Player Notes

  • Pete Alonso doubles twice in victory over Nats
    Pete Alonso doubled twice and walked in three plate appearances versus the Nationals on Monday.

    Advice: A rare two-double game for Alonso. In 684 career regular-season games, Alonso has had multiple homers 19 times but multiple doubles just eight times. He had 46 homers and 21 doubles last season. Rotoworld 20 minutes ago
  • Scratched with sore wrist
    Carpenter was scratched from the Cardinals' Grapefruit League lineup Monday because of a left wrist contusion, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

    Advice: Carpenter was hit on the wrist by a pitch in a game over the weekend and is evidently still feeling the effects. It sounds like a day-to-day situation. Today, 10:51 am
  • Returning soon from back injury
    Renfroe has been held out of Cactus League action due to lower-back tightness but is expected to play Wednesday, Anne Rogers of reports.

    Advice: Renfroe is participating in the Royals' workout Monday and looks to be nearly over the hump with his minor back issue. The veteran outfielder signed a two-year deal with Kansas City this offseason and is expected to be the club's everyday right fielder, with some starts at designated hitter also likely mixed in. Today, 9:21 am
  • Strong start to Cactus League
    Toglia has gone 3-for-7 with two home runs through his first three games of the Cactus League.

    Advice: Toglia has earned 272 plate appearances in the majors combined across the last two seasons, but he's struggled to just a .187/.246/.325 line in that span. As a result, he's in a battle for a roster spot as a reserve at first base and in the outfield, along with the likes of Hunter Goodman and Elehuris Montero. Toglia will need to continue to perform well to ultimately earn a roster spot, but he's made a strong impression early on this spring. Yesterday, 10:10 pm
  • Full strength as spring games begin
    Kirilloff went 1-for-3 in Sunday's spring training loss to Boston as he looks fully healthy after offseason shoulder surgery. "He's in a lot better shape than we originally thought he was going to be in when the offseason started," manager Rocco Badelli stated, per Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic.

    Advice: Despite surgery in October to repair the labrum in his right shoulder, Kirilloff has played in the first two spring training games, which is a sign the team is confident in his health. Twins manager Rocco Baldelli told The Athletic that he doesn't view first base as a strict platoon since Carlos Santana is a switch hitter, meaning both could be in a lineup against righties. However, Kirilloff would likely play more DH in that scenario with Santana seen as the better glove at first base. It's still not clear how much Kirilloff will play against left-handed pitching or if he'll be used in the outfield. Yesterday, 3:48 pm
  • Spencer Steer collects two hits against Angels
    Spencer Steer went 2-for-3 with a double, a runs scored, and an RBI in Cactus League action as the Reds topped the Angels 9-4 in a split-squad game on Sunday.

    Advice: Steer started in left field and hit leadoff in the split-squad game against the Angels. He doubled to start the bottom of the first inning and came around to score on a double by Stuart Fairchild. He added a hit in the sixth inning to drive in Edwin Arroyo from second to extend the Reds’ lead. The 26-year-old figures to get most of his playing time out of left field this season with a crowded infield. Steer collected 23 homers and 15 steals with a .820 OPS across 665 plate appearances. Though, that kind of volume might be hard to repeat as the team is currently constructed. Rotoworld Yesterday, 2:53 pm
    Spencer SteerCIN - 1B,2B,3B,OF
  • Should be game-ready Wednesday
    Bohm (neck) is expected to make his spring debut Wednesday against the Yankees, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.

    Advice: Neck spasms have sidelined the 27-year-old for the first weekend of Grapefruit League action, but his absence shouldn't extend much beyond that. Bohm produced a .274/.327/.437 slash line with 20 home runs in 145 games last season and is poised for another campaign as Philadelphia's third baseman. Yesterday, 1:19 pm
    Alec BohmPHI - 1B,3B
  • Dealing with illness
    Casas is dealing with the flu Sunday and will be away from Boston's facilities for a few days, Mac Cerullo of the Boston Herald reports.

    Advice: Casas will sit out for a few spring training games while recovering from the flu. The left-handed batter showed improvement in his second year of the majors and finished the 2023 season slashing .263/.367/.490 with 24 home runs, 65 RBI and 70 walks in 502 plate appearances. Yesterday, 7:27 am
  • Batting cleanup Sunday
    Arias (wrist) will bat in the cleanup spot for Sunday's spring training game against the Mariners.

    Advice: Arias' 2023 season came to an abrupt end after he sustained a fractured right wrist in late September. He finished last season batting .210/.275/.352 with 10 home runs and 26 RBI over 345 plate appearances. Yesterday, 7:13 am
    Gabriel AriasCLE - 1B,3B,SS,OF