Sergio Romo
Dodgers' Sergio Romo: Throws scoreless inning Saturday
Sergio Romo, RP, LAD
6:05 PM
News: Romo (back) tossed a scoreless inning Saturday against the A's, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

After battling a sore back for over a week, Romo worked his way back onto the mound Saturday and fired a perfect frame. Romo told reporters after his outing that both his back and his arm felt fine after the outing, which is an encouraging sign for his status heading into Opening Day.

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Tony Sipp
Astros' Tony Sipp: Scratched Saturday with stiff back
Tony Sipp, RP, HOU
5:26 PM
News: Sipp didn't pitch Saturday because of back stiffness, Brian McTaggart of the Astros' official site reports.

Manager A.J. Hinch said the stiffness developed Friday. The left-handed Sipp's been roughed up this spring, giving up eight hits and five walks in five innings.

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Rafael Martin
Nationals' Rafael Martin: Optioned to Triple-A
Rafael Martin, RP, WAS
4:22 PM
News: Martin was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse on Saturday, MASN's Mark Zuckerman reports.

He was a long shot to make the 25-man roster, and he will indeed head to the minors to serve as organizational depth. Martin has a 4.50 ERA over 16 career MLB innings, most of which came in 2015. His strikeout rates have been impressive at every stop, but he appears destined for a low-leverage role if he joins the big league club at some point in 2017.

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Jake Barrett
Diamondbacks' Jake Barrett: Won't be ready for Opening Day
Jake Barrett, RP, ARI
3:47 PM
News: Barrett (shoulder) will not be ready for Opening Day, MLB.com's Steve Gilbert reports.

He has been dealing with shoulder inflammation this spring and will start the year on the disabled list. Barrett is said to be progressing well, so he should return sometime early in the first half of the season. Once healthy, he should act as one of the top setup men in one of the worst bullpens in baseball.

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Matt Bowman
Cardinals' Matt Bowman: Will make 25-man roster
Matt Bowman, RP, STL
3:43 PM
News: Bowman will open the season in the Cardinals' bullpen, MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports.

He logged a 3.46 ERA in 67.2 innings out of the Cardinals' bullpen in 2016 and figures to occupy a similar low-leverage role this season.

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Miguel Socolovich
Cardinals' Miguel Socolovich: To open year in big league bullpen
Miguel Socolovich, RP, STL
3:41 PM
News: Socolovich will open the season in the Cardinals' bullpen, MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports.

This was well earned by the 30-year-old righty, as he has a career 2.95 ERA over 64 innings in the majors and has pitched well this spring. He will work primarily in the middle innings.

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Tyler Lyons
Cardinals' Tyler Lyons: To open year on DL
Tyler Lyons, RP, STL
3:34 PM
News: Lyons (knee) will open the season on the disabled list, MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports.

He is in the process of working his way back from knee surgery and won't be ready by the time Opening Day arrives. The team has not yet finalized where he will begin his rehab work. He is poised to work as a long reliever once healthy.

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John Gant
Cardinals' John Gant: To be re-evaluated
John Gant, RP, STL
3:00 PM
News: Gant (right groin tightness) will be re-evaluated either Sunday or Monday, MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports.

He left Saturday's game with right groin tightness. Freshly acquired from the Braves, Gant is set to open the year in the rotation at Triple-A Memphis, serving as organizational starting pitching depth.

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Chris Lee
Orioles' Chris Lee: Optioned to minor league camp
Chris Lee, RP, BAL
3:00 PM
News: Lee was optioned to minor league camp Saturday, Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports.

He was having a strong spring in major league camp, notching a 2.77 ERA with 10 strikeouts over 13.0 innings. Despite being optioned to the minors Saturday, MASN's Roch Kubatko Lee is still in the running to be Baltimore's fifth starter early in the season.

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Jose Alvarez
Angels' Jose Alvarez: Expected to make bullpen
Jose Alvarez, RP, LAA
2:13 PM
News: Alvarez is considered a safe bet to make the Angels' bullpen, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

Alvarez is the best left-handed reliever on the Angels' roster, so it is no surprise that the team already considers him a part of the bullpen. The 27-year-old posted a 3.45 ERA and 1.50 WHIP over 57.1 innings last season, so he is not going to help you with your ratios. The southpaw generated 11 holds last season, and he should see his fair share of late-inning opportunities again, making him a cheap target for AL-only leagues that count holds.

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