MLB.com's Mark Bowman believes Eury Perez is the early favorite to be the Braves' Opening Day center field following Melvin Upton's (foot) injury.
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Athletics and Blue Jays are among the teams talking to Dayan Viciedo.
Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro said Friday that Ryan Howard showed up to camp in the best shape "since I've known him."
Melvin Upton has been diagnosed with sesamoiditis in his left foot and is expected to miss all of spring training.
Fangraphs' Kiley McDaniel reports that Cuban pitcher Yadier Alvares is seeking a waiver from Major League Baseball that would allow him to sign prior to July 2.