Ehire Adrianza
Twins' Ehire Adrianza: Exits spring training game Saturday
Ehire Adrianza, SS, MIN
6:00 PM
News: Adrianza exited Saturday's game against the Orioles after fouling a ball off his foot, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

The versatile Adrianza is vying with Eduardo Escobar and Danny Santana for a utility role in the Twins' infield this spring and has strung together a strong .313/.405/.469 slash line across 32 at-bats. More updates on the severity of his foot injury should be made available following Saturday's game. Adrianza was replaced by Benji Gonzalez at second base Saturday.

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Tony Sipp
Astros' Tony Sipp: Scratched Saturday with stiff back
Tony Sipp, RP, HOU
5:26 PM
News: Sipp didn't pitch Saturday because of back stiffness, Brian McTaggart of the Astros' official site reports.

Manager A.J. Hinch said the stiffness developed Friday. The left-handed Sipp's been roughed up this spring, giving up eight hits and five walks in five innings.

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Kennys Vargas
Twins' Kennys Vargas: On crutches, seeking second opinion
Kennys Vargas, 1B, MIN
4:34 PM
News: Vargas is seeking a second opinion on his left foot after fouling a ball off of it Friday, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

Bollinger notes that Vargas was walking around the Twins clubhouse on crutches Saturday. Vargas has struggled mightily at the dish this spring with a .077/.250/.077 slash line in 13 at-bats. The timing of his injury is particularly unfortunate with roster cuts looming ahead of Opening Day. Conversely, fellow DH candidate Byungho Park has strung together an excellent .359/.422/.718 line over a larger sample of 39 at-bats this spring.

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Yasmany Tomas
Diamondbacks' Yasmany Tomas: Could return to MLB action next week
Yasmany Tomas, RF, ARI
4:10 PM
News: Tomas (oblique) will get at least four at-bats in a minor league game Saturday, and if all goes well he could rejoin the big league club in a couple days, MLB.com's Steve Gilbert reports.

He is on track to be ready for Opening Day if he avoids setbacks. Tomas is an awful defender, but that's really the only concern, as he proved last season that he can hit enough to profile in an outfield corner.

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Jake Barrett
Diamondbacks' Jake Barrett: Won't be ready for Opening Day
Jake Barrett, RP, ARI
3:47 PM
News: Barrett (shoulder) will not be ready for Opening Day, MLB.com's Steve Gilbert reports.

He has been dealing with shoulder inflammation this spring and will start the year on the disabled list. Barrett is said to be progressing well, so he should return sometime early in the first half of the season. Once healthy, he should act as one of the top setup men in one of the worst bullpens in baseball.

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Tyler Lyons
Cardinals' Tyler Lyons: To open year on DL
Tyler Lyons, RP, STL
3:34 PM
News: Lyons (knee) will open the season on the disabled list, MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports.

He is in the process of working his way back from knee surgery and won't be ready by the time Opening Day arrives. The team has not yet finalized where he will begin his rehab work. He is poised to work as a long reliever once healthy.

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John Gant
Cardinals' John Gant: To be re-evaluated
John Gant, RP, STL
3:00 PM
News: Gant (right groin tightness) will be re-evaluated either Sunday or Monday, MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports.

He left Saturday's game with right groin tightness. Freshly acquired from the Braves, Gant is set to open the year in the rotation at Triple-A Memphis, serving as organizational starting pitching depth.

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Lance Lynn
Cardinals' Lance Lynn: Removed with possible injury
Lance Lynn, SP, STL
2:53 PM
News: Lynn was removed from Saturday's game after just one inning due to precautionary reasons, according to general manager John Mozeliak, MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Ben Frederickson reports that Lynn's fastball velocity was below 90 mph on most of his pitches before exiting.

He threw 10 pitches and was in the high-80s on most of his pitches, rather than his customary 93-94 mph range. Lynn told Mozeliak that he was experiencing right rib discomfort but did not seem concerned, however a velocity drop of this magnitude suggests that it could be more than just a day-to-day thing. We will update his status when the Cardinals provide more information.

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Tyson Ross
Rangers' Tyson Ross: Throws live batting practice session Saturday
Tyson Ross, SP, TEX
2:40 PM
News: Ross (shoulder) threw a 23-pitch batting practice session Saturday, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Saturday marked Ross' second bullpen session of the week as he continues to work his way back from surgery to correct thoracic outlet syndrome. According to Grant, Ross felt good following Saturday's session. Ross will likely continue to work in live batting practice sessions for the time being with an eye on returning in early May.

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Jhonny Peralta
Cardinals' Jhonny Peralta: X-ray negative on knee
Jhonny Peralta, 3B, STL
2:35 PM
News: An X-ray on Peralta's left knee came back negative Saturday and he does note expect to miss time, MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports.

He left Saturday's Grapefruit League game after fouling a pitch off his knee, and while he is sore, he appears to have avoided a fracture or serious contusion. Peralta is in the midst of a competition with Jedd Gyorko for the starting job at third base. The runner-up figures to get two or three starts each week in a utility role.

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