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Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Drew Hutchinson has been demoted by the Pirates, so it's Tyler Glasnow versus Trevor Williams for their fifth-starter job. Obviously we know fantasy owners' preference! Just mind the WHIP/BB% with Glasnow, as that's where his downside resides.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyler Thornburg: "A lot of things" could've led to shoulder impingement. How about Red Sox's shoulder program, which is more extensive than what he was used to in Milwaukee? "If anything, it might have fatigued my arm a little bit before the first outing. Or it possibly could've pointed out some weaknesses in my shoulder." Thornburg added he's "never had shoulder issues whatsoever."

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals were not pleased by comments from second baseman Kolten Wong earlier this week. He told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch he would rather be traded than be used as a platoon player, a possibility that has arisen in part because he is batting .184 with a .558 OPS this spring. Jedd Gyorko, who led the team in home runs last year, would be the right-handed part of any platoon. "I think his comments were a little tough given the fact we have other players playing well," general manager John Mozeliak told ESPN Wednesday. "Starting Sunday, we're playing to win. Whenever a player is trying to accomplish something in spring training, that can't be an excuse for why things aren't going well. Overall, we've had a very positive camp and I certainly don't want someone's comments to bring us down."

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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