Brian Cashman says there no reason to think Derek Jeter won't return to the lineup as planned Wednesday.
While Jeter has been hampered by quad issue, the injury isn't all that serious. A couple of days off may throw a monkey wrench into MLB's Farewell Tour plans, but it's, pretty much, business as usual for the Yankees. No sense in rushing him back. Better to lose a couple of games than a couple of months. He'll be fine for Wednesday's double-header with the Cubs, though he may only play in one of the games. ANALYST: Howard Bender
Mike Pelfrey was demoted to the bullpen for the start of the season.
Pelfrey lost out to Tommy Milone for the fifth starter's job, but that hardly seems like a surprise. His move to the pen means that he's probably not even going to see much of a chance even if the Twins need a spot start as they can always bring back Trevor May who also looked better than Pelfrey. You can feel good about ignoring Pelfrey in all fantasy formats. 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