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.
Phillies optioned RHP Luis Garcia to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
This opens the door for Adam Morgan and Joely Rodriguez to make the Phillies' bullpen. Garcia, 29, owns a 4.24 ERA and 1.69 WHIP in 127 1/3 career major league innings.
Adalberto Mejia will open the 2017 regular season as the Twins' fifth starter.
Mejia secured the job with a 1.88 ERA and 14 strikeouts in 14 1/3 innings this spring. The 23-year-old right-hander might carry some value in AL-only fantasy leagues, but mixed leaguers can probably do better.
Yankees optioned INF/OF Rob Refsnyder to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
There have been trade rumors swirling around Refsnyder all spring, but the Yankees have not been able to finalize a deal. The 26-year-old former prospect batted just .250/.328/.309 in 175 plate appearances last season at the major league level and he also struggled at the dish this spring.
Rays optioned RHP Chase Whitley to Triple-A Durham.
Whitley posted a 4.15 ERA in one start and five relief appearances this spring in the Grapefruit League. He's presumably going to work out of the rotation at Durham.