MLB.com's Gregor Chisholm writes that the "timing will be tight" for Casey Janssen (shoulder) being ready on Opening Day.
Janssen threw a 20-pitch live batting practice session Thursday, which was the first time this spring that he's faced hitters. "I felt all right," Janssen said. "It was good to get out there, good to compete. Still by no means a finished product, but it's another step in the right direction and it was nice to face some hitters and pick up the intensity again." Janssen remains hopeful of being ready for Opening Day, but he likely will need to pitch in at least one minor league game and several Grapefruit League games first. Sergio Santos (triceps) looks to have a better chance to be ready for the opener and would close if Janssen isn't quite there.