Trevor Plouffe missed Saturday's workout due to illness.
Plouffe attended the team's morning meeting before being sent home. He'll probably take it easy for a couple of days, but it certainly isn't anything that will impact his availability for the start of the regular season.
Aaron Brooks will start the Royals Cactus League opener against the Rangers on Wednesday.
With all of the available spots in the Royals rotation already spoken for, Brooks is likely slated to begin the 2014 season in the rotation at Triple-A Omaha. The 24-year-old struggled in his lone start with the Royals in 2014, surrendering seven runs in 2/3 of an inning.
Coco Crisp has been sidelined early in Athletics camp as he's dealing with a case of pink eye.
Crisp experienced the same issue during the 2012 season where he was forced to miss more than a week of action. While it won't impact his availability for the start of the regular season, it serves as a reminder to the fragility of the veteran outfielder. He has averaged just 118 games per season during his five years in Oakland.
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly announced Saturday that Clayton Kershaw will make his Cactus League debut on Thursday against the White Sox.
The reigning National League MVP and Cy Young winner is coming off an unbelievable 2014 campaign where he went 21-3 with a 1.77 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and 239/31 K/BB ratio over 198 1/3 innings. He should be the first starting pitcher drafted in all fantasy formats, and one of the first names called overall.
The White Sox announced Saturday that Chris Sale suffered an avulsion fracture on his right foot in an accident at his home on Friday.
The early diagnosis is that he's expected to miss three weeks. While it sounds that he avoided a significant injury, it could put his availability for Opening Day in jeopardy. The team will wait for the swelling to subside before determining his status.
Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports that Chris Sale suffered an undisclosed foot injury.
The White Sox are expected to address the situation publicly shortly. Obviously any missed time would be a significant blow to the White Sox and fantasy owners alike. Stay tuned as more information should be available shortly.
Casey Kelly (groin) has been given clearance for field work and some baseball activities.
He isn't, however, ready to resume throwing bullpen sessions. The Padres are opting to play things cautiously as Kelly recovers from a minor groin strain and won't rush him back into action. He's expected to begin the season in the rotation at Triple-A Tucson.
Joel Peralta (shoulder) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Monday.
Peralta had been shut down for a few days due to soreness in his right shoulder, but resumed his throwing program recently and is expected to be ready in plenty of time for the start of the regular season. He's the leading internal candidate to fulfill the closer's role at the start of the season while Kenley Jansen recovers from his foot surgery.