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  • Noelvi Marte 3B | CIN

    Reds' Noelvi Marte: Cleared for spring debut Saturday

    Marte (hamstring) will make his Cactus League debut Saturday against the Rockies, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    Marte has been brought along methodically this spring after suffering a Grade 2 hamstring strain in late November while playing in the Dominican Winter League. There is still time for the 22-year-old to ramp up before Opening Day, but the delayed start to his spring won't help his chances of nailing down a regular role at third base.

  • Patrick Wisdom 3B | CHC

    Cubs' Patrick Wisdom: Battling quad tightness

    Wisdom was scratched from the lineup for Thursday's Cactus League game against Colorado due to right quad tightness, Maddie Lee of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    Wisdom's absence was described as precautionary, so his injury doesn't seem to be too severe. The Cubs may hold him out of the lineup for the next couple of exhibition games, but Wisdom should be able to return and continue competing for a roster spot soon. The 32-year-old is currently 1-for-8 with a double across three games in Cactus League play.

  • Max Muncy 3B | LAD

    Dodgers' Max Muncy: X-rays negative

    X-rays on Muncy's left hand came back negative Thursday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.

    Muncy was hit in the hand by a pitch during Wednesday's Cactus League game against Texas, but he appears to have escaped with only a bruise. Muncy said the swelling on his hand has already gone down, but he has yet to swing a bat again. It may be a few days before the 33-year-old plays in another spring game, but he shouldn't be at risk of missing Opening Day.

  • Patrick Wisdom 3B | CHC

    Cubs' Patrick Wisdom: Scratched from lineup

    Wisdom was scratched from the Cubs' Cactus League lineup Thursday, Maddie Lee of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    There's no word yet on why Wisdom was removed from the lineup, but the Cubs should offer an explanation soon. Matt Mervis will move from the designated hitter spot to take Wisdom's place at first base, while Pablo Aliendo will enter the lineup at DH.

  • Eugenio Suarez 3B | ARI

    Diamondbacks' Eugenio Suarez: Scratched with side tightness

    Suarez was scratched from Arizona's lineup for Thursday's Cactus League game against the Giants due to left side tightness, Jesse Friedman of reports.

    Manager Torey Lovullo said Suarez is day-to-day, so it doesn't seem Suarez's injury is too severe, but it will keep him out of game action nonetheless. Blaze Alexander will fill in as Arizona's third baseman Thursday while Suarez recovers.

  • Nick Senzel 3B | WAS

    Nationals' Nick Senzel: Slated to play Thursday

    Senzel (illness) will bat fifth and play third base in Thursday's Grapefruit League game against the Cardinals, Mark Zuckerman of reports.

    Senzel appeared set to return to spring action Wednesday before the team ultimately scratched him from the lineup. He is once again penciled into the batting order, so it appears he's ready to resume his preparations for the upcoming season. The 2016 second overall pick is looking to revitalize his career after fizzling out with Cincinnati.

  • Nick Madrigal 3B | CHC

    Cubs' Nick Madrigal: May get pushed into bench role

    Madrigal may have to settle for a bench role due to Christopher Morel seemingly being in line to start most days at third base, Jordan Bastian of reports.

    The versatile Morel has been focusing on the hot corner in camp, and it seems like he will emerge as the top option there. With Nico Hoerner and Dansby Swanson locked in up the middle, Madrigal seems destined for a utility role off the bench, which would cap his fantasy upside for the time being. Things could change if one of those other players suffers an injury.

  • Max Muncy 3B | LAD

    Dodgers' Max Muncy: Dealing with bruised hand

    Muncy was diagnosed with a bruise on his left hand Wednesday, Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    The 33-year-old was struck on the left hand by a pitch during Wednesday's Cactus League game versus the Rangers, but it appears he's avoided a serious injury. Muncy is scheduled to undergo an X-ray on Thursday, per Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic, which should provide additional clarity.

  • Edmundo Sosa 3B | PHI

    Phillies' Edmundo Sosa: Expected back Thursday

    Phillies manager Rob Thomson expects Sosa (foot) to return to the lineup Thursday, Corey Seidman of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

    Sosa was a late scratch from Wednesday's lineup due to a bruised left foot, which occurred when he fouled a ball off the area. However, Sosa likely could have played if needed, and he'll miss only one day of action.

  • Max Muncy 3B | LAD

    Dodgers' Max Muncy: Undergoing X-rays on hand

    Muncy will undergo X-rays on his left hand after being hit by a pitch in Wednesday's Cactus League game versus the Rangers, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.

    Muncy was struck by a Cody Bradford offering in the first inning. He initially stayed in the game and played a few frames on defense before being lifted for a pinch hitter in the fourth. The Dodgers should have an update on the third baseman's status later Wednesday or Thursday.

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