The latest on big injuries from the AL and NL East:
- Derek Jeter was scratched from Friday's lineup because of a sore left calf, reports Bryan Hoch of MLB.com. Though Jeter insists the injury is nothing to fret over, manager Joe Girardi has said Jeter will sit out at least until next Tuesday.
- Time is running out for Chase Utley to be ready by Opening Day, writes Todd Zolecki at MLB.com. Nursing a chronic right knee condition (patellar tendonitis) that has plagued him the past few seasons, Utley has yet to play in a spring game and hasn't participated in fielding drills in weeks. Manager Charlie Manuel and GM Ruben Amaro remain optimistic, but seeing "2B- Freddy Galvis" on April 5 is seeming more and more likely.
- More bad news for Phillies fans: Jon Heyman of CBS Sports tweets that the target date for Ryan Howard's return from his Achilles surgery/infection has been pushed back to late May or early June, a month later than originally reported.