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Rotowire: Mar 30 / 2:40p ET
News: Downs was released from his contract Monday in order to pursue opportunities with other major league clubs, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon-Journal reports.
Impact: Downs was reassigned to minor league camp Sunday, and rather than accepting an assignment in the minors, he'll take a chance at latching on with another MLB club as a lefty-specialist.
Rotowire: Mar 24 / 4:29p ET
News: Downs was informed Tuesday that he will not make the Opening Day roster, MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports.
Impact: He will most likely report to Triple-A at the end of spring training and serve as organizational bullpen depth.