Ivan De Jesus Headshot

Ivan DeJesus has been sent outright to Triple-A Louisville.

Added 11/04/16 2:39 pm (EST)   Source
This past season he batted .253 with one home run and 20 RBIs. He is 29 years old so it will be interesting to see where his career takes off from here.
Robert Gsellman Headshot

Gsellman was officially named the Mets' fifth starter Thursday, but won't start until the sixth game of the season on April 9, the New York Post's Mike Puma reports.

Added 10:39 am (EST)
He will face the Marlins at home in the sixth game because the schedule allows Noah Syndergaard to start the first and fifth games of the season. Zack Wheeler was named the No. 4 starter in a somewhat surprising move that has more to do with seniority and pedigree than on-field results. Steven Matz (elbow) has been shut down for three weeks, and is unlikely to return until at least late April, at which time the Mets will need to decide which back-end starter to boot from the rotation. Given the injury histories in the rotation, Gsellman is still a solid bet to return value in most mixed leagues, even if he heads to Triple-A for a brief stint at some point.
Juan Lagares Headshot

Lagares (oblique) likely will start the 2017 season on the disabled list, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.

Added 10:39 am (EST)
The backup outfielder, valued chiefly for his defense and occasional utility as a bottom-side platoon player, will not be an option immediately, which allows Michael Conforto and Ty Kelly to break camp with the Mets. Lagares remains an acceptable stash in NL-only fantasy games.
Zack Wheeler Headshot

Wheeler will start the season as the No. 4 starting pitcher, Marc Carig of Newsday reports.

Added 10:37 am (EST)
Steven Matz's elbow injury will keep him out for at least another three weeks, so Wheeler winds up with a rotation gig out of the gate. The right-hander twirled a gem over five shutout innings Monday and might wind up looking good for fantasy owners earlier than expected. Fantasy players searching for depth should look to add him if he wasn't selected, or keep his name in bold during the late rounds of upcoming mixed-league drafts. Of course, owners should keep in mind the Mets might treat him with caution at times this year, and whenever Matz is ready to return, New York may have to make some tough decisions regarding the rotation.
Steven Matz Headshot

Matz (elbow) won't attempt to throw for another three weeks, MLB.com's Anthony DiComo reports.

Added 10:31 am (EST)
His MRI came back negative, but he still received a PRP injection, and is now a lock to open the year on the disabled list. Zack Wheeler and Robert Gsellman won the final two rotation spots, but both are overqualified to pitch at the back of a rotation, so the Mets can afford to be patient with Matz.
Chad Green Headshot

Green is lined up to start for Double-A Trenton on April 6 and April 11 as the Yankees continue deciding on their No. 5 starting pitcher, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

Added 10:30 am (EST)
The right-hander has a 1.50 ERA in 12 spring innings but hasn't flashed as much success below the surface with eight strikeouts and six walks. Either way, Green will continue to make his case as he duels with Jordan Montgomery, who'll stay on the same schedule at Triple-a Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Christopher Gimenez Headshot

Gimenez has won Minnesota's backup catcher job and may also serve as the backup at first base with Kennys Vargas dealing with a toe injury and Byungho Park sent to the minors, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Added 10:28 am (EST)
John Ryan Murphy was sent to the minors after Gimenez outperformed him this spring. Gimenez may not get much time at first base as Vargas may not be out long.
Bryan Mitchell Headshot

Mitchell will start the 2017 season as a relief pitcher, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

Added 10:21 am (EST)
Mitchell slipped during his latest spring start, which might've contributed to him losing out on a rotation spot. The right-hander posted a 3.24 ERA in 26 appearances (nine starts) with the big-league club last year, but he only struck out 12 batters and walked 11 in that time, so that sparkling number doesn't look too realistic. Even with this initial assignment, Mitchell should find himself in position to start at least a few games during the year.
Robbie Grossman Headshot

Grossman is likely to begin the season as Minnesota's starting DH with Kennys Vargas dealing with a foot injury and Byungho Park sent to the minors, LaVelle E. Neal of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Added 10:16 am (EST)
It's not clear if Vargas will be placed on the DL to begin the season or he could be optioned to the minors. If he can get healthy quickly, he could return as the DH since Park was sent to the minors despite hitting six home runs this spring.
Aaron Judge Headshot

Judge was named the Yankees' starting right fielder for Opening Day on Thursday, Brendan Kuty of The Star-Ledger reports.

Added 10:16 am (EST)
Aaron Hicks was threatening a bit, but the Bronx Bombers instead want to see what the free-swinging slugger can offer in an everyday role out of the gate. With Judge's potentially titanic power comes a lot of holes in his swing, but he's made efforts to tighten them up with shorter mechanics in camp. He still carries upside as a potential masher of 30-plus home runs per season, but even at his peak, they may come with plenty of warts.
Josh Collmenter Headshot

Collmenter got the start in Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Mets and allowed one run on four hits while striking out five over five innings.

Added 10:15 am (EST)
He's set for a long relief role with the Braves this season, but Collmenter has still put together a strong spring, posting a 2.81 ERA and 10:1 K:BB in 16 innings. The team has younger arms like Matt Wisler and Aaron Blair available at Triple-A Gwinnett should a long-term vacancy open up in its rotation, but Collmenter could see the occasional spot start as Atlanta looks to keep veterans like R.A. Dickey and Bartolo Colon fresh during the season.
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