Mark Teixeira is expected to be fine after leaving a minor league game Sunday following a hit by pitch on his right knee.
Teixeira limped off the field but was then spotted a few minutes later walking fine while sporting a knee pad. He will not have to undergo any tests.
Joe Blanton is unsure whether he'll use the opt-out clause in his minor league contract.
Blanton will not make the Royals' Opening Day roster, but they hope he'll report to Triple-A Omaha. The veteran right-hander can opt-out of this deal on April 1 or May 15 if he's not in the majors. "We’ll see when that comes," Blanton said. "I don’t know. I haven’t really thought about it yet, to be honest with you." Blanton holds a 2.79 ERA over 9 2/3 innings this spring.
Bruce Rondon (neck) remained out of action on Sunday.
Rondon is feeling better after waking up with a crick in his neck on Saturday but isn't ready for game action just yet. He should be fine in a day or two.
Mark Teixeira had to leave a minor league game on Sunday after being hit on the right knee by a pitch.
Teixeira was limping noticeably as he made his way off the field. It's too early to speculate on the potential seriousness of the injury, but the Yankees should provide an update on his status before long. Teixeira is batting .261/.306/.391 with one homer so far this spring.
Brad Peacock (hip) will make his Grapefruit League debut on Sunday.
Peacock has been brought along slowly this spring as he works his way back from last October's hip surgery. He'll begin the season on the disabled list but could be an option for the Astros relatively early on in the year.
Shawn Tolleson (forearm) will appear in a minor league game Sunday.
An MRI on Tolleson's forearm revealed no structural damage, but he's still expected to begin the season on the disabled list. By pitching him in minor league games, the Rangers can backdate a DL move.
The Twins hope Josmil Pinto (concussion) will be cleared to play in a minor league game Monday.
Pinto claims that he is no longer experiencing post-concussion symptoms, but he failed part of his concussion test on Friday. The results of a second test should be available Sunday, at which point he could be cleared for game action. The Twins hope Pinto will be ready for Opening Day, but if he's not they could potentially backdate a DL stint and he'd miss minimal time.
Cory Luebke (elbow) will throw a bullpen session Sunday.
It will be the first time he's thrown off a mound since having a second Tommy John surgery last February. Luebke hasn't appeared in a game since April of 2012 and still has a long road ahead of him, but he could potentially be a factor for the Padres around midseason.