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David Price
Throws bullpen session Tuesday
PLos Angeles Dodgers
February 19, 2020
Price completed his second bullpen session of the spring Tuesday, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
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Mike Tauchman
Could start Opening Day
OFNew York Yankees
February 18, 2020
Tauchman has a chance to start in the outfield on Opening Day, according to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com.
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J.A. Happ
Starting Grapefruit League opener
PNew York Yankees
February 18, 2020
Happ will likely be the starter in the Yankees' initial spring training contest against the Blue Jays on Saturday, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
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Matt Thaiss
Will focus on first base
3BLos Angeles Angels
February 18, 2020
Thaiss will get the majority of his work at first base, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
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Ty France
Honing backstop skills
2BSan Diego Padres
February 18, 2020
France spent time working with Padres catchers Tuesday, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
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Chris Bassitt
Stands out against hitters
POakland Athletics
February 18, 2020
Bassitt caught the eye of manager Bob Melvin during his first time facing hitters Tuesday, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
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Kyle Crick
Looks to rebound
PPittsburgh Pirates
February 18, 2020
Crick believes he pitched with poor results in 2019 because he was tipping his pitches, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
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Franklin Barreto
'Best shot' yet to make roster
2BOakland Athletics
February 18, 2020
Barreto has his best opportunity to nab a major-league roster spot this spring with prior second-base occupants elsewhere, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports. "He has an opportunity where, if he has the type of spring that he has had before, it's going to be tough not to have him be part of that dynamic, whether it's a left-right dynamic or an everyday role," said manager Bob Melvin. "There's not one particular guy in front of him right now. This is his best shot."
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Mitch Haniger
Yet to report
OFSeattle Mariners
Back
February 18, 2020
Haniger (back) has yet to report to camp as he continues recovery from microdiscectomy surgery in California, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
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J.P. Crawford
Adds muscle in offseason
SSSeattle Mariners
February 18, 2020
Crawford spent the offseason working with strength and conditioning coach James Clifton and put on 10 pounds of muscle, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
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Alex Reyes
Working on starter's schedule
PSt. Louis Cardinals
February 18, 2020
Reyes, who impressed during live batting practice Monday, is on a starter's schedule this spring and could be a candidate for one of two open spots in the Cardinals' starting rotation, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
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Daniel Ponce de Leon
Tweaks delivery in offseason
PSt. Louis Cardinals
February 18, 2020
Ponce de Leon spent the offseason smoothing out his delivery in an effort to generate better control, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
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Kwang-Hyun Kim
Improved chances of rotation spot
PSt. Louis Cardinals
February 18, 2020
Kim is a favorite to fill one of the Cardinals' two open rotation spots, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
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Hunter Renfroe
Stands out in BP
OFTampa Bay Rays
Foot
February 18, 2020
Renfroe (foot) cleared the fence nearly a dozen times during Tuesday's batting practice, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
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Buck Farmer
Seems destined for eighth inning
PDetroit Tigers
February 18, 2020
Farmer will likely work in an eighth inning setup role in front of closer Joe Jimenez this year, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
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Jose Cisnero
Could earn higher-leverage role
PDetroit Tigers
February 18, 2020
Cisnero is a candidate to pitch in the seventh inning this year, setting up Buck Farmer and closer Joe Jimenez, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
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Gregory Soto
Looks sharp early in spring
PDetroit Tigers
February 18, 2020
Soto hit 98 mph on the radar gun Tuesday and has looked impressive to begin camp, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
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Kevan Smith
Chance at backup catching job
CTampa Bay Rays  NRI
February 18, 2020
Smith has a solid chance of securing the backup catching job this spring, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports. "[Kevan's] got Major League reps," said Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash. "He's caught for the White Sox, for the Angels. It's nice to have a guy that has enough under his belt and is confident enough to kind of been there, done that, through other camps."
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Shogo Akiyama
Full speed in outfield drills
OFCincinnati Reds
February 18, 2020
Akiyama (foot) was able to go at full speed in fielding drills Tuesday during the Reds' first full-squad workout, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
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Andrew Toles
Not expected to return in 2020
OFLos Angeles Dodgers
Personal
February 18, 2020
Toles (personal) is unlikely to be part of the Dodgers' 2020 plans, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
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Brad Peacock
Heading back to bullpen
PHouston Astros
Neck
February 18, 2020
Peacock (neck) is no longer in the race for the Astros' fifth starter position according to pitching coach Brent Strom, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Anthony Kay
Starting second spring game
PToronto Blue Jays
February 18, 2020
Manager Charlie Montoyo said Kay would start the Blue Jays' second Grapefruit League game Sunday against the Twins, Kaitlyn McGrath of The Athletic reports.
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Jedd Gyorko
Expected to enter platoon role
3BMilwaukee Brewers
February 18, 2020
Gyorko appears on track to open the season in a third-base platoon with Eric Sogard, according to Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
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Trent Thornton
Gets nod in spring opener
PToronto Blue Jays
February 18, 2020
Manager Charlie Montoyo said Thornton will start the Blue Jays' Grapefruit League opener Saturday versus the Yankees, Kaitlyn McGrath of The Athletic reports.
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Eric Sogard
Set for platoon role
2BMilwaukee Brewers
February 18, 2020
Sogard appears to be destined for a platoon with Jedd Gyorko at third base this season, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
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