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Padres manager Bob Melvin said Austin Nola has a slightly fractured nose, but "there is a chance" he avoids the the injured list. (Source: Dennis Lin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Melvin added that Nola could resume baseball activities on Wednesday. He will have a little over a week before Opening Day to get fully healthy.

Category: Injury Updates

Carson Kelly has a fractured right forearm, per manager Torey Lovullo. (Source: Nick Piecoro on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Lovullo did not offer an exact timetable for Kelly's return, but he is expected to miss some time. Gabriel Moreno is expected to take over behind the plate to open the season for Arizona.

Category: Injury Updates

Vaughn Grissom was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Monday. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: The Braves' situation at shortstop was a big question coming into the season and it now seems like that question has been answered. Grissom has been solid this spring at the plate but didn't seem to do enough to prove that he can be an everyday shortstop for the Braves at this time. He will still likely see time in the majors at some point this season, but it's hard to predict what the plan for Grissom is right now. Orlando Arcia is the likeliest candidate to be the starting shortstop on Opening Day.

Category: Transactions

Orlando Arcia is likely to be the Braves Opening Day shortstop after Vaughn Grissom was optioned to Triple-A. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Arcia was primarily a second baseman last season for Atlanta, only appearing in one game at shortstop in 2022. It's unclear if the Braves plan to stick with Arcia throughout the 2023 season, but it looks like he'll get a chance to earn an everyday role out of the gate. He hit .244/.316/.416 in 68 games last season.

Jarred Kelenic was pulled early from Monday's spring training game due to minor quad tightness. (Source: Ryan Divish on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: There were trade speculations all over Twitter immediately after Kelenic left Monday's game and did not seem to be hampered walking off the field. He should be considered as day-to-day for now. Once one of the top prospects in baseball, Kelenic is looking to finally put it all together on the field this season after a strong spring training.

Category: Injury Updates

Daniel Hudson told reporters on Monday that he won’t pitch in a Cactus League game this spring and won’t be ready to start the year. (Source: Fabian Ardaya on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hudson said His knee has required a few days to bounce back between outings off the mound. The plan now is to figure out the next steps to “roadmap” his rehab schedule. He was expected to see some potential save chances as part of a committee out of the Dodgers bullpen. It will likely be Evan Phillips leading that committee to open the season.

Category: Injury Updates

Tom Murphy was a late scratch from Monday's lineup against the White Sox. (Source: Shannon Drayer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: There is no word yet on why Murphy was scratched. He missed most of last season after undergoing shoulder surgery. Murphy is currently slated to backup Cal Raleigh behind the plate for the Mariners.

Category: Injury Updates

Eloy Jimenez left Monday's spring training game early after two innings due to cramping in his right calf. (Source: James Fegan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jimenez was seen walking back to the White Sox complex with a trainer. He is considered as day-to-day.

Category: Injury Updates

Hyun Jin Ryu said recently that it is his goal to return by mid-July from Tommy John surgery. He plans to throw his first bullpen in April. (Source: Keegan Matheson of

Fantasy Impact: Ryu has been working out and throwing on flat ground this Spring and seems to be progressing toward a full recovery. He underwent Tommy John surgery last June after throwing 27 innings with a 5.67 ERA in 2022.

Category: Injury Updates

Paul DeJong suffered a setback Monday while fielding grounders. He experienced pain in his lower back and can't rotate his spine without feeling pain. (Source: Ben Frederickson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: DeJong had planned to play in Tuesday's game as the DH, but that doesn't seem likely now. It is very possible that he starts the season on the injured list, but that is not confirmed at the moment.

Category: Injury Updates

Mike Soroka is expected to make his Grapefruit League debut for the Braves on Wednesday. (Source: Mark Bowman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Soroka is expected to pitch two innings in his spring debut. He continues to recover from a left hamstring strain.

Category: Injury Updates

Ronald Acuna Jr. has not returned to the Braves spring training camp since Team Venezuela was eliminated from the World Baseball Classic, but he is expected to be back in the Braves lineup on Thursday. (Source: Mark Bowman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Acuna will be at camp with Atlanta for about a week before the regular season officially starts. He should be good to go for Opening Day.

Mitch White is scheduled to pitch in a minor-league game on Wednesday. (Source: Arden Zwelling on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: White is aiming for around 50 pitches over three innings. He continues to slowly ramp up as he returns from a shoulder injury.

Category: Injury Updates

Drew Hutchison did some light throwing on Sunday. (Source: Arden Zwelling on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hutchison is expected to extend to long toss on Monday before potentially throwing off the mound on Wednesday.

Category: Injury Updates

Alejandro Kirk is reportedly feeling better and went through a full workout on Monday. (Source: Arden Zwelling on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Kirk was scratched from the Blue Jays spring training game this past weekend due to an illness. He should return to the lineup likely sometime this week.

Category: Injury Updates

Yoan Moncada is reportedly day-to-day with a bruised rib, but does not have a concussion. (Source: James Fegan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It was originally reported that Moncada had a concussion, but he is just dealing with a rib injury. He is expected to be back in camp for the White Sox alongside Luis Robert Jr. on Wednesday.

Category: Injury Updates

Brandon Drury continues to remain sidelined for the Angels due to a calf injury. (Source: Sam Blum on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Drury reportedly expressed his desire to play the last few days to Angels manager Phil Nevin, but Nevin said he's just being particularly cautious with Drury. If it was the regular season, Nevin said he would be playing.

Category: Injury Updates

Michael Lorenzen was scratched from his scheduled start on Monday against the Blue Jays due to groin tightness. (Source: Jason Beck on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Lorenzen is expected to be evaluated to determine his status. He is day-to-day for now. He is expected to open the season in the Tigers starting rotation.

Category: Injury Updates

Mark Appel has been released by the Phillies on Monday. (Source: Philadelphia Phillies on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The former #1 overall pick made 6 appearances for the Phillies out of the bullpen in 2022, throwing 10.1 innings with a 1.74 ERA but a 4.35 K/9. The 31-year-old will hit the open market and hope to sign elsewhere.

Category: Transactions

Jacob deGrom threw three scoreless innings with four strikeouts while allowing two hits in his first Cactus League action.

Fantasy Impact: In the most highly-anticipated debut of Spring Training, the 34-year-old touched 100 mph twice while his fastball sat in the 97 to 99 mph range. deGrom remains the ultimate wild card in fantasy drafts as he can be the best pitcher on the planet, but he comes with so much injury history, including the troublesome side this spring. deGrom is the face of "high-risk, high-reward" in drafts.

Category: Injury Updates