David Peralta Headshot

Diamondbacks activate David Peralta from the 60-day disabled list.

Added 11/04/16 9:15 am (EST)   Source
Peralta had wrist surgery in August, and should be ready to go for Spring training. He only played in 48 games last year, batting.251 with four homers and 15 RBI's.
Josh Donaldson Headshot

Donaldson (calf) felt good after taking batting practice Tuesday but doesn't have a specific date in mind for his return to game action, the Toronto Star's Laura Armstrong reports.

Added 11:57 am (EST)
It is encouraging that Donaldson is hitting without reporting any setbacks, and it is also not surprising that he will remain out of game action in the short term. There is still plenty of camp remaining for a veteran of his ilk to get up to speed.
Tyler Moore Headshot

Moore got the start in left field in Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Twins, going 2-for-2 with a two-run home run.

Added 11:54 am (EST)
It's his second home run of the spring already, as the former National tries to win a spot on the Marlins' bench. He's got an uphill battle, as the team will most likely carry eight relievers and try to make do without a platoon partner for Justin Bour at first base, but a big performance from Moore in camp could at least put him in line for a call-up during the season if that plan changes.
R.A. Dickey Headshot

Dickey allowed two runs (one earned) on two hits and a walk over two innings, striking out two, in Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Tigers.

Added 11:46 am (EST)
The 42-year-old is coming off his worst season since developing his knuckleball and becoming a full-time starter, posting a 4.46 ERA and 1.37 WHIP in 2016, but the move back to the NL East should help temper those ratios. The Braves aren't counting on Dickey for anything more than a regular turn in the rotation, but with a young and improving lineup supporting him, he could still have real value in deeper NL-only formats.
Lance Lynn Headshot

Lynn, making his return to the mound after missing all of 2016 due to Tommy John surgery, gave up one earned run on four hits and one walk in Monday's 5-4 Grapefruit League win over the Nationals.

Added 11:45 am (EST)
Lynn surrendered an RBI single to Derek Norris in the second for his one run and impressively fired 28 of his 35 pitches for strikes. He threw plenty of fastballs -- his bread-and-butter pitch -- during his stint on the mound, but will selectively reincorporate his slider, curveball and changeup now that his elbow has regained the necessary stability and strength. "I'm going to do whatever I have to do to get people out," Lynn said. "If that involves throwing all fastballs, I will. If I have to mix it up, I will. But I've had some pretty good success with the fastball, so I'm going to keep [throwing it]."
Adonis Garcia Headshot

Garcia went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Tigers.

Added 11:41 am (EST)
He's all but locked into the starting third base spot on Opening Day for the Braves, and while Garcia won't occupy a prime spot in the batting order, he could still top last year's career-best 65 RBI given the improving lineup around him. He'll need to keep producing in 2017 to fend off Rio Ruiz for the job at the hot corner, however.
Freddie Freeman Headshot

Freeman went 2-for-3 with three RBI in Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Tigers.

Added 11:38 am (EST)
He's 5-for-7 to begin spring training, and Freeman seems intent on repeating bettering his career-best numbers from 2016, during which he slugged 34 home runs with a .969 OPS. With an improving lineup around him, the 27-year-old should at least be able to record his second career 100-RBI season.
Michael Wacha Headshot

Wacha gave up one unearned run on four hits and one walk over two innings in Monday's 7-2 Grapefruit League win over the Red Sox.

Added 11:36 am (EST)
Wacha had an eventful pair of frames on the mound, working his way around an error in the first and leadoff walk in the second. The right-hander was able to throw all four of his pitches effectively and keep the ball down in the strike zone. His one run came after he surrendered back-to-back singles in the first to Hanley Ramirez and Mitch Moreland following a Pau DeJong throwing error on a ball hit by Mookie Betts. Wacha was even better in the second, striking out Sandy Leon on three pitches and getting Dustin Pedroia to pop up to right field by catching him out ahead of his changeup. "I felt good today. Throwing a lot of strikes. Keeping the ball down in the zone," Wacha said after his outing and before trucking back to Jupiter, Fla. "There were good things, for sure. Early on, in my bullpens and in live BPs and stuff, I have made it a point to pitch down in the zone. That is one of the key things I wanted to establish today."
A.J. Ellis Headshot

Ellis was scratched from Tuesday's lineup after feeling hamstring tightness while running during warmups, the Miami Herald's Clark Spencer reports.

Added 11:23 am (EST)
He was slated to DH in Tuesday's exhibition game against the Mets, but will be replaced by Tomas Telis. The Marlins say Ellis was scratched as a precaution, so he should be considered day-to-day.
Dansby Swanson Headshot

Swanson went 3-for-3 with a double, three runs scored and an RBI in Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Tigers.

Added 11:23 am (EST)
He's off to a fast start in his first spring training as a major leaguer, collecting hits in four of his first five at-bats. After slashing .302/.361/.442 in 38 games last season with the Braves, big things are expected from the 23-year-old Swanson as one of the centerpieces of a rebuilding roster.
Sean Manaea Headshot

Manaea, who came on in relief of starter Kendall Graveman in the second inning of Monday's 5-4 Cactus League victory over the Giants, gave up only one walk over two innings. He struck out two.

Added 11:19 am (EST)
Manaea was highly impressive against Giants starters, particularly with his changeup. The pitch was responsible for both of his strikeouts, the second which came against Buster Posey with Denard Span on first. Manaea's work drew praise from teammates and Posey himself, and the second-year hurler gave himself some high marks as well. "I think I threw every single one for a strike," Manaea said. "[My slider] was probably the best I've thrown in a couple years. "Last year was different because I wasn't on the team, and this year I'm a little more confident coming in and can work on things and not really have to worry about trying to impress everyone."
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