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Drew Storen
Declared healthy
PKansas City Royals  NRI
February 15, 2019
Storen (elbow) passed his physical and is ready to compete for a spot on the major-league roster during spring training, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
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Drew Storen
Agrees to deal with Royals
PKansas City Royals  NRI
Elbow
February 15, 2019
Storen (elbow) agreed to a minor-league contract with the Royals on Friday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
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Dan Jennings
Signs with Angels
PLos Angeles Angels  NRI
February 15, 2019
Jennings signed a minor-league deal with the Angels that includes an invitation to major-league spring training, Robert Murray of The Athletic reports.
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Ryan Braun
First base role diminishes
OFMilwaukee Brewers
February 15, 2019
Braun is expected to see minimal time at first base for the Brewers in 2019, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
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Steven Duggar
Tabbed for top-two lineup spot
OFSan Francisco Giants
February 15, 2019
Duggar is expected to hit first or second for the Giants this season, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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Colin Poche
Making impression with Rays
PTampa Bay Rays  NRI
February 15, 2019
Poche received an invite to major-league spring training and is attempting to earn a spot in the Rays bullpen, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Ryder Jones
Hits for first time since surgery
1BSan Francisco Giants
February 15, 2019
Jones took batting practice Friday for the first time since September knee surgery, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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Matt Chapman
Takes 20 swings Friday
3BOakland Athletics
Shoulder
February 15, 2019
Chapman (shoulder) completed a 20-swing batting practice session Friday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Odubel Herrera
Not guaranteed starting spot
OFPhiladelphia Phillies
February 15, 2019
Herrera is in an open competition for playing time in center field and right field, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
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Dellin Betances
Expected back Monday
PNew York Yankees
February 15, 2019
Betances (personal) is expected to join the Yankees' camp Monday, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
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Kevin Newman
Ready for second season
SSPittsburgh Pirates
February 15, 2019
Barring a late acquisition, Newman is expected to either start at shortstop or serve as a backup middle infielder heading into the 2019 campaign.
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Steven Wright
No longer considered starter
PBoston Red Sox
February 15, 2019
Wright is viewed as strictly a reliever this season, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
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Yan Gomes
May be splitting catching duties
CWashington Nationals
February 15, 2019
Manager Dave Martinez said he plans to split catching duties between Gomes and Kurt Suzuki, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
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Walker Buehler
Starting spring slowly
PLos Angeles Dodgers
February 15, 2019
Buehler is being held back early in spring training but is expected to be up to speed by Opening Day, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
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Joe Ross
Unlikely to win rotation spot
PWashington Nationals
February 15, 2019
Ross starts spring training behind Jeremy Hellickson in the battle for the Nationals' fifth starter job and is expected to open in the minors, Brittany Ghiroli of The Athletic reports.
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Kurt Suzuki
Should split catching duties
CWashington Nationals
February 15, 2019
Manager Dave Martinez plans to split catching duties between Suzuki and Yan Gomes, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
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Erick Fedde
Expected to open in minors
PWashington Nationals
February 15, 2019
Fedde is not the favorite for the Nationals' fifth starter role and will likely open in the minors, Brittany Ghiroli of The Athletic reports.
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Jeremy Hellickson
Inside track on rotation spot
PWashington Nationals
February 15, 2019
Hellickson has the inside track on the Nationals' fifth starter spot, Brittany Ghiroli of The Athletic reports.
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Chris Davis
Delayed due to illness
1BBaltimore Orioles
Illness
February 15, 2019
Davis has been in Florida for a week but has yet to join his team due to bronchitis, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
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Jay Jackson
Joins Brew Crew
PMilwaukee Brewers  NRI
February 15, 2019
Jackson signed a minor-league deal with the Brewers that includes an invite to major-league spring training.
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Chaz Roe
Plays catch
PTampa Bay Rays
Back
February 15, 2019
Roe (back) played catch Friday and will soon resume a normal throwing program, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Francisco Lindor
Manager looking for quick return
SSCleveland Indians
Calf
February 15, 2019
Manager Terry Francona believes Lindor (calf) could return at the front end of his 7-to-9 week recovery timetable, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
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Yoenis Cespedes
Expects to return this season
OFNew York Mets
Heel
February 15, 2019
Cespedes (heel) believes he will return at some point this season, Tim Britton of The Athletic reports.
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Chris Owings
Set for sizable reserve role
OFKansas City Royals
February 15, 2019
Manager Ned Yost said Owings will have a fairly regular role in the Royals' lineup, Rustin Dodd of The Athletic reports.
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Mike Soroka
No restrictions this spring
PAtlanta Braves
February 15, 2019
Soroka will not be held back by his shoulder this spring and will take part in normal throwing sessions, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
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