Rays manager Kevin Cash said Sunday that Matt Andriese would work in a multi-inning relief role through at least mid-May while the team deploys a four-man rotation, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Erasmo Ramirez was diagnosed Sunday with a minor lat strain and will be shut down for the next two weeks, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
The Mets placed T.J. Rivera (elbow) on the 60-day disabled list Sunday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Steven Matz (elbow) threw his first live batting practice session of spring training Sunday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Craig Kimbrel will be deployed in non-save situations this season, per manager Alex Cora, Jen McCaffrey of MassLive.com reports.
Trevor Story said Saturday that he took part in an strenuous offseason workout program and is focusing on simplifying his approach at the plate during the upcoming season, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports. "I feel great, I can't wait to get back into it again," said Story. "Baseball is a game of adjustments. It's no secret that I struggled at the beginning of last year, but I think there was an ends to that. I used that. I learned."
The Cubs released Williams Perez on Sunday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Nicky Delmonico is expected to play left field – possibly on Opening Day – and serve as a designated hitter this season, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Gerrit Cole relied heavily on his fastball in 2017 with Pittsburgh, but the Astros feel he can benefit from throwing more offspeed stuff, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
The Twins placed Trevor May (elbow) on the 60-day disabled list Sunday, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
Francis Martes has showed improve control during spring bullpen sessions, Hunter Atkins of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Brady Rodgers (elbow) will participate in pitchers' fielding practice and do "some light throwing" during spring training, per manager A.J. Hinch, Hunter Atkins of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Miguel Sano (ankle) arrived at the Twins' spring training facility Sunday and said that he's been cleared to perform all baseball activities, Dan Hayes of The Athletic Minnesota reports.
Gregory Polanco strengthened his core and lower body in the offseason to help regain his athleticism, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Wil Myers gave his approval to the Padres' signing of first baseman Eric Hosmer, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
Eric Hosmer and the Padres have agreed to terms on a deal, Keith Acee of the San Diego Union-Triubne reports. The terms of the deal are eight years with an opt-out clause after five, per Jon Morosi of MLB Network.
Michael Pineda (elbow) has been transferred to the 60-day disabled list.
Jake Odorizzi has been traded to Minnesota from Tampa Bay for shortstop Jermaine Palacios, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
Michael Brantley (ankle) is behind other outfielders and is questionable for Opening Day, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
The Angels traded C.J. Cron to the Rays on Saturday in exchange for a player to be named later.