Desmond Jennings LF/CF TB 48 minutes ago
Jennings was reassigned to minor league camp Tuesday.
Jennings was battling for a reserve outfield spot, and it looked like the 30-year-old had a good shot at making the big league roster with the release of Ryan Raburn. He was just 8-for-41 (.195) throughout spring, however, prompting the Reds to ship him off to the minors to start the season.
Adam Warren RP NYY 59 minutes ago
Manager Joe Girardi said that Warren will begin the season in the bullpen, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.
Warren did have some success this spring, although the greater success of the other candidates likely helped the Yankees to decide to move him to the relief corps. The 29-year-old does have a considerable amount of experience out of the bullpen, amassing a career 3.63 ERA primarily as a reliever, although his low strikeout rates likely keep him irrelevant in fantasy terms unless he's able to crack the starting rotation.
Kevin Plawecki C NYM 1 hour ago
Plawecki was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas on Tuesday, Marc Carig of Newsday reports.
Plawecki had a respectable showing over 13 Grapefruit League games. While he went 7-for-26 (.269) with a home run, he also struck out eight times. As long as Travis d'Arnaud and Rene Rivera stay healthy, Plawecki will likely remain at the Triple-A level for most of the upcoming season.
DTDCory Luebke RP PIT 1 hour ago
Luebke has not pitched in six days after tweaking his hamstring, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.
The left-hander had been experiencing an excellent spring prior to being sent to minor league camp (0.96 ERA in 9.1 innings pitched), but the injury bug bit again to hamper his ability to continue his successful ways. That being said, the issue doesn't appear to be too serious, so he should be back in action relatively soon. More details on Luebke's status should come forth as he ramps up his activity again.
DTDDaniel Murphy 1B/2B WSH 1 hour ago
Murphy has missed the last two days dealing with an illness, Mark Zuckerman of MASNsports.com reports.
It's unclear how much longer Murphy will be sidelined with the illness, so consider the 31-year-old day-to-day until the Nationals note otherwise.
Robbie Grossman LF/DH MIN 1 hour ago
Grossman (groin) played three innings of defense and logged four at-bats in a minor league game Tuesday and reported no issues, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
Grossman has missed a little over a week due to a bout of groin tightness, but it seems like the issue is now in the rear-view mirror. As long as the ailment doesn't return, he should be ready to be the fourth outfielder for the Twins when Opening Day comes.
Alec Asher SP PHI 2 hours ago
Asher was traded to the Orioles for a player to be named later.
With the Phillies rotation set heading into the season, Asher was destined to start the year with Triple-A Lehigh Valley. He pitched well in his short stint with the big league club last season, posting a 2.28 ERA across 27.2 innings (five starts), though he only struck out 13 batters. The 25-year-old will likely head to Triple-A Norfolk where he'll work for a call-up.
DTDRob Whalen SP SEA 2 hours ago
Whalen (calf) was seen walking around without crutches Tuesday, Bob Dutton of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.
This is certainly a good sign moving forward, although it's unclear how much activity he's actually been able to do while off of the crutches. Unless Whalen has made significant progress in his rehab from the calf strain, he very well could open the season on the disabled list, but things should become clearer in the coming days as he ramps up his activity further.
Jered Weaver SP SD 2 hours ago
Weaver will start San Diego's fourth game of the season.
Earlier, the Padres mistakenly reported that Weaver would start their third game of the season. Although Weaver will still face the Dodgers when he makes his season debut, it will be one day later than was initially indicated.
DTDLorenzo Cain CF/RF KC 2 hours ago
Cain was scratched from the Royals' lineup Tuesday due to left-side tightness, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.
The severity of the ailment is unclear, but the Royals are considering their center fielder day-to-day for the time being. Alex Gordon slid over to fill Cain's void in center, but both he and Paulo Orlando could see more time there if Cain's injury proves to be more serious. Things should become clearer as Cain gets examined further by team doctors in the coming days.