which means Matt Reynolds and Danny Muno would be options at second base should Murphy need to go on the DL.
    Mar 20, 1:55 pm
  • Daniel Murphy undergoes MRI on hamstring
    Daniel Murphy (hamstring) underwent an MRI Friday.

    Advice: The results of the exam are not yet available. Murphy was removed from Thursday's game with tightness in his right hamstring, and while he reported improvement Friday, the Mets want to make sure the ailment isn't worse than expected. An update on his status should be available later Friday or Saturday.
    Mar 20, 12:58 pm
  • Rendon (knee) doing weight-bearing exercises
    Anthony Rendon (knee) has been performing weight-bearing exercises.

    Advice: It's not clear when Rendon might be ready for games again, but Nationals manager Matt Williams said Friday that he remains confident the third baseman will be ready for Opening Day. Rendon has been sidelined for nearly two weeks with a minor MCL sprain in his left knee.
    Mar 20, 8:20 am
  • Daniel Murphy (hamstring) day-to-day
    Daniel Murphy reported improvement with his tight right hamstring on Friday.

    Advice: Murphy was lifted from Thursday's game with the ailment. He's considered day-to-day, but the Mets will surely play it cautiously with him so he doesn't have a setback prior to Opening Day.
    Mar 20, 6:07 am
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