Ronald Belisario RP CWS 29 Mins
Ronald Belisario is expected to make his Cactus League debut with the White Sox on Wednesday or Thursday.
The veteran right-hander had been throwing in his native Venezuela while delayed by visa issues, and tossed his first spring bullpen on Saturday when he arrived. He'll throw again on Monday before being thrown into action later in the week.
Ryan Cook RP OAK 34 Mins
Ryan Cook (shoulder) said Saturday that he felt great after his second spring bullpen session.
Cook was able to ramp up to full velocity for the first time this spring, and noted that his shoulder felt fine before and after the session. The hard-throwing 26-year-old is expected to work in a setup capacity in front of new closer Jim Johnson.
Ervin Santana SP KC 38 Mins
Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports that while the Blue Jays and Ervin Santana are talking, there has been no deal finalized yet.
It had been reported that the two sides came to an agreement on a one-year, $14 million pact, but that appears to be premature at the moment. The free agent right-hander is looking to get a deal done and report to camp quickly, so expect something to be finalized shortly.
Red Sox manager John Farrell indicated Saturday that Grady Sizemore may play in back-to-back games on Monday and Tuesday.
That hurdle is a very important test for the injury-plagued outfielder who has impressed early on in Red Sox camp. Provided he makes it through the spring healthy, he could crack the team's starting lineup to begin the season.
Ervin Santana SP KC 1 Hr
Blue Jays signed RHP Ervin Santana to a one-year, $14 million contract.
The Blue Jays were seen as the front-runners all along once Santana indicated that he was looking to ink a one-year deal and get something done quickly. He helps to solidify the Blue Jays rotation, while giving himself a chance to rebuild his value and hit the free agent market again after the 2014 season.
Matt Guerrier RP MIN 1 Hr
Matt Guerrier (elbow) threw a successful bullpen session on Friday and is expected to make his Grapefruit League debut on Tuesday.
The veteran right-hander underwent surgery in August to repair the flexor tendon in his right elbow, and has been brought along slowly in spring camp. Provided he makes it through the spring healthy, he has a good chance of securing a bullpen job on the team's Opening Day roster.
Oswaldo Arcia (stomach virus) isn't expected to return to Grapefruit League action until Tuesday.
The team has a scheduled off-day on Monday, and manager Ron Gardenhire wants to give him the weekend to rest and get over the stomach virus that kept him out of action on Thursday and Friday.
Aaron Hicks CF MIN 1 Hr
Aaron Hicks will remain sidelined until Tuesday due to soreness his elbow.
The team has a scheduled off-day on Monday, but Hicks will be given the weekend to rest after experiencing discomfort during his session in the batting cages on Thursday. He's in camp competing with Alex Presley to be the team's starting center fielder.
Angels manager Mike Scioscia indicated Saturday that Josh Hamilton (calf) should make his Cactus League debut in "about a week."
The veteran outfielder suffered a strained calf at the end of February, but has been making steady progress hitting in the batting cages and running on a weight-reduced treadmill. Barring any setbacks, he shouldn't have any problems being ready for Opening Day.
B. J. Upton CF ATL 2 Hrs
B.J. Upton was scratched from the Braves starting lineup on Saturday due to an illness.
He's expected to return to the lineup in a day or two. The 29-year-old outfielder is hitting .200 (4-for-20) with an 8/1 K/BB ratio through his first seven Grapefruit League contests.