Donaldson could be in line for quite a payday if he continues to rake like he did in 2013, when he led Oakland starters with a .301 batting average, 93 RBI and .499 slugging percentage while slugging 26 home runs.
"Everything that he's supposed to be doing at this point he's doing," he told the Baltimore Sun. "He's not ahead of schedule, he's not behind schedule. ... What that is, whether it's the day after opening day, whether it's a month after opening day, we just don't want any setbacks and we have not had any setbacks yet."
Machado emerged as a force in 2013. He played exceptional defense while batting .283 with 14 home runs, 71 RBI and an AL-best 51 doubles.
Reports out of winter ball were positive about the transition, but Santana has looked stiff and uncomfortable at third throughout spring training, per the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Chisenhall enters this season with a reputation for mediocrity at that position. He has also been a disappointment at the plate, particularly against left-handers.
One likely scenario is a platoon in which Santana plays against southpaws if he proves himself acceptable defensively. The Indians cleanup hitter would serve as the full-time designated hitter against right-handers.
"I hit a fastball on the inner half," Moustakas told MLB.com after the game. "It was a good pitch, I wasn't trying to do too much and I was able to drive it out of the ballpark. But we're not looking for results right now, we're just looking for the process."
Moustakas has been one of the best hitters in baseball over the first week of spring action, going 7 for 15 with three home runs and 10 RBI in six games.
Machado is scheduled for a progress report with the doctor on March 18 as he tries to make it back before the beginning of the season. He's a candidate to open the season on the disabled list.
It was Seager's first action since injuring the finger on a slide into third base in the first inning of his first spring game. He's coming off a season in which he hit .260/.338/.426 with 22 home runs and 69 RBI in 615 at-bats.
Sano had been dealing with elbow soreness throughout camp, and it was determined he needed surgery. Sano will likely miss the rest of the season due to the surgery, but there's a chance the team will utilize him as a designated hitter toward the end of the year. They have not ruled out allowing Sano to play winter ball if he can come back on schedule.
Stewart's daughter bumped her head against Stewart's face a few nights ago. Stewart said he's OK. He's competing for a spot on the 25-man roster. Stewart hit .201 in 179 at-bats last year.
Seager has been dealing with a jammed finger, but was expected to return to action Tuesday. He missed the past four days. Seager hit .260/.338/.426 in 615 at-bats last year.