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Franchy Cordero stays hot in win over KC 03-06-2018
Franchy Cordero CF SD
Franchy Cordero finished 2-for-5 with two runs scored in the Padres' 5-4 defeat of the Royals on Tuesday night in the Cactus League. Cordero singled and scored on a Hunter Renfroe double in the top of the sixth inning and then hit a double of his own in the top of the eighth. The 23-year-old outfielder is batting .417 with a 1.375 OPS so far this spring, but he'll probably still be ticketed for Triple-A El Paso even if he keeps it up. Manuel Margot is locked in as the starting center fielder for the Padres, with Jose Pirela in left and Wil Myers in right. Renfroe also happens to be blocked.
Cuthbert hits solo home run in Royals' loss 03-06-2018
Cheslor Cuthbert 3B KC
Cheslor Cuthbert belted a solo homer in the Royals' Cactus League loss to the Padres on Tuesday. Cuthbert took former teammate Chris Young deep over the left field wall in the bottom of the third inning. The 25-year-old projects to serve as the Royals' everyday third baseman in 2018, though as a .261/.306/.390 career hitter he offers very little fantasy upside. Cuthbert batted just .231/.275/.322 with two home runs over 153 plate appearances for Kansas City in 2017.
Murphy slugs second Cactus League homer 03-06-2018
Tom Murphy C COL
Tom Murphy hit his second Cactus League home run in the Rockies' 3-2 win over the Mariners on Tuesday. Murphy went deep off M's starter Mike Leake in the top of the fourth inning. The 26-year-old catcher missed the majority of the 2017 season due to a fractured wrist and he will likely open the 2018 campaign at Triple-A Albuquerque, but he remains an intriguing dynasty stash at a position where offensive production is hard to mine.
Zunino launches first home run of the spring 03-06-2018
Mike Zunino C SEA
Mike Zunino slugged his first home run of the spring in Tuesday night's Cactus League loss to the Rockies. It was a fourth-inning no-doubter off Rockies reliever Chris Rusin. Zunino broke out to the tune of an .840 OPS and 25 home runs over 124 games last season and the 26-year-old catcher is one of the better mid-tier options at fantasy baseball's shallowest position leading into the 2018 regular season.
BoSox 'flooded with calls' on Blake Swihart 03-06-2018
Blake Swihart C BOS
According to Sean McAdam of the Boston Sports Journal, the Red Sox have been "flooded with calls" asking about the availability of Blake Swihart.

Boston Sports Journal
Swihart put up is having a big spring, but there is not a clear spot for him on Boston's major league roster and so it seems feasible that a trade might happen within the next couple of weeks. The 25-year-old former top prospect would make sense for a number of rebuilding teams. Swihart was drafted as a catcher, but he has also played some first base and left field in recent seasons.
Hinojosa retires from baseball at age 32 03-06-2018
Dalier Hinojosa P FA
Dalier Hinojosa has retired from baseball at age 32.

Ciber Cuba
Hinojosa was a star pitcher in his native Cuba for many years and posted a shiny 1.51 ERA in 35 2/3 major league innings with the Red Sox and Phillies between the 2015-2016 seasons, but shoulder troubles derailed his career in 2017. He got a $4.25 million signing bonus from Boston back in 2013.
Perdomo yields two runs over three innings 03-06-2018
Luis Perdomo P SD
Luis Perdomo yielded two earned runs over three innings Tuesday in a Cactus League appearance against the Royals. The overall line wasn't spectacular, but Perdomo did strike out five of the 12 batters he faced. The 24-year-old right-hander showed some signs of progress down the stretch last season in San Diego, posting a 3.92 ERA over his final seven starts, though it's difficult to trust him in any standard mixed fantasy league leading into 2018. He holds a 5.16 ERA, 1.55 WHIP, and 223/111 K/BB ratio in 310 1/3 career major league innings.
Leake surrenders three runs versus Rockies 03-06-2018
Mike Leake P SEA
Mike Leake surrendered three earned runs over four innings in his third Cactus League appearance Tuesday against the Rockies. Leake worked two scoreless innings in his Cactus League debut versus the White Sox and he held the Royals off the scoreboard for three innings in his second spring training start, but things didn't go as smoothly on Tuesday night in Arizona. Leake gave up five total hits, including a Mike Tauchman two-run triple in the top of the third inning and a Tom Murphy solo homer in the fourth. The 30-year-old right-hander should be mostly off the radar in standard mixed fantasy leagues.
Marquez goes three innings vs. Mariners 03-06-2018
German Marquez P COL
German Marquez gave up one run over three innings in a Cactus League start Tuesday night against the Mariners. Dee Gordon hit a leadoff single in the bottom of the first, stole second base, and then scored on an RBI single from Robinson Cano. Marquez settled in after that, striking out three of the next five batters he faced and finishing with four punchouts in all. The 23-year-old right-hander appears locked into a spot at the back end of the Rockies' rotation leading into the 2018 regular season. He has a 1.80 ERA through two Cactus League appearances.
Karns throws 1 2/3 scoreless vs. Padres 03-06-2018
Nate Karns P KC
Nate Karns tossed 1 2/3 scoreless innings in his Cactus League debut Tuesday night against the Padres. Karns has been eased into live action this spring after undergoing surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome last July. He walked three batters on Tuesday but also recorded three strikeouts and yielded only one hit. If he can show better command over his next three or four spring outings, the 30-year-old right-hander should have a spot at the back of the Kansas City rotation.
Chris Young allows one run over three innings 03-06-2018
Chris Young P SD
Chris Young yielded one run over three innings in a Cactus League start Tuesday night against the Royals. Young gave up a solo homer to Cheslor Cuthbert in the top of the third but was otherwise sharp, striking out four batters and issuing zero walks. The veteran left-hander is trying to claim a spot in the Padres' rotation or bullpen this spring, but those are both crowded races. He had a terrible 7.50 ERA in 30 innings (two starts, 12 relief appearances) last season with the Royals.
Rangers finalize one-year deal with Lincecum 03-06-2018
Tim Lincecum P TEX
Rangers signed RHP Tim Lincecum to a one-year, $1 million contract. The deal was agreed to last week and then finalized Tuesday after Lincecum arrived at Rangers camp in Arizona and passed the necessary physical. The veteran right-hander didn't pitch anywhere professionally in 2017 and posted a hideous 9.16 ERA and 2.37 WHIP in nine starts with the Angels in 2016, but he has regained some velocity on his fastball through intense winter workouts at the Driveline Baseball Research Lab and will look to revitalize his career in the Rangers' bullpen. He could even compete for saves.
Dozier, Twins have not discussed extension 03-06-2018
Brian Dozier 2B MIN
Brian Dozier told reporters Tuesday that he has not been approached by the Twins about a contract extension.
Dozier is scheduled to become a free agent next winter, and it appears he will indeed be hitting the open market. "I've said I wanted to stay here since forever, but I've really vocalized it the last couple years," Dozier said Tuesday. "But I just don't think it's in their future, from what I've been told. We'll see if anything else shakes out, but I'll leave at it." The 30-year-old second baseman posted an .856 OPS with 34 home runs, 93 RBI, 16 stolen bases, and 106 runs scored over 152 regular-season games in 2017.
Hahn to attempt rehab for sprained UCL 03-06-2018
Jesse Hahn P KC
Jesse Hahn (elbow) hopes to resume throwing in a couple of weeks.

Kansas City Star
Hahn was placed on the 60-day disabled list Tuesday after being diagnosed with a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his right arm. He could eventually require Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery, but the 28-year-old right-hander will first try a rehab plan. "We're just gonna treat it right now and see how it responds," Hahn said Tuesday. "Test it dynamically, so, you know, let it calm down and then get out there, start a throwing program and just take it from there, one step day by day."
Bubba Starling experiencing oblique soreness 03-06-2018
Bubba Starling CF KC
Bubba Starling has been experiencing soreness in his oblique.

Kansas City Star
Starling suffered a season-ending oblique injury last August at Triple-A Omaha, so the Royals are going to play it safe and keep him away from drills and Cactus League games for at least a couple of days. The former No. 5 overall pick batted just .248/.303/.381 with seven home runs and five stolen bases in 80 games last year in the Pacific Coast League. He's not in consideration for an Opening Day roster spot with Kansas City, no matter his health status.
Wil Myers (elbow) to play RF on Wednesday 03-06-2018
Wil Myers RF SD
Wil Myers (elbow) is expected to return to right field on Wednesday.

San Diego Union-Tribune
Myers was moved to the DH spot on Monday because of a sore elbow and he took a scheduled day off Tuesday, but there's no apparent concern in Padres camp. The 27-year-old should be 100 percent for the start of the 2018 regular season.
O's reassign Jeff Ferrell to minors camp 03-06-2018
Jeff Ferrell P BAL
Orioles reassigned RHP Jeff Ferrell to minor league camp. Ferrell never really had a chance of making the O's bullpen. The 27-year-old right-hander was signed to a minor league contract in November after allowing seven earned runs over 9 1/3 innings of relief with the Tigers in 2017. He figures to open the 2018 season with Triple-A Norfolk.
Mike Pelfrey retires from baseball at age 34 03-06-2018
Mike Pelfrey P FA
Mike Pelfrey is retiring from baseball.

MLB Daily Dish
The 34-year-old right-hander has already accepted a coaching position at Newman University, a Division-II school in Wichita, Kansas. Pelfrey pitched for nearby Wichita State in college and was a first-round pick of the Mets in 2005. He registered a 4.68 ERA over 1,476 1/3 career major league innings, last pitching for the White Sox in 2017.
Tigers release injured lefty Travis Wood 03-06-2018
Travis Wood P FA
Tigers released LHP Travis Wood.

Chris Cotillo on Twitter
Wood signed a minor league contract with Detroit in January and was hoping to compete for a rotation spot this spring, but he tore the ACL and medial meniscus in his left knee while making his Grapefruit League debut. The veteran southpaw is scheduled for season-ending surgery on Wednesday.
Felix Hernandez (forearm) resumes throwing 03-06-2018
Felix Hernandez P SEA
Felix Hernandez played catch Tuesday for the first time since taking a line drive off his right arm last Monday.

Seattle Times
"It feels good," Hernandez told reporters after the short workout. "I'm happy with it. Now I have to go day by day. They want me to take it easy, but I can't do that. It's not my thing." The veteran right-hander might not be stretched out enough by the beginning of the regular season, but he only has a bad bruise so this shouldn't be a long-term thing.
Mejia suffered foot contusion on Tuesday 03-06-2018
Francisco Mejia C CLE
Francisco Mejia suffered a right foot contusion in Tuesday's Cactus League game against the Reds.

Jordan Bastian on Twitter
Mejia was hit on the right foot by a pitch in the eighth inning, but he walked off the field under his own power after a short visit with Indians manager Terry Francona and a member of the team's medical staff. Mejia should be fine after a day or two of rest. The 22-year-old top prospect batted .297/.346/.490 with 14 home runs and 52 RBI in 92 games last summer at Double-A Akron and should arrive in the majors for good at some point in 2018.
Jesse Winker smashes first spring homer 03-06-2018
Jesse Winker RF CIN
Jesse Winker had an RBI single and a solo home run in Tuesday's victory over the Indians. Winker took Carlos Torres over the boards in the third inning and later plated another run with a single. It was his first longball this spring, but Winker is off to a 6-for-19 start at the dish. He's one of four outfielders competing for three starting spots with the Reds.
Jason Kipnis hits sixth Cactus League homer 03-06-2018
Jason Kipnis 2B CLE
Jason Kipnis ripped a two-run homer -- his sixth already this spring -- on Tuesday against the Reds. Kevin Shackelford was Kipnis' latest victim, as he took the right-hander deep in the third inning. In six games and just 17 plate appearances this spring, Kipnis has produced a ridiculous six dingers and 12 RBI. Spring training numbers always need to be taken with a grain of salt, but after Kipnis' injury-shortened, disappointing 2017, his big Cactus League showing so far is encouraging.
Albert Almora socks first Cactus home run 03-06-2018
Albert Almora CF CHC
Albert Almora launched a two-run home run Tuesday against the Dodgers. Almora took Wilmer Font deep as part of the Cubs' six-run explosion in the first inning. It's the outfielder's only hit in 15 plate appearances this spring, as he's been overshadowed so far by Ian Happ -- four home runs -- in the competition for playing time in center field.
Travis Shaw goes deep twice on Tuesday 03-06-2018
Travis Shaw 3B MLW
Travis Shaw smacked a pair of solo home runs in Tuesday's Cactus League game versus the White Sox. The third baseman took Juan Minaya deep in the fourth inning and then put an exclamation point on his day with a longball off of Bruce Rondon in the sixth. Shaw is coming off a breakout season in his first year in Milwaukee during which he put up a .273/.349/.513 batting line, 31 home runs and 101 RBI.
Matt Carpenter (back) not ready for opener? 03-06-2018
Matt Carpenter 1B STL
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny expressed concern Tuesday that Matt Carpenter (back) might not be ready for Opening Day.
Carpenter has resumed baseball activities this week in Cardinals camp, but he is still a ways away from making his Grapefruit League debut and Matheny is worried that his timing at the plate might not be there come March 29. "If this doesn't stay on track, I don't know if he'll be timed up," Matheny said. "Physically, I think he'll be ready. Whether he's timed up and actually ready to be at his best when we bust out of the gate [on Opening Day] in New York. … I think we're at that point right now." St. Louis could use Jose Martinez at first base (and Jedd Gyorko as the everyday third baseman) if Carpenter isn't quite ready.
David Peralta blasts three-run homer 03-06-2018
David Peralta LF ARZ
David Peralta launched a three-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Angels. Peralta lifted one to the opposite field off of JC Ramirez in the third inning that carried over the wall. It was his first longball this spring. Peralta is projected as the Diamondbacks' leadoff hitter, at least against right-handed pitching.
Luis Valbuena singles, homers Tuesday 03-06-2018
Luis Valbuena 3B LAA
Luis Valbuena singled and belted a solo home run Tuesday versus the Diamondbacks. Valbuena took Neftali Feliz deep in the seventh inning for his first home run this spring. He's slated to see regular starts at first base against right-handed pitching this season but isn't mixed league material.
Carlos Martinez (personal) on track for Thurs 03-06-2018
Carlos Martinez P STL
Carlos Martinez (personal) is on track to make his next scheduled Grapefruit League start on Thursday.

Joe Trezza on Twitter
Martinez was scratched from a scheduled Grapefruit League start last Friday because of personal reasons, though he did fit in a three-inning simulated game on a back field at Cardinals camp. No clarification has been offered about that situation, but the 26-year-old right-hander is seemingly in no danger of missing the start of the 2018 regular season. Martinez posted a 3.64 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and 217/71 K/BB ratio over 205 innings in 2017.
Alex Dickerson (elbow) out for Opening Day 03-06-2018
Alex Dickerson LF SD
Alex Dickerson (elbow) is not expected to be ready for the start of the 2018 regular season.

AJ Cassavell on Twitter
Dickerson has been battling left elbow soreness since the early days of Padres camp and is "continuing to be evaluated by team doctors," per AJ Cassavell of That's all the information available at this time. Dickerson missed the entire 2017 season because of a lingering back injury.
Charlie Morton strikes out six Nationals 03-06-2018
Charlie Morton P HOU
Charlie Morton excelled again Tuesday, striking out six in three scoreless innings versus the Nationals. Morton has pitched five scoreless innings in his two starts this spring. He should be a nice asset in mixed leagues early on this year, though the potential for injury is high.
Billy Hamilton diagnosed with sprained finger 03-06-2018
Billy Hamilton CF CIN
Billy Hamilton has been diagnosed with a sprained left index finger.

Mark Sheldon on Twitter
He's being listed as day-to-day in Reds camp. This doesn't seem like an overly series issue, but it's certainly something to monitor. Hamilton is 0-for-14 so far in Cactus League play and he has not stolen a base.
A.J. Cole gives up three runs 03-06-2018
A.J. Cole P WAS
A.J. Cole gave up three runs and five hits in three innings Tuesday versus an Astros split-squad. It was a good split-squad that included five regulars from the world champs and Cole did end up with four strikeouts and no walks, so it wasn't a total bust. Still, he needs to do a little better to ensure that he'll be the Nationals' fifth starter. It'd still make a lot of sense for the team to add one of the free agent starters.
Carlos Carrasco whiffs four over two frames 03-06-2018
Carlos Carrasco P CLE
Carlos Carrasco gave up one run but struck out four across two innings of work Tuesday versus the Reds. Carrasco made a one-inning relief appearance last week in his spring debut and started this one, allowing two hits and a run on a Scooter Gennett homer but not walking anyone to go along with his four punchouts. He will enter the 2018 season as a top-10 fantasy starter.
Jose Marmolejos hits first homer 03-06-2018
Jose Marmolejos 1B WAS
Jose Marmolejos hit his first spring homer Tuesday against the Astros. The 25-year-old Marmolejos will get his first crack at Triple-A pitching this year after hitting .288/.361/.458 in Double-A last year. He's probably never going to hit for enough power to get a shot as a starting first baseman, but he has a very solid bat. Unfortunately for him, the Nationals added Matt Adams as Ryan Zimmerman insurance, cutting off any realistic path to playing time for Marmolejos this year.
Lynn turned down 2 years, $20M from Twins 03-06-2018
Lance Lynn P MIN
According to Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Twins recently made a two-year, $20 million offer to free agent Lance Lynn but it was a "non-starter."

Minneapolis Star-Tribune
It was reported a week ago that Lynn had rejected an offer from the Twins, and now we know the numbers. The 30-year-old right-hander is presumably looking for something more in the three-year or four-year range, with a much higher average annual value than $10 million. But the calendar is moving quickly toward the opening of the 2018 regular season and Lynn will want to get into a major league camp soon to get properly stretched out. Lynn returned from Tommy John surgery last season to deliver a 3.43 ERA and 153 strikeouts in 186 1/3 innings with the Cardinals. He owns a strong 3.38 career ERA.
Brandon Finnegan goes two in spring debut 03-06-2018
Brandon Finnegan P CIN
Making his Cactus League debut, Brandon Finnegan (shoulder) was charged with one run over two innings Tuesday against the Indians. Francisco Lindor led off the game by taking Finnegan deep, but the left-hander was able to hold the Indians off the scoreboard after that. He's a bit behind schedule after last year's surgery on his non-throwing shoulder and injury to his throwing shoulder, but Finnegan has time to get ready.
Sandy Alcantara goes three hitless 03-06-2018
Sandy Alcantara P MIA
Sandy Alcantara pitched three hitless innings in relief Tuesday against the Marlins. Alcantara has allowed just one run over eight innings to help his chances of pulling off an upset and winning a rotation spot. It'd still make a lot more sense for the Marlins to send him down for a spell, given that he's just 22 and they're not contending this year anyway, but they have a long history of being aggressive with prospects.
Sean Manaea (back) makes Cactus debut 03-06-2018
Sean Manaea P OAK
Sean Manaea (back) tossed two scoreless innings against the Rangers in his Cactus League debut Tuesday. Manaea is behind schedule because of some back tightness, but he looked good Tuesday, walking a couple but giving up just one hit and striking out three. The left-hander has plenty of time to get tuned up for Opening Day.
Jack Flaherty strikes out seven 03-06-2018
Jack Flaherty P STL
Jack Flaherty fanned seven while allowing two runs in four innings Tuesday against the Marlins. Cardinals pitchers struck out 14 overall in this one. Flaherty averaged right around a strikeout per inning in the minors and fanned 20 in 21 1/3 innings during his time in the majors last year, though he faced a whole bunch of batters (94) in those 21 1/3 innings. He's still sixth on the Cardinals' starting pitching depth chart right now.
Kolten Wong steals fifth base 03-06-2018
Kolten Wong 2B STL
Kolten Wong went 1-for-2 with a walk and swiped his fifth base Tuesday against the Marlins. Wong said last month that he expects to steal more bases this year, and he's already 5-for-5 this spring. Unfortunately, even if he's able to steal 20 bases this season, he probably won't have much fantasy value as long as he sits against lefties and hits at the bottom of the order versus righties.
Bartolo Colon permits two unearned runs 03-06-2018
Bartolo Colon P TEX
Bartolo Colon was charged with a pair of unearned runs over 2 2/3 innings Tuesday against the Athletics. A Darwin Barney throwing error in the third inning didn't help, but Colon still gave up five hits and walked a batter while notching a couple punchouts. The big right-hander is in camp as a non-roster invitee and competing for a rotation spot.
Aaron Hicks reaches three times 03-06-2018
Aaron Hicks CF NYY
Aaron Hicks went 2-for-2 with a walk and an RBI as the Yankees topped the Tigers 7-2 on Tuesday. Some would like to see Hicks atop the Yankees order after he posted a .372 OBP last year -- bettering Brett Gardner's mark of .348 -- but it's not going to happen initially and it appears that the Yankees would prefer to have one of their sluggers hit second. Hicks should be useful in mixed leagues anyway, but he won't have as much upside hitting seventh as he would batting first or second.
Jordan Montgomery strikes out four 03-06-2018
Jordan Montgomery P NYY
Jordan Montgomery limited the Tigers to one run in 3 2/3 innings and struck out four on Tuesday. Montgomery was able to work around four walks today. The run he gave up is the only one he's allowed through 8 2/3 innings.
Tigers option Dawel Lugo to AAA Toledo 03-06-2018
Dawel Lugo SS DET
Tigers optioned INF Dawel Lugo to Triple-A Toledo. The 23-year-old shortstop prospect batted .277/.321/.424 with 13 home runs and 65 RBI in 131 games last season between the Double-A affiliates of the Diamondbacks and Tigers. Detroit acquired him from Arizona as part of the J.D. Martinez trade.
Francisco Liriano goes two scoreless 03-06-2018
Francisco Liriano P DET
Making his spring debut, Francisco Liriano pitched two scoreless innings and struck out three Tuesday against the Yankees. Liriano was slowed by a hamstring injury after signing with the Tigers two weeks ago. He's competing for a rotation spot this spring. It sounds like the fifth spot might come down to he and Daniel Norris, though we'd like to see both in the rotation over some of the guys already penciled in.
Travis Wood to undergo knee surgery Wed. 03-06-2018
Travis Wood P FA
Travis Wood is scheduled to undergo season-ending surgery on his left knee Wednesday.

Jason Beck on Twitter
Wood tore the ACL and medial meniscus in his left knee while making his Grapefruit League debut on March 1 against the Braves. The veteran southpaw signed a minor league contract with the Tigers in January and was hoping to compete for a spot in their starting rotation this spring.
Wade Miley gives up three unearned runs 03-06-2018
Wade Miley P MLW
Wade Miley gave up three runs -- zero earned -- while notching four strikeouts over 3 2/3 innings Tuesday against the White Sox. The second of two throwing errors by Orlando Arcia led to three unearned runs being charged to Miley's ledger in the fourth inning. All told, it was another successful outing for Miley, who has yet to give up an earned run this spring and boasts an 11/1 K/BB ratio over eight frames. If he keeps it up, he might have a good shot at a rotation spot.
Yu Darvish looks good in Cactus debut 03-06-2018
Yu Darvish P CHC
Yu Darvish allowed a run but no hits across two innings Tuesday in his Cactus League debut, striking out four Dodgers hitters. A couple walks and two wild pitches led to a run in Darvish's first frame, but he did strike out the side in that inning and added one more punchout in the second. Darvish's Cactus League debut was delayed because of a virus, but he has enough time to get built up to be ready come Opening Day.
Zack Godley dominant again Tuesday 03-06-2018
Zack Godley P ARZ
Zack Godley held the Angels off the scoreboard for four innings Tuesday in Cactus League play. He permitted just one hit and one walk while notching four strikeouts (two each of Shohei Ohtani and Justin Upton). Godley had a big breakout last season and has carried that over so far this spring with 8 2/3 scoreless frames and eight strikeouts. He's legit, and the humidor will only help.
Joe Mauer drives in three runs in win 03-06-2018
Joe Mauer 1B MIN
Joe Mauer knocked in three runs with a pair of doubles to lead the Twins to a 9-8 win over the Orioles on Tuesday. It was just the fourth game of the spring for Mauer, who is being eased in as he enters his 15th season as a major leaguer. He doesn't have much to offer for fantasy purposes at this point, but he was an asset for the Twins with his .384 OBP and quality defense at first base last year. The team will be happy with more of the same.
Adalberto Mejia gives up three runs to O's 03-06-2018
Adalberto Mejia P MIN
Adalberto Mejia allowed three runs in three innings Tuesday in a no-decision versus the Orioles. Mejia allowed four hits, walked one and struck out one. He's penciled into the Twins' rotation at the moment, but he hasn't helped himself by giving up five runs his last two times out. He'll be vulnerable if the Twins decide to spend what it takes to add one of the remaining free agent starters.
J.C. Ramirez allows three runs over 3 1/3 03-06-2018
JC Ramirez P CIN
J.C. Ramirez was charged with three runs across 3 1/3 innings Tuesday against the Diamondbacks. Ramirez struck out four and didn't walk anyone versus a D'Backs lineup containing many regulars, but David Peralta provided a big blow in the third inning with a three-run home run. The Angels right-hander is competing to be part of the team's six-man rotation.
Jorge Polanco hits first homer 03-06-2018
Jorge Polanco SS MIN
Jorge Polanco went 2-for-3 and hit his first homer Tuesday versus the Orioles. Polanco was just 2-for-15 this spring coming into this one. Though the Twins recently added Erick Aybar to compete for a spot, Polanco will remain their everyday shortstop this year.
Caleb Joseph goes 3-for-3 03-06-2018
Caleb Joseph C BAL
Caleb Joseph went 3-for-3 with a double and two RBI against the Twins on Tuesday. The Orioles trust Joseph's glove more than they do Chance Sisco's, so if Joseph keeps hitting, he'll likely get the bulk of the playing time behind the plate initially. He's 6-for-13 so far.
Phillips Evans hits walkoff slam 03-06-2018
Phillip Evans 3B NYM
Phillip Evans hit a walkoff grand slam in the bottom of the ninth as the Mets beat the Astros 9-5 on Tuesday. It was the second spring homer for Evans, who is 4-for-13 with three walks overall. The Mets haven't left any room on their bench for him, so he'll return to Triple-A to begin the year.
Jason Vargas gives up two runs to Astros 03-06-2018
Jason Vargas P NYM
Jason Vargas yielded two runs and four hits in 2 2/3 innings Tuesday against the Astros. It could have been worse, but Vargas was able to record two pickoffs. He's given up three runs in 4 2/3 innings this spring.
Seth Lugo goes 3 1/3 innings for Mets 03-06-2018
Seth Lugo P NYM
Seth Lugo pitched 3 1/3 innings and allowed just one run Tuesday against the Astros. Lugo has given up two runs in 8 1/3 innings this spring. The ideal for the Mets this year would likely be for him to act as a multi-inning reliever, taking over for the starter just like he did for Jason Vargas in the third inning today. However, since things probably aren't going to be ideal for the Mets, it's quite possible Lugo will open up in Triple-A in order to keep him stretched out to start. After all, he's probably going to be needed as a starter at some point.
Collin McHugh gives up three runs 03-06-2018
Collin McHugh P HOU
Collin McHugh surrendered three runs -- two earned -- in three innings Tuesday in a no-decision versus the Mets. McHugh has allowed five earned runs and eight hits over 6 2/3 innings to date. The Astros wouldn't mind trading him, but it'll take a decent offer, something they seem less likely to get if McHugh continues to struggle this spring.
David Paulino goes three scoreless 03-06-2018
David Paulino P HOU
David Paulino pitched three scoreless innings and struck out three in relief Tuesday. Paulino wasn't supposed to be much of a candidate to make the Astros this spring after missing so much of last year due to an 80-game PED suspension, but he's making a statement; he's allowed just two hits and struck out eight in 7 2/3 scoreless innings to date. He'll still likely be in the Triple-A rotation unless injuries strike. He's eighth, at best, on the depth chart for the major league rotation.
Kyle Tucker hits fourth homer 03-06-2018
Kyle Tucker RF HOU
Kyle Tucker went 2-for-4 and hit his fourth homer Tuesday against the Mets. Tucker is batting .400 and slugging .920 in 25 at-bats. He's going to Double-A no matter how well he does from here, but he's certainly showing why he's viewed as a top-notch prospect.
Jose Martinez (groin) could return on Wed. 03-06-2018
Jose Martinez 2B STL
Jose Martinez (groin) is aiming to return to Grapefruit League action on Wednesday.

Chris Hrabe on Twitter
Martinez was scratched from Tuesday's lineup due to spasms in his left groin, but it's apparently nothing series. The 29-year-old put up an impressive .309/.379/.518 batting line over 106 games with the Cardinals in 2017 and should get semi-regular playing time between first base and the corner outfield in 2018.
Hector Velazquez earns win over Rays 03-06-2018
Hector Velazquez P BOS
Hector Velazquez picked up a win after holding the Rays to one run over three innings Tuesday. Velazquez is one of Boston's options to serve as a fifth starter with Eduardo Rodriguez and Steven Wright slated to open up on the disabled list. The veteran of the Mexican League has allowed four runs in 7 1/3 innings this spring.
Blake Swihart notches sixth double 03-06-2018
Blake Swihart C BOS
Blake Swihart collected his Grapefruit League-high sixth double Tuesday against the Rays. Swihart was playing left field today. He's hitting .417 with a homer, eight RBI and a 4/3 K/BB ratio in 24 at-bats, giving him a nice 1.273 OPS to date. It's still unclear what the Red Sox are going to do with him, but he's helping his trade value should they decide to move on. He'd make a lot of sense for a bunch of rebuilding teams.
Jake Bauers hits first homer 03-06-2018
Jake Bauers RF TB
Jake Bauers hit his first spring homer to account for the Rays' lone run Tuesday against the Red Sox. When we checked in on Bauers a week ago, he was 0-for-10 with five strikeouts. Since then, though, he gone 5-for-11 with a couple of extra-base hits and two steals. He's still likely Triple-A bound for the start of the year.
Haniger (hand) nearing Cactus League debut 03-06-2018
Mitch Haniger RF SEA
Mariners manager Scott Servais said Tuesday that Mitch Haniger (hand) is on track to make his Cactus League debut this weekend.

Ryan Divish on Twitter
Haniger made it through a live batting practice session Tuesday without issue. He came down with some soreness in his right hand late last month, but the 27-year-old outfielder has a decent shot of being ready for Opening Day as long as everything goes smoothly from here.
Sean Newcomb allows one run in three innings 03-06-2018
Sean Newcomb P ATL
Sean Newcomb pitched three innings of one-run ball in the Braves' 5-1 win over the Blue Jays on Tuesday. Newcomb has allowed four runs -- three earned -- over six innings in his three appearances this spring. He's battling to keep his rotation spot after a somewhat promising rookie campaign last year. It will likely come down to him, Luiz Gohara and Scott Kazmir for two openings.
Diaz absent from Angels due to visa issues 03-06-2018
Dayan Diaz P LAA
Dayan Diaz is still absent from Angels' camp due to visa issues.

Orange County Register
The Angels don't have a clear idea of when he might arrive. Diaz, 29, was claimed off waivers from the Astros last September. He put up a 9.00 ERA in 10 appearances in the majors last season, but he did so while posting an impressive 20/4 K/BB ratio over 13 innings.
Joe Biagini gives up three runs 03-06-2018
Joe Biagini P TOR
Joe Biagini was tagged for three runs in 3 1/3 innings by the Braves on Tuesday. Biagini struck out five and walked none, so it wasn't all bad. Biagini has little control over his destiny at this point. If Marcus Stroman needs some DL time, then Baigini will probably get some starts in April. If not, then Biagini will return to the pen and work as a setup man.
Rio Ruiz hits first home run 03-06-2018
Rio Ruiz 3B ATL
Rio Ruiz hit his first spring homer Tuesday off the Blue Jays' Joe Biagini. It was a bad sign for Ruiz's roster chances when the Braves acquired Ryan Schimpf from the Rays yesterday. Both players have options, so the Braves could still keep Ruiz if they wanted to do so. However, Schimpf offers the more potent bat as an alternative to Johan Camargo at third base.
Young (calf) to take BP on field 03-06-2018
Chris Young RF LAA
Chris Young (calf) was scheduled to take batting practice on the field Tuesday.

Orange County Register
It will be his first time doing so since suffering a Grade 1 strain of his right calf early on in Angels' camp. Provided there are no setbacks, Young still has time to get ready for the season. He's projected to serve as a fourth outfielder and right-handed bench bat for the Halos.
Ronald Acuna starts despite injury 03-06-2018
Ronald Acuna CF ATL
Ronald Acuna was able to play Tuesday and finished 1-for-3 against the Blue Jays. Acuna left Monday's game because of a bruised left glute.
Randal Grichuk returns to lineup 03-06-2018
Randal Grichuk RF TOR
Randal Grichuk returned to action on Tuesday and went 1-for-2 against the Braves. Grichuk hadn't played since suffering a mild wrist sprain a week ago.
Josh Donaldson returns to third base 03-06-2018
Josh Donaldson 3B TOR
Josh Donaldson made his first start at third base Tuesday and went 1-for-1 with a walk. Donaldson had been limited to DH duties because of some apparent shoulder fatigue.
Aledmys Diaz goes 0-for-3 in loss 03-06-2018
Aledmys Diaz SS TOR
Aledmys Diaz and Yangervis Solarte both went 0-for-3 from the top two spots in the Blue Jays order on . Troy Tulowtizki is expected to start off on the DL, so either Diaz or Solarte will be the Opening Day shortstop. Neither is making much of a case yet, though. Diaz is 3-for-15 with no extra-base hits and no walks. Solarte is 2-for-17 with a homer and a walk.
Ramirez (lat) won't be ready for season 03-06-2018
Erasmo Ramirez P SEA
Erasmo Ramirez (lat) isn't expected to begin a throwing program until later this week.

Ryan Divish on Twitter
And so, Mariners manager Scott Servais concedes that Ramirez is unlikely to be ready for Opening Day as he works his way back from a lat strain. That's not the end of the world, as the Mariners might not need a fifth starter for the first couple of weeks, but Felix Hernandez is also behind schedule after being hit in the arm by a comebacker. Ariel Miranda and Andrew Moore are the alternatives for the fifth spot in the rotation.
Healy cleared to begin hitting off tee 03-06-2018
Ryon Healy 1B SEA
Ryon Healy will hit off a tee Monday for the first time since surgery to remove a bone spur from his right hand.

Shannon Drayer on Twitter
Healy required surgery less than one month ago to remove a bone spur from his right hand. While it once looked like a long shot, he could push to be ready for Opening Day depending on how things go in the coming days. Even if he doesn't, it sounds like he won't miss much time.
Royals put Hahn on 60-day DL with UCL sprain 03-06-2018
Jesse Hahn P KC
Royals placed RHP Jesse Hahn on the 60-day disabled list with sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. Well, that's no good. Hahn was acquired from the Athletics in January and appeared likely to crack the Opening Day roster either in a starting or relief role. Now it's possible he could be facing Tommy John surgery. More should be known soon. Placing him on the 60-day DL clears a spot for the newly-signed Jon Jay on the 40-man roster.
Royals sign OF Jon Jay to one-year contract 03-06-2018
Jon Jay CF KC
Royals signed OF Jon Jay to a one-year contract. Rustin Dodd of The Athletic reports that it's worth $3 million guaranteed, with $1.5 million in performance-based incentives. It's a good spot for Jay, as he could slide in as the starting center fielder in place of Paulo Orlando. The veteran outfielder isn't an overly exciting fantasy option, but he hit .296 with a .374 on-base percentage with the Cubs last season. He turns 33 later this month.
Holt (abdominal) sidelined as precaution 03-06-2018
Brock Holt LF BOS
Brock Holt (abdominal) said he was held out of Tuesday's lineup as a precaution.

Peter Abraham on Twitter
Holt was scratched from the lineup, but he was able to take batting practice without any problems. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Haniger (hand) to take BP on Tuesday 03-06-2018
Mitch Haniger RF SEA
Mitch Haniger (hand) is scheduled to take batting practice Tuesday.

Shannon Drayer on Twitter
Good news for the Mariners. Haniger has yet to make his spring debut due to soreness in his right hand, but he expects to get into game action soon. Barring a setback, he still has plenty of time to get at-bats before Opening Day.
Vincent (arm) throws bullpen session 03-06-2018
Nick Vincent P SEA
Nick Vincent (arm) threw another bullpen session on Tuesday.

Ryan Divish on Twitter
Vincent is over the soreness in his pitching arm and should be cleared to face live hitters later this week. The 31-year-old posted a 3.20 ERA and 50/13 K/BB ratio over 64 2/3 innings last season and should pitch in a set-up capacity in 2018.
Rodon throws fastball in flat-ground session 03-06-2018
Carlos Rodon P CWS
Carlos Rodon threw his fastball during a flat-ground session on Sunday.

Chicago Tribune
Rodon has been playing catch throughout spring training as he rehabs from arthroscopic surgery on his pitching shoulder. He stretched out to 120 feet as part of Sunday's throwing session, which he said was the most encouraged he's been thus far. "I was throwing pretty close to as hard as I can and I feel good," said Rodon. "That's a good sign. You have to test it every once in a while." Everything is going according to plan, but the White Sox don't expect him back until June.
Holt scratched with abdominal tightness 03-06-2018
Brock Holt LF BOS
Brock Holt was scratched from Tuesday's lineup due to left abdominal tightness.

Michael Silverman on Twitter
These sort of injuries can be tricky, so the Red Sox will likely take it easy with him in the next couple of days. Holt is projected to begin the year in a utility role.
D-Backs option INF Leyba to Double-A 03-06-2018
Domingo Leyba 2B ARZ
Diamondbacks optioned INF Domingo Leyba to Double-A Jackson. Leyba is coming off shoulder surgery and isn't expected to return until around May. The 22-year-old was limited to 23 games in the minors last year and posted a .784 OPS with 10 homers over 130 games between High-A and Double-A in 2016.
Hamilton scratched with index finger injury 03-06-2018
Billy Hamilton CF CIN
Billy Hamilton was scratched from Tuesday's lineup with an injury to his left index finger.

Mark Sheldon on Twitter
No word yet on the severity of the injury or when he could be ready to return to action. The Reds should pass along an update soon.
Jose Martinez scratched with groin injury 03-06-2018
Jose Martinez 2B STL
Jose Martinez was scratched from Tuesday's Grapefruit League lineup due to spasms in his left groin.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
The severity of the issue isn't yet known, but Martinez has dealt with groin and leg issues before. The Cardinals should pass along an update soon. If healthy, Martinez should see a lot of time at first base this season.
Daniels: Lincecum to pitch in relief for TEX 03-06-2018
Tim Lincecum P TEX
Rangers general manager Jon Daniels confirmed Tuesday that Tim Lincecum will pitch in relief once his contract becomes official.

Jeff Wilson on Twitter
Lincecum took a physical Tuesday to complete his one-year, $1 million contract, but the deal isn't finalized just yet. His exact role is up in the air, but Daniels indicated that the club hasn't ruled out throwing him into the unsettled late-inning mix. There's even a chance he could get a look as a starter, though any such scenario would play out later in the year. Obviously expectations should be kept in check given his recent history, but the Rangers are willing to take a chance at this price.
Holt scratched from Tuesday's lineup 03-06-2018
Brock Holt LF BOS
Brock Holt was scratched from Tuesday's Grapefruit League lineup.

Pete Abraham on Twitter
No word yet on the reason for the change. The Red Sox should provide an update at some point Tuesday afternoon.
Cashner throws in simulated game 03-06-2018
Andrew Cashner P BAL
Andrew Cashner threw three innings in a simulated game on Tuesday.

Roch Kubatko on Twitter
Cashner has yet to make his Grapefruit League debut, but there's no cause for concern. He's fine. The 31-year-old inked a two-year, $16 million deal with the Orioles last month. He was a poor bet to repeat his 3.40 ERA regardless of where he signed, but it will be especially difficult in Camden Yards and the AL East.
White Sox make first cuts from camp 03-06-2018
Charlie Tilson CF CWS
White Sox optioned OF Charlie Tilson and RHP Thyago Vieira to Triple-A Charlotte; optioned RHP José Ruiz to Class A Winston-Salem; reassigned INF Jake Burger, RHP Dylan Covey, C Alfredo González, LHP Jordan Guerrero and RHP Michael Ynoa to minor league camp. The first big group of cuts from White Sox camp. Tilson missed the entire 2017 season with a stress reaction in his foot and a stress fracture in his ankle, but he could make an impact with the White Sox at some point this year. His speed could make him a useful option in deeper fantasy formats.
Hays (lat) to serve as DH on Wednesday 03-06-2018
Austin Hays RF BAL
Austin Hays (lat) is expected to serve as the designated hitter on Wednesday.

Roch Kubatko on Twitter
Hays was shut down last week after receiving an injection in his sore throwing shoulder, but he was able to hit and throw on Tuesday. Orioles manager Buck Showalter is hopeful that he'll be able to return to the outfield after Wednesday. Hays is a promising long-term piece for Baltimore, but he's likely to begin the year in the minors after the recent addition of Colby Rasmus.
A's release veteran slugger Brandon Moss 03-06-2018
Brandon Moss DH FA
Athletics released 1B/OF Brandon Moss.
Guyer (wrist) doing front-toss hitting 03-06-2018
Brandon Guyer RF CLE
Brandon Guyer (wrist) has advanced to doing front-toss hitting.

Jordan Bastian on Twitter
Guyer aggravated his surgically-repaired left wrist during one of the team's first full-squad workouts, but he's beginning to make some tangible progress. However, he still has some work to do in order to get back into game action. He figures to see at-bats against left-handed pitching this season, but it's unclear if he'll be ready to do so by Opening Day.
Brantley (ankle) doing agility work 03-06-2018
Michael Brantley LF CLE
Michael Brantley (ankle) has progressed to doing agility work in his running program.

Jordan Bastian on Twitter
It's another step forward for Brantley, who had surgery last October to stabilize the ligaments in his right ankle. He has already been hitting, throwing, and running. It's unclear when he'll be ready for game action, but obviously the calendar is working against him at this point.
DeGrom (back) throws simulated game 03-06-2018
Jacob deGrom P NYM
Jacob deGrom (back) threw about 30 pitches over two innings in a simulated game on Tuesday.

Anthony DiComo on Twitter
Assuming deGrom feels good, the next step will be a Grapefruit League start, likely on Sunday. It's probably a stretch to expect him to be ready for an Opening Day assignment, but there's no reason to rush things when he could be on track a few days later. The most important thing is that his back feels fine. Noah Syndergaard figures to pitch the opener for New York.
Pomeranz (elbow) to resume throwing program 03-06-2018
Drew Pomeranz P BOS
Red Sox manager Alex Cora said Tuesday that Drew Pomeranz (elbow) is pain-free and will return to a throwing program.

Peter Abraham on Twitter
Pomeranz gave the Red Sox a scare when he left Friday's game with left forearm tightness, but all indications are that the issue is minor. Barring a setback, he could still have a chance to be ready for the start of the regular season.
Conforto (shoulder) takes batting practice 03-06-2018
Michael Conforto CF NYM
Michael Conforto took regular batting practice Tuesday for the first time since his shoulder surgery last September.

Anthony DiComo on Twitter
Conforto said he wasn't swinging at 100 percent intensity, but that he wasn't thinking about his shoulder. It's another significant step forward for the All-Star outfielder, though the Mets are trying to be cautious about moving up his timetable. He's still slated to return around May 1.
Acuna OK after being hit by pitch Monday 03-06-2018
Ronald Acuna CF ATL
Ronald Acuna suffered a bruise near the top of his left gluteus muscle when he was hit by a pitch on Monday.
Acuna left the game for a pinch-runner, but it's not a big deal, as he's still scheduled to play on Tuesday. The top prospect is hitting .435 (10-for-23) with a homer and two steals this spring.
Norris (hamstring) to throw BP on Wednesday 03-06-2018
Bud Norris P STL
Bud Norris (hamstring) will throw live batting practice on Wednesday.

Joe Trezza on Twitter
Norris left an appearance on Friday with a left hamstring spasm. It's not a major concern, but the Cardinals want him to pitch in a situation where he doesn't have to cover first base. He should be back in Grapefruit League action before long.
Chavis (oblique) takes grounders, swings 03-06-2018
Michael Chavis 3B BOS
Red Sox infield prospect Michael Chavis (oblique) took some grounders and a few dry swings on Tuesday.

Peter Abraham on Twitter
Chavis is working his way back from an oblique injury suffered late last month. The 22-year-old batted .282 with 31 homers and a .910 OPS over 126 games between High-A and Double-A last season. He's primarily played third base in the minors, but his future is likely at first base due to the presence of Rafael Devers.
Orioles make early cuts in camp 03-06-2018
Stefan Crichton P BAL
Orioles optioned RHPs Stefan Crichton, Michael Kelly, and Yefry Ramirez to Triple-A Norfolk; reassigned OF Jaycob Brugman and LHP Andrew Faulkner to minor league camp.

Roch Kubatko on Twitter
Some early cuts from O's camp and none of them are unexpected. Crichton, 26, appeared in eight games with the Orioles last season and will try to earn another opportunity with a strong showing in the minors.
Groin (groin) throws bullpen session 03-06-2018
Luiz Gohara P ATL
Luiz Gohara (groin) felt no pain during a live batting practice session on Monday.
Gohara is behind schedule due to a strained left groin, but he's beginning to make progress. He'll throw at least one more batting practice session before getting into game action. The Braves won't need a fifth starter for the first time until April 11, so the big left-hander still has enough time to get ready.
Stroman (shoulder) hasn't resumed throwing 03-06-2018
Marcus Stroman P TOR
Marcus Stroman (shoulder) isn't expected to resume throwing for another few days.

Arden Zwelling on Twitter
Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Tuesday morning that the club has a date in mind for Stroman to resume throwing, but they aren't going to share it publicly. Opening Day is unrealistic at this point, though Gibbons said the doctors are optimistic and that it shouldn't be a lingering issue beyond this shutdown.
Steve Pearce diagnosed with mild calf strain 03-06-2018
Steve Pearce LF TOR
Steve Pearce has been diagnosed with a mild left calf strain.

Arden Zwelling on Twitter
Pearce left Sunday's game with the injury. Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said he cramped up as a result of dehydration, but the expectation is that he'll miss a few days. Teoscar Hernandez appears to be the odd-man out in the Jays' outfield alignment, but the injury to Pearce gives him a sudden chance to impress.
Zobrist (back) making spring debut Tuesday 03-06-2018
Ben Zobrist 2B CHC
Ben Zobrist (back) will make his Cactus League debut on Tuesday.

Carrie Muskat on Twitter
The Cubs have been slow-playing it with Zobrist after he reported to camp with a back issue. Assuming the issue is behind him, he should be fine for the start of the season. The 36-year-old batted just .232/.318/.375 with 12 homers in 2017 and is expected to serve in a utility role this year.
Carlos Gomez playing in sim. game Tuesday 03-06-2018
Carlos Gomez RF TB
Carlos Gomez will play in a simulated game on Tuesday.

Marc Topkin on Twitter
Gomez's one-year, $4 million deal with the Rays just became official over the weekend, so now he's shaking the rust in a simulated game. The plan calls for him to move over to the Grapefruit League side on Wednesday. Gomez is set to replace the recently-traded Steven Souza as the Rays' regular right fielder.
Hechavarria (hamstring) returns to action Tue 03-06-2018
Adeiny Hechavarria SS TB
Adeiny Hechavarria (hamstring) has returned to the Rays' Grapefruit League lineup on Tuesday.

Marc Topkin on Twitter
Previous reports indicated that he could return Sunday, but the Rays decided to hold him out until after Monday's off day. Hechavarria hasn't played in over a week due to right hamstring discomfort.
Duffy (back) returns to Rays' lineup Tue. 03-06-2018
Matt Duffy 3B TB
Matt Duffy (back) is in the Rays' Grapefruit League lineup on Tuesday.

Marc Topkin on Twitter
Duffy ended up missing about a week with back tightness. His health remains a legitimate question, but he's expected to take the reins from Evan Longoria as the Rays' regular third baseman this season.
Chris Davis says forearm feels better 03-06-2018
Chris Davis 1B BAL
Chris Davis said Tuesday that his right forearm feels much better.

Roch Kubatko on Twitter
Davis has been battling a nagging forearm issue, but the good news is that an MRI over the weekend came back negative. There's no clear timetable for his return, but he can be considered day-to-day.
Miller (toe) to play in sim. game Tuesday 03-06-2018
Brad Miller 2B TB
Brad Miller (toe) will play in a simulated game on Tuesday.

Marc Topkin on Twitter
This will be Miller's first game action since he suffered a small fracture in his right pinkie toe late last month. Assuming all goes well, he shouldn't be far off from Grapefruit League action. The Rays recently acquired C.J. Cron, so Miller figures to see a lot of time at second base this season. The 28-year-old struggled with a .201/.327/.337 batting line in 2017.
Wil Myers dealing with sore arm 03-06-2018
Wil Myers RF SD
Wil Myers was moved from right field to the designated hitter spot Monday because of a sore arm.

Jeff Sanders on Twitter
It's not ailment the Padres think will be a big deal. Myers is making the move to right field this season to accommodate new first baseman Eric Hosmer.
Cole Hamels will pitch on normal rest 03-06-2018
Cole Hamels P TEX
Rangers manager Jeff Banister said Monday that Cole Hamels, Doug Fister and Matt Moore will pitch on normal rest this season.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram
The skipper didn't mention Martin Perez, but he's expected to pitch on normal rest, too. The Rangers are planning a modified six-man rotation this season, but the bulk of their starters will pitch on four days' rest most of the time. "(Mike) Minor and (Matt) Bush are two guys that they're working on a little different rest period right now," Banister said. "We've got a ways to go. It's pretty fluid right now."