Butler (shoulder) is in line to start the Rockies' third game of the season in Milwaukee if he checks out physically, MLB.com's Thomas Harding reports. "He's got a good chance to pitch in that game if he's healthy," manager Walt Weiss said. "But that's a big if."
The Mets believe Murphy (hamstring) may be ready for Opening Day, but he will not travel with the team to Texas so a disabled list stint can be backdated if needed, Kristie Ackert of the NY Daily News reports.
The No. 31 team that competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has been penalized for rules infractions discovered as a result of NASCAR's post-event tire audit conducted following the March 22 race at Auto Club Speedway, NASCAR PR reports.