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Addison Reed (shoulder) still has not thrown from a mound this spring.

This is a bit troubling, but as of now, Reed is still on track to be ready for Opening Day. If he were to have a setback, Brad Ziegler or Oliver Perez would likely be the top choices to see save opportunities. Reed posted a 4.25 ERA and notched 32 saves in 2014. Analysis: David Kerr

Stephen Vogt (foot) said he hopes to begin playing in spring training games next week.

Vogt had foot surgery during the offseason, so the A's have been holding him out of action as a precautionary measure. Once he gets on the field, he will be eased back into action, but should be at full strength once the season starts. Analysis: David Kerr

Jon Jay (wrist) took batting practice Thursday for the first time since the start of training camp.

Jay had wrist surgery this past offseason and is actually ahead of schedule in his recovery. He will be the Cardinals' starting center fielder and should be ready for Opening Day barring any setbacks. Analysis: David Kerr

Brad Ziegler (knee) still has not thrown from a mound this spring.

Ziegler is working his way back from micro fracture surgery in his knee, so this isn't really a huge surprise. He will continue working on gaining his strength back, but his status from Opening Day is certainly in question. Analysis: David Kerr

James Shields will make his spring debut on Saturday.

The Padres splurged when they signed Shields and it couldn't have been a better landing spot for the veteran righty. Shields will only pitch an inning or two, but will obviously see and increased workload as we get closer to the start of the regular season. Analysis: David Kerr

Nate Freiman has suffered a strained back muscle and could miss two weeks.

Freiman isn't even expected to make the Oakland's Opening Day roster, so fantasy owners aren't really going to suffer with this news. This injury is going to set him back early on, but he should be able to bounce back and provide depth for the A's at Triple-A. Analysis: David Kerr

David Hernandez (elbow) has not thrown from a mound yet this spring.

Hernandez is still working his way back from Tommy John, so it is unlikely that he will be ready for the start of the season. Instead, he will continue working to get healthy and should be back sometime around midseason. Analysis: David Kerr

Jose Fernandez (elbow) threw off a mound Thursday for the second time this spring.

As you know, Fernandez is a young phenomenon that went down with Tommy John surgery last season. He is continuing to rehab in hope of returning by mid-season, but he still has plenty of hurdles to overcome. If they Marlins are able to chalk up wins early on, he will be a fantastic addition to the rotation around the All-Star break. Analysis: David Kerr

CC Sabathia reported feeling no pain after throwing 20 pitches in a simulated game Thursday.

The Yankees are hoping for a rebound from CC Sabathia this season, but it seems highly unlikely. He is recovering from season ending knee surgery, but claims to be fully healthy, so there is a flicker of light when it comes to a bounce back. Still, Sabathia hasn't performed well in recent years, so tread lightly. Analysis: David Kerr

Corey Hart (foot) fielded grounders Thursday and felt fine. He could possibly return on Monday.

The Pirates brought Hart into the fold knowing full well that he would likely be injured at some point. Luckily, his first was only a foot laceration that had nothing to do with baseball. If he doesn't have a setback, Hart should be playing in spring training games by Monday. Analysis: David Kerr

Manager Fredi Gonzalez said third baseman Chris Johnson would play first base on the days he wants to rest first baseman Freddie Freeman.

After hitting .321 in 2013, Johnson regressed to .263 in 2014. His numbers across the board decreased, but he could slightly bounce back in 2015. Johnson has an everyday job in 2015 but he likely won't be drafted until the later rounds. Analysis: Colby Conway

Matt Reynolds (rib) will face hitters Friday.

Reynolds is expected to be one of the team's top lefties out of the bullpen, but he has been slowed down this spring by this rib injury. While his fantasy value isn't extremely high, the Diamondbacks will be hoping that he comes out of Friday's live batting practice unscathed. Analysis: Colby Conway

Ji-Man Choi was designated for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster.

Choi broke his fibula and will be out for the next four to six months. This is just a procedural move by the Mariners. Analysis: Colby Conway

Mariners put Edgar Olmos back on 40-man roster after Rangers returned him from waiver claim.

The Rangers claimed Olmos but had to shut him down due to a shoulder impingement. Olmos, a hard-throwing southpaw, could be a serviceable reliever, if he can stay healthy. Leave him off your fantasy team in 2015. Analysis: Colby Conway

Cliff Lee made his first start of the spring Thursday and has said he doesn't have any reservations about his elbow.

Lee only needed 16 pitches to get through two innings and he fired 10 of them for strikes. Lee only allowed two hits and his velocity was clocked around his normal levels. This is definitely exciting news for fantasy owners as Lee can be a solid fantasy asset when healthy. Also, Lee is a prime trade target this season and a possible trade to a contender would only boost his fantasy value. Analysis: Colby Conway Mobile App


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