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Royals reassigned C Brayan Pena to minor league camp.

Drew Butera will begin the year as Salvador Perez's backup. Pena figures to provide catching depth at the Triple-A level.
Mar 28 - 12:20 PM

Cubs released INF Munenori Kawasaki.

Kawasaki, 35, appeared in 14 games with the Cubs last season and batted .255/.352/.312 over 102 games in Triple-A. He's a clubhouse/fan favorite and the Cubs would surely like to work out a new deal, but he could find a more appealing opportunity elsewhere.
Mar 28 - 12:17 PM

Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen said Steven Matz (elbow) looked "pretty decent" during another throwing session Tuesday.

Matz was scratched from his final scheduled Grapefruit League start due to irritation in his left elbow, but he was able to make 55 throws off flat ground on Monday and even threw a few pitches from the rubber on Tuesday. It's encouraging, but the expectation is that Matz will begin the year on the disabled list. Seth Lugo is the favorite to take his spot in the rotation, though Zack Wheeler hasn't been ruled out.
Mar 28 - 12:12 PM

Francisco Cervelli (foot) is back in Tuesday's Grapefruit League lineup.

Cervelli was scratched from Sunday's lineup due to fatigue and some continued soreness in his right foot, but his absence was considered precautionary. The Pirates expect him to be ready for Opening Day.
Mar 28 - 12:07 PM

Adrian Beltre (calf) is expected to throw and hit in the cages on Tuesday.

Beltre showed up Monday due to a tight right calf muscle and was held out of the lineup. He's still nursing some tightness, but the Rangers don't sound overly concerned. This hasn't been the smoothest spring for Beltre, as he dealt with a Grade 1 strain of his left calf early on in camp and has struggled at the plate between the World Baseball Classic and the Cactus League. Still, there's nothing to indicate he won't be ready for the regular season.
Mar 28 - 12:05 PM

Carlos Gomez (shoulder) expects to return to Cactus League action on Wednesday.

Gomez jammed his left shoulder a week ago, but he resumed swinging bat on Sunday and is feeling closer to normal. Barring any setbacks, he should be good to go for Opening Day.
Mar 28 - 11:59 AM

Phillies released OF Chris Coghlan.

Coghlan appeared to have a leg up for a bench spot, so this move comes as a surprise. With Coghlan out of the picture, the final two bench spots figure to come down to Jesmuel Valentin, Daniel Nava, and Max Stassi.
Mar 28 - 11:55 AM

Rangers reassigned RHP Allen Webster and C A.J. Jimenez to minor league camp.

Webster, a non-roster invitee, posted a 4.02 ERA and 13/9 K/BB ratio over 15 2/3 innings during Cactus League action. The 27-year-old has the ability to become a free agent if he so chooses.
Mar 28 - 11:50 AM

Lance McCullers is in line to start the second game of the regular season against the Mariners.

The Astros already announced Dallas Keuchel will start Opening Day, but now the rest of the rotation is falling into place. McCullers hasn't had the best spring, but there's monster upside if he can stay healthy. Charlie Morton, who is beginning to look like something of a sleeper, will start the third game of the season.
Mar 28 - 11:46 AM

Juan Lagares (oblique) said Tuesday that an MRI showed only inflammation.

The Mets have yet to announce anything, but it sounds like the injury could have been much worse. Still, the calendar is working against him at this point, so a DL stint remains the most likely scenario.
Mar 28 - 11:42 AM

Dee Gordon is expected to miss a couple of days after having a wisdom tooth removed.

Gordon should be back to normal within the next couple of days. He'll be fine for Opening Day.
Mar 28 - 11:38 AM

Orioles optioned RHP Mike Wright to Triple-A Norfolk.

Wright struggled to the tune of an 8.38 ERA over four starts this spring. The 27-year-old will serve as rotation depth in Triple-A.
Mar 28 - 11:33 AM

Ben Zobrist (neck) is back in the Cubs' Cactus League lineup on Tuesday.

Zobrist has been sidelined for over a week due to neck stiffness, but he plans to play Tuesday and Wednesday in Cactus League action and get some extra at-bats on the minor league side. Barring any setbacks, he should be good to go for Opening Day.
Mar 28 - 11:26 AM

Andrew Susac (back) is expected to be cleared for some baseball activities.

Susac has been bothered by some discomfort around his trapezius muscle for a couple of weeks now, but a recent MRI came back negative. While he's making some progress, he's not ready for game action and a stint on the disabled list appears likely.
Mar 28 - 11:21 AM

Addison Russell (back) hopes to return to Cactus League action on Wednesday.

Russell has been out of action since last Wednesday due to back soreness. He doesn't expect to require a stint on the disabled list, but the situation will warrant monitoring if he isn't ready Wednesday.
Mar 28 - 11:17 AM



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