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Spring Training injury roundup

Zobrist to debut Tuesday; deGrom throws bullpen session
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As the Cactus and Grapefruit Leagues wrapped the first full week of spring exhibitions, there were significant injury developments throughout the Majors. A number of key players remain sidelined, but many are progressing toward returns with Opening Day quickly approaching.

Here's a look at some of the most noteworthy updates:

As the Cactus and Grapefruit Leagues wrapped the first full week of spring exhibitions, there were significant injury developments throughout the Majors. A number of key players remain sidelined, but many are progressing toward returns with Opening Day quickly approaching.

Here's a look at some of the most noteworthy updates:

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Chris Davis, Orioles
An MRI on Davis' sore right elbow Saturday revealed no structural damage, and the first baseman is expected to be out three to five days, according Baltimore manager Buck Showalter. More >

Jacob deGrom, Mets
deGrom threw a 40-pitch bullpen session Sunday without issues from the back stiffness that sidelined him last month. He's scheduled to face live hitters for the first time Tuesday in a simulated game; his late start makes an Opening Day start unlikely. More >

Steve Pearce, Blue Jays
The outfielder left Sunday's game against the Red Sox in the third inning with a strained left calf muscle. He will have Monday off and be re-evaluated Tuesday. "He was a little cramped up. I think that's all it is," manager John Gibbons said. More >

Video: DET@TOR: Pearce leaves game with an injury in the 2nd

Ben Gamel, Mitch Haniger, Mariners
Gamel is waiting on results of an MRI on his sore right side, and manager Scott Servais said he expects the left fielder to be out for at least 4-5 days. Haniger could be back later next week as tests revealed only some tendinitis in his sore right hand. He hit some soft toss Sunday and is expected to progress to normal batting practice next. More >

Michael Fulmer, Tigers
Fulmer has yet to rejoin the Detroit rotation as he deals with muscle soreness in the back of his shoulder. Manager Ron Gardenhire said Fulmer's turn in the rotation will be pushed back a few days after he was scratched from his Sunday start. More > 

Video: Fulmer gives the latest update on his health

Ben Zobrist, Cubs
Zobrist is expected to make his spring debut for the Cubs on Tuesday when they play host to the Dodgers. He's been sidelined as a precautionary measure with back issues this spring. More >

Stephen Vogt, Brewers
Vogt is expected to see time at designated hitter later this week as he works his way back from a strained throwing shoulder. The veteran catcher cut a throwing session short last Monday with discomfort and underwent an MRI. He continues to hit, catch bullpens and participate in blocking drills and will resume throwing once he's pain-free. More >

Video: Vogt focusing on improving arm strength

Dodgers
The Dodgers hit by the suspected norovirus outbreak have returned to camp. Twenty-six players were out sick last week, and the entire complex in Scottsdale, Ariz., was scrubbed clean by a hazmat team. More >

Michael Brantley, Indians
Brantley is progressing along toward a return after doing more position-specific drills Sunday morning, manager Terry Francona said. "He should be upbeat," Francona said. "He's in great shape. Through thick and thin, he's been diligent in what he's supposed to do." More >

Chad Thornburg is a reporter for MLB.com based in Los Angeles.