Padres purchased the contract of RHP Craig Stammen from Triple-A El Paso.
Stammen earned a spot in the Padres' bullpen by posting a 0.77 ERA and 12 strikeouts over 11 2/3 innings in Cactus League play. He'll probably act as a long reliever for the Friars.
Padres placed LHP Robbie Erlin on the 60-day disabled list with a left elbow injury.
Erlin underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last May. He should become an option for the Padres around the middle of the 2017 regular season.
Orioles sent RHP Oliver Drake outright to Triple-A Norfolk.
Drake failed to crack the Baltimore bullpen this spring and he was out of minor league options, so the Orioles first had to pass him through waivers. The right-hander will go on serving as organizational relief depth for the O's.
Rockies optioned OF Jordan Patterson to Triple-A Albuquerque.
Patterson hit the ball pretty well this spring in the Cactus League, but he wasn't able to crack the Opening Day roster. The 25-year-old will continue to function as organizational outfield depth for Colorado.
Rockies manager Bud Black named Jon Gray as his Opening Day starter.
Gray sent a scare through Rockies camp on Friday when he left an ugly Cactus League start against the Giants with discomfort in a toe on his left foot, but an MRI came up clean and he struck out seven batters over six innings Wednesday in a minor league game. The 25-year-old right-hander carries high-level fantasy upside into 2017, even calling Coors Field home.
Blake Treinen has been named the Nationals' closer.
Nationals manager Dusty Baker made the announcement Thursday in camp. Koda Glover looked like the favorite at one point, with Shawn Kelley probably next in line, but Treinen has been terrific this spring and offers the Nats the best combination of reliability and durability leading into 2017. He also has one of the best power sinkers in the sport. Treinen obviously needs to be owned in all fantasy leagues with Opening Day approaching.
Rangers signed 2B Rougned Odor to a six-year, $49.5 million contract extension with a $13.5 million club option for 2023.
The deal was agreed to on Saturday and then finalized Thursday as the Rangers packed up camp in Surprise, Arizona. It will cover Odor's first three years of arbitration eligibility (2018-2020) and at least two years of free agency, at a fairly reasonable cost. The 23-year-old second baseman tallied 33 home runs, 88 RBI, 14 stolen bases, and 89 runs scored in 150 games last season.
Austin Pruitt has won a spot in the Rays' bullpen.
Pruitt is going to work in a multi-inning role, per Rays manager Kevin Cash. The 27-year-old right-hander posted a promising 3.76 ERA, 1.186 WHIP, and 149/27 K/BB ratio in 162 2/3 innings (28 starts) last season at Triple-A Durham. A ninth-round pick in 2013 out of the University of Houston, he'll be making his MLB debut.