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.
Yuli Gurriel showed up to spring training noticeably slimmer, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Jose Altuve spent more time hitting and on his defense during the offseason than in previous years, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Luis Robert feels if the 2020 season were longer, he would have busted out of his September slump, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun Times reports. "I would have been able to put up better stats if the season was longer, even though I think I put up decent numbers," Robert said through a translator Wednesday.
Aaron Bummer arrived late to spring training but is not behind other pitchers, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
Tim Locastro enters the 2021 season without a defined role, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports. "I'm ready for whatever role is put in front of me," Locastro said. "I've come off the bench a lot. I've started a few games – day games, travel day games. But I'm ready for whatever role."
Taylor Clarke is stretching out as a starter during spring training, Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports.
Mitch Moreland is expected to see the bulk of his 2020 playing time at designated hitter and is trying to devise a spring training routine to help him acclimate to that role, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports. "It's definitely going to be different, so I'm kind of looking forward to camp to figure out how to transition into that a little bit better," Moreland said. "Get a game plan together for that job. I can't answer it yet. Maybe in a few weeks I can have a better answer. But that's definitely what I'm looking forward to in camp, figure out how I'm going to do it during the season a little bit better."
Tyler Glasnow was impressive during his first time facing hitters this spring Wednesday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
Joe Kelly (shoulder) has thrown from 90 feet on consecutive days, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Chris Taylor is likely to see some time at third base this season, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Aaron Judge and the Yankees have not yet engaged in talks about a contract extension, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Shohei Ohtani said his fastball reached 97 mph during Wednesday's live batting practice session, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
Ha-seong Kim could see time in the outfield in 2021, Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports.
Willi Castro is a candidate to bat leadoff this season, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports.
Robbie Grossman is a candidate to bat leadoff this season, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports.
Tarik Skubal said he is working to add a splitter to his pitch arsenal in spring training, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
Chicago manager David Ross said Kris Bryant is fully healthy and has looked good taking batting practice early in spring training, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
Chicago manager David Ross has indicated he may use Joc Pederson against both lefties and righties instead of deploying him in a platoon with Jake Marisnick, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
Chicago manager David Ross said he could use Joc Pederson against both righties and lefties this year, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.