Jordan Hicks (elbow) threw a bullpen session in the visitors' dugout at Busch Stadium on Saturday, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
Andrew Kittredge threw live batting practice in Saturday's summer camp session, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Jose Alvarado, who struggled to a career-worst 4.80 ERA and 1.87 WHIP in 2019, feels highly confident he'll have a bounce-back year in 2020, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports. "When he's right, he's as dominant as anybody in the game," said manager Kevin Cash. "The thing that really sticks out right now is the strike-throwing and that he's landing his breaking ball. His delivery is really clean."
Trevor Bauer would prefer to pitch in a four-man rotation, or at least pitch every four days, and that's an option on the table for the Reds, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports. "I've got that as being 100 percent on the table, especially in the shortened season," pitching coach Derek Johnson said. "That's something he really wants to do, and he thinks he would thrive in that environment. I know there's questions behind that. At the same time, I think we're in the situation to do it. I trust Trevor. I trust what kind of work he puts in, invests in himself, and I think if he feels he can do it, I think he can."
Because he's been doing individual workouts at Great American Ballpark since May, Luis Castillo is confident that he can ramp up quickly for Opening day, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports. "Right now, because I've been here such a long time and doing all of my bullpen sessions, I think I could go out and pitch 6-7 innings," Castillo said Saturday via translator Jorge Merlos on a Zoom call. "That's how good I feel right now. I'm perfectly OK to do so."
Jose Berrios threw around 45 pitches over three simulated innings on Friday and reached 95-96 mph with his fastball in the first inning, MLB.com reports.
Felix Hernandez will opt out of the 2020 season due to concerns regarding COVID-19, according to his agent, Wilfredo Polidor.
Christian Bethancourt isn't on the COVID-19 injured list but hasn't arrived to the Phillies' workouts because he either tested positive for the virus, showed symptoms, came in contact with someone who tested positive or has inconclusive/missing test results, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Adam Haseley hasn't been placed on the COVID-19 injured list but is away from the team because he either tested positive for the virus, showed symptoms, came in contact with someone who tested positive or has missing/inconclusive test results, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Correcting an earlier report, Aaron Nola hasn't been placed on the COVID-19 injured list but remains away from the team because he either tested positive for the virus, showed symptoms, came in contact with someone who tested positive or has missing/inconclusive test results, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Shohei Ohtani indicated that he will probably not include a leg kick in his swing this year, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
Masahiro Tanaka (concussion) was released from the hospital Saturday evening.
Chris Paddack expects to throw four innings during his next simulated game and is aiming to be at six innings by Opening Day, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Devin Mann has been added to the Dodgers' 60-man roster, Ted Schultz of The Republic reports.
Luis Cessa tested positive for COVID-19 and is illustrating mild symptoms, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Madison Bumgarner was able to participate in the Diamondbacks' workouts Saturday, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports.
Masahiro Tanaka had a CT scan come back negative and is expected to be released from the hospital Saturday night, though he will enter the concussion protocol, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
DJ LeMahieu has tested positive for coronavirus, Marly Rivera of ESPN reports.
Christian Bethancourt was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Sunday, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Adam Haseley landed on the COVID-19 injured list, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.