Description: Mariners 1B/OF Corey Hart says his forearm soreness and back tightness are minor issues, according to Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune.
Insight: The good news is that his knees are fine after he underwent two knee surgeries last season and missed the entire year. Hart averaged 141 games, .279 with 29 homers, 83 RBI, 87 runs and an .857 OPS from 2010-12 and will start in right field for the M's.
Description: Arizona first baseman Paul Goldschmidt has missed the past two spring training games due to "leg stiffness," according to beat writer Nick Piecoro.
Insight: We're talking about a guy who will cost you a top-five pick on draft day after batting .302 last season with 36 HR, 126 RBI and 15 steals., so we would like him to start the season healthy. It doesn't appear to be serious, but it's worth watching.
Description: Rockies right fielder Michael Cuddyer took a Jeff Samardzija slider off his left hand and had to leave Wednesday's game, according to Troy Renck of the Denver Post.
Insight: The early indications were that Cuddyer didn't suffer a fracture, though he's headed for more examinations to determine the extent of his injury. Cuddyer hit .331 with 20 homers, 84 RBI and a .919 OPS last season, though he was helped immensely by a .382 BABIP. He won't have that type of good luck again.
Description: Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau hasn't played since the spring training opener due to a stiff neck, according to Thomas Harding of mlb.com.
Insight: Morneau hit 17 homers last season, but none in 25 games after joining the Pirates in a trade from the Twins. He'll go from playing in two of the worst offensive parks in baseball (Target Field and PNC Park) to one of the best (Coors Field) this season.
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira (wrist) will make his Grapefruit League debut Thursday, according to mlb.com. He took three swings from each side of the plate in live batting practice Monday and will take BP again Tuesday. "I feel pretty good. We've been here over two weeks now, and the wrist is getting stronger," Teixeira said. "That's the biggest thing. It needs to get stronger. The bat speed is pretty good. We'll keep building up, and hopefully on April 1 it's feeling really good and the swing's feeling really good and I'm ready to roll."
Insight: Teixeira played just 15 games last season due to a torn tendon sheath in his wrist and hit just .151 with three homers and 19 strikeouts in 53 at-bats. He's been in a steep decline since 2009 and should only be selected in the latter rounds of fantasy drafts.
Description: Mariners 1B/OF Corey Hart (knee) will make his Cactus League debut on Friday, according to Greg Johns of mlb.com.
Insight: Hart has been dealing with some tenderness in his knee when moving from side to side, but manager Lloyd McClendon says he's fine. He underwent two knee surgeries last season and missed the entire year. Hart averaged 141 games, .279 with 29 homers, 83 RBI, 87 runs and an .857 OPS from 2010-12.