The Brewers designated outfielder Kevin Mench for assignment. Mench is a right-handed corner outfielder who can hit lefties. Despite his connections to the area and his time at the University of Delaware, it’s hard to see the Phillies having a place for him with Werth and Burrell on the team.

Aaron Rowand’s house is for sale.

This mailbag from the White Sox web site says Chicago is still interested in Rowand and estimates his chances of returning to the team at 50 percent.

This mailbag from the Phillies web site says they won’t trade Helms unless they first upgrade their third base situation.

The Nats have agreed to a one-year contract with Paul Lo Duca. The key for Manny Acta this season may be less keeping the players who hate him away from the ones who are undecided and more making sure everyone has access to comprehensive medical care.

This suggests that reliever Matt Wise may become available by Wednesday. The 32-year-old righty didn’t have a great 2007, throwing to a 4.19 ERA with a 1.45 ratio, but could help the Phillies’ pen.