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Steven Matz will not make his next scheduled Grapefruit League start due to irritation in his left elbow.

The Mets are adamant that Matz doesn't have anything structurally wrong, but general manager Sandy Alderson admitted that "it's worrisome that he continues to be injured." The left-hander won't undergo an MRI, but he'll be backed off for a few days before being re-evaluated. Even if Matz progresses well over the next week, a disabled list stint would seem to be a distinct possibility. It would free up a spot in the Mets' rotation for Seth Lugo.
Mar 26 - 9:37 AM

Tyler Duffey is expected to open the season as the Twins' fifth starter.

The Twins thinned out the competition when they optioned out Jose Berrios, and Duffey has won a spot by pitching really well of late. He's allowed just one earned run over his last 16 spring innings, which includes a minor league game Saturday when he struck out 10 while yielding one unearned run across six frames. In all likelihood, Duffey is just keeping a rotation spot warm until Berrios is deemed ready.
Mar 26 - 9:33 AM

Twins optioned RHP Jose Berrios to Triple-A Rochester.

Berrios looked like the clear favorite for the fifth spot in the rotation after Trevor May (elbow) went down, but he fell behind others in part because he was away for the World Baseball Classic. That's the way the Twins are spinning it, anyway. The 22-year-old held an ugly 8.02 ERA in 14 starts with Minnesota last season and will work on building up his stamina at Rochester. He'll get a shot with the big club soon enough.
Mar 26 - 9:29 AM

Tigers optioned C John Hicks to Triple-A Toledo; re-assigned OF Anthony Gose, RHPs Ruben Alaniz, Joe Jimenez, Logan Kensing, Arcenio Leon, Edward Mujica and 1B Dominic Ficiciello to minor league camp.

There aren't any surprise cuts in this group. Hicks didn't have a shot at a roster spot as long as James McCann and Alex Avila were healthy.
Mar 26 - 9:07 AM

Tigers released RHP Mark Lowe.

Lowe signed a two-year, $11 million contract with the Tigers last winter but won't make it to the end of the deal (although the Tigers will still pay him). The veteran reliever struck out a batter per inning for Detroit last season but also posted an ugly 7.11 ERA over 54 appearances. He's put up a 5.19 ERA over nine appearances this spring. Lowe should be able to catch on elsewhere pretty quickly now that he can be had at the veteran minimum.
Mar 26 - 9:01 AM

Red Sox optioned RHP Noe Ramirez to Triple-A Pawtucket; re-assigned OFs Brian Bogusevic, Rusney Castillo and Allen Craig; 3B Matt Dominguez, C Jake DePew and RHP Hector Velasquez to minor league camp.

Ramirez struck out 17 batters in 9 2/3 relief innings this spring, but that wasn't enough to land an Opening Day roster spot. He'll be up with the big club eventually.
Mar 26 - 8:25 AM

Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle called Jesse Hahn the "clear odd man out" in the Athletics' starting rotation.

Kendall Graveman, Sean Manaea and Jharel Cotton have already been announced as Oakland's No. 1-3 starters and Slusser suspects the final two spots will go to Andrew Triggs and Raul Alcantara. Hahn has had a miserable spring and fared poorly in both the majors and minors last season. Following another meltdown against the Dodgers on Saturday, Hahn's rotation chances are slim to none.
Mar 26 - 12:02 AM

According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Red Sox could be a team to watch for Eric Hosmer if the Royals shop him this summer.

Hosmer, Lorenzo Cain and Mike Moustakas are headed for free agency and the Royals could shop all three if the team falls out of contention by the trade deadline. Adding Hosmer to an already stacked Boston lineup would make the Red Sox heavy favorites to win the American League. Of course, he'd only be a rental as top prospect Sam Travis is considered Boston's first baseman of the future.
Source: Boston Globe
Mar 25 - 11:41 PM
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