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  • Rodriguez's shoulder surgery details revealed
    Sean Rodriguez's left shoulder surgery involved the repair of a badly torn rotator cuff, labrum damage and a biceps tendon that had to relocated.

    Advice: It's no wonder that he's essentially already been ruled out for the season. Rodriguez, who suffered the injuries during a car crash in late January, is under contract with the Braves through 2018. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:36 am
    Player Note
    Sean Rodríguez Atl - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
    Day-to-Day
     
  • Hechavarria in camp but will leave Tuesday
    Adeiny Hechavarria has returned to Marlins camp but will have to appear in court again Tuesday.

    Advice: Hechavarria is testifying at the trial of Bartolo Hernandez and trainer Julio Estrada, who are facing conspiracy and alien smuggling charges. He expects his involvement with the trial to be over after Tuesday. "What’s going on with the court is not something I’m really worried about. I was requested to be there by the FBI, so obviously I was there. I said everything I knew," said Hechavarria. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:12 am
  • Gordon, Escobar candidates to bat leadoff
    Royals manager Ned Yost on Saturday mentioned Alex Gordon and Alcides Escobar as candidates to bat leadoff this season.

    Advice: "Gordy’s done well there before," Yost said. "We’ll see. I don’t know. We have to look at it. Esky has done OK there before." Neither are ideal options given that Gordon batted just .220/.312/.380 in 2016 and Escobar has a career .297 on-base percentage. Whit Merrifield would also seem to be a candidate for the leadoff spot, but he's got to win the second base job first. The Royals could wind up mixing and matching in the leadoff spot this season. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:39 am
  • Chase d'Arnaud taking reps at first base
    Chase d'Arnaud took reps at first base on Saturday.

    Advice: Utility man Sean Rodriguez was slated to back up Freddie Freeman at first base in addition to playing second base against left-handed pitchers, but now he's likely out for the season after injuring his shoulder in a car accident. D'Arnaud claims he hasn't played first since Little League but is willing to give it a shot with Rodriguez sidelined indefinitely. Nick Markakis, who has started five career games at first base, will also get reps there this spring. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:55 pm
    Player Note
    Chase d'Arnaud Atl - 2B,3B,SS,OF
     
  • MRI results come back clean for J.J. Hardy
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter told reporters on Saturday that J.J. Hardy's MRI resuts came back clean.

    Advice: Hardy underwent an MRI and a CT scan on Friday, but it looks as though everything came back without issue. Hardy is expected to be cleared for baseball activities around March 1 and could play in games by March 10. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:44 am
    Day-to-Day
     
  • Freddy Galvis' groin not an issue
    Freddy Galvis (groin) is participating in workouts fully.

    Advice: Galvis had to pull out of playing for Venezuela in the upcoming World Baseball Classic due to groin tightness, but he's expected to be fine. "Freddy looks good," Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said. "We’re just being cautious." Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:46 pm
    Day-to-Day
     
  • Adeiny Hechavarria away from Marlins camp
    Adeiny Hechavarria is not in Marlins camp due to a legal situation that he is not named in.

    Advice: There aren't any more details than that, but it sounds like Hechavarria should report soon. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:41 am
  • Reyes expected to lead off 3-4 days per week
    The Mets plan to have Jose Reyes bat leadoff 3-4 days per week.

    Advice: It could be more than that, of course, depending on how David Wright's (neck) health is. The Mets aren't sure yet who will bat leadoff for them on days when Reyes doesn't start. Reyes is slated to see time all over the infield and some in the outfield this spring as he prepares for a super utility role. He could be a sneaky value in fantasy drafts this spring as a guy who doesn't technically have a starting job but who is likely to wind up playing a lot. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:53 am
  • J.J. Hardy undergoes MRI, CT scan on back
    J.J. Hardy underwent an MRI on his lower back on Thursday and a CT scan on Friday.

    Advice: Initial reports traced Hardy's absence from Friday's first full-squad workout due to illness, but he's apparently dealing with something more substantial. The results of the tests aren't in yet, so more will obviously be known about the shortstop's status once they're revealed. Hardy said Friday that, ideally, he'll be ready to resume baseball activities on March 1. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:34 am
    Day-to-Day
     
  • J.J. Hardy held out due to illness
    J.J. Hardy was held out of the Orioles' first full-squad workout on Friday due to illness.

    Advice: It's no big deal. Hardy should be back in action in a day or two. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:20 am
    Day-to-Day
     
  • Cozart says his knee is '100 percent'
    Zack Cozart said his knee is "100 percent" leading into spring training this year.

    Advice: Cozart wore a balky brace on his surgically-repaired right knee last season after suffering a major injury to that joint in 2015. He's already a good defensive shortstop, and this should only help his range. Jose Peraza will flank him at second base following the Brandon Phillips trade. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:40 am
  • Profar to start in LF for Rangers in 2017
    Jurickson Profar is slated to start in left field for the Rangers in 2017.

    Advice: It's part of the fallout from the Rangers' reunion with veteran first baseman Mike Napoli. The other fallout: Shin-Soo Choo will serve as the regular DH for Texas in 2017 and Joey Gallo will get most of his work this spring at third base. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:46 am
    Player Note
    Jurickson Profar Tex - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
     
  • Sean Rodriguez undergoes shoulder surgery
    Sean Rodriguez underwent surgery Tuesday to repair the rotator cuff in his left shoulder.

    Advice: Rodriguez, who signed a two-year deal with the Braves earlier this winter, suffered the unfortunate injury in a car crash on January 28. The expectation is that he'll miss the entire season. It's too bad, as he figured to play an important role with Atlanta. The Braves have since acquired Brandon Phillips from the Reds to play second base. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:13 pm
    Player Note
    Sean Rodríguez Atl - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
    Day-to-Day
     
  • Galvis sitting out WBC due to groin injury
    Freddy Galvis will not play for Venezuela in the upcoming World Baseball Classic due to a groin injury.

    Advice: It's a day-to-day thing, but he doesn't want to take any chances and make things worse with the season approaching. Galvis was expected to start at shortstop for Venezuela, but now those duties will likely fall to Alcides Escobar. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:00 am
    Day-to-Day
     
  • Albies won't see games for a few weeks
    Braves manager Brian Snitker said Tuesday that prospect infielder Ozzie Albies (elbow) is "a little behind" and won't get in games for a few weeks.

    Advice: Albies underwent surgery last September to repair a fractured olecranon bone in his right elbow. There's still a chance that he could be ready for the start of the season, but the Braves don't want to rush their top prospect. The 20-year-old could see his first taste of the majors this year if he shows improvement during his second stint in Triple-A. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:28 am
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  • Duffy (heel) is 'good to go' for spring
    Rays vice president Chaim Bloom said Monday that Matt Duffy (heel) "should be good to go" for spring training.

    Advice: Duffy will report to camp in Port Charlotte, Florida sometime this week. The shortstop needed Achilles surgery last September, just 21 games into his tenure with the Rays. He is expected to be 100 percent by the opening of the 2017 regular season. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:56 am
    Player Note
    Matt Duffy TB - 3B,SS
    Day-to-Day
     
  • Sean Rodriguez (shoulder) out 3-5 months
    According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, Sean Rodriguez will undergo left shoulder surgery next week and is expected to miss 3-5 months.

    Advice: That would explain why the Braves are deep in talks to acquire Brandon Phillips from Cincinnati. Rodriguez suffered the injury in a car accident last week. Rodriguez was expected to platoon with Jace Peterson but now it looks like Phillips will man second base for Atlanta. The 31-year-old hit .270 while contributing a career-high 18 home runs in 140 games for Pittsburgh last season. Rotoworld.com Feb 11, 9:02 pm
    Player Note
    Sean Rodríguez Atl - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
    Day-to-Day
     
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