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Tyler Thornburg (shoulder) will undergo testing -- likely an MRI -- on Tuesday.

Thornburg was scratched from a scheduled Grapefruit League appearance Monday due to an upper right trapezius spasm. He's also battled a "dead arm" phase this spring, as he's been limited to just two spring outings. The testing "is going to hopefully give us more information on what we're actually dealing with here," Red Sox manager John Farrell said. "What the root cause to a spasm is, that I don't know at this point."
Mar 27 - 5:20 PM

Zack Wheeler shut out the Marlins for five innings Monday as a Mets split-squad won 5-0.

Wheeler allowed two hits, walked two and struck out three in easily his best outing of the spring. It might just be enough to put him in the season-opening rotation with Steven Matz seemingly likely to land on the disabled list. We're still not high on him for this year, but he's more interesting in NL-only leagues now.
Mar 27 - 5:13 PM

Tom Koehler yielded four runs -- all of them unearned -- in 5 2/3 innings Monday in a loss to a Mets split-squad.

Like Adam Conley and Dan Straily, Koehler is struggling this spring. Still, it doesn't seem to have place his rotation spot in any doubt. Koehler has allowed 13 runs -- eight earned -- in 14 1/3 innings. He's struck out 15, but he's also walked nine in 13 1/3 innings. He had the third-most walks in the NL in both 2015 and 2016.
Mar 27 - 5:10 PM

Chris Stewart (groin) caught a pitching machine on Monday.

Stewart said his strained left groin felt fine, although he admitted that he didn't really push it and won't know much about his status until he does. The backup catcher thinks he'll be ready for Opening Day.
Mar 27 - 5:07 PM

T.J. Rivera went 2-for-3 and hit a three-run homer off the Marlins' Hunter Cervenka on Monday.

Rivera, who served as Puerto Rico's first baseman in the WBC, is expected to have a spot on the Mets as a utilityman, though playing time will be a big issue. Even if the Mets decide to sit Lucas Duda against lefties frequently, Wilmer Flores will also be in the mix at first. Rivera will likely do more pinch-hitting than anything else, at least early on.
Mar 27 - 5:06 PM

Gregory Polanco (shoulder) has yet to resume throwing and won't do so until at least this weekend.

Polanco hasn't played in a few days due to soreness in his left shoulder, which is something that's dealt with off and on for a few years, including during the second half last season. He has been able to hit the last couple days and is receiving treatment. At this point the Pirates don't seem concerned that it's a big deal, but it's certainly something worth tracking.
Mar 27 - 5:06 PM

Justin Bour went 0-for-3 on Monday and is hitting just .200 in 55 at-bats this spring.

Bour does have an 11/9 K/BB ratio, which is pretty nice, but he's has more GIDPs (five) than extra-base hits (four). The Marlins want Bour playing every day this year and he figures to be solid enough against righties, but he needs to hit quite well to justify getting starts at first base versus lefties.
Mar 27 - 5:03 PM

Max Scherzer struck out seven over five innings as the Nationals topped a Mets split-squad 6-0 on Monday.

Scherzer allowed two hits and walked three in an 81-pitch outing. He's all set to take the hill in the Nationals' third game of the regular season despite the late start because of a finger injury.
Mar 27 - 4:50 PM
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