• Ernesto Mejia was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett after Wednesday's game. Mejia hit .314 with two home runs in 14 games during the exhibition season. The powerful first baseman's limited agility and lack of versatility has seemingly kept clubs from showing much trade interest in him over the past couple of years. But there has been some speculation that he could eventually end up playing in Japan or Korea.
• Cory Gearrin is expected to begin the season on the disabled list with a sprained right elbow. Gearrin will be further evaluated by Braves doctors in Atlanta.
Mark Bowman is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.