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Tillman (shoulder) advances to long-toss 02-23-2017
Chris Tillman P BAL
Chris Tillman (shoulder) has advanced to long-tossing in Orioles camp.

Roch Kubatko on Twitter
And he told reporters Thursday morning that his troublesome right shoulder is feeling great. Tillman underwent platelet-rich plasma treatment over the winter and is around three weeks behind the other O's pitchers, but he might only miss one turn in the regular-season rotation if things continue to go smoothly. The 28-year-old is tracking toward a mid-April season debut.
O's closer Britton says oblique is improving 02-23-2017
Zach Britton P BAL
Zach Britton told reporters Thursday morning that his oblique is improving.

Roch Kubatko on Twitter
Britton felt some discomfort on his side after throwing a bullpen session Monday in Orioles camp and he has been sitting out of workouts since. It's just a precautionary measure here in late February. The stud closer should be all caught up by the opening of the 2017 regular season.
Mets sign Wilfredo Boscan to minors deal 02-23-2017
Wilfredo Boscan P ATL
Mets signed RHP Wilfredo Boscan to a minor league contract.

Anthony DiComo on Twitter
Boscan posted a 6.46 ERA in one start and five relief appearances last summer with the Pirates. He finished the season with the Triple-A affiliate of the Braves. Consider the 27-year-old right-hander organizational bullpen depth for the Mets.
No current movement on Gonzalez extension 02-23-2017
Carlos Gonzalez RF COL
Carlos Gonzalez said that "there's no conversation" with the Rockies regarding an extension right now.

Denver Post
"It's up to them. They're the ones that make the decision. We don't make the decision. We just listen and work," Gonzalez said. He is entering the final year of his contract. In early January, general manager Jeff Bridich indicated that the team was hoping to work out an extension. There do not appear to have been any substantive talks since. This past season, the 31-year-old Gonzalez whacked 25 home runs and notched an even 100 RBI while slashing .298/.350/.505 in 584 at-bats.