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Framber Valdez
Diagnosed with fracture
PHouston Astros
Finger
March 3, 2021
Valdez was diagnosed with a fractured left ring finger Wednesday, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.
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Framber Valdez
Injury considered serious
PHouston Astros
Finger
March 3, 2021
Valdez's finger injury is believed to be serious, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
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Trevor Rogers
Set for spring debut Friday
PMiami Marlins
March 3, 2021
Rogers will make his first Grapefruit League start of the year Friday against the Astros, Christina DeNicola of MLB.com reports.
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Cole Tucker
Late scratch Wednesday
OFPittsburgh Pirates
Hand
March 3, 2021
Tucker has been scratched from Wednesday's Grapefruit League lineup against the Rays due to a left hand contusion.
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Braxton Garrett
Velocity back up to begin spring
PMiami Marlins
March 3, 2021
Garrett was sitting in the low 90s with his fastball, topping out at 93 mph, during his Grapefruit League debut Tuesday, Jordan McPherson of The Miami Herald reports.
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Jacob deGrom
Spring debut set for Saturday
PNew York Mets
March 3, 2021
DeGrom will make his spring debut Saturday against the Astros, Tim Britton of The Athletic reports.
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Pablo Lopez
Looking to add fifth pitch
PMiami Marlins
March 3, 2021
Lopez has been working on a breaking pitch to add to his fastball, sinker, cutter and changeup, Jordan McPherson of The Miami Herald reports. "It can only help me," Lopez explained Tuesday after throwing two shutout innings in his first spring training appearance. "As a starting pitcher, your main focus is you have to go through the lineup three or hopefully four times, so the more good pitches you have that you feel comfortable throwing in any count, the more unpredictable you remain, which is a huge weapon. You don't want to fall into patterns. You don't want to become too predictable."
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Framber Valdez
Sustains finger injury
PHouston Astros
Finger
March 3, 2021
Valdez has suffered a finger injury and is being examined by team doctors, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
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Marcus Stroman
Showcases new pitch in spring debut
PNew York Mets
March 3, 2021
Stroman struck out two over two perfect innings in Tuesday's Grapefruit League start against the Astros, Deesha Thosar of The New York Daily News reports. He threw 30 pitches while mixing in a new split-finger changeup. "You never know until you throw it against hitters," Stroman said on finally using his new pitch. "It can feel filthy, it can feel nasty, it can feel like the best pitch ever. But until you actually get out there and throw it in a game and see how hitters react to it, I feel like you can't actually consider that pitch a weapon until you do so."
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Brad Hand
Looks good in BP session
PWashington Nationals
March 3, 2021
Hand threw 25 pitches in a batting practice session Tuesday, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports. "He threw the ball really, really well. So he's getting close to getting in a game here soon," manager Dave Martinez said afterwards.
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Stephen Strasburg
Set for sim game Wednesday
PWashington Nationals
Hand
March 3, 2021
Strasburg (hand) will throw two innings in a simulated game Wednesday, and could see his first Grapefruit League action of the year Monday, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports.
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Devin Williams
Another bullpen on tap
PMilwaukee Brewers
March 3, 2021
Williams is scheduled to throw his fourth bullpen session of the spring Thursday, Sophia Minnaert of Fox Sports Wisconsin reports.
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Matt Chapman
Could play third base Friday
3BOakland Athletics
March 3, 2021
Chapman could play third base during Friday's Cactus League matchup if he feels good after Wednesday's game, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Harold Ramirez
Reports to camp
OFCleveland Indians
March 3, 2021
Ramirez has reported to Cleveland's big-league camp and cleared intake procedures.
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Sean Murphy
Ramping up workload
COakland Athletics
Chest
March 3, 2021
Murphy (chest) has resumed hitting and catching, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
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Anthony Rendon
Making spring debut Wednesday
3BLos Angeles Angels
March 3, 2021
Rendon (undisclosed) is starting Wednesday's Cactus League matchup against the Rangers.
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Justin Lawrence
Officially cleared to play
PColorado Rockies  AAA
March 3, 2021
Manager Bud Black said Wednesday that Lawrence has officially been cleared to play following his 80-game suspension in 2020, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.
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Pedro Leon
Getting work at shortstop
OFHouston Astros  AA
March 3, 2021
Leon will be taking groundballs at shortstop this spring, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. "(Leon) looks good at shortstop," general manager James Click said. "Some guys you put out there and it looks mechanical. He has a smooth, natural action, good hands and has a cannon."
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Yordan Alvarez
Takes batting practice Wednesday
DHHouston Astros
Knee
March 3, 2021
Alvarez (knee) participated in on-field batting practice Wednesday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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James Norwood
Available Wednesday
PChicago Cubs
March 3, 2021
Norwood (shoulder) is available to pitch in relief during Wednesday's spring game against the Mariners, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports.
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Eric Sogard
Signs with Cubs
2BChicago Cubs  NRI
March 3, 2021
Sogard signed a minor-league contract with the Cubs on Wednesday, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports.
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Xander Bogaerts
Still time to build up
SSBoston Red Sox
Shoulder
March 3, 2021
Manager Alex Cora said Wednesday that there is still enough time to build Bogaerts (shoulder) up in time for Opening Day, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
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Bryan Mata
Dealing with triceps soreness
PBoston Red Sox  AAA
Triceps
March 3, 2021
Mata was scratched from relief work Wednesday due to right triceps soreness, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
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Jon Lester
Set for minor surgery
PWashington Nationals
Neck
March 3, 2021
Lester will have a thyroid gland removed and the team hopes he will be back pitching in a week, Matt Weyrich of NBC Sports Washington reports.
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Sixto Sanchez
Building up to game action
PMiami Marlins
March 3, 2021
Sanchez threw a bullpen session Wednesday and will throw one or two more live batting practice sessions before he makes his first start of the spring, Christina De Nicola of MLB.com reports.
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