Another spring day, another litany of minor injury updates. Let's hit 'em up.
- Cardinals: Third baseman David Freese sat out Wednesday due to a sore tailbone, which he suffered Monday. Manager Mike Matheny noted that Freese would be playing through the issue if this were the regular season, so it's obviously nothing serious. (MLB.com)
- Dodgers: Starting pitcher Zack Greinke was scratched from his scheduled start, but it was only due to the flu, so he should be fine in a few days (MLB.com). Left fielder Carl Crawford can start hitting off a tee Thursday, though he's still thought unlikely to be ready for opening day (MLB.com). Reliever Shawn Tolleson left Tuesday's game with a sore left knee, but Wednesday he said he's fine and is listed as day to day. (latimes.com)
- Marlins: Third baseman Placido Polanco has been on the shelf with lower-back tightness since Friday, and he was again unable to go Wednesday. Manager Mike Redmond told reporters he didn't think this was a long-term injury and they are just waiting until he's 100 percent. (Fish Tank blog)
- Nationals: Wilson Ramos caught three innings Tuesday, a huge step as it was the first time catching in game action since tearing his ACL and meniscus in his right knee. Wednesday, Ramos said his knee felt "strong" and that he feels "more agile" behind the plate. (Nationals Journal)
- Orioles: Outfielders Nick Markakis (neck spasms) and Nolan Reimold (right shoulder soreness) might return to game action Sunday. Also baseball's top pitching prospect, Dylan Bundy, has been dealing with a groin issue, will throw Thursday and then is scheduled to pitch in a game Saturday. (MLB.com)
- Phillies: Designated hitter right fielder Delmon Young has been cleared to start running and taking batting practice following offseason ankle surgery. He still doesn't have full lateral mobility (not that he really had it pre-surgery) and the Phillies expect him back "mid-to-late April." (Philly.com)
- Rockies: Outfielder Charlie Blackmon has been out since Friday with an infection in his right knee and a return date is not yet known. (MLB.com)
- Tigers: Designated hitter Victor Martinez, who missed all of 2012 with a knee injury, returned to the lineup after a brief hiatus but had to leave after just one plate appearance. It's not the knee, though; it's his back. "It's been a little sore, a little uncomfortable to swing from the right side," Martinez said. "It's nothing to worry about. I guess you can call it maintenance." The Tigers expect Martinez back in the lineup Thursday. (Detroit News)
- Yankees: Setup man David Robertson has some pain in his shoulder after sleeping "awkwardly" on it. The Yankees view it as a "low-level concern" and Robertson wouldn't even allow his issue to be called "soreness." (MLB.com)
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