Ryan Howard is not in Thursday's lineup against the Padres.
Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) went 1-for-7 as the DH on Thursday in a simulated game at the Nationals' spring training complex in Viera, Florida.
Adam LaRoche is resting his back Thursday.
Arismendy Alcantara (wrist) is out of the Cubs' lineup again Thursday.
Mike Trout is not in Thursday's lineup against the Mariners.
Nolan Arenado (pneumonia) could miss the rest of the season.
Brock Holt (concussion) will resume baseball activities Friday.
Jordy Mercer (back) has returned to the Pirates' lineup Thursday against the Red Sox.
Corey Dickerson is not in the Rockies' lineup Thursday against the Diamondbacks.
Charlie Blackmon is not in Thursday's lineup against the Diamondbacks.
Carl Crawford is not in Thursday's lineup against the Cubs.
Hanley Ramirez (elbow) is back in Thursday's lineup against the Cubs.
Oliver Perez has been shut down indefinitely with what the Diamondbacks are calling "a dead arm."
Jose Fernandez (elbow) will have a checkup Thursday.
Wade LeBlanc will start Thursday against the Mariners.