Roberto Hernandez received his visa and will fly to Florida on Wednesday night.
Hernandez, who signed a minor league deal with the Astros last month, is expected to take a physical tomorrow morning in Kissimmee. He's in the mix for the fifth starter job this spring, but the Astros could decide to keep him around as a long reliever.
Derek Holland (shoulder) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Thursday.
Holland was scratched from Thursday's intrasquad game due to discomfort in his left shoulder, but the Rangers were mostly just being cautious. Assuming that all goes well Thursday, he could pitch in a game this weekend.
Steve Johnson (finger) will not pitch in Wednesday's Grapefruit League game.
Johnson was originally scheduled to pitch Wednesday, but the Orioles want him to get one more day of work in before pitching in a game. The 27-year-old recently dealt with a jammed middle finger, but he's feeling better now.
Brandon Snyder has signed with the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs of the independent Atlantic League.
A former-first round pick the Orioles, the 28-year-old Snyder batted .206/.284/.444 with eight home runs in 141 plate appearances at Triple-A with the Red Sox last year. He owns a .243/.287/.399 batting line over 158 plate appearances in the majors.
Jayson Werth (shoulder) hit off a tee Wednesday.
It wasn't much -- he only took 10 swings -- but it was a step in the right direction for Werth, who underwent surgery in early January to repair the AC joint in his right shoulder. The veteran outfield has some hurdles to cross, but he remains hopeful of being ready for the season.
Billy Butler was scratched from Wednesday's Cactus League game against the Giants due to a stomach bug.
Hopefully he didn't have a bad country breakfast. Either way, it's not a long-term concern. He should be back in the lineup in the next day or so.
Felix Hernandez is scheduled to throw live batting practice Wednesday.
The Mariners will decide after whether King Felix will throw another BP session or progress to live game action. Hernandez posted a fantastic 2.14 ERA with a 248/46 K/BB ratio across 236 innings last season and will likely be the second starting pitcher off the board in most mixed fantasy leagues this spring.
Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said Wednesday that Danny Hultzen (shoulder) should see game action by the end of the week.
Hultzen threw 28 pitches Tuesday in his first batting practice session of the spring and came out of it feeling great. This is promising news for someone who missed all of last season following rotator cuff and labrum surgery. The 25-year-old has a lot of work to do, but he could work his way to the majors at some point later this year.