Aneury Tavarez
Orioles' Aneury Tavarez: Placed on waivers
Aneury Tavarez, RF, BAL
4:50 PM
News: Tavarez was placed on outright waivers by the Orioles on Wednesday, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports.

Tavarez was fighting for a outfield job with Joey Rickard this spring, and while he did well himself -- hitting .292 with eight stolen bases and five RBI -- Rickard proved to be slightly more productive. The 24-year-old, who was a Rule 5 pick, will now be subjected to waivers and offered back to the Red Sox if he eventually goes unclaimed.

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Mookie Betts
Red Sox's Mookie Betts: Dealing with illness
Mookie Betts, RF, BOS
3:32 PM
News: Manager John Farrell said Wednesday that Betts is dealing with flu-like symptoms, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports.

Betts wasn't included in the Red Sox lineup for Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Twins, but it was presumed that he was receiving a day off for rest. Instead, it looks like he's fallen victim to the illness that's been spreading around the Red Sox clubhouse, as Mitch Moreland had been sent back to Boston earlier in the day after becoming sick. It's unclear if Betts will be isolated from the team while he contends with the illness, but he may receive the next few days off to recover ahead of the Opening Day game against the Pirates on Monday.

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Robbie Grossman
Twins' Robbie Grossman: Will be ready for start of season
Robbie Grossman, LF, MIN
3:21 PM
News: Manager Paul Molitor said that Grossman (groin) came out of Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Red Sox without incident and is expected to be ready to go for Opening Day, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

Grossman started in left field and struck out in both of his at-bats Wednesday, but he showed no signs of the groin strain while moving around defensively in what was his first Grapefruit League appearance in 10 days. It's expected that Grossman will share duties in left field with Eddie Rosario to begin the season, with Rosario likely picking up the bulk of the starts at the position.

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Steven Moya
Tigers' Steven Moya: Will be released
Steven Moya, RF, DET
2:23 PM
News: The Tigers placed Moya on release waivers Wednesday, ESPN.com's Jayson Stark reports.

Moya looked as though he might be in position to see regular at-bats in right field to begin the season with J.D. Martinez (foot) bound for the DL, but the 25-year-old didn't inspire much confidence that he'd be a capable replacement after supplying a .192/.208/.288 batting line in 52 at-bats during spring training. It looks like Moya will now have to find work in another organization, likely as a depth piece in the outfield at the Triple-A level. The Tigers, meanwhile, appear set to rely on Mikie Mahtook as their primary option in right field until Martinez returns, provided they don't acquire another veteran outfielder before the start of the season.

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Reynaldo Rodriguez
Reynaldo Rodriguez: Released by Twins
Reynaldo Rodriguez, RF, MIN
12:15 PM
News: Rodriguez was released by the Twins on Wednesday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Rodriguez spent most of the spring in the Twins' minor league camp after singling in his only Grapefruit League appearance. The 30-year-old has been with the organization since 2013, but has shown little improvement at Triple-A Rochester, hitting just .220 last season.

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Shin-Soo Choo
Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo: Scratched with dental issue
Shin-Soo Choo, RF, TEX
12:03 PM
News: Choo was scratched from Wednesday's Cactus League lineup with a dental issue, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

It doesn't appear to be anything serious at this point, so consider Choo day-to-day going forward. The veteran has struggled at the plate this spring, going 7-for-41 over 18 games, so he'll need to find his stroke quickly in order to remain the primary DH.

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Abraham Almonte
Indians' Abraham Almonte: Makes roster as reserve outfielder
Abraham Almonte, RF, CLE
11:44 AM
News: Almonte has made the final roster as a reserve outfielder, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

With Lonnie Chisenhall heading to the 10-day DL, a spot opened up for Almonte, who played 67 games with the Indians last season. The 27-year-old has certainly warranted the opportunity with his play this spring, batting .383/.442/.638 with three home runs and 12 RBI.

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Lonnie Chisenhall
Indians' Lonnie Chisenhall: Will open season on DL
Lonnie Chisenhall, RF, CLE
11:37 AM
News: Chisenhall (shoulder) will open the season on the 10-day DL, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

The timing of Chisenhall's injury couldn't have been worse for the Indians with Opening Day approaching. Nonetheless, the injury doesn't appear to be more than a mild strain, so expect the right fielder back in the lineup as soon as possible. Brandon Guyer will likely take over in his stead.

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Aaron Judge
Yankees' Aaron Judge: May begin season in minors
Aaron Judge, RF, NYY
10:51 AM
News: Manager Joe Girardi says Aaron Judge may still begin the season at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

It would be a surprising move if the Yankees decide to make it. Judge has put together a solid performance this spring, slashing .327/.393/.564 over 22 games with three home runs and five RBI. Nonetheless, Girardi wants to make sure the young slugger is getting plenty of opportunities when the season begins. "[Judge] needs to play, that's the bottom line," he said. Aaron Hicks would be in line to play right field if Judge does indeed get sent down.

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Darrell Ceciliani
Blue Jays' Darrell Ceciliani: Optioned to minor league camp
Darrell Ceciliani, CF, TOR
10:11 AM
News: Ceciliani was optioned to minor league camp Wednesday, John Lott of the Athletic reports.

The 26-year-old went on a nice run toward the middle of March which put him back in the conversation for a roster spot, but he then hit a 1-for-11 slide to close out his time in big-league spring training. While Ceciliani will likely report to Triple-A Buffalo to begin 2017, he could be a DFA candidate early on if the Blue Jays decide they need to add depth at another position.

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