Yasiel Puig Headshot

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said right field is Puig's job to lose, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

Added 02/17/17 12:15 pm (EST)
Sure, it's his to lose, but the spring competition is expected to be tight, with Andre Ethier, Franklin Gutierrez and, if healthy, Trayce Thompson (back), likely chiming in, as well. The enigmatic Puig has the talent to run with the gig, but his erratic performance hasn't done him any favors. Still, fantasy players can take a chance on him, thanks to his likely clearance-rack price.
Joey Rickard Headshot

Rickard is likely to bat leadoff against left-handed pitchers this season, PressBox.comreports.

Added 11:14 pm (EST)
Rickard is hitting .349 this spring with three home runs. He looks set to begin the season in a platoon with Hyun Soo Kim in left field. Rickard will get fewer at-bats as the right-handed hitter in the platoon.
Hyun-Soo Kim Headshot

Kim is likely to bat leadoff against right-handed pitchers this season, PressBox.comreports.

Added 11:10 pm (EST)
Kim is hitting .255 this spring (13-for-51) after struggling early in camp. He'll platoon in left field with Joey Rickard.
Tyler Glasnow Headshot

Glasnow struck out nine batters in four innings Saturday, allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits and one walk. "Towards the fourth inning was the best I've felt," Glasnow told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "My curveball started to take shape and the changeup and fastball were coming along. Good signs."

Added 11:10 pm (EST)
He showed a glimpse of the velocity that helped to make him a prospect in the minors, touching 97 mph in the first inning. While Glasnow lacked efficiency (he needed 82 pitches to complete four innings), he carried himself with confidence against a watered-down Detroit lineup. The Bucs haven't decided upon a fifth starter, but general manager Neal Huntington could offer insight during his radio show Sunday.
Seth Smith Headshot

Smith (hamstring) started in right field and went 2-for-3 in Saturday's spring training win over Minnesota.

Added 11:00 pm (EST)
Smith had been sidelined for much of the past two weeks dealing with a hamstring injury, but it looks like he'll be ready for Opening Day. mith is expected to handle the larger side of a platoon in right field.
Jose Dominguez Headshot

Dominguez was reassigned to minor league camp on Saturday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Added 10:45 pm (EST)
Dominguez finished the Cactus League with a 5.79 ERA along with three runs allowed on four hits and four walks over 4.2 innings.
Jeremy Hazelbaker Headshot

Hazelbaker is hitting just .174 (8-for46) with no home runs this spring.

Added 10:41 pm (EST)
Hazelbaker is on the roster bubble and looks unlikely to win a reserve outfielder role at this point. However, he could sneak on the roster if Yasmany Tomas has a setback to an oblique injury.
Mallex Smith Headshot

Smith is expected to make the Rays' roster and start when the regular season kicks off April 2 against the Yankees, Mark Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Added 10:35 pm (EST)
Colby Rasmus' groin injury has prevented him from playing in the field and may land him on the DL to start the regular season. That leaves Smith in position to start in left field until Rasmus is ready to return.
Patrick Corbin Headshot

Corbin will begin the season in the Arizona rotation with Archie Bradley moving to the bullpen, ArizonaSports.com reports.

Added 10:33 pm (EST)
Corbin and Shelby Miller won the final two spots in the rotation. Corbin has a 3.44 ERA this spring with an encouraging 17:3 K:BB in 18.1 innings.
Shelby Miller Headshot

Miller will begin the season in the Arizona rotation with Archie Bradley moving to the bullpen, ArizonaSports.com reports.

Added 10:30 pm (EST)
Miller has a 7.36 ERA this spring but an encouraging 18:4 K:BB in 11 innings. Miller's disasterous 2016 season (6.15 ERA) featured just a 6.2 K/9 and 3.7 BB/9.
Ketel Marte Headshot

Marte flew out in his only at-bat in Saturday's spring training loss to the Angels. He's hitting .261 (12-for-46) this spring and remains in the shortstop competition with Chris Owings and Nick Ahmed.

Added 10:15 pm (EST)
Owings is hitting .409 and looks like the leading candidate for the starting job but a decision may not come until next week. If he can show signs of getting on base at a clip closer to his 2015 level in Seattle, Marte could become a threat to overtake Owings for the starting job at short at some point this season.
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