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Guillermo Heredia continues to progress from a shoulder injury, but his status remains uncertain for Opening Day, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

Johnny Cueto is set to participate in long-toss sessions over the next few days before getting back to the mound, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.

AJ Ramos is behind Jeurys Familia in the closer pecking order, Matt Ehalt of The Bergen Record reports.

Grant Dayton (elbow) was put on the 60-day DL on Wednesday.

Chris Stewart signed a one-year major-league contract with the Braves on Wednesday.

Aaron Judge will take it easy during the first couple weeks of spring training after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder in November, Brendan Kuty of NJ.com reports.

Daniel Hudson was unable to throw his scheduled bullpen Wednesday after suffering a sprained ankle while jogging, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.

Mets pitching coach Dave Eiland said Wednesday that Jeurys Familia will likely get most of the saves, Matt Ehalt of The Bergen Record reports.

Troy Tulowitzki could miss a little time at the beginning of spring training due to a bone spur in his heel, MLB.com's Gregor Chisholm reports.

Manager Bob Melvin said Wednesday that Blake Treinen (finger) will be the A's closer heading into the 2018 season, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Junior Lake signed a minor-league deal with the Mariners on Wednesday, which includes an invitation to spring training, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

Dave Dombrowski, Boston's President of Baseball Operations, stated that Steven Wright may not be available by Opening Day following his knee surgery in May of 2017, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

Martin Perez (elbow) was able to throw a couple bullpen sessions in the past week and remains on schedule to be ready for Opening Day, TR Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

Michael Conforto (shoulder) has been cleared to play catch during the club's spring camp but remains unable to begin swinging, Matt Ehalt of The Record reports.

Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein told 670 The Score Chicago on Wednesday that Brandon Morrow will be the team's closer this season. "We think he's got electric stuff. He's at the point in his career where he's figured it out."

Phil Hughes (shoulder) is at full health going into the 2018 season, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

Francisco Cervelli, who was shut down in August due to an assortment of injuries, is healthy heading into spring training, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. "I feel good and ready to go," the catcher said Tuesday.

Michael Feliz is expected to serve as a bridge or setup man, though his showing in spring training will help determine his specific duties, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

The Red Sox will send a scout to watch Tim Lincecum's scheduled workout Thursday, Sean McAdam of the Boston Sports Journal reports.

The Diamondbacks confirmed that they will employ a humidor at Chase Field in 2018, general manager Mike Hazen told the Arizona Republic's Nick Piecoro.