Description: Boston right fielder Shane Victorino may give up hitting from the left side of the plate altogether, according to Tim Britton of the Providence Journal, though Victorino said "no decision's been made."
Insight: A leg injury prevented him from hitting lefty late last season and throughout the playoffs. He hit .314 with six homers and an .861 OPS in 169 at-bats as a lefty last season but in his career has been a much better right-handed hitter than a left-handed one.
Description: Right fielder Alex Rios has suffered a mild right oblique strain.
Insight: Rios will likely sit out a week or two and could be a little behind when the regular season begins. He's a quiet fantasy star who contributes to all categories (.278, 18 HR, 83 runs, 81 RBI, 42 SB in 2013), but rarely gets a lot of attention.
Description: Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig (back/shoulder) is in Thursday afternoon's Cactus League game.
Insight: Puig had left Wednesday's game early, but this confirms it was nothing serious. The 23-year-old outfielder is fun to watch and should be an across-the-board contributor to any fantasy league team.
Description: Yankees right fielder Ichiro Suzuki, who turns 41 in October, has no plans to retire and says he could play for "many" more seasons. SOURCE: ESPN New York
Insight: Ichiro has no interest in joining Derek Jeter on his farewell tour. Suzuki has been remarkably durable throughout his career, never playing fewer than 150 games in any of his 13 seasons. Regardless of Suzuki's future plans, it's tough to endorse him as a fantasy option while he platoons out in right field.
Description: Boston right fielder Shane Victorino has been working through issues involving his "core strength," manager John Farrell said. However, he's expected to be ready well before Opening Day. SOURCE: Boston Herald
Insight: Farrell said Victorino reported to camp in good shape even though he underwent right thumb surgery in November. The 33-year-old outfielder dealt with several nagging injuries last season and only played 122 games, so the Red Sox are trying to avoid that happening again. Victorino hit .294 with 15 homers, 82 runs, 21 steals and an .802 OPS in his first year in Boston.
Description: Angels right fielder Josh Hamilton (strained calf) will miss at least two weeks, manager Mike Scioscia said. SOURCE: Alden Gonzalez, mlb.com.
Insight: The team is optimistic he'll still be ready for Opening Day, but we would have liked to see him get a full slate of spring training at-bats after his disappointing 2013 season. The outfielder came to camp having gained 20-25 pounds of muscle to try to regain his power.
Description: Angels right fielder Josh Hamilton will be shut down for a few days due to a strained left calf, according to Pedro Moura of the Orange County Register.
Insight: Hamilton was seen leaving the clubhouse on crutches. Coming off a disappointing season in 2013 (.250, 21 HR, 79 RBI, this is the last thing that Hamilton needed. For now, consider him day-to-day.