Padres manager Bud Black officially named James Shields as the team's Opening Day starter.
The move doesn't come as a major surprise, as the 33-year-old hurler was signed this winter to be the ace of the Padres staff. His fantasy value continues to rise as he's pitching in the friendly confines of Petco Park.
J.J. Hardy is scheduled to undergo an MRA exam on his injured left shoulder on Monday.
Hardy has been receiving treatment in recent days, but the Orioles want to ensure that there is no structural damage. He's expected to be held out of action until Tuesday.
Brandon League is expected to be sidelined for the next two months and is attempting to avoid surgery on his ailing shoulder.
League expects to begin the season on the 60-day disabled list, and may be out considerably longer. He can safely be written off in all but the deepest of NL-only formats.
Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Saturday that Coco Crisp (elbow) is expected to return to game action on Tuesday.
Barring any further setbacks, Melvin believes that the oft-injured outfielder will be ready to go on Opening Day. He always carries substantial injury risk, but hitting atop the A's lineup his combination of power and speed should provide ample fantasy value.
Angels optioned RHP Cam Bedrosian to Triple-A Salt Lake.
The 23-year-old had a chance to secure a spot in the Opening Day bullpen, but posted a 5.06 ERA and 1.88 WHIP in 5 1/3 Cactus League innings. He should get an opportunity with the Angels at some point during the upcoming season.
Ross Ohlendorf (groin) will not be ready for Opening Day.
He will begin the season in the rotation at the Triple-A level, but the Rangers do expect him to contribute at the major league level in 2015. He has pitched well in limited time this spring, fanning 11 over five shutout innings.
Angels reassigned LHP Adam Wilk to minor league camp.
He was never a real threat to crack the Angels bullpen on Opening Day. He'll function as organizational depth at the Triple-A level and should get a chance with the Halos at some point during the 2015 season.
Angels released RHP Matt Lindstrom.
He had an opt-out clause in his contract if he wasn't on the Opening Day roster, so the move doesn't come as a huge surprise. The 35-year-old struggled in Cactus League play, posting a 11.12 ERA, 2.30 WHIP and 5/4 K/BB ratio in 5 2/3 innings.