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Dodgers released RHP Dustin McGowan.

Because of a slew of arm injuries, McGowan has logged only 128 2/3 innings over the last six seasons. In 2014, he finally avoided the DL, posting a 4.17 ERA with a 61/33 K/BB ratio over eight starts and 45 relief appearances for the Blue Jays last season. He allowed six runs in eight innings this spring, though, and apparently didn't show enough to convince the Dodgers that he deserved long-term consideration.
Mar 31 - 2:28 PM

Coco Crisp (elbow) said that he "doesn't know" if he'll be ready for Opening Day.

Crisp played in a minor league camp game on Tuesday, going 0-3 with a walk. The A's have been going slow with Crisp this spring. That he is still uncertain of his status for the opener could be an indication that a DL trip is an increasing possibility. Crisp has been moved to left field from center, in the hopes of preserving the veteran's health.
Mar 31 - 2:16 PM

Brewers manager Ron Roenick said that Ryan Braun's thumb is no longer a concern.

Braun underwent thumb surgery in October and has been on the mend ever since. He appears to be fully recovered. Braun will be ready for Opening Day. As long as he's healthy, he remains one of the best hitters in the game. The thumb issue is one to watch during the season, but for now, he should be good to go.
Mar 31 - 2:08 PM

Mariners re-signed LHP Joe Saunders and OF Franklin Gutierrez to minor league deals.

Both Saunders and Gutierrez were set to make $100,000 retention bonuses, but with the new contracts, the Mariners avoided paying out these bonuses. Saunders put up a 6.70 ERA over 43 innings in the majors last season and has struggled this spring. Barring a turnaround in the minors, he's not likely to see much action with the Mariners in 2015.
Mar 31 - 2:00 PM

OF Endy Chavez has opted out of his minor league contract with the Mariners.

Chavez is a free agent now. While he struggled with the bat in spring training (.190/.292/.238), he is a versatile defender capable of handling all three outfield spots. He also provides a speed element for teams looking for a bench piece.
Mar 31 - 1:51 PM

Angels optioned RHP Nick Tropeano to Triple-A Salt Lake.

Tropeano was in contention for the final spot in the Angels' rotation, battling with Andrew Heaney, but for the time being, it appears that the team will go with a four-man set. The righty put up decent numbers this spring (3.48 ERA in 10+ innings). He could find himself back in the rotation mix once the Angels need another starter.
Mar 31 - 1:46 PM

Mike Adams told reporters that he will begin the season with Triple-A Oklahoma City.

The Dodgers will pay Adams a $100,000 retention bonus. Adams has battled shoulder injuries over the last two season. This spring, he's allowed five runs in 4+ innings. "Health-wise I've been good. I haven't had any outings I've felt bad at all. I've just been inconsistent with performance," said Adams. The team is going slow with him because of his injury history, but if he's able to prove his health, he could serve as bullpen depth later in the season.
Mar 31 - 1:39 PM

Joe Panik (ankle) is not in Tuesday's lineup.

Nothing serious here. Panik tweaked the ankle in Monday's Cactus League game. His absence is merely a precautionary measure.
Mar 31 - 1:21 PM
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