Salvador Perez C KC 1 Hr
Salvador Perez has a bruised left palm.
Perez suffered the minor injury Monday when he was struck on the left hand by a foul tip during a Cactus League game. The Royals are sending him for tests, but they're considered precautionary. Perez should be back in action by the end of this week.
Homer Bailey SP CIN 1 Hr
Homer Bailey allowed two runs in four innings in Monday's start against the Rangers.
Bailey allowed three hits, including a solo home run to Jurickson Profar in the third inning. On the positive side, Bailey struck out five and didn't issue a walk. With the ink still wet on his $105 million contract, Bailey will be expected to continue improving as his ERA has declined ever since he joined the Reds' rotation in 2009.
Angel Castro SP STL 1 Hr
Cardinals optioned RHP Angel Castro to Triple-A Memphis.
Castro will serve as organizational depth this season for St. Louis after posting a decent 3.48 ERA with 91 strikeouts in 116 1/3 innings last summer for the Dodgers' Triple-A club. The right-hander turned 31 years old this winter.
Miguel Cabrera 3B DET 2 Hrs
Miguel Cabrera went 3-for-4 and hit his first two homers of the spring Monday as the Tigers thrashed the Cardinals 17-5.
The Tigers scored seven runs in the third and eight in the fourth before easing up. Cabrera is 9-for-20 with five walks this spring following offseason hernia surgery.
Shelby Miller SP STL 2 Hrs
Shelby Miller yielded two runs and five hits in 2 1/3 innings Monday in a loss to the Tigers.
This makes two starts in a row in which Miller's pitch count got him pulled in the third. He's struck out nine and walked none in five innings this spring, but the Cardinals might be looking for more efficiency from him next time.
Tyler Lyons SP STL 2 Hrs
Tyler Lyons was lit up for seven runs in two-thirds of an inning by the Tigers on Monday.
Lyons was played up as a rotation candidate after Jaime Garcia's setback, in part because the Cardinals would still like to have a lefty starter. However, while he might be decent enough as a No. 5, he doesn't have Joe Kelly's track record or Carlos Martinez's talent. Getting crushed today certainly didn't help his chances any.