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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

With Josh Rutledge (hamstring) bound for DL, manager John Farrell mentioned Marco Hernandez and Steve Selsky as options for final Red Sox roster spot. Hernandez, a left-handed hitter who hits lefties well, has had a strong camp. Selsky has experience at first base, important with Mitch Moreland (flu) and Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) compromised.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Mitch Moreland has the flu and will be sent directly to Boston rather than accompanying Red Sox to DC-Annapolis for exhibition games Friday and Saturday. Team is hopeful Moreland will be fully recovered by Opening Day on Monday.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers optioned RHP Josh Fields and LHP Adam Liberatore. There are 41 players remaining in big league camp with six days remaining before Opening Day.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs sent Rule 5 pick lefty Caleb Smith back to the Yankees today. With a healthy staff Smith became expendable. It means Brian Duensing and Mike Montgomery are the lefties in the bullpen to start the season. The Cubs also assigned Chris Dominguez and Jemile Weeks to minor league camp. Their roster stands at 27 as they'll likely carry an extra catcher (Corporan) until the weekend while a decision on Matt Szczur has to be made soon. He's out of minor league options.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Even after being assigned to minor league camp Cubs 2015 top pick Ian Happ continues to hit. He went 2 for 2 with 2 RBI against the Giants on Tuesday raising his spring average to .415 and OPS to 1.286. The Cubs have not ruled out a 2017 debut for Happ.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Josh Rutledge's strained left hamstring might open roster spot for infielder Marco Hernandez, but it would also leave Red Sox without a righty-hitting platoon partner for first baseman Mitch Moreland. Hanley Ramirez, by the way, played light catch from 90 feet again today.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Jake Arrieta discuss how the team prepared the starters after such a short offseason, Arrieta gave up five hits but no walks on Tuesday against the Giants in his final tune up before the regular season begins.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Everyone's different, of course, but to get idea of Tyler Thornburg's timetable in return from shoulder impingement, consider reliever Junichi Tazawa, who missed 18 days with similar issue last season. Joe Kelly, a starter when he dealt with impinged shoulder last April, missed a month.