Mariners' manager Scott Servais confirmed Sunday that Ariel Miranda is preparing as a starting pitcher this spring and would be the first in line should an injury strike any member of the rotation.
Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said Saturday that he would consider Adam Morgan and Alec Asher options to pitch out of the bullpen if they don't crack the Opening Day rotation.
Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Sunday that Michael Feliz has a "leg up" on landing a spot in the club's Opening Day bullpen.
Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports that the Mets and Neil Walker's agent have discussed a contract extension that would run through 2019 and would be worth "north of $40 million."
Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder, elbow) threw live batting practice Sunday.