Cleveland: The Indians left their bats at spring training in Arizona. They scored just 36 runs over their first 12 games, and their .170 team batting average was the lowest in baseball. Yonder Alonso leads the regulars with a .184 average.
Kansas City: With catcher Salvador Perez recovering from a left knee sprain, former Twin Drew Butera (right) has gotten more chances to play with Cam Gallagher backing him up. If an emergency catcher is needed, manager Ned Yost would turn to third baseman Mike Moustakas, who played all over the field in high school.
Detroit: It was a tough way to find out, but pitcher Jordan Zimmermann (right) will never break his jaw again. He was hit with a line drive there Wednesday but suffered only a contusion. “The first time I broke it, they put a couple plates in there and the doc told me back in college, ‘You’ll never break it again,’ ” he said. “So, we put it to the test tonight and everything came back fine.”
Chicago: Reliever Bruce Rondon is getting a second chance with the White Sox. Rondon was once a highly touted prospect with the Tigers with a fastball that reached triple digits, but his weight and work habits came into question. He was non-tendered by Detroit during the offseason, signed a minor league deal with the White Sox and was called up last week.