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Luis Castillo
Individual workouts
PCincinnati Reds
May 28, 2020
Castillo was able to work out individually at Great American Ballpark on Wednesday for the first time since the facilities closed due to the COVID-19 crisis, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
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Andrew Knizner
Surpassed by Herrera?
CSt. Louis Cardinals  AAA
May 28, 2020
Knizner is viewed less as the organization's catcher of the future than Ivan Herrera, Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
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Ivan Herrera
Big expectations for future
CSt. Louis Cardinals  A
May 28, 2020
Herrera, who hit .222 (2-for-9) across five Grapefruit League games before spring training was suspended, was earmarked for a return to Double-A Springfield at some point in 2020 as the primary catcher, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
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Carlos Martinez
Should still be in rotation
PSt. Louis Cardinals
May 27, 2020
Martinez should still have a strong chance of remaining in the rotation during an abbreviated 2020 season due to the likelihood the Cardinals regularly deploying six starting pitchers, Ben Fredrickson of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
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Austin Barnes
Staying sharp during hiatus
CLos Angeles Dodgers
May 27, 2020
Barnes has been able to both hit and catch during the suspension of play, he stated in an interview with John Hartung of Spectrum SportsNet LA on Wednesday.
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Yasmany Tomas
Has path to ABs
DHArizona Diamondbacks  AAA
May 27, 2020
Arizona manager Torey Lovullo mentioned Tomas as a candidate to receive at-bats as a designated hitter in 2020 if MLB adopts a universal DH for both leagues, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.
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Brad Miller
Could spend time at DH
3BSt. Louis Cardinals
May 26, 2020
Miller has the most designated hitter experience on the Cardinals roster and could therefore be a candidate to frequently fill that slot if it is universally instituted for the 2020 season, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
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Rangel Ravelo
Likely strong DH candidate
1BSt. Louis Cardinals
May 26, 2020
Ravelo would be a natural candidate to frequently slot in at designated hitter if the position is instituted universally during an abbreviated 2020 season, Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
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Yadier Molina
No lock to finish as Cardinal?
CSt. Louis Cardinals
May 26, 2020
Molina, whose contract expires at the end of the 2020 season, is not a lock to finish his career in St. Louis, Mark Saxon of The Athletic reports.
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Dexter Fowler
Plentiful playing time early?
OFSt. Louis Cardinals
May 25, 2020
Fowler should have plenty of opportunities to prove worthy of consistent playing time early in an abbreviated 2020 season, Mark Saxon of The Athletic reports.
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Kris Bryant
Using technology to stay sharp
3BChicago Cubs
May 23, 2020
Bryant is utilizing technology in his home batting practice sessions to track data such as launch angle, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.
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Adbert Alzolay
Could make roster
PChicago Cubs  AAA
May 23, 2020
Alzolay is a candidate to make an expanded Cubs bullpen when the regular season is able to begin, Scot Gregor of the Chicago Daily Herald reports.
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Alec Mills
Could serve as sixth starter
PChicago Cubs
May 23, 2020
Mills could work as the Cubs' sixth starter when the regular season is able to begin, Scot Gregor of the Chicago Daily Herald reports.
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Paul DeJong
Working out in St. Louis area
SSSt. Louis Cardinals
May 21, 2020
DeJong, who initially remained in Jupiter, Florida when spring training was suspended, has been working out regularly in the St. Louis area for some time, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
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Kolten Wong
Working out regularly
2BSt. Louis Cardinals
May 21, 2020
Wong, who initially stayed behind in Jupiter, Florida when spring training was suspended, has been working out in the St. Louis area for some time, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
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Tommy Edman
Working out consistently
2BSt. Louis Cardinals
May 21, 2020
Edman has been in the St. Louis area for some time and consistently fielding groundballs as part of his regular workouts, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
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Taylor Trammell
Strong candidate for taxi squad
OFSan Diego Padres  AAA
May 21, 2020
Trammell could be placed on the Padres' taxi squad if a 2020 season takes places, Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports.
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Luis Campusano
Could make taxi squad
CSan Diego Padres  AA
May 21, 2020
Campusano is a candidate to be placed on the Padres' taxi squad if a 2020 season takes place, Dennis Lin 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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Luis Patino
Candidate for taxi squad
PSan Diego Padres  AA
May 21, 2020
Patino could be placed on the Padres' taxi squad for a potential 2020 campaign, Dennis Lin 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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Adam Kolarek
Staying sharp during hiatus
PLos Angeles Dodgers
May 21, 2020
Kolarek has been throwing a bullpen session "every third day or so" since the start of May, he stated in an interview with John Hartung of Spectrum SportsNet LA.
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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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Kevin Kramer
Opts for hip surgery
OFPittsburgh Pirates
Hip
May 20, 2020
Kramer underwent surgery last week to repair the labrum of his right hip, Stephen J. Nesbitt of The Athletic reports. He'll be sidelined for 4-to-6 months before resuming full baseball activities.
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MacKenzie Gore
Could advance to majors quickly
PSan Diego Padres  AA
May 18, 2020
Gore could be called up to the Padres "fairly quickly, if not right away" if there is a 2020 season, Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports.
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