Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Alex Cobb has tendinitis in his right forearm and will miss his opening-day start against Baltimore.

The team announcement Wednesday followed the 27-year-old righthander's removal after throwing three perfect innings in a 5-3 win over the Phillies on Tuesday. Cobb had an MRI after the game.

The Rays hope Cobb can return in mid-to-late April.

Ellsbury hurt

Jacoby Ellsbury will be shut down for about one week after an MRI exam confirmed he has a mild oblique strain, the Yankees announced.

Ellsbury first noticed the injury before Sunday's game against the Phillies, but he did not report any effects during the game.

Pay day for Yelich

The Miami Marlins and outfielder Christian Yelich agreed to a seven-year deal worth $49.5 million, according to multiple reports.

The deal also reportedly includes a club option for an eighth year.

Yelich, 23, emerged as one of Miami's top young players last season, batting .284 with nine home runs and 54 RBIs.

Wieters' elbow sore

Baltimore catcher Matt Wieters has elbow tendinitis following his return from Tommy John surgery and won't play until at least Sunday.

The three-time all-star caught six innings Tuesday against Minnesota in his first game behind the plate since elbow surgery June 17. He is 0 for 23 at the plate in spring training.

Clemens suit settled

A long-running defamation lawsuit against former Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens by his ex-trainer has been settled for an undisclosed amount of money to be paid by his insurer, lawyers said after meeting with a federal judge.

The deal will not require the seven-time Cy Young Award winner to contribute any money or release any claims against ex-trainer Brian McNamee, lawyers for both men said.

McNamee sued Clemens for defamation in 2008, after the pitcher said McNamee lied and manufactured evidence when he accused Clemens of using banned performance-enhancing drugs.

Blue Jays sign Wolf

Toronto has signed former Phillies pitcher Randy Wolf to a minor- league contract. Wolf, 38, will join the Blue Jays' minor-league spring training camp. Wolf is 133-120 in a 15-year big-league career.