The Phillies and outfielder Bobby Abreu have pushed back Abreu's opt out date from tomorrow to Sunday to give the team more time to evaluate him. Abreu has been limited recently with shoulder soreness. The 40-year-old is 9-for-35 batting .257/.422/.400 this spring with one RBI, five runs and nine walks this spring with the Phillies. More here.
The Texas Rangers announced Monday staff ace Yu Darvish will not make his Opening Day start against the Phillies due to a stiff neck but the team fears there might be addition issues. Darvish has been sent back to Texas for further evaluation. The Rangers have not announced Darvish's replacement but Martin Perez is up for the start. More here.