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Orioles placed LHP Wade Miley on the 10-day disabled list with an illness.

Miley was scratched from a Grapefruit League start 10 days ago due to flu-like symptoms and subsequently fell behind the other pitchers in Orioles camp. He will be eligible to join the rotation on April 9 and should be ready then.

Orioles sent RHP Oliver Drake outright to Triple-A Norfolk.

Drake failed to crack the Baltimore bullpen this spring and he was out of minor league options, so the Orioles first had to pass him through waivers. The right-hander will go on serving as organizational relief depth for the O's.

Red Sox placed LHP Drew Pomeranz on the 10-day disabled list with a left flexor strain.

Pomeranz remains on track to make his first regular-season start April 9 in Detroit. He was slowed this spring by some triceps discomfort, but the left-hander threw 76 pitches in a Grapefruit League start against the Twins on Wednesday and he should get up to 90 pitches in his next outing -- wherever that might be.

Indians released 1B/DH Wily Mo Pena.

Pena signed a minor league contract with the Indians in late January, but he always looked like a serious longshot to crack the Opening Day roster. The big 35-year-old slugger did not play professional baseball in 2016 after spending the 2015 season with the Rakuten Golden Eagles in Japan.

Rockies optioned OF Jordan Patterson to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Patterson hit the ball pretty well this spring in the Cactus League, but he wasn't able to crack the Opening Day roster. The 25-year-old will continue to function as organizational outfield depth for Colorado.

Tigers released RHP Mike Pelfrey.

They tried their best to find a trade partner, but no team wanted to take that plunge. Pelfrey posted an ugly 7.36 ERA this spring in the Grapefruit League, after registering a 5.07 ERA and 1.73 WHIP across 119 innings during the 2016 regular season. Detroit is on the hook for his $8 million salary in 2017.

Twins reassigned OF J.B. Shuck to minor league camp.

Shuck was in Twins camp this spring on a non-guaranteed minor league contract after batting just .205/.248/.299 across 241 plate appearances last season with the White Sox. The 29-year-old will function as organizational outfield depth for Minnesota.

Twins optioned C John Ryan Murphy to Triple-A Rochester.

Chris Gimenez will back up Jason Castro to open the year. Murphy, 25, posted a brutal .146/.193/.220 batting line in 90 plate appearances last season at the major league level.

Twins placed INF Ehire Adrianza on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right oblique.

Adrianza suffered the oblique strain last weekend in a Grapefruit League game and figures to miss about two weeks of regular-season action. The 27-year-old infielder carries no fantasy relevance as a .220/.292/.313 career hitter.

Twins placed LHP Ryan O'Rourke on the 10-day disabled list with a left elbow injury.

O'Rourke was diagnosed last week with a flexor mass strain in his throwing elbow. The southpaw is likely to miss most of April.

Twins reassigned 1B/DH ByungHo Park to minor league camp.

Park did everything in his power to make the Opening Day roster this spring, batting .353 with a 1.159 OPS and six home runs over 51 at-bats in Grapefruit League play. For reasons that aren't quite clear, the Twins will head north without their best DH option.

Mets optioned LHP Sean Gilmartin to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Gilmartin spent the majority of spring training working through a left shoulder issue. He posted a rough 7.13 ERA in 17 2/3 innings last season at the big league level.

Yankees optioned INF/OF Rob Refsnyder to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

There have been trade rumors swirling around Refsnyder all spring, but the Yankees have not been able to finalize a deal. The 26-year-old former prospect batted just .250/.328/.309 in 175 plate appearances last season at the major league level and he also struggled at the dish this spring.

Phillies optioned RHP Luis Garcia to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

This opens the door for Adam Morgan and Joely Rodriguez to make the Phillies' bullpen. Garcia, 30, owns a 4.24 ERA and 1.69 WHIP in 127 1/3 career major league innings.

Padres purchased the contract of RHP Craig Stammen from Triple-A El Paso.

Stammen earned a spot in the Padres' bullpen by posting a 0.77 ERA and 12 strikeouts over 11 2/3 innings in Cactus League play. He'll probably act as a long reliever for the Friars.

Padres placed LHP Robbie Erlin on the 60-day disabled list with a left elbow injury.

Erlin underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last May. He should become an option for the Padres around the middle of the 2017 regular season.

Cardinals placed LHP Tyler Lyons on the 10-day disabled list with a right knee injury.

Lyons is still working back from November surgery on his right knee. It sounds like he could be ready to join the Cardinals' bullpen around the end of April.

Cardinals placed RHP Trevor Rosenthal on the 10-day disabled list with a right lat strain.

This is not a new injury for Rosenthal, but he hadn't been bothered by it for the last few weeks. Apparently there has been a setback. Sam Tuivailala has been recalled from the Triple-A roster and will open the 2017 season in the Cardinals' bullpen.

Cardinals placed RHP Alex Reyes on the 10-day disabled list with a right elbow injury.

Reyes underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery in mid-February and will miss the entire 2017 season. The 22-year-old top pitching prospect will aim for a big breakout in 2018.

Cardinals recalled RHP Sam Tuivailala from Triple-A Memphis.

Tuivailala was optioned out of major league camp last week, but he's needed for the Opening Day roster now with Trevor Rosenthal still battling a right lat strain. Tuivailala, 24, owns a rough 5.47 ERA and 1.87 WHIP in 28 career appearances at the major league level. He'll be a low-leverage guy out of the bullpen.

Cardinals placed RHP John Gant on the 10-day disabled list with a right groin strain.

Gant put up a 1.50 ERA in seven appearances this spring in the Grapefruit League, before straining his groin on March 25. The 24-year-old right-hander will probably join the starting rotation at Triple-A Memphis once he returns to full health.

Rays optioned RHP Jaime Schultz to Triple-A Durham.

Schultz will work as a reliever at Durham, giving him a quicker path to the major league level. The 25-year-old right-hander posted a promising 3.58 ERA with 163 strikeouts over 130 2/3 innings last season in Triple-A.

Rays optioned RHP Chase Whitley to Triple-A Durham.

Whitley posted a 4.15 ERA in one start and five relief appearances this spring in the Grapefruit League. He's presumably going to work out of the rotation at Durham.

Rangers signed 2B Rougned Odor to a six-year, $49.5 million contract extension with a $13.5 million club option for 2023.

The deal was agreed to on Saturday and then finalized Thursday as the Rangers packed up camp in Surprise, Arizona. It will cover Odor's first three years of arbitration eligibility (2018-2020) and at least two years of free agency, at a fairly reasonable cost. The 23-year-old second baseman tallied 33 home runs, 88 RBI, 14 stolen bases, and 89 runs scored in 150 games last season.

Rangers released RHP Dillon Gee.

Gee exercised the opt-out clause in his minor league contract Wednesday after being informed that he would not be on the Rangers' major league roster to open the 2017 season. He struck out nine batters over six shutout innings in his final Cactus League start against the Royals. There should be another opportunity out there for the 30-year-old right-hander.


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