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Cardinals | Adam Wainwright throws Monday
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:37:07 -0800

St. Louis Cardinals SP Adam Wainwright (abdomen) threw 41 pitches during a bullpen session Monday, March 2, and said he is where he wants to be physically. He is still limited in running and agility drills because of the injury and may not pitch in a spring training game for another two to three weeks.

Cubs | Fifth starting job wide open for Cubs
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:26:36 -0800

Chicago Cubs SPs Travis Wood, Edwin Jackson, Felix Doubront and others are battling to be the fifth starter this season.

Cubs | Kyle Hendricks pegged for rotation
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:21:54 -0800

Chicago Cubs SP Kyle Hendricks is expected to break camp in the starting rotation, according to manager Joe Maddon.

Braves | Chris Johnson lowers hands
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:15:54 -0800

Atlanta Braves 3B Chris Johnson lowered his hands this year at the suggestion of new hitting coach Kevin Seitzer.

Cubs | Jon Lester to start opening day
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:13:22 -0800

Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester will officially start on opening day.

Dodgers | Joel Peralta throws bullpen
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:09:45 -0800

Los Angeles Dodgers RP Joel Peralta (shoulder) felt fine after a bullpen session Monday, March 2.

Dodgers | Hyun-Jin Ryu feels fine
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:07:03 -0800

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Hyun-Jin Ryu (back) said he felt fine after throwing a bullpen session Monday, March 2.

Mets | Matt Harvey to throw 35 pitches Friday
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:36:48 -0800

New York Mets SP Matt Harvey (elbow) will target 35 pitches for his outing Friday, March 6, over two innings. He'll throw 40 pitches at the most.

Cubs | Jorge Soler adds muscle
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:28:00 -0800

Chicago Cubs OF Jorge Soler, who is listed at 215 pounds, said he currently weighs 242 pounds after adding plenty of muscle in the offseason. Soler thinks he has maintained his range in the outfield despite the added weight.

Dodgers | Clayton Kershaw to start opening day
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 09:57:43 -0800

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw will make the start on opening day, according to manager Don Mattingly.

Phillies | Chase Utley to miss first week
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 09:54:47 -0800

Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Phillies 2B Chase Utley (ankle, knees) isn't expected to play in the first week of Grapefruit League games because of a sprained right ankle, but Utley isn't too worried about the injury. Utley rolled the ankle in January, and it remains swollen. "I'm making a little progress," Utley said. "Obviously I wish it was a little quicker, but I'm trying to be smart about it. It seems like it's making some progressions every few days. I'd like to get out there as soon as possible." General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Utley wouldn't play "for a little while."

Marlins | Giancarlo Stanton hit in intrasquad
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 09:05:10 -0800

Miami Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton was hit by a pitch from SP Henderson Alvarez during an intrasquad scrimmage Saturday, Feb. 28, but Stanton said it didn't bother him at all. "Feels good," Stanton said. "No thoughts, 100% fine. Didn't have one thought about it." Stanton was hit with a fastball in the face last September that cut short his season.

Diamondbacks | Addison Reed out two weeks
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 07:25:32 -0800

Arizona Diamondbacks RP Addison Reed (shoulder) will return to mound work in two or 2 1/2 weeks, but his shoulder soreness is completely gone. He's still on track to be ready for the season.

Cardinals | Adam Wainwright to throw bullpen
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 07:13:52 -0800

St. Louis Cardinals SP Adam Wainwright (abdominal) will throw a bullpen session Monday, March 2.

Rockies | John Axford selected by COL
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 04:57:42 -0800

Colorado Rockies SP John Axford had his contract selected by the team Sunday, March 1. The move puts Axford on the 40-man roster. To make room for Axford, SP Tyler Chatwood (elbow) went to the 60-day disabled list.

Phillies | Chase Utley won't play ST opener
Sun, 01 Mar 2015 18:13:46 -0800

Philadelphia Phillies 2B Chase Utley (ankle, knee) will be rested in the Grapefruit League opener Tuesday, March 3, against the New York Yankees. The team said his knees are fine, and they're just being cautious. Plus, he is still recovering from a sprained right ankle suffered in mid-January.

Mets | Lucas Duda might start swinging soon
Sun, 01 Mar 2015 18:11:32 -0800

New York Mets 1B Lucas Duda (side) has refrained from swinging during the early portion of spring due to a strained intercostal muscle on his left side. However, manager Terry Collins said Sunday, March 1, that Duda is expected to begin hitting off a tee this week. He should advance to taking batting practice next week, Collins said.

Dodgers | Alexander Guerrero averse to minors trip
Sun, 01 Mar 2015 18:09:47 -0800

Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Alexander Guerrero will see action at second base, third base and the outfield during the spring. He has a clause in his contract that stays he cannot be optioned to the minors without his permission after the first year of his deal. The team will either have to keep him on the roster, trade him or cut him. "The team does not know what they are going to do, but all I can control is working hard and they will get the final word," Guerrero said Sunday, March 1. "I don't want to go down. I'm not going down. I feel like I can get better here at this level and play every day."

Braves | Eric Young turning heads
Sun, 01 Mar 2015 18:09:14 -0800

Atlanta Braves OF Eric Young Jr. has been impressive in the first week of spring training workouts with his ability, conditioning and work habits. Beat writer David O'Brien thinks Young might be the favorite for opening day in center field.

Cardinals | Jaime Garcia making progress
Sun, 01 Mar 2015 14:57:13 -0800

St. Louis Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia has been making good progress in his comeback from thoracic outlet syndrome.

Marlins | Jose Fernandez to throw off mound
Sun, 01 Mar 2015 07:31:00 -0800

Miami Marlins SP Jose Fernandez (elbow) is scheduled to throw off a mound Sunday, March 1, for the first time since he underwent Tommy John surgery.

Diamondbacks | Yasmany Tomas to split time at 3B/OF
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 16:45:37 -0800

Arizona Diamondbacks 3B/OF Yasmany Tomas will split time between third base and outfield in spring training.

Rockies | Carlos Gonzalez to run next week
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 15:58:22 -0800

Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez (knee) will begin running the bases next week.

Rockies | Troy Tulowitzki to run the bases
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 15:57:51 -0800

Colorado Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki (hip) will begin running the bases next week. Tulowitzki is progressing and even dove for a groundball in the infield Saturday, Feb. 28.