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>American League

Boston Red Sox: Added left-handed reliever Dennys Reyes to the major league roster and placed right-hander Junichi Tazawa on the 60-day disabled list (elbow). Reyes was in camp on a minor league contract. Earlier this week, he extended his deadline from Friday to Saturday for the Red Sox to add him to the major league roster or allow him to become a free agent.

New York Yankees: Ivan Nova and Freddy Garcia were named as starters No. 4 and 5 in the rotation while Bartolo Colon will go to the bullpen. Nova and Garcia will join CC Sabathia, A.J. Burnett and Phil Hughes in the rotation, manager Joe Girardi said. Nova went 1-2 with a 4.50 ERA in 10 games, including seven starts for the Yankees last season. Garcia had a 12-6 record in 2010 with the Chicago White Sox. Colon hasn't pitched in the majors since 2009.

Texas Rangers: Center fielder Julio Borbon was scratched from the lineup for Saturday's spring game with tightness in his left elbow, a day after he was benched early in a game by manager Ron Washington for being late in getting to the on-deck circle.


>National League

Arizona Diamondbacks: Veteran left-hander Mike Hampton retired Saturday, ending a 16-year big league career after giving up on a bid to earn a roster spot with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The oft-injured Hampton was 148-115 with a 4.06 ERA in 419 games, including 355 starts. He began his career with Seattle in 1993 and played for the Houston Astros, New York Mets, Colorado Rockies, Atlanta Braves and Diamondbacks.

Chicago Cubs: Right-hander Carlos Silva has been told he will not be on the team's 25-man roster when the season starts Friday. Cubs General Manager Jim Hendry announced Andrew Cashner will be the club's fifth starter. If Silva refuses a minor league assignment and is released, the Cubs are on the hook for his $11.5 million salary this season.

Houston Astros: Starting shortstop Clint Barmes has a broken left hand, the result of getting hit by a pitch Friday against the Yankees, and is expected to miss four to six weeks. Tommy Manzella was called back up from Triple-A and he will start at shortstop on opening day.

New York Mets: Shut down backup catcher Ronny Paulino because of concerns over the results of blood work done when he arrived at camp. Paulino already was scheduled to miss the first eight games of the regular season to complete a 50-game suspension for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs last year.

From News and wire service reports.