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Manager Dave Martinez said that A.J. Cole has the "upper hand" in the battle for fifth spot in the Nationals' rotation, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

Drew Smyly (elbow) was put on the 60-day disabled list Friday.

Dylan Bundy (hamstring) is fully healthy heading into the 2018 season and was able to throw another bullpen Friday at spring camp, Rich Dubroff of PressBoxonline.com reports.

Randall Delgado has recovered from a right elbow injury that forced him to miss the last two-and-a-half months of the 2017 season, Nick Piecoro of azcentral.com reports.

Nathan Karns (forearm) is at full health with no restrictions heading into spring training, Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star reports.

Mitch Garver enters spring training as the leading candidate to win the backup catcher role behind starter Jason Castro with last year's backup Chris Gimenez signing with the Cubs in free agency, MLB.com reports.

Brad Miller (groin) has fully recovered from offseason core muscle surgery that addressed his groin and lower abdominals in late October, Marc Topkin of The Tampa Bay Times reports.

Manager Andy Green said that Jose Pirela is expected to win the starting job in left field and will also receive some reps at the keystone during spring camp, MLB.com's AJ Cassavell reports.

Alex Wood will receive X-rays after tweaking his ankle Thursday, MLB.com's Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

Ryan Garton underwent hip surgery to repair his labrum during the offseason and isn't expected to take the mound for a few more weeks, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

Ryon Healy is hopeful that he will be able to field groundballs by the last week in February, although there's no timetable for any hitting drills following hand surgery Wednesday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

Jesus Sucre made it to the Rays' spring training after missing the first three days due to visa issues, Marc Topkin of The Tampa Bay Times reports.

Jorge De La Rosa signed a minor-league contract with the Diamondbacks on Friday, which includes an invite to spring training.

Gerardo Parra underwent surgery Friday to remove a broken hook of the hamate bone in his right hand, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports. He expects to return around March 8-10.

Jason Vargas agreed to a two-year, $16 million contract with the Mets on Friday, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports.

The Angels hope that Shohei Ohtani (ankle, elbow) will be able to make two or three starts per week as a designated hitter, though manager Mike Scioscia noted the 23-year-old's greatest impact will come on the mound, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports. "He's probably going to influence our team more as a pitcher," Scioscia said. "But that's not to say he's not going to have a chance to make a difference on the offensive end, too."

Starling Marte (hand), who arrived to spring training three days early Thursday, says he's feeling more healthy after injury ended his Dominican Winter League prematurely, Rob Biertempfel of the Athletic reports.

Travis Wood had a pin inserted into his right index finger following a January bow-hunting accident and is unable to catch, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

Jandel Gustave (elbow) will have a limited workout plan with his throwing in spring training as he continues to recover from Tommy John surgery, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic Houston reports.

The Orioles placed Zach Britton (Achilles) on the 60-day disabled list Thursday, Eduardo A. Encina of The Baltimore Sun reports.