Carlos Beltran (elbow) will make his Grapefruit League debut on Friday.
The Yankees are understandably easing Beltran into things this spring, as he turns 38 in April and is coming back from surgery to remove loose pieces and a bone spur from his right elbow. He's hoping for better results in his second season in the Bronx.
Making his exhibition debut, Alex Rodriguez singled and walked in his three plate appearances Wednesday versus the Phillies.
Rodriguez swung through Kevin Slowey's first two fastballs in the first before getting a third at 89-mph and sending a little liner into left field. He grounded out on the first pitch of his second at-bat and then walked on a full count before getting pulled for a pinch-runner in the sixth inning. Rodriguez's bat didn't exactly look fast in the game, but he came through day one just fine.
Josh Harrison exited Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Blue Jays with left ankle discomfort.
Harrison led off the game with a single, but was later doubled off second base and then departed. No word yet on the severity of the injury. The Pirates should provide an update on his status soon.
Wilmer Flores left Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Braves after he was hit in the wrist area by a pitch.
The severity of the injury isn't yet known, but Mets manager Terry Collins clearly didn't want to take any chances. The Mets should pass along an update soon. Ruben Tejada and Matt Reynolds are the backup options at shortstop if Flores needs to miss significant time.
Charlie Blackmon is not in Wednesday's Cactus League lineup due to slight abdominal discomfort.
He's expected to take batting practice Wednesday, so it doesn't sound like something that will keep him out of the lineup for long. Blackmon is coming off a breakout season in which he batted .288/.335/.440 with 19 home runs and 28 stolen bases.
Felix Hernandez will throw another live batting practice session before making his Cactus League debut.
Hernandez threw his first BP session of the spring on Wednesday. The Mariners' ace is completely fine, but just wants another tune-up before getting into game action.
Elvis Andrus (knee) won't play in the Rangers' first four Cactus League games.
The Rangers don't consider Andrus' knee issue to be serious, but they are just taking extra precaution. The 26-year-old is coming off a disappointing season in which he batted just .263 with two homers and a .647 OPS while going 27-for-42 in stolen base attempts.
Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) is likely to make his Grapefruit League debut on March 12 against the Braves.
The Yankees have yet to make an official announcement. Tanaka made it through another bullpen session Wednesday morning -- throwing about 30 pitches in all -- and hasn't reported any issues with his elbow. The Yankees expect him to begin the season in the rotation, but he remains a very risky investment in fantasy leagues.