Twins signed RHP Paul Clemens to a minor league contract.
Clemens was released by the Padres last week and quickly found a new opportunity. The 29-year-old owns a 4.89 ERA across 66 appearances -- 19 starts -- in the majors and figures to get a shot with the Twins at some point.
Rangers optioned RHP Nick Martinez to Triple-A Round Rock.
Martinez was roughed up with an 8.66 ERA over five starts and one relief appearance this spring. He'll serve as rotation depth in the minors.
Gregory Polanco (shoulder) saw 10 at-bats on the minor league side at Pirate City on Wednesday.
He also threw from a distance of 90 feet. It's good news for Polanco, who has been dealing with discomfort in his left shoulder over the past few days. He's slated to play in a game on Friday, so he's trending in the right direction leading into Opening Day.
Cubs reassigned C Carlos Corporan to minor league camp.
It's an expected cut. Willson Contreras and Miguel Montero are expected to handle the bulk of the catching duties for Chicago this season. Kyle Schwarber is considered an emergency option.
Adrian Beltre (calf) will be re-evaluated over the weekend.
Beltre came down with some tightness in his right calf muscle on Monday, though an MRI showed it wasn't severe. While he initially expressed confidence about his readiness for Opening Day, he's running out of time to prove it. The disabled list could eventually be an option if he doesn't show enough progress this weekend.
Jon Gray (toe) allowed four runs (three earned) over six innings in a minor league game on Wednesday.
Gray got stretched out to 88 pitches and allowed five hits while walking none and striking out seven. The most important thing is that he's healthy. Gray left his scheduled start last Friday due to left foot soreness, but an MRI on his toe came back negative and there weren't any signs of an issue Wednesday. He should be good to go for the start of the season.
Randal Grichuk left Wednesday's Grapefruit League finale after he was hit on the right hand by a pitch.
Grichuk was removed for a pinch-runner. It's too soon to say if it's anything serious, as the Cardinals are surely being extra careful this close to Opening Day. We should hear an update soon.
Indians manager Terry Francona said Tuesday that Carlos Santana is likely to bat leadoff to begin the season.
Santana made 85 starts out of the leadoff spot last season and 59 out of the fifth spot. He's probably the best option to leadoff at this time, but things could change once the Indians have all of their regulars back in the lineup.