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Brandon Crawford
Battling illness
SSSan Francisco Giants
Illness
February 21, 2020
Crawford is dealing with an illness and isn't starting Saturday's Cactus League opener against the Dodgers, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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C.J. Chatham
Battling shoulder soreness
SSBoston Red Sox
Shoulder
February 21, 2020
Chatham was scratched from the lineup for Friday's exhibition game against Northeastern University due to a sore right shoulder, Julian McWilliams of The Boston Globe reports.
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Francisco Lindor
Batting order discussion
SSCleveland Indians
February 20, 2020
Lindor and manager Terry Francona might have a discussion this spring about possibly moving Lindor out of the leadoff spot, Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com reports.
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Johan Camargo
Set for plenty of at-bats
SSAtlanta Braves
February 20, 2020
Camargo will be in the lineup on an every-other-day basis in the early parts of spring training, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.
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Tim Anderson
Will likely hit first or second
SSChicago White Sox
February 20, 2020
Manager Rick Renteria said he's leaning towards hitting Anderson first or second in the order, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
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Javier Baez
No lingering thumb issues
SSChicago Cubs
February 20, 2020
Manager David Ross said there are no lingering issues with Baez's thumb, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. "He's told me no. I've asked him that. I asked him that a while back with the training in the offseason, and I haven't heard anything from our training staff on that subject. So as far as I know, he's 100 percent."
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Andrelton Simmons
Yet to talk contract extension
SSLos Angeles Angels
February 19, 2020
Simmons and the Angels have not yet discussed a contract extension, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
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Richard Urena
Dropped from roster
SSBaltimore Orioles  AAA
February 19, 2020
Urena was designated for assignment by the Orioles on Wednesday.
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Adalberto Mondesi
Won't play spring opener
SSKansas City Royals
Shoulder
February 19, 2020
Mondesi (shoulder) will play in games this spring, but not in Friday's spring opener against the Rangers, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star 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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Trea Turner
Could bat out of three hole
SSWashington Nationals
February 18, 2020
Manager Dave Martinez is expected to give Turner a look as the Nationals' No. 3 hitter during Grapefruit League games, Brittany Ghiroli of The Athletic reports.
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Jon Berti
Projected for super-utility role
SSMiami Marlins
February 18, 2020
Berti could see significant action this season even without a regular defensive spot in the starting lineup, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
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Gabriel Arias
Invited to spring training camp
SSSan Diego Padres  A+
February 17, 2020
Arias was added to San Diego's major-league spring training camp as a non-roster invitee.
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Nico Hoerner
Could start season in minors
SSChicago Cubs
February 17, 2020
Hoerner could begin the year with Triple-A Iowa, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
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Alex Bregman
Slims down
SSHouston Astros
February 17, 2020
Bregman said Monday that he trimmed down from 215 pounds to 195 this offseason with a focus on increasing his mobility, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
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Jean Segura
Expected to start at third
SSPhiladelphia Phillies
February 17, 2020
Segura is expected to start at third base this season provided he looks good there this spring, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
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Bo Bichette
Expected to hit leadoff
SSToronto Blue Jays
February 17, 2020
Bichette is expected to begin the season hitting leadoff, followed by Cavan Biggio and Vlad Guerrero Jr., Gregor Chisholm of The Toronto Star reports.
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Jake Cronenworth
Slated for occasional mound work
SSSan Diego Padres
February 16, 2020
Cronenworth is expected to pitch "one inning per week" during spring training, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
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Jorge Polanco
Nearing full clearance
SSMinnesota Twins
Ankle
February 16, 2020
Polanco (ankle) ran near 100 percent Saturday, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
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Xander Bogaerts
Nursing sore ankle
SSBoston Red Sox
Ankle
February 16, 2020
Bogaerts will be limited for the next few days due to a sore ankle, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports.
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Bo Bichette
Heavy workload expected
SSToronto Blue Jays
February 16, 2020
The Blue Jays plan to give Bichette a heavy workload at shortstop in 2020, so much that they don't intend to carry a true shortstop as his backup, Gregor Chisholm of The Toronto Star reports.
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Johan Camargo
Competing for starting job
SSAtlanta Braves
February 15, 2020
Camargo, who committed to improving his conditioning and fitness this offseason, will compete in camp with Austin Riley for the starting job at third base, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
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Carter Kieboom
Chance to earn starting job
SSWashington Nationals  AAA
February 14, 2020
Kieboom will have an opportunity to earn the Opening Day job at third base, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
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Erik Gonzalez
Healthy for spring
SSPittsburgh Pirates
February 13, 2020
Gonzalez (foot) reported to camp this week healthy and without any restrictions following offseason surgery, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
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Jorge Polanco
Hits in batting cage
SSMinnesota Twins
Ankle
February 12, 2020
Polanco (ankle) was in the batting cage Wednesday and did not appear to have any limitations, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.
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