Rusney Castillo got his left side checked out by team doctors on Wednesday morning and said it's "nothing serious."
Castillo felt some pain in his left side in his final at-bat Tuesday, but fortunately it's not something like an oblique strain. He expects to be available Thursday, so he shouldn't losing any playing time as he competes with Mookie Betts for the starting center field job.
Lucas Duda (oblique) is expected to swing a bat Wednesday.
Duda hasn't swung a bat in three weeks due to a minor oblique strain. He received a cortisone shot to deal with the injury and he should have plenty of time to get ready for the season if there are no setbacks.
Alex Cobb will start Opening Day against the Orioles on April 6.
It will be the first Opening Day start of his career. It was a logical choice, as Cobb is now the staff ace with David Price out of the picture. The 27-year-old posted a 2.87 ERA and 149/47 K/BB ratio across 166 1/3 innings last season.
Joel Hanrahan will undergo a second Tommy John surgery.
Terrible news. Hanrahan previously had Tommy John surgery in May of 2013, but hasn't been able to make it back to the majors. He visited a specialist this week after soreness in his elbow lingered and now he's headed for another surgery. The veteran reliever can now be ruled out through the early part of the 2016 season.
Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports that Chad Billingsley (elbow) is not expected to be game-ready for the Phillies until late April.
Billingsley is behind the other pitchers in camp after being limited to just two starts over the last two seasons following Tommy John and flexor tendon surgeries. He'll be a part of the rotation once healthy, but the Phillies will need one of David Buchanan or Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez to hold down a spot for a few weeks.
Scott Merkin of MLB.com writes that Micah Johnson "might have a leg up" in the competition for the White Sox' second base job.
It's so early in camp that the proclamation probably doesn't mean a whole lot, but it's worth noting nonetheless. Johnson could potentially have ample fantasy value in a starting role, as he's hit .297/.366/.422 in the minors and had 84 stolen bases in 2013 before falling to 22 thefts in 2014 while battling hamstring issues. He's competing with Carlos Sanchez, Gordon Beckham and Emilio Bonifacio.
Wade Miley started and pitched two scoreless innings in Boston's 1-0 defeat of Boston College on Tuesday.
It seems the Red Sox's pitching is plenty good enough to compete in Division 1, having allowed five hits and one unearned run over 18 innings versus Northeastern and B.C. today. The offense, though, isn't quite in midseason form of yet. The Red Sox used backups in this one after going with starters in the first game, and the group combined for six hits, including two from Jemile Weeks.
Madison Bumgarner was touched up for four runs over just 1 2/3 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Athletics.
Bumgarner surrendered a double, a triple and a home run among the five hits he permitted. The lefty had a huge workload in 2014 between the regular and postseason, but we'll only become worried if he starts to have a few of these kinds of outings when the regular seasons begins.