It appears that Hernandez and the Dodgers dodged a bullet after the utility man was hit by a pitch on the wrist during Tuesday's game. It's possible that he'll experience some bruising or discomfort, but likely won't need to miss extended time. He'll remain a valuable reserve piece for the Dodgers entering the 2017 season.
Nava's chances of earning a roster spot improved when the Phillies released Chris Coghlan on Tuesday. He has hit .361 with a double, a triple and a .910 OPS this spring. The veteran is competing with Brock Stassi and Jesmuel Valentin for two remaining bench jobs.
Gurnick also reported that Hernandez is undergoing x-rays Tuesday to determine if any structural damage occurred. Until additional news becomes available, the Dodgers' utility man will be considered day-to-day.
Happ certainly has made an impression this spring, posting a .392/.458/.765 line in Cactus League play. The 22-year-old finished 2016 at Double-A, and the organization may want to see him get some exposure at Triple-A in 2017. Happ also played a little outfield this spring, and if he's able to contribute there regularly, he could get to the majors faster.
Ellsbury has been in the two-hole throughout the spring, but he's batting fifth Tuesday and Girardi suggested that is where Ellsbury will be on Opening Day. The Yankees wanted to break up Brett Gardner and Ellsbury (both lefties) at the top of the order, so the new plan is to go with Gary Sanchez in the No. 2 spot followed by Greg Bird, Matt Holliday and Ellsbury. Ellsbury has never started a regular-season game in the No. 5 spot.
Robertson recorded his third hit of the day and it would have been a bases-clearing triple, but he pulled up on the basepaths. He then slammed his helmet in frustration, which suggests it could be a strain or perhaps worse. He wasn't in the running for an Opening Day roster spot, regardless.
This assumes, as Sheldon points out, that the Reds don't pick up another player off waivers as they did with Scooter Gennett earlier Tuesday. He hasn't yet been added to the 40-man roster, however.
This shouldn't come as much of a surprise, as Gelalich just racked up two at-bats for the Reds this spring, going 0-for-2 with a strikeout. The former second-round pick will look to catch on with a minor league deal elsewhere, though he hasn't shown much promise in his previous minor league stints.
Jennings was battling for a reserve outfield spot, and it looked like the 30-year-old had a good shot at making the big league roster with the release of Ryan Raburn. He was just 8-for-41 (.195) throughout spring, however, prompting the Reds to ship him off to the minors to start the season.
Grossman has missed a little over a week due to a bout of groin tightness, but it seems like the issue is now in the rear-view mirror. As long as the ailment doesn't return, he should be ready to be the fourth outfielder for the Twins when Opening Day comes.