Grapefruit League and Cactus League games will begin in less than a week, meaning real live baseball is upon us. Here is a recap of Wednesday's baseball news, including transactions to injury updates.
RUMORS & SPECULATION
Astros: RHP Mark Appel could throw a bullpen session as soon as Thursday. He is recovering from an emergency appendectomy (Houston Chronicle) ... RHP Jesse Crain suffered a calf strain and will have an MRI. (MLB.com)
Orioles: DH Henry Urrutia missed Wednesday's workout due to a stomach problem (Baltimore Sun) ... RHP Miguel Gonzalez threw a 25-pitch bullpen session. He's been dealing with a back problem. (MASN Sports)