Tony Abreu to begin the season on the DL

He felt something in his right groin after one of his at-bats against the Brewers on Tuesday. The move can be backdated to Wednesday, which means he won’t be eligible to play until April 11 against the Padres. Not sure what it means for third base except that Blake DeWitt now might actually, truly be a candidate for the opening-day roster. That would mean a whole lot of other things, too, mostly that his calendar would be moved up a year so that he would run out of options a year earlier, would become eligible for arbitration a year earlier, etc., because as of right now, he doesn’t even have to be added to the 40-man roster until next winter. If he is added to the opening-day roster, all of that changes. If you assume Rudy Seanez was released to make room on the 40-man for Chan Ho Park, then this probably means another spot will have to be cleared to make room for DeWitt … or for Marcus Giles, if the Dodgers decide to go that route. He was officially released by the Rockies on Wed. … Two moves today: Yhency Brazoban was optioned to the minors to the surprise of no one who saw him pitch (or try to field his position) this spring, and veteran reliever Mike Myers was released. Myers was in camp on a non-roster invitation, so releasing him doesn’t clear a roster spot. … If you’re coming to tonight’s lone installment of this year’s abbreviated Freeway Series, bring a jacket. It’s going to be chilly.

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