Jordan Zimmermann yielded one run in 5 1/3 innings Sunday against a Blue Jays split-squad.
Kendrys Morales and Ezequiel Carrera were the only major leaguers the Jays brought for this one, so Zimmermann's performance probably wasn't as encouraging as the line suggests. He'll take it, though; he had given up nine earned runs over two innings in his previous two outings. We have little faith that Zimmermann will rebound to the point of having mixed-league value this year.
Francisco Rodriguez gave up a pair of homers to minor leaguers in the ninth to take a blown save and a loss Sunday against the Blue Jays.
Rodriguez has gotten lit up in both of his official spring appearances and he suffered some groin tightness while pitching in the WBC, but we're not overly worried at this point. He's not an elite closer these days, but he should do well enough for Detroit.
Nicholas Castellanos homered, doubled and walked Sunday against the Blue Jays.
It's pretty much certain now that Castellanos will open up as the Tigers' No. 2 hitter. It's not the ideal spot for him, but it does give his fantasy value a boost. He's a nice late-round option in mixed leagues.
Miguel Cabrera singled in a run and struck out in two at-bats Sunday against the Blue Jays.
Cabrera was making his first appearance since suffering some back tightness in the WBC. He's not going to need many at-bats this week to ensure his presence in the Tigers' Opening Day lineup.
Joe Musgrove held the Nationals to one run over five innings in the Astros' 5-1 victory Sunday.
Musgrove struck out four and walked one while improving to 3-0 this spring. He'll fill in for Collin McHugh in the rotation early next month, and while that might be a short stay, there should be plenty of opportunities for him as the season goes on. He's a fine AL-only pick, and he'll be a streaming option in mixed leagues at times.
Gio Gonzalez had a rare off day in March in Sunday's loss, giving up five runs in five innings against the Astros.
Gonzalez entered with a 1.10 ERA in five starts this spring. He had allowed a total of 22 earned runs in 25 spring starts since 2013, so this one was truly unusual.
Yuli Gurriel went 2-for-4 with a double Sunday, raising his spring average to .333.
Gurriel started off quietly this spring, but he's 7-for-12 with two homers and three doubles in his last four games. Not that his starting job at first base was in any doubt entering the season, but the strong finish here should leave him less vulnerable to frequent off days (probably in favor of Marwin Gonzalez) early on.
Rockies placed RHP Chad Bettis on the 60-day disabled list with testicular cancer.
The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Mark Reynolds. Bettis began chemotherapy last week and is slated to miss most of the season.