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Colts announce owner Jim Irsay has entered a treatment facility following his DWI/illegal possession arrest.

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said this morning that a MRI for Justin Verlander hasn't been mentioned and the team is still quantifying his cramp as a cramp.

The Tigers are going to look into things maybe a little deeper, but for all intents and purposes, they are treating the issue as minor for right now. Keep an eye on Verlander's next outing, but don't be surprised to see that it really was nothing more than a cramp. He should be fine. Analysis: Howard Bender

Danny Santana will be the Twins Opening Day starting shortstop.

Eduardo Escobar and Eduardo Nunez were both being considered, but the job was really Santana's to lose. He picked up right where he left off last year, batting .341 (15-for-44), but he did strike out nine times to one walk. We don't expect him to post another .400-plus BABIP this year, so don't expect the batting average to stay as high as it was last season. Analysis: Howard Bender

Jayson Werth (shoulder) was hitting off a tee on Saturday and his swing looked strong.

The Nationals have slight hopes that Werth will be ready for Opening Day, but if he misses a week or two, it's not the end of the world. He'll continue in his progression and the team will continue to hope for the best. Considering he's not expected to miss much time, don't let it affect your decision to draft too much. He should be okay, but likely just to get off to a slow start. Analysis: Howard Bender

Mets sent utility player Alex Castellanos and right-handed reliever Chasen Bradford to minor league camp.

Neither player was going to make the 25-man roster so this doesn't come as a surprise. Both will likely end up at Triple-A and work towards being considered for call-ups, but neither is worth owning and stashing. Analysis: Howard Bender

Drew Smyly (left shoulder tendinitis) will throw his fourth bullpen session on Sunday and could progress to live batting practice after that.

Smyly has been making solid, steady progress in his return and is still on-track for a mid-April return after missing no more than two turns in the rotation. Keep an eye on his sessions though because if he has any setbacks, the Rays are going to have to go back to square one. Analysis: Howard Bender

Tigers released RHP Luke Putkonen.

Putkonen wasn't even on the 40-man roster, so the Tigers had very little expectations when it came to watching him. He posted a 7.36 ERA over 3 2/3 innings and he walked three batters without striking out a single one. He may try to land a gig elsewhere, but he's still never going to have any potential for the fantasy game. Analysis: Howard Bender

Twins optioned OF Eddie Rosario to Triple-A Rochester.

Rosario wasn't expected to earn a spot on the 25-man roster, but the Twins wanted him to get as much exposure to better players as possible. He'll likely stay in Triple-A for the most part, but should he excel, there's only Jordan Schafer standing in his way. Analysis: Howard Bender

Ryan Zimmerman jammed the back of his left shoulder/upper back on Friday, but feels better Saturday. He is expected to miss two to three days.

Just great, right folks? Just what Zimmerman needs -- another shoulder injury. He suffered the injury while diving for a ground ball and while it is not considered too serious, the team is taking his lengthy injury history into account and taking it real slow with him. They don't expect him to really need the full three days to recover, but they just want to err on the side of caution. Consider him day-to-day for now. Analysis: Howard Bender

Twins optioned Aaron Hicks to Triple-A Rochester.

After batting an incredibly unproductive .206 (7-for-34) this spring, Hicks has lost the starting center field job to Jordan Schafer who will now be backed up by Shane Robinson. We could see Hicks again as his defense is certainly strong, but until he proves he can hit with some consistency, he'll hunker down in Triple-A. Analysis: Howard Bender

Vic Black (shoulder) will throw a 20 pitch bullpen session on Saturday.

Black threw off flat ground for the first time earlier this week, but the team is still holding out hope for an Opening Day return. Fantasy owners, however, will want to wait until Black has proven his command is there. After issues and injuries over the past year, Black has a long way to go before he proves himself worthy of some fantasy attention. Analysis: Howard Bender

Bobby Parnell (elbow) will throw again in a minor league game on Sunday.

Parnell threw all fastballs in a 17-pitch minor league outing Wednesday and will continue to progress slowly. He is not expected back until the end of April, but when he does return, he will apparently be considered for save opportunities fairly quickly. Analysis: Howard Bender

The MRI taken on Christian Vazquez's elbow found something, but there is no firm diagnosis yet.

With no firm diagnosis here, Vazquez is expected to shut it down for the time being now that there is, indeed, something detectable happening in the elbow. Expect the team to update his condition over the weekend and be prepared for a larger role for Ryan Hanigan. Analysis: Howard Bender

Joe Nathan's thumbnail is still tender, but is getting tougher. He threw fastballs Friday and will try breaking balls Saturday.

While this isn't considered a serious issue, this is Joe Nathan we're talking about and with him posting a weak 5.79 ERA over 9 1/3 spring innings, everything is a concern. Still, no matter if it's an injury or lousy performance, manager Brad Ausmus stands by him and he is still expected to be the Tigers closer on Opening Day. Analysis: Howard Bender

Alex Cobb (forearm tendinitis) will play catch Saturday for first time since his injury. He will make 30 throws at 60 to 75 feet.

The Rays are going to take things nice and slow with Cobb for right now. They'd love to get him back as quick as possible, but not at the expense of his health. He's going to start the season on the DL, but for how long has yet to be determined. Word is that the Rays don't expect him to be out for too long in April but they'll simply take things on a week-to-week basis. Analysis: Howard Bender

Tommy Milone was named the Twins fifth starter.

It wasn't really a strong spring for Milone as he didn't even out-pitch Trevor May in the competition for the final spot in the rotation. But he got the nod for his experience over May. Figure the leash is going to be relatively short though so if he doesn't come out the gate throwing well, it could be a quick hook. Analysis: Howard Bender

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