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Trea Turner
Primed to run more
SSWashington Nationals
February 19, 2019
Manager Dave Martinez said he talked to Turner about attempting to steal more bases in 2019, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
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Andrew Knapp
Favorite for backup gig
CPhiladelphia Phillies
February 19, 2019
Manager Gabe Kapler said Monday that Knapp is in the "driver's seat" for the Phillies' backup catcher spot, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
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Cesar Hernandez
Could stick as leadoff man
2BPhiladelphia Phillies
February 19, 2019
Manager Gabe Kapler labeled Hernandez as "an ideal leadoff hitter" earlier in spring training, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports.
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Amed Rosario
Likely hitting eighth
SSNew York Mets
February 19, 2019
Manager Mickey Callaway said Rosario will likely hit eighth, Matt Ehalt of The Bergen Record reports.
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Sandy Alcantara
Taking hill for exhibition opener
PMiami Marlins
February 19, 2019
Alcantara will start the Marlins' Grapefruit League opener Saturday versus the Cardinals, Andre Fernandez of The Athletic reports.
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Dominic Smith
Outfield experiment ends
1BNew York Mets
February 19, 2019
Smith will only play first base this spring, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
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Yu Darvish
Live batting practice goes well
PChicago Cubs
February 19, 2019
Darvish (elbow) sat 92 to 94 mph in a live bullpen session Tuesday and felt good afterwards, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports.
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Mike Montgomery
Nearing return to mound
PChicago Cubs
Shoulder
February 19, 2019
Montgomery (shoulder) is expected to throw off a mound this weekend, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.
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Manny Machado
Signs with San Diego
SSSan Diego Padres
February 19, 2019
Machado signed with the Padres on Tuesday, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.
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Brent Suter
Placed on 60-day injured list
PMilwaukee Brewers
Elbow
February 19, 2019
Suter (elbow) was moved to the 60-day injured list Tuesday, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
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Johnny Cueto
Throws from 45 feet
PSan Francisco Giants
Elbow
February 19, 2019
Cueto threw from 45 feet Monday, his first time throwing since undergoing Tommy John surgery in August, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
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Sean Rodriguez
Tears meniscus
2BPhiladelphia Phillies  NRI
Knee
February 19, 2019
Rodriguez tore his meniscus Tuesday and could require surgery, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
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Kevin Kramer
Likely to start in minors
2BPittsburgh Pirates
February 19, 2019
Kramer is unlikely to crack the Opening Day roster because of a crowded middle infield picture, DK Pittsburgh Sports reports.
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Carlos Martinez
Shut down for two weeks
PSt. Louis Cardinals
Shoulder
February 19, 2019
Martinez (shoulder) will not be allowed to throw for two weeks, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.
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Will Craig
Already in playing shape
1BPittsburgh Pirates  AA
February 18, 2019
Craig is expected to play first base for Triple-A Indianapolis in 2019, DK Pittsburgh Sports reports.
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Garrett Hampson
Will compete for starting job
SSColorado Rockies
February 18, 2019
Hampson will have to battle with Ryan McMahon during spring training for the starting job at second base, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
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Ryan McMahon
In competition for starting gig
1BColorado Rockies
February 18, 2019
McMahon will have a chance to win the starting job at second base during spring training, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
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Paco Rodriguez
Agrees to MiLB deal
PSan Diego Padres  AAA
February 18, 2019
Rodriguez signed a minor-league deal with the Padres on Monday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.
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Matt Kemp
First base unlikely
OFCincinnati Reds
February 18, 2019
Kemp is unlikely to be part of the Reds' first base picture, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports. "We hope Joey (Votto) plays every day for the most part, but I think there's going to be some thought to making sure he's strong all the way through," manager David Bell said. "Matt Kemp has never played there. I know we talk about moving positions a lot and try to talk about how possible it is because I believe that, but that's a tough thing. At this point in his career, to have never played the position, that would be a big ask."
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Joey Votto
Swing adjustments
1BCincinnati Reds
February 18, 2019
Votto spent the offseason analyzing his swing to find out why his power dropped off, and believes that the issue was mechanical and not a matter of physical strength, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports. "I thought there was something in my swing, the angle as it came through the zone," Votto said. "A lot of my hard-hit balls were poorly directed. I think it was very much a mechanics thing and not a physical thing."
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Jesse Winker
Heavy playing time expected
OFCincinnati Reds
February 18, 2019
Reds manager David Bell said Monday that he expects Winker to get 500-plus at-bats, the John Fay of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. "Not so much does he need it. . ." Bell said. "He does need to continue to develop, but we want him to contribute at that level and as an everyday player. Again, it's challenging having a lot of guys that can contribute, but I'm confident that it will work out. I really am. He's going to be a big part of what we're doing."
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Ben Zobrist
Absent for personal reasons
2BChicago Cubs
Personal
February 18, 2019
Zobrist has yet to report to camp due to personal reasons, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports.
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Travis Shaw
Could stick at third base
2BMilwaukee Brewers
February 18, 2019
Shaw said he expects to play third base, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
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Mike Moustakas
Could play second base
3BMilwaukee Brewers
February 18, 2019
Moustakas will get looks at second base this spring, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
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Adam Frazier
Ready for regular action
2BPittsburgh Pirates
February 18, 2019
Frazier is set to start the 2019 season as the team's everyday second baseman.
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