Allen Craig was credited with an inside-the-park homer against the Blue Jays on Wednesday.
It was a well-hit ball, but one that would have been a double had Jose Bautista not fallen down. Craig hasn't really torn it up with a .250 average, two homers and two doubles in 48 at-bats this spring, but he's definitely looked better than he did last year. Ideally, the Red Sox would work out a trade with a team that could play him regularly, but that he's owed $21 million between 2016 and 2017 complicates matters.
According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets have placed Cesar Puello on outright waivers.
Puello wasn't going to make the Mets' Opening Day roster and he is out of minor league options, so the move is not surprising. The 24-year-old outfielder batted just .252/.355/.393 with seven home runs and 37 RBI in 105 games last season at Triple-A Las Vegas.
Carlos Martinez blanked the Mets for six innings, allowing just three hits, in the Cardinals' 5-4 win Wednesday.
Martinez also legged out an infield single after Wilmer Flores chose to hang back on his bouncer to shortstop. Martinez, named the Cardinals' fifth starter Monday, is 2-0 with a 2.86 ERA. Because of his upside, he shouldn't be left unowned in any mixed leagues.
Kolten Wong delivered his second straight two-hit game and scored twice Wednesday against the Mets.
Finally getting it together in the final week of the spring, Wong has raised his average from .139 to .214 by going 4-for-6 the last two days.
Matt Reynolds drove in three of the Mets' four runs with a double and a single off the bench on Wednesday.
The Mets will probably carry Danny Muno instead of Reynolds if Daniel Murphy goes on the DL, but that's not a reflection on Reynolds' abilities; he's really impressed the team this spring. Come 2016, Reynolds could be the Mets' shortstop, with Wilmer Flores moving to second base.
Jake Marisnick doubled twice and drove in a run as the Astros edged the Tigers 3-2 on Wednesday.
The demotion of Jonathan Singleton on Wednesday has Marisnick's stock on the rise. He's set to be the Astros' primary center fielder, with Colby Rasmus primarily in left and Evan Gattis spending most of his time at DH. Marisnick probably won't be a factor in mixed leagues, but he's a likely 20-steal guy if he starts 120-130 games, giving him AL-only value.
Dallas Keuchel pitched 5 2/3 innings of one-run ball Wednesday versus the Tigers.
Keuchel ends the spring with a 1.80 ERA in four starts. Next up for him is a showdown with the Indians' Corey Kluber on Monday.
Joe Nathan struck out two in a scoreless inning of work against the Astros on Wednesday.
Nathan was consistently in the low-90s today, according to MLB.com's Jason Beck. With Bruce Rondon looking iffy again, any chance of the Tigers releasing Nathan prior to Opening Day can be dismissed. He certainly hasn't had the most encouraging of springs, but he'll probably get the close until he gives them good reason to move on.