David Martinez RP HOU 2 Hrs
Astros optioned RHP David Martinez to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Martinez made four appearances with the Astros last season and posted a 2.57 ERA and 96/31 K/BB ratio in 140 1/3 innings over 21 starts and eight relief appearances between Double-A Corpus Christi and Triple-A Oklahoma City. He'll likely contribute with the big club at some point this year.
Dee Gordon SS LAD 2 Hrs
Ken Gurnick of MLB.com writes that Dee Gordon appears to be the primary second baseman for the Dodgers.
It's pretty telling that Gordon is paired with Hanley Ramirez in the starting lineup Monday while Alexander Guerrero will play in the instraquad game. The 25-year-old speedster is 8-for-8 in stolen base attempts this spring should be relevant in all fantasy formats if Guerrero begins the season in the minors.
Erik Goeddel SP NYM 2 Hrs
Mets optioned RHP Erik Goeddel to minor league camp; reassigned RHPs Logan Verrett and Chase Bradford, LHP Adam Kolarek, C Kevin Plawecki, INFs Danel Muno, and OFs Dustin Lawley, Brandon Nimmo and Cory Vaughn.
No surprises in this bunch. Goeddel was added to the 40-man roster in November after he posted a 4.37 ERA in 134 innings over 25 starts in Double-A last season.
Steven Matz RP NYM 2 Hrs
Mets optioned LHP Steven Matz to minor league camp.
After overcoming injuries in the early part of his pro career, Matz posted a 2.62 ERA and 121/38 K/BB ratio over 106 1/3 innings last season with Class A Savannah. The 22-year-old is starting to gain momentum in prospect circles.
Josh Edgin RP NYM 2 Hrs
Mets optioned LHP Josh Edgin to Triple-A Las Vegas.
The Mets once had big hopes for Edgin out of their bullpen, but he really struggled this spring and showed diminished velocity. John Lannan or Jack Leathersich could make the Opening Day roster as a second left-hander behind Scott Rice.
Shane Victorino will bat exclusively right-handed in games for now.
Victorino hasn't made an official decision about whether to give up switch-hitting, as he'll continue to practice hitting lefty. He has hit better from the right side during his career and enjoyed success in righty-on-righty scenarios in a small sample last year, so he'll deserve a boost in fantasy leagues if he finally scraps it.
Yasmani Grandal C SD 2 Hrs
Yasmani Grandal (knee) will make his spring debut Monday.
Grandal won't start, but he is expected to play a couple of innings. The 25-year-old backstop is coming back from surgery last August to repair a torn ACL, but it looks like he has a legitimate chance to be ready for the start of the season.
Matt Harrison SP TEX 3 Hrs
Matt Harrison (back, neck) will pitch one inning on a B-game on Tuesday.
It's an important step for Harrison, who was shut down early on in camp due to neck and back stiffness. The southpaw remains likely to begin the season on the disabled list, but he could be ready to join the Rangers' rotation at some point in April if all goes well.