Chad Gaudin will be examined after feeling tingling in his fingers due to the ongoing nerve issues in his neck.
Gaudin had surgery a couple years ago but has never been able to totally shake the nerve problems, as this is the second time in the last week he's had issues. He's been shut down and will be sent for an exam before the next course of action is determined.
Odrisamer Despaigne held the Diamondbacks to one run over five innings in Thursday's Cactus League start.
Despaigne allowed seven hits and two walks, but was able to dance out of trouble for the most part. He racked up four strikeouts in the effort. The right-hander is battling Brandon Morrow for the No. 5 spot in the Padres' starting rotation. He owns a 2.12 ERA with an 11/6 K/BB ratio over 17 innings this spring, out-pitching Morrow thus far.
Chase Anderson pitched well in Thursday's start versus the Diamondbacks, allowing one run over six innings.
The right-hander yielded six hits and walked two while striking out four, lowering his Cactus League ERA to 1.84 in the process. With how well he has pitched this spring, it's difficult to envision a scenario in which Anderson hasn't already earned a spot in the Diamondbacks' rotation, but nothing has been made official yet. Trevor Cahill and Daniel Hudson are Anderson's remaining competitors, according to MLB.com's Steve Gilbert.
MLB.com's Mark Bowman reports that the Braves have "continued to talk to other clubs" about their interest in Wandy Rodriguez.
Manager Fredi Gonzalez said last week that Rodriguez had secured a spot in the club's rotation, but it's possible they'll deal him if they find an offer to their liking. Ultimately, they seem likely to gamble that the left-hander stays healthy and pitches well, upping his trade value before the deadline.
Jonathan Lucroy went 3-for-4 with a walk, a double, and a run scored as the Brewers ran roughshod over the Mariners 15-1 on Thursday.
Lucroy has only racked up 23 at-bats this spring due to a hamstring injury, but he's hit well when he's been in the lineup, batting .435 with a pair of doubles, a pair of homers, and six RBI. Lucroy has been among the best at his position for several years and should once again provide tremendous fantasy value. He led the league in doubles with 51 last season while hitting .301 with 13 home runs and 69 RBI.
Kole Calhoun left Thursday's game against the Cubs with an apparent injury.
Calhoun was hit by a pitch in the right shoulder and also slid hard into second base in the game. It's not clear at this point which incident caused him to leave or if it might be a bit of both. The Angels should update his status shortly.
Khris Davis walked and hit a grand slam in four trips to the plate Thursday against the Mariners.
Davis cleared the bases with a grand slam to left field off of Roenis Elias in the first inning. Though it was his first homer of the spring, Davis has been hitting extremely well in Cactus League play, batting .389 (14-for-36) with 12 RBI. Davis will get regular at-bats out of left field and could improve on last year's numbers, when he finished with 22 home runs and 69 RBI in 549 plate appearances.
Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale reiterated on Thursday that Yasmany Tomas could begin the season in the minors.
"Yeah, there's a definite chance," Hale said. "It's going to come down to us all sitting down and everybody talking about what's best for the major league team." It's well known that Tomas has had issues at third base, but he's also been inconsistent at the plate and the D'Backs may choose to ease the pressure on him by putting him at Triple-A to begin the year. Hale added that the club hasn't moved Tomas off of third base yet and said that the Cuban defector could wind up playing both third and left field, whether that's in the majors or minors.