Anderson and the Chicago White Sox agreed to a six-year contract worth up to $25 million, the richest deal in baseball history for a player with less than one season of service time.
Analysis: Anderson is viewed as a foundation piece for a rebuilding franchise and earns $850,000 this season before the deal kicks in, running through his age 31 season. Anderson, 23, has a .333 batting average in spring training but missed a third consecutive game on Monday to handle what he labeled "personal problems."
Karns has won the crowded competition for the lone vacancy in the Royals' rotation, getting the nod Monday from manager Ned Yost. Karns beat out holdover Chris Young and left-hander Travis Wood for the fifth spot.
Analysis: Karns was acquired Jan. 6 from Seattle for outfielder Jarrod Dyson. The righty hasn't exactly been lights-out in spring training, posting a 7.36 ERA in four starts. Karns was 6-2 with a 5.15 ERA in 22 games, including 15 starts, last year with the Mariners before his season ended July 20 because of a herniated disk. He is 14-9 with a 4.41 ERA in 54 career games in the majors with Washington, Tampa Bay and Seattle.
Donaldson made his spring training debut Monday, going 0 for 2 with a walk in his first game since injuring his right calf more than a month ago.
Analysis: The 2015 AL MVP hurt himself Feb. 17 while running sprints. He was the designated hitter in an 8-2 loss to Minnesota, and is scheduled to play at his normal third base spot Wednesday. ''A really big day for him and the ballclub,'' Toronto manager John Gibbons said. ''We've been waiting for this day. It's a big step forward.''
Gregorius is expected to miss the first month of the regular season because of a strained right shoulder. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday that Gregorius is likely to be sidelined six weeks. Opening day for the Yankees is April 2 at Tampa Bay.
Analysis: The Yankees have backup shortstops Ronald Torreyes and Ruben Tejada in camp, along with utilityman Tyler Wade and top prospect Gleyber Torres. Cashman said Torres will not be in the mix for the opening.
Boxberger is bothered by a lat strain and is unlikely to be on the Rays' opening day roster.
Analysis: Boxberger has yet to pitch in a spring training game and has been scratched from a scheduled outing on Tuesday. He was sideline for two months last season with a strained left oblique after appearing in 69 games out of the bullpen in 2015, and leading the AL with 41 saves.
Pomeranz exited Sunday's start after two innings because of tightness in his left triceps, the latest setback for Boston's staff in spring training.
Analysis: The Red Sox said Pomeranz, in competition for a spot in the rotation, was pulled against Minnesota as a precaution. The AL East champions had been counting on Cy Young Award winner Rick Porcello, David Price and newcomer Chris Sale to be their big three in the rotation, with Pomeranz, knuckleballer Steven Wright and left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez vying for the remaining two spots.
Prado will not be ready for Opening Day after an MRI revealed a Grade 1 right hamstring strain.
Analysis: Prado was injured Wednesday playing for Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic. He also is dealing with a calf strain, and it's unclear how much time he'll miss. "I want to make sure that I'm 100 percent and not trying to rush this," Prado told the Miami Herald. "First of all, I just have to get pain-free running. That's our main goal now and after that be strong enough to hold up with a healthy hamstring."
Thole suffered a torn hamstring and probably will be sidelined the rest of the season, according to a report Saturday. The report was based on the assessment of Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo.
Analysis: Thole is seeking a second opinion on his injury but it could require surgery. He was injured while running the bases during a game last Wednesday. He said he felt his hamstring pop and had to be helped off the field. Thole, signed a minor-league contract with the Diamondbacks in January, and he was hoping to make the team as a backup. He hit .169 with one homer in 50 games for Toronto in 2016.
Instead of him fielding throws at first base, manager Mike Matheny asked Adams to go to a practice diamond Saturday with St. Louis outfielders to listen to some tips from former Cardinals great Willie McGee.
Analysis: Such an experience would've been hard to imagine before Adams' offseason conditioning and nutrition program helped him lose 30 pounds and reshape his body. The past couple seasons he entered camp in a battle for the first base spot that ultimately resulted in a platoon. This spring, with left-handed hitting Matt Carpenter moving from first to third, Adams, who also hits from the left side, arrived in camp searching for a role.
Gonzalez will be sidelined indefinitely due to a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his throwing elbow.
Analysis: An MRI exam on Friday revealed the severity of the injury after Rodriguez complained of elbow soreness, the Dallas Morning News reported. Team physician Dr. Keith Meister prescribed six weeks of rest and an injection of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for the 25-year-old Rodriguez, a first-round draft pick in 2013. ¶ Expected to compete for a spot in the back of the starting rotation this spring, Gonzalez has been knocked around for eight earned runs and 12 hits.
Dickerson has been diagnosed with a disc protusion in his back and is expected to be sidelined from 3 to 4 weeks.
Analysis: The injury won't require surgery but will land the 26-year-old on the disabled list to begin the season. Dickerson entered spring training as the favorite to be the Padres' regular left fielder after recording 10 homers and 37 RBIs in 253 at-bats last season.
Gadea will be shut down for a minimum of four weeks after being diagnosed with tendinitis in his right elbow.
Analysis: Gadea is a Rule 5 selection from the Mariners who has to make the Rays' roster to stay with the organization, which he'd be able to do if placed on the disabled list. The injury will have Tampa Bay a little extra time to evaluate the 22-year-old.
Fulmer told reporters after Friday's spring training outing his right ankle is 100 percent and he'll be ready for the start of the regular season.
Analysis: The 2016 AL Rookie of the Year, who missed a turn earlier this month after spraining his ankle during an agility drill, threw 59 pitches while allowing three runs and four hits over 3 1/3 innings against the Yankees. "Obviously he didn't have his command for whatever reason, but he got his pitches in," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. "He's progressing, his velocity was good."