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Jose Alvarado
Scuffles in spring debut
PTampa Bay Rays
February 27, 2020
Alvarado made his first Grapefruit League appearance in Wednesday's loss to the Twins, allowing two earned runs on two hits and two walks over one-third of an inning. He struck out one.
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Blake Snell
Impresses in first outing
PTampa Bay Rays
February 27, 2020
Snell started Wednesday's Grapefruit League loss to the Twins, firing a perfect first inning during which he recorded a strikeout.
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Luis Severino
Undergoes successful surgery
PNew York Yankees
Elbow
February 27, 2020
Severino's Tommy John surgery went as expected Thursday, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
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Matt Adams
Headed for further testing
1BNew York Mets  NRI
Chest
February 27, 2020
Adams will be sent for multiple rounds of cardiac screening, Deesha Thosar of the New York Daily News reports.
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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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Gio Gonzalez
Tosses bullpen Thursday
PChicago White Sox
Shoulder
February 27, 2020
Contrary to an earlier report, Gonzalez (shoulder) threw a 20-pitch bullpen session Thursday, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
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Julio Urias
Spring debut coming Monday
PLos Angeles Dodgers
February 27, 2020
Urias will make his first spring training appearance on the mound Monday against the Reds, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.
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Matt Adams
Late scratch Thursday
1BNew York Mets  NRI
Undisclosed
February 27, 2020
Adams was scratched from Thursday's Grapefruit League game against the Marlins, Justin Toscano of The Bergen Record reports.
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David Price
Making LA spring debut Monday
PLos Angeles Dodgers
February 27, 2020
Price will pitch in his first spring training game with the Dodgers on Monday against the Reds, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.
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JC Ramirez
Preparing for role as starter
PLos Angeles Angels  NRI
February 27, 2020
JC Ramirez is being stretched out as a starting pitcher this spring, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic 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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James Paxton
Recovery going well
PNew York Yankees
Back
February 27, 2020
Paxton "feels good" thus far about his recovery from back surgery, Sweeny Murti of Sports Radio 66 WFAN reports.
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Matt Shoemaker
Progresses to simulated game
PToronto Blue Jays
February 27, 2020
Shoemaker completed his first simulated game of spring training Wednesday, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.
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Tanner Roark
Set for spring debut next week
PToronto Blue Jays
February 27, 2020
Manager Charlie Montoyo said Roark (illness) will make his Grapefruit League debut at some point next week, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.
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Dwight Smith
May be hurt by lack of 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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Hunter Harvey
Bullpen session coming Friday
PBaltimore Orioles
February 27, 2020
Harvey (illness) is scheduled to toss a bullpen session Friday, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.
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Mychal Givens
Gets in mound work
PBaltimore Orioles
February 27, 2020
Givens (illness) completed a bullpen session Thursday, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.
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Peter Lambert
Makes mechanical adjustment
PColorado Rockies
February 27, 2020
Lambert spent the offseason reworking his mechanics in an effort to increase his fastball velocity and allow his changeup to gain more effectiveness, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
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Carl Edwards Jr.
Confident after adjusting delivery
PSeattle Mariners
February 27, 2020
Edwards has worked on his mechanics this offseason in an effort to rediscover his electric fastball, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
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Justin Verlander
Scheduled to start Tuesday
PHouston Astros
Groin
February 27, 2020
Manager Dusty Baker said Verlander (groin) will start Tuesday's Grapefruit League game against the Cardinals, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Jorge Alfaro
Sits with oblique tightness
CMiami Marlins
Oblique
February 27, 2020
Alfaro was removed from Thursday's lineup against the Mets with left oblique tightness, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
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Kyle Freeland
Exits with back spasms
PColorado Rockies
Back
February 27, 2020
Freeland was removed from Thursday's Cactus League game against the Athletics due to back spasms, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.
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Yoshihisa Hirano
Set for high-leverage work
PSeattle Mariners
February 27, 2020
Hirano has been identified by manager Scott Servais as someone who will get the ball at the end of games and in late-inning, high-leverage situations to start the year, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports. "We don't want to take opportunities away from our young players but understanding the games we have leads, early in the season let's give it to the veteran guy, let's try to hang on and win those games. I think Hirano is an important pickup for us," Servais said.
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Salvador Perez
Returning to catcher Friday
CKansas City Royals
February 27, 2020
Perez is scheduled to make his Cactus League debut behind the plate Friday against the Giants, Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports.
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