Giants reassigned RHP Jose Dominguez to minor league camp.
Dominguez was hoping to carve a spot for himself in the Giants' bullpen but looked sluggish over five Cactus League outings, contributing a 5.79 ERA during that span. San Francisco's roster is down to 39 with a little over a week to go before the regular season.
Cory Spangenberg contributed three hits Saturday in the Padres’ Cactus League loss to the Giants.
The Padres somehow lost this game despite building a 7-1 lead after three innings. Spangenberg drilled a solo homer off Chris Stratton and also added a pair of singles. The 26-year-old has been locked in all spring, slashing .349/.391/.535 over 42 Cactus League at-bats. He’s slated to back up Ryan Schimpf at second base this season.
Clayton Richard yielded eight hits and five runs (three earned) over six innings Saturday in the Padres’ Cactus League loss to the Giants.
He fanned two and walked one. Richard had things mostly under control in the early going before letting up four runs over his last two frames. Buster Posey and Brandon Crawford combined for three hits off the left-hander including a pair of home runs. Richard hasn’t done much to instill confidence this spring, contributing a sluggish 7.36 ERA over five starts.
Chris Stratton got rocked Saturday in the Giants’ Cactus League win over the Padres, allowing nine hits, seven runs and one walk over three disastrous innings.
He also added three strikeouts. Four of the Padres’ nine hits off Stratton went for extra bases including three homers. The Padres got to Statton for three hits in every inning and scored at least twice in each frame. Saturday’s debacle brought Stratton’s spring ERA up from 1.80 all the way to 9.00. Stratton spent most of last year in the minor leagues and will probably head back there to start 2017.
Updating an earlier report, Ehire Adrianza suffered a strained right oblique in Saturday's Grapefruit League game against the Orioles.
Adrianza was believed to be dealing with a foot injury but it's actually his oblique that's bothering him. Twins manager Paul Molitor described the injury as "fairly acute," but wouldn't give a timetable for his return. Adrianza is a near lock to begin on the year on the disabled list.
Ross Detwiler is expected to opt out of his minor league contract on Sunday.
Detwiler has pitched to a brutal 11.88 ERA over eight Cactus League outings and can see the writing on the wall. "The way the last couple of games went I can guess," he said. With no chance of making the Opening Day roster, Detwiler will opt out and see what his options are elsewhere. Detwiler's next team will be his sixth since 2014.
Dodgers reassigned RHP Trevor Oaks to minor league camp.
He'll be joined by Steve Geltz and Yaisel Sierra, who were also sent down on Saturday. Oaks held his own against big-league hitters this spring, delivering a 2.38 ERA over five Cactus League appearances. The 23-year-old (he turns 24 on Sunday) made it as high as Triple-A last year and will probably begin there in 2017. The Dodgers' roster is down to 43 with only a week left in spring training.
Stuart Turner went 2-for-4 with an RBI triple in Saturday's split-squad Cactus League showdown with the A's.
While not the most fleet a-foot on the basepaths, Turner has now picked up a pair of triples during spring action. The Reds selected him from the Twins with the No. 17 pick in this winter's Rule 5 draft. Given his struggles in the minors last season (.239/.322/.363 in 370 plate appearances at Double-A in the Twins' system) he is unlikely to land a spot on the Opening Day roster.