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Miguel Sano is scheduled to have stitches removed from his right heel March 28, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

Byron Buxton (face) will start in center field and bat ninth in Saturday's Grapefruit League game against the Orioles, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.

Aramis Garcia appears to have secured an Opening Day roster spot with the Giants after the team released Rene Rivera on Saturday, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.

Matt Joyce was traded from the Giants to the Braves in exchange for cash considerations Saturday.

The Giants released Rene Rivera on Saturday, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.

Justin Verlander and the Astros agreed to terms Saturday on a two-year, $66 million contract extension, Mark Berman of Fox 26 News Houston reports.

Kyle Farmer was called up from the Reds' minor-league camp Saturday and will be included on the team's Opening Day roster, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

Tyson Ross allowed three runs (two earned) over 5.1 innings in Friday's Grapefruit League game against the Braves. He gave up four hits and two walks while striking out three.

Niko Goodrum went 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI in Friday's Grapefruit League game against the Braves.

Jose Iglesias is slated to begin the regular season as the Reds' top shortstop, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Through 13 Cactus League innings, Tyler Chatwood has a 2.77 ERA and 2.8 BB/9.

Jose Quintana tossed six innings of one-run ball and picked up the win in Friday's Cactus League game against the Rangers. He allowed four hits and no walks, while striking out six.

Ben Zobrist went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's Cactus League game against the Rangers.

Scooter Gennett was diagnosed Saturday with a strained right groin and is expected to miss 8-to-12 weeks.

Manager Ned Yost said Alex Gordon likely won't play in the Royals' final two spring contests, but indicated the outfielder would be ready to go for the Opening Day game March 28 versus the White Sox, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.

Willie Calhoun reported to the Rangers' minor-league camp Saturday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

General manager Rick Hahn suggested Saturday that Eloy Jimenez would be included on the White Sox's Opening Day roster, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. "That decision as to final 25-man roster influences a lot of people, not just [Eloy]," Hahn said. "But I know both of us are certainly looking forward to Opening Day and Eloy getting started in his White Sox career."

Welington Castillo (back) will start at catcher and bat fifth in Saturday's Cactus League game against the Dodgers, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.

Joey Gallo (groin) isn't included in the Rangers' lineup for Saturday's Cactus League game against the Brewers.

Aaron Sanchez tossed six scoreless innings in Friday's Grapefruit League game against the Orioles, allowing only one hit and two walks while striking out three.