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Magneuris Sierra, who is out of minor-league options, is expected to claim a spot on the big-league roster to begin the season, Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald reports.

Mike Soroka (Achilles) is on his usual schedule for side sessions to begin spring training, Gabriel Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Per manager Brian Snitker, the right-hander is "doing fine."

Javy Guerra (hamstring/personal) cleared COVID-19 intake testing and joined the Nationals at spring training Wednesday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

Jameson Taillon (elbow) tossed a live batting practice session Wednesday, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

Astros manager Dusty Baker said Wednesday that Alex Bregman has been held out of workouts this week due to a sore hamstring, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

Boston manager Alex Cora said Matt Andriese is being targeted for a swingman role, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports. "We're going to stretch him as a starter and see where we go throughout spring training," Cora said. "He'll be ready to do anything. He'll be our utility guy in the pitching staff.

Astros manager Dusty Baker said Wednesday that Yordan Alvarez (knees) has not yet been cleared for on-field work at spring training, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

Nick Pivetta threw an inning against teammates Tuesday, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.

Texas manager Chris Woodward said it's possible that Mike Foltynewicz is on a limited pitch count to start the season, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Jharel Cotton is dealing with shoulder soreness but is expected to throw off a mound Wednesday, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Sam Huff suffered a grade 2 hamstring strain while running the bases and will be shut down for two weeks, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Kyle Tucker is expected to serve as the everyday right fielder in 2021, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Steven Souza said he's healthy and ready to play all three outfield spots, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

David Peralta hinted that he was not at full health last season, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports. "I had a healthy offseason [in 2020]," the outfielder said. "That helped me be able to do stuff I couldn't do last offseason when I was coming off surgery."

Yoan Lopez returned to camp after missing the last two workouts due to a kidney stone, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.

The Twins plan to give Josh Donaldson more frequent rest this season, especially early in the year, to try avoid the calf injuries that limited him to 28 games last season and caused him to miss the playoffs. "I'm not going to be playing in every single game early on, but to kind of build into getting game-ready," Donaldson told MLB.com.

Trevor Rosenthal, whose one-year deal with the Athletics was officially announced Monday, was very impressive during his first bullpen session with the team Tuesday, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.

Jesus Luzardo made a strong impression during his first time facing live hitters Tuesday, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.

Tommy Pham (wrist) is among a group of players who are being looked at as candidates to back up Trent Grisham in center field this season, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.

Jarred Kelenic put on an impressive hitting display in batting practice during the Mariners' first full-squad workout of spring Tuesday, Daniel Kramer of MLB.com reports.