Josh Rutledge
Red Sox's Josh Rutledge: Strains hamstring
Josh Rutledge, 2B, BOS
3/28/2017
News: Rutledge, who exited Tuesday's Grapefruit League game early, has been diagnosed with a left hamstring strain, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports.

It's a tough break for Rutledge, who was slated to open the season as a left-handed utility option for the Red Sox off the bench. As of now, no timetable has been set for his return. Fellow infielder Marco Hernandez is a likely candidate to fill Rutledge's role in the meantime.

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Daniel Norris
Tigers' Daniel Norris: Arm feels better Tuesday
Daniel Norris, SP, DET
3/28/2017
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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Daniel Robertson
Indians' Dan Robertson: Leaves game with apparent injury
Daniel Robertson, LF, CLE
3/28/2017
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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Tyler Thornburg
Red Sox's Tyler Thornburg: Dealing with shoulder impingement
Tyler Thornburg, SP, BOS
3/28/2017
News: Thornburg (shoulder) was diagnosed with a shoulder impingement Tuesday and will not throw for a week, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports.

Although it isn't a dire situation, injuries of this nature typically take a good chunk of time to heal. Thornburg will be re-evaluated after a week of rest, but this setback could keep the right-hander out for more than the minimum 15 days required of a DL stint. His timetable should become clearer as he gets back to throwing in the next few weeks.

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Cory Luebke
White Sox's Cory Luebke: Dealing with sore hamstring
Cory Luebke, RP, CHW
3/28/2017
News: Luebke has not pitched in six days after tweaking his hamstring, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.

The left-hander had been experiencing an excellent spring prior to being sent to minor league camp (0.96 ERA in 9.1 innings pitched), but the injury bug bit again to hamper his ability to continue his successful ways. That being said, the issue doesn't appear to be too serious, so he should be back in action relatively soon. More details on Luebke's status should come forth as he ramps up his activity again.

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Rob Whalen
Mariners' Rob Whalen: Ditches crutches Tuesday
Rob Whalen, RP, SEA
3/28/2017
News: Whalen (calf) was seen walking around without crutches Tuesday, Bob Dutton of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

This is certainly a good sign moving forward, although it's unclear how much activity he's actually been able to do while off of the crutches. Unless Whalen has made significant progress in his rehab from the calf strain, he very well could open the season on the disabled list, but things should become clearer in the coming days as he ramps up his activity further.

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Lorenzo Cain
Royals' Lorenzo Cain: Scratched from Tuesday's lineup
Lorenzo Cain, CF, KC
3/28/2017
News: Cain was scratched from the Royals' lineup Tuesday due to left-side tightness, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.

The severity of the ailment is unclear, but the Royals are considering their center fielder day-to-day for the time being. Alex Gordon slid over to fill Cain's void in center, but both he and Paulo Orlando could see more time there if Cain's injury proves to be more serious. Things should become clearer as Cain gets examined further by team doctors in the coming days.

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Aaron Sanchez
Blue Jays' Aaron Sanchez: Status uncertain for final spring appearance
Aaron Sanchez, SP, TOR
3/28/2017
News: Sanchez (finger) is questionable for his last scheduled spring appearance, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports.

The right-hander was scheduled to appear once for the minor league squad as a tune-up for the regular season, but the Blue Jays are unsure if they want to push him into action after he popped a blister on his finger in his previous start. Per Chisholm, manager John Gibbons did note that the blister was looking much better than yesterday, and given the fact that Sanchez has dealt with an issue like this before, he doesn't expect the issue to inhibit him for much longer. It's unclear exactly when he'll be 100 percent, but Sanchez's availability for the regular season does not appear to be in any danger as of now.

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Bo Schultz
Blue Jays' Bo Schultz: Scheduled for elbow surgery
Bo Schultz, RP, TOR
3/28/2017
News: Schultz (elbow) will undergo elbow surgery Wednesday to remove some bone chips, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports.

It's still unclear if there's a larger issue looming beyond the bone chips, but the doctors performing the operation intend to also check for any ligament damage, so this situation is worth monitoring in the coming days. Either way, it appears that Schultz will be out for an extended period of time, although a firmer timetable likely won't be available until after the surgery takes place.

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Leury Garcia
White Sox's Leury Garcia: Scratched due to illness
Leury Garcia, CF, CHW
3/28/2017
News: Garcia was scratched from Tuesday's Cactus League bout due to flu-like symptoms, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.

Even with the setback to his spring schedule, this issue likely isn't too serious. Once Garcia has rested a bit and is back to full health, he's expected to land a spot on the White Sox roster as a reserve outfielder until Charlie Tilson (foot) returns from injury.

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