- Associated Press - Monday, March 21, 2016

A look at what’s happening all around spring training in Florida and Arizona today:



The Brewers learned Sunday night that outfielder Rymer Liriano suffered multiple facial fractures when he was hit in the face by a pitch. He was bleeding from the nose and his left eye appeared to be severely swollen when he was carried off the field on a backboard and taken to a hospital.

The 24-year-old Liriano made his big league debut with San Diego in 2014. He spent last season in the minors, then was traded to Milwaukee in January.


Nolan Arenado is swinging the sweetest bat this spring, leading all players with a .606 average for Colorado. The All-Star third baseman is 20 for 33, has hit in all 12 games he’s played and has seven straight multihit performances going into a matchup vs. Texas.

“I wish it was April,” he said. “I’m good to go.”

Arenado topped the majors with 130 RBIs last season and tied Bryce Harper for the NL lead with 42 home runs.


Angels newcomer Daniel Nava has hit in all 13 of his games this spring, going 15 for 29 for a .517 batting average. He could extend the streak against a split squad of Brewers.


Indians ace Carlos Carrasco will celebrate his 29th birthday and make his fourth spring start when he faces the Chicago White Sox.


Pirates lefty Francisco Liriano stays on track for his opening day start vs. St. Louis when makes his third outing of the spring, pitching against the Braves.


Reds right-hander Homer Bailey, recovering from elbow surgery, is scheduled to throw live batting practice. He’s set to throw about 20 pitches in camp.

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