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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.
    Today, 1:40 pm
  • Gregorius (wrist) heading for X-rays on wrist
    Didi Gregorius (wrist) sprained his left wrist in Saturday's Grapefruit League contest and is heading for precautionary X-rays.

    Advice: The Yankees don't believe that the injury is serious, but are sending him for X-Ray to be sure. If he isn't available for the start of the regular season, the Yankees could slide Stephen Drew over to shortstop.
    Today, 12:08 pm
  • J.J. Hardy undergoing MRA exam on Monday
    J.J. Hardy is scheduled to undergo an MRA exam on his injured left shoulder on Monday.

    Advice: Hardy has been receiving treatment in recent days, but the Orioles want to ensure that there is no structural damage. He's expected to be held out of action until Tuesday.
    Today, 9:38 am
  • Danny Santana officially named shortstop
    Twins manager Paul Molitor officially named Danny Santana as his starting shortstop on Saturday.

    Advice: It comes as no surprise, but it is now official. The 24-year-old has had a very strong spring, hitting .341/.356/.455 with two homers, though his 9/1 K/BB ratio is concerning for a player who could hit out of the leadoff slot.
    Today, 7:38 am
  • Hardy says shoulder still sore on Saturday
    J.J. Hardy indicated Saturday that his left shoulder was more sore than it was on Friday when he was removed from a Grapefruit League contest after sustaining the injury on a dive up the middle.

    Advice: Hardy received treatment for the injury and will be held out of team workouts on Saturday. The injury is still believed to be minor and isn't expected to effect his availability for the start of the regular season.
    Today, 5:55 am
  • Chris Owings collects two hits in win Friday
    Chris Owings went 2-for-3 with a double and a triple as the Diamondbacks topped the Indians 3-2 in Cactus League action.

    Advice: Even with the two-hit attack though, Owings is hitting just .222 (6-for-27) with no homers and five RBI on the spring, and could be in danger of losing his job to Nick Ahmed. The 23-year-old possesses an intriguing blend of power and speed, but will have to remain on the field to carve out mixed league value this season.
    Yesterday, 4:03 pm
  • Jose Ramirez goes hitless on Friday
    Jose Ramirez struggled in Friday's loss to the Diamondbacks, going 0-for-3 with a strikeout.

    Advice: Ramirez is now hitting .250 (12-for-48) in Cactus League play. He'll begin the season as the Tribe's everyday shortstop, but if he struggles to hit in the early going, Francisco Lindor could quickly get the call from Triple-A to replace him.
    Yesterday, 3:59 pm
  • Jung Ho Kang triples, walks
    Jung Ho Kang tripled and walked Friday against the Twins.

    Advice: The triple got a boost from the wind, but at least it was a well-hit ball, which is something not seen much of from Kang these last two weeks. The Pirates still plan on carrying him as a reserve despite hit .133 average.
    Yesterday, 2:16 pm
  • Stephen Drew goes 3-for-3 against Phillies
    Stephen Drew went 3-for-3 with a double and two RBI against the Phillies on Friday.

    Advice: Drew's bat had showed signs of coming around in recent days, but this is still his first multihit game of the spring. Overall, he's hitting .231/.302/.359 in 39 at-bats.
    Yesterday, 2:01 pm
  • Jonathan Villar (ankle) cleared to return
    Jonathan Villar (ankle) has been cleared for game action.

    Advice: Villar was held out of workouts for a day due to a sprained ankle, but he's fine. The 23-year-old has a good shot at a utility role with a .286/.390/.486 batting line so far this camp.
    Yesterday, 12:57 pm
  • J.J. Hardy suffers shoulder injury
    J.J. Hardy left Friday's game against the Rays with a sore left shoulder.

    Advice: Hardy banged his shoulder on the ground on a dive up the middle. He's expected to be fine, though, as he wanted to take his next at-bat before Orioles manager Buck Showalter overruled him. Consider Hardy day-to-day.
    Yesterday, 11:52 am
  • Jung Ho Kang won't begin season in minors
    Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said Friday that the team still plans to carry Jung Ho Kang on the Opening Day roster.

    Advice: Kang has hit just .111 in 11 games this spring, but Huntington has seen enough positives from the Korean import. "We've seen some really good things," the GM said. He'll back up all over the infield for the Pirates and remains an intriguing long-term guy despite his struggles this spring.
    Yesterday, 6:36 am
  • Rollins doubles, homers, knocks in 4 in a win
    Jimmy Rollins had a big game against the White Sox on Thursday, batting 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, and 4 RBI.

    Advice: Rollins knocked in his first run with a second-inning ground out, doubled in a run in the fourth, then hit a two-run home run off of Daniel Webb in the sixth. The veteran shortstop has shown good power this spring, now with five doubles, a pair of doubles, and one home run.
    Thursday, 4:54 pm
  • Villar (ankle) held out of workouts Thursday
    Jonathan Villar (ankle) was held out of workouts Thursday in Astros camp.

    Advice: Villar left Wednesday's exhibition game with a right ankle sprain, but he told reporters Thursday that he is already feeling much better. The 23-year-old infielder should be fine for the start of the season, though it's unclear what his role will be.
    Thursday, 9:18 am
  • Brewers option Luis Sardinas to AAA level
    Brewers optioned INF Luis Sardinas to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

    Advice: Sardinas was acquired from the Rangers over the winter as part of the package for starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo. The 21-year-old infielder hasn't hit much in the minors, but he does have good speed and he's one of the only decent prospects in the Brewers' farm system. Sardinas should see some MLB action this season.
    Thursday, 8:55 am
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  • Flores (foot) back in Mets' lineup Thursday
    Wilmer Flores (foot) is back in the Mets' Grapefruit League lineup on Thursday afternoon.

    Advice: And it's a road game. Flores fouled a ball off his foot last Sunday and was left with some bruising and some soreness, but X-rays came back negative and the young shortstop will be fine for the beginning of the 2015 regular season.
    Thursday, 7:53 am
  • J.P. Crawford diagnosed with strained oblique
    Phillies shortstop prospect J.P. Crawford will be sidelined for the next 4-6 weeks with an oblique strain.

    Advice: Crawford hasn't played a game above High-A ball, so this doesn't affect his major league timetable or anything like that. The talented 20-year-old will presumably head to the Phillies' Double-A affiliate once he gets healthy. He was rated the sport's No. 14 overall prospect on Baseball America's latest Top 100.
    Thursday, 5:46 am
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  • Culberson (back) plays in minor league game
    Charlie Culberson (back) played in a minor league game Wednesday.

    Advice: Culberson hasn't played in the Cactus League since March 8 due to a bulging disk in his back, but he got in four innings in the minors game. Culberson played defense and batted in the game. His extended absence has hurt his chances of breaking camp with the club.
    Wednesday, 7:40 pm
  • Descalso (oblique) plays in minor league game
    Daniel Descalso (oblique) played in a minor league game Wednesday.

    Advice: Descalso was set to play four innings defensively and bat each inning in a minors game. The infielder suffered a strained right oblique roughly 10 days prior. With another 10 days or so left in camp Descalso still has time to get into shape before the start of the season.
    Wednesday, 7:35 pm
  • Tulo swats third spring homer vs. the Giants
    Troy Tulowitzki went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's Cactus League match-up with the Giants.

    Advice: Tulowitzki took Tim Hudson yard in the fourth inning, part of a three-run frame for the Rockies. The shortstop has three homers on the spring along with eight RBI and a .375 average (9-for-24). Tulowitzki should contribute immense fantasy value provided he can stay healthy.
    Wednesday, 3:48 pm
  • Chris Taylor (wrist) fielding ground balls
    Chris Taylor (wrist) has begun fielding ground balls.

    Advice: Taylor has been sidelined since March 13 due to surgery to repair a fractured right wrist, so it's a good sign that he's already able to do some baseball activities less than two weeks later. Taylor has yet to swing a bat, a big hurdle he'll have to clear before he can start progressing toward a return. Taylor is expected to miss most of the first month of the season.
    Wednesday, 3:33 pm
  • Castro (groin) back in Cubs' lineup Wednesday
    Starlin Castro (groin) is back in the Cubs' Cactus League lineup on Wednesday night.

    Advice: Castro took a few days off to work out some tightness in his groin. The shortstop fully expects to be ready for the Cubs' Opening Night game against the Cardinals.
    Wednesday, 2:19 pm
  • Carlos Correa homers, doubles in victory
    Carlos Correa homered and doubled Wednesday as the Astros beat the Phillies 7-1.

    Advice: Correa has impressed with a .297 average and two homers in 36 at-bats this spring. If not for last June's fractured fibula, he might have been making a Kris Bryant-like push for a spot on the Astros' Opening Day roster. As is, he's probably still a full year away.
    Wednesday, 1:30 pm
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  • Phillies reassign Chase d'Arnaud to minors
    Phillies reassigned INF Chase d'Arnaud to minor league camp.

    Advice: The 28-year-old was in Phillies camp on a minor league contract. He's organizational infield depth.
    Wednesday, 1:28 pm
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  • Villar exits game with ankle sprain
    Jonathan Villar exited Wednesday's Grapefruit League game with a right ankle sprain.

    Advice: Villar suffered the injury in a collision with his teammate Robbie Grossman. We should have more clarity on his status soon.
    Wednesday, 12:15 pm
  • Elvis Andrus goes deep as Rangers blast Halos
    Elvis Andrus connected on his first home run of the Cactus League season as the Rangers blasted the Angels 15-8 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Andrus victimized Andrew Heaney for the solo shot in the fifth inning. The 26-year-old has been punishing the baseball in Cactus League play, hitting .444 (12-for-27) with four RBI. With Leonys Martin slated to serve as the Rangers leadoff hitter, Andrus will likely fall to the bottom third of the order, severely impacting his potential counting stats.
    Tuesday, 8:04 pm
  • Andrelton Simmons homers against Phils
    Andrelton Simmons hit his second homer Tuesday against the Phillies.

    Advice: The good news is that Simmons is killing the ball since returning from a strained oblique, batting .467 with 12 RBI in 30 at-bats. The bad is that manager Fredi Gonzalez seems to have had a change of heart about batting him second, what with Eric Young Jr. likely emerging as the leadoff man and Nick Markakis still needing to hit somewhere near the top. As a result, Simmons will find himself in the barren wasteland that is the bottom half of the Braves order. Maybe he'll drive in a tumbleweed now and again.
    Tuesday, 2:10 pm
  • Ryan Flaherty goes 3-for-3, doubles
    Ryan Flaherty went 3-for-3 with a double Tuesday against the Pirates.

    Advice: With Delmon Young and a backup catcher (Caleb Joseph if Matt Wieters is healthy, Steve Clevenger otherwise) guaranteed roster spots, the Orioles are facing tough calls for two spots on the bench. The incumbents are Flaherty and David Lough, but the Orioles also have Everth Cabrera to consider for the infield, an out-of-options Jimmy Paredes and Nolan Reimold making a strong case for an outfield spot. Since Cabrera is playing some outfield, it's possible the Orioles could keep both him and Flaherty. They'd also have the option of sending down Jonathan Schoop and letting Cabrera and Flaherty battle it out for second, though that seems unlikely.
    Tuesday, 1:31 pm
    Player Note
    Ryan Flaherty Bal - 2B,3B,SS
  • Jung Ho Kang continues to struggle
    The slumping Jung Ho Kang went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts Tuesday against the Orioles.

    Advice: Kang is 3-for-27 with 11 strikeouts. He'll get another week to pull out of this, but if it doesn't happen, he might be looking at some Triple-A time to begin the season.
    Tuesday, 1:26 pm
  • Flores (foot) could return to action Thursday
    Wilmer Flores (foot) could return to Grapefruit League action on Thursday.

    Advice: Flores made it through a range of drills Tuesday in Mets camp without experiencing significant discomfort in his bruised left foot. X-rays taken Sunday came back negative. He'll be fine for Opening Day.
    Tuesday, 1:12 pm
  • Castro (groin) expected to play Wednesday
    Starlin Castro (groin) is expected to return to the Cubs' Cactus League lineup on Wednesday.

    Advice: The original plan called for Castro to return Tuesday, but the Cubs apparently wanted to give him another day as he works his way back from right groin tightness. Either way, it's not expected to impact his availability for the season.
    Tuesday, 12:55 pm
  • Franklin (oblique) to miss start of season
    Rays manager Kevin Cash confirmed Tuesday that Nick Franklin (oblique) will not be ready for Opening Day.

    Advice: Franklin suffered the injury during Monday's Grapefruit League game. Logan Forsythe is now likely to begin the season as the starting second baseman while Alexi Casilla, Tim Beckham, and Jake Elmore could also be in the mix for at-bats.
    Tuesday, 12:23 pm
  • Starlin Castro (groin) out again Tuesday
    Starlin Castro (groin) is out of the starting lineup again Tuesday.

    Advice: Castro was scratched from Saturday's game due to right groin tightness, but said he planned to return Tuesday. It's not going to happen. The Cubs likely just want to play it safe before putting him back out there, but we should know more soon.
    Tuesday, 9:13 am
  • Flores (foot) to try activity Tuesday
    Wilmer Flores (foot) plans to throw, stretch, and hit Tuesday.

    Advice: Flores fouled a ball off his foot during Sunday's game, but X-rays came back negative and he only had to wear a walking boot for less than 24 hours. He's not ready to run yet, but it's not expected to be a long-term issue.
    Tuesday, 6:05 am
  • Rollins knocks in a run with a triple, scores
    Jimmy Rollins went 1-for-3 with an RBI triple and a run scored in Monday's Cactus League game versus the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Rollins tied the game at 1-1 with his third-inning triple, then shortly thereafter scored the go-ahead run. The veteran shortstop has been as-advertised this spring, batting .316 (12-for-38) with four doubles and two triples.
    Monday, 4:10 pm
  • Wilmer Flores removes walking boot
    Wilmer Flores removed the walking boot from his left foot Monday morning.

    Advice: It was just a day ago that Flores left a game after fouling a ball off the foot. X-rays came back clean, though, and he fully expects to be fine come Opening Day. "It was bad yesterday -- I couldn't even walk on it," Flores said. "It's a little bit swollen. I'm having a problem walking right now. I'm just going to go day by day and we'll see how it goes."
    Monday, 4:02 pm
  • Simmons says elbow feels fine
    Andrelton Simmons said after Monday's game that his left elbow feels fine.

    Advice: Simmons was hit in the elbow by a pitch Monday and was a bit scared initially after it went numb, but he iced it immediately and already feels improvement. The 25-year-old had his Grapefruit League debut delayed due to a strained oblique, but he's been swinging the bat well this spring.
    Monday, 1:58 pm
  • Yunel Escobar goes 1-for-2 in debut
    Yunel Escobar played second base went 1-for-2 in his spring debut Monday against the Yankees.

    Advice: Escobar got a nice little test for his strained oblique making a lunging grab with the infield in and came through it OK. He still has time to get ready for Opening Day.
    Monday, 1:55 pm
  • Nick Franklin diagnosed with strained oblique
    Nick Franklin has been diagnosed with a left oblique strain.

    Advice: Oblique strains usually take at least two weeks to heal and Opening Day is exactly two weeks away, so Franklin figures to begin the year on the disabled list. He'll be the Rays starting second baseman when he returns to good health and should have some AL-only fantasy value. Asdrubal Cabrera has been named the starting shortstop.
    Monday, 12:19 pm
  • Nick Franklin tweaked muscle on left side
    Nick Franklin tweaked a muscle in his left side.

    Advice: That's all the Rays are saying for now; more details should come out after Monday's Grapefruit League game. If it's an oblique strain, Franklin would likely have to open the regular season with a 15-day disabled list stint. He's been trying to lock down Tampa Bay's starting second base gig.
    Monday, 9:43 am
  • Escobar (oblique) in Nationals' lineup Mon.
    Yunel Escobar (oblique) is in the Nationals' Grapefruit League lineup Monday versus the Yankees.

    Advice: Escobar was only expected to play in a minor league game Monday, but it's crunch time for players who haven't logged many spring at-bats and his oblique is apparently feeling fine. Escobar will lead off Monday. He'll probably bat eighth during the regular season.
    Monday, 6:03 am
  • Wilmer Flores diagnosed with bruised foot
    Wilmer Flores was diagnosed with a bruised foot after X-rays came back negative on Sunday.

    Advice: Flores sustained the injury when he fouled a ball off his foot during Sunday's Grapefruit League game. The Mets sent him for precautionary X-rays to rule out a fracture and have to be thrilled with the diagnosis. He should return to action in a few days.
    Sunday, 6:54 pm
  • Tulowitzki's three-run doubles helps Rox win
    Troy Tulowitzki went 3-for-4 with a bases-clearing double Sunday against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Tulowitzki doubled with the bases loaded in the fourth inning, running the Rockies' lead to 5-0 at the time. The performance runs his average up to .333 (6-for-18) and he has two home runs and six RBI to go with it. If Tulowitzki can stay healthy, he should post MVP-caliber numbers. He had a 1.035 OPS in 375 plate appearances last season.
    Sunday, 4:39 pm
  • Danny Santana goes 4-for-5 in Twins' win
    Danny Santana singled four times from the leadoff spot as the Twins topped the Marlins 5-3 on Sunday.

    Advice: Santana is hitting .394. Twins manager Paul Molitor said before the game that there haven't been any thoughts of moving Santana back to the outfield, even though fallback shortstop Eduardo Escobar has been more impressive than projected center fielder Aaron Hicks. The Twins figure to keep Santana at shortstop for at least the first couple of months of the regular season before reevaluating their plans.
    Sunday, 1:27 pm
  • Wilmer Flores heading for X-rays on foot
    Wilmer Flores is heading for X-rays after fouling a ball off his left foot during Sunday's Grapefruit League game.

    Advice: Flores is in a walking boot for the time being and noted being in a lot of pain. The Mets should have an update on his status shortly. If he is looking at an extended absence, Ruben Tejada could be forced into the primary shortstop role once again.
    Sunday, 1:25 pm
  • Escobar (oblique) expected to play Monday
    Yunel Escobar (oblique) is expected to play in a major league game Monday.

    Advice: Escobar played in a minor league game Saturday and obviously came out of it feeling alright. The shortstop-turned-second baseman hasn't seen Grapefruit League action as a result of the Grade 1 oblique strain he suffered early in camp. When healthy, he's expected to be the Nationals' starting second baseman.
    Sunday, 11:28 am
  • Castro (groin) to return to lineup Tuesday
    Starlin Castro (groin) said he will return to the Cubs' lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: Castro was scratched from Saturday's game due to right groin tightness, but the shortstop insisted the ailment is minor. He's taking a few days off to be safe but should be fine going forward.
    Sunday, 8:32 am
  • Sardinas collects four hits against Rangers
    Luis Sardinas went 4-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored in Saturday's Cactus League win over the Rangers.

    Advice: Facing his former organization, Sardinas showed why the Brewers were willing to part with Yovani Gallardo to acquire him this winter. The 21-year-old likely won't break camp with the club, but he's one of their best prospects and he could see the majors at some point this season.
    Saturday, 4:27 pm
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  • Starlin Castro scratched with groin tightness
    Starlin Castro was scratched from the Cubs starting lineup on Saturday due to right groin tightness.

    Advice: The Cubs are considering him day-to-day. Addison Russell will take his place at shortstop for Saturday's contest against the Mariners. Castro has been struggling at the dish thus far in spring action, hitting .231/.286/.385 with four RBI and a 7/2 K/BB ratio in 26 at-bats.
    Saturday, 12:05 pm
  • Jung Ho Kang makes start at second
    Jung Ho Kang made his first start at second base on Friday and went 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts versus the Twins.

    Advice: Kang is down to .130 (3-for-23) this spring, and he hasn't homered since taking Marco Estrada deep in his debut 17 days ago. If his slump continues all spring, perhaps the Pirates will send him down to keep working at positions besides shortstop. That's still a ways off, though. Most likely, he'll make the team.
    Friday, 12:58 pm
  • Escobar (oblique) hopes to be game-ready Sun.
    Yunel Escobar (oblique) hopes to play in a minor league game by Sunday.

    Advice: Escobar resumed taking grounders and hitting in the cage this week and is nearing a return to game action. There should be enough time to get him ready for Opening Day, provided that he doesn't experience any setbacks along the way.
    Friday, 5:56 am
  • Wilmer Flores hits second spring homer
    Wilmer Flores had a homer and a sac fly against the Cardinals on Thursday.

    Advice: Flores' homer came off Jaime Garcia. He's batting a cool .406 in 32 at-bats this spring. If he can just keep that up during the regular season, he'll match Ted Williams.
    Thursday, 2:51 pm
  • Flaherty (head) back in O's lineup Thursday
    Ryan Flaherty (head) is back in the Orioles' Grapefruit League lineup on Thursday.

    Advice: Flaherty was pulled from a game Tuesday after taking a pitch off his helmet. He passed multiple concussion tests.
    Thursday, 6:47 am
    Player Note
    Ryan Flaherty Bal - 2B,3B,SS
  • Jung Ho Kang to see time at second base
    Jung Ho Kang will work out at second base sometime this week, according to Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

    Advice: Kang has already worked at shortstop and third base this spring. The Korean infielder is just 3-for-17 in Grapefruit League games. Increasing his versatility will help Kang get on the field in case he can't edge Jordy Mercer for the starting shortstop job.
    Wednesday, 7:04 pm
  • Nick Franklin commits fourth error of spring
    Nick Franklin made an error at shortstop for the second straight day on Wednesday, bringing his spring total to four.

    Advice: Asdrubal Cabrera lacks range at shortstop, but he's pretty surehanded, something Franklin hasn't proven to be so far this spring. The Rays would have preferred Franklin come in and ran away with the starting job at short, allowing Cabrera to play second, but it's not happening.
    Wednesday, 1:50 pm
  • Escobar (oblique) doing baseball activities
    Yunel Escobar (oblique) is scheduled to take grounders and hit in the cage on Wednesday.

    Advice: Escobar has been sidelined for about two weeks with a Grade 1 oblique strain, but he's beginning to make solid progress. The hope is that he'll be ready to play in a minor league game next week. He should be ready for Opening Day if he can avoid setbacks.
    Wednesday, 8:15 am
  • Flaherty (head) says he's fine
    Ryan Flaherty (head) said Wednesday that he's fine.

    Advice: Flaherty left Tuesday's Grapefruit League game after he was hit in the helmet by a pitch, but he apparently passed concussion tests. He won't play Wednesday, but look for him to return to action in the next day or so.
    Wednesday, 5:19 am
    Player Note
    Ryan Flaherty Bal - 2B,3B,SS
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