Description: Detroit shortstop Jose Iglesias is visiting another doctor Friday and is likely to start the season on the disabled list.
Insight: The former Red Sox and current Tigers infielder batted .303 last season with a .735 OPS in 350 at-bats and was looked on as a nice low-cost shortstop option for fantasy owners. You will have to be hesitant about choosing him at this point, or at least until we hear from today's doctor.
Description: Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki will miss a few days to let inflammation in his bruised left calf and fibula subside, according to Troy Renck of the Denver Post.
Insight: Tulowitzki was hit by a fastball and has a deep bruise, but X-rays were negative. Tulo's injury history is something to be aware of, but this type of thing can happen to anyone and shouldn't impact where you draft him.
Description: Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins is expected to play Friday after missing the last three games, according to beat writer Matt Gelb.
Insight: Philadelphia manager Ryne Sandberg has kept Rollins out of the lineup, possibly to send him a message about his lack of hustle. Rollins hit just .252 with six homers, 22 steals, 65 runs and a .666 OPS last season in 160 games.
Description: Minnesota shortstop Pedro Florimon Jr. (appendectomy in February) is expected to play in a minor league game tomorrow.
Insight: The 27-year-old infielder has yet to prove he's much any fantasy-worthy value. He's never batted more than .221, scored more than 44 runs, hit more than nine homers or stolen more than 15 bases. That's why fantasy owners don't have him on their radar screens.
Description: Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins will be out of the lineup a third straight game Thursday against the Yankees even though manager Ryne Sandberg says Rollins is "fine." SOURCE: csnphilly.com
Insight: Sandberg may be sending Rollins a message about his lack of hustle, something old manager Charlie Manuel put up with. Rollins hit just .252 with six homers, 22 steals, 65 runs and a .666 OPS last season in 160 games.
Description: Chicago shortstop Starlin Castro is still about a week away from returning from a hamstring injury, according to Patrick Mooney of csnchicago.com
Insight: Castro suffered the injury on a slide during Sunday's game. He's attempting to bounce back from a 2013 season in which he hit a career-low .245 with 10 homers, 44 RBI and a .631 OPS. He's had just two at-bats this preseason - both hits.
Description: Ken Gurnick of dodgers.com adds another report that Dee Gordon is the favorite to win the Dodgers' second base job over Alexander Guerrero.
Insight: Gordon is only batting .208 this spring, but is 8-for-8 in stolen base attempts. He's also made just one error in 34 changes. Guerrero is batting .250, but might start the season in the minors.
Description: Texas shortstop Elvis Andrus (forearm) returned to the lineup Wednesday, according to Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News.
Insight: Andrus has been dealing with flexor tendinitis. The shortstop hit .313 with four home runs, 36 RBI, 41 runs, 23 steals and a .774 OPS in the second half last season after batting .242 with a .580 OPS before the break.
Description: ESPN's Jim Bowden reports that Dee Gordon is the favorite to win the Dodgers' second base job.
Insight: Gordon hasn't had too much of a chance to take advantage of his top-flight speed in his major league career, as he has hit .256 with a .301 on-base percentage. He's not the long-term answer at second for the Dodgers. Los Angeles signed Cuban defector Alexander Guerrero to a four-year, $28 million contract last October, but the former shortstop has had trouble with his new position and will start the year at Triple-A.
Description: Chicago shortstop suffered an unspecified injury Sunday in a spring training game with Kansas City. SOURCE: Gordon Wittenmyer, Chicago Sun-Times
Insight: Castro suffered the injury on a slide but wasn't removed from the game until the next inning. Until we know what he's dealing with, it's hard to speculate how much time Castro will miss. For now, it's best to label him as day-to-day.
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