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Lucas Giolito is dealing with a strained muscle in his rib-cage area and is expected to miss the first week of Cactus League action, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.

Yasmani Grandal will miss the first week of Cactus League contests with a mild calf strain, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.

Luis Urias's cast on his wrist was removed Friday, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.

Jonathan Villar is expected to play some center field this season, Craig Mish of FNTSY Sports Radio reports.

Marlins manager Don Mattingly indicated that Brandon Kintzler will be the team's primary closer this season, Craig Mish of FNTSY Sports Radio reports.

Keone Kela was confirmed as the Pirates' closer by manager Derek Shelton on Wednesday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

A.J. Puk is not currently on any specific innings limit, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.

Jesus Luzardo won't be on a specific innings limit this season, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.

Despite the fact Tatis was seen working in right field and said he would be open to playing the outfield, general manager A.J. Preller said unequivocally that Tatis will not play the outfield this spring, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Tatis said Wednesday that he was open to playing outfield this season, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Manager Mike Matheny said Wednesday that Salvador Perez (elbow) enters spring training without any restrictions, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.

Interim manager Ron Roenicke said Wednesday that Chris Sale's recent bout with the flu turned into a mild case of pneumonia, though the lefty "feels really good" after completing a throwing session Tuesday, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.

Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos said Wednesday that Cole Hamels (shoulder) won't be back to full health for Opening Day, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.

Rays senior vice president of baseball operations Erik Neander said "we want Wander to be in our plans this year" during the team's Fan Fest last weekend, Mari Faiello of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Kevin Pillar agreed Wednesday with the Red Sox on a one-year contract, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

Cole Hamels "irritated" his throwing shoulder during an offseason workout and will be shut down for three weeks before being re-evaluated, Gabe Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Jarrod Dyson agreed to a contract with the Pirates on Wednesday, pending a physical, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports. The deal is for one year, per Jeff Passan of ESPN.com.

Chris Sale is said to be fully healthy but is sick and will begin slowly to start spring training, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

Andrew Benintendi was mentioned alongside new teammate Alex Verdugo (oblique) by interim manager Ron Roenicke as a possible leadoff man following the trade of Mookie Betts to the Dodgers, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.

Alex Verdugo (oblique) was mentioned along with Andrew Benintendi as a possible leadoff man by interim manager Ron Roenicke, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.