Ian Desmond (hand) performed well in an extended spring training game on Saturday, collecting four doubles in his seven at-bats.
Desmond played seven innings in the field, five at first base and two in left field. Barring any setbacks, there's a chance that he could be ready to rejoin the Rockies before the end of next week.
Steven Souza was forced to leave Saturday's game against the Blue Jays after being hit on the top of the left hand by a pitch from Joe Biagini.
Souza broke his hand in a similar fashion in 2016 which caused him to miss considerable time. He'll head for X-rays to determine if there are any breaks this time around. Look for an update from the Rays on his status later this afternoon. Souza has been on fire at the plate thus far, slashing .330/.411/.543 with four homers and 17 RBI.
The Twins announced Saturday that Phil Hughes will start against the Royals on Sunday.
There had been some thought that the Twins would skip Hughes after Saturday's rain out and keep everyone else in line, but they'll stick with the veteran right-hander against Jason Hammel and the Royals.
Saturday's game between the Twins and Royals in Kansas City was postponed due to rain.
The game will be made up as part of a split doubleheader on July 1. Expect that Saturday's scheduled starters, Jason Hammel and Phil Hughes, will be pushed back to start on Sunday.
Athletics sent RHP Raul Alcantara outright to Triple-A Nashville.
The right-hander cracked the A's Opening Day rotation but made just one start before he was demoted to the bullpen. He'll look to right the ship at Triple-A before hopefully rejoining the big league club later in the season.