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Nick Pivetta's shot at a rotation spot could take a hit with a shortened schedule, as that could lead to the Phillies promoting Spencer Howard for the start of the season, Scott Lauber of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Zach Eflin's rotation spot is safe even if the shortened season means the Phillies elect to open the campaign with Spencer Howard on the big-league roster, Scott Lauber of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Zack Wheeler finished his Grapefruit League campaign with a 5.40 ERA and a 9:3 K:BB in 8.1 innings.

Hector Neris threw four scoreless Grapefruit League innings before play was suspended.

Mikie Mahtook's fellow outfielders Kyle Garlick and Nick Williams were optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Thursday, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Ronald Torreyes hit a decent .286/.348/.381 in 11 Grapefruit League contests.

Patrick Sandoval is among a number of pitchers vying for a spot at the back end of the Angels' rotation, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

Roman Quinn should have less competition for at-bats off the Phillies' bench after fellow outfielders Nick Williams and Kyle Garlick were optioned Thursday, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Brandon Crawford had a .391/.440/.565 slash line with one double, one home run and one stolen base in nine games before spring training was suspended.

Evan Longoria went 5-for-25 with two doubles and four RBI in 10 games prior to the suspension of spring training.

Tony Watson (shoulder) could be ready to help lead the Giants' bullpen when play resumes, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.

Byron Buxton (shoulder) would have been in the Opening Day lineup had the season started on time Thursday, manager Rocco Baldelli told the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "Buck's rehab could not have gone smoother," Baldelli said. "Physically, mentally, he's in a tremendous spot."

Kevin Gausman will work as either the Giants' No. 3 or No. 4 starter this year, Maria Guardado of MLB.com reports.

Jeff Samardzija will be the Giants' No. 2 starter this year, following Johnny Cueto in the rotation, Maria Guardado of MLB.com reports.

Noah Syndergaard underwent successful Tommy John surgery Thursday to repair a torn UCL in his right elbow, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.

Hansel Robles has benefited from increased confidence and an ability to "be himself" since joining the Angels, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

Dereck Rodriguez will likely work as a reliever if he makes the big-league club, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Juan Lagares was competing for a spot on Opening Day roster before spring training was suspended, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports. He has the option to opt out of his contract if he does not make the 26-man roster, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today.

Drew Smyly projects to be the Giants' third or fourth starter once play resumes, Maria Guardado of MLB.com reports.

Tyson Ross (elbow) could earn a roster spot as a reliever, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.