Braves have released Dan Uggla.
It may have taken the Braves a little longer than it should have, but they've finally just cut ties with Uggla and will let him walk -- ironic given the fact that his walk rate has dropped off a cliff this year. The club is more than happy going with rookie Tommy La Stella and Ramiro Pena backing him up. Don't be surprised to see another club kick the tires on Uggla to see if he can regain his power stroke in a new home.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Matt Szczur, Ryan Sweeney, and Jonathan Herrera are battling for the final two spots on the Cubs' bench.
Chris Denorfia's injury actually proves pivotal here, because it will impact one of the aforementioned players. Sweeney is the safest of the three aforementioned players, due to the fact that he is a left-handed hitter who is the final year of his contract. Sweeney is owned $1.5 million this season. However, Szczur has impressed manager Joe Maddon this spring, leaving the idea that he could gain one of the final roster spots. None of these players will be starting in any fantasy roster to begin 2015, however. Analysis: Colby Conway
Carlos Rodon was reassigned to minor league camp Wednesday.
Rodon was competing for the fifth and final starting spot in the team's rotation, but the plan all along seemed to be that he would start the season in Triple-A Charlotte. This spring, he registered a 3.06 ERA and 1.25 WHIP with 21 strikeouts over 17 2/3 innings. Rodon will be called up later this season as he is simply too good to leave in the minors, despite the fact that he has thrown fewer than 25 professional innings. Much like Kris Bryant in Chicago, sending Rodon to the minors for at least two weeks will ensure the team will retain an extra year of control on the back end of his contract. Analysis: Colby Conway
Colt Hynes has earned a spot on the Blue Jays' 25-man roster.
Hynes hasn't pitched in the majors since 2013, when he notched a 9.00 ERA in 17 innings with the Padres. However, he has looked unhittable this spring. In 10 2/3 spring innings, he has allowed just three hits and has struck out nine opposing batters. A good spring earned him a spot on the Blue Jays' 25-man roster, but not good enough to land a spot on your fantasy roster. Analysis: Colby Conway
Kyuji Fujikawa is dealing with groin tightness.
The early report is that he will be shut down for a few days before throwing again. The team is going to give him a few days before re-evaluating him. There is a possibility that he opens the year on the DL, which would be detrimental to an already thin Texas bullpen. Leave Fujikawa off your roster to begin the 2015 campaign. Analysis: Colby Conway
Esmil Rogers has won a bullpen spot to open the season.
Rogers had a shot at a final bullpen spot, but he will begin the season where he belongs, in the bullpen. While he looked good this spring, posting a 2.57 ERA in 14 innings, his 5.54 ERA over the past six seasons can't be ignored. He has good strikeout numbers and he should be a nice fit as a middle or long reliever for the Yankees this season. He could also be used for a spot start if an injury were to occur in the team's rotation. Given some of the names in that rotation and their histories, an injury is very likely to occur. Analysis: Colby Conway
Will Harris secured a spot on the Astros' Opening Day roster.
Harris' 2.45 spring ERA was a positive step for the 30-year old reliever as he secured a spot on the Opening Day roster. He let up 11 hits in 11 spring innings and didn't strike many batters out, leaving little room for fantasy stardom. He won't have a major role in their bullpen and his 10 holds in three big league seasons doesn't exactly point to fantasy ownership. Analysis: Colby Conway