Johnny Giavotella went 3-for-3 in the Orioles' 2-0 shutout of the Tigers on Friday.
Giavotella signed a minor league deal at the beginning of February after failing to find a team that would give him a legitimate chance at a starting job. He's not really versatile enough to help as a bench player, so it'd take an injury to Jonathan Schoop to give him a spot on the Orioles.
Tyler Wilson retired all six Tigers he faced in his start Friday.
Wilson and Mike Wright are the Orioles' primary rotation alternatives should Chris Tillman or anyone else land on the disabled list to start the year. Wilson also has a legitimate chance of making the team as a reliever, though the late Vidal Nuno pickup probably hurt his chances there.
Michael Fulmer opened his spring with a scoreless inning Friday in a start against the Orioles.
Fulmer, the 2016 AL Rookie of the Year, is a designated pitcher for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic, so while he won't be on the team's roster for the opening round of play, he could be added to the mix later on.
Michael Conforto went 2-for-3 with a homer Friday in helping to lead the Mets past the Red Sox 3-2.
It's unclear if Conforto can do anything to change the Mets' minds about playing Jay Bruce over him this spring. Realistically, his chances hinge on someone stepping up and making a trade offer for Bruce. Conforto could always disappoint again, but he projects as the superior player of the two.
Seth Lugo threw a pair of hitless innings and struck out three against the Red Sox on Friday.
Lugo went 5-1 with a 2.68 ERA in his eight starts for the Mets last season, but he seems to be behind Robert Gsellman in the pecking order for a rotation spot should Zack Wheeler open the season in the bullpen or on the DL. He's interesting in NL-only leagues anyway.
Henry Owens gave up two runs in two innings Friday in his start against the Mets.
Owens isn't part of the Red Sox's rotation competition, so all he can really do this spring is hope to separate himself from Roenis Elias, Brian Johnson and Kyle Kendrick as the team's fallback options. He did have four strikeouts today, so it wasn't all bad.
Brian Bogusevic hit a two-run homer off Mets reliever Josh Edgin on Friday.
Giving up a homer to a left-handed hitter certainly wasn't the way Edgin wanted to open his spring. Bogusevic, a career .238/.311/.373 hitters in 748 major league at-bats, signed with the Red Sox last month after a rough year in Japan. The Red Sox won't be carrying a pure fifth outfielder, so Bogusevic's only chance of making the team will be if someone ahead of him gets hurt.
Bryan Mitchell was perfect for two innings Friday in the Yankees' 9-4 victory over the Phillies.
Mitchell, who is working on a splitter this spring, is a leading candidate to claim one of the two vacancies in the Yankees' rotation. We don't find him very interesting for fantasy purposes, but if the splitter comes along and gets him more strikeouts, perhaps he could surprise.