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Charlie Furbush declined his assignment and will opt for free agency.

Added 11/04/16 4:29 pm (EST)   Source
Charlie Furbush had left rotator cuff surgery in August and is not expected to pitch next season. Furbush posted a 4.02 ERA with the Mariners from 2011-15, but has failed to pitch in the Majors since the middle of 2015. Due to not being expected to play next season, he is not someone that should be on any rosters.
Chris Tillman Headshot

Tillman (shoulder) is expected to participate in fielding drills later in the week, Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sunreports.

Added 10:52 am (EST)
Tillman progressed to playing long toss late last week, but the expectation remains that he won't be ready in time for Opening Day. That said, he doesn't appear to have hit any snags as he works back from a shoulder issue, so he could make his season debut sometime in early-April.
A.J. Cole Headshot

Cole was sitting between 93 and 95 mph with his fastball during his first appearance of the spring Sunday, The Washington Post reports.

Added 10:48 am (EST)
The results weren't what he wanted -- he gave up four runs in 1.2 innings -- but given that Cole averaged 91.0 mph in the majors last season, a little extra juice can't hurt. If Max Scherzer's finger issue delays his start to the regular season, Cole could find himself at the back of the Nats' rotation on Opening Day despite the three games remaining on his suspension from last season, but first he'll need to show that he can maintain his new velocity while still getting some outs.
Tyler Glasnow Headshot

Glasnow pitched impressively Sunday, striking out six batters in two scoreless innings against Baltimore. He gave up just one hit and didn't walk a batter, Pirates Prospects reports.

Added 10:13 am (EST)
Management has intimated that Glasnow would need a tremendous spring to start the season in the big leagues and so far he's off to a great start. It's important to note that the big righty was pitching to the Orioles' starting lineup and not a legion of backups. Glasnow's fastball reached 97 mph, his curve buckled knees and his new-grip changeup stayed low in the zone. Perhaps most impressively, he didn't issue a free pass after walking hitters at a 5.2/9 clip for Triple-A Indy in 2016. There's still a good chance he'll begin the season in the minors, given he continues to work on his new change-up grip, shortened slide step and wind-up, but he made a great first impression Sunday.
J.D. Martinez Headshot

Martinez (pectoral) will man right field and bat in the cleanup spot in Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Braves.

Added 9:49 am (EST)
Martinez was only sidelined a couple of days with pectoral tightness, and his reentry into the lineup indicates he's fully recovered from the issue. Even though an injury-plagued 2016 season dinged his final numbers, Martinez still profiles as one of the game's top power bats. His .908 OPS last season was actually superior to what he provided in 2015, when he smacked a career-high 38 homers.
Nick Castellanos Headshot

Castellanos (illness) will start at third base and bat sixth in the lineup for Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Braves.

Added 9:46 am (EST)
The Tigers will get two of their big bats in the middle lineup back in action Monday, as both Castellanos and J.D. Martinez (pectoral) return to action after brief absences. Castellanos had something of a breakout season in 2016 with a .285 average to go with 18 homers and 58 RBI in 447 plate appearances last season, and if he can enjoy better health in 2017, he could raise his numbers to even greater heights.
Taylor Motter Headshot

Motter (back) will play second base and bat seventh in the lineup in Monday's Cactus League game against the Royals, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

Added 9:42 am (EST)
Motter was sidelined for a few days of camp with a sore back, but his return to the lineup Monday suggests it was only a minor issue. The 27-year-old is expected to vie for a utility role with the Mariners during spring training, primarily competing with Shawn O'Malley for those duties.
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Peralta is in the lineup for Monday's Cactus League game against the Reds, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.

Added 9:22 am (EST)
Peralta's start to spring training was delayed due to visa issues, but he rejoined the team a few days ago and didn't fall too far behind the rest of the team in workouts. The 29-year-old appears poised to open the season as the team's everyday right fielder and could make for a good bargain on draft day after injuries derailed his 2016 campaign.
Steven Wright Headshot

Wright (shoulder) threw a 45-pitch side session Sunday, Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

Added 8:52 am (EST)
The knuckle-balling Wright is scheduled for his first live batting practice session later this week and is on pace to be ready for the start of the regular season.
Drew Pomeranz Headshot

Pomeranz (elbow) threw a 45-pitch side session Sunday, Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

Added 8:50 am (EST)
Pomeranz is scheduled later this week for his first live batting practice session and is on pace to be ready for the start of the season.
Rick Porcello Headshot

Porcello threw 37 pitches over two simulated innings Sunday, Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

Added 8:46 am (EST)
Porcello threw mainly fastballs, focusing on the execution of his sinkers to both sides of the plate. He said he's on a five-day routine, which puts him on schedule to pitch Opening Day on April 3 against the Pirates.
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