According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets have placed Cesar Puello on outright waivers.
Puello wasn't going to make the Mets' Opening Day roster and he is out of minor league options, so the move is not surprising. The 24-year-old outfielder batted just .252/.355/.393 with seven home runs and 37 RBI in 105 games last season at Triple-A Las Vegas.
Carlos Martinez blanked the Mets for six innings, allowing just three hits, in the Cardinals' 5-4 win Wednesday.
Martinez also legged out an infield single after Wilmer Flores chose to hang back on his bouncer to shortstop. Martinez, named the Cardinals' fifth starter Monday, is 2-0 with a 2.86 ERA. Because of his upside, he shouldn't be left unowned in any mixed leagues.
Kolten Wong delivered his second straight two-hit game and scored twice Wednesday against the Mets.
Finally getting it together in the final week of the spring, Wong has raised his average from .139 to .214 by going 4-for-6 the last two days.
Matt Reynolds drove in three of the Mets' four runs with a double and a single off the bench on Wednesday.
The Mets will probably carry Danny Muno instead of Reynolds if Daniel Murphy goes on the DL, but that's not a reflection on Reynolds' abilities; he's really impressed the team this spring. Come 2016, Reynolds could be the Mets' shortstop, with Wilmer Flores moving to second base.
Jake Marisnick doubled twice and drove in a run as the Astros edged the Tigers 3-2 on Wednesday.
The demotion of Jonathan Singleton on Wednesday has Marisnick's stock on the rise. He's set to be the Astros' primary center fielder, with Colby Rasmus primarily in left and Evan Gattis spending most of his time at DH. Marisnick probably won't be a factor in mixed leagues, but he's a likely 20-steal guy if he starts 120-130 games, giving him AL-only value.
Dallas Keuchel pitched 5 2/3 innings of one-run ball Wednesday versus the Tigers.
Keuchel ends the spring with a 1.80 ERA in four starts. Next up for him is a showdown with the Indians' Corey Kluber on Monday.
Joe Nathan struck out two in a scoreless inning of work against the Astros on Wednesday.
Nathan was consistently in the low-90s today, according to MLB.com's Jason Beck. With Bruce Rondon looking iffy again, any chance of the Tigers releasing Nathan prior to Opening Day can be dismissed. He certainly hasn't had the most encouraging of springs, but he'll probably get the close until he gives them good reason to move on.
Chris Sale (foot) struck out 13 batters over six-plus innings Wednesday in a minor league game.
Sale gave up one run on two hits in the impressive outing against a group of Reds minor leaguers. The ace left-hander is making steady progress from an avulsion fracture in his right foot and is penciled in for an April 12 regular-season debut. If that holds, his first opponent will be the light-hitting Twins.