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Kevin Kramer
May need to wait for chance
OFPittsburgh Pirates
March 31, 2020
Kramer is likely to start the 2020 season playing for Triple-A Indianapolis.
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Josh Bell
Will likely bat fourth in lineup
1BPittsburgh Pirates
March 31, 2020
Although new manager Derek Shelton hasn't revealed his preferred lineup, Bell is expected to bat cleanup for the Bucs in 2020.
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Kevin Newman
Likely to bat in top half of order
2BPittsburgh Pirates
March 31, 2020
The Pirates are expected to bat Newman leadoff primarily in 2020, though he could also slot third ahead of cleanup hitter Josh Bell occasionally.
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Adam Frazier
Could shift to outfield on occasion
2BPittsburgh Pirates
March 31, 2020
Frazier is expected to primarily play at second base in 2020 while occasionally shifting to the outfield when the team utilizes a four-man outfield, The Athletic Pittsburgh reports.
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Colin Moran
Set to start at third base
3BPittsburgh Pirates
March 31, 2020
Moran will likely begin the 2020 season as the team's starting third baseman, with prospect Ke'Bryan Hayes waiting in the wings for a promotion to the big leagues.
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Jose Osuna
Versatility is a key
1BPittsburgh Pirates
March 31, 2020
Osuna is expected to start the 2020 campaign as a backup corner infielder and right fielder, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
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Andrew Susac
In running for backup spot
CPittsburgh Pirates  NRI
March 31, 2020
Susac, who went 4-for-13 with four walks in Grapefruit League action this spring, remains one of three catchers in the running to back up starter Jacob Stallings, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
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Emilio Pagan
Contract renewed
PSan Diego Padres
March 31, 2020
Pagan's contract was renewed by the Padres in mid-March.
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Tommy Pham
Quiet in Cactus League play
OFSan Diego Padres
March 31, 2020
Pham slashed .190/.320/.286 with two doubles, four RBI and a stolen base before spring training was suspended.
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Pedro Baez
In line for high-leverage role
PLos Angeles Dodgers
March 31, 2020
Baez is expected to again be a key member of the Dodgers' bullpen in 2020 and will be counted on "to get big outs in tough situations," Cary Osborne of Dodger Insider reports.
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Corey Seager
Excels in Cactus League play
SSLos Angeles Dodgers
March 31, 2020
Seager slashed .385/.448/.577 with three extra-base hits and a 1.025 OPS over 29 plate appearances before spring training was suspended.
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Austin Gomber
Solid chance at roster spot
PSt. Louis Cardinals
March 30, 2020
Gomber, who generated a 2.25 ERA across eight innings in Grapefruit League play before spring training was suspended, remains firmly in the mix for a roster spot, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
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Seranthony Dominguez
Could require Tommy John surgery
PPhiladelphia Phillies
Elbow
March 30, 2020
Dominguez (elbow) received a recommendation to undergo Tommy John surgery earlier this month, though he's yet to decide whether to have the procedure, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
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Michel Baez
Impresses in spring action
PSan Diego Padres
March 30, 2020
Baez pitched six innings in Cactus League play, allowing one run on three hits while compiling a 5:2 K:BB.
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Anthony Rizzo
Wants to stay in Chicago
1BChicago Cubs
March 30, 2020
Rizzo said he enjoys playing in Chicago and would like to stay with the Cubs beyond 2020, Gordon Wittenmyer of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
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Jameson Taillon
Return ruled out for 2020
PPittsburgh Pirates
Elbow
March 30, 2020
Taillon (elbow) will not return in 2020 even if the season is considerably delayed, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
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A.J. Pollock
Working to improve defense
OFLos Angeles Dodgers
March 30, 2020
Pollock worked on improving his running efficiency during the offseason in order to shore up his defense, Cary Osborne of Dodger Insider reports.
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Daniel Ponce de Leon
Excels in spring play
PSt. Louis Cardinals
March 29, 2020
Ponce de Leon, who posted an 0.69 ERA across four Grapefruit League games before spring training was suspended, has already proven worthy of an Opening Day roster spot, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
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Dylan Davis
Released by San Francisco
OFSan Francisco Giants  
March 29, 2020
Davis was released by the Giants organization Sunday, Andersen Pickard of MLBDailyDish.com reports.
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Michael Paez
Retiring from baseball
SSNew York Mets  
March 29, 2020
Paez informed the Mets of his intention to retire Sunday, Andersen Pickard of MLBDailyDish.com reports.
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Luis Castillo
Working on slider
PCincinnati Reds
March 29, 2020
Castillo spent a portion of 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."
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Andrew Knizner
Sent to Triple-A
CSt. Louis Cardinals  AAA
March 29, 2020
The Cardinals optioned Knizner to Triple-A Memphis on Thursday.
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Carlos Estevez
Struggles in spring training
PColorado Rockies
March 29, 2020
Estevez allowed five runs on seven hits and had eight strikeouts and zero walks over five innings prior to the suspension of spring training.
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Jairo Diaz
Poised for high-leverage role
PColorado Rockies
March 29, 2020
Diaz made 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.
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Jon Gray
Makes one spring appearance
PColorado Rockies
March 29, 2020
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.
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