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.Analysis:
Descalso missed two weeks while recovering from an oblique strain. He's expected to open the season as the team's primary utility infielder.Analysis:
"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.Analysis:
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."Analysis:
In exchange for Lohman, the Reds will receive a player to be named later or cash considerations. Lohman will report to minor-league camp.Analysis:
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.Analysis:
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.Analysis:
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.Analysis: