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  • Bailey able to get work in despite rain

    Homer Bailey

    Rain on Monday cut short much of the Reds' normal activity, but starting pitcher Homer Bailey was able to get his work done in the bullpen. It was Bailey's second time on the mound as he returns from surgery on the flexor mass tendon near his right elbow.

  • Sharp Harvey focuses on curve in live BP session

    Matt Harvey

    This early in spring, live batting practice is an exercise inherently stacked against hitters. David Wright calls facing a game-ready pitcher "impossible" at a time when he and his peers are simply trying to rediscover their timing at the plate. So it was entirely unsurprising to Wright when Matt Harvey unleashed a tumbling curveball Monday and the third baseman not only swung through it, but dropped his shoulder, put his head down and half-whiffed, half-walked out of the batter's box.

  • Prince says 'everything is smooth' with swing

    Prince Fielder

    Wednesday against the Royals is the target date for Prince Fielder to play in his first game since May 16. At that point, the Rangers will start getting a real measure for where Fielder is at offensively in his return from surgery to repair a herniated disk in his neck.

  • Weiss: Tulo, CarGo ahead of schedule

    Troy Tulowitzki

    The comebacks of shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and outfielder Carlos Gonzalez from season-ending surgeries in 2014 have accelerated to the point that both could be in Cactus League games sooner than expected.

  • Tanaka faces hitters for first time in spring

    Masahiro Tanaka

    Right-hander Masahiro Tanaka, the $155 million starting pitcher who made only two starts after July 8 last season due to a partially torn ligament in his elbow, faced hitters for the first time Monday at George M. Steinbrenner Field.

  • Utley won't rush back from sprained right ankle

    Chase Utley

    Chase Utley did not work out with his teammates Monday and he will not play in at least the first week of Grapefruit League games because of a sprained right ankle, but he said there is no reason to be alarmed.

  • Wainwright throws 41 pitches in bullpen session

    Adam Wainwright

    Though still limited in running and agility work, Adam Wainwright received the go-ahead from the training staff and returned to the mound on Monday to throw his first bullpen session in 10 days. Wainwright threw 41 pitches in the session, describing it afterward as "exactly what I wanted it to be."

  • Wieters gets behind plate for first time since surgery

    Matt Wieters

    Matt Wieters crouched behind home plate at Ed Smith Stadium for the first two innings of the Orioles' intrasquad game Sunday afternoon, the first time he's caught a game since May 4.

  • Scioscia isn't banking on Richards for Opening Day

    Garrett Richards

    Garrett Richards' recovery from knee surgery continues to progress steadily, but Angels manager Mike Scioscia admitted what has become increasingly clear on Sunday morning: Richards will not be ready by Opening Day.

  • Fernandez throws first session since Tommy John surgery

    Jose Fernandez

    Marlins ace Jose Fernandez took another step in his rehab from Tommy John surgery on Sunday, when the right-hander threw a short bullpen session off the mound for the first time since last May.