Jose Altuve and the Astros agreed to a five-year, $151 million extension Friday, Jon Heyman of FanRagSports.com reports.
Craig Kimbrel's (personal) availability for Opening Day is up in the air, Scott Lauber of ESPN.com reports.
Jeimer Candelario could be the Tigers' second hitter in the lineup this season, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
Manager Aaron Boone suggested that Tyler Wade almost certainly will break camp with the big-league club, Brendan Kuty of NJ.com reports.
Daniel Vogelbach has a good chance to make the active roster out of spring training even if Ryon Healy (hand) is healthy enough to play on Opening Day, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
Jason Vargas's X-ray on his glove hand was negative Friday, Matt Ehalt of The Bergen Record reports.
Ryon Healy (hand) is expected to play in a Cactus League game this weekend, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
Luke Bard has a decent chance to stick on the Angels' roster, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Mike Clevinger (illness) is expected to make his next start Sunday against the Mariners, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
Hanser Alberto (hamstring) is 2-for-8 with a double and two RBI since returning from injury on March 7.
Justin Nicolino is expected to make the Marlins' roster as either a starter or a reliever, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
Mike Marjama (foot) is in the lineup as the designated hitter Friday against the Rangers.
Miguel Sano (knee) is in the Twins' lineup for Saturday's game against the Pirates, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Randy Rosario is one of the finalists for the last spot in the Cubs' bullpen, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports.
Jason Vargas received X-rays on his glove hand after being hit by a comebacker in a minor-league game Friday, Matt Ehalt of The Bergen Record reports.
Randall Delgado (oblique) will not be ready for Opening Day, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic Arizona reports.
Oliver Perez gave up three runs on two hits (one a homer) and a walk in his one inning of work Thursday, seeing his ERA balloon up to 19.29 this spring.
Kennys Vargas was designated for assignment or release Friday.
Tyler Mahle threw five shutout innings Thursday against the Indians, allowing two hits without striking out or walking anyone, drawing praise from manager Bryan Price afterward, MLB.com's Anthony Castrovince reports. "He was sensational," Price said. "I don't think he could have done any better."
Jon Niese (shoulder) was released by the Rangers on Friday, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.