Carlos Gonzalez
Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez says knee problem just fatigue
Carlos Gonzalez, LF, COL
2:36 PM
News: After leaving Friday's game with left knee soreness, Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez pronounced himself okay on Saturday. 

Gonzalez said it was "more fatigue than anything" per's Thomas Harding.

As a precaution, Gonzalez wasn't in the Rockies' starting lineup on Saturday.  


Denard Span
Nationals OF Denard Span throws long toss on Saturday
Denard Span, CF, WAS
11:17 AM
News: Nationals outfielder Denard Span threw long toss with distances up to 150 feet on Saturday, according to Span ,who underwent core muscle surgery in early March, was also able to swing a bat for the first time since the procedure on Friday. He's targeting a return to the Nationals in May.

Andre Ethier
Andre Ethier, Joc Pederson still battling for Dodgers' CF job
Andre Ethier, CF, LAD
10:31 AM
News: Dodgers manager Don Mattingly still hasn't awarded the center field job to anyone. 

With a week to go in spring training, Andre Ethier and Joc Pederson are still vying for the starting role. Mattingly said he hasn't made a decision, "Because I don't have to yet," per's Ken Gurnick

Pederson is hitting .375 with nine RBI this spring. Ethier is at .333, also with nine RBI. 


Jayson Werth
Nationals' Jayson Werth will play defense only minor-league game
Jayson Werth, RF, WAS
10:07 AM
News: Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth took some swings off a batting tee and is scheduled to play defense only in a minor-league game on Saturday, according to Werth is working his way back from January shoulder surgery, and has yet to make his spring debut. Once he's cleared to face pitchers, he'll start seeing game action. 

Ryan Zimmerman
Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman (shoulder, back) will rest for 2-3 days
Ryan Zimmerman, LF, WAS
9:32 AM
News: Nationals infielder Ryan Zimmerman told reporters he jammed the back of his left shoulder and upper back region on a diving play Friday. The team decided to shut him down for two-to-three days as a precaution, according to Comcast SportsNet Washington.

Zimmerman said no MRI was needed, and added that he's confident he'll play on Opening Day.

"I feel really good right now," Zimmerman said.


Alex Castellanos
Alex Castellanos, Chasen Bradford sent to minor-league camp
Alex Castellanos, LF, NYM
9:28 AM
News: The Mets reassigned Alex Castellanos and Chasen Bradford to minor-league camp on Saturday, per ESPN.

Carlos Gomez
Brewers to decide leadoff hitter Monday
Carlos Gomez, CF, MIL
12:36 AM
News: Brewers manager Ron Roenicke plans to decide between Scooter Gennett and Carlos Gomez for the leadoff spot in the lineup by Monday, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Gennett hit .289 with 54 RBI and 55 runs scored in 440 plate appearances last season while Gomez hit.284 with 23 home runs and 73 RBI in 574 plate appearances.


Domonic Brown
Phillies OF Domonic Brown takes BP, remains unsure for opener
Domonic Brown, LF, PHI
News: Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown tested his sore Achilles on Friday with a round of batting practice. It was his first batting practice since suffering the injury last week. Brown is expected to run the bases Saturday, along with batting practice. If he clears those hurdles, he'll be inserted into minor-league games for extra at-bats, per the News Journal.

Brown believes he'll be ready for Opening Day.

"I've been doing a lot of conditioning, but that stop and start, that’s going to be the big test," Brown said. "Just been running kind of long distances and I sprinted [Friday] and it felt good.

"I'm excited because I was scared last week, I'm not going to lie to you."

However, manager Ryne Sandberg revealed that Opening Day "could be unlikely" for Brown, according to the Philadelphia Daily News.


Khris Davis
Brewers' Khris Davis crushes grand slam to continue torrid spring
Khris Davis, LF, MIL
News: Brewers outfielder Khris Davis made a statement with his first home run of the spring Thursday against the Mariners, connecting for a grand slam off Roenis Elias in the first inning.

Although it took Davis 14 games to connect for his first spring home run, it's not like he is having a poor spring at the plate. Davis is batting .389 (14 for 36) with six doubles, seven runs and 12 RBI.

“He’s driving the ball; he’s having great at-bats,” manager Ron Roenicke said, per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “I love what he’s doing right now. I couldn’t care less about home runs. If he continues this through the season, he’s going to have some big numbers.”

Davis has been working with hitting coach Darnell Coles this spring on making adjustments at the plate.

“I think last year I tended to get away from pulling my hands in but I can’t really explain it,” Davis said. (The change) is something that makes me more comfortable. It’s helping me be more consistent.

“I feel pretty lucky right now with a lot of broken-bat base hits and flashes of some hard-hit balls. I feel like I’m still 20 or 30 ABs from being where I’m ready for the season. I still want to do some things up there. Right now, I’m in the right place at the right time (to get ready for the season).”


Eury Perez
Braves send Eury Perez, Williams Perez, Manny Banuelos to Triple-A
Eury Perez, CF, ATL
News: The Braves optioned Eury Perez, Williams Perez and Manny Banuelos to Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday, per

Eury Perez was in competition with Eric Young Jr. for the center field job. He hit .268 with two RBI in 41 at-bats this spring. Williams Perez gave up nine runs in 6 1/3 innings in Grapefruit League play. Banuelos, who was acquired from the Yankees in the offseason, allowed eight runs -- seven earned -- over 6 2/3 innings this spring.


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