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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Worth noting on Drew Pomeranz: He's eligible for reinstatement from disabled list in time to start season's sixth game April 9 in Detroit, which likely would've been his first start anyway. So, Pomeranz can continue to build arm strength while Red Sox are able to carry either an eighth reliever or extra position player.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox announce that lefty Drew Pomeranz will open the season on the 10-day disabled list with a left forearm flexor strain.

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Since taking over as closer for the Mets in 2015, Jeurys Familia has been one of the most consistent ninth-inning options in baseball. New York will be without Familia for the first 15 games of this season due to suspension.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Following their final Cactus League game of the spring, the Dodgers optioned IF/OF Rob Segedin and reassigned IF Ike Davis, IF/OF O'Koyea Dickson, OF Tyler Holt, IF Charlie Culberson, IF/OF Cody Bellinger and RHP Brandon Morrow. There are 34 players remaining in big league camp.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Why can the Cubs be better in 2017? John Lackey: "We got rid of Ross. He stinks. He can't hit. I was just inside talking to him. He said that....Ross would tell you, Willy (Willson Contreras) is better than he is. Let's be honest."

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs set a new spring attendance record averaging 15, 219 fans per game for a total of 226, 933 for the Cactus League. Including two WBC exhibition games against the Cubs, 251, 899 came through the doors at Sloan Park.