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Alex Wilson
Competing for roster spot
PDetroit Tigers  NRI
April 9, 2020
Wilson is competing for one of the final spots in the Tigers' bullpen when the regular season is able to begin, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
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Shao-Ching Chiang
On roster bubble
PDetroit Tigers  NRI
April 9, 2020
Chiang is competing for one of the final spots in what will likely be an expanded Tigers bullpen when the regular season is able to begin, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
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Hector Santiago
Could work as long reliever
PDetroit Tigers  NRI
April 9, 2020
Santiago could make the Tigers' roster as a long reliever whenever the regular season is able to begin, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
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Trevor Megill
Likely to earn bullpen spot
PChicago Cubs
April 9, 2020
Megill will likely earn a bullpen spot with the Cubs when the regular season is able to begin, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.
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Mark Reynolds
Stepping away from baseball
1BFree Agent  
April 9, 2020
Reynolds announced Thursday in an appearance on Mad Dog Sports Radio on SiriusXM that he has retired from professional baseball.
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Matt Carpenter
Encouraging signs before pause
3BSt. Louis Cardinals
April 9, 2020
Carpenter had some encouraging at-bats over the last two Grapefruit League games before spring training was suspended, Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
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Paul DeJong
Proves worthy of clean-up spot
SSSt. Louis Cardinals
April 9, 2020
DeJong, who hit .464 (13-for-28) before spring training was suspended, proved himself worthy of manning the No. 4 spot in the order this coming season with his Grapefruit League performance, Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
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Jeff Brigham
Starts throwing program
PMiami Marlins
Biceps
April 9, 2020
Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill said Thursday that Brigham (biceps) is going through a throwing progression, Andre Fernandez of The Athletic reports.
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Ryne Stanek
Faring well in recovery
PMiami Marlins
Back
April 9, 2020
Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill said Thursday that Stanek has responded well while receiving treatment for his lower-back injury in Tampa, Craig Mish of SportsGrid.com reports.
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Tyler O'Neill
Losing grip on starting job?
OFSt. Louis Cardinals
April 9, 2020
O'Neill may have been close to being overtaken by Lane Thomas for the starting left field job when spring training was suspended, Ben Frederickson of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
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Jorge Alfaro
Deemed fully healthy
CMiami Marlins
April 9, 2020
Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill confirmed Thursday that Alfaro (oblique) has regained full health since the MLB season was suspended in mid-March, Craig Mish of SportsGrid.com reports.
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Yoshihisa Hirano
Projected to make roster
PSeattle Mariners
April 9, 2020
Hirano is likely to make the Opening Day roster, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.
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Nestor Cortes
Good chance of making roster
PSeattle Mariners
April 9, 2020
Cortes, who generated a 1.80 ERA over three Cactus League appearances, should be on the Opening Day roster, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.
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Austin Adams
Resumed throwing before pause
PSeattle Mariners
Knee
April 9, 2020
Adams (knee) had just resumed throwing the day that commissioner Rob Manfred suspended spring training, Eno Sarris of The Athletic reports.
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Caleb Ferguson
Role remains unclear
PLos Angeles Dodgers
April 8, 2020
Ferguson will likely be a part of the Dodgers' pitching staff in 2020, but his role remains unsettled, Cary Osborne of Dodger Insider reports.
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Matt Beaty
Finding creative ways to work out
1BLos Angeles Dodgers
April 8, 2020
Beaty has been working on his hand-eye coordination by swinging at pinto beans with teammate Edwin Rios, he stated in an interview with David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports.
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Austin Brice
Has strong spring
PBoston Red Sox
April 8, 2020
Brice allowed three hits and one walk while striking out 10 over 6.2 scoreless Grapefruit League innings.
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Seth Brown
Excels in Cactus League play
OFOakland Athletics
April 8, 2020
Brown hit .343 (12-for-35) with five doubles, one triple, one home run, eight RBI, one walk and seven runs across 15 Cactus League games before spring training was suspended.
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Jonah Heim
In deadlock for backup catcher job
COakland Athletics
April 8, 2020
Heim was in a tight battle with Austin Allen for the backup catcher job when spring training was suspended, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
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Jalen Beeks
Occasional sixth starter?
PTampa Bay Rays
April 8, 2020
Beeks was on track to potentially serve as a sixth starter on occasion this season in addition to his relief duties when spring training was suspended, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Yonny Chirinos
Not limited to bulk reliever duties
PTampa Bay Rays
April 8, 2020
Chirinos was on track to receive some opportunities as a traditional starter in 2020 when spring training was suspended, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Stephen Woods
Resumes mound work
PKansas City Royals
Ankle
April 8, 2020
Woods (ankle) posted a video on his Instagram account Wednesday featuring him throwing off a mound, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.
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Peter Lambert
Set to resume throwing in May
PColorado Rockies
Forearm
April 8, 2020
Rockies pitching coach Steve Foster said Wednesday that Lambert (forearm) is progressing through a rehab program and on track to resume throwing in 3-to-4 weeks, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.
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Joey Votto
Blames 2019 on mechanics
1BCincinnati Reds
April 8, 2020
Votto blamed his subpar 2019 on mechanics and process, trying to chase his 2017 results in part because he didn't get the desired results in 2018, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer (via a segment on MLB Network with Brian Kenny) reports.
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Tim Locastro
Likely has roster spot
OFArizona Diamondbacks
April 8, 2020
Locastro is expected to claim a bench spot when the regular season begins, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.
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