Reds manager Bryan Price said Aroldis Chapman could throw live batting practice by the end of the teams upcoming road trip.
The news just keeps getting better and better each day, especially if you saw footage of the line drive and the circulating picture of the staples in his head. Live batting practice would be a great step for Chapman as it means that he'll be throwing more prior to his eventual activation from the disabled list. The plan is to still have him begin a rehab assignment at the beginning of May with a mid-month return.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Sean Marshall (shoulder) has resumed throwing from flat ground.
Marshall was shut down at the beginning of spring training with shoulder soreness, but has resumed throwing. Last June, Marshall underwent season ending shoulder surgery after making just 15 appearances in 2014. The only thing scarier than last season's 7.71 ERA is the fact that he has had some sort of shoulder injury in each of the last three seasons. Leave this guy off your draft board. Analysis: Colby Conway
Nathan Eovaldi has been working on improving his splitter during spring training.
Eovaldi is more of a thrower than a pitcher right now, but the Yankees are hoping he can develop into a mainstay in their rotation. Even though he hasn't had a winning season in his four year career, his velocity is hope for optimism. Eovaldi got knocked around a lot last year, but he doesn't walk many batters, something else the Yankees are excited about. Eovaldi is going late in drafts and there is some solid value to be had if he can take the next step forward. Analysis: Colby Conway