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Todd Frazier clubbed his third Cactus League home run, his only hit in three at-bats, in Thursday's game against the Indians.

Frazier went yard against Danny Salazar in the first inning, staking his team to an early lead. It was only his ninth hit in 38 spring at-bats (.237). Frazier likely won't hit for a high average in 2015, but his combination of power and speed makes him a valuable fantasy asset. He hit 29 home runs and stole 20 bases last season.
Mar 26 - 7:11 PM

Danny Salazar was lit up in Thursday's start against the Reds, surrendering seven runs (six earned) over 3 1/3 innings.

The Reds' first two runs came on a first-inning Todd Frazier solo home run and a second-inning Devon Mesoraco solo shot. From there, the floodgates opened, as Salazar gave up six hits overall, walked none, and struck out six. Salazar has been rather inconsistent, but he has the potential to be an elite fantasy asset if he can put it all together for an entire season.
Mar 26 - 7:08 PM

Brady Aiken underwent Tommy John surgery on Wednesday.

Last year's No. 1 overall pick left his first outing with IMG Academy last Thursday with an arm injury, and now everyone's worst fears have been realized. Aiken, of course, didn't sign after being picked by the Astros but had a shot to again be the No. 1 pick in 2015. Now the young lefty will be sidelined for the next year-plus.
Mar 26 - 6:52 PM

Ryan Madson worked a scoreless ninth inning in Thursday's 3-0 shutout of the Mariners.

Madson's results have been a bit inconsistent during the spring, which is to be expected of a player who hasn't pitched in the majors since 2011 due to continuous elbow problems. The veteran reliever won't make the Royals' 25-man roster and can opt out after spring training, but he could head to Triple-A Omaha to serve as depth in the hopes of a mid-season call-up.
Mar 26 - 6:46 PM

Coco Crisp (elbow) could return to game action on Saturday.

The cortisone injection he was given Tuesday for his sore right elbow must have worked, as Crisp unexpectedly did some workouts prior to Thursday's contest and could be back in the lineup Saturday. The A's are moving Crisp to left field this season in hopes of keeping him on the field, but he'll remain a health risk no matter where he plays.
Mar 26 - 6:43 PM

Alex Gordon was hitless in three at-bats Thursday versus the Mariners.

Gordon, who made his spring debut on Saturday, is only 3-for-16 (.188) to start. He had been on the mend from January wrist surgery. Despite the late start and the slow bat, the Royals are counting on him to be ready on Opening Day. Gordon has made the All-Star team in each of the last two seasons.
Mar 26 - 6:42 PM

Jeremy Guthrie held the Mariners scoreless over 5 2/3 innings in Thursday's Cactus League start.

Guthrie outdueled Felix Hernandez, holding the Mariners to just two hits while walking none and striking out two on the afternoon. It was only Guthrie's second start of the spring, but he's expected to be ready to go when the regular season begins.
Mar 26 - 6:37 PM

Felix Hernandez tossed six effective innings, holding the Royals to one run on Thursday.

It was the first time this spring Hernandez had completed even the third inning, let alone six frames. No matter, though, as the Mariners have been carefully managing the right-hander's workload. Hernandez, soon to be 29 years old, has logged 200-plus innings in each of the last seven seasons.
Mar 26 - 6:33 PM
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