X-rays on Jake Petricka's right hand came back negative.
Petricka took a comeback off his hand on Monday, but fortunately he avoided serious injury. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Carlos Rodon (biceps) was diagnosed with bursitis after an MRI showed no structural damage.
The initial MRI on Rodon's left biceps showed no structural damage, so this test confirms the original diagnosis. The plan calls for him to go on a throwing program for the next two weeks before being re-evaluated. He'll go on the disabled list, but it's possible he could be ready at some point in the early part of the year.
Delino DeShields has made the Rangers' Opening Day roster.
DeShields has certainly earned it, as hes hitting .302 with a .448 on-base percentage to go along with 12 stolen bases. His exact role isn't clear, but Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram notes that he has "looked like an everyday player." DeShields has been a useful fantasy option before and there's opportunity in left field right now, so this situation is worth watching.
Indians signed INF/OF Jose Ramirez to a five-year, $26 million extension.
The agreement was reported late last week and it's now official. The extension includes two club options at $11 million (2022) and $13 million (2023), so the deal could max out at $50 million. Ramirez is coming off a breakout 2016 where he batted .312/.363/.462 with 11 homers, 76 RBI and 22 stolen bases over 152 games.
Royals reassigned C Brayan Pena to minor league camp.
Drew Butera will begin the year as Salvador Perez's backup. Pena figures to provide catching depth at the Triple-A level.
Cubs released INF Munenori Kawasaki.
Kawasaki, 35, appeared in 14 games with the Cubs last season and batted .255/.352/.312 over 102 games in Triple-A. He's a clubhouse/fan favorite and the Cubs would surely like to work out a new deal, but he could find a more appealing opportunity elsewhere.
Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen said Steven Matz (elbow) looked "pretty decent" during another throwing session Tuesday.
Matz was scratched from his final scheduled Grapefruit League start due to irritation in his left elbow, but he was able to make 55 throws off flat ground on Monday and even threw a few pitches from the rubber on Tuesday. It's encouraging, but the expectation is that Matz will begin the year on the disabled list. Seth Lugo is the favorite to take his spot in the rotation, though Zack Wheeler hasn't been ruled out.
Francisco Cervelli (foot) is back in Tuesday's Grapefruit League lineup.
Cervelli was scratched from Sunday's lineup due to fatigue and some continued soreness in his right foot, but his absence was considered precautionary. The Pirates expect him to be ready for Opening Day.