Brad Miller Headshot

Rays manager Kevin Cash plans on Miller starting at second base to replace Logan Forsythe, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Added 02/17/17 1:20 pm (EST)
It's confirming the assumed direction Tampa Bay would head after trading Logan Forsythe. Miller likely won't play much at first base after the Rays brought back Logan Morrison. Miller's lack of batting average and stolen base help deplete what he can offer fantasy players, but his credible power and run production remain useful, and he'll eventually add the keystone to his first base-outfield fantasy eligibility.
Julio Urias Headshot

Urias will not be on the Dodgers' season-opening roster, Ken Gurnick of reports.

Added 1:49 pm (EST)
It was all but expected that Urias would open the season at extended spring training, but manager Dave Roberts confirmed this Tuesday, Gurnick reports. The Dodgers want the 20-year-old to be able to pitch into the postseason, so they're looking to hold him back early on to limit his innings. It's unclear when or how they'll bring him along, but either way, he retains one of the more valuable per-inning upsides of most young pitchers, so he should be stashed in almost all formats.
Ryan Cordell Headshot

Cordell is getting a start at third base in Tuesday's Triple-A lineup.

Added 1:47 pm (EST)
The Brewers have a glut of outfielders at Triple-A, so Cordell will get a chance to show off his versatility in the infield. He has the look of a potential utility player in the majors, as he is capable of playing the outfield and several infield positions.
Tony Renda Headshot

Renda was reassigned to minor league camp Tuesday, Mark Sheldon of reports.

Added 1:46 pm (EST)
A .295/.404/.523 showing in the Cactus League wasn't enough for Renda to force his way back onto the 40-man roster after being outrighted in December. The 26-year-old Renda appeared to hurt himself on a diving play last weekend but there has been no indication that it will keep off the field to begin the minor league season. He figures to spend most of the year at Triple-A Louisville.
Shae Simmons Headshot

Simmons (forearm) was diagnosed with a flexor strain Tuesday and has been shut down for now, ESPN 710's Shannon Drayer reports.

Added 1:43 pm (EST)
He was reexamined on Monday, and fortunately no structural damage was revealed. Simmons is feeling fatigue as he throws, which will force him to back off his throwing program indefinitely. Look for him to open the year on the disabled list.
Yusmeiro Petit Headshot

Petit has made the Angels' 25-man roster, Maria Guardado of reports.

Added 1:43 pm (EST)
Petit, a non-roster invitee, forced his way onto the Opening Day roster with a dominant spring training, accumulating just a 0.75 ERA and 0.75 WHIP across 12.0 innings while striking out 12 batters. The 32-year-old will begin the year in a long relief role, but he could see occasional starts as the Angels aren't deep in their rotation.
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.

Added 1:42 pm (EST)
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.

Added 1:40 pm (EST)
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.

Added 1:37 pm (EST)
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.

Added 1:34 pm (EST)
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.
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