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    Michael SaundersFeb 27 08:13p

    Updating a previous report, Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders (knee) underwent surgery Friday, February 27, to remove 60% of the meniscus from his left knee. Saunders is expected to miss five to six weeks, should be able to start running in two weeks, more...
    Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

    Rusney CastilloFeb 27 07:53p

    Boston Red Sox OF Rusney Castillo is behind others in the competition to bat leadoff, according to manager John Farrell. When discussing batting first for the Red Sox Farrell said, 'whether or not Rusney is a guy who evolves into that in time I more...
    Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

    Shane VictorinoFeb 27 07:33p

    Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino could bat first, according to manager John Farrell. 'Vic is a candidate, but it will be dependent on the opposing pitcher on a given day,' Farrell said. OF Mookie Betts, who is battling OFs Rusney Castillo and Jackie more...
    Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

    David OrtizFeb 27 07:13p

    Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz opens the year in Philadelphia, a National League city, eliminating the designated hitter from their lineup. When asked whether he'd have any reservations about using Ortiz in the field the first three games in Philadelphia, manager John Farrell more...
    Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

    Eury PerezFeb 27 06:43p

    Atlanta Braves OF Eury Perez is the early favorite to start in center field to begin the year with OF Melvin Upton Jr. (foot) likely sidelined until at least May 1, in the opinion of MLB.com's Mark Bowman
    Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

    Melvin Upton Jr.Feb 27 06:33p

    Updating a previous report, Atlanta Braves OF Melvin Upton Jr. (foot) is expected to be sidelined until at least May 1.
    Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

    Yovani GallardoFeb 27 06:03p

    Texas Rangers SP Yovani Gallardo still possesses the same velocity he did as a rookie in 2007, but his arsenal has evolved. He leaned on his slider 24.6% of the time last season but only 7.3% as a rookie, and he has added a more...
    Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

    Dayan ViciedoFeb 27 05:53p

    Free-agent OF Dayan Viciedo (White Sox) is talking to the Toronto Blue Jays, according to sources.
    Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

    Dayan ViciedoFeb 27 05:53p

    Free-agent OF Dayan Viciedo (White Sox) is talking to the Oakland Athletics, according to sources.
    Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

    Albert PujolsFeb 27 05:33p

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Albert Pujols said he's not worried about defensive shifts against him. In 2014, defenses shifted him to pull 224 times, which was the most of any other right-handed hitter in the league. 'They think they're screwing with your more...
    Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

    Alex RodriguezFeb 27 05:23p

    New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez was taking fielding practice at first base Friday, Feb. 27, with less than ideal results. Rodriguez is concerned about 'embarrassing himself' at a position he said he hasn't played at any level. There was a hesitance to Rodriguez more...
    Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

    Johnny CuetoFeb 27 05:13p

    Cincinnati Reds SP Johnny Cueto induced ground balls at will Thursday, Feb. 27, according to manager Bryan Price. Price noted Cueto's control is the key to his elevation to being able to successfully produce ground-ball contact.
    Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

    Eury PerezFeb 27 04:53p

    Updating a previous report, Atlanta Braves OF Melvin Upton Jr.'s (foot) MRI exam Friday, Feb. 27, revealed sesamoiditis, or inflammation in the bone behind the ball of the left foot. He'll be in a short-leg cast for two weeks and a walking boot for more...
    Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

    Zoilo AlmonteFeb 27 04:53p

    Updating a previous report, Atlanta Braves OF Melvin Upton Jr.'s (foot) MRI exam Friday, Feb. 27, revealed sesamoiditis, or inflammation in the bone behind the ball of the left foot. He'll be in a short-leg cast for two weeks and a walking boot for more...
    Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

    Todd CunninghamFeb 27 04:53p

    Updating a previous report, Atlanta Braves OF Melvin Upton Jr.'s (foot) MRI exam Friday, Feb. 27, revealed sesamoiditis, or inflammation in the bone behind the ball of the left foot. He'll be in a short-leg cast for two weeks and a walking boot for more...
    Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

    Melvin Upton Jr.Feb 27 04:03p

    Atlanta Braves OF Melvin Upton Jr. (foot) is expected to miss spring training, as he will be in a cast for two weeks and then a walking boot for another four to six weeks.
    Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

    Chris DavisFeb 27 04:03p

    Baltimore Orioles 1B Chris Davis will receive playing time in right field during spring training, according to manager Buck Showalter.
    Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

    Jimmy NelsonFeb 27 03:43p

    Milwaukee Brewers SP Jimmy Nelson (hamstring) was pushed back another day Friday, Feb. 27, because of a hamstring issue, however, manager Ron Roenicke maintains it isn't a serious injury.
    Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

    Homer BaileyFeb 27 03:13p

    Cincinnati Reds SP Homer Bailey (forearm) threw 20 pitches during a bullpen session Friday, Feb. 27, and said his forearm felt good.
    Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

    Josh HamiltonFeb 27 01:43p

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Josh Hamilton isn't expected to have a suspension announced Friday, Feb. 27, so the team might have to wait until Monday, March 2, at the earliest. Hamilton met with MLB officials Wednesday, Feb. 25, regarding a drug-related relapse more...
    Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

    Matt HarveyFeb 27 01:33p

    New York Mets SP Matt Harvey (elbow) threw a total of 40 pitches to teammates Friday, Feb. 27, and he said he felt great during the session. 'It was awesome,' Harvey said. 'Obviously throwing a bullpen on the '10-pack' with nine other guys is more...
    Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

    Andrelton SimmonsFeb 27 01:23p

    Atlanta Braves SS Andrelton Simmons (oblique) did some light throwing Friday, Feb. 27, and 'dry swings.' His oblique injury doesn't look like it will keep him out of action for very long.
    Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

    Melvin Upton Jr.Feb 27 01:13p

    Atlanta Braves OF Melvin Upton Jr. (toe) is dealing with an injury to his toe, and he's heading for X-rays.
    Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

    Adam WainwrightFeb 27 12:53p

    St. Louis Cardinals SP Adam Wainwright (abdomen) won't pitch in spring games until mid-March due to an abdominal strain, which could put his availability for the season opener April 5 against the Chicago Cubs in question. Manager Mike Matheny is open to pushing Wainwright's more...
    Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

    Carlos RodonFeb 27 12:53p

    Chicago White Sox SP Carlos Rodon will see innings as a starter this spring.
    Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

    Aramis RamirezFeb 27 12:53p

    Milwaukee Brewers 3B Aramis Ramirez, who will likely play his final season in 2015, could be given more time off this year, according to manager Ron Roenicke. Ramirez said he's hoping to play between 140 and 145 games this season. Ramirez is a career more...
    Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

    Alex AvilaFeb 27 12:43p

    Detroit Tigers C Alex Avila (back) is dealing with a sore back and didn't participate in workouts Friday, Feb. 27, according to manager Brad Ausmus. Avila is day-to-day.
    Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

    Aramis RamirezFeb 27 11:03a

    Milwaukee Brewers 3B Aramis Ramirez announced 2015 will likely be his final season.
    Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

    Craig KimbrelFeb 27 10:23a

    Atlanta Braves RP Craig Kimbrel throws a changeup during spring training every year. He said it helps with his arm slot extension and it prevents taxing his arm with too many curveballs.
    Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

    Josh HamiltonFeb 27 09:53a

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Josh Hamilton is likely to be suspended at least 25 games for breaching the league's drug policy. However, the league is unlikely to suspend him for a full season.
    Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

    Rafael SorianoFeb 27 07:53a

    Free-agent RP Rafael Soriano (Nationals) will not likely be pursued by the Miami Marlins, at least not with a major league contract.
    Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

    F. RodriguezFeb 27 07:43a

    Milwaukee Brewers RP Francisco Rodriguez will be paid $3.5 million in 2015 and $5.5 million in 2016. An additional $4 million in salary will be deferred. The Brewers also hold a $6 million club option for 2017.
    Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports