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Mets' Collins: Daniel Murphy looks 'tremendous' Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1:22 am ET) Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy (hamstring) played five innings, took five at-bats and ran the bases in a minor-league game Wednesday, and while the team will leave him behind to see minor-league work this weekend, there's still a chance he could join the team to play on Opening Day, the New York Daily News reports.

"Dan looked tremendous. He looks great at the plate, but it’s the daily grind (we worry about)," manager Terry Collins said about Murphy's action Wednesday. "We certainly have to be monitoring his workload, but we’re hoping that the next couple of days he gets a little extra work in, then we’ll look up this weekend and he joins us after."

Murphy said he has yet to push the hamstring by trying to run at 100 percent.

"I like the way I am progressing," Murphy said Wednesday, "but we’ll see how I feel tomorrow."


Phillies pitcher Mario Hollands to have arm examined this week


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2015) Phillies pitcher Mario Hollands is still dealing with an arm issue and it remains uncertain as to what is causing the issue, reports DelawareOnline.com.

Hollands will undergo an ultrasound on his common flexor tendon this week after his first MRI was unclear, according to the report. Hollands has an 11.81 ERA this spring with four strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings pitched.

"Having to see everyone get ready for opening day is tough," Hollands said. "It hurts. But maybe I'll be up there for opening day so at least I can put on the uniform for the day."


Giants' Bochy: Travis Ishikawa looking more likely to hit DL


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2015) Giants manager Bruce Bochy indicated Wednesday that it's looking more likely that first baseman Travis Ishikawa will open the season on the disabled list, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

An MRI on Ishikawa's back returned "fairly clean," per a report Tuesday, but it still appears the infielder will need to spend time on the disabled list as he recovers from the injury. He could wind up in extended spring training once he's healthy enough to see game action.


Reds' Bailey, Iglesias throw in minor-league games Wednesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2015) Reds starting pitchers Homer Bailey and Raisel Iglesias both pitched in minor-league games Wednesday

Bailey, who will begin the year on the DL coming off September elbow surgery, threw 63 pitches against White Sox's Triple-A hitters. He allowed five runs on six hits and one walk, while recording eight strikeouts in five innings. He gave up a three-run homer in the first inning.

Iglesias, who might begin the year in the minors, allowed four runs on five hits and two walks in five innings against White Sox's Double-A hitters. He struck out five.


Braves pitcher Josh Outman to have shoulder examined


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2015) Braves pitcher Josh Outman has been dealing with issues in his left shoulder and will have it examined Wednesday, reports MLB.com.

Outman, who has posted a 8.10 ERA in seven spring training appearances with five strikeouts, said his shoulder began giving him issues after lsat Thursday's outing.


Rockies OF Corey Dickerson scratched again due to back injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2015) Rockies outfielder Corey Dickerson was scratched from the spring lineup Wednesday, missing a second straight game due to a back injury. Dickerson told The Denver Post on Wednesday morning he was cleared to return.

Dickerson is batting .289 (13 for 45) with one triple, one home run, four doubles and six RBI in 16 spring games.


Report: Mets 2B Daniel Murphy will likely be ready for Opening Day


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2015) Despite suffering from a hamstring injury, Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy appears likely to make the Opening Day roster, a source told the New York Daily News.

Murphy is recovering from a hamstring injury. If he's not ready by Opening Day, the team will turn to Danny Muno over Matt Reynolds as Murphy's replacement.


Mets' Vic Black, Bobby Parnell throw in minor league game Wednesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2015) Mets pitchers Vic Black and Bobby Parnell were both able to throw in a minor league game Wednesday as a part of their rehab assignments. 

Black lasted 1/3 of an inning with one walk and hit a batter. Parnell, who is working his way back from Tommy John surgery, gave up two doubles and a home run before finishing his inning of work.

"I felt really good," Black said to ESPN.com.

Black will remain in Florida but only believes he will miss the first road trip of the season while working off elbow and hamstring injuries.


Brewers' Ryan Braun dealing with minor hamstring tightness


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2015) Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said Wednesday outfielder Ryan Braun has slight hamstring tightness, but Roenicke added it is nothing major, per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. However, he was not in the spring lineup against the Cubs.

Braun is batting .333 (11 for 33) with two home runs, three doubles, seven RBI, seven runs, six walks and nine strikeouts in 14 spring games.


Cubs' Maddon: Jon Lester might throw 100-plus pitches in opener


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2015) Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Wednesday starting pitcher Jon Lester (arm) might throw 100 or more pitches in the season opener Sunday against the Cardinals, but it depends on the stress level of the outing, per ESPN.

Lester, who has been dealing with arm fatigue since March 20, threw 84 pitches in a minor-league outing Tuesday.


Rockies' Butler feeling better, attempting long-toss Wednesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2015) Rockies starting pitcher Eddie Butler is feeling better Wednesday after leaving Monday's spring start with shoulder fatigue, per MLB.com. He will attempt long-toss Wednesday.

Manager Walt Weiss said Wednesday that Butler is still in the running to be part of the Opening Day rotation, if he rebounds quickly from this injury.

“He has a a good chance of pitching that third game -- if he’s healthy,” Weiss said, per The Denver Post. “But that’s a big if. As we sit here today, that’s a really big if. I mean, he came out in the first inning of his last start.”

Christian Bergman and Chad Bettis are considered the other two candidates to start the third game.


Cardinals' Garcia starts playing catch, aims to throw off mound soon


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2015) Cardinals starting pitcher Jaime Garcia, who is on the 15-day disabled list with left shoulder inflammation, began playing catch Wednesday, per the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Garcia is aiming to start throwing off a mound next week.

Garcia added he will build up to throwing 80 pitches before he will likely begin a minor-league rehab assignment.

"We're trying to make sure the inflammation is reduced and try to get there as quick and safe as possible," said Garcia, who had thoracic outlet syndrome surgery in July to address a nerve problem affecting his shoulder. "Whatever (the medical staff) has written down, we're just going to take it one day at a time."

Garcia indicated Wednesday the plan was for him to miss the first month of the season coming off surgery.

"Originally, the plan was for me to ready by the end of April or early May," Garcia said. "But by the fact that things were going so well, we moved things ahead a little  bit."


Neck stiffness keeps Chris Coghlan out of Cubs lineup


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2015) Cubs outfielder Chris Coghlan was scratched from Wednesday's spring lineup due to a stiff neck. He is batting .289 (11 for 38) with two home runs, three doubles and nine RBI in 16 spring games. He also has nine walks and 10 strikeouts.

Rockies OF Corey Dickerson back in lineup Wednesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2015) Rockies outfielder Corey Dickerson returned to the spring lineup Wednesday after being scratched Tuesday due to a back injury, per The Denver Post. Dickerson is batting .289 (13 for 45) with one triple, one home run, four doubles and six RBI in 16 spring games.

Nationals' Williams not expecting Jayson Werth to be ready by opener


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2015) Nationals manager Matt Williams indicated Wednesday outfielder Jayson Werth (shoulder) will likely begin the year on the disabled list, per MASNsports.com.

"We don't think he's going to be available for Opening Day," Williams said.

Williams said Werth is slated to play 5-6 innings in a minor-league game Wednesday and get at least three at-bats. Werth has been rehabbing since undergoing arthroscopic surgery on the AC joint in his right shoulder Jan. 9.


Phillies SP Jonathan Pettibone throws live batting practice


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2015) Phillies starting pitcher Jonathan Pettibone threw 22 pitches during live batting practice Tuesday, which was the first time he threw to hitters since undergoing shoulder surgery in June, per The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Anytime you're facing a live hitter and you have the adrenaline going and you've got to mix your pitches, that kind of competitive edge comes out," Pettibone said. "When you're able to get through that and succeed and you felt good, that's definitely a positive step going forward."

Pettibone said he expects to be back in action sometime in May. Although, he will probably start out at Triple-A before getting his chance to join the major-league rotation.


Phillies' Billingsley to make a few starts in extended spring training


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2015) Phillies starting pitcher Chad Billingsley (elbow) will throw 40-45 pitches in his third minor-league start Thursday, per The Philadelphia Inquirer. He is expected to make 2-3 starts in extended spring training before coming off the disabled list and joining the major-league rotation.

Phillies RP Ken Giles back injury isn't serious, DL stint unlikely


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2015) Phillies reliever Ken Giles met with the doctor after leaving Tuesday's spring game with a back injury, per MLB.com. While Giles said the injury isn't serious, he doesn't know if he will be back pitching immediately.

Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Giles has been diagnosed with a mild mid-back strain. Amaro added a stint on the disabled list probably isn't necessary since the injury is being described as "milder" than third baseman Cody Asche's back injury. Asche missed only four spring training games due to back tightness.


Marlins RP Aaron Crow likely headed for Tommy John surgery


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2015) Marlins reliever Aaron Crow delivered some bad news Wednesday, as he told reporters he expects to undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery, per The Miami Herald. Although, Crow will seek a second opinion, he is not expecting the outlook to change.

"The last time I pitched was Saturday. I felt fine then, but came in the next day and it was really sore and it was painful to throw," Crow said. "[Surgery is] definitely not what I wanted to hear."

With Crow expected to land on the disabled list, Sam Dyson will likely take his spot in the bullpen.

Crow, who is in his first year with the Marlins following a November trade with the Royals, posted a 2.25 ERA in seven spring appearances. He had nine strikeouts in eight innings.

"It sucks," Crow said. "It kind of makes it worse coming over here and before I even got a chance to help the team out I get hurt and never have an opportunity this year."


Nationals' Storen says blister shouldn't affect Opening Day status


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2015) Nationals closer Drew Storen said the blister on the bottom of his right foot shouldn't affect his status for Opening Day, according to The Washington Post. Storen has been sidelined since leaving Monday's game due to the blister.

Cubs' Maddon: Injured Chris Denorfia down to last day


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2015) Cubs outfielder Chris Denorfia took batting practice on Tuesday, but he still hasn't been cleared to play. 

Denorfia has not played since March 17, due to a hamstring injury, and time is running out. 

"Opening Day is still in jeopardy," manager Joe Maddon said, per MLB.com. "You have to figure that out when you fill out the roster, too."

"We have to get some real clarity by [Wednesday]," Maddon said.


Braves' Melvin Upton expecting to shed protective boot on Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2015) Braves outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. is expecting to receive medical clearance on Friday to shed the protective boot on his injured left foot, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Upton has been sidelined all spring with the injury. He had the hard cast removed from his injured left foot last week, and is expected to start the season on the 15-day disabled list.

"I've thrown a couple of times, lifting weights. Just waiting to get it off," he said. "It'll probably take a week to actually start really working on it again -- get in the shoe, start walking on it again. There's no timetable, but it'll probably be (when he's ready)."


Corey Dickerson scratched from Rockies lineup on Tuesday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2015) Rockies outfielder Corey Dickerson was scratched from the lineup on Tuesday, per MLB.com.

Dickerson was benched as a precautionary measure, due to back tightness. Dickerson is hitting .289 this spring. 


Dodgers' Andre Ethier exits after HBP on right elbow


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2015) Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier was forced out of Tuesday's Cactus League game against the White Sox after he took a Carlos Rodon pitch to his right elbow, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Chris Heisey took over for Ethier in the bottom of the second inning. Ethier is hitting .313 this spring. He was sent for X-rays after leaving the game, which came back negative. The team will likely provide an update on the extent of his injury after the game.


Cubs pitcher Jon Lester throws 84 pitches in minor league game


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2015) Cubs pitcher Jon Lester tossed 84 pitches in a minor league game in Arizona Tuesday, striking out four in the outing.

"I wasn't the sharpest today but got to where we needed to," Lester said. "Once we get into a game with some fans and some adrenaline, I think things will sharpen up a little bit."

Lester, who is dealing with a tired arm, was scratched from his last Cactus League start. He is still on track to start Sunday's season opener against the Cardinals.

"We'll figure it out," Lester said. "In this game, there's always things you have to overcome, and this is part of it. Come Sunday, everything will be fine. We'll go out there and have a game plan."


 
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