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Luke Raley
Off to strong start in spring
OFLos Angeles Dodgers  AAA
February 28, 2020
Raley is hitting .385 (5-for-13) through six spring-training contests.
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Nick Castellanos
Battling illness
OFCincinnati Reds
Undisclosed
February 28, 2020
Castellanos' absence from Friday's lineup is due to illness, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
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JaCoby Jones
Scratched with calf issue
OFDetroit Tigers
Calf
February 28, 2020
Jones is dealing with right calf tightness and was scratched from Friday's Grapefruit League game versus the Blue Jays, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
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Nick Castellanos
Scratched from lineup
OFCincinnati Reds
Undisclosed
February 28, 2020
Castellanos was scratched from the lineup for Friday's game against Oakland for undisclosed reasons, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
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Stephen Piscotty
Opening Day at risk
OFOakland Athletics
Side
February 28, 2020
Piscotty has been shut down with an intercostal strain and may not be ready for the start of the regular season, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Jesus Sanchez
Had offseason surgery
OFMiami Marlins  AAA
February 28, 2020
Sanchez underwent hernia surgery in the offseason and is being eased into spring training as a result, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
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Steven Duggar
Alters stance
OFSan Francisco Giants
February 28, 2020
Duggar altered his stance in the offseason, reverting to a stance he hadn't used since high school in an attempt to get his bat going at the big-league level, Mark W. Sanchez of 104.5 KNBR reports.
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Brandon Nimmo
Returns to lineup
OFNew York Mets
February 28, 2020
Nimmo (chest) is back in the lineup Friday against the Cardinals, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
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Max Kepler
In Friday's lineup
OFMinnesota Twins
February 28, 2020
Kepler (back) is in the lineup for his spring debut Friday against Boston.
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Shin-Soo Choo
Back in action Friday
OFTexas Rangers
February 28, 2020
Choo (oblique) is leading off and starting in right field in Friday's Cactus League game against the Angels.
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Jaylin Davis
Likely to get extended playing time
OFSan Francisco Giants
February 28, 2020
The Giants are motivated to evaluate Davis at the major-league level this year, Kerry Crowley of the Bay Area News Group reports.
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Jesse Winker
Back in action
OFCincinnati Reds
February 28, 2020
Winker (wrist) is in the lineup for Friday's spring game against the A's, according to MLB.com.
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Cesar Puello
Making spring debut
OFBoston Red Sox  NRI
February 28, 2020
Puello will make his spring debut Friday, according to MLB.com.
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Dylan Carlson
Tearing up spring pitching
OFSt. Louis Cardinals  AAA
February 27, 2020
Carlson, who went 1-for-1 with two walks and a run in a Grapefruit League loss to the Braves on Thursday, also has a triple and double over his last five plate appearances, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
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Luis Robert
Doubles in win
OFChicago White Sox
February 27, 2020
Robert went 1-for-2 with a walk and a double in Thursday's win over the Mariners.
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Jarred Kelenic
Impressing in early action
OFSeattle Mariners  AA
February 27, 2020
Kelenic, who went 1-for-3 in a Cactus League loss to the Giants on Thursday, is hitting .429 (3-for-7) thus far this spring, reaching safely in five of his first nine plate appearances.
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Ian Miller
Has two hits Thursday
OFChicago Cubs  AAA
February 27, 2020
Miller went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored in Thursday's Cactus League game against the Rangers.
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Brandon Nimmo
Cleared for baseball activities
OFNew York Mets
February 27, 2020
Nimmo (chest) has been cleared to resume baseball activities, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.
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Tommy Pham
Expected back Saturday
OFSan Diego Padres
Side
February 27, 2020
Pham (side) is expected to DH against the Reds on Saturday, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
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Dwight Smith
Lacking in versatility
OFBaltimore Orioles
February 27, 2020
Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said Thursday that Smith won't be a backup option in center field and is viewed primarily as a left fielder, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports. "Smitty's most comfortable in left. I think there's a situation where he could play right, but he's not a center field option for me."
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DJ Stewart
Ahead of schedule in recovery
OFBaltimore Orioles
Ankle
February 27, 2020
Manager Brandon Hyde said Thursday that Stewart (ankle) is progressing well and could be ready to play in a Grapefruit League game by the first or second week of March, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.
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Ian Happ
Hitting leadoff early in spring
OFChicago Cubs
February 27, 2020
Happ is leading off and playing center field in his third spring training start Thursday against the Rangers.
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Shin-Soo Choo
Showing improvement with oblique
OFTexas Rangers
Oblique
February 27, 2020
Choo (oblique) is expected to return to the Rangers' Cactus League lineup Friday against the Angels, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.
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Trevor Larnach
Hits second spring homer
OFMinnesota Twins  AA
February 27, 2020
Larnach went 1-for-2 with his second spring training home run Wednesday. He's been limited to DH so far this spring due to a sore right throwing shoulder, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "I had a funky throwing motion last year," Larnach said. "Through a full season, that's probably what hurt it. Just progressing slowly. I'm up to 200 feet now, it's feeling good."
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Lorenzo Cain
Making Cactus League debut
OFMilwaukee Brewers
February 27, 2020
Cain will start in center field and bat leadoff Thursday in the Brewers' Cactus League game against the Royals.
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