Jung Ho Kang
Pirates second baseman Jung Ho Kang gets on track at the plate
Jung Ho Kang, SS, PIT
News: Pirates second baseman Jung Ho Kang broke out of a mini slump Sunday by belting a two-run home run in the ninth inning to take down the Braves.

Kang had two hits on the game and brought a smile to manager Clint Hurdle's face, reports MLB.com.

"A very, very good day at the plate for him," Hurdle said of Kang. "He stayed on a breaking ball and lined out hard, singled sharply to center, then got all of that fastball. Nothing can breed confidence like success."

Kang was just 2 for 29 coming into Sunday during spring training.


Daniel Descalso
Rockies' Daniel Descalso (oblique) singles in return Saturday
Daniel Descalso, SS, COL
News: Rockies infielder Daniel Descalso went 1 for 3 with a single in his return to action Saturday against the Cubs.

Descalso missed two weeks while recovering from an oblique strain. He's expected to open the season as the team's primary utility infielder.


Troy Tulowitzki
Report: Rockies' Troy Tulowitzki looks completely healthy
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL
News: Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki looks completely healthy heading into the final week of spring training, the Denver Post reports.

"I think if anything, this spring has given me confidence," Tulowitzki said. "When I was diagnosed with a torn labrum last summer, you think about a lot of things. You think about your career and whether or not you'll be the same player. You check out how you feel, day in and day out. I know it's just spring training, but for me, I've gained a lot of confidence. I know I can be the same player, if not better."

Tulowitzki was in the midst of his finest offensive season last year before undergoing hip surgery and being limited to 91 games. He finished with a .340/.432/.603 line with 21 home runs and 52 RBI in 315 at-bats.


Orlando Arcia
Brewers prospect Orlando Arcia shows signs of bright future
Orlando Arcia, SS, MIL
News: Brewers shortstop prospect Orlando Arcia showed why many think he could be the future of the franchise very soon, reports MLB.com.

Arcia, who has played mostly in minor-league camp this spring, ripped two doubles Friday in three innings of work. He's gone 4 of 7 at the plate in limited spring training work.

"He's impressive," manager Ron Roenicke said Saturday. "He's got the total package. The offense is what they were hoping would come around. This is a short sample, obviously, but if he continues to grow in that direction he will be fun to watch."


Scott Sizemore
Scott Sizemore sent down to Marlins' minor-league camp
Scott Sizemore, SS, MIA
News: The Marlins have reassigned Scott Sizemore down to minor-league camp, according to MLB.com. He had just four hits in 12 at-bats this spring. The Marlins have 36 players remaining in camp. 

Wilmer Flores
Wilmer Flores (foot) returns to Mets' Grapefruit League lineup
Wilmer Flores, SS, NYM
News: Wilmer Flores returned to the Mets' lineup and will hit second Thursday night against the Yankees in Grapefruit League play, according to ESPN. Flores was sidelined since Sunday, after he fouled a pitch off his left foot. He is hitting .342/.350/.605 in 38 at-bats.

Devin Lohman
Phillies acquire shortstop Devin Lohman from Reds
Devin Lohman, SS, CIN
News: The Phillies traded for Reds shortstop Devin Lohman on Thursday, the team announced.

In exchange for Lohman, the Reds will receive a player to be named later or cash considerations. Lohman will report to minor-league camp.


J.P. Crawford
Phillies prospect J.P. Crawford out 4-6 weeks with oblique strain
J.P. Crawford, SS, PHI
News: Phillies shortstop prospect J.P. Crawford will miss the start of the season in the minors due to a strained left oblique, per MLB.com. He will be sidelined 4-6 weeks.

Crawford is considered the Phillies' top prospect and 14th-overall best prospect by Baseball America. He has a career .292/.384/.404/.788 slash line in two minor-league seasons.


Starlin Castro
Cubs' Starlin Castro returns to lineup Wednesday
Starlin Castro, SS, CHC
News: Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro is back in the starting lineup Wednesday after missing five days of action due to right groin tightness. He feels "100 percent" after the time off, MLB.com reports.

Castro is aiming to play 162 games this season, though he hasn't informed manager Joe Maddon of his goal.

"Not yet, but I think they know," Castro said. "They know I want to play that, I want to be there every day. It doesn’t matter if today is a bad game, tomorrow’s a bad game, I don’t care. I’m here, trying to grow up every day and try to be a better player."

Castro is 6 for 26 with two doubles, one triple and two walks this spring.


Chase d'Arnaud
Phillies reassign Chase d'Arnaud, Darin Mastroianni
Chase d'Arnaud, SS, PHI
News: The Phillies reassigned infielder Chase d'Arnaud and outfielder Darin Mastroianni to minor-league camp Wednesday.

d'Arnaud went 1 for 7 over six games of action before the move. Mastroianni was just 1 for 17 in Grapefruit League play. The moves pare the team's major-league camp roster to 42 players.


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