Zack Greinke threw 20 pitches in his first live batting practice session of the spring on Friday.
Scott Kazmir threw his second bullpen session of the spring on Friday and looked "tremendously better" according to pitching coach Rick Honeycutt.
Tim Beckham went 2-for-2 with a double, triple and a run scored as the Rays bested the Twins 3-1 in Grapefruit League play on Friday.
Austin Pruitt drew the start for the Rays in Friday's Grapefruit League opener against the Twins and responded by striking out three over a pair of scoreless innings.
Byung Ho Park went 2-for-2 with a single and a double as the Twins fell to the Rays in Grapefruit League competition on Friday.
Kyle Gibson looked sharp in his Grapefruit League opener against the Rays on Friday, allowing just two hits over 1 2/3 scoreless innings of work.
Jairo Diaz (elbow) threw a live bullpen session on Friday without any issues.
Sean Doolittle (shoulder) threw his first bullpen session of the spring on Friday without any issues.
Ryan Garton was held out of the Rays' Grapefruit League battle against the Twins on Friday due to illness.
Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder, elbow) threw 33 pitches over two innings in a simulated game on Friday without any issues.
Liam Hendriks announced Friday that he's withdrawing from the World Baseball Classic and will not pitch for Team Australia.
Cardinals signed OF Jose Adolis Garcia to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Lewis Brinson started his spring off with a bang, blasting a pair of home runs as the Brewers clobbered University of Wisconsin-MIlwaukee 11-0 in exhibition play on Friday.
Hiram Burgos started and fired a pair of scoreless innings as the Brewers shut out the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in their exhibition opener on Friday.
Chris Marrero blasted a three-run homer off of Kevin Shackelford in the ninth inning on Friday, propelling the Giants to a 6-4 victory over the Reds in Cactus League action.