Brett Anderson fired six scoreless innings in Monday's Cactus League start against the Diamondbacks.
The lefty only gave up four hits and a walk while fanning two on the afternoon. Anderson has racked up only 12 2/3 innings over four spring starts, but has allowed exactly zero runs in three of them. The Dodgers are happy to see the oft-injured veteran throwing well, as they are suffering from thin starting depth.
Yankees pitching prospect Domingo German will undergo Tommy John surgery.
It was reported Sunday that German could need the procedure, and the pitcher posted on his Instagram account Monday that he'll indeed go under the knife. Acquired over the offseason from the Marlins in the Nathan Eovaldi deal, German will now likely be out until around midseason next year.
Angels third base prospect Kaleb Cowart has resumed switch-hitting.
Cowart had tried batting just left-handed for a while, but the experiment didn't work. The former top prospect's stock has fallen rapidly the last couple years to the point that the Angels have discussed making him into a pitcher if his hitting doesn't improve.
Padres manager Bud Black said Monday that he would "possibly" consider using Wil Myers some at first base during the season.
Myers played three innings at the position Sunday and also played two games at first base last season with the Rays. "Possibly," Black said when asked about using Myers at first during the season. "The versatility that Wil has shown in his entire professional career is something not to ignore." It seems unlikely that Myers will play a whole lot at first, but we could see it some against lefties, allowing the Padres to bench the left-handed hitting Yonder Alonso and put Cameron Maybin in center field.
Terrance Gore (jaw) could resume playing in minor league games soon.
Gore suffered a fractured jaw when he was hit by a pitch last week. The jaw did not need to be wired shut, though, shortening the length of his absence. "I think he's OK," Royals manager Ned Yost said. "The last time I checked, they said he would 'play to tolerance' [of the pain]. He got hit on one side of his face, but the fracture was on other side." The speedy Gore will begin the season in High- or Double-A.
Taijuan Walker was again terrific, limiting the Angels to one run in seven innings as the Mariners won 5-3 on Monday.
The run, which came on a second-inning Matt Joyce home run, was the first run Walker had allowed all spring. The Angels were only able to scratch across two other hits, and the right-hander struck out five while walking none. Now with the fifth spot in the Mariners' rotation secured, he's carrying a 0.36 ERA with a 24/4 K/BB ratio in 25 innings in Cactus League action.
Nick Tropeano allowed four runs in six innings in Monday's start against the Mariners.
The right-hander yielded seven hits (including a home run to Mike Zunino) and a walk while striking out three. Tropeano was battling Andrew Heaney for the fifth spot in the starting rotation, but the Angels appear likely to open the season with a four-man rotation. He still remains an option when the Angels do need a fifth starter, however.
Robinson Cano hit his first home run of the spring, finishing 2-for-4 Monday afternoon versus the Angels.
Cano homered in the bottom of the eighth off of Joe Smith. He hit no home runs in Cactus League play last spring, so there's that. He's otherwise been hitting well, carrying a .364 average (16-for-44). After hitting at least 25 home runs from 2009-13, Cano hit only 14 last year, so the Mariners are hoping for a bit more pop from the second baseman in 2015.