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Dan Straily pitched six innings and allowed just one run Wednesday against the Astros.

That brings his spring ERA down to 4.58. Straily would have been an awful bet to match his 2016 numbers had he remained in Cincinnati. In the much friendlier ballpark in Miami, he has a shot. Still, he's not one of our favorite targets.
Mar 29 - 5:09 PM

A.J. Ramos walked two and gave up a run to blow a lead in the seventh inning Wednesday against the Astros.

Ramos has allowed five runs, walked four and given up a couple of homers in his 5 2/3 innings this spring. He's going to open the season as the Marlins' closer, but the bad spring could lead to Don Mattingly having less patience if he blows a couple of saves early on.
Mar 29 - 5:07 PM

Peter Bourjos went 3-for-5 with a homer and three RBI as the Rays crushed the Orioles 15-6 on Wednesday.

Bourjos is a shiny new toy for the Rays, so it'll be interesting to see how much he plays early on with Colby Rasmus out. He's been a pretty terrible hitter three years running, finishing with OBPs between .290 and .294 each season, and while he's still an asset defensively, he's not the all-world defender he was when he entered the league. The Rays should treat him as a fifth outfielder, not anything more.
Mar 29 - 5:01 PM

Alex Colome surrendered a pair of solo homers in his inning versus the Orioles on Wednesday.

The wins was blowing out and Colome hadn't had any previous issues with the home run ball this spring, so this probably isn't of much concern. He was one of the AL's best closers last year, and there's no reason that should change this year.
Mar 29 - 4:58 PM

Kevin Gausman allowed two runs -- one earned -- and walked four in 3 2/3 innings Wednesday against the Rays.

Gausman fanned five, but this wasn't quite the Opening Day tuneup that he was looking for to conclude his strong spring. He'll get the Blue Jays on Monday.
Mar 29 - 4:56 PM

Nick Franklin, who didn't play Tuesday because of an illness, hit a three-run homer and walked Wednesday.

Franklin's strong finish last year and versatility appeared likely to make him a significant part of the Rays' plans for this year, but his stock seems to have faded some, and even with two regulars set to open the year on the DL in Matt Duffy and Colby Rasmus, it's unclear what Franklin's role will be. He has both pop and stolen base ability, giving some upside for fantasy purposes. It doesn't look like he'll be a factor early on, though.
Mar 29 - 4:55 PM

Bo Schultz underwent Tommy John surgery on his right elbow on Wednesday.

Schultz also had bone chips removed from the elbow during Wednesday's intensive surgery. With this procedure in the books, the 31-year-old right-hander is expected to miss the 2017 season. He posted a 5.51 ERA in 16 relief appearances during the past campaign.
Mar 29 - 4:53 PM

Hyun Soo Kim went 2-for-4 and took Alex Colome deep in Wednesday's loss to the Rays.

It still looks like Kim will play left field against right-handers, but it seems that he won't hit leadoff, even though he was the obvious choice once the decision was made to drop Adam Jones from his perch. Kim had a .382 OBP in his 305 at-bats last year, and while he didn't supplement that with value on the basepaths, it's still about 50 points higher than the typical leadoff OBP in the AL. As is, it looks like Kim will start off in the bottom half of the order, limiting his already modest fantasy value.
Mar 29 - 4:50 PM
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