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Carlos Carrasco (broken right hand) will start playing catch in December.

Added 11/04/16 2:22 pm (EST)   Source
It has been about six weeks since suffering a fractured fifth metacarpal bone in his right hand. He will start playing catch in December and should be ready for spring training.
Yusmeiro Petit Headshot

The Angels announced Tuesday that Petit won a spot on the Opening Day roster, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Petit has been productive as a long reliever and spot starter with the Giants and Nationals the last four seasons, and the Angels will bring him aboard in that capacity in 2017 after he submitted a tidy 0.75 ERA and 12:1 K:BB ratio over 12 innings during spring training. Given the Angels' lack of rotation depth, it's not difficult to envision Petit eventually earning a string of starts, but he'll need to perform well out of the bullpen before receiving an opportunity to open games.
Hisashi Iwakuma Headshot

Iwakuma has been named the Mariners' No. 2 starter,'s Greg Johns reports.

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He will take the ball on Apr. 4 in Houston against Lance McCullers. Iwakuma posted a 6.75 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 12 strikeouts in 16 innings this spring. While he is the Mariners' No. 2 starter, he might be only the third or fourth most appealing starter in this rotation for fantasy purposes, behind Felix Hernandez, James Paxton, and possibly Drew Smyly.
James Paxton Headshot

Paxton has been named the Mariners' No. 3 starter, the Seattle Times' Ryan Divish reports.

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He will start at Houston on Apr. 5 against Charlie Morton. Paxton will slot in behind Hisashi Iwakuma in the Mariners' rotation, but he is more appealing than Iwakuma for fantasy purposes, given the big steps forward he took last season. The only question is how many inning he will be able to log, as injuries have been a big part of the first four years of his MLB career.
Tim Adleman Headshot

Adleman was optioned to minor league camp Tuesday, Mark Sheldon of reports.

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With the Reds' starting rotation depleted to begin the season, Adleman was in competition for one of the final spots, though his rough spring assured he was sent to the minors instead. The 29-year-old yielded 19 runs on 19 hits across 14.0 innings this spring. He'll likely serve as pitching depth at Triple-A Louisville.
Hank Conger Headshot

Conger will catch and bat eighth in the order during the Diamondbacks' Cactus League game Tuesday against the Mariners, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports.

Added 1:33 pm (EST)
Conger's presence in the lineup for the first time during Cactus League play indicates that he's no longer bothered by the oblique injury, but he's already been ruled out of consideration for an Opening Day roster spot due to the extensive action he missed. He's expected to serve as organizational catching depth at Triple-A Reno after he was formally reassigned to minor-league camp Monday.
Chris Rusin Headshot

Rusin (oblique) is doubtful for the Rockies' Opening Day roster, the Denver Post's Nick Groke reports.

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He threw a live bullpen session Tuesday, but it sounds like he is likely to start the season on the disabled list. Even if he were healthy, it seems like the Rockies are confident enough in some of their young starters that Rusin would have been destined for a middle relief role.
Reymond Fuentes Headshot

Fuentes was reassigned to the Diamondbacks' minor-league camp Monday,'s Owen Perkins reports.

Added 1:30 pm (EST)
Fuentes was able to win an Opening Day roster spot with the Royals last spring, but the 26-year-old wasn't as fortunate this time around after attending camp with the Diamondbacks on a minor-league deal. Though he went 10-for-16 at the plate during Cactus League play, Fuentes was away from the Diamondbacks for an extended period to suit up for Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic, which likely hurt his chances of cracking the roster. He'll likely report to Triple-A Reno.
Khris Davis Headshot

Davis (quad) won't play Wendesday, CSN California's Joe Stiglich reports.

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It was reported that he could return Wednesday against the Cubs, but he will instead just return to Northern California, where he will hope to return in the three exhibition games against the Giants that precede the regular season. He has been sidelined for less than a week with the quad issue, so there is still time for him to get right for Opening Day.
Franklin Gutiérrez Headshot

Gutierrez went 1-for-2 with with a walk, a double and a run scored in Monday's loss to the White Sox.

Added 1:28 pm (EST)
The veteran slugger got the start against the left-handed Derek Holland on Monday, a role he is expected to serve during the regular season. Gutierrez struggled at the plate early this spring, but that was likely a result of manager Dave Roberts testing the left-killer against right-handed pitchers to see if he could hold his own in the event he was needed to fill in for a starter. The results simply weren't there, as Gutierrez slashed just .185/.214/.259 in 28 plate appearances against righties, compared to .231/.375/.538 in 16 plate appearances against lefties. A platoon with Andrew Toles in left field to start the season seems likely at this point.
Scooter Gennett Headshot

Gennett was claimed off waivers by the Reds on Tuesday, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Added 1:28 pm (EST)
A corresponding move to free up a spot on the 40-man roster was not immediately announced by the Reds. Gennett, 26, has only ever started at second base in the majors, but he's been working out in the outfield this spring in hopes of increasing his versatility. Rosecrans suggests Gennett could also help the Reds at third base in a pinch. Gennett owns a .294/.330/.446 career batting line against right-handed pitching, compared to just .187/.237/.254 against lefties.
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