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Brewers signed shortstop Jean Segura to a contract on Tuesday.

Milwaukee has control of Segura through the 2018 season, but the terms of his new contract are unknown at this time. Segura is looking for a strong rebound in 2015 after struggling mightily last year. He makes for a fine mid-level option at shortstop. Analysis: David Kerr

Brewers signed second baseman Scooter Gennett to a contract on Tuesday.

No word as to what the terms of the deal were, but Gennett is under team control until 2019. He will be the Brewers' starting second baseman this season and is in line for an increased role. Analysis: David Kerr

Francisco Rodriguez has begun the process of applying for a work visa. Rodriguez reported late to camp last season due to work visa issues.

Rodriguez only signed with the Brewers last week, so he is being given time to get his visa issues straightened out. It shouldn't be long before he is in camp and he will most certainly be ready to go when the regular season begins. Analysis: David Kerr

Jason Marquis pitched two scoreless innings Tuesday, as he tries to win a spot in the Reds rotation.

Marquis struggled with injuries in 2014 and was limited to just nine minor league starts. He owns a career 4.56 ERA and would be an absolutely terrible fit at Great American Ballpark. He can safely be avoided in all formats if he does in fact win the Reds' fifth starter job. Analysis: David Kerr

Jesse Chavez will start Wednesday and is hoping to win a spot in the starting rotation.

Chavez started in the A's rotation last season but was moved to the bullpen after the acquisitions of Jason Hammel, Jeff Samardzija and Jon Lester. Chavez finished last season going 8-8 with a 3.45 ERA over 32 games(21 starts). Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Shin-Soo Choo could hit in the second spot this season, with OF Leonys Martin being given every opportunity to stick in the leadoff spot this spring.

Choo came to the Rangers last season after hitting .285 with 107 runs, 21 home runs, 54 RBI and 20 stolen bases as the Reds leadoff hitter in 2013. Unfortunately last season was a disaster for Choo as he finished with career lows in batting average, home runs, RBI, runs and stolen bases in a season where he played in at least 100 games. With the Rangers lineup presumably healthy the move of Choo to the 2nd spot should increase his RBI opportunities while still allowing him to score plenty of runs. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Tim Lincecum was pleased with his fastball command in spring debut.

Lincecum has an up and down season last year as he appeared in 33 games(26 starts), going 12-9 with a 4.74 ERA. Lincecum is expected to hold down the Giants No.5 spot in the rotation but if he struggles early he could be quickly moved into the bullpen in favor of someone like Yusmeiro Petit. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Miguel Sano may be on track for a callup later this season, according to general manager Terry Ryan.

Sano comes into this season as Baseball America's No.6 overall prospect as the 21 year old third basemen comes off a season where he hit .280 with 86 runs, 35 home runs, 103 RBI and 11 stolen bases between High-A Fort Myers and Double-A New Britain. Sano will for sure start the season in Triple-A and with only the likes of Trevor Plouffe holding down the hot corner for the Twins it would seem likely a hot start could earn him a call up sooner than GM Terry Ryan is indicating.  Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Ryan Howard said he cut sugar out of his diet starting back in November of last year, and he’s lost 15 to 20 pounds as a result.

Unless cutting sugar is the secret to hitting left handed pitching it seems unlikely that Howard will be the force he was during his hayday. While Howard it a lowly .223 last season he added 23 home runs and 95 RBI for the Phillies. Now 35 years old Howard is still capable of hitting for power and if the Phillies would commit to sitting him against lefties there's some potential fantasy appeal here for a cheap source of power. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Brandon Cumpton is slated to meet with Dr. James Andrews after feeling discomfort in his elbow.

As a pitcher the one person you never want to have a meeting with is likely Dr. James Andrews as with it comes the likelihood of Tommy John surgery. Cumpton struggled last season, going 3-4 with a 4.89 ERA over 70 innings as he was unable to match his surprise rookie campaign where he went 2-1 with a 2.05 ERA over five starts in 2013. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Manager Kevin Cash believes Grant Balfour will be ready for opening day. Balfour is in Australia, tending to his sick father.

Balfour returned to Tampa last season after three success years in Oakland but failed to impress, finishing the season with a 4.91 ERA in 62.1 innings out of the bullpen. Balfour closed out games for the A's and started last year as the Rays closer before losing the job. With news that expected Rays closer Jake McGee will be sidelined to start the season the Rays could turn to a committee with Balfour likely given a chance to prove he's still capable of closing games should get off to a strong start to the season. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Kyle Hendricks has made a goal to pitch 200 innings this season.

Manager Joe Maddon recently commented on Kyle Hendicks, stating that he's a virtual lock to make the Cubs' starting rotation. The 25-year-old right-hander got his fist call to the big-leagues last season, going 7-2 over 80.1 innings pitched. Fantasy owners would certainly like to see 200 innings out of Hendricks, but it is not yet known if the Cubs have the same goal in mind for their starting pitcher. Going from 80 innings to 200 is quite the leap.  Analysis: Keith Tro

Zack Greinke (elbow) threw a bullpen session Tuesday and is steadily progressing.

Zack Greinke had been shut down a few days after receiving a lubricating injection in his right elbow, but has since been able to toss a couple bullpen sessions without any repercussions. There is currently no word out on when or if Greinke will be ready to go for opening day, but reports don't sound overly concerning coming out of Dodgers' camp.  Analysis: Keith Tro

Jon Niese threw two innings in the team’s intrasquad game Tuesday and reported no shoulder discomfort.

Jon Niese has been limited by injuries over the past few seasons, but will find his place somewhere in the Mets' rotation if he is able to stay healthy throughout spring. The fact that he is reporting no discomfort after tossing two innings today is obviously a good sign.  Analysis: Keith Tro Mobile App


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