Corey Seager walked twice and scored two runs in three at-bats Thursday against the White Sox.
The Dodgers' shortstop prospect will start the season at Triple-A but could make the major leagues during the season. Seager posted excellent numbers between Single-A and Double-A last year, hitting a combined 1.004 OPS with 20 home runs and 97 RBI. Jimmy Rollins currently owns the shortstop position for the Dodgers.
John Danks allowed a run in two innings of work Thursday against the Dodgers.
The lefty gave up a lead-off single followed by a double, which eventually led to a run, but settled down quickly. Danks has been either injured or ineffective in each of the last four seasons but is hoping for a return to productivity in 2015. Danks could eventually be traded if the White Sox are willing to cover a significant portion of his remaining $28.5 million salary.
Clayton Kershaw fired two perfect innings in Thursday's start against the White Sox.
Kershaw faced the minimum, fanning three in the process. Would you expect anything less from the pitcher who has led the league in ERA in four consecutive seasons? The lefty, who took home both NL MVP and Cy Young honors, finished with a 21-3 record, a 1.77 ERA, and a 239/31 K/BB ratio in 198 1/3 innings last season.
Hunter Pence will undergo X-rays on his hand.
Pence left Thursday's Cactus League game after he was hit in the hand by a pitch in the sixth inning. We should have more clarity on his status soon. In the meantime, Giants fans will have to cross their fingers.
Matt Cain (elbow, ankle) is expected to make his first Cactus League start around March 10.
The Giants have eased Cain into things this season, as he's coming off surgery to remove bone chips from his throwing elbow as well as a minor procedure on his right ankle. He faced hitters in Giants' camp Thursday without incident and has plenty of time to get stretched out for his first turn when the regular season gets underway.
Rule 5 pick Jason Garcia pitched scoreless fifth and sixth innings in the Orioles' 3-2 win over the Rays on Thursday.
Garcia, who has been flashing a mid-90s fastball in camp, struck out two. It's going to be difficult for the Orioles to keep him, considering he hasn't pitched higher than A ball, but he has a pretty tantalizing arm. If he doesn't make the team, he'd go on waivers and potentially be offered back to the Red Sox.
Tim Hudson (ankle) expects to pitch in a game around March 11.
Hudson underwent surgery in early January to remove bone spurs from his right ankle, but he threw to hitters Thursday morning with no issues. He can't afford any setbacks, but there's still time for him to get ready for the start of the season.
Nate Karns started and pitched two scoreless innings versus the Orioles on Thursday.
Karns is a candidate to make the Rays rotation, but it really hurts his chances that he has options and Alex Colome doesn't. Still, if Karns pitches well this spring and Colome doesn't, it's possible the Rays will stick Colome in the pen or trade him.