The Cincinnati Reds will open the season with eight players on the disabled list, including starter Mat Latos, closer Aroldis Chapman and catcher Devin Mesoraco. Cincinnati put all three on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday, along with relievers Sean Marshall and Jonathan Broxton and infielder Skip Schumaker. Infielder Jack Hannahan and pitcher Brett Marshall went on the 60-day disabled list.
DODGERS — The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed left-hander Clayton Kershaw on the 15-day disabled list for the first time in his seven-year career because of a swollen muscle in his left upper back. The move is retroactive to March 23, the day after the reigning NL Cy Young Award winner started and won the Dodgers’ opener against Arizona in Australia.
RANGERS — Texas ace Yu Darvish was put on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, the same day he threw a 32-pitch bullpen session without any issues. Darvish had been set to be the Rangers starter in today’s opener against Philadelphia before having neck stiffness during camp. He last pitched in a game two weeks ago and didn’t resume throwing until consecutive sessions this weekend. Texas also put left-hander Matt Harrison, last year’s opening-day starter, on the 15-day disabled list while setting its 25-man roster for the start of the season.
MARLINS — Infielder Rafael Furcal was placed on the 15-day disabled list by Miami retroactive to March 21 because of a strained left hamstring. Infielder Ed Lucas also went on the disabled list retroactive to March 28 because of a broken left hand. The contracts of outfielder Reed Johnson and right-hander Kevin Slowey were selected from Triple-A, and outfielder Brian Bogusevic and right-hander Michael Brady were designated for assignment.
RAYS — Tampa Bay has set their opening day roster by placing injured pitchers Jeremy Hellickson and Juan Carlos Oviedo and shortstop Tim Beckham on the 15-day disabled list. Hellickson is expected to miss the first six to eight weeks of the season after surgery on his pitching elbow. Rookie Jake Odorizzi will fill in as the No. 5 starter.
BLUE JAYS — Toronto has placed closer Casey Janssen on the 15-day disabled list due to a strain in his left abdominal area and lower back. Janssen, 4-1 with 34 saves and a 2.56 ERA last year, was limited at spring training because of shoulder soreness. Catcher Erik Kratz was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo.
ORIOLES — Baltimore has placed third baseman Manny Machado and outfielder Nolan Reimold on the 15-day disabled list. Machado is recovering from knee surgery and Reimold is returning from neck surgery. Baltimore also placed winter meeting draft pick Michael Almanzar and outfielder Francisco Peguero on the 15-day disabled list, put right-hander Edgmer Escalona on the 60-day disabled list and designated pitcher Mike Belfiore for assignment, opening room on the 40-man roster for reliever Evan Meek and outfielder Delmon Young, whose contracts were selected from Triple-A.
ROYALS — Kansas City placed right-handers Louis Coleman and Luke Hochevar on the disabled list as part of a series of moves that set their roster for today’s season opener in Detroit. The Royals also returned infielder Jason Donald to minor league camp, which means that second baseman Omar Infante appears ready to start the season, and released catcher Ramon Hernandez from his minor league contract following Saturday’s game.
AROUND THE BASES — The Chicago White Sox finalized their 25-man opening-day roster by placing infielders Gordon Beckham and Jeff Keppinger on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 21.… Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino has been sent back to Boston to have his right hamstring examined, leaving his status for today’s opener in doubt. … The rights to Kansas City Royals left-hander Everett Teaford were sold to the LG Twins of the Korean Baseball Organization after it became clear he was not going to make the team out of spring training.