Josh Hamilton
Report: Angels map out comeback plan for Josh Hamilton
Josh Hamilton, LF, LAA
10:02 AM
News: The Angels have mapped out a comeback plan for Josh Hamilton that could have the troubled outfielder back on the field by early June, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Hamilton would report to extended spring training for two-to-three weeks of work before going out on a minor-league rehab assignment. He's expected to report to Arizona for extended spring training "sooner rather than later," per the report, but the team has yet to make any announcement of a resolution with Hamilton.

Though the tentative plan is in place, it doesn't guarantee that Hamilton will play for the Angels again, but it does give the team time to evaluate the outfielder before a decision needs to be made. The Angels owe Hamilton $83 million through 2017.

"He's part of the team," reigning MVP Mike Trout said. "I'm sure, when he's fully healthy, we'll see him back."

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David Wright
Mets' Alderson: David Wright is 'on schedule' in return from injury
David Wright, 3B, NYM
9:52 AM
News: Mets starting third baseman David Wright, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday due to a hamstring strain, could be ready to return when eligible April 30 against the Nationals, general manager Sandy Alderson said.

“He’s on schedule,” Alderson said Monday during a signing of his biography, “Baseball Maverick,” per the New York Post. “I wouldn’t say he’s ahead of schedule, but he’s not behind schedule.”

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Jerry Blevins
Plawecki promoted, d'Arnaud to DL among Mets moves Tuesday
Jerry Blevins, RP, NYM
9:30 AM
News: As expected, the Mets promoted catcher prospect Kevin Plawecki and reliever Hansel Robles from Triple-A Las Vegas on Tuesday. 

The Mets also added catcher Travis d'Arnaud (finger) and reliever Jerry Blevins (arm) to the 15-day disabled list, while moving Zack Wheeler (elbow) from the 15-day to 60-day disabled list.

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David Hale
Rockies' David Hale tosses 2 1/3 innings in rehab debut
David Hale, RP, COL
9:12 AM
News: Rockies pitcher David Hale gave up two unearned runs on two hits and one walk in 2 1/3 innings while striking out three in his rehab debut with high Class A Modesto Monday.

Hale opened this season on the disabled list due to an oblique injury. He was slated to pitch three innings or throw 45 pitches Monday. Hale was in the mix for a rotation spot before being shut down this spring and could become a starting candidate when healthy.

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Nolan Arenado
Rockies' Nolan Arenado doesn't think wrist injury is serious
Nolan Arenado, 3B, COL
12:46 AM
News: Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado thinks he'll be able to return to the diamond for Tuesday night's game against the Padres. 

According to The Denver Post, Arenado said he started feeling soreness in his wrist just before his final at-bat against the Dodgers on Sunday. That carried over to Monday, which is why he was a late scratch in the lineup. 

“This is nothing chronic, just some soreness,” he said. “I’ve never had this before. I think I’ll be fine.”

Arenado is hitting .311 with three home runs and 10 BRI. 

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Corey Dickerson
Rockies' Corey Dickerson has plantar fasciitis
Corey Dickerson, LF, COL
12:41 AM
News: Rockies manager Walt Weiss said that outfielder Corey Dickerson is dealing with a case of plantar fasciitis in his foot, according to The Denver Post

Weiss didn't specify which foot the ailment is in. Weiss also described the issue as "mild" but acknowledged it has the chance to be problematic. 

Dickerson went 0 for 2 with a strikeout in Monday's 14-3 loss to the Padres. Dickerson did not finish the game as Drew Stubbs replaced him during it. 

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Tyler Skaggs
Angels SP Tyler Skaggs may push back recovery date
Tyler Skaggs, SP, LAA
4/20/2015
News: As Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs tries to recover from Tommy John surgery last August, he said he's considering moving back his goal of pitching in a minor-league game from the summer to the fall, reports MLB.com.

"I'm going to talk to the [doctor] and the medical staff about it," Skaggs said. "When I come back, I want to be as strong as I possibly can."

He added that he's been able to throw from 130 feet and everything is going well.

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Tom Wilhelmsen
Mariners pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen still not cleared to begin throwing
Tom Wilhelmsen, RP, SEA
4/20/2015
News: Mariners pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen has still not been cleared to begin throwing since suffering a hyperextended elbow April 11, according to MLB.com.

Wilhelmsen, who is currently on the 15-day DL with the injury, doesn't have any structural damage and is waiting for the dye from the MRI to clear out of his system and the pain to go away before resuming throwing.

"I'm feeling loads better," Wilhelmsen said. "All the fluid from the MRI is finally out of my arm. I was expecting to throw about a week after it happened, but they put the ink in there, and that lingers. Today is the first day where I haven't had any aches or anything due to it."

He is hoping to throw Friday.

"Structurally, everything is strong and secure, and I'm good to go," he said. "The plan now is to throw maybe Friday."

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Brett Oberholtzer
Astros' Brett Oberholtzer throws BP, to pitch in extended spring
Brett Oberholtzer, SP, HOU
4/20/2015
News: Astros pitcher Brett Oberholtzer (blister) threw live batting practice Monday at the team's minor league complex in Kissimmee, FL, and is expected to pitch in an extend spring game towards the end of the week, according to MLB.com.

Oberholtzer has been out all season with a blister on his index finger.

"I think it’s resolved," manager A.J. Hinch said of the blister. "Otherwise, we wouldn’t put him in a game. But it sounds like the skin over the finger is game ready."

Oberholtzer won’t be able to be inserted in the rotation until some time in May at the earliest, so Hinch said he'll throw two- to three-inning outings at first and build him up from there.

"We’re just happy to get him on the mound against competitive hitters, work on his pitching and not on his skin," Hinch added.

Oberholtzer was a candidate late in spring training for a spot in the Astros' starting rotation before the blister issue.

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Jonathan Lucroy
Brewers C Jonathan Lucroy leaves game with toe injury
Jonathan Lucroy, C, MIL
4/20/2015
News: Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy was forced to leave Monday's game against the Reds after taking a foul tip off his left foot, the team announced. 

Lucroy was replaced by Martin Maldonado at catcher. Lucroy was 0 for 3 in the game before suffering the injury.

"I can't do anything about it. I have to wait for it to heal up," Lucroy said, per MLB.com. "Freak thing. You guys saw it. I don't know what else to say about it other than I have to overcome it, deal with it."

After the game, the Brewers announced Lucroy will be placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with a broken left toe and the team will call up catcher Juan Centeno

"I've been hit a million times on my feet," Lucroy said. "I was just talking to 'Maldy' about it and he said the same thing: That's the first time I've ever seen a catcher break their toe. It had to be me. It's about par for the course right now."

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