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Manager Bud Black said he's intrigued by the thought of Trevor Story hitting fourth, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.

Roberto Perez is competing with Yan Gomes for the Indians' starting catching job, though manager Terry Francona noted both backstops are expected to play in 2018, Chris Assenheimer of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports. "(It's like) when we play Kansas City, (Salvador Perez) catches a lot, and then you see (Drew) Butera catch the odd game here or there," the manager said. "We're never going to be like that. Our guys are too close together where we need them to play more than that, so they will."

Francisco Mejia is expected to open the 2018 season with Triple-A Columbus, Chris Assenheimer of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports. ""He's a really well thought of young catcher," manager Terry Francona said of Mejia. "I don't think he's even been to Triple-A, so there's nothing wrong with him getting some seasoning there."

Yan Gomes is competing with Roberto Perez for the starting catching job, though manager Terry Francona noted both catchers are expected to see their fair share of playing time in 2018, Chris Assenheimer of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports. "(It's like) when we play Kansas City, (Salvador Perez) catches a lot, and then you see (Drew) Butera catch the odd game here or there," the manager said. "We're never going to be like that. Our guys are too close together where we need them to play more than that, so they will."

Sandy Alcantara is competing for one of the Marlins' final three rotation spots in spring training, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

Odrisamer Despaigne is competing for one of the Marlins' final three rotation spots in spring training, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

Elieser Hernandez is competing for one of the Marlins' final three rotation spots in spring training, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

Padres manager Andy Green said that Cory Spangenberg will battle Carlos Asuaje for the everyday role at second base in spring training

Brett Graves is competing for one of the Marlins' final three rotation spots in spring training, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

Padres manager Andy Green said shortly before spring training began that Luis Perdomo had a "leg up" for one of the three openings in the team's rotation, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Justin Nicolino is competing for one of the Marlins' final three rotation spots in spring training, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

Padres manager Andy Green said shortly before spring training began that Dinelson Lamet had a "leg up" for one of the three openings in the team's rotation, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Padres manager Andy Green said prior to spring training that Clayton Richard has a spot in the rotation locked up, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Padres manager Andy Green said prior to spring training that Bryan Mitchell has a spot in the rotation locked up, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Saturday that Tyler Lyons wouldn't be stretched out as a starter as he has in past springs and will instead be employed as a late-inning man on a full-time basis in 2018, Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Jacob Turner is competing for one of the Marlins' final three rotation spots in spring training, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

Michael Wacha said Saturday that he adjusted his offseason program to incorporate more leg-strengthening exercises, Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Alex Meyer (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Wednesday.

Jesse Chavez signed a split contract with the Rangers on Wednesday, Jon Heyman of FanRagSports.com reports.

Chris O'Grady is competing for one of the Marlins' final three rotation spots in spring training, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.