Red Sox placed Christian Vazquez (elbow) on the 60-day disabled list.
Just a disastrous way for the youngster's season to start. Vazquez had an MRI late last week and both he and the team were troubled by the results which haven't fully been disclosed. He is scheduled to visit Dr. James Andrews this week and we all know what that usually leads to. The Red Sox have since traded for Washington back-up catcher Sandy Leon and have also indicated that Blake Swihart could start the season on the 25-man roster. We are not expecting good things for Vazquez right now. Analysis: Howard Bender
Casey Janssen got a MRI for his shoulder. It revealed no structural damage.
It seems like Janssen has never got over that shoulder issue that plagued in him 2014, but the Nationals were willing to make him part of their bullpen after trading Tyler Clippard to the Athletics. His value the past three years has come from his saves, something that Drew Storen will be handling and his shoulder troubles are another red flag to stay away from the veteran for the time being. Analysis: Rob Trayah
The Nationals have traded Sandy Leon to the Red Sox.
The Sox have made a move externally to replace Christian Vasquez, who was slated to be the opening day starter, with the Nationals backup catcher in Leon. Leon didn't have any moves left and was most likely to be released so Washington was able to swing something for him. The catching position is unclear in Boston with Ryan Hanigan the supposed catcher by default and Blake Swihart the catcher of the future. However, Leon will get a chance to prove himself after seeing limited time in Washington. Analysis: Rob Trayah
Joe Maddon wants Kris Bryant to get more reps in the outfield.
The spring blitzkrieg for Bryant continues, and heading into Monday he's hitting .459 with nine home runs in only 37 at-bats. GM Theo Epstein mentioned in an interview that he wants to give Mike Olt a long look at third base, but that's probably just a BS excuse to give Kris Bryant some reps in left field and demote him for two weeks for that extra year of team control. If anything, Javy Baez could move to third base long term and Bryant to the outfield. Analysis: Spencer Silva
The Rangers released Ryan Ludwick on Sunday.
Ludwick was notified a couple days back that he would not be making the big-league team and was allowed to search for another team. He has struggled in Spring Training and hasn't been able to get over the .700 OPS mark the last two seasons. The Rangers will look internally to create outfield options for the 2015 season. Analysis: Rob Trayah