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Alex Avila will be out of Tigers camp for the next few days to be with his wife, who is in labor.

Avila was sidelined for a couple days last week due to a sore back, so this extra bit of rest -- if we can call it that -- comes with decent timing. Avila and his wife are expecting their second daughter.
Mar 3 - 4:25 PM

Derek Dietrich singled, walked and knocked in two runs off the bench as the Marlins topped the University of Miami 7-1 on Tuesday.

Dietrich had a solid .712 OPS in 158 major league at-bats and an exceptional 1.019 OPS in 98 Triple-A at-bats last season, but by going out and getting Dee Gordon and Martin Prado over the winter, the Marlins made it clear they're not ready to count on him. He'll probably head back to Triple-A and wait for something to open up. He has really good pop for a second baseman, though his unexceptional range probably makes him a better fir at third.
Mar 3 - 4:19 PM

Chris Narveson, back from Japan, struck out the side in his inning versus the University of Miami on Tuesday.

Narveson, who won 23 games for the Brewers between 2009 and 2010, is going to try to make the Marlins as a reliever after going 4-11 with a 4.53 ERA in 24 starts for the Yakult Swallows last season.
Mar 3 - 4:15 PM

Rick Porcello pitched two perfect innings Tuesday in the Red Sox's 2-1 win over Northeastern.

Red Sox pitchers combined on a one-hitter and struck out 11. That was important, since the offense combined for just four hits, all of them singles. Porcello is one of the candidates to start on Opening Day for Boston.
Mar 3 - 4:12 PM

Mookie Betts started in center field and went 1-for-2 as Boston's leadoff man Tuesday against Northeastern.

The Red Sox might well have rolled out their Opening Day lineup to kick things off this spring: Betts, 2B Dustin Pedroia, DH David Ortiz, LF Hanley Ramirez, 3B Pablo Sandoval, 1B Mike Napoli, RF Shane Victorino, SS Xander Bogaers and C Christian Vazquez. Betts will have to fight Rusney Castillo for the job, and it's possible both will start if Victorino is traded. Right now, though, fantasy owners should feel a little safer investing in Betts than in Castillo.
Mar 3 - 4:10 PM

Trevor May (flu) threw 15-20 pitches off the mound Tuesday with no issue.

May was among a handful of players in Twins' camp who came down with the flu, but he's feeling better now and plans to face hitters on Wednesday. The 25-year-old posted a 7.88 ERA across nine starts and one relief appearance in his first taste of the majors last year and will likely begin 2015 in the minors. However, he should surface in the Twins' rotation at some point.
Mar 3 - 3:42 PM

Twins manager Paul Molitor said Tuesday that he views Mike Pelfrey as a starter.

Molitor said the same about Alex Meyer, shooting down some speculation that both could be used out of the bullpen. Pelfrey made just five starts last season prior to undergoing surgery to relieve pressure on the ulnar nerve in his throwing elbow. Tommy Milone is likely his top competition to lock down the fifth spot in the rotation this spring.
Mar 3 - 3:37 PM

Ryan Howard said Tuesday that he cut sugar from his diet over the winter and has lost 15-20 pounds.

This comes a few days after Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro said that Howard showed up to camp in the best shape "since I've known him." It's no secret that the Phillies would like to move on from him, so it appears that he has used the constant speculation about his future as motivation. It might not result in better numbers at the plate, but it's something. As of now, Howard still projects to get most of the playing time at first base for the Phillies this season.
Mar 3 - 3:03 PM
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