Matt Stites
Diamondbacks pitcher Matt Stites undergoes MRI on elbow Thursday
Matt Stites, RP, ARI
8:03 PM
News: Diamondbacks pitcher Matt Stites underwent an MRI on his elbow Thursday, reports The Arizona Republic.

Stites' elbow locked up on him when he was throwing batting practice Saturday. The results from the MRI are expected to be known Friday.

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Chad Gaudin
Dodgers' Chad Gaudin shut down, will be examined
Chad Gaudin, RP, LAD
7:45 PM
News: Dodgers pitcher Chad Gaudin (biceps) felt a tingling in his fingers Thursday and was shut down, MLB.com reports.

The pitcher will be examined, and it's possible he's sent for an MRI Friday. Gaudin was pulled from last Friday's outing due to a "tweak" in his biceps. He's surrendered two earned runs in six spring innings.

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Derek Law
Giants pitcher Derek Law will face hitters in two months
Derek Law, RP, SF
6:22 PM
News: Giants pitcher Derek Law remains on track in his recovery from Tommy John surgery and he will face live batters in two months, reports CSNBayArea.com.

Law is recovery from Tommy John surgery and is currently just throwing bullpen sessions, which have been going well. He was recently optioned to high Class A by the Giants.

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Rex Brothers
Report: Mets scouting LH relievers from Dodgers, Rockies
Rex Brothers, RP, COL
5:27 PM
News: The Mets are scouting left-handed relievers from the Rockies and Dodgers, according to ESPN. It is not certain which players the Mets are scouting, but one Mets official told ESPN in December the club liked Rockies left-handed reliever Rex Brothers, who is under team control through 2017.
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Bobby Parnell
Mets' Warthen: Bobby Parnell may throw 100 mph agani
Bobby Parnell, RP, NYM
5:25 PM
News: Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen isn't ready to rule out pitcher Bobby Parnell throwing 100 mph again, ESPNNewYork.com reports.

"I wouldn't say that," Warthen said.

Parnell's fastball say at 87-to-91 mh in a minor-league appearance Wednesday. He averaged a career-high 97.2 mph on his fastball in 2011 and averaged 95 mph in 2013 before missing most of 2014 after undergoing Tommy John surgery. Warthen suggested that Parnell's velocity will be closer to normal in a week to 10 days.

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Vic Black
Mets RP Vic Black could be ready in time for Opening Day
Vic Black, RP, NYM
3:08 PM
News: Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen said reliever Vic Black is "right on the cusp" of being ready for Opening Day, per NJ.com. Black has been sidelined since mid-March with a shoulder injury.
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Adam Liberatore
Dodgers P Adam Liberatore (groin) scratched from Thursday's game
Adam Liberatore, RP, LAD
2:25 PM
News: A slight groin injury caused Dodgers pitcher Adam Liberatore to be removed from Thursday's lineup, reports MLB.com.

The move was made as a precaution. Liberatore will instead throw a bullpen session Thursday and he is set to throw in Saturday's game.

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Brandon League
Dodgers RP Brandon League (shoulder) getting second opinion
Brandon League, RP, LAD
11:20 AM
News: Dodgers reliever Brandon League is awaiting the results of Wednesday's MRI on his injured shoulder, according to MLB.com. However, regardless of the results, he is planning to get a second opinion.
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Mario Hollands
Phillies' Hollands getting second opinion, leaning toward surgery
Mario Hollands, RP, PHI
9:27 AM
News: Phillies reliever Mario Hollands said Thursday he will get a second opinion on his injured elbow from Dr. James Andrews, per MLB.com. However, he is leaning toward having surgery. Hollands has a tear in the common flexor tendon in his left elbow.
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Sam Freeman
Cardinals' Matheny: Sam Freeman has 'best outing' Wednesday
Sam Freeman, RP, STL
1:24 AM
News: Cardinals pitcher Sam Freeman tossed a scoreless inning in Wednesday's 1-0 win against the Nationals, and manager Mike Matheny indicated after the outing that it was Freeman's best outing of the spring, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

"That was his best outing of the year," Matheny said. "He was getting ahead in the count and making good, tough pitches when he had to. He had the swing-and-miss split going today. It was a good day. It was his best outing and it was a good time for it."

Freeman, who would have to pass through waivers to be sent to the minors, remains a longshot to win a bullpen spot this spring. He has posted a 3.60 ERA and 3:5 K:BB ratio in five spring innings.

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