Mets' Matt Reynolds could start at second if Daniel Murphy isn't ready
by Brandon Wise |
(6:20 pm ET) Mets middle infielder Matt Reynolds may get the nod at second base if regular starter Daniel Murphy is not healthy enough to play on Opening Day, reports

Reynolds, who spent most of last season in Triple-A, is hitting .381 in 42 spring training at-bats, making the decision tough for manager Terry Collins.

"He's a baseball player -- everybody keeps saying that about him, but that's what he is," Collins said. "He handles the bat, he runs the bases, he does a lot of little things right. But Danny Muno's a dangerous bat -- I'll tell you what, he can get a hit. And the other kid, Ruben, he's played there. He's played there under the bright lights and been very successful. So we've got a lot of options."

Murphy is still recovering from a hamstring injury and is uncertain for Opening Day.

Pirates second baseman Jung Ho Kang gets on track at the plate
by Brandon Wise |
(5:05 pm ET) Pirates second baseman Jung Ho Kang broke out of a mini slump Sunday by belting a two-run home run in the ninth inning to take down the Braves.

Kang had two hits on the game and brought a smile to manager Clint Hurdle's face, reports

"A very, very good day at the plate for him," Hurdle said of Kang. "He stayed on a breaking ball and lined out hard, singled sharply to center, then got all of that fastball. Nothing can breed confidence like success."

Kang was just 2 for 29 coming into Sunday during spring training.

Cardinals cut four from major-league camp Sunday
by R.J. White |
(4:50 pm ET) The Cardinals have cut catcher Ed Easley and infielders Dean Anna, Xavier Scruggs and Jacob Wilson from major-league camp, reports. The moves leave the team with 33 players in big-league camp.

Rockies' Daniel Descalso (oblique) singles in return Saturday
by R.J. White |
(10:41 am ET) Rockies infielder Daniel Descalso went 1 for 3 with a single in his return to action Saturday against the Cubs.

Descalso missed two weeks while recovering from an oblique strain. He's expected to open the season as the team's primary utility infielder.

Report: Rockies' Troy Tulowitzki looks completely healthy
by R.J. White |
(9:04 am ET) Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki looks completely healthy heading into the final week of spring training, the Denver Post reports.

"I think if anything, this spring has given me confidence," Tulowitzki said. "When I was diagnosed with a torn labrum last summer, you think about a lot of things. You think about your career and whether or not you'll be the same player. You check out how you feel, day in and day out. I know it's just spring training, but for me, I've gained a lot of confidence. I know I can be the same player, if not better."

Tulowitzki was in the midst of his finest offensive season last year before undergoing hip surgery and being limited to 91 games. He finished with a .340/.432/.603 line with 21 home runs and 52 RBI in 315 at-bats.

Brewers prospect Orlando Arcia shows signs of bright future
by Brandon Wise |
(3/28/2015) Brewers shortstop prospect Orlando Arcia showed why many think he could be the future of the franchise very soon, reports

Arcia, who has played mostly in minor-league camp this spring, ripped two doubles Friday in three innings of work. He's gone 4 of 7 at the plate in limited spring training work.

"He's impressive," manager Ron Roenicke said Saturday. "He's got the total package. The offense is what they were hoping would come around. This is a short sample, obviously, but if he continues to grow in that direction he will be fun to watch."

Diamondbacks release seven players on Saturday
by Igor Mello |
(3/28/2015) The Diamondbacks released Jeremy Accardo, Ryan Court, Justin Gonzalez, Jonathan Griffin, Danny Moskovitz, Henry Rodriguez and Kyle Schepel on Saturday, per

Jairo Diaz, Cristhian Adames among Rockies' latest cuts
by Igor Mello |
(3/28/2015) The Rockies have optioned right-hander Jairo Diaz, infielder Cristhian Adames, outfielder Kyle Parker to the minors. Left-hander Kenny Roberts, catchers Dustin Garneau and Ryan Casteel were all reassigned to minor-league camp, according to

Scott Sizemore sent down to Marlins' minor-league camp
by Igor Mello |
(3/27/2015) The Marlins have reassigned Scott Sizemore down to minor-league camp, according to He had just four hits in 12 at-bats this spring. The Marlins have 36 players remaining in camp. 

Nationals reassign six players to minor-league camp
by Michael Hurcomb |
(3/27/2015) The Nationals announced Friday they reassigned infielder Cutter Dykstra, infielder Emmanuel Burriss, catcher Steven Lerud, infielder/outfielder Kila Ka'aihue, outfielder Derrick Robinson and pitcher Manny Delcarmen to minor-league camp.

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