Wilmer Flores will start at shortstop Tuesday.
Flores was moved off shortstop in the minors due to a lack of range and quickness at the position, but the Mets are considering alternatives given Ruben Tejada's underwhelming spring. It's still probably a long shot, but Flores offers enough upside with the bat to at least be in the conversation.
Jurickson Profar (wisdom teeth) will start at second base Monday night for the first time this spring.
Profar was limited to DH duty after some shoulder soreness early in camp and recently had his wisdom teeth removed, but he's finally back to 100 percent. The 21-year-old had mixed results in sporadic playing time last year, but he could thrive with an everyday role this season.
James McDonald left Monday's Cactus League start with an apparent injury.
McDonald left the mound with a trainer after his second pitch sailed to the backstop. This would seem to indicate a possible arm issue, but that's just speculation for now. The Cubs should pass along an update soon.
Dustin Pedroia had a two-run homer and an RBI single to lead the Red Sox to a 10-5 win over the Cardinals on Monday.
The homer, hit well over the Green Monster at Jet Blue Park, was his first of the spring. He figures to show more power this year after being limited by a damaged thumb ligament throughout last season.
John Lackey went five innings and allowed five runs Monday in a win over the Cardinals.
Lackey didn't start pitching in games until late, and he still seems to be easing into the exhibition season, even though the regular season is just two weeks away. It's nothing really unusual for him, though: he's often posted high spring ERAs. He's at 9.39 right now after two starts, but it's not much of a cause for concern.
Shelby Miller gave up three runs in 3 2/3 innings Monday against the Red Sox.
Miller's velocity has been just fine this spring, and while his ERA stands at 6.23, he has a 9/3 K/BB ratio in 8 2/3 innings. He gas given up three homers, including one to Dustin Pedroia today. Still, there's nothing here that needs fixing.
Tyler Lyons was pounded for five runs in 1 1/3 innings by the Red Sox on Monday.
Lyons has pitched his way out of the rotation mix by giving up 13 runs in eight innings this spring. There probably won't be room for him in the pen, either, but that's fine; it makes more sense to have him start games in Triple-A.
Phillies acquired C Koyie Hill from the Nationals for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
Hill turned 35 earlier this month and owns a .206/.266/.287 batting line in the majors. He'll serve as organizational depth for Philadelphia.