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Shogo Akiyama won't be the Reds' top center fielder this season, as that job will go to Nick Senzel, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Nick Senzel is considered the Reds' starting center fielder, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Gregory Polanco clarified Thursday that he didn't fracture his wrist over the winter, contrary to previous reports, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports.

Jack Mayfield was acquired by the Angels for cash considerations Thursday after being designated for assignment by Atlanta the day before.

Didi Gregorius' visa issues have been resolved, and he's expected to go through intake testing Friday, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Yordan Alvarez (knee) stretched and ran with his teammates Thursday but did not take batting practice, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Nestor Cortes (elbow) tossed a live batting practice session Thursday, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

Alex Bregman (hamstring) took batting practice on the field Thursday but didn't go through fielding drills, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Ramon Laureano is one of the top candidates to lead off for the Athletics this season, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.

Mark Canha is a leading candidate to bat first for the Athletics this season, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.

Frankie Montas was cleared to join his teammates Thursday following a brief stay on the COVID-19 injured list, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.

Jed Lowrie (knee) won't take the field in the Athletics' first few Cactus League games but will get some at-bats as a designated hitter, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.

Rowan Wick believes it's unlikely that he'll start the season on time given how the Cubs have cautiously managed his intercostal injury, Gordon Wittenmyer of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

Miles Mikolas threw his first bullpen of camp Thursday, Rob Rains of StLSportsPage.com reports.

J.D. Davis worked with Mets hitting coach Chili Davis over the offseason to correct some issues in his swing, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

Sam Clay has made a good first impression on Nationals manager Dave Martinez as he competes for a spot in the bullpen, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports. "He threw today, and he looked really good," Martinez said Wednesday. "He throws a heavy ball. We like him because he [induces] a lot of ground balls. It's got a good mix of pitches, so we're going to keep a close eye on him."

Victor Robles has taken off some of the weight he'd added prior to the 2020 season, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports.

Carter Kieboom made some tweaks to his batting stance in the offseason, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

Manager Mike Shildt announced Thursday that Jack Flaherty would serve as the Cardinals' Opening Day starter April 1 in Cincinnati, Zachary Silver of MLB.com reports.

Tigers manager AJ Hinch said that Spencer Torkelson won't play in Sunday's Grapefruit League opener versus the Phillies and will be limited in workouts for the next few days after slicing his right index finger at his rental home in Lakeland, Fla. on Wednesday, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.