There was a bit of movement on the Ervin Santana front on Friday, though he is still not close to signing with a new team. Have to think that'll happen soon though. Here is recap of Friday's baseball news.
RUMORS & SPECULATION
RHP Ervin Santana: Now willing to take a one-year contract, preferably with a good offensive club. He wants to sign soon.
Royals: They are "moving forward" without Santana, according to GM Dayton Moore. (Kansas City Star)
Diamondbacks: 1B Paul Goldschmidt (leg stiffness) is expected to return to the lineup on Saturday after missing two games (Arizona Republic) ... RHP Bronson Arroyo (bulging disc) has been given an epidural and will not travel to Australia for their season-opening series against the Dodgers later this month (Fox Sports Arizona) ... OF Cody Ross (hip surgery) could begin sliding drills soon. (Arizona Republic)
Indians: UTIL Ryan Raburn has been diagnosed with a left knee contusion and is day-to-day after crashing into the outfield wall (MLB.com) ... 1B Bryan LaHair (wrist debridement) has been cleared to begin swinging a bat, though it is unclear if he will be ready in time for opening day. (Cleveland Plain-Dealer)
Nationals: RHP Doug Fister was scratched from Friday's start with elbow inflammation, the team announced. An MRI came back clean and it is not expected to be a long-term issue ... RHP Ross Ohlendorf (back spasms) reported improvement on Friday, but there is no timetable for his return to game action. (MASN Sports)
Red Sox: RHP Jake Peavy (finger) will throw in the bullpen on Saturday, and if that goes well, he'll make his spring debut next week (Providence Journal) ... OF Shane Victorino (core) is expected to make his spring debut next week. (Boston Globe)
Tigers: SS Jose Iglesias (shin splints) took batting practice, but there is still no date for his return to game action (MLB.com) ... RHP Bruce Rondon was scratched from Friday's appearance due to a back issue and is day-to-day. (MLive.com)
Dodgers & Diamondbacks: The new expanded replay system will not be available for their season-opening two-game series in Australia later this month.