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Yoshihisa Hirano
Participates in Peoria workout
PSeattle Mariners
May 26, 2020
Hirano was present for the re-start of workouts at the Mariners' spring facility in Peoria, Arizona on Tuesday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
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Jose Alvarado
Looking to erase '19
PTampa Bay Rays
May 22, 2020
Alvarado is one of several Rays players with plenty to prove in 2020, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports.
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Ryan Helsley
Remains honed in during shutdown
PSt. Louis Cardinals
May 21, 2020
Helsley has been able to keep track of key individual metrics with the use of a Rapsodo pitching unit during his throwing sessions while spring training has been suspended, Mark Saxon of The Athletic reports.
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Blake Treinen
Could fill flexible relief role
PLos Angeles Dodgers
May 21, 2020
Treinen could be used as a setup man, high-leverage middle reliever and occasional closer during a potential 2020 season, Cary Osborne of Dodger Insider reports.
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Kenley Jansen
Staying ready during hiatus
PLos Angeles Dodgers
May 20, 2020
Jansen has been working out "every day" and throwing occasional bullpens in anticipation of a resumption of play, he stated in an interview with John Hartung of Spectrum SportsNet LA.
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Jordan Hicks
Could be 'key member' of staff
PSt. Louis Cardinals
Elbow
May 14, 2020
Hicks (elbow), who could return from Tommy John surgery shortly after the start of the proposed abbreviated regular season, may play an integral relief role according to president of baseball operations John Mozeliak, Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. "Given the circumstances of the season, the likelihood of his being able to contribute are a lot different than had it been a normal year," Mozeliak said. "There is some optimism that if we do have a season, he'll have some way of being a key member of it."
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Corey Knebel
Limited to side sessions in rehab
PMilwaukee Brewers
Elbow
May 5, 2020
Knebel (elbow) has yet to advance beyond throwing bullpen sessions during his rehab program from last year's Tommy John surgery, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
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Andrew Miller
Conquers injury concerns
PSt. Louis Cardinals
April 30, 2020
Miller is considered to be fully over the vague mechanical concerns he was experiencing during spring training, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
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Jordan Hicks
Throwing off mound
PSt. Louis Cardinals
Elbow
April 30, 2020
President of baseball operations John Mozeliak said Thursday that Hicks (elbow) has advanced to throwing 30-pitch bullpen sessions of "moderate intensity" in recent weeks, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
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Zack Britton
Buying in on slider
PNew York Yankees
April 29, 2020
Britton improved his command in the middle of the 2019 by committing to his slider more often, Pete Caldera of NorthJersey.com reports.
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Jordan Hicks
Faces unique challenges for return
PSt. Louis Cardinals
Elbow
April 28, 2020
Hicks (elbow) remains on track to be healthy by some point in July, but his timeline for a return could be affected by multiple factors, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
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John Brebbia
Trying to stick to routine
PSt. Louis Cardinals
April 27, 2020
Brebbia is trying to stick to as strict a routine as possible while confined to his home during the current shutdown, Benjamin Hochman of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. "It's the St. Louis Cardinals," Brebbia said by phone Sunday. "We are staying as prepared as possible, no matter what. Baseball will happen again. And when it does, we want a ring on our finger."
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Craig Kimbrel
Negative impact from short spring?
PChicago Cubs
April 22, 2020
Kimbrel was slated to do most of his spring training work toward the end of camp but will instead need to ramp up quickly whenever the regular season is able to begin, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.
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Archie Bradley
Working out at home
PArizona Diamondbacks
April 18, 2020
Bradley built a full weight room that includes a pitching mound at his ranch in Oklahoma, Kevin Zimmerman of Arizona Sports reports.
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Matt Magill
Back to health
PSeattle Mariners
Shoulder
April 17, 2020
Mariners pitching coach Pete Woodworth confirms Magill, who was dealing with a shoulder injury to begin spring camp, is now healthy, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
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Steve Cishek
Keeping arm in shape
PChicago White Sox
April 17, 2020
Cishek is working out at home, using a mound he ordered, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
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Yusmeiro Petit
Candidate for setup role
POakland Athletics
April 16, 2020
Petit is a candidate to assume primary right-handed setup duties this season, John Hickey of SI.com reports.
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Jeremy Jeffress
Likely to fill setup role
PChicago Cubs
April 16, 2020
Jeffress will likely team with Rowan Wick as setup options ahead of Cubs closer Craig Kimbrel, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.
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Ty Buttrey
Tosses bullpen session Tuesday
PLos Angeles Angels
April 14, 2020
Buttrey threw a 20-pitch bullpen in Florida on Tuesday and has been training every day during the week, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
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Giovanny Gallegos
Hit to cumulative '20 save chances?
PSt. Louis Cardinals
April 13, 2020
Gallegos remains the Cardinals' projected closer to open the season, but top ninth-inning option Jordan Hicks (elbow) is helped by the current shutdown the longer it extends, Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
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Dan Altavilla
Trending toward roster spot
PSeattle Mariners
April 11, 2020
Altavilla was projected to secure a bullpen spot on the Opening Day roster when spring training was suspended, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
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Darwinzon Hernandez
Possible future closer
PBoston Red Sox
April 11, 2020
Hernandez could evolve into the Red Sox's closer in 2021, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
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Trevor Rosenthal
Impressed Royals brass
PKansas City Royals
April 10, 2020
Rosenthal separated himself as one of the team's best relievers in camp, according to general manager Dayton Moore, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.
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Ryne Stanek
Faring well in recovery
PMiami Marlins
Back
April 9, 2020
Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill said Thursday that Stanek has responded well while receiving treatment for his lower-back injury in Tampa, Craig Mish of SportsGrid.com reports.
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Yoshihisa Hirano
Projected to make roster
PSeattle Mariners
April 9, 2020
Hirano is likely to make the Opening Day roster, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.
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