MLB.com Latest on Spring Training position battles 2018-03-23T02:52:46.000000000-04:00 With Opening Day less than a week away, final roster decisions are being made or on the horizon around the Cactus and Grapefruit Leagues. Here is the latest on position battles as Spring Training winds down. Phelps plans to stay involved after surgery 2018-03-23T02:49:13.000000000-04:00 David Phelps will have Tommy John surgery on his right elbow Monday, but the Mariners reliever said Thursday he plans to rejoin the club and help out as much as possible with some of the younger pitchers while beginning the year-long rehab process. Samardzija will be shut down for a week 2018-03-23T02:25:34.000000000-04:00 Giants right-hander Jeff Samardzija underwent an MRI exam on his troublesome right shoulder on Thursday, manager Bruce Bochy told reporters, possibly explaining the projected No. 3 starter's ineffectiveness this spring. Although the results have not been revealed, the veteran remains hopeful he'l... After first spring whiff, Trout collects pair of hits 2018-03-23T02:18:47.000000000-04:00 All good things must come to an end. Quintana says he's 'ready' after sharp outing 2018-03-23T02:09:14.000000000-04:00 Before Thursday's game, Cubs pitcher Jose Quintana and catcher Willson Contreras hugged. It was the first time this spring that the two have been matched up together in a Cactus League game. With crowded OF mix, Toles could go to Triple-A 2018-03-23T01:44:23.000000000-04:00 Andrew Toles hasn't started any of the Dodgers' last five games. What's up with that? Injury updates: Conforto, Souza, Shark, more 2018-03-23T01:10:29.000000000-04:00 Here's a roundup of the latest injury news around the Cactus and Grapefruit Leagues. Miller learning speed game from Dee, Ichiro 2018-03-23T01:06:07.000000000-04:00 For his first month in camp, Mariners prospect Miller leaned on Dee Gordon, one of the best bunters and basestealers in the Majors. And when Ichiro Suzuki was added to the mix two weeks ago, well, that was the icing on the cake. Lovullo confident Greinke will regain ace form 2018-03-23T01:05:43.000000000-04:00 The D-backs have yet to name an Opening Day starter, but they know it won't be ace Zack Greinke, still recuperating from a groin injury that knocked him from a start earlier this spring. Guerrero, Bichette provide glimpse of future 2018-03-23T00:01:10.000000000-04:00 The Blue Jays' future left side of the infield was on display on a chilly Thursday night at LECOM Park in a 5-4 win over the Pirates. Top prospects Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Bo Bichette had big nights.