Marlins manager Don Mattingly said there's no timetable for Jeff Locke's (biceps) return.
Locke recently threw a 15-pitch bullpen session and is due for another one in a few days. "Everything is progressing still," said Mattingly. "And that's our main thing with him, start building him up." After Locke gets a few bullpens under his belt, he'll likely advance to a minor league rehab assignment. The ex-Pirate is primed for a long relief role this season and could make a few starts here and there.
Carter Capps (elbow) is expected to make his Cactus League debut Monday against the Mariners.
Capps has pitched in minor league games but this will be his first go-round against big-leaguers. The right-hander is on the comeback trail after undergoing Tommy John surgery last spring. Capps will be a valuable late-inning arm for the Padres when he's at full strength.
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.