Tommy Medica 1B/LF SD 7 Hrs
Medica is 3-for-5 through San Diego's first two spring training games.
Medica is vying for the first base spot with the big league club this spring, but has an uphill battle. All signs point to incumbent Yonder Alonso retaining the starting role barring an injury. Still, if Medica has a good spring this year like he did in 2014, he could earn himself a spot on the major league roster.
Hunter Pence RF SF 7 Hrs
Pence (forearm) has been diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture of the left ulna and is expected to miss 6-to-8 weeks, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
X-rays confirmed the Giants' fears; Pence did indeed suffer a fractured forearm as a result of being hit by a pitch during Thursday's Cactus League game. He will be fitted with a cast, and while it sounds like he could still make it back before the end of April, everything will depend on how quickly he progresses in the weeks ahead. Gregor Blanco and Juan C. Perez are the top in-house candidates to replace Pence in right, though the team could also go outside the organization to find a fill-in.
Yoenis Cespedes LF/DH DET 7 Hrs
Cespedes will not travel with the team for Friday's game but is expected to return to action Saturday, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
A bout of lower-back tightness resulted in Cespedes' scratch from Thursday's lineup, but it sounds like the team expects the discomfort to subside in short order. Cespedes made quite an impression in his Tigers debut Tuesday, crushing a grand slam off Oliver Drake in his second plate appearance.
Hunter Pence RF SF 8 Hrs
The Giants' staff fear that Pence has a broken left forearm, Hank Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Pence's official timetable will likely become more clear once the X-rays come back, but it's believed the exam will confirm the break as a result of a hit by pitch Thursday. Look for the team to provide an update in the near future.
Charlie Morton SP PIT 8 Hrs
Morton made his first appearance since undergoing offseason hip surgery last September, and remains on track to be ready for Opening Day, Bob Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Morton seems to be doing fine, and pitched two innings Thursday, but struggled somewhat (allowing two hits and two walks). He still seems to be a candidate to be ready for Opening Day, but it should become clearer as it draws nearer.
Mike Minor SP ATL 9 Hrs
Minor (shoulder) will visit Dr. James Andrews next week to determine the extent of his left shoulder injury, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.
Minor was scratched from his scheduled outing Sunday due to tightness in his shoulder, and the need for a trip to see Dr. Andrews is never a good sign. However, given that it's a shoulder issue, it shouldn't require Tommy John surgery barring something unforeseen. More information on his situation should become available after the visit.
Miguel Cabrera 1B/DH DET 9 Hrs
Cabrera (ankle) is close to running on flat ground, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Cabrera is running at 72 percent of his body weight on an anti-gravity treadmill, and must reach just 80 percent to gain clearance to run on the field. Now more than four months removed from surgery to repair a stress fracture in the navicular bone in his right foot, he was cleared to hit in the cages close to two weeks ago and took batting practice on the field Monday. Cabrera expects to need 50-60 spring at-bats to prepare for the season.
Yunel Escobar SS WAS 10 Hrs
Escobar was scratched from Thursday's lineup due to general soreness, James Wagner of the Washington Post reports.
Escobar's injury is listed just as general soreness, but it should be monitored over the next couple days to make sure it doesn't turn into something more serious. The veteran is making a transition from shortstop to second base for 2015, so he'll likely try to get as many reps in as possible.
Bruce Rondon RP DET 10 Hrs
Rondon (elbow) will throw at least one more live batting practice session before making his Grapefruit League debut, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.
The Tigers have brought Rondon along slowly this spring, not wanting the right-hander to push it too hard and risk a setback in his recovery from Tommy John surgery. GM Dave Dombrowki stressed to Rondon that he didn't need to see him throw 100 in the first days of camp. That said, it sounds like Rondon is nearing a return to game action, still less than a year removed from the reconstructive elbow procedure.
Francisco Rodriguez RP MIL 10 Hrs
Rodriguez still must pass his physical for his deal with the Brewers to become official, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
All the details of Rodriguez's two-year contract with Milwaukee have been ironed out, but the deal won't be finalized until he takes his physical at the team's spring training complex in Arizona. There is no timetable for Rodriguez to arrive to Arizona, as he is still in Venezuela waiting on his visa, but the 13-year veteran shouldn't need much spring work to prepare for the season.