According to MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch, "every indication is that" Carlos Martinez will open the 2015 regular season as the Cardinals' fifth starter.
Jaime Garcia was probably the frontrunner for the spot as recently as last week, but his shoulder issues have suddenly resurfaced. Martinez possesses terrific raw stuff and is worth a flier in pretty much every standard mixed fantasy league. Marco Gonzales will presumably be optioned to Triple-A Memphis when camp breaks.
Seth Smith (ankle) is in the Mariners' starting lineup for Monday's Cactus League game.
Smith was scratched from Sunday's game with a sore ankle. It's obviously not a serious injury.
Brad Miller (illness) is back in the Mariners' Cactus League lineup on Monday.
Miller missed three games with a stomach virus. He'll be at shortstop for the M's on Opening Day.
Josmil Pinto (concussion) has been cleared for games.
Pinto was shut down for over a week with a concussion. He passed his ImPACT test on Monday morning and is expected to play in a minor league game Monday afternoon. The 25-year-old should be fine for Opening Day.
Braves reassigned RHP Michael Kohn to minor league camp.
Kohn walked eight batters in 8 1/3 innings this spring. He'll try to sort out his control issues at Triple-A.
Braves optioned RHP Arodys Vizcaino to Triple-A Gwinnett.
Vizcaino was acquired from the Cubs back in November for infielder Tommy La Stella but didn't pitch well enough this spring to earn an Opening Day roster spot. The 24-year-old right-hander allowed eight earned runs in eight Grapefruit League innings.
Carlos Villanueva has made the Cardinals' roster.
Villanueva will open the season in long relief, but he could be asked to handle some emergency spot starts if the St. Louis rotation is hit with more injuries. The versatile 31-year-old right-hander was signed to a minor league contract in early February.
Red Sox placed C Christian Vazquez on the 60-day disabled list with a right elbow injury.
This feels like confirmation that Vazquez is going to need season-ending Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery. Boston acquired catcher Sandy Leon from the Nationals on Monday morning to back up Ryan Hanigan. And top prospect Blake Swihart may be put on the fast track.