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Ross Stripling
Back to playing catch
PLos Angeles Dodgers
Illness
February 17, 2019
Stripling (illness) played catch Saturday and will do the same Sunday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
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Brad Hand
Confirmed as closer
PCleveland Indians
February 16, 2019
Hand was confirmed as Cleveland's closer by manager Terry Francona on Saturday, Nick Camino of Newsradio WTAM 1100 reports.
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Trevor Rosenthal
In mix for save chances
PWashington Nationals
February 16, 2019
Nats manager Dave Martinez said that Rosenthal will get some save opportunities this season, Britt Ghiroli of The Athletic reports.
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Ross Stripling
Held back by illness
PLos Angeles Dodgers
Illness
February 16, 2019
Stripling hasn't reported to camp as of Saturday morning due to an upper respiratory issue, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
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Kelvin Herrera
Ready to throw
PChicago White Sox
February 16, 2019
Herrera's foot has recovered to the point that he's ready to resume throwing, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
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Andrew Miller
Cardinals not naming closer
PSt. Louis Cardinals
February 16, 2019
The Cardinals won't name Miller or anyone else their closer heading into the season, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.
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Jordan Hicks
Not officially named closer
PSt. Louis Cardinals
February 16, 2019
Manager Mike Shildt won't name Hicks or anyone else the team's closer, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.
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Dellin Betances
Expected back Monday
PNew York Yankees
February 15, 2019
Betances (personal) is expected to join the Yankees' camp Monday, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
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Richard Bleier
Slow start to spring
PBaltimore Orioles
Lat
February 15, 2019
Bleier (lat) did not throw Friday when the rest of his bullpen group did, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.
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Raisel Iglesias
Looking at expanded role
PCincinnati Reds
February 15, 2019
New manager David Bell said Friday that Iglesias won't be used strictly in the traditional closer role, John Fay of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. "He'll be used in the most important spots in the game," Bell said. "We don't want to limit him."
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Ross Stripling
Unlikely to open season as starter
PLos Angeles Dodgers
February 14, 2019
Manager Dave Roberts indicated Wednesday that the Dodgers won't hold an open competition for any rotation spots in spring training, meaning Stripling will likely open the 2019 campaign in the bullpen, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
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Mychal Givens
Not named closer yet
PBaltimore Orioles
February 14, 2019
Manager Brandon Hyde said Givens will be used in "high-leverage situations" but did not commit to naming him the closer, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.
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Dellin Betances
Delayed by birth of child
PNew York Yankees
February 14, 2019
Betances has not arrived at spring training due to the birth of his child, George A. King III of the New York Post reports.
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Adam Conley
Could see save opportunities
PMiami Marlins
February 13, 2019
Conley is considered a frontrunner to split the closer's role in 2019, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
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Drew Steckenrider
Expected to split closer's role
PMiami Marlins
February 13, 2019
Steckenrider is a frontrunner to split the closer's role in 2019, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
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Pedro Strop
Expected to open season as closer
PChicago Cubs
February 13, 2019
Strop is expected open the season as the Cubs' closer, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
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Brandon Morrow
Builds up to 90 feet
PChicago Cubs
Elbow
February 13, 2019
Morrow (elbow) threw from 90 feet Wednesday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
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Jake Diekman
Signs with Royals
PKansas City Royals
February 13, 2019
Diekman signed a one-year, $2.25 million contract with the Royals on Wednesday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports. The deal includes a mutual option for 2020.
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Archie Bradley
Finger feeling better
PArizona Diamondbacks
February 13, 2019
Bradley said his fingernail is 100 percent healthy, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic reports. "Woo! Boy, this nail is solid. I'm throwing some hammers this year. I'm going to have one of the best curveballs in the big leagues this year. It's nasty."
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Wily Peralta
Role still undetermined
PKansas City Royals
February 13, 2019
Manager Ned Yost would not name Peralta as Kansas City's closer ahead of spring training, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports. "The roles will define themselves over time," Yost said.
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Brad Boxberger
Role remains undetermined
PKansas City Royals
February 13, 2019
Manager Ned Yost would not name Boxberger as the team's closer heading into camp, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports. "The roles will define themselves over time," Yost said.
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Robert Gsellman
Not in rotation mix
PNew York Mets
February 13, 2019
Gsellman is not in contention for a rotation spot this spring, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
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Richard Bleier
Works on mound Wednesday
PBaltimore Orioles
Lat
February 13, 2019
Bleier (lat) threw off a mound Wednesday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
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Nate Jones
In line for high-leverage work
PChicago White Sox
February 13, 2019
Jones' work last September puts him in the mix for high-leverage usage at the back end of the bullpen, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
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Sergio Romo
Switches Florida teams
PMiami Marlins
February 12, 2019
Romo signed a one-year, $2.5 million contract with the Marlins on Tuesday, Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports.
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