PHOENIX (AP) -- Yasmany Tomas has been sent to the minors by the Arizona Diamondbacks after the $68.5 million free agent from Cuba failed to make their opening-day roster.
Arizona also released veteran outfielder Cody Ross on Saturday night, discarding yet another player with a hefty salary. Ross was due to make $9.5 million this season in the final year of a $26 million, three-year contract. His deal included a $9.5 million club option for 2016 with a $1 million buyout.
The Diamondbacks selected the contract of pitcher Archie Bradley, a touted prospect who will open the season in the starting rotation. They also added catcher Gerald Laird and utility player Jordan Pacheco to the 25-man major league roster. Pacheco can play the infield and outfield as well as catcher.