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Micker Adolfo has been diagnosed with a sprained right ulnar collateral ligament and strained flexor tendon.

Adolfo will rest and rehab for now and will miss a minimum of six weeks. If that doesn't work and he needs Tommy John surgery, obviously his absence would be much longer. The 21-year-old is ranked by MLB.com as the team's No. 14 prospect and was added to the 40-man roster this offseason.
Feb 23 - 3:20 PM

Dodgers placed LHP Julio Urias on the 60-day disabled list with a torn anterior capsule in his left shoulder.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for waiver claim J.T. Chargois. Urias isn't expected to be ready to pitch until the second half after having shoulder surgery last June.
Feb 23 - 2:51 PM

Dodgers claimed RHP J.T. Chargois off waivers from the Twins.

Chargois, 27, has flashed big stuff when he's been healthy but has missed most of last years with elbow troubles. The Dodgers obviously thought he was worth a gamble.
Feb 23 - 2:49 PM

Carlos Rodon (shoulder) is not expected to make his season debut with the White Sox until June.

Rodon had arthroscopic surgery on his pitching shoulder last September. He's begun a throwing program, but the White Sox will understandably proceed extra cautiously with their left-hander. Rodon didn't pitch for the White Sox last season until June because of a biceps ailment.
Feb 23 - 2:14 PM

Luiz Gohara is nursing some groin tightness early on in spring training.

It's unclear at this point when Gohara might be cleared for game action. The big left-hander is competing for a spot in the Braves' rotation after holding a 4.91 ERA and 31/8 K/BB ratio over 29 1/3 innings with the big club last season.
Feb 23 - 2:10 PM

Ryder Jones will undergo an MRI after tweaking his right hamstring Thursday.

Jones says the hamstring is already feeling better after he received treatment, but the Giants will be careful here. He's competing for a bench job.
Feb 23 - 1:53 PM

Robert Murray of FanRag Sports reports that the Tigers have signed Francisco Liriano to a one-year, $4 million contract.

Murray says Liriano can earn $1 million more in incentives and will compete for a spot in the Tigers' rotation. The left-hander held a 5.66 ERA for the Blue Jays and Astros last season in what was his second straight disappointing year. Liriano is now 34 and could be used in relief if he's unable to crack the rotation.
Feb 23 - 1:50 PM

Robert Murray of FanRag Sports reports that the market for Francisco Liriano "is beginning to heat up."

It's unclear which teams might be in on Liriano, although it was reported earlier this offseason that the Astros were interested in bringing him back. The left-hander posted an ugly 5.66 ERA for the Blue Jays and Astros last season and he turned 34 during last year's World Series.
Feb 23 - 1:23 PM

Dustin Fowler (knee) is visiting his doctor in Chicago on Friday and hopes to be cleared for game action "soon thereafter," according to Athletics manager Bob Melvin.

Fowler ruptured his right patella tendon in his major league debut last June when he was with the Yankees, but his rehab has progressed without any bumps in the road to this point. The A's probably won't put too much on his plate this spring, but all signs point to him being ready for Opening Day and it's possible he'll win the center field job.
Feb 23 - 12:58 PM

Garrett Cooper was scratched from the Marlins' Grapefruit League lineup Friday due to right hamstring tightness.

It's not expected to keep Cooper out long. He's trying to win a bench job with the Marlins this spring.
Feb 23 - 12:37 PM

Jose Pirela got reps at second base during drills Friday.

Pirela has mostly been an outfielder with the Padres, but he has plenty of experience at second base and other infield positions and is expected to play often at the keystone this spring. It's possible he could push for the starting job there if he proves to be proficient enough defensively. Pirela is also in the running for the left field job.
Feb 23 - 12:23 PM

Yasiel Puig was scratched from Friday's Cactus League lineup due to hip soreness.

Puig was breaking in a new pair of cleats and it's believed that's what caused his hip soreness. He's expected to play Saturday.
Feb 23 - 12:19 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Twins "seem to prefer" Lance Lynn among the remaining free agent starting pitchers.

Heyman notes, however, that "there's still a gap in talks," with one Twins source telling him Lynn's asking price "hasn’t moved much, or enough, to this point." Minnesota seems to be content with their rotation for now after adding Jake Odorizzi, but they aren't ruling out addition upgrades if the cost reaches a certain level. Of course, many clubs would figure to have interest in Lynn if his demands drop significantly.
Feb 23 - 12:07 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Dodgers, Padres, Giants and Rangers "are believed to have interest" in Tim Lincecum.

Grant Brisbee of SB Nation has reported that Lincecum has a guaranteed contract offer from one club, but it's unclear but it's unclear at this point which team it is (he did rule out the Giants). The two-time Cy Young winner didn't pitch anywhere in 2017 after posting a 9.16 ERA and 2.37 WHIP in nine starts with the Angels in 2016.
Feb 23 - 12:00 PM

Ryan Raburn was scratched from the Nationals' Grapefruit League lineup Friday due to left side tightness.

The Nationals are calling the move precautionary, but you never want to mess around with a potential oblique injury this early in spring training. Raburn is in camp as a non-roster invitee.
Feb 23 - 11:56 AM



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