Joey Votto blamed his subpar 2019 on mechanics and process, trying to chase his 2017 results in part because he didn't get the desired results in 2018, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer (via a segment on MLB Network with Brian Kenny) reports.
Armando Cruz is expected to sign with the Nationals for around $4 million once the 2020-21 international signing period begins, Ben Badler of Baseball America reports.
Tim Locastro is expected to claim a bench spot when the regular season begins, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.
Yohan Ramirez, who posted a 12.27 ERA across four Cactus League appearances before spring training was suspended, was still in contention for a bullpen spot when spring training was suspended, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.
Brandon Brennan was still in contention for a bullpen spot on the Opening Day roster when spring training was suspended, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.
Luis Torrens could break camp as the Padres' third catcher, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Taylor Guilbeau posted a 6.14 ERA across six Cactus League appearances before spring training was suspended.
Ryan Helsley, who posted a 1.29 ERA across four Grapefruit League appearances, was in contention for closing opportunities when spring training was suspended, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
Jordan Hicks (elbow) continues playing catch and visiting the Cardinals' spring training facility for rehab-related work when possible, Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Kyle Schwarber went up the middle or the opposite way on 70.5 percent of his hits in 2019, a new career high, Sahadev Sharma of The Athletic reports.
Alec Mills will likely serve as the Cubs' long reliever when the regular season is able to begin, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Casey Sadler will likely earn a bullpen spot with the Cubs whenever the regular season is able to begin, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Chris Sale (elbow) will be out of his arm cast and start rehabbing Thursday, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.
Griffin Canning (elbow) has begun throwing sessions of about 50 throws from approximately 75 feet, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
Shohei Ohtani (elbow) has been participating in long toss from 180 feet and ramping up throwing intensity from 60 feet. He's expected to throw off a mound soon, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
Pedro Pineda is expected to sign with the A's for a little more than $4 million once the 2020-21 international signing period begins, Ben Badler of Baseball America reports.
Luke Farrell allowed two hits and three walks while striking out nine over 7.2 scoreless innings in spring training.
Joely Rodriguez is projected open the regular season in the bullpen, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports. He allowed three runs (two earned) on three hits and two walks while striking out two over five spring innings.
Max Stassi is locked in as the Angels' No.2 catcher due largely to his ability to frame pitches, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
Mookie Betts will be the Dodgers' everyday right fielder in 2020, Cary Osborne of Dodger Insider reports.