Didi Gregorius 2B/SS NYY 15 Hrs
Gregorius suffered a left wrist sprain Saturday and will be sent for a precautionary X-ray.
Gregorius dove for a ball at short and landed awkwardly, but after a visit from the trainer, was allowed to stay in the game temporarily. He was ultimately subbed out for Nick Noonan in the top of the fifth. The team is saying the X-ray is simply precautionary, but until the results are released, Gregorious' status for a return will be uncertain. Gregorius has been swinging the bat well this spring, going 12-for-39 (.308 average) with four doubles and two triples in 16 games coming into Saturday.
Jairo Diaz SP COL 15 Hrs
Diaz was optioned to the minor leagues on Saturday, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
The Rockies did not specify which minor league affiliate Diaz was optioned to, but the right-hander figures to start at Triple-A despite struggling to a 7.11 ERA with two home runs allowed in 6.1 spring innings with the major league team. He posted a 2.20 ERA and 4.80 K/BB with the Angels' Double-A affiliate last year.
James Shields SP SD 15 Hrs
Shields has officially been named the Padres' Opening Day starter, MLB.com's AJ Cassavell reports.
This was one of the worst kept secrets of the spring, as Shields is no stranger to taking the ball on Opening Day and based only on his durability he profiles the most like a No. 1 starter of any pitcher in the Padres' rotation.
Humberto Quintero C BOS 15 Hrs
Quintero would be an option to serve as Boston's second catcher if Christian Vazquez (elbow) begins the season on the DL, as expected, CSNNE's Sean McAdam reports.
Quintero has a .234 career average with 20 home runs in 1,423 career plate appearances, so he is a very low-end offensive option behind the plate. The other candidate for the role would be top prospect Blake Swihart, whom fantasy owners would be much more interested in.
Felix Doubront SP CHC 15 Hrs
Doubront was granted his unconditional release from the Cubs on Saturday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.
Doubront's minimal chances of earning a rotation spot with the Cubs were squashed early, as he gave up nine runs on 17 hits -- including two homers -- in four spring appearances. It seems he asked to be released with the hope of landing a major league opportunity elsewhere. Even with his career 4.78 ERA and 1.47 WHIP, that's not completely out of the question.
Zack Greinke SP LAD 15 Hrs
Greinke will not make another Cactus League start, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports.
Instead, Greinke will pitch in a minor league game Wednesday and then rest for two extra days before taking the hill for his 2015 regular-season debut. Greinke failed to make it out of the fourth inning Friday against the Giants, allowing four runs (two earned) on five hits and two walks with three strikeout over 3.2 innings. He did not throw more than four innings in any spring start.
Johan Santana SP TOR 16 Hrs
Santana (shoulder) is progressing, but is not expected to throw off a mound until mid-April, SportsNet's Shi Davidi reports.
The Blue Jays will look to Santana and possibly Randy Wolf at some point if their rookies (Daniel Norris and Aaron Sanchez) struggle in the rotation. Still, as a seventh or eighth starter returning from serious injury, Santana is only worth an investment in the deepest of leagues.
Charlie Culberson 2B/SS.. COL 16 Hrs
Culberson (back) is in the lineup for Saturday's Cactus League game against the Cubs, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
With Culberson's back presenting no issues in a minor league game Wednesday, the training staff has cleared him to play in his first A-squad exhibition since March 8. Culberson was off to a nice start before succumbing to the injury, going 4-for-11 in his first five spring games, but the missed time has closed the gap for Rafael Ynoa to possibly take the other utility infield role alongside Daniel Descalso.
Daniel Descalso 2B/SS.. COL 16 Hrs
Descalso (oblique) is back in the lineup for Saturday's Cactus League game against the Cubs, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
An oblique strain cost Descalso nearly two weeks, but he made it through a minor league game Wednesday without issue and will look to hit the ground running upon his return to major league spring games. Despite the missed time, Descalso is still fully expected to enter the year as the Rockies' top reserve option at second base, shortstop and third base.
Carlos Carrasco P CLE 16 Hrs
Carrasco will leave camp for a couple days to be with his wife, who is expecting to give birth to the couple's child, Fox Sports Ohio's Joe Reedy reports.
This will have no effect on his schedule lining up to make the Indians' second stat of the season on April 8.