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Manager Aaron Boone said Luis Severino is expected to start for the Yankees on Opening Day, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

Yency Almonte is being considered a full-time reliever heading into the season, Nick Groke of The Athletic reports.

Daniel Descalso will be a primary option at second base early in the season, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Harrison Musgrave is being considered a full-time reliever this season, Nick Groke of The Athletic reports.

David Bote will open the year as the Cubs' backup shortstop behind Javier Baez, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Antonio Senzatela is being considered for one of the Rockies' final rotation spots, Nick Groke of The Athletic reports.

Chad Bettis is in competition for a rotation spot this spring, Nick Groke of The Athletic reports.

Jerad Eickhoff is scheduled to throw a bullpen session next week after suffering recurring symptoms from carpal tunnel surgery last month, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Kendall Graveman (elbow) was moved to the 60-day injured list Wednesday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Manager Clint Hurdle said Lonnie Chisenhall is the "first option" to be the Pirates' starting right fielder, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Scott Kingery is in an open competition with Maikel Franco to be the Phillies' starting third baseman, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Maikel Franco is in an open competition with Scott Kingery to be the Phillies' starting third baseman, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Luis Cessa could spend much of the 2019 season in the bullpen, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

President of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said Wednesday that the Red Sox are hoping Dustin Pedroia can be a 120-game player in 2019, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.

Jacoby Ellsbury isn't expected to report to spring training until March due to problems with his plantar fascia, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

Aaron Hicks is in the mix to bat leadoff for the Yankees this season, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Jake Arrieta underwent knee surgery in January but is expected to be ready to start the season, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Alex Wood will make $9.65 million in 2019 after winning his arbitration case against the Reds on Wednesday, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.

Gerrit Cole will make $13.5 million in 2019 after winning his arbitration case against the Astros on Wednesday, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.

Trevor Bauer won his arbitration case Wednesday, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.