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Working on slider
Castillo spent a portion of his spring training working on improving his slider, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports. Pitching coach Derek Johnson spoke of that work developing the slider: "There were some (strikeouts) on his slider, which I think has gotten better. I don't have the numbers in front of me on what he struck out guys with. Of course, the changeup is a weapon. I also think in time guys are going to start looking for his changeup more."
No suspension reduction
If the 2020 season is less than 162 games due to the delay from the Covid-19 epidemic, the recent agreement between MLB and the MLB Players Association on a reduced season is believed to mean that Pineda will still need to serve the remaining 39 games of his drug suspension, Skor North 1500 KSTP-AM Minneapolis reports.
Struggles in spring training
Estevez allowed five runs on seven hits and had eight strikeouts and zero walks over five innings prior to the suspension of spring training.
Poised for high-leverage role
Diaz had four Cactus League appearances and allowed one run on four hits with one strikeout and one walk over four innings before the suspension of spring training.
Resumes mound work
Deemed fully healthy
Yankees manager Aaron Boone confirmed Wednesday that Stanton (calf) is fully healthy and will be ready to go for Opening Day, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports. "He's pretty much over the hump," Boone said. "He's pretty much run aggressively and done the things necessary. If and when we begin spring training games, he would likely be ready to roll for that."
Makes one spring appearance
Gray allowed one run on two hits with one strikeout and zero walks over two innings during his only Cactus League appearance prior to the suspension of spring training.
Nothing new in spring training
Story had a .250/.321/.375 slash line with three doubles and one stolen base over 10 games before the suspension of spring training.
Miller said Saturday that he's continuing to make good progress in his recovery from the mysterious left arm/hand injury that limited him to one Grapefruit League appearance before spring training was suspended, Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Appears in nine spring games
Murphy had a .292/.370/.333 slash line with one double through nine Cactus League games before spring training was suspended.
Appears headed for rotation
Yamamoto posted a 3.38 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 7:0 K:BB through eight innings before spring training was suspended.
Trouble finding plate this spring
Smith posted a 4.00 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 10:7 K:BB through nine innings before spring training was suspended.
May not make final cut
Culberson posted a .115/.258/.192 slash line with eight strikeouts in 26 at-bats before spring training was suspended.
Set for bench duty
Duvall posted a .310/.394/.414 slash line through 33 plate appearances before spring training was suspended.
Puts together solid spring
Smith posted a 1.69 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 6:3 K:BB through 5.1 innings before spring training was suspended.
Still set to close
Diaz compiled a 6.00 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 1:0 K:BB through three innings before spring training was suspended.
Toils through rough spring
Middleton allowed four runs on five hits and two walks while striking out six in five Cactus League innings.
Likely to platoon with Kemp
Working in center field
Still battling for roster spot
Brief spring training appearance
Pence went 5-for-14 with one double and one home run over five Cactus League games prior to the suspension of spring training.
Still in play for roster spot
Enjoys solid spring
Eickhoff allowed two runs on four hits in four Cactus League innings while posting a 7:0 K:BB.
Strong in Cactus League
Dickerson had a .320/.346/.640 slash line with three doubles, one triple and one home run in 10 games prior to the suspension of spring training.
Competing for bench role