X-rays on Troy Tulowitzki's left calf and fibula came back negative.
Tulowitzki got hit in the left leg by a Wade Miley pitch on Wednesday night and exited the Rockies' Cactus League game against the Diamondbacks as a precaution. The official diagnosis is a bruise. Colorado will likely err on the side of caution with its star shortstop, so it could be a couple days before Tulo is inserted back into the starting lineup. But he should ultimately recover from this one.
Troy Tulowitzki left Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks after being hit in the left leg by a pitch.
Tulowitzki immediately left the game but walked off on his own, suggesting it may just be a precautionary measure. The shortstop went straight to the Rockies' clubhouse after leaving. While it doesn't seem serious, nothing can ever be assumed with the injury-ridden 29-year-old.
Matt Long's play this spring has entered him into the conversation for a reserve outfielder job with the Angels.
Long, 26, is 15-for-28 (.536) with five doubles through 11 games and has played all three outfield spots for the club this spring. J.B. Shuck and Colin Cowgill are believed to be the frontrunners for the spots, but Long might force the team's hand if he continues to play well. Long hit .293 with 14 home runs and 71 RBI between Double-A and Triple-A last season.
Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said Oliver Perez is on target to be ready for the team's season-opening games in Australia.
Perez didn't sign until March 10, but the left-hander said he would only need five innings to get his arm in game shape. That appears to be the case, which is good news for the Diamondbacks. Perez will come in handy during the two-game series on March 22 and 23, as the Dodgers are likely to feature left-handed hitters Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and Andre Ethier in their opening lineup.
Giants reassigned RHP Mason Tobin to minor league camp.
The 26-year-old had a 5.24 ERA in 34 1/3 innings with Triple-A Fresno last year. He'll continue to be organizational relief depth for the Giants.
Hector Sanchez could see some time at first base this season.
Sanchez started Wednesday's game at first base, and Giants manager Bruce Bochy liked what he saw. "It’s a nice option to have if we want to get Hector in the game and Buster (Posey) is behind the plate," Bochy said. "He’s earned another look over there, I’ll say that." Brandon Belt is the primary first baseman, of course, but Sanchez could be a backup or emergency option. Sanchez should also see some time behind the plate on Posey's days off.
Brewers sent RHP Jose De La Torre outright to Triple-A Nashville.
The 28-year-old was claimed off waivers from the Red Sox in September. De La Torre had a 6.35 ERA over 11 1/3 innings with the Sox in 2013 but he posted a 2.75 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in 52 1/3 minor league innings.
Red Sox signed RHP Michael Olmsted to a minor league contract.
Olmsted was released by the Brewers on March 10. The right-hander had a 5.88 ERA and 1.66 WHIP in 59 2/3 innings between the Brewers' Double-A and Triple-A affiliates last season. He'll be minor league depth for the Sox.