The Seattle Mariners have optioned Vogelbach to Triple-A Tacoma, meaning Danny Valencia will be the everyday first baseman when the regular season begins.
Analysis: Seattle made the surprising roster move Thursday. Vogelbach, a left-handed hitter, and Valencia, who bats right-handed, had been expected to split time at first depending on pitching matchups. But Vogelbach has struggled in spring training, hitting just .228 and will now start the season in the minors.
Ethier might miss Opening Day after an MRI exam revealed a herniated disk in his lower back.
Analysis: Ethier received a pain-killing epidural injection, but he cannot perform any baseball-related activities for a week to 10 days. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts told the Los Angeles Times it would be "tough" for Ethier to be ready by April 3.
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.