UPDATES & NEWS
Masahiro Tanaka served up a home run to the 1st major league batter he faced (Melky Cabrera), but was still able to earn the victory in his MLB debut.
Tanaka had a roller coaster outing as he retired the next three batters in order after the home run (struck out Bautista and Encarnacion to end the first), allowed two runs in the second inning, but then pitched five scoreless innings to finish with a final stat line of 6 H, 3 R (2 ER), 1 HR, 0 BB, and 8 K in 7 IP as he and the Yankees got the win defeating the Jays 7-3.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Rams re-signed restricted free-agent Rodney McLeod.
McLeod received the Rams' highest qualifying offer, a second-round tender worth around $2.3 million. McLeod has played in every game the past three seasons for the Rams and he will likely have a similar role this season for the team. He did a little bit of everything last year, registering 72 tackles while forcing two fumbles, recovering two and notching two interceptions. Analysis: Colby Conway
Addison Russell as began playing second base in the minors which could speed up his major league debut.
The Cubs have light hitting Jonathan Herrera currently starting at second base after Tommy La Stella landed on the DL with an oblique strain. Russell was acquired in the trade that sent Jeff Samardzija to the Athletics last season and with Javier Baez away from the team to deal with the untimely passing of his sister it looks as if Russell is the next elite prospect to be called up from the Cubs system. Russell hit .350 with 39 runs, 13 home runs, 45 RBI and six stolen bases over 68 at Double-A last season and started 2015 playing for Triple-A Iowa where he's hit .297 with a home run and seven RBI over the first nine games of the season. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba