Phillies' Chase Utley able to workout on Tuesday
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Phillies second baseman Chase Utley
was able to work out
on Tuesday, according to MLB.com.
Utley did not participate in workouts on Monday due to a sore ankle. He's expected to miss a few spring games due to the injury, but the fact that he was able to put in work on Tuesday should be seen as an encouraging sign.
The 36-year-old hit .270/.339/.407 over 589 at-bats last season.
Dodgers SP Zack Greinke tosses another 'pen session
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Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke completed another bullpen session
on Tuesday, per MLB.com. Manager Don Mattingly told reporters he's progressed "steadily" since receiving a routine injection into his elbow in late February. He remains without a timetable for game action.
Dodgers' Joel Peralta scheduled for another bullpen Wednesday
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Dodgers reliever Joel Peralta
is scheduled for long toss on Wednesday and another bullpen session on Thursday
, according to MLB.com. Peralta threw off a mound for the first time in a month on Monday, but experienced some normal stiffness, but not in the same location as his shoulder soreness from a month ago.
Padres SP Casey Kelly (groin) could throw side session on Friday
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Padres starting pitcher Casey Kelly
is increasing his intensity of on-field baseball activities, manager Bud Black told reporters, per MLB.com. Kelly, who suffered a groin injury nearly a week ago, could throw a side session
as early as Friday.
Braves' Andrelton Simmons: I'm 'taking it slow' with swinging a bat
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Although he has already resumed baseball activities, the Braves aren't going to push shortstop Andrelton Simmons
(oblique) back into game action quickly. Simmons told MLB.com on Tuesday that he's "taking it slow
" with swinging a bat. He's not expected to play in spring games until next week.
Dodgers' Mattingly: Hyun-Jin Ryu's (back) next step will be BP
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Dodgers manager Don Mattingly told reporters that starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu
came out of Monday's bullpen session "fine," and that his next step will likely be throwing batting practice
, according to SB Nation.
Ryu is dealing with a back injury, but has been throwing the last couple of days without pain. At this point, Ryu remains without a timetable for his first spring game. He went 14-7 in 2014 with a 3.38 ERA and 139 strikeouts in 152 innings pitched last season.
Pirates' Cumpton to meet with Dr. Andrews concerning elbow issue
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Pirates pitcher Brandon Cumpton
is slated to meet with Dr. James Andrews on Monday after feeling discomfort in his elbow
, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
. Cumpton first noticed an issue
when he was throwing live batting practice last week.
Pirates 1B Corey Hart expects to make spring debut by Monday
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Pirates first baseman Corey Hart
suffered a laceration on his foot
near the arch when he stepped on a loose hot tub filter, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
. Hart, however, expects to make his spring debut by Monday.
Manager Clint Hurdle revealed Monday that Hart needed three stitches to close the wound. He also mentioned Hart would be sidelined for a few days.
Brewers' Jimmy Nelson likely to miss one spring start
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Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson
will likely miss one spring start
, according to MLB.com.
Nelson came into camp dealing with a hamstring injury, but was able to throw a bullpen session on Sunday. He reported no issues on Monday, and is close to getting back on a normal schedule. Despite that, he's likely to miss out on one start this spring. Manager Ron Roenicke doesn't think it's a big deal. "You could say he's behind, but do they really need all those games?" Roenicke said. "I don't know."
The 25-year-old Nelson is expected to compete for a spot in the team's rotation this spring. He posted a 4.93 ERA over 69 1/3 innings last year.
Reds' Marshall resumes throwing following setback with shoulder
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Reds reliever Sean Marshall
, who underwent shoulder surgery in June, has been throwing from flat ground for a week
since being shut down due to a setback, per MLB.com. Still, there is no date for Marshall to start throwing from a mound.
"It's a hard one to answer," Reds manager Bryan Price said. "What we're trying to do is get him to where he is completely pain free. He's been a little bit achy but nothing that would prevent him from throwing. It's a part of the process."
Marshall, who was limited to 14 innings last season, is 37-46 with a 3.86 ERA in his career.