Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said after Sunday's Cactus League contest that Scott Kazmir (hip) will not open the season in the starting rotation.
Kazmir struggled again in Sunday's start against the Rangers and continues to show severely diminished velocity. The veteran southpaw admitted after the start that he's still bothered by his hip issue and doesn't feel like he has his lower half. Expect him to begin the season on the disabled list.
Jabari Blash finished 3-for-4 with a home run, a double, and four RBI in the Padres' 9-4 win over a Cubs split-squad on Sunday.
Blash singled and scored in the first inning, led off the third inning with a ground-rule double, and then slugged a grand slam in the top of the fourth off Cubs prospect Jonathan Martinez. Blash boasts a 1.056 OPS with six home runs and 17 RBI in 23 games this spring. He's played his way into a share of the left field job in San Diego.
Brandon Morrow is scheduled to pitch in Monday's Cactus League game.
That's important to note, because the veteran right-hander also worked in Sunday's game and it will be the first time he has worked in back-to-back contests. If he's up to the task, he should have a good shot at securing a spot in the Opening Day bullpen.
Brewers acquired C Tyler Heineman from the Astros for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
With the injury to Andrew Susac, the Brewers were hurting for organizational catching depth, so the addition of Heineman will help. The 25-year-old hit .259/.344/.351 with three homers and 14 RBI in 73 games at Triple-A Fresno in 2016.
Nomar Mazara finished 2-for-4 in the Rangers' 3-2 Cactus League win over the Dodgers on Sunday.
Mazara is now batting .306 in 52 plate appearances this spring. The talented 21-year-old outfielder carries tantalizing fantasy upside into 2017 after delivering 20 home runs and 64 RBI in 145 games as a rookie in 2016.
Melky Cabrera went 2-for-3 as the White Sox beat the Giants 4-3 in Cactus League play on Sunday.
Cabrera singled in the first and sixth. He still has a weak .245 batting average and .588 OPS in this year's Cactus League, and he doesn't carry much fantasy upside into the 2017 regular season. Melky did nearly post a career-high in RBI last year with 86, but that came with only 14 home runs.
Jason Hammel was blasted for seven earned runs over six innings Sunday in his Cactus League start against the Angels.
This was the first bad outing of the spring for Hammel, who entered with a 3.14 ERA and 1.12 WHIP in four starts covering 14 1/3 innings. He gave up eight hits and walked two while striking out three. The new Royals starter is lined up to pitch the third game of the regular season.
Ryan Raburn left Sunday's Cactus League game with a left hip contusion.
He should be considered day-to-day. In camp as a non-roster invitee, the lefty-masher has hit .226/.314/.516 with three homers and seven RBI this spring.