Adam Lind
Brewers first baseman Adam Lind dealing with back stiffness
Adam Lind, DH, MIL
News: Brewers first baseman Adam Lind is having some issues with back stiffness, according to manager Ron Roenicke per

Lind is dealing with the discomfort while he is on the field, bending over for groundballs, but does not have issues while at the plate. Lind is hitting .423 with one home run and four RBI in 26 plate appearances this spring.


Victor Martinez
Tigers remove Victor Martinez from lineup due to rain in forecast
Victor Martinez, DH, DET
News: Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez was removed from the starting lineup, and is no longer on the travel roster for Friday's game against the Blue Jays in Dunedin.

Martinez said following a 6-4 win over Baltimore on Thursday that he's experiencing some soreness in his surgically-repaired left knee. The team announced he was scratched due to rain in the forecast, per He remains in Detroit's tentative lineup for Saturday's home game against the Cardinals.


Delmon Young
Orioles' Buck Showalter: Delmon Young 'is an option for us in the OF'
Delmon Young, DH, BAL
News: Orioles designated hitter Delmon Young is welcoming more at-bats and opportunities to play in the outfield this spring. On Wednesday, he cranked out three hits, including a home run against the Blue Jays.

"Delmon's a better outfielder than people give him credit for," manager Buck Showalter said, per MASN Sports. "He's running as good as he ever has. He came in here with that in mind, to remind us.

"I was looking at his grades the other day when he came out as a free agent. He's running like that again, he's throwing. He's an above-average thrower.

"Delmon is an option for us in the outfield. He's not a pure DH and that was one of the reasons why we wanted to bring him back. He's a little better out there than people think he is. It may not always look aesthetically pleasing, but tell me one time last year where you went, 'Wow, that really hurt.' He takes a lot of pride in it."


David Ortiz
Ortiz, Napoli return to Red Sox spring lineup Thursday
David Ortiz, DH, BOS
News: Red Sox DH David Ortiz (illness) and first baseman Mike Napoli (ankle) returned to the starting spring lineup Thursday against the Twins.

Napoli had been sidelined since March 18, while Ortiz last appeared in a spring game March 16.


Billy Butler
Athletics' Melvin: Ike Davis likely to platoon with Billy Butler
Billy Butler, DH, OAK
News: Athletics manager Bob Melvin indicated Wednesday that first baseman Ike Davis would likely only start against right-handed pitching and will begin the season in a platoon with Billy Butler, reports.

"We start out a certain way, and then if things transpire, we change our minds," Melvin said. "But we're all about trying to get the best lineup out there on a particular day."

Davis took 92 percent of his at-bats against right-handed pitching last season.

"It is what it is -- just have to play the game when they tell you to play the game," Davis said of the planned platoon. "I had some success platooning last year, so I hope to build on it and continue getting better.''

Davis is in the midst of a fine spring, going 11 for 22 and drawing three walks.


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