Robbie Grossman (groin) could return to the Twins' lineup on Monday or Tuesday.
Grossman has been sidelined for the past week while nursing groin tightness but seems to be feeling much better. Barring a setback, he'll be fine for Opening Day. The 27-year-old is in line to be the Twins' fourth outfielder.
Albert Pujols went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Saturday's Cactus League win over the Diamondbacks.
Pujols connected for homer No. 2 of the spring against Taijuan Walker in the very first inning. After he underwent surgery to repair plantar fascitis during the offseason, the Angels have been slowly working him back into the fold this spring. Pujols is no longer the all-around fantasy destroy of worlds that he was in his youth, but still offers legitimate power upside, having socked 31 homers and driven in 119 runs during the 2016 campaign. If he is to come close to those numbers again, health will be critical for the veteran during the coming season.
Ehire Adrianza left Saturday's Grapefruit League game against the Orioles after fouling a ball off his foot.
It's the second day in a row a Twins player has injured himself fouling a ball off his foot after Kennys Vargas did the same thing on Friday (that was also against Baltimore). Adrianza grounded out in his only at-bat before exiting. Benji Gonzalez replaced Adrianza at second base in the bottom half of the third inning.
Paul Goldschmidt went 1-for-3 with a double in Saturday's Cactus League loss to the Angels.
Goldy's double off Tyler Skaggs was his first two-bagger of the spring. You can expect plenty more come the regular season, as the top-tier fantasy bat is coming off a 2016 season in which he hit .299/.398/.525 with 24 home runs, 95 RBI and 32 steals over the course of 579 at-bats.
Tyler Skaggs allowed one run on four hits over four innings in Saturday's Cactus League win over the Diamondbacks.
Skaggs struck out three and did not walk a batter on the afternoon. The lone run to score on his watch came home in the third inning. Skaggs has dealt with a shoulder injury this spring, but it would appear that he is beginning to round into form with an eye on a possible spot in the Opening Day rotation.
Taijuan Walker was none too impressive in Saturday's Cactus League loss to the Angels, yielding six runs (three earned) on eight hits over 4 2/3 innings.
Four of the six runs on Walker's line scored on a pair of home runs, with Albert Pujols and Carlos Perez taking him deep for two-run shots in the first and fourth innings, respectively. Adventurous fantasy players might want to take a late flier on Walker, but injuries and inconsistency led to a 4.22 ERA across 134 1/3 innings with the Mariners a year ago. We do like the upside here, assuming Walker does not suffer a recurrence of the foot injury which plagued him through the 2016 campaign.
Jose Abreu went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's Cactus League win over the Indians.
Abreu took Josh Tomlin deep with one out in the sixth inning for his second home run of the spring. He has been an incredibly consistent hitter since coming over from Cuba, boasting a .299/.360/.515 career triple-slash in three seasons.
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny is considering a platoon at second base.
Kolten Wong was expected to open 2017 as the Cardinals' everyday second baseman but he's had a poor spring, hitting just .190 through 42 Grapefruit League at-bats. "I think that's something we are going to have to consider," said Matheny. The Cardinals' skipper also praised Greg Garcia, calling his performance this spring "unbelievable." Utility man Jedd Gyorko could also cut into Wong's time at second.