Royals P Tim Collins (elbow) to have MRI on Thursday
Collins left Wednesday's game against the Rangers after experiencing tightness in his elbow. Kansas City won the game 13-2. Though further testing will take place, Collins expressed optimism about the injury.
"I think it's just spring training," Collins said. "Everybody goes through this. It's just some tightness. I don't know what the plan is yet with the trainers."
Cardinals P Adam Wainwright (abdomen) to throw live BP Sunday
This would follow a "high-intensity" bullpen he threw on Thursday.
Wainwright is coming off of an abdomen injury sustained in February.
A's DH Billy Butler back in lineup after sitting out with stomach illness
“It was a bad 24-hour bug,’’ Butler said, per the Bay Area News Group. “It was nasty. But I’m OK now, good to go.’’
Angels' Garrett Richards could face hitters soon
"That's an important step," Scioscia said.
Richards, who is working his way back from knee surgery, has done extensive fielding drills and logged six bullpen sessions this spring. He's reached approximately 50 pitches in each of the last three sessions. He's on track to make his season debut two-to-three weeks into the regular season.
Orioles' Brian Matusz expected to throw one inning Thursday
Michael Kirkman reported normal soreness after 'pen session
Rangers' Derek Holland scheduled for 'pen session on Friday
Holland, who was scratched from pitching in Sunday's intrasquad game due to shoulder soreness, said he expects to throw a bullpen session on Friday. Assistant general manager Thad Levine said he will be evaluated by Dr. Keith Meister before making his spring debut.
Rangers OF Shin-Soo Choo sent home from camp with illness
Rangers SS Elvis Andrus targeting Cactus League action next week
"I'm still doing everything, still hitting," Andrus said. "It's a long spring training.
"I feel better," Andrus said. "If I keep feeling this way I think I'll be ready to play next week. I don't think missing four or five games is going to do something good or bad to me."
Cubs might bat Anthony Rizzo second at times this season
“I liked Jimmy Edmonds batting two,” Maddon said when Edmonds was an Angel, per ESPN. “I liked when we put him in the two hole. When you get a better hitter like that in the lineup, you want someone at the bottom to feed him.”
Rizzo would like to stay in the same spot in the lineup, but he said he is just focused on getting his timing down at the plate.
“I think everyone would like one spot but it doesn’t matter to me,” Rizzo said Thursday. “I just want to see a live at-bat first before I worry about where I’m hitting.”
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