Jake Peavy is still on Cardinals back burner according to a major league source.
The Cardinals are one of the teams poised to be buyer's at the upcoming deadline. They have an excess of outfield talent, and ideally would like to replace Carlos Martinez -- who's struggled mightily of late and isn't going deep into games -- at the back of the rotation. They have the goods to acquire just about anyone, but John Mozeliak isn't the type of GM typically willing to sell the farm for a vacation rental. ANALYST:
Hector Sanchez left Thursday's game after taking a foul tip to the neck.
We should get a better idea on Friday if this injury is serious or not, but even a brief absence could set Sanchez back in his roster battle with Andrew Susac. Susac is younger, and a better hitter and he could be useful in NL-only or if the Giants decide to play Buster Posey more at first base. Sanchez will never have much fantasy value regardless of role though he would probably be better for San Francisco's pitchers. Analysis: Steve Pimental
Ross Ohlendorf left Thursday's game with tightness in his right groin.
This isn't good news for Ohlendorf, especially after he's pitched so well this spring. Given his success, it seems as though the only way that he will be left off of the Rangers' Opening Day roster is if he is out for an extended period of time or has a setback. He will likely fill a long reliever role for Texas with the chance to make an occasional spot start. Analysis: David Kerr