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Yankees general manager Brian Cashman confirmed Thursday that James Paxton (back) has been throwing simulated innings this month, Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports.

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Thursday that Aaron Hicks (elbow) has advanced to taking dry swings in addition to taking part in a throwing program, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Thursday that he doesn't think Aaron Judge (rib) will be back to full health and ready to play until "summertime," Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Marcell Ozuna could see significant action at designated hitter if the universal DH is part of a shortened MLB season, Gabriel Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Austin Riley would be one of Atlanta's primary options at designated hitter if the universal DH is part of a shortened MLB season, Gabriel Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Robinson Cano could see time at designated hitter for the Mets if a universal DH is part of a shortened MLB schedule, Deesha Thosar of The New York Daily News reports.

Justin Anderson (oblique) has resumed throwing off a mound, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

Griffin Canning (elbow) has been "ramping up intensity and volume," Jeff Fletcher of The Orange Country Register reports.

Shohei Ohtani (elbow) has been "ramping up intensity and volume," Jeff Fletcher of The Orange Country Register reports.

Josh Naylor is the "most obvious DH candidate" if a universal designated hitter is instituted for the 2020 season, Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports.

Robinson Cano has been biking and running for two hours a day in addition to throwing and hitting in a batting cage, Deesha Thosar of The New York Daily News reports. "It's been beneficial for me for sure," Cano said Tuesday. "Working out is my main focus right now. So I'm working on things and my legs feel strong right now. Just can't wait to go back on the field, and then play."

Wil Myers' strong spring was set off in part by a simplified approach at the plate, Bill Center of FriarWire reports.

Aaron Judge (rib) is likely to undergo another CT scan next week, and he's expected to need another after that, Brendan Kuty of NJ Advance Media reports.

Jung Ho Kang is expected to pursue a minor-league deal after his return to the Korean Baseball Organization was blocked by suspensions, Jason Lee of JaysJournal.com reports.

Jake Lamb could become Arizona's designated hitter if MLB adopts a universal DH for all teams in an abbreviated 2020 season, Mike Axisa of CBS Sports reports.

Brett Cecil (hamstring) is much more likely to avoid being designated for assignment if rosters are expanded significantly for the 2020 season as currently planned, Mark Saxon of The Athletic reports.

Dylan Carlson is considered "a lock" for the big-league club this coming regular season now that expanded rosters are strongly expected to be implemented, Mark Saxon of The Athletic reports.

Austin Romine could end up staying in Detroit past this season after making a strong impression in the offseason, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

Jon Lester said he wants to play with the Cubs in 2020 and 2021, and ultimately finish his career in Chicago, Tim Stebbins of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

Tyler Chatwood said he feels like he can carry momentum from a strong finish to 2019 and a good spring training into the regular season, Scot Gregor of the Chicago Daily Herald reports.