Some more pieces of the puzzle have fallen into place, according to the Journal Sentinel:
* Contrary to previous reports, Villanueva will not require season-ending surgery, and in fact is going to make the team as a reliever.
According to manager Ned Yost, Villanueva needn't worry. Yost plans to keep Villanueva in the bullpen rather than send him to Class AAA Nashville to pitch in a starting role
- The final spot for the bullpen is down to Spurling, Aquino, and Capellan. Spurling isn't on the roster, and both Aquino and Capellan have one option each. (I bet Aquino wins the spot.)
- Grant Ball-four will likely resign with the club to a minor-league deal.