Jeremy Hazelbaker Headshot

Diamondbacks claimed Jeremy Hazelbaker off waivers.

Added 11/04/16 6:25 pm (EST)   Source
In 2016, Jeremy Hazelbaker played in 114 games for the Cardinals. In that span he averaged .235 which maintaining .295/.480/.775 (OBP/SLG/OPS). It's unclear yet how Hazelbaker will be used, but he has some nice potential and adds depth to the Diamondback outfield.
Brandon Belt Headshot

Belt crushed a three-run home run in Friday's win over the Rockies. It was his only hit in four at-bats.

Added 3:35 pm (EST)
The 28-year-old is quietly having a consistent spring, slashing .289/.340/.600 in 49 plate appearances. Quiet and consistent are also ways to describe the first baseman's offensive game. In his last three full seasons, Belt has averaged 17.3 homers, 72.3 RBI and 75.3 runs, numbers that seem to represent the baseline for what fantasy owners expect from their first baseman. The one aspect of his game that stands out from the rest is his ability to get on base at a high clip (.394 on-base percentage in 2016), which obviously inflates his value in leagues that incorporate that statistic. Barring an injury, we should expect more of the same from Belt in 2017.
Jhonny Peralta Headshot

An X-ray on Peralta's left knee came back negative Saturday and he does note expect to miss time, MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports.

Added 3:35 pm (EST)
He left Saturday's Grapefruit League game after fouling a pitch off his knee, and while he is sore, he appears to have avoided a fracture or serious contusion. Peralta is in the midst of a competition with Jedd Gyorko for the starting job at third base. The runner-up figures to get two or three starts each week in a utility role.
Michael Bourn Headshot

Bourn's timetable to return from a broken finger has been pushed back to late April "at the earliest," Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Added 3:33 pm (EST)
The veteran outfielder broke his right index finger earlier in the spring but was initially targeting a return within the first couple weeks of the season. However, after visiting a hand specialist Friday, Bourn's timetable has since been pushed back. With Bourn on the shelf for most of the first month of the season, the Orioles will be short on depth in center field options behind Adam Jones.
Jose Alvarez Headshot

Alvarez is considered a safe bet to make the Angels' bullpen, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

Added 3:13 pm (EST)
Alvarez is the best left-handed reliever on the Angels' roster, so it is no surprise that the team already considers him a part of the bullpen. The 27-year-old posted a 3.45 ERA and 1.50 WHIP over 57.1 innings last season, so he is not going to help you with your ratios. The southpaw generated 11 holds last season, and he should see his fair share of late-inning opportunities again, making him a cheap target for AL-only leagues that count holds.
Daniel Descalso Headshot

Descalso is hitting .296 with two home runs in 27 at-bats in Cactus League play, and appears poised to open the season as a utility option in Arizona.

Added 3:09 pm (EST)
He was playing for Team Italy in the World Baseball Classic, but has returned to Arizona to finish up spring training with the Diamondbacks. Descalso replaces Phil Gosselin as a player who can play all over the field, but is unlikely to ever see consistent at-bats.
Cam Bedrosian Headshot

Bedrosian threw a clean inning Friday, striking out two and walking none in a win over the Mariners.

Added 3:01 pm (EST)
The hard-throwing righty has been dominant this spring, tossing six scoreless innings with eight strikeouts to just one walk. With Houston Street (back) looking doubtful for the start of the season, Bedrosian is expected to open the year as the Angels' closer. If he can come anywhere close to last year's 1.12 ERA and 11.4 K/9, then he could conceivably run with the job all season.
John Gant Headshot

Gant exited Saturday's Grapefruit League game with right groing tightness, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

Added 2:56 pm (EST)
Gant completed just one inning of work, allowing two hits and a walk, but no runs. It's still unclear what the extent of the injury is, so consider him day-to-day until more information becomes available. The right-hander has allowed just two earned runs and compiled ten strikeouts in 11 innings of work this spring.
Jarrod Dyson Headshot

Manager Scott Servais says Dyson is dealing with hamstring fatigue, but could return to game action Monday, Shannon Drayer of MyNorthwest.com reports.

Added 2:42 pm (EST)
The 32-year-old has been dealing with sore legs for the past couple weeks, though Servais says he could have played through the fatigue. Dyson has been having a solid spring, hitting .333 and stealing five bases in 14 games. He's projected to be a big part of the Mariners' outfield this season once he gets back to full health.
Jhonny Peralta Headshot

Peralta left Saturday's Grapefruit League game after fouling a pitch of his knee, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

Added 2:35 pm (EST)
Peralta stepped back into the box following the incident, flying out to right field. Kolten Wong then replaced him on defense. The move may have been precautionary with Opening Day looming, but further evaluation should confirm the extent.
Michael Pineda Headshot

Pineda has been tabbed as the third starter, set to make his first start April 5 against the Rays, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

Added 2:33 pm (EST)
Manager Joe Girardi expressed his desire to not stack same-handed pitchers back-to-back if possible, so southpaw CC Sabathia was slotted in second ahead of Pineda to get a lefty following ace Masahiro Tanaka. At his most dominant, Pineda has shown flashes of being a top-tier pitcher, something he proved while working to 10.6 K/9 last season. The problem is that he's been unable to harness that ability on a consistent basis, as he posted a career-worst 4.82 ERA in 2016 and struggled keeping the ball in the yard. The potential is there, but at some point it may prove too late for the 28-year-old to fully take advantage of it.
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