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Matt Chapman (shoulder) completed a 20-swing batting practice session Friday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Odubel Herrera is in an open competition for playing time in center field and right field, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.

Barring a late acquisition, Kevin Newman is expected to either start at shortstop or serve as a backup middle infielder heading into the 2019 campaign.

Manager Dave Martinez said he plans to split catching duties between Yan Gomes and Kurt Suzuki, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

Walker Buehler is being held back early in spring training but is expected to be up to speed by Opening Day, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

Manager Terry Francona believes Francisco Lindor (calf) could return at the front end of his 7-to-9 week recovery timetable, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Yoenis Cespedes (heel) believes he will return at some point this season, Tim Britton of The Athletic reports.

Luis Severino signed a four-year, $40 million contract with the Yankees on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.

Michael Fulmer lost his arbitration case Friday, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.

New manager David Bell said Friday that Raisel Iglesias won't be used strictly in the traditional closer role, John Fay of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. "He'll be used in the most important spots in the game," Bell said. "We don't want to limit him."

The Yankees plan to bring Troy Tulowitzki along slowly during spring training and into the regular season, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

Manager Craig Counsell said Erik Kratz is currently Milwaukee's third string catcher, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Alex Bregman (elbow) hit, threw and fielded groundballs Thursday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Jacob deGrom was named the Mets' Opening Day starter Thursday, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.

Max Kepler signed a five-year, $35 million extension with the Twins on Thursday that includes an option, Jon Heyman of FancredSports.com reports.

Charlie Blackmon is expected to move to left field for the 2019 season, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.

Matt Chapman (shoulder/thumb) will progress to taking batting practice Thursday, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.

Jorge Polanco agreed to a five-year, $25.75 million extension with the Twins on Thursday that includes two option years, Jim Bowden of The Athletic reports.

Curt Casali had hip surgery over the offseason, but he's expected to be ready for Opening Day, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Gary Sanchez (shoulder) will get back to playing in games during the second week of the spring training schedule, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.