Padres general manager Josh Byrnes said Thursday that Maybin (biceps), who will not undergo surgery, may be able to return in four-to-six weeks, MLB.com reports. "Our doctors saw his diagnostics and talked to Cam and decided [recovery] will be healing and the rehab route before we get him back to activity," Byrnes said. "But the strong consensus was no surgery."
Phillips has been hitting in the second spot in the lineup so far this spring and projects to hit there during the season, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. "One of his strengths is that he's hit all over the lineup and he's been efficient. You get into the whole on-base question and so on and so forth. I think with this particular club, where he is right now in the two-hole is where I see him right now," manager Bryan Price said.
Coach Mike Zimmer hopes that the Vikings are able to bring Cassel back, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. "I would love to have Matt Cassel back, if Matt Cassel wants to be back," Zimmer noted Thursday. "I don't know if that will happen or won't happen. But we're going to find a quarterback somewhere. And if it's not Matt Cassel, then we'll find someone else...If Matt wants to come back, I'm sure that we'll get it worked out."