As Opening Day approaches, teams will be making tough roster decisions involving their veteran players. Some of these decisions pertain to Article XX(B) free agents who have their opt-out date on Tuesday, though other players have opt-outs that fall on Sunday or Monday. We’ll keep track of the players who make the big league roster cut here:
- The Mariners confirmed that Dae-Ho Lee has been added to the 40-man roster, as Bob Dutton of The News Tribune tweets. Lee had the ability to opt out of his minor league deal today if he did not make the 40-man cut. Per the terms of his deal, the Korean first baseman will earn a $1MM base salary with $3MM in possible bonuses.
- Mariners right-handed reliever Joel Peralta has been told he’ll be added to the 40-man roster, Greg Johns of MLB.com tweets. However, nothing is official yet since the 40-man roster is currently full. It’s possible that a move involving Jesus Montero could free up a spot for the reliever.
- The Brewers have added Blaine Boyer to their 25-man roster, according to Tom Haudricourt of the Journal-Sentinel (on Twitter). Boyer, 34, posted a 2.49 ERA in 65 games for the Twins last season, but that was offset by a sub-par 4.6 K/9. Now that Boyer’s fate has been decided, Milwaukee must figure out what to do with Franklin Morales and Chris Capuano who have opt outs on Monday and Tuesday (respectively).
- Brewers outfielder Ramon Flores will make the Brewers’ big league roster, as Todd Rosiak of the Journal-Sentinel tweets. Flores was out-of-options, so the team did not have the option of sending him down to the minors.
- Left-hander Ross Detwiler has been told he’ll be on the Indians’ Opening Day roster, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com tweets. Per the terms of his deal, Detwiler will earn a $1MM base salary with the opportunity to add another $1.5MM in performance bonuses. The former No. 6 overall draft pick spent last season with the Rangers and Braves but struggled with both teams.