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  • X-rays negative on Kevan Smith's ankle
    X-rays turned up negative on Kevan Smith's left ankle.

    Advice: But more tests -- like an MRI -- are probably coming. Smith had to be carted off the field Tuesday after twisting his ankle while rounding second base in the fifth inning of a Cactus League game versus the Rangers. Yesterday, 3:01 pm
  • Tyler Flowers goes 2-for-19 this spring
    Tyler Flowers went 0-for-3 on Monday, leaving him 2-for-19 this spring.

    Advice: The Braves are looking for a cleanup hitter and seem to be considering batting their catchers there, since both Flowers and Kurt Suzuki were so productive last year. Flowers, though, needs to pick it up if he wants to stay in the middle of the order and maybe even in order to stay ahead of Suzuki. Monday, 2:32 pm
  • Sisco homers, doubles against Tigers
    Orioles prospect catcher Chance Sisco went 2-for-2 with a double, a triple, and a run scored Monday against the Tigers.

    Advice: Meanwhile, Andrew Susac went 2-for-2 with a run scored. Both are competing to be Caleb Joseph’s backup this spring and they aren’t making the decision an easy one. Sisco is batting .393 (11-for-28) with one homer and six RBI while Susac is batting .417 (5-for-12) with one home run and four RBI. Monday, 2:19 pm
  • Indians release catcher Ryan Hanigan
    Indians released C Ryan Hanigan.

    Advice: Hanigan was in Indians camp this spring as a non-roster invitee and stood very little chance of cracking the Opening Day roster. The veteran catcher went 2-for-13 (.154) in the Cactus League. Monday, 9:30 am
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  • Realmuto (back) expects to be ready for OD
    J.T. Realmuto (back) said Monday morning that he is confident he'll be fine for the start of the regular season.

    Advice: Realmuto has been sidelined for a week because of a lower back contusion, but he's due to ramp up his activity level over the next couple of days. "I'll be ready for Opening Day," he told reporters Monday. "I'm very confident, yes ... It's definitely getting better." The 27-year-old ranks as a top-four fantasy catcher leading into 2018 after batting .278/.332/.451 with 17 home runs and eight stolen bases in 141 games last year. Monday, 7:24 am
  • Hundley homers, drives in five against Rox
    Nick Hundley went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run, driving in five total in a lopsided win over the Rockies in Cactus League play Sunday.

    Advice: Hundley smashed a two-run double in the third inning before swatting a three-run homer off new Rockies reliever Bryan Shaw in the seventh. The ball was certainly flying as if they were in Coors Field, as his was one of four homers the Giants hit on the afternoon. Hundley remains one of the better-hitting backup catchers in the league. Sunday, 10:07 pm
  • Gomes hits grand slam, Tribe hang 16 on M's
    Yan Gomes went 2-for-4 with five RBI, including a grand slam, as a split-squad Indians team took it to the Mariners 16-3 on Sunday.

    Advice: In his return from minor arm soreness, Gomes knocked an RBI double in the first inning before coming up with the sacks jacked in the third. He unclogged them with the slam, his third homer of the Cactus League calendar. The backstop has had some health issues in recent years but should be the bigger half of a timeshare with Roberto Perez behind the plate if healthy. Sunday, 9:44 pm
  • Contreras pops fourth homer in loss to Royals
    Willson Contreras hit a two-run home run in a split-squad loss to the Royals on Sunday.

    Advice: Contreras banged the two-run shot off Royals starter Danny Duffy in the fifth inning, his fourth homer this spring. The Cubs backstop is locked in as a top-three fantasy option at the position and could be primed for a career year as he continues to get settled in at the highest level. Sunday, 5:29 pm
  • Cardinals option Carson Kelly to Triple-A
    Cardinals optioned C Carson Kelly to Triple-A Memphis.

    Advice: The club's top catching prospect and heir apparent to Yadier Molina, had a chance to break camp as the backup catcher but struggled at the dish in Cactus League play. He'll get more seasoning at Triple-A while Francisco Pena functions as the backup. Sunday, 1:44 pm
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  • Gary Sanchez slugs fourth homer of spring
    Gary Sanchez slugged his fourth home run of the spring Sunday in the Yankees' Grapefruit League win over the Marlins.

    Advice: It was a third-inning solo shot off Marlins left-hander Caleb Smith. Sanchez is batting .333 with a 1.129 OPS through 35 plate appearances this spring. Sunday, 1:04 pm
  • Travis d'Arnaud slugs second homer of ST
    Travis d'Arnaud clubbed his second home run of the spring Sunday in the Mets' 5-4 Grapefruit League defeat of the Orioles.

    Advice: It was a second-inning solo shot off Orioles starter Dylan Bundy. D'Arnaud then added a two-run double in the third inning, finishing the day 2-for-4 with three RBI. The 29-year-old catcher has put up excellent numbers this spring and could be a sneaky breakout candidate in 2018. Sunday, 12:53 pm
  • Phegley (fingers) out for two weeks.
    Josh Phegley has two broken fingers on his right hand and will be shut down for two weeks at minimum.

    Advice: As you can probably guess, the right hand is the one he throws with. Phegley is trying to compete with Bruce Maxwell for the right to be the backup to recently signed backstop Jonathan Lucroy, but that will be tough to do now that he won't be able to play anymore Cactus League games. When he does recover, expect Phegley to head to Triple-A Nashville and to serve as insurance for Lucroy and Maxwell. Sunday, 12:30 pm
  • Vogt (shoulder) will be placed on DL
    Brewers manager Craig Counsell confirmed that Stephen Vogt (shoulder) will open the year on the disabled list.

    Advice: There had been talk that the Brewers could release Vogt and not pay him the $3.065 million owed, but he will in fact go to the disabled list. It's unknown at this time how long the former Oakland backstop will be out, but we do know that he'll miss at least the first week or so of the regular season while his shoulder strain heals. Sunday, 11:07 am
  • Roberto Perez cranks grand slam vs. Cubbies
    Roberto Perez launched a grand slam in Saturday's split-squad Cactus League win over the Cubs.

    Advice: Perez stepped up for his fun little spring moment in the fourth inning, clocking an offering from Jordan Minch for the granny. He's up to three homers in Cactus League action. While the 29-year-old backstop is expected to start for the Indians during the coming season, he's just a .216 career hitter in the bigs over the course of 233 games played. There no fantasy intrigue, here, outside of the deepest of formats. Saturday, 4:50 pm
  • Murphy (head) to return to action Sunday
    Tom Murphy (head) is expected to play in Sunday's Cactus League game.

    Advice: Murphy left Thursday's game against the Angels after taking a backswing off his helmet, a scary proposition given the serious and uncertain nature of concussion recovery, but it seems as though he dodged a bullet. Murphy is vying for the backup job to starter Chris Iannetta. Saturday, 4:47 pm
  • Jett Bandy socks two-run home run vs. Rockies
    Jett Bandy went 2-for-2 with a two-run home run in Saturday's Cactus League win over the Rockies.

    Advice: Bandy came through with his first home run of the spring when he socked a two-run shot off Anthony Senzatela in the second inning. He'll be working as a backup option behind Manny Pina in Milwaukee for the coming campaign. Saturday, 4:28 pm
  • Buster Posey clocks first home run of spring
    Buster Posey went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Saturday's split-squad Cactus League loss to the Reds.

    Advice: Posey connected in the fourth inning for his first home run of the spring. He dealt with a minor left ankle injury earlier in March but has since returned without setback or additional issue. While the veteran backstop hit just 12 home runs last season -- his lowest career total for a season in which he's appeared in at least 100 games -- that modest power mark came with a lovely .320/.400/.462 batting line. Posey doesn't offer the same sort of power upside as a Gary Sanchez, but he remains arguably the most consistent fantasy catcher in the game. All the more so if he can rediscover his power stroke. Saturday, 4:09 pm
  • Mike Zunino crushes second spring homer
    Mike Zunino went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run in Saturday's split-squad Cactus League win over the Angels.

    Advice: Zunino went yard with a runner on in the second inning. The dinger was his second of the spring. The backstop can be a maddening fantasy own due to his inconsistency, but when he's on, he flashes big-time power. While that has tended to come with an almost non-existent batting average, this past season, Zunino looked like he might have taken a few baby steps forward to eliminate some of his drawbacks. He finished the campaign hitting a perfectly respectable .251/.331/.509 with a career-best 25 home runs in 124 games played. Saturday, 3:59 pm
  • Reds option Stuart Turner to Triple-A
    Reds optioned C Stuart Turner to Triple-A Louisville; reassigned LHP Kyle Crockett and RHP Jimmy Herget to minor league camp.

    Advice: Turner knew all along that he was third on the depth chart behind Tucker Barnhart and Devin Mesoraco, and as long as those two are healthy he'll remain next in line at Triple-A. The 26-year-old was just 1-for-15 (.067) with five strikeouts in Cactus League competition. Saturday, 8:49 am
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  • Cameron Rupp hits first homer
    Cameron Rupp hit a two-run homer off the bench Friday against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: That's something. Neither Rupp (5-for-24, 11 strikeouts) or Andrew Knapp (3-18, 1 HR) has stepped up this spring to seize a job alongside Jorge Alfaro behind the plate. Given his veteran status and $2 million salary, Rupp has always been the favorite for the job. Friday, 2:44 pm
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