Charlie Tilson
White Sox's Charlie Tilson: To miss at least 10 days with foot injury
Charlie Tilson, CF, CHW
12:30 PM
News: Tilson suffered a stress reaction in his right foot on Friday and will be shut down for at least 10 days, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.

It's an unfortunate spring training setback for the young outfielder who missed nearly the entire 2016 season with a torn hamstring. The White Sox have announced that the injury is described as a "reaction" and not a "fracture", which seems to be a good sign. He will be re-evaluated in 10 days.

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Khris Davis
Athletics' Khris Davis: Opts out of WBC
Khris Davis, LF, OAK
11:00 AM
News: Davis confirmed on Sunday that he will not play for Team Mexico in the World Baseball Classic, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Davis also stated that he has felt "over-extended" recently and will forego the WBC in order to remain at Athletics' camp and go through the standard spring training regimen. He's coming off of a 42 home run campaign and is an attractive fantasy option entering the 2017 season.

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Billy McKinney
Yankees' Billy McKinney: Will attend spring training
Billy McKinney, RF, NYY
10:55 AM
News: McKinney received an invite to spring training as a non-roster invitee on Sunday.

McKinney spent the second half of his 2016 season with Double-A Tennessee, slashing .234/.310/.375 over 143 plate appearances after being traded from the Cubs to the Yankees. Despite his spring training invite, the 22-year-old is expected to open the season in Double-A again.

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Mikie Mahtook
Tigers' Mikie Mahtook: Healthy at the start of camp
Mikie Mahtook, CF, DET
2/18/2017
News: Mahtook said he is fully recovered from the various injuries he sustained in 2016, MLB.com reports.

Mahtook suffered through several injuries last season, including a fractured left hand that cost him several weeks during the summer. He ended up appearing in 65 games for the Rays, posting a poor .195/.231/.292 line. If he can stay healthy this year, he figures to work in a center field platoon with Tyler Collins.

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Michael Brantley
Indians' Michael Brantley: Advancing in rehab program
Michael Brantley, LF, CLE
2/18/2017
News: Brantley (shoulder) has advanced to the soft-toss stage of his hitting program, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

It's another step in the long recovery journey for Brantley, who still hopes to be ready for Opening Day. The coaching staff is being precautionary with the rehabilitation process and there haven't appeared to be any setbacks at this point in time. However, until there's a firmer timetable in place, it's hard to pinpoint when he'll return to live game action.

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Lonnie Chisenhall
Indians' Lonnie Chisenhall: Will open season in platoon role
Lonnie Chisenhall, RF, CLE
2/18/2017
News: Chisenhall is slated to platoon with Brandon Guyer in right field this season, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

Surprisingly, the defending AL Champions have one of the most unsettling situations across MLB when it comes to the outfield. The health of Michael Brantley (shoulder) will ultimately decide how the pieces to the puzzle fall. If Brantley isn't ready for Opening Day, Guyer may move to left, leaving Chisenhall alone in right. Chisenhall had a career year last season, but the 27-year-old's poor plate discipline (5.5 percent walk rate) and lack of power (.153 ISO) make him susceptible to losing at-bats in 2017.

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Brandon Guyer
Indians' Brandon Guyer: Taking reps across entire outfield this spring
Brandon Guyer, LF, CLE
2/18/2017
News: Guyer, who is slated to open the season in a right-field platoon with Lonnie Chisenhall, will take reps in center and left field this spring, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

Guyer's best chance to start on Opening Day is actually in left field, and that would only happen if Michael Brantley (shoulder) isn't ready to go. Outside of that, Guyer will compete with Chisenhall, Tyler Naquin and Abraham Almonte for playing time, the latter two of which will start the season in a center-field platoon. None of the Indians' outfielders are locked into full-time role at this point, meaning Guyer will have more than a fair chance to surpass his career high of 332 at-bats (with Tampa Bay in 2015) if he can separate himself from the field.

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Jesse Winker
Reds' Jesse Winker: Uphill battle to make Opening Day roster
Jesse Winker, LF, CIN
2/18/2017
News: Winker faces an uphill battle to make the Reds' Opening Day roster, though manager Bryan Price didn't rule out the possibility. "I'd like Jesse and anyone that is close to or ready for the big leagues to press us to make a tough decision late in camp, to keep themselves in camp as late as they can," Price said. "Things happen. You can't ignore performance sometimes."

This is nearly boilerplate spring training talk from the manager - Winker currently is slated to go back to Triple-A Louisville, where he can play every day. It's unlikely that he would stick with the big club unless he wins a starting job over Scott Schebler.

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Keon Broxton
Brewers' Keon Broxton: Wrist has healed
Keon Broxton, CF, MIL
2/18/2017
News: Broxton said Saturday that his broken wrist has healed and he is good to go for spring training, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Tom Haudricourt reports.

The center fielder said it took longer than expected for his wrist to fully heal, but he is good to go now. Broxton is a tricky player to evaluate for this season, as he rode a .373 BABIP to a .242/.354/.430 slash line with nine home runs and 23 steals over 244 plate appearances in his first run with an everyday job in the majors. His average exit velocity supports a high BABIP and his speed is definitely legit, but a 25.7 percent HR/FB rate should be difficult to sustain.

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Charlie Blackmon
Rockies' Charlie Blackmon: Leading off again in 2017
Charlie Blackmon, CF, COL
2/18/2017
News: Blackmon will serve as the Rockies' leadoff hitter this season, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.

New manager Bud Black will not shake things up at the top of the order in 2017 as Blackmon will set the table once again for Colorado. Out of the leadoff spot last season, Blackmon slashed .325/.380/.555 with 110 runs and 82 RBI.

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