Spring training officially started Tuesday with pitchers and catchers reporting to Sarasota. With almost all players reported to camp, both coaches and the media have started to get their first looks at the roster.
Nolan Reimold is healthy and working on regaining full strength. The outfielder is coming off last year’s neck injury and surgery, which ended his season.
Also, Nick Markakis is back from thumb surgery and pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada is long-tossing. His first bullpen is set for three to four weeks from now.
Luis Ayala has yet to make his decision about whether or not he will pitch for Mexico in the World Baseball Classic. Already committed to go are Adam Jones, Pedro Strop, Jonathan Schoop, Chris Robinson and Allan de San Miguel.
Danny Valencia has been linked to the Miami-area Biogenesis clinic, but he has adamantly denied any association with it.
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