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  • Jean Segura swipes base in loss to Angels
    Jean Segura went 0-for-2 and swiped his third base of the spring as the Mariners were no-hit at the hand of the Angels in Cactus League play on Friday.

    Advice: Segura reached base on catcher's interference in the fourth inning and deftly swiped second base, which was really the highlight offensively for the M's in this one. Segura has had a nice spring, hitting .308 with a pair of homers and six RBI in 26 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:45 pm
  • Forsythe has two-run single in Dodgers' win
    Logan Forsythe had a two-run single, walked twice, and scored a run in the Dodgers’ 13-6 win over the Diamondbacks in Cactus League action on Friday.

    Advice: While a deal for Brian Dozier almost looked like a foregone conclusion at one point over the winter, the Dodgers acquired Forysthe instead in January and appear prepared to go into the season with him as their primary leadoff hitter. The 30-year-old hasn’t provided any reason to change their minds. He’s hitting .424 (15-for-34) with a .472 on-base percentage this spring. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:56 pm
  • Devon Travis gets hit in debut
    Devon Travis got two at-bats and doubled in a run Friday against the Red Sox in his spring debut.

    Advice: Travis is making his way back from knee surgery. If everything goes perfectly from here, he'll probably be in the Opening Day lineup, though perhaps not as an everyday player initially. If it's anything less than perfect, he could spend the first 7-10 days on the DL. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:53 pm
  • Adam Rosales has minor shoulder injury
    Adam Rosales is dealing with a minor shoulder injury.

    Advice: As a result, he'll play in a minor league game Friday instead of a Cactus League action. Rosales should be fine. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:27 am
  • Schimpf hits first spring homer on Thursday
    Ryan Schimpf went 1-for-2 with a walk and hit his first home run of the spring on Thursday against the Angels.

    Advice: It has been a rough camp for Schimpf. He has battled an oblique injury that has limited him to just 16 at-bats so far, and only three of those have resulted in base hits. The 28-year-old finally reached the majors last season for the first time and hit the ground running. He was called up mid-season and promptly whacked 20 home runs in 89 games. On the flip side he registered a lowly .217 batting average. He figures to be the Padres' primary second baseman this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:00 pm
  • Zobrist (neck) hoping to return on Saturday
    Ben Zobrist said his neck was feeling better on Thursday.

    Advice: Zobrist missed his second game in a row on Thursday but is targeting Saturday for his return. There was never much doubt about his availability for Opening Day. The reigning World Series MVP has hit .200 over 30 Cactus League at-bats this spring. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:54 pm
    Player Note
    Ben Zobrist ChC - 2B,OF
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  • Dustin Pedroia continues to rake
    Dustin Pedroia went 3-for-3 with a pair of runs scored on Thursday against the Pirates.

    Advice: He also drew a walk, reaching base in all four of his trips to the plate. Pedroia had knee surgery last October but certainly looks healthy this spring, hitting an even .500 across his 26 at-bats. He'll be the Red Sox' leadoff hitter this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:24 pm
  • Ronald Torreyes goes deep versus Rays
    Ronald Torreyes singled and swatted a solo home run on Thursday against the Rays.

    Advice: Torreyes took former closer Shawn Tolleson deep in the seven inning. He got off to a slow start this spring but now has eight hits over his last 23 at-bats. Torreyes played third base Thursday but is competing to be the fill-in at shortstop while Didi Gregorius (shoulder) is out. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:01 pm
  • Giants dump infielder Gordon Beckham
    Giants released INF Gordon Beckham.

    Advice: Beckham reportedly asked for his release. He was always a long shot to make the team with so many mouths to feed in San Francisco's crowded infield. Beckham was due a $100,000 retention bonus on March 28, which was also a contributing factor in his release. The 30-year-old hit just .194 over 36 Cactus League at-bats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:00 pm
    Player Note
    Gordon Beckham SF - 2B,3B,SS
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  • Shawn O'Malley (appendectomy) out 10-14 days
    Shawn O'Malley will need at least 10-14 days to fully recover from his appendectomy.

    Advice: That puts O'Malley in a race against the clock for Opening Day. If O'Malley is unavailable, Taylor Motter would likely fill a utility role during his absence. O'Malley was hitting .278 with four steals in 16 Cactus League appearances before his appendectomy. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:56 pm
    Player Note
    Shawn O'Malley Sea - 2B,SS,OF
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  • Robinson Cano scratched with illness Thursday
    Robinson Cano was scratched from Thursday's Cactus League game against the Giants with a head cold.

    Advice: Mike Freeman will draw the start at second with Cano under the weather. Cano has gone 2-for-6 in two games since coming back from the World Baseball Classic. He shouldn't miss more than a day or two. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:47 pm
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  • Joe Wendle (shoulder) to play catch Thurs.
    Joe Wendle (shoulder) is scheduled to play catch Thursday for the first time in more than a week.

    Advice: Wendle has been held out of Cactus League action since March 7 because of a shoulder injury. A recent MRI showed no structural issues, but the 26-year-old probably won't make Oakland's roster anyway. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:11 am
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  • Zobrist (neck) out of CHC lineup again Thurs
    Ben Zobrist (neck) is out of the Cubs' Cactus League lineup again on Thursday.

    Advice: Zobrist was scratched from the lineup Wednesday after complaining of some minor neck stiffness. It doesn't sound like something that will affect the veteran's readiness for the opening of the 2017 regular season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:54 am
    Player Note
    Ben Zobrist ChC - 2B,OF
    Day-to-Day
     
  • Ian Kinsler cracks two-run homer in WBC win
    Ian Kinsler went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run as the United States defeated Puerto Rico in Wednesday's World Baseball Classic finals.

    Advice: Kinsler made waves earlier in the day for saying that he did not appreciate the way that Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic celebrated passionately after big plays. Predictably, Kinsler would homer in Wednesday's WBC final. He proceeded to jog around the bases without emphasis. In addition to his no-fun home run, Kinsler also singled to lead off a two-run fifth inning for the States. Now onward to the regular season, where the veteran second baseman will try to match a 2016 campaign in which he slashed .288/.348/.484 while launching 28 homers, driving 83 runs and stealing 14 bases over the course of 153 games played. That .484 slugging percentage was his highest since 2009. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:56 pm
  • Ben Zobrist (neck) scratched from lineup
    Ben Zobrist has been scratched from the lineup for Wednesday's Cactus League game against the Reds due to a stiff neck.

    Advice: This does not appear to be anything major, but with the season rapidly approaching, the Cubs figure to play it safe with any minor spring aches and pains when it comes to their core players such as Zobrist. Consider him day-to-day moving forward. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:35 pm
    Player Note
    Ben Zobrist ChC - 2B,OF
    Day-to-Day
     
  • Update: Amarista says he's fine after HBP
    Alexi Amarista told the Denver Post's Patrick Saunders that he was fine after being plunked above the left elbow in Wednesday's Cactus League game against the Indians.

    Advice: Amarista was lifted from Wednesday's contest after being hit by a Boone Logan pitch. He was checked out in the clubhouse sans issue. The Rockies could opt to give him a day or two off from spring work if they feel that he needs a little extra rest, but as matters currently stand, he looks like he will be fine moving forward. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:22 pm
    Player Note
    Alexi Amarista Col - 2B,SS,OF
     
  • Shawn O'Malley (appendectomy) returns to camp
    Shawn O'Malley is back in camp after undergoing a successful appendectomy.

    Advice: O'Malley's surgery took place on Tuesday. He should recover in about two weeks, but Opening Day is looking like it might be a ship passing in the night. Said manager Scott Servais, "The surgery went fine. He should recover and it won't be an issue. But obviously anytime you have a little surgery, it's going to take a little time to get him back." Prior to this unfortunately-timed surgery, the 29-year-old infielder was competing with Taylor Motter to serve as a utility bench piece for the Mariners during the coming campaign. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:19 pm
    Player Note
    Shawn O'Malley Sea - 2B,SS,OF
    Day-to-Day
     
  • Greg Garcia triples, doubles twice
    Greg Garcia tripled and doubled twice Wednesday in the win over the Nationals.

    Advice: The underappreciated Garcia has hit .261/.377/.366 in 303 major league at-bats, playing a perfectly solid shortstop in the process. He'd likely be an upgrade in a starting role for several teams, but on the Cardinals, he's going to continue to be treated as a sixth infielder. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:03 pm
    Player Note
    Greg García StL - 2B,3B,SS
     
  • Matt Carpenter knocks in four runs
    Matt Carpenter went 2-for-3 with a triple and four RBI against the Nationals on Wednesday.

    Advice: Carpenter seems over the back soreness now, having played four of the last six days. He's 5-for-15 with a homer this spring. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:01 pm
    Player Note
    Matt Carpenter StL - 1B,2B,3B
     
  • Travis (knee) set for Grapefruit debut Friday
    Devon Travis (knee) is slated to make his Grapefruit League debut on Friday.

    Advice: Travis, who is coming back from knee surgery, is slated to play five innings at second base. It's the natural next step for him after he has been playing in minor league games this week. Travis progressed a little slower than originally expected, but he's rounding into shape just in time for Opening Day. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:49 pm
  • Profar to see some time in CF
    Rangers manager Jeff Banister said Wednesday that Jurickson Profar will see some game action in center field.

    Advice: Profar played there during the World Baseball Classic, so Banister wants to get a look at him. As of now, Profar figures to see most of his time in left field this season, but he's essentially in a utility role. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:27 pm
    Player Note
    Jurickson Profar Tex - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
     
  • Brewers option INF Rivera to Triple-A
    Brewers optioned INF Yadiel Rivera to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

    Advice: Rivera enjoyed a nice spring, hitting .273/.324/.455 over 19 games, but the Brewers think he'd be better off playing regularly in Triple-A than serve as a bench player. He figures to make his way back to the majors at some point this year. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:56 am
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  • Shawn O'Malley to have appendectomy
    Shawn O'Malley will undergo an appendectomy Tuesday evening.

    Advice: Awful timing for O'Malley, who will now obviously not be ready for Opening Day. He was competing for a bench job after batting .234/.322/.325 over parts of the last two seasons with Seattle. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:24 pm
    Player Note
    Shawn O'Malley Sea - 2B,SS,OF
    Day-to-Day
     
  • Angels option INF Cowart to Triple-A
    Angels optioned INF Caleb Cowart to Triple-A Salt Lake.

    Advice: Cowart, 24, owns a rough .176/.210/.267 batting line through his first 139 plate appearances in the majors. He has hit better in the minors over the last two years, though he's now being groomed more as a utility player rather than a regular. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:00 am
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  • Schimpf (oblique) back in Tuesday's lineup
    Ryan Schimpf (oblique) is in Tuesday's Cactus League lineup.

    Advice: An oblique injury has kept Schimpf out of action for a couple of weeks, but he apparently felt fine after taking some at-bats in backfield games on Monday. Assuming no setbacks, he should see the bulk of the time at second base to begin the season. The soon-to-be 29-year-old slugged 20 homers with an .869 OPS over 89 games as a rookie last season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:19 am
  • Calhoun homers Monday against Indians
    Dodgers prospect Willie Calhoun homered in his only at-bat in a 14-3 loss to the Indians on Monday.

    Advice: Calhoun may only have point guard height, but there's tremendous raw power in his left-handed bat. Calhoun also has quality hand-eye coordination, and the hit tool has a chance to be above-average as well. The concern with Calhoun is where he's going to play in the field, but if Calhoun keeps hitting, the Dodgers will find a way to get his bat into the lineup, perhaps as soon as this summer. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:28 pm
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  • Carlos Asuaje optioned to Triple-A
    Padres optioned INF Carlos Asuaje to Triple-A El Paso.

    Advice: Asuaje is 8-for-39 at the plate this spring. He's rated by MLB.com as the club's No. 20 prospect. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:27 pm
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  • Marco Hernandez doubles twice for Red Sox
    Marco Hernandez doubled twice and scored twice Monday, raising his spring average to .415.

    Advice: Hernandez has done everything he possibly can to earn the final spot on the Red Sox bench. Still, even if he gets it, he's not going to play much at all, what with Brock Holt serving as the primary backup infielder. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:39 pm
  • Devon Travis (knee) nearing Grapefruit debut
    Devon Travis (knee) is aiming to make his Grapefruit League debut later this week.

    Advice: Travis will play second base in minor league games on Monday and Wednesday before hopefully getting cleared for Grapefruit League action. He's been eased into baseball activities this spring after requiring arthroscopic surgery on his right knee in mid-November. The hope remains that Travis will be somewhere close to full strength by Opening Day. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:36 am
  • Hernan Perez drives in three vs. Giants
    Hernan Perez finished 2-for-4 with three RBI in the Brewers' 6-4 Cactus League victory over the Giants on Sunday.

    Advice: Perez hit a solo homer off Jeff Samardzija in the fourth inning and then added a two-run single against Samardzija in the fifth. Samardzija gave up six total runs on nine hits over just four innings. Perez, who's lined up for a super-utility role in 2017, got the start at second base on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:13 pm
    Player Note
    Hernán Pérez Mil - 2B,3B,OF
     
  • Kipnis (shoulder) to miss another 4-5 weeks
    Jason Kipnis will be sidelined for another 4-5 weeks after a second opinion confirmed that he has inflammation in his right shoulder.

    Advice: The diagnosis doesn't appear to be any worse here, as we already knew Kipnis was nursing soreness in his rotator cuff. The 4-5 week timeline does give us a bit more clarity, though, and in all likelihood it appears Kipnis will at least miss all of April. The Indians are considering moving Jose Ramirez to second base and using Giovanny Urshela and/or Richie Shaffer at third. They could also simply install Michael Martinez and/or Erik Gonzalez at second base. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 10:27 am
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  • Robinson Cano homers in loss to United States
    Robinson Cano had an RBI double and a solo home run in the Dominican Republic's World Baseball Classic loss to the United States on Saturday.

    Advice: Cano got the scoring going on an RBI double that followed a Brandon Crawford throwing error, and he came around to score on a Carlos Santana base knock to give the Dominicans an early 2-0 lead. The U.S. charged back with four runs in the middle innings, and Cano's solo blast in the seventh wasn't enough. After going undefeated in winning the 2013 World Baseball Classic, the Dominican Republic has been eliminated shy of this year's semifinals. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:26 am
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  • Dozier goes 3-for-3 with a run scored Sat.
    Brian Dozier went 3-for-3 with a run scored in a loss to the Red Sox on Saturday.

    Advice: One of the hits was a double. Dozier hasn't played much yet this spring but seems to be rounding into form. He hit his first home yesterday and notched three hits today. The 29-year-old has improved his home run and RBI output every season of his career. That will be hard to do again this year as he will have to beat the 42 home runs he hit in 2016 to keep his streak going. In addition to the homers he batted .268 with 104 runs scored, 99 RBI and 18 stolen bases last year. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:46 pm
  • Joe Wendle still out with shoulder injury
    Joe Wendle remains sidelined with a shoulder injury.

    Advice: He hasn't played in a Cactus League game since March 7. When asked, manager Bob Melvin wouldn't give a timeline for his return. Wendell fared reasonably well as a September call-up last year (.260 in 28 appearances for Oakland), but will likely begin 2017 in the minors. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:13 am
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  • Logan Forsythe fine after hit by pitch Friday
    Logan Forsythe said Saturday that he's fine after taking a pitch off of his forearm on Friday.

    Advice: He was scheduled to receive a day off on Saturday, so his absence isn't injury-related. He's merely dealing with a bone bruise and should return to the lineup on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:47 am
  • Devon Travis (knee) ran bases on Friday
    Devon Travis (knee) hit in a minor league game and ran the bases on the side on Friday without any issues.

    Advice: The infielder said afterwards that he felt really good. He even ran out his single during the minor league game, which he was not expected to do. Travis won't play in a game on Saturday. He's making nice progress and appears to be on track for Opening Day. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:24 am
  • Ryan Schimpf taking batting practice Friday
    Ryan Schimpf (oblique) is scheduled to take batting practice on Friday.

    Advice: Both he and teammate Manuel Margot, who are each inching closer to returning to Cactus League action, are expected to hit on Friday. Schimpf is battling lingering soreness in his oblique and is hoping to be cleared for game action by the end of next week. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:51 pm
  • Brian Dozier hits three-run homer
    Brian Dozier's first homer of the spring was a three-run shot Friday off the Rays' Diego Moreno.

    Advice: Dozier barely played the first two weeks of spring training, and he's just 2-for-17 now. The homer today was his first hit since Feb. 26. The Twins have yet to decide where Dozier will hit at the beginning of the season. He led off last year and prefers that spot, but the team is debating going with Byron Buxton there and batting Dozier third or maybe second. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:53 pm
  • Devon Travis (knee) running bases on Friday
    Devon Travis (knee) will run the bases for the first time this spring on Friday.

    Advice: Travis began hitting in minor league games earlier in the week and will do so again on Friday. As long as he's running fine and can avoid any setbacks, Travis should be ready for Opening Day. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:43 am
  • Matt Carpenter returns to Grapefruit League
    Matt Carpenter is in the Cardinals starting lineup and playing first base for Friday's Grapefruit League showdown against the Mets.

    Advice: Carpenter was held out of action, and had to miss the World Baseball Classic, due to a back injury. He said Thursday that he now feels "100 percent" and barring any setbacks he shouldn't have any trouble being ready for the start of the regular season. Rotoworld.com Friday, 5:11 am
    Player Note
    Matt Carpenter StL - 1B,2B,3B
     
  • Matt Carpenter (back) says he feels '100%'
    Matt Carpenter (back) says he feels "100 percent" and will return to Grapefruit League action Friday.

    Advice: Carpenter has been kept away from strenuous activity for nearly two weeks because of a back injury, and he also had to pull out of the World Baseball Classic. But the 31-year-old first baseman has ample time now to prepare himself for the opening of the 2017 regular season and he makes for a safe early-round pick in fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:49 am
    Player Note
    Matt Carpenter StL - 1B,2B,3B
     
  • Zobrist swats solo home run vs. Diamondbacks
    Ben Zobrist went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Wednesday's Cactus League showdown with the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Zobrist and Addison Russell went belly-to-belly with solo home runs off Taijuan Walker in the fourth inning. The dingers were the first spring shots for both players. For his part, Zobrist had to breathe just a little easier after socking that homer. He entered Wednesday's contest with a mere four hits in 21 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:01 pm
    Player Note
    Ben Zobrist ChC - 2B,OF
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  • Jason Kipnis (shoulder) to get second opinion
    Jason Kipnis will get a second opinion from Dr. Keith Meister on his ailing right shoulder at the end of this week.

    Advice: Meister will also look at Cody Anderson, who has a damaged ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. Kipnis will be shut down for a couple weeks as he nurses soreness in his rotator cuff, and he will begin the season on the disabled list. The second baseman did say that if it were the regular season, he would be able to play through the ailment. "Actually I was making a lot of good progression in my hitting and throwing," said Kipnis. "I was starting to be pain free. It was just the side effects of it - there was some other stuff going on not related to baseball movements, like everyday movements that were triggering a pain in the shoulder." Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:33 pm
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  • Dustin Pedroia reaches twice in victory
    Dustin Pedroia had a single, a walk and a sac fly in his three plate appearances Tuesday as the Red Sox edged the Blue Jays 5-4.

    Advice: Pedroia, who is coming off his first healthy season since 2013 and his best offensive season since 2011, is 6-for-15 in the early going. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:04 pm
  • Travis (knee) takes swings in minors game
    Devon Travis (knee) felt good after participating in a minor league game Tuesday.

    Advice: Travis, who is making his way back from November knee surgery, went 1-for-4 in his first game action of the spring. He has progressed slower than expected, but there's still a chance he could be ready for the season if he can avoid setbacks. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:56 pm
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