Juan Ciriaco Headshot

Juan Ciriaco signed a minor league contract with the Giants.

Added 11/04/16 10:51 pm (EST)   Source
Ciriaco posted a decent .269/.326/.398 slash line with Triple-A Fresno last season, but given the fact that he's 33 years old, he'll likely continue acting as an organizational depth piece for San Francisco.
Matt McBride Headshot

McBride (back) went 2-for-3 with a double and a homer in Wednesday's Cactus League game.

Added Yesterday 11:28 pm (EST)
McBride missed most of spring with a lat strain. He is 3-for-12 with a homer and five strikeouts. The 31-year-old will serve most of the year as organizational depth.
Carlos Gomez Headshot

Gomez (shoulder) went 2-for-4 as the Rangers' DH in Wednesday's Cactus League game.

Added Yesterday 11:15 pm (EST)
Gomez played in a Cactus League game for the first time in over a week, though the Rangers chose to ease him back into things by only allowing him to hit. The 31-year-old's two hits brought his spring slash line to .375/.417/.813. He should see the field in the remaining exhibition games, and assuming all goes well, he's expected to open the season as the Rangers' starting center fielder.
Shane Peterson Headshot

Peterson was reassigned to minor-league camp Wednesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Added Yesterday 11:09 pm (EST)
The 29-year-old outfielder finished spring with a .229 average, double, two home runs and five RBI. Peterson, who has a minor-league career that dates back to 2008, slashed .259/.324/.353 over 225 plate appearances with the Brewers back in 2015 in what is his only major-league stint to date. He's likely to start the 2017 campaign in Triple-A Durham and could be a potential call-up later in the season if outfield injuries crop up.
Steve Selsky Headshot

Selsky, who was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket earlier this week, is a candidate to make Boston's roster as the 25th man, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports. Marco Hernandez is also in the mix.

Added Yesterday 11:03 pm (EST)
Josh Rutledge appeared to have the edge for the final roster spot, being a right-handed hitting utility infielder that could complement Pablo Sandoval at third base or Mitch Moreland at first while Hanley Ramirez is unable to play the field early in the season. But Rutledge suffered a hamstring injury Tuesday and will start the season on the 10-day disabled list. Enter Selsky, a right-handed batter who can play first base and has done some work at third this spring. He probably has the edge over the lefty-hitting Hernandez, though Hernandez has more third base experience and, as someone that hits both lefties and righties well, could complement Sandoval.
Drew Pomeranz Headshot

Pomeranz allowed three runs on five hits and two walks while striking out four over four innings Wednesday against the Twins, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports.

Added Yesterday 10:34 pm (EST)
Pomeranz had been expected to throw five innings Wednesday, but four was all he could fit over 76 pitches. After locking in his mechanics during his previous start, Pomeranz found himself rushing his delivery Wednesday. He'll remain in Fort Myers (Fla.) and throw in a minor-league game next Monday, an event manager John Farrell described as "important for Drew." It sounds like the manager wants to see some improvement next Monday and won't "rubber-stamp" him as the fifth starter next week.
Tyler Saladino Headshot

Saladino returned to action Wednesday after missing one game with a wrist injury, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Saladino started at second base and batted leadoff, going 2-for-2 with a leadoff home run against the Padres.

Added Yesterday 10:11 pm (EST)
Saladino was hit by a pitch on the wrist Monday, but was able to turn around rather quickly. That's good news for the 27-year-old who will begin the 2017 as the White Sox's primary second baseman and will get "a significant amount of time" there according to manager Rick Renteria. It's uncertain whether or not Saladino sticks as the leadoff hitter when the regular season opens.
Anthony Swarzak Headshot

Swarzak and Dylan Covey are both in the mix to take the rotation spot of Carlos Rodon (biceps) who will miss at least the first turn of the rotation in the regular season, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Added Yesterday 9:56 pm (EST)
Covey started Wednesday's Grapefruit League finale and thew one scheduled inning followed by Swarzak who threw two innings. Each hurler gave up a homer. What appeared to be a one-game cameo a week ago changed when Rodon was scratched from a start with what was diagnosed as bursitis. There could be more than one fill-in start for the Covey/Swarzak winner.
Michael McKenry Headshot

McKenry was reassigned to minor-league camp Wednesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Added Yesterday 9:52 pm (EST)
The veteran backstop had no realistic shot of making the 25-man roster with a plethora of candidates (Luke Maile, Curt Casali and Jesus Sucre) already ahead of him before the Rays added Derek Norris. McKenry had hit just .125 with two doubles and two RBI over 36 spring plate appearances.
Dylan Covey Headshot

Covey gave up a two-run home run in his only scheduled inning Wednesday.

Added Yesterday 9:47 pm (EST)
Covey is expected to make the roster and is still in the mix to fill in for starter Carlos Rodon who will miss at least one start due to a biceps injury. Anthony Swarzak, who allowed a run in two innings Wednesday, is the other candidate to start for Rodon.
Charlie Morton Headshot

Morton threw about 95 pitches in a minor-league game Wednesday, his final outing before he starts next Wednesday against the Mariners, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Added Yesterday 9:33 pm (EST)
Morton allowed just two earned runs and struck out 17 batters over 17.1 spring innings. The 33-year-old right-hander is not known for his power arm, but Morton experienced increased velocity this spring, continuing a trend he showed last year in Philadelphia before suffering a season-ending injury in April.
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