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Trevor Cahill will start the Padres' third regular-season game.

Luis Perdomo will start the fifth game and Jarred Cosart will open the season in the bullpen. Cahill posted a 3.26 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, and 21 strikeouts over 19 1/3 innings this spring in Cactus League play and might carry some value in deeper mixed leagues. At the very least, he has streaming appeal.
Mar 30 - 2:08 PM

Lucas Duda was held out of action Thursday in Mets camp because of hamstring tightness.

Mets manager Terry Collins said the injury will have no effect on Duda's availability for Opening Day. The 31-year-old is set to start at first base.
Mar 30 - 1:26 PM

Shawn Kelley will open the year as a setup man.

Kelley earned seven saves last season before the Nationals acquired Mark Melancon and he carried some momentum for the closer job into spring training this year, but the right-hander still has some durability concerns as a guy who's needed two Tommy John surgeries.
Mar 30 - 1:23 PM

Koda Glover will open the 2017 season as a setup man.

Glover looked to be the favorite for the Nationals' closer job a couple weeks ago, but manager Dusty Baker named Blake Treinen to the post on Thursday afternoon. Glover is a promising young reliever but seems doubtful to carry value in non-holds leagues. Shawn Kelley will also open the year in a setup role.
Mar 30 - 1:19 PM

Padres purchased the contract of RHP Craig Stammen from Triple-A El Paso.

Stammen earned a spot in the Padres' bullpen by posting a 0.77 ERA and 12 strikeouts over 11 2/3 innings in Cactus League play. He'll probably act as a long reliever for the Friars.
Mar 30 - 12:56 PM

Padres placed LHP Robbie Erlin on the 60-day disabled list with a left elbow injury.

Erlin underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last May. He should become an option for the Padres around the middle of the 2017 regular season.
Mar 30 - 12:55 PM

Orioles sent RHP Oliver Drake outright to Triple-A Norfolk.

Drake failed to crack the Baltimore bullpen this spring and he was out of minor league options, so the Orioles first had to pass him through waivers. The right-hander will go on serving as organizational relief depth for the O's.
Mar 30 - 12:51 PM

Rockies optioned OF Jordan Patterson to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Patterson hit the ball pretty well this spring in the Cactus League, but he wasn't able to crack the Opening Day roster. The 25-year-old will continue to function as organizational outfield depth for Colorado.
Mar 30 - 12:35 PM

Rockies manager Bud Black named Jon Gray as his Opening Day starter.

Gray sent a scare through Rockies camp on Friday when he left an ugly Cactus League start against the Giants with discomfort in a toe on his left foot, but an MRI came up clean and he struck out seven batters over six innings Wednesday in a minor league game. The 25-year-old right-hander carries high-level fantasy upside into 2017, even calling Coors Field home.
Mar 30 - 12:31 PM

Blake Treinen has been named the Nationals' closer.

Nationals manager Dusty Baker made the announcement Thursday in camp. Koda Glover looked like the favorite at one point, with Shawn Kelley probably next in line, but Treinen has been terrific this spring and offers the Nats the best combination of reliability and durability leading into 2017. He also has one of the best power sinkers in the sport. Treinen obviously needs to be owned in all fantasy leagues with Opening Day approaching.
Mar 30 - 12:07 PM

Rangers signed 2B Rougned Odor to a six-year, $49.5 million contract extension with a $13.5 million club option for 2023.

The deal was agreed to on Saturday and then finalized Thursday as the Rangers packed up camp in Surprise, Arizona. It will cover Odor's first three years of arbitration eligibility (2018-2020) and at least two years of free agency, at a fairly reasonable cost. The 23-year-old second baseman tallied 33 home runs, 88 RBI, 14 stolen bases, and 89 runs scored in 150 games last season.
Mar 30 - 11:38 AM

Austin Pruitt has won a spot in the Rays' bullpen.

Pruitt is going to work in a multi-inning role, per Rays manager Kevin Cash. The 27-year-old right-hander posted a promising 3.76 ERA, 1.186 WHIP, and 149/27 K/BB ratio in 162 2/3 innings (28 starts) last season at Triple-A Durham. A ninth-round pick in 2013 out of the University of Houston, he'll be making his MLB debut.
Mar 30 - 11:26 AM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Cardinals "have quietly showed interest" in White Sox starter Jose Quintana.

Heyman notes that the Astros and Pirates have been the perceived frontrunners for Quintana, but he calls their pursuits of the left-handed ace "passive" up to this point. In his report Heyman then labels the Cardinals a "sleeper team," with the "combination of young players and prospects to make it work." The asking price is undoubtedly sky-high for Quintana, who boasts a 3.35 ERA over the last four seasons and a team-friendly contract that runs through 2020. He is currently projected to serve as the Opening Day starter for the rebuilding White Sox.
Mar 30 - 10:53 AM

Jeanmar Gomez will open the 2017 regular season as the Phillies' closer.

Phillies manager Pete Mackanin confirmed that news Thursday in camp. Gomez was sharp this spring, registering a 0.93 ERA over 9 2/3 innings in the Grapefruit League, but he's a lower-tier fantasy option at closer given his poor numbers last year and the talent behind him in the Philadelphia bullpen. Hector Neris and Joaquin Benoit will work in setup roles for now.
Mar 30 - 10:37 AM

Michael Conforto will be on the Mets' Opening Day roster.

But just how much he is going to play remains unclear given that the Mets never found a trade partner for Jay Bruce. Conforto nailed down the roster spot by batting .300 with an .873 OPS and three home runs this spring in Grapefruit League play.
Mar 30 - 10:34 AM



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