For those who dismissed the earlier reports about Tom Hicks, Dennis Gilbert, and Nolan Ryan because it came from Randy Galloway, T.R. Sullivan has a story up with much the same key details...
Per Sullivan, Hicks has given up on efforts to become involved in Gilbert's group, and if Gilbert prevails, Ryan is likely leaving the organization.
Jeff Wilson writes that Jarrod Saltalamacchia's setback is not unusual for someone recovering from Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, but that he's shut down baseball activities for a month, which makes it less than definite that he's going to be ready to go for the start of the season.
Sullivan has a story up that focuses on Justin Smoak, Mitch Moreland, and Chad Tracy, saying that all three are potential middle-of-the-order bats that could end up making the team out of spring training.