Jharel Cotton will compete for a spot in Oakland's starting rotation during spring training, Martin Gallegos of The Mercury News reports.
Ozzie Albies is expected to bat second for the Braves this season, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Zach Eflin (shoulder) said Monday that he had a normal offseason and won't face any limitations in spring training, Matt Gelb of The Athletic Philadelphia reports. "I was able to focus on things I need to get better at as opposed to just trying to get healthy," Eflin said, when asked about his offseason program. "Now that I'm healthy, I'm able to participate in everything and actually feel like I'm growing and getting stronger. It all feels like it's coming together."
Matt Strahm has impressed the Padres' brass in his bullpen sessions early on during spring training, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
Jon Lester said last weekend that he's in full health and feels as good as ever entering spring training, Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Robert Stephenson is being held back in spring by a "crick" in his neck, John Fay of Cincinnati.com reports.
Ketel Marte is in the mix for a starting role in the middle infield, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.
Cesar Hernandez's job seems safe for the moment as the Phillies are working to increase top prospect Scott Kingery's positional flexibility, The Athletic reports.
Nick Ahmed (wrist) is in the mix for a starting job in the middle infield, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.
Brandon Drury will have to compete for innings at second base this spring, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.
Neftali Feliz has not arrived at spring training yet due to issues with his visa, Nick Piecoro of AzCentral.com reports.
Andrew Heaney (shoulder) is a front-runner for a rotation spot heading into the 2018 season, Maria Guardado of MLB.com reports.
Greg Bird is seen as an "impact middle of the order hitter" by manager Aaron Boone, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.
Manager Aaron Boone said Tyler Austin is the Yankees' clear No. 2 option at first base behind Greg Bird, Brendan Kuty of NJ.com reports.
Jacob Faria is expected to be a part of the Rays' four-man Opening Day rotation, Bill Chastain of MLB.com reports.
Tyler Skaggs is expected to start the 2018 season in the big-league rotation, Maria Guardado of MLB.com reports.
Jorge Bonifacio is currently positioned to share time in right field and at DH with Jorge Soler, the Kansas City Star reports.
Blake Snell is expected to be a part of the Rays' four-man Opening Day rotation, Bill Chastain of MLB.com reports.
First-year Nationals manager Davey Martinez said earlier in the offseason that he intends to deploy Brandon Kintzler as the team's primary seventh-inning man in 2018, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
Billy Burns is competing with Paulo Orlando for the Royals' starting center field job this spring, the Kansas City Star reports.