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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon talk about closer Wade Davis who has a 19.64 spring era. He says he's not worried because the velocity is there and Davis is healthy.

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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Yankees released LHP Jon Niese.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox remain "hopeful" of Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) playing first base before end of spring training but also realistic that camp breaks in four days, manager John Farrell says. As such, utilityman Josh Rutledge is getting reps at first base, too, as righty-hitting platoon partner for Mitch Moreland.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Allen Craig (making $11 million this season) and Rusney Castillo ($10.5 million) among seven players shipped back to minors by Red Sox.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyle Kendrick has a June 15 opt-out, but continued to cement his status as the Red Sox's best depth pitching option. Six walk-less innings vs. Phillies gives him 26-4 K/BB ratio in 29 innings this spring. Healthy again, Kendrick is throwing his sinker more effectively.

Jackson Alexander ESPN Editor 

Mets outfielder Juan Lagares left today's spring training game vs. the Braves with a left oblique strain, the team announced. Lagares departed after a third-inning groundout.

ESPN Staff  

Braves utility man Chase d'Arnaud took the time to thank a young fan named Emily for her hand written note, which thanked him for signing her hat. @Chasedarnaud/Twitter