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Tigers president of baseball operations Scott Harris said Friday that he does not view Gio Urshela as a strict platoon bat, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

Yu Darvish (elbow) threw another live batting practice session Friday and expects his next outing to be in a Cactus League game, Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports.

Mike Ford signed a minor-league contract with the Reds on Friday that includes an invite to big-league camp, Jon Heyman of the New York Post reports.

Alec Bohm won't play in any Grapefruit League games this weekend due to neck spasms, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.

Masyn Winn (upper body) went through a full workout Friday, Lynn Worthy of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Phillies manager Rob Thomson said Friday that Rafael Marchan is battling through some lower-back discomfort, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Royals president of baseball operations J.J. Picollo said Friday that Carlos Hernandez hasn't thrown off a mound in two weeks because of right shoulder soreness, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.

Carlos Carrasco (finger) will start Saturday's Grapefruit League opener against the Reds, Nick Camino of WKYC Channel 3 Cleveland reports.

Jung Hoo Lee will not be in the lineup for the Giants' Cactus League opener Saturday against the Cubs due to some minor side soreness, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Marco Luciano has been dealing with a minor hamstring issue but is tentatively in the Giants' lineup for Saturday's Cactus League opener against the Cubs, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Sal Frelick will start at third base and lead off for the Brewers on Saturday in their Cactus League opener versus the Padres, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Tony Kemp signed a minor-league contract with the Reds on Friday that includes an invitation to spring training, Jon Heyman of the New York Post reports.

Brian Anderson signed a minor-league contract with the Mariners on Friday that includes an invite to big-league camp, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

Vladimir Gutierrez signed a minor-league contract with the Marlins on Thursday that includes an invitation to spring training, Francys Romero of MLB.com reports.

Trevor Kelley signed a minor-league contract with the Mariners on Friday that includes an invitation to spring training, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

Anthony Volpe is working on flattening out his bat path, Chris Kirschner of The Athletic reports.

Vinnie Pasquantino (shoulder) is starting at first base and batting second in Friday's Cactus League game against the Rangers.

The Royals placed Kris Bubic (elbow) on the 60-day injured list Friday.

Manager Alex Cora said Friday that Connor Wong will be brought along slow early in camp due to elbow soreness, Mac Cerullo of the Boston Herald reports.

Vaughn Grissom is dealing with a hamstring issue, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.