Phillies optioned RHP Luis Garcia to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
This opens the door for Adam Morgan and Joely Rodriguez to make the Phillies' bullpen. Garcia, 29, owns a 4.24 ERA and 1.69 WHIP in 127 1/3 career major league innings.
Adalberto Mejia will open the 2017 regular season as the Twins' fifth starter.
Mejia secured the job with a 1.88 ERA and 14 strikeouts in 14 1/3 innings this spring. The 23-year-old right-hander might carry some value in AL-only fantasy leagues, but mixed leaguers can probably do better.
Yankees optioned INF/OF Rob Refsnyder to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
There have been trade rumors swirling around Refsnyder all spring, but the Yankees have not been able to finalize a deal. The 26-year-old former prospect batted just .250/.328/.309 in 175 plate appearances last season at the major league level and he also struggled at the dish this spring.
Rays optioned RHP Chase Whitley to Triple-A Durham.
Whitley posted a 4.15 ERA in one start and five relief appearances this spring in the Grapefruit League. He's presumably going to work out of the rotation at Durham.
Rays optioned RHP Jaime Schultz to Triple-A Durham.
Schultz will work as a reliever at Durham, giving him a quicker path to the major league level. The 25-year-old right-hander posted a promising 3.58 ERA with 163 strikeouts over 130 2/3 innings last season in Triple-A.
Twins reassigned OF J.B. Shuck to minor league camp.
Shuck was in Twins camp this spring on a non-guaranteed minor league contract after batting just .205/.248/.299 across 241 plate appearances last season with the White Sox. The 29-year-old will function as organizational outfield depth for Minnesota.
Mets optioned LHP Sean Gilmartin to Triple-A Las Vegas.
Gilmartin spent the majority of spring training working through a left shoulder issue. He posted a rough 7.13 ERA in 17 2/3 innings last season at the big league level.
Twins reassigned 1B/DH ByungHo Park to minor league camp.
Park did everything in his power to make the Opening Day roster this spring, batting .353 with a 1.159 OPS and six home runs over 51 at-bats in Grapefruit League play. For reasons that aren't quite clear, the Twins will head north without their best DH option.