Rockies purchased the contract of INF Mark Reynolds from Triple-A Albuquerque.
Reynolds will serve as the Rockies' regular first baseman until Ian Desmond (hand) returns. He batted .282/.356/.450 with 14 homers over 441 plate appearances with Colorado last season and isn't a bad short-term option in deeper fantasy formats.
Braves signed RHP David Hernandez to a minor league contract.
Hernandez opted out of his minor league deal with the Giants on Friday and apparently likes his potential opportunity with the Braves more. He might have to spend a little time in the minors first but should get a shot in Atlanta.
Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times expects Corey Dickerson to begin the season as the Rays' leadoff hitter against right-handers.
Topkin projects Kevin Kiermaier to remain in the No. 2 spot and Dickerson to precede him. It's obviously very favorable news for Dickerson for fantasy purposes, as he slugged 22 home runs against righties last season and is a career .288/.335/.552 hitter against them. Dickerson entered Grapefruit League play on Sunday batting .367/.392/.633 with four longballs this spring.
Jayson Aquino tossed four innings of one-run ball and struck out four as the Orioles edged the Blue Jays 2-1 on Sunday.
Aquino might wind up as the Orioles' fifth starter with Chris Tillman (shoulder) set to spend most or all of April on the disabled list. He's not of any interest in AL-only leagues just yet, but he's done well in allowing just two runs in 15 innings this spring.
Francisco Liriano fanned seven while allowing one run in 4 2/3 innings Sunday against the Orioles.
The slider has been working for Liriano all spring; he's sporting a 25/4 K/BB ratio in just 14 1/3 innings. He'd still look really good in the Pirates rotation right about now.
Ryan Flaherty tripled in his long at-bat off the bench Sunday against the Blue Jays.
Flaherty was making his third appearance since returning from a 10-day absence due to a sore shoulder. Barring a setback, he'll have his usual spot on the bench come Opening Day. He's not going to play much while everyone is healthy, though.
Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times believes that Mallex Smith not only will make the Opening Day roster but will likely be in the lineup for the season opener.
Colby Rasmus (hip) isn't ready to play the outfield yet and will begin the season on the disabled list, and Topkin writes that Smith will get "a chance to show what he can do and how dynamic a duo he can form with (Kevin) Kiermaier." Smith probably isn't guaranteed anything beyond fill-in status until Rasmus is ready, but he could certainly play his way into a regular role. He could be a difference-maker in fantasy leagues with his speed if he sees regular at-bats.
Mike Leake scattered seven hits over six innings in the Cardinals' 3-0 shutout of the Marlins on Sunday.
Leake lowered his spring ERA to 3.81. He was terrific last spring before his disappointing season, finishing with a 2.25 ERA and a 24/2 K/BB ratio in 20 innings during Grapefruit League action. This year, he has a 14/6 K/BB ratio in 26 innings. He looks like a fringe guy in mixed leagues right now.