Yovani Gallardo
Mariners' Yovani Gallardo: Gives up seven earned runs Monday
Yovani Gallardo, SP, SEA
6:15 PM
News: Gallardo surrendered seven earned runs on nine hits and two walks over 4.1 innings in Monday's 12-2 Cactus League loss to the Padres. He struck out two.

Gallardo surrendered a trio two-run home runs, with two coming in the first inning off the bats of Wil Myers and Ryan Schimpf. The Mariners' No. 5 starter will have one more opportunity to right the ship before the regular season when he takes the mound in Saturday's spring finale against the Rockies, but worked up to 91 pitches in Monday's outing per AJ Cassavell of MLB.com.

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Matt Chapman
Athletics' Matt Chapman: Smacks third homer of spring Monday
Matt Chapman, 3B, OAK
6:10 PM
News: Chapman hit a solo home run in three at-bats during Monday's 10-3 Cactus League loss to the Royals.

On what was a disappointing day overall for the A's, Chapman provided a highlight with his third homer of spring. The 23-year-old has enjoyed a solid spring while seeing plenty of reps against big-league pitching. He'll start the 2017 season in Triple-A Nashville, where he has plenty to provide after hitting just .197 over 85 plate appearances in 2016, despite smacking seven round-trippers.

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Ian Happ
Cubs' Ian Happ: Reassigned to minor league camp
Ian Happ, CF, CHC
6:08 PM
News: Happ was reassigned to minor league camp on Monday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

Happ certainly has made an impression this spring, posting a .392/.458/.765 line in Cactus League play. The 22-year-old finished 2016 at Double-A, and the organization may want to see him get some exposure at Triple-A in 2017. Happ also played a little outfield this spring, and if he's able to contribute there regularly, he could get to the majors faster.

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Daniel Coulombe
Athletics' Daniel Coulombe: Solid long-relief outing Monday
Daniel Coulombe, RP, OAK
6:03 PM
News: Coulombe, still fighting for a bullpen spot, fired three innings of scoreless relief in Monday's 10-3 Cactus League loss to the Royals, surrendering just a hit and a walk.

Coulombe has helped his case quite a bit in his last three trips to the mound, during which he's pitched 7.1 scoreless innings while allowing just two hits and Monday's walk. He's notched four strikeouts as well over that span and has lowered his ERA from 12.71 to 5.54. The veteran southpaw may have cemented his spot on the 25-man roster with Monday's performance, but could see more duty later this week before a final decision is made.

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Amir Garrett
Reds' Amir Garrett: Claims Opening Day roster spot
Amir Garrett, SP, CIN
6:00 PM
News: Garrett will be in the Reds' starting rotation to open the season, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Garrett was in the middle of a five-man battle for one of the Reds' final three starting rotation spots, and it now looks like he will be the fourth starter, according to Mark Sheldon. The 24-year-old posted a 4.22 ERA across 21.1 innings this spring, earning him a spot in the rotation over the likes of Cody Reed and Robert Stephenson, who will likely head to the bullpen to start the season.

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Daniel Norris
Tigers' Daniel Norris: Arm feels better Tuesday
Daniel Norris, SP, DET
5:59 PM
News: Norris said his arm feels better on Tuesday after experiencing "dead arm" on Monday, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

Norris was lit up for nine runs on 13 hits over three innings in Monday's spring game, and afterward said his arm felt like it weighed "a million pounds." It's a good sign that Norris feels better a day later, but his health is still worth monitoring early in the year. The young lefty is slated to start the team's third game of the season.

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Andrew Triggs
Athletics' Andrew Triggs: Hit hard in Monday start
Andrew Triggs, RP, OAK
5:56 PM
News: Triggs surrendered eight earned runs on eight hits, two walks and a wild pitch over 3.2 innings in Monday's 10-3 Cactus League loss to the Royals. He struck out four but also gave up three home runs.

Triggs was taken deep by Mike Moustakas, Paulo Orlando and Brandon Moss, and per Jane Lee of MLB.com, he struggled with his fastball command and overly focused on his changeup, which led to most of his troubles. The projected No. 4 starter for the time being while Sonny Gray's lat injury moves everyone up a notch in the rotation, the right-hander has one more tuneup start scheduled before his regular season debut on April 6. "I think it was a combination of two things," Triggs said. "We went to the well quite a bit working on the changeup, which is something you do as spring is coming to a close. I wanted to get a better feel for that. And, two, you're naturally going to put yourself into less-than-ideal counts if you're working on what's clearly your fourth pitch, and you need fastball command to balance yourself out, and that was mediocre at best, so it was kind of the perfect storm of those two things."

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Jacoby Ellsbury
Yankees' Jacoby Ellsbury: Expected to bat fifth
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF, NYY
5:51 PM
News: Manager Joe Girardi said Tuesday that he is "leaning toward" batting Ellsbury fifth, the Associated Press reports.

Ellsbury has been in the two-hole throughout the spring, but he's batting fifth Tuesday and Girardi suggested that is where Ellsbury will be on Opening Day. The Yankees wanted to break up Brett Gardner and Ellsbury (both lefties) at the top of the order, so the new plan is to go with Gary Sanchez in the No. 2 spot followed by Greg Bird, Matt Holliday and Ellsbury. Ellsbury has never started a regular season game in the No. 5 spot.

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Daniel Robertson
Indians' Dan Robertson: Leaves game with apparent injury
Daniel Robertson, LF, CLE
5:43 PM
News: Robertson left Tuesday's game with an apparent hamstring injury, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Robertson recorded his third hit of the day and it would have been a bases-clearing triple, but he pulled up on the basepaths. He then slammed his helmet in frustration, which suggests it could be a strain or perhaps worse. He wasn't in the running for an Opening Day roster spot, regardless.

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Patrick Kivlehan
Reds' Patrick Kivlehan: Likely on Reds' roster
Patrick Kivlehan, RF, CIN
5:37 PM
News: Kivlehan has likely made the Reds' Opening Day roster, according to MLB.com's Mark Sheldon.

This assumes, as Sheldon points out, that the Reds don't pick up another player off waivers as they did with Scooter Gennett earlier Tuesday. He hasn't yet been added to the 40-man roster, however.

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