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    • Phillies not interested in Victorino reunion
      The Phillies are not interested in acquiring Shane Victorino in any trade with the Red Sox, as they are intent on bringing back younger, cheaper talent, Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald reports.

      Advice: The Phillies are in rebuilding mode, so Victorino wouldn't make much sense for them despite sporting an incomplete outfield. Victorino missed large chunks of time last season due to hamstring and back issues, but is John Farrell's favorite to claim the starting job in right field. When he's healthy, he provides speed and power, but it remains to be seen if his recent bout with injuries has sapped him of either. Rotoworld.com
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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
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    • Rosario to work at first in intrasquad game
      Wilin Rosario will get some work at first base in the Rockies' intrasquad game on Tuesday.

      Advice: The Rockies intend to use Rosario less behind the plate in 2015. They'll get him into the lineup by putting him at first base or in the outfield. Rosario has 25-homer potential and the less-taxing work at his new positions may help him rack up the counting stats during the year. Rotoworld.com
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    • 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
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    • Twins' extension with Dozier gaining traction
      The Twins are making progress on a contract extension with Brian Dozier, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

      Advice: The deal is believed to be close. The Twins signed starter Phil Hughes to an extension earlier this offseason and are ticking another box in extending Dozier. Dozier, 27, will become eligible for arbitration for the first time after the season, so an extension would likely cover all three years and potentially more. The second baseman broke out last season with a productive .242/.345/.416 slash line along with 23 home runs, 71 RBI, and 21 stolen bases last season. His combination of power and speed makes him extremely valuable, both to the Twins and to fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:04 am
    • V-Mart believes he'll be OK for Opening Day
      Victor Martinez (knee) is confident that he will be ready in time for Opening Day.

      Advice: Martinez is recovering from offseason meniscus surgery in his left knee, but said he should require only two weeks' worth of at-bats to get ready. The slugger led the league in OPS at .974 and in on-base percentage at .407 last season while batting .335 with 103 RBI while cranking out a career-high 32 home runs. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 5:58 am
    • Harang scratched from Wed. start vs. Yanks
      Aaron Harang has been scratched from Wednesday's Grapefruit League start against the Yankees, citing mechanical issues as per Meghan Montemurro of The News Journal.

      Advice: Montemurro noted that Harang had put an ice pack on his back, but the pitcher himself said the reason for the scratch was mechanical. CSN Philly's Jim Salisbury reports Kevin Slowey will start in Harang's place. Harang more or less has a spot sealed up in the Phillies' rotation and should be handled with extreme caution in fantasy leagues given his mediocre repertoire and the peripherals he put up last season (161/71 K/BB ratio in 204 1/3 innings). Rotoworld.com
      Today, 5:54 am
    • Johan Santana begins his throwing program
      Johan Santana will begin his throwing program on Tuesday.

      Advice: Santana, 35, is attempting to make it back to the major leagues for the first time since 2012. In the time since, he has undergone major shoulder surgery and suffered an Achilles injury last season. If Santana has a worry-free spring, the left-hander could join the Blue Jays' rotation at some point in April, though he is reportedly "highly unlikely" to be ready for Opening Day. He will earn a $2.5 million salary with contract incentives that could pay him more should he make the major league roster. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 5:48 am
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    • Franklin eyeing Rays' starting shortstop job
      Nick Franklin believes he will become the Rays' starting shortstop, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times writes.

      Advice: The Rays can go one of several ways with their middle infield. One would involve using Asdrubal Cabrera at second base and Franklin at short, and another could reverse the positions. The Rays could also give some of Franklin's playing time to Tim Beckham (at shortstop) and/or Logan Forsythe (at second base). Franklin joined the club at the trade deadline last season in the three-way David Price trade. He has a career .647 OPS with 13 home runs and 51 RBI in 412 plate appearances. Those in deep mixed leagues and AL-only leagues will want to monitor how this situation plays out over the course of the spring. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 5:38 am
    • Stanton not in Marlins' lineup vs. Hurricanes
      Giancarlo Stanton (face) is not in the Marlins' starting lineup for Tuesday's exhibition game against the Miami Hurricanes.

      Advice: Stanton was hit in the hip during an intrasquad game over the weekend, but he was only grazed. The Marlins are just taking it easy with Stanton early on. He'll be back in the lineup on Thursday when the Marlins open Grapefruit League action against the Cardinals. Stanton was hit in the face with a fastball in September last season, requiring surgery. He will be wearing a new, more protective helmet and should still be counted on for elite fantasy numbers as he begins a record 13-year, $325 million contract signed in November. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 5:31 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
      Today, 5:22 am
    • Jose Tabata re-works swing over winter
      Jose Tabata re-worked his swing with the help of Marlon Byrd over the offseason.

      Advice: The Pirates encouraged Tabata to seek out Byrd, who has had a power surge late in his career. Byrd said the most important lesson he taught Tabata was "transferring the energy of your swing to the ball." Pittsburgh removed Tabata from their 40-man roster twice last season, and he's in camp now as a non-roster invitee. While it will be interesting to see whether the new swing takes hold, Tabata has little chance of breaking through with the Pirates given their loaded outfield. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:40 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
      Yesterday, 2:56 pm
    • Victor Martinez (knee) runs, takes swings
      Victor Martinez (knee) ran on the anti-gravity treadmill and took 30 swings off a tee from both sides of the plate on Monday.

      Advice: Martinez arrived at Tigers' camp on Monday morning and didn't waste any time doing his first workout. The veteran slugger underwent surgery on February 10 to repair the medial meniscus in his left knee and will have a late start in spring training, but the Tigers are confident he'll get enough at-bats to be ready for the season. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:12 pm
    • Bailey (elbow) throws another bullpen session
      Homer Bailey (elbow) threw another bullpen session Monday.

      Advice: Bailey threw around 26 or 27 pitches, all of them fastballs. It was his second time on the mound this spring as he makes his way back from right flexor tendon surgery. The Reds aren't counting on him to be ready for the start of the season, but Bailey hasn't given up hope. "It's still so far away," said Bailey. "We have over a month. I haven't ruled out anything but I haven't completely kept the door open. We just have to continue with the process. After the first three or four bullpens, we'll have a better idea of where it's at. Right now, it's still so new. It would be like that if you're healthy." Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:02 pm
    • Miguel Cabrera (foot) takes on-field BP
      Miguel Cabrera (foot) took on-field batting practice Monday for the first time this spring.

      Advice: He's been hitting without pain for a while, but this was his first true live outdoor BP since he arrived at the Tigers' spring training complex. Cabrera is also running at about 75 percent on an anti-gravity treadmill and aiming to get into Grapefruit League games around the middle of March. The Tigers are hoping he'll be fully rehabbed from his foot and ankle surgeries by the beginning of the 2015 regular season. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:43 pm
    • Wood, Wada, E-Jax in running for No. 5 spot
      Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Monday that Travis Wood, Tsuyoshi Wada, and Edwin Jackson are in a competition for the final spot in the starting rotation.

      Advice: Jon Lester, Jake Arrieta, Jason Hammel, and Kyle Hendricks are all locked in. The fifth spot will almost definitely go to either Wood or Wada, with Jackson heading to long relief (or, more accurately, mop-up duty). Wood has much more experience than Wada, but Wood struggled to the tune of a 5.03 ERA and 1.53 WHIP in 31 starts last season while Wada produced a 3.25 ERA and 1.24 WHIP in 13 outings. Maddon might not pick a winner until the final week or two of Cactus League play. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:26 pm
    • Brantley (back) to make spring debut Thurs.
      Michael Brantley (back) is expected to make his Cactus League debut on Thursday.

      Advice: Brantley was slowed by a sore back last week, but it was never a serious concern. The 27-year-old rising star batted .327/.385/.506 with 20 home runs, 97 RBI, 23 stolen bases, and 94 runs scored in 156 games last season. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:52 am
    • Joey Votto (quad) not yet up to game speed
      Reds manager Bryan Price said Monday that Joey Votto (quad) is not up to game speed.

      Advice: But that was by design heading into the spring, and the 31-year-old first baseman should start seeing his name in Cactus League lineups soon. "I feel really, really good," Votto told reporters Monday. "I'm surprised at how good I feel this early. I feel like I'm trending toward being able to play games here in the not too distant future." He logged only 272 plate appearances in 2014 due to a distal quad strain. The potential is there for a big-time rebound. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:16 am
    • Hochevar (elbow) ready around start of season
      Royals manager Ned Yost said Monday that Luke Hochevar (elbow) should be ready on Opening Day or "real soon afterwards."

      Advice: Hochevar underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last March, and the rehab for that surgery usually takes relievers around 13 months. He's a week behind the other setup options in Royals camp. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:00 am
    • Corey Hart needs stitches after slicing foot
      Corey Hart needed stitches after slicing his foot while getting into a hot tub at the Pirates' spring training complex on Sunday.

      Advice: The gash will sideline him for a couple of days, but he should be fine to begin appearing in Grapefruit League games by early next week. Hart signed a one-year, $2.5 million free agent contract with the Pirates in December and could fit into a first-base platoon with Pedro Alvarez if his health cooperates. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:44 am
    • 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
      Yesterday, 10:07 am
    • CarGo and Tulo run bases for the first time
      Carlos Gonzalez (knee) ran the bases in Rockies camp Monday for the first time this spring.

      Advice: Troy Tulowitzki did the same. Gonzalez is recovering from August surgery to repair the patellar tendon in his left knee, and Tulo is on his way back from a hip procedure. Both players are expected to be ready for the beginning of the 2015 regular season. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:25 am
    • Holliday hopes Cards exercise his '17 option
      Matt Holliday said Monday in Cardinals camp that he hopes the team exercises his $17 million option for 2017.

      Advice: "I'm not too concerned about the money," Holliday told Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. "I like it here." Cardinals owner Bill DeWitt Jr. has indicated to Bernie Miklasz of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the option will likely be exercised. Holliday's seven-year, $120 million contract with the Cardinals has been a big success for both sides, but he will be 37 years old when that 2017 option is due. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:15 am
    • Andrus left workout Sunday with sore knee
      Elvis Andrus left the Rangers' team workout Sunday with minor soreness in his left knee.

      Advice: Andrus paid a visit to Dr. Keith Meister, who told Rangers general manager Jon Daniels that it's not a significant injury. The 26-year-old shortstop may take it easy for a couple of days, but he should get into Cactus League games soon enough. He's trying to get his career back on track after batting just .263/.314/.333 in 2014. Andrus was also caught stealing on 15 of his 42 stolen base attempts last year. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:02 am
    • Ackley to be in LF platoon with Weeks
      Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon acknowledged to reporters Monday that Dustin Ackley will be in a left-field platoon this season with Rickie Weeks.

      Advice: Ackley has batted just .236/.295/.342 in his career against left-handed pitching so the M's will pair him with the right-handed-hitting Weeks, who was signed to a one-year, $2 million free agent contract last month. It's a bad situation for fantasy purposes. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:37 am
    • V-Mart (knee) arrived at Tigers camp Mon.
      Victor Martinez (knee) has arrived at Tigers camp.

      Advice: And he's expected to go through his first spring workout Monday morning. Martinez needed surgery on February 10 to repair the medial meniscus in his left knee and probably won't get into Grapefruit League games for at least two weeks. The veteran designated hitter is not certain to be ready for the opening of the 2015 regular season, though the Tigers are saying for now that he will be a go. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:59 am
    • Hanrahan (elbow) to visit specialist Tues.
      Joel Hanrahan (elbow) will visit a specialist in Texas on Tuesday.

      Advice: Hanrahan acknowledged last week that his arm hasn't felt right since he arrived at Tigers camp in mid-February. He missed the entire 2014 season and the 33-year-old right-hander can probably be ruled out for a 2015 Opening Day bullpen spot. Hanrahan underwent Tommy John elbow surgery nearly two years ago. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:55 am
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    • CarGo (knee) to begin running bases next week
      Carlos Gonzalez (knee) will begin running the bases next week.

      Advice: CarGo is recovering from surgery to repair the patella tendon in his left knee last August. The outfielder won't be in the lineup when Cactus League games begin on Wednesday, but he doesn't appear to be too far away from game action. Assuming things go well, Gonzalez will be in the Rockies' lineup on Opening Day. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 3:31 pm
    • 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
    • Victor Martinez to arrive to camp on Monday
      Victor Martinez (knee) is scheduled to arrive to Tigers spring training camp on Monday.

      Advice: He's currently recovering from surgery earlier in the month to repair the medial meniscus in his left knee, but could still be ready for the start of the regular season. Martinez indicated that he may swing a bat and take soft toss as early as Monday. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:43 am
    • Homer Bailey (elbow) throws bullpen session
      Homer Bailey (elbow) threw a 20-pitch bullpen session on Friday.

      Advice: It's his first session off the mound this spring after last September's surgery to repair his right flexor tendon. "It was kind of really rewarding, it felt really good," Bailey said. Bailey is a bit behind the other Reds' pitchers in camp and is not expected to be ready for Opening Day, but he should rejoin the rotation sometime in April. He missed the final seven weeks of action last season. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:59 am
    • Santana not expected to be ready by opener
      Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said Friday that Johan Santana (shoulder, Achilles) is "highly unlikely" to be ready by Opening Day.

      Advice: Santana hasn't pitched in the majors since 2012, as he missed 2013 while recovering from a second major shoulder surgery and 2014 after blowing out his Achilles. He had a minor setback with his shoulder earlier this offseason, but delaying his start to 2015 likely is just so he can build up some stamina. The Blue Jays are viewing Santana as a starter, and he could be part of the rotation at some point in April if all goes well. The lefty has an opt-out clause in his contract on April 28 and will make $2.5 million plus incentives when on the big league roster. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:04 am
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    • Blue Jays sign Johan Santana to minors deal
      Blue Jays signed LHP Johan Santana to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

      Advice: He'll make a base salary of $2.5 million if in the majors. Santana last pitched in the majors in 2012 before undergoing a second major shoulder surgery. He then had his comeback attempt last season sabotaged by a torn Achilles. The veteran left-hander experienced shoulder soreness while pitching in winter ball last month, but he didn't have any structural damage and the Jays decided to take a shot on him. Slated to turn 36 next month, Santana is obviously a long shot but is worth a gamble on a minor league deal. He'll compete for the final spot in Toronto's rotation. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:06 pm
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    • Victorino wants to return to switch-hitting
      Shane Victorino said Thursday that he wants return to switch-hitting this season.

      Advice: Victorino gave up hitting from the left side at the end of the 2013 season due to thumb and hamstring injuries, but he's ready to give it another try. "Yeah, absolutely," explained Victorino. "Everything feels great. It's something I've been successful at and that I would like to go back to. The body feels good, and we'll go from there. It's a good thing to have in your back pocket, being able to switch-hit. I came into camp, I spoke to them about it and I told them I would like to try it again and they were all for it." Red Sox manager John Farrell recently said that Victorino will be the starting right fielder this season as long as he's healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 2:35 pm
    • Tigers' Hanrahan (elbow) discouraged
      Joel Hanrahan (elbow) is discouraged about his lack of progress in his throwing program.

      Advice: Hanrahan, who is nearly two years removed from Tommy John surgery, hasn't felt right early on in camp and his throwing sessions have been put on hold. When asked what's next, the veteran reliever said, "I really don't know," so obviously the Tigers can't count on him. It's no wonder they brought back Joba Chamberlain earlier this week. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 1:51 pm
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    • Giancarlo Stanton (face) tracks live pitches
      Giancarlo Stanton faced live pitching Thursday for the first time since last year's brutal season-ending beaning.

      Advice: Stanton suffered multiple facial fractures and dental damage when he was struck in the face last September by a Mike Fiers pitch. He will wear a protective guard on his helmet this season, though he did not sport it Thursday because he was only tracking pitches, not swinging. Stanton signed a 13-year, $325 million contract extension with the Marlins in November. He should again be a fantasy monster in 2015. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:45 am
    • Miguel Cabrera (foot) running on treadmill
      Miguel Cabrera (foot) is running on an anti-gravity treadmill at about 65 percent of his body weight.

      Advice: He's also able to set the treadmill at a slight incline without experiencing any discomfort in his surgically-repaired right foot. Cabrera underwent a procedure last October to remove painful bone spurs from his right ankle and repair a stress fracture in his foot. He's hoping to be ready for Opening Day, but it's hard to get a clear picture at this point on whether that's realistic. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:46 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
    • 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
    • Homer Bailey (elbow) to start season on DL?
      Reds manager Bryan Price said Wednesday that Homer Bailey (elbow) is a question mark for Opening Day.

      Advice: Bailey is a bit behind the other pitchers in camp as he makes his way back from flexor tendon surgery. He hasn't had any setbacks in his rehab and the Reds expect him to throw a bullpen session in the next few days, but Price appears resigned to the possibility that he might have to start the season on the disabled list. "He's well on his way, and we have complete faith he'll be able to go at some point in time fairly early in the season," said Price. "I don't know if it's going to be Opening Day, but I don't imagine we'll be talking about May, either." Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 12:06 pm
    • 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
    • Bailey (elbow) to throw bullpen session soon
      Homer Bailey (elbow) will throw a bullpen session soon.

      Advice: Bailey underwent surgery last September to repair a tear in his flexor tendon. He's progressing well and hasn't had any setbacks, but he's a bit behind the other pitchers in camp. Reds manager Bryan Price sees Opening Day as a question mark right now, but we should know more in the weeks to come. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:00 am
    • 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
    • Brantley sits out sprints due to sore back
      Michael Brantley sat out of the Indians' sprinting competition Tuesday due to a sore back.

      Advice: It was nothing more than a precautionary measure. Brantley had a huge breakout season in 2014, batting .327/.385/.506 with 20 home runs, 97 RBI, 23 stolen bases, and 94 runs scored in 156 games. The 27-year-old outfielder should be a fantasy monster in 2015. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 1:16 pm
    • V-Mart (knee) likely to report in a week
      Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Tuesday that Victor Martinez (knee) is "a week out, right around there" from reporting to spring training.

      Advice: Martinez underwent surgery earlier this month to repair the medial meniscus in his left knee and has been working out on his own away from camp. He's on pace to be ready around mid-March or slightly after, which means that he should have plenty of time to get at-bats before Opening Day. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:32 am
    • Johan Santana to resume throwing this week
      Johan Santana (shoulder) plans to resume his throwing program this week.

      Advice: The Twins are among the teams that are still monitoring his situation, but Darren Wolfson of 1500ESPN doesn't expect the club to bring the veteran left-hander back. The 35-year-old plans to sign in the next few weeks on what will assuredly be an incentive-laden minor league deal. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 3:35 pm
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    • Homer Bailey (elbow) not cleared for mound
      Homer Bailey (elbow) has yet to receive clearance to begin throwing off of a mound.

      Advice: The veteran right-hander has been throwing, but has yet to work off of mound as he recovers from surgery to repair a tear in his flexor tendon. While he's a bit behind the other Reds starters in camp, he is expected to be ready in time for the start of the regular season. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 2:07 pm
    • Matt Harvey throws breaking balls
      Matt Harvey threw curveballs and sliders Sunday for the first time since having Tommy John surgery.

      Advice: He could also have another "first" later this week when he possibly faces hitters. Harvey's rehab has progressed as hoped to this point and he's expected to open the season in the Mets' rotation. General manager Sandy Alderson said recently that Harvey could throw as many as 200 innings should the Mets make the playoffs. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 9:55 am
    • Miguel Cabrera (foot) hitting with no pain
      Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Sunday that Miguel Cabrera (foot) has been hitting without any pain.

      Advice: Cabrera was cleared a few days ago by doctors to begin limited baseball activities, and it appears all is well so far. The Tigers are optimistic that the first baseman will be ready to go come Opening Day, but we won't have a better idea until he ramps things up. Cabrera had surgery last October to remove bone spurs from his right ankle and repair a stress fracture in his foot. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 6:34 am
    • Hanrahan (elbow) throws bullpen session
      Joel Hanrahan (elbow) threw a short bullpen session Saturday.

      Advice: Hanrahan tested out the elbow but said he wasn't 100 percent yet. "He said he didn’t feel his best today," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. "He’ll come back in a couple days, see how it goes." Hanrahan has thrown just 7 1/3 innings since 2012, and he's in camp on a minor league contract. The right-hander is set to throw again Monday, hopefully with better results. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 2:49 pm
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    • Jose Iglesias (shins) says he's 100 percent
      Jose Iglesias (shins) said Saturday that he feels 100 percent.

      Advice: The defensive wizard is only running at 85-90 percent currently as he doesn't want to rush things. While he'll be a tremendous addition to the Tigers defensively, he offers very little in the way of fantasy value outside AL-only formats. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 11:22 am
    • Matt Harvey will open season in Mets rotation
      Mets manager Terry Collins indicated Saturday that Matt Harvey will open the season in the Mets rotation and he will make his debut within the first five games.

      Advice: Collins also noted that there is no plan to skip any of Harvey's starts, which gives traction to general manager Sandy Alderson's comments from yesterday that it's possible Harvey could reach the 200 inning plateau in 2015. While expectations should be tempered on the talented young right-hander as he returns from Tommy John surgery, it appears as there will be no limitations on his workload. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 10:31 am
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