Michael Pineda (shoulder) said that he is 100 percent healthy and will compete for a spot in the Yankees' starting rotation, the NY Post reports. "I'm going to compete for the rotation," Pineda said. "I'm the same Michael Pineda. I'm 100 percent now and my body is in good shape."
Since being traded from the Mainers to the Yankees, Pineda has yet to log a start in two years. In 28 starts in 2011, Pineda finished 9-10 while posting a 3.74 ERA, 1.10 WHIP with a 9.11 K/9. While it will be hard to believe he could post those numbers outside of the pitcher-friendly Safeco Field, he could still be a solid fantasy contributor considering the offense he will have to support him. That is, as long as he earns a spot int he rotation this Spring. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
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