Sirius XM's Jim Bowden reports that Jason Marquis (elbow) auditioned for the Padres Sunday.
Bowden says that Marquis was "impressive" in the throwing session. The veteran right-hander is seven months removed from Tommy John surgery and is expected to be game-ready by June. With Cory Luebke (elbow) out for the season and Joe Wieland's (elbow) status up in the air, the Padres could sign Marquis for depth purposes. The 35-year-old had a 4.05 ERA in 20 starts for San Diego last season.
Starlin Castro (hamstring) will run the bases Tuesday.
He'll have a better idea at that point when he'll be ready for game action. "I feel very close," Castro said. "Tomorrow is a big day, too." Castro, who added that his strained right hamstring is at about 80 percent, thinks he'll need 8-10 games to get ready for Opening Day.
Nationals manager Matt Williams said Monday that Ross Detwiler will begin the season in the bullpen.
Detwiler probably has more upside than Taylor Jordan and Tanner Roark, but the Nats have decided that he'd be better utilized as the second left-hander in their bullpen. Williams said Detwiler was "not happy" to hear the news, but the skipper thinks the southpaw can be "special" in relief.
Nyjer Morgan (calf) is expected to return to the lineup Tuesday.
Morgan suffered a calf injury over the weekend but has made a quick recovery. With Michael Bourn's (calf) status up in the air, Morgan could have a shot a roster spot.
Justin Sellers will be sidelined for the next few days with a hip flexor injury.
It shouldn't affect his chances at an Opening Day roster spot, but Sellers was already probably a long shot.
Indians optioned LHPs Scott Barnes and Nick Hagadone to Triple-A Columbus; reassigned RHPs Travis Banwart, Tyler Cloyd, and J.C. Ramirez and LHP Mike Zagurski to minor league camp.
No surprises here. With Marc Rzepczynski and Josh Outman slated to serve as the club's southpaws in the bullpen, there was no room for Barnes and Hagadone.
Michael Bourn (hamstring) will miss at least the next week and is questionable for Opening Day.
Bourn was removed from Sunday's game with tightness in his left hamstring. The Indians are calling the ailment minor, but it's certainly a concern after the outfielder had surgery on the same hamstring last October. Bourn also has yet to attempt a stolen base this spring. Michael Brantley would surely shift over to center field if Bourn isn't ready.
Blue Jays prospect Aaron Sanchez had another strong outing on Sunday, allowing five hits and a walk with three strikeouts in four scoreless innings against the Orioles.
The 21-year-old has had an eye-opening spring in major league camp, as he's yet to allow an earned run in seven innings spanning three appearances. That also doesn't include his outing on March 11 against the Canada junior national team, when the right-hander pitched four scoreless innings and struck out seven in relief. Sanchez is ticketed for Double-A to begin the season, but if he continues to make strides in his development, the Blue Jays may consider promoting him later in the summer.