An MRI came back negative on the left elbow of Mets starter Steven Matz.
That's obviously good news, but Matz will be shut down for the next three weeks and projects to miss all of April. He was given a platelet-rich plasma injection Wednesday. Zack Wheeler and Robert Gsellman will round out the Mets' season-opening starting rotation.
Red Sox placed LHP Drew Pomeranz on the 10-day disabled list with a left flexor strain.
Pomeranz remains on track to make his first regular-season start April 10 in Detroit. He was slowed this spring by some triceps discomfort, but the left-hander threw 76 pitches in a Grapefruit League start against the Twins on Wednesday and he should get up to 90 pitches in his next outing -- wherever that might be.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi named Aaron Judge the club's starting right fielder.
There were hints that the Yankees might send Judge back to the minor leagues for more seasoning, but Girardi officially backed the 24-year-old on Thursday as he announced the club's final roster decisions. While far from a completer hitter, Judge should be able to post big power numbers this season for New York -- and thus carries deep-league fantasy intrigue. Aaron Hicks will open the year as a kind of utility outfielder.
Luis Severino has been named the Yankees' fourth starter.
Severino nailed down the job by posting a 3.95 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, and 16/5 K/BB ratio in 13 2/3 innings this spring in Grapefruit League play. The talented 23-year-old right-hander carries some deep-league fantasy appeal into the 2017 regular season.
Twins optioned C John Ryan Murphy to Triple-A Rochester.
Chris Gimenez will back up Jason Castro to open the year. Murphy, 25, posted a brutal .146/.193/.220 batting line in 90 plate appearances last season at the major league level.
Twins placed LHP Ryan O'Rourke on the 10-day disabled list with a left elbow injury.
O'Rourke was diagnosed last week with a flexor mass strain in his throwing elbow. The southpaw is likely to miss most of April.
Twins placed INF Ehire Adrianza on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right oblique.
Adrianza suffered the oblique strain last weekend in a Grapefruit League game and figures to miss about two weeks of regular-season action. The 27-year-old infielder carries no fantasy relevance as a .220/.292/.313 career hitter.
Rays re-signed LHP Jonny Venters to a minor league contract.
Venters is trying to work his way back from the third Tommy John surgery of his career. The left-hander will continue rehabbing under the Rays' umbrella.