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White Sox reassigned LHP Zach Phillips to minor league camp.

Phillips wasn't expected to crack the team's Opening Day roster, but should provide sold bullpen depth at the Triple-A level, provided he doesn't decide to return to Japan.
Mar 28 - 3:25 PM

White Sox optioned RHP Daniel Webb to Triple-A Charlotte.

Once thought of as the team's closer of the future, the 25-year-old posted a troublesome 8.68 ERA and 2.25 WHIP in 9 1/3 innings in the spring. He should get an opportunity with the White Sox at some point during the upcoming season.
Mar 28 - 3:23 PM

Didi Gregorius (wrist) sprained his left wrist in Saturday's Grapefruit League contest and is heading for precautionary X-rays.

The Yankees don't believe that the injury is serious, but are sending him for X-Ray to be sure. If he isn't available for the start of the regular season, the Yankees could slide Stephen Drew over to shortstop.
Mar 28 - 3:08 PM

Rockies optioned RHP Jairo Diaz, INF Christian Adames and OF Kyle Parker to minor league camp.

Diaz could have secured a spot in the Rockies bullpen to begin the season, but posted a 7.11 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 4/3 K/BB ratio over 6 1/3 innings in Cactus League play. He should get an opportunity to work out of the Rockies bullpen at some point during the upcoming season.
Mar 28 - 2:50 PM

Cubs released LHP Felix Doubront.

The veteran southpaw was knocked around in his seven spring innings, allowing nine runs on 17 hits. He will receive 45 days of termination pay from the Cubs, roughly equaling $473,000. He'll look to latch on elsewhere.
Mar 28 - 2:33 PM

Nate Shierholtz was informed Saturday that he would not make the Rangers' Opening Day roster.

He would've stood to make $1.75 million if he made the team. It's unclear if he'll ask for his release and look for a job elsewhere, or if he'll accept an assignment to the minor leagues.
Mar 28 - 2:30 PM

Rangers acquired LHP Sam Freeman from the Cardinals for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Freeman was unlikely to crack the Cardinals' Opening Day bullpen, so they opted to flip him to get what they could. The 27-year-old posted a 2.61 ERA, and 1.40 WHIP with a 35/19 K/BB ratio in 38 innings in 2014.
Mar 28 - 2:10 PM

Padres reassigned INF/OF Jake Goebbert, INF Brett Wallace and C/1B Cody Decker to minor league camp.

All three were longshots to crack the Opening Day roster in reserve roles. Goebbert should get a chance with the Padres at some point during the upcoming season.
Mar 28 - 1:33 PM

Zack Greinke is scheduled to pitch in a minor league game on Wednesday.

He made it through Friday's Cactus League game without any issue, despite his command being worse than he would like. He owns an 11/6 K/BB ratio over 12 2/3 innings on the spring and looks to be ready to go for Opening Day.
Mar 28 - 1:29 PM

Cubs optioned RHP Eric Jokisch to Triple-A Iowa.

The 25-year-old could have competed for a spot in the Opening Day bullpen, but posted a 6.00 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 7/2 K/BB ratio in 12 spring innings. He'll provide organizational depth at Triple-A.
Mar 28 - 1:12 PM

Padres manager Bud Black officially named James Shields as the team's Opening Day starter.

The move doesn't come as a major surprise, as the 33-year-old hurler was signed this winter to be the ace of the Padres staff. His fantasy value continues to rise as he's pitching in the friendly confines of Petco Park.
Mar 28 - 12:42 PM

J.J. Hardy is scheduled to undergo an MRA exam on his injured left shoulder on Monday.

Hardy has been receiving treatment in recent days, but the Orioles want to ensure that there is no structural damage. He's expected to be held out of action until Tuesday.
Mar 28 - 12:38 PM

Brandon League is expected to be sidelined for the next two months and is attempting to avoid surgery on his ailing shoulder.

League expects to begin the season on the 60-day disabled list, and may be out considerably longer. He can safely be written off in all but the deepest of NL-only formats.
Mar 28 - 12:24 PM

Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Saturday that Coco Crisp (elbow) is expected to return to game action on Tuesday.

Barring any further setbacks, Melvin believes that the oft-injured outfielder will be ready to go on Opening Day. He always carries substantial injury risk, but hitting atop the A's lineup his combination of power and speed should provide ample fantasy value.
Mar 28 - 12:16 PM

Angels optioned RHP Cam Bedrosian to Triple-A Salt Lake.

The 23-year-old had a chance to secure a spot in the Opening Day bullpen, but posted a 5.06 ERA and 1.88 WHIP in 5 1/3 Cactus League innings. He should get an opportunity with the Angels at some point during the upcoming season.
Mar 28 - 12:12 PM

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