Cardinals' Jhonny Peralta: Two hits in return to lineup
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(8:03 pm ET) Peralta (knee) went 2-for-2 in Tuesday's Grapefruit League game against the Mets.

Peralta exited Saturday's game early after fouling a pitch off of his knee. The X-rays came back negative and after a couple of days off, he was able to suit up Tuesday. He's slated to begin the 2017 campaign as the Cardinals' top third baseman, though he's expected to split time with Jedd Gyorko.

Nationals' Anthony Rendon: Out with calf issue
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(3:53 pm ET) Rendon is sitting out of Tuesday's spring game after fouling a ball off his calf Monday, Jamal Collier of reports.

Rendon indicated his calf was feeling much better Tuesday, but the Nationals are still choosing to err on the side of caution with their starting third baseman. Consider him day-to-day until the Nationals note otherwise.

Cardinals' Patrick Wisdom: Optioned to Triple-A
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(12:06 pm ET) Wisdom was optioned to Triple-A Memphis on Monday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Wisdom enjoyed an excellent spring, hitting .300 with two doubles, three home runs, six RBI, five walks, two stolen bases and seven runs over 37 plate appearances. He scuffled at Memphis last season, however, slashing just .233/.303/.374 over 294 plate appearances. Therefore, he'll look to build on the momentum he generated against big-league arms and put together a much stronger minor-league campaign in 2017.

Giants' Jae-Gyun Hwang: Continues to thrive in spring training
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(10:07 am ET) Hwang is expected to accept an assignment to Triple-A Sacramento to begin the season, Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

The Korean import, who is attending Giants camp as a non-roster invitee, has been mightily impressive during Cactus League play, batting .349 with five homers. Despite his strong showing at the plate, the Giants are inclined to have Hwang hit the minors to develop a little more versatility, with the 29-year-old expected to see time in both left field and first base. Hwang has an opt-out clause in his contract for July 1 if the Giants fail to promote him to the big leagues by then, so we could see him make his MLB debut at some point shortly before the All-Star break if he continues to rake at Triple-A.

Cardinals' Jhonny Peralta: Expected to play Tuesday
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(3/27/2017) Peralta (knee) is expected to rejoin the Cardinals' Grapefruit League lineup Tuesday against the Mets, Jenifer Langosch of reports.

There were some murmurs over the weekend that Peralta would return to action Monday, but the Cardinals opted to give him an extra day off to aid his recovery from the sore knee. The Cardinals are expected to go with Peralta as their Opening Day starter at third base, but both he and Jedd Gyorko are expected to split time at the position early on. The hot bat may ultimately win out between the two players.

Mets' Jose Reyes: Bangs out three hits Sunday
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(3/27/2017) Reyes went 3-for-4 with a double, a triple, a run scored and an RBI in Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Braves.

The 33-year-old hadn't done much this spring after hitting .278/.316/.389 in 18 at-bats for the Dominican Republic in the WBC, but Reyes has now picked up five hits in his last two games and seems to be rounding into form just in time for Opening Day. With David Wright (shoulder) out indefinitely, Reyes will be the Mets' starting third baseman and leadoff hitter to begin the season.

Giants' Eduardo Nunez: Successful return to action
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(3/26/2017) Nunez (shoulder) returned to the starting lineup Sunday, going 1-for-4 with a pair of RBI as the team's designated hitter.

The Giants' starting third baseman has been battling shoulder issues this spring, but a pain-free return to action is a positive sign moving forward. Nunez is expected to return to his usual spot in the defensive lineup Thursday against the Athletics, according to Andrew Baggarly of The Mercury News.

Giants' Eduardo Nunez: Joins lineup Sunday
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(3/26/2017) Nunez (shoulder) is batting leadoff as the designated hitter during Sunday's Cactus League game against the White Sox, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Nunez has been bothered by shoulder tightness throughout camp and was forced to miss a few days after receiving a cortisone shot Wednesday. The fact that he's able to hit Sunday is a good sign, but the team still hopes he'll be able to take the field on defense prior to the season's start.

Cardinals' Jhonny Peralta: Could play Monday
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(3/26/2017) Peralta (knee) could return to the Cardinals' Grapefruit League lineup as soon as Monday, Jenifer Langosch of reports.

The Cardinals will hold Peralta out Sunday while he contends with a sore knee, which he sustained Saturday after fouling a pitch off his knee. It doesn't appear that Peralta's injury is considered significant, so if he's able to get back on the field Monday, it would help his chances of beating out Jedd Gyorko for the regular starting job at third base to open the season.

Cardinals' Jhonny Peralta: X-ray negative on knee
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(3/25/2017) An X-ray on Peralta's left knee came back negative Saturday and he does note expect to miss time,'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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