Phillies released RHP Kevin Slowey.
In his last two outings, Slowey had allowed nine runs over three innings. He was also part of a benches-clearing incident on Monday. Slowey should be able to latch on with another club, as he's a veteran arm who began Spring Training with a 2.08 ERA in two starts and three relief appearances.
Tigers manager Brad Ausmus has not ruled out the possibility of Justin Verlander (triceps) starting the season on the DL.
While Ausmus didn't rule out the DL, he did say that he thought that Verlander would be fine long-term, even going as far as saying that the big money starter could be fine "even more short-term." This all sounds very vague and uncertain. Verlander could pitch in a minor league game on Friday, but barring progress, the DL is looking like a more and more likely option.
Nick Franklin (oblique) was able to handle straight-on grounders on Tuesday.
Franklin's left oblique is progressing well enough that he's able to take the field for some activity, but he's still bound for the DL. There's no concrete timetable for the infielder as of yet. Logan Forsythe is likely to start at second in Franklin's absence, with Alexi Casilla, Tim Beckham and Jake Elmore also options depending on the situation.
Blue Jays released OF Dayan Viciedo.
Viciedo would have made $2.8 million if he was in the majors this season. He was hitting close to the Mendoza Line in spring ball, with no homers and no walks, so this decision doesn't come as much of a surprise. The outfielder will try to catch on elsewhere.
Seth Smith (ankle) was a precautionary scratch on Monday, but is not expected to miss any significant time.
Smith's getting a scheduled off-day on Tuesday. It looks like he should be good to go for the season-opener.
Jayson Werth (shoulder) indicated that he wasn't sure when he would be able to return.
Werth saw his first action of the spring on Monday, going 1-for-2 in a minor league game. He's recovering from a January shoulder surgery to repair the AC joint in his right shoulder. While he said he felt good following the game, he also noted that he didn't know how things would progress moving forward. Uncertainty aside, all signs point toward Opening Day or shortly thereafter for the veteran.
Twins optioned LHP Aaron Thompson to Triple-A Rochester.
Thompson pitched well this spring, with a 2.11 ERA in 8+ innings. He'll serve as organizational depth for the Twins.
Marlins reassigned 2B Jordany Valdespin to minor league camp.
Valdespin had a great spring, hitting .378/.425/.595 in 37 at-bats, but he was a long-shot to make the Opening Day roster barring injuries. In his major league career, he's a .218/.273/.372 hitter. As always, be weary of the apparitions of spring.