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Clay Buchholz gave up three runs on five hits and four walks while striking out four over 3.1 innings against the Pirates on Sunday. "Let's put it this way," manager Pete Mackanin said to PhillyVoice.com, "you can't honestly say he had a good spring but he was up close to 90 pitches today. Pitch-count wise he's doing fine. He hadn't pitched in nine days so I can understand his lack of command. Once he's into a rhythm, I think he'll be fine."

Impact

Making his first start since March 15 – he and his wife welcomed a child into the world last week – Buchholz struggled to locate with any consistency. He believes the control of his offspeed pitches will come, and Mackanin doesn't seem to be putting much stock into Buchholz's spring performance (5.94 ERA, 1.68 WHIP). Buchholz lines up to make one more Grapefruit League start before taking the hill in the Phillies' third regular season game, April 6 in Cincinnati.

Corey Seager (S, LAD)

Corey Seager (back) isn't satisfied with the quality of his swing, and he could stay back in Arizona when the team heads to Los Angeles for their final exhibition games later this week, Eric Stephen of SB Nation reports.

Impact

There are no reports of a setback with the shortstop's back, it just sounds like he isn't satisfied with his swing after missing the majority of spring training action. Seager has played in three minor league games this past week, and reportedly felt fine physically. If the Dodgers decide to hold their young star out of Freeway Series, it would simply be to get him more consistent at-bats in minor league camp, rather than a sign that they are planning on placing him on the disabled list to start the season.

Gregor Blanco is day-to-day with a strained oblique muscle, Nick Piecoro of AZCentral reports.

Impact

Per the report, Blanco's chances of making the Opening Day roster could be impacted by the ailment, which is undoubtedly a cause for concern when it comes to the former Giant and his potential career with the Diamondbacks. He hasn't exactly dazzled in 40 at-bats this spring (.225, two RBI, nine runs, four walks and nine K's), so it wouldn't be surprising if the oblique injury – especially if it keeps him out more than a day or two – causes him to plummet down Arizona's depth chart.

Eduardo Nunez (shoulder) returned to the starting lineup Sunday, going 1-for-4 with a pair of RBI as the team's designated hitter.

Impact

The Giants' starting third baseman has been battling shoulder issues this spring, but a pain-free return to action is a positive sign moving forward. Nunez is expected to return to his usual spot in the defensive lineup Thursday against the Athletics, according to Andrew Baggarly of The Mercury News.

Gregory Polanco (shoulder) was not in the lineup Sunday and GM Neal Huntington said it's too early to make a definitive statement about his Opening Day status, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports. "We'll see where we are. It's early in the process in terms of how they're feeling and how they bounce back," Huntington said in reference to Polanco and Chris Stewart (groin). "Let's see where we are as we get closer to the middle part of the week as we have to start making some decisions."

Impact

Polanco called his scratch from Saturday's lineup precautionary and continues to downplay the severity of the shoulder injury. However, the 25-year-old has battled shoulder issues in the past but and it sounds like the team wants to be absolutely sure of his health before penciling Polanco into the Opening Day lineup. He has logged 36 at-bats this spring between the WBC and Grapefruit League play.

Ty Blach started Sunday's tilt against the White Sox, going six innings while giving up two runs and striking out one.

Impact

It was just the lefty's second start of the spring, but his strong results and high pitch count (85) hint that the battle for the Giants' fifth starter spot may not be over. Matt Cain would be the logical choice for the organization when you factor in his contract and career of work, but his struggles on the mound this spring (8.10 ERA) and Blach's late push will make the decision a tough one. Even if he were to win the job, the 26-year-old offers more real world value to the Giants than he would to potential fantasy suitors due to his low strikeout rate and pitch-to-contact style.

Jarred Cosart was roughed up Sunday, giving up two runs on three hits while failing to make it out of the first inning of a loss to the Rockies.

Impact

The ugly outing came at a poor time for the veteran, who is currently battling for one of the Padres' final two rotation spots. Both Trevor Cahill (3.26 ERA) and Luis Perdomo (2.87 ERA) are currently outperforming the right-hander (6.14 ERA), but the latter still has minor league options, which could land him in Triple-A El Paso to begin the season. If that scenario plays out, then Cosart would gain some deep league value as a starting pitcher with a favorable home park.

Brett Cecil, who owns a 10.50 ERA and 2.33 WHIP over six spring innings, fired two scoreless innings across two appearances against the Marlins on Saturday and Sunday.

Impact

Cecil had struggled mightily in his third appearance on March 5 against the Mets, an outing in which he gave up six earned runs on four hits and two walks without recording a single out. However, he's largely settled down since that game, allowing just one earned run over his subsequent five appearances. That includes a pair of one-inning stints against the Marlins over the weekend, with Cecil pitching a clean ninth on Saturday in a loss and then earning his first hold of spring in Sunday's victory with a perfect seventh. He also recorded a strikeout in each appearance, and now has an 8:4 K:BB over his eight trips to the mound.

Dylan Covey will start the White Sox's final Cactus League game Wednesday, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Impact

Covey will get a chance to make a final impression on manager Rick Renteria and pitching coach Don Cooper after what was his best outing of the spring Saturday. If he fares well Wednesday, Covey could be the fill-in starter for Carlos Rodon.

Trevor Cahill gave up two runs (zero earned) over five innings Sunday, walking four and striking out eight in a split-squad win over the Cubs.

Impact

Both teams were rolling out split-squad lineups Sunday, so Cahill's outing came against a lot of Chicago "B" players. Still, it was another strong showing from the veteran, who lowered his Cactus League ERA to 3.26 through six appearances (five starts). The 29-year-old is tightening his grip on a potential rotation spot out of camp, needing to edge out one of either Jarred Cosart or Luis Perdomo for one of the Padres' final two spots.

Kevin Siegrist, who pitched a scoreless inning with one strikeout in Saturday's Grapefruit League loss to the Marlins, now has a 1.50 ERA over six spring frames.

Impact

Siegrist owns a .143 BAA and 0.83 WHIP as well, along with an 8:2 K:BB that rounds out what has been an outstanding spring. After racking up 45 holds – along with nine saves in spot closer duty – over the last two seasons, Siegrist looks primed for yet another season of robust usage as a valued left-handed component of the St. Louis bullpen.

Jake Marisnick homered in four at-bats Sunday against the Nationals.

Impact

Marisnick entered training camp talking about the amount of time he put into reinventing his swing during the offseason, but the light-hitting outfielder is batting just .216 (11-for-51) this spring. It's a good thing his glove is top notch and that he can run the bases, a skill-set that makes him a perfect fourth outfielder. He'll back up in left field and center, and we don't see him repeating the 118 games (85 starts) he played last season if all hands remain healthy.

Jandel Gustave and James Hoyt will battle for the final spot in the bullpen over the final week of spring training, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Impact

Each reliever will pitch at least once over the final three Grapefruit League games as well as an inning in one of the two exhibition games against the Cubs on Thursday and Friday in Houston. A decision is not expected to come until late in the week. From a pure numbers perspective, Gustave has been the better pitcher this spring, but the eventual winner will be the reliever who pitches more effectively against left-handers. That skill favors Hoyt and his split-fingered fastball.

Eddie Rosario went 3-for-3 in Sunday's spring training loss to Boston. He's 5-for-6 since returning from playing for Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic.

Impact

Rosario is set to begin the season as the starting left fielder. Rosario's woeful plate discipline leaves his batting average volatile, but the lefty hitter boasts the potential for double-digit home runs and stolen bases.

Scott Kazmir (hip) is not likely to open the season with the Dodgers, Andy McCullough of the LA Times reports.

Impact

Per the report, manager Dave Roberts "said it 'doesn't make sense' for (Scott) Kazmir to break camp in the rotation. He'll need time in rehab setting to get right." Kazmir's velocity has been down too far from his regular level, which necessitates the aforementioned rehab time. Based on the news, it seems likely that the 33-year-old will open the season with Triple-A Oklahoma City before making his official Dodger debut once he's back to normal.

Will Harris struck out all three batters faced in Sunday's game against the Nationals.

Impact

Harris has pitched two consecutive perfect innings, striking out five of six batters faced. As one of three Houston relievers to post double-digit saves in 2016, he's shown the ability to close out games. The first choice to save games in 2017 will be the same guy who finished in the closer's role last season, Ken Giles. Harris and Luke Gregerson, who saved three games for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic, will be available as fill-ins for Giles, who has blown 25 percent of his save opportunities the last two seasons.

Kyle Gibson threw six scoreless innings with four strikeouts in Sunday's loss to Boston to lower his spring training ERA to 1.59. Gibson will make a minor league spring start Friday and then start Minnesota's third game of the regular season on April 6, MLB.com reports.

Impact

Gibson altered his delivery in the offseason to help reduce shoulder pain and the new mechanics could point toward a bounceback season after a disappointing 5.07 ERA last year. He has just a 6.1 K/9 this spring, however, as he'll likely need to improve his strikeout rate to make a significant leap this year.

Charlie Tilson (foot) is expected to need at least a month to ramp up baseball activity after he's able to shed a walking boot, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Impact

The White Sox announced Sunday that Tilson would need to remain in a walking boot for another three weeks at least. Given that he didn't get in any spring training games and practice time has been limited by the foot injury, when he sheds the boot in mid-April, Tilson will be starting from scratch.

Blake Snell (2-2), who struck out three but gave up four earned runs on six hits and one walk over 4.2 innings in Saturday's loss to the Red Sox, threw his fastball with more conviction, Marc Topkin of The Tampa Bay Times reports.

Impact

Although Snell exhibited better control in terms of issuing only one free pass, he still threw 92 pitches and allowed a three-run home run to Pablo Sandoval. On the positive side, the young lefty did appear to have more confidence while deploying his fastball and also used his slider effectively. Snell noticed the difference in his approach while still acknowledging he has plenty of room for improvement. "I was happy with the way I attacked the zone,'' Snell said. "I felt like I took a stride, I felt like I was more into it, more believing in what I have, more aggressive. Definitely taking that positive, knowing there's a bunch I still need to work on.''

Kendall Graveman, who notched his second victory of spring against the White Sox on Friday by striking out seven over seven innings of five-hit, one-run ball, has been working on refining his cutter, Joe Stiglich of CSN Bay Area reports.

Impact

Oakland's Opening Day starter has looked up to the task this spring, as he now has a 2.29 ERA and sparkling 0.81 WHIP over 19.7 innings across five starts. Graveman has shown excellent control, as evidenced by a 16:3 K:BB, and a large part of that has been due to his trademark sinker hitting on all cylinders thus far. The 26-year-old has been focusing on getting his cutter up to the same level and was able to deploy it effectively on multiple occasions against a White Sox lineup that included Tim Anderson, Avisail Garcia and the hot-hitting Tyler Saladino.