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  • Gallardo (shoulder) has begun strength work
    Yovani Gallardo has begun a strengthening program for his injured right shoulder.

    Advice: It's the first significant rehab step for Gallardo, who's been on the disabled list since April 23 with right shoulder and bicep tendinitis. "He's doing good," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Tuesday. "I'm very optimistic on the return we're going to get on some of the things he's doing. He's moving toward throwing before too long." Gallardo is still probably 3-4 weeks away from a possible activation date. 26 minutes ago
    15-Day DL
    Top 4, 1-1 vs NYY
  • Robbie Erlin to undergo Tommy John surgery
    Robbie Erlin needs Tommy John surgery.

    Advice: Erlin was placed on the disabled list on April 21 with discomfort in his left elbow and further testing revealed a partial UCL tear. He's going to miss the rest of the 2016 season and the early part of 2017. Erlin, a 25-year-old former top prospect, holds a 4.54 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, and 109/35 K/BB ratio in 148 2/3 career major league frames. 59 minutes ago
    15-Day DL
    7:10 pm vs Col
  • Sergio Romo (elbow) throwing at 90 feet
    Sergio Romo (elbow) has stretched his flat-ground throwing to 90 feet.

    Advice: And he's experienced no issues thus far, though these are just the initial steps. Romo landed on the disabled list April 14 with a right flexor strain and will probably continue to be eased along in his rehab. We wouldn't expect him to be an option for the Giants' bullpen again until sometime after mid-May. Today, 3:48 pm
    15-Day DL
  • Kontos (elbow) throws 40 pitches off mound
    George Kontos (elbow) threw 40 pitches off a bullpen mound Tuesday and felt fine.

    Advice: He'll make a simulated appearance on Friday and should then be cleared for a minor league rehab assignment. Kontos, a bullpen workhorse for the Giants in 2015, has been out since April 19 due to a flexor strain. Today, 3:46 pm
    15-Day DL
  • Joe Kelly (shoulder) to make rehab start Fri.
    Joe Kelly (shoulder) is expected to make a rehab start Friday with Triple-A Pawtucket.

    Advice: Kelly will make at least two starts in the minors before the Red Sox consider bringing him back. The right-hander owns a brutal 9.35 ERA and 2.77 WHIP in three outings this season for Boston and landed on the disabled list April 19 with a shoulder impingement. He's not worth stashing in a standard fantasy league. Today, 3:05 pm
    15-Day DL
  • Ervin Santana (back) expected to start Sat.
    Ervin Santana (back) is on track to return from the disabled list Saturday versus the White Sox.

    Advice: Santana made it through a 30-pitch simulated game Tuesday without issue. The right-hander has been on the 15-day disabled list since April 26 because of a lower back strain. He had a 3.15 ERA and 18 strikeouts over his first 20 innings spanning four starts. Today, 2:38 pm
    15-Day DL
  • White Sox DFA veteran starter John Danks
    White Sox designated LHP John Danks for assignment.

    Advice: Danks allowed six earned runs over five innings against the Orioles last Thursday, watching his season ERA rise to 7.25. He's in the final year of five-year, $65 million deal and will likely pass through waivers unclaimed because of the sum he's still owed. Erik Johnson will take over the vacant spot in Chicago's starting rotation. Today, 1:22 pm
  • MRI shows no damage in Moscot's shoulder
    An MRI taken Tuesday on Jon Moscot's right shoulder revealed no structural damage.

    Advice: He was given a cortisone injection and will be unavailable for the next few days, but this doesn't sound like any sort of long-term issue. Moscot had to be scratched from his scheduled start Tuesday against the Giants after complaining of mild shoulder discomfort. John Lamb is going to fill in. Today, 1:20 pm
    Bot 4, 0-1 vs SF
  • Harvey battling sickness, will start vs. ATL
    Matt Harvey has been battling an illness but will make his scheduled start Tuesday versus the Braves.

    Advice: Harvey will get fluids before the game. He's obviously going to be pitching at less than 100 percent in the home start against Atlanta, but it's such a juicy matchup that he remains a must-play in all fantasy formats. Today, 1:08 pm
    Bot 4, 0-0 vs ^ Atl
  • Anderson to start Saturday vs. Royals
    Cody Anderson is expected to be called up to start Saturday against the Royals.

    Advice: Anderson was demoted to the minors last week after struggling to the tune of a 7.65 ERA through four starts. He gave up four runs (two earned) on seven hits and three walks over 5 2/3 innings during his lone start in Triple, though he did strike out six batters. Still, he's strictly an AL-only play. Today, 12:50 pm
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    Bot 5, 7-2 vs Det
  • Carrasco (hamstring) ramping up rehab
    Indians manager Terry Francona said Tuesday that Carlos Carrasco (hamstring) has progressed to land-based jogging.

    Advice: Or, you know, jogging. The Indians are taking it easy with him, so most of his rehab has been restricted to pool work for now. Carrasco strained his left hamstring late last month and will likely be sidelined until the end of May or early June. Today, 12:38 pm
    15-Day DL
    Bot 5, 7-2 vs Det
  • Moscot scratched from Tuesday's start
    Jon Moscot (shoulder) has been scratched from Tuesday's start against the Giants.

    Advice: Moscot has been dealing with a shoulder issue of late, so John Lamb has been activated from the disabled list and will start in his place. It's unclear if a stint on the disabled list will be necessary. Today, 12:33 pm
    Bot 4, 0-1 vs SF
  • Reds call up John Lamb for Tuesday start
    Reds activated LHP John Lamb from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Lamb will start Tuesday in place of Jon Moscot, who has been dealing with a shoulder issue. Acquired from the Royals in the Johnny Cueto deal last July, the 25-year-old Lamb was forced to begin this season on the disabled list following back surgery in December. He had an ugly 9.22 ERA through three rehab starts in Triple-A, but he had a 12/3 K/BB ratio in 13 2/3 innings and averaged 10.5 K/9 over 10 starts with the Reds late last year. He's worth grabbing in NL-only formats. Today, 12:26 pm
  • Marlins recall RHP Ogando from Triple-A
    Marlins recalled RHP Nefi Ogando from Triple-A New Orleans.

    Advice: Ogando, 26, had a 4.05 ERA and 5/1 K/BB ratio in 6 2/3 innings at Triple-A this season. He'll operate in middle relief. Today, 11:45 am
  • Hunter Harvey undergoes hernia surgery
    Orioles prospect right-hander Hunter Harvey underwent hernia surgery on Tuesday in Philadelphia.

    Advice: Harvey is expected to be sidelined for 4-6 weeks. It's another tough break for the 21-year-old who missed the entire 2015 season with elbow issues. He still has huge upside, but he'll need to stay on the field to realize it. That just hasn't happened recently. Today, 11:13 am
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    Top 4, 1-1 vs NYY
  • Mets not planning to watch Lincecum
    Mike Puma of the New York Post reports that the Mets don't plan to attend Tim Lincecum's showcase on Friday.

    Advice: Finally, news of a team who won't be in attendance. More than a dozen teams reportedly will be, including the likes of the Angels, Mariners, Dodgers, Cubs, Padres, Giants, Athletics, Rangers, Astros, White Sox, Nationals, and Orioles. The two-time NL Cy Young Award winner is rehabbing from hip surgery and hopes to land a starting job somewhere. Today, 10:56 am
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  • Thayer opts out of minors deal with Dodgers
    According to MLB Trade Rumors, Dale Thayer has opted out of his minor league contract with the Dodgers.

    Advice: Thayer latched on with the Dodgers after spring training and had a 6.75 ERA with 10 strikeouts and two walks over eight innings. The 35-year-old will look for an opportunity elsewhere. Today, 8:58 am
    Not Active
    Top 4, 1-1 vs NYY
  • Harris (elbow) cleared to resume throwing
    Mitch Harris (elbow) has been cleared to resume a throwing program.

    Advice: Harris got the go-ahead after a checkup with Dr. George Paletta on Monday. The 30-year-old was forced to begin the season on the disabled list with compression syndrome, which is a nerve issue in his right elbow. Today, 8:15 am
    15-Day DL
    5:15 pm vs Phi
  • Brewers recall RHP Guerra from Triple-A
    Brewers recalled RHP Junior Guerra from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

    Advice: Guerra will start Tuesday against the Angels. Claimed off waivers from the White Sox last October, the 31-year-old had a 4.63 ERA and 23/9 K/BB ratio in 23 1/3 innings over four starts in Triple-A. He made three relief appearances for the White Sox last season, but this will be his first major league start. Fantasy owners have better options to choose from. Today, 5:36 am
  • James Shields wins for first time in 2016
    James Shields picked up his first win of the year after allowing one run in six innings Monday against the Rockies.

    Advice: Shields gave up nine hits, but once Nick Hundley's RBI double in the fourth went for extra bases. He walked two and struck out five. Shields has a solid 3.23 ERA after five starts, though he still doesn't look like a great bet in mixed leagues going forward. Yesterday, 10:23 pm
  • Jon Gray strikes out 11 Padres
    Jon Gray fanned 11 while allowing two runs over six innings Monday against the Padres.

    Advice: That's better. Gray's rotation spot could have been in jeopardy with another poor performance tonight, but he was really strong after getting his first out tonight. Unfortunately, he allowed two runs before that occurred (the bottom of the first started with a two singles, a two-run double and a walk). Once he did get that first out, he set down 16 in a row through the sixth inning. Yesterday, 10:22 pm
  • Nate Karns earns win in Oakland
    Nate Karns picked up a win after yielding three runs in six-plus innings Monday against the A's.

    Advice: Karns allowed one run in six innings before giving up a single, a homer and a double to the three batters he faced in the seventh. Fortunately, Vidal Nuno and Nick Vincent combined to strand the baserunner, keeping Karns in line for the win in a 4-3 game. Neither team scored afterwards. Karns is 3-1 with a 3.81 ERA. Yesterday, 10:15 pm
  • Kendall Graveman gives up four runs in loss
    Kendall Graveman surrendered four runs in 6 1/3 innings Monday in a loss to the Mariners.

    Advice: It was one run through five innings, but then Graveman gave up four hits and two runs in the sixth. For some reason, Bob Melvin sent him back out for the seventh anyway (even though four straight lefties were due up), and he was pulled after a one-out double (the runner later came around to score). Graveman is now 1-3 with a 4.40 ERA. He's just an AL-only guy for the moment. Yesterday, 10:13 pm
  • Gio Gonzalez goes six scoreless in victory
    Gio Gonzalez allowed four hits over six innings as the Nationals blanked the Royals 2-0 on Monday.

    Advice: Gonzalez struck out just one, but the struggling Royals offense couldn't put together hits against him. Gonzalez has a 1.15 ERA and a 0.99 WHIP through five starts. We're not buying those numbers, but he does figure to continue to pitch better than he did last year. Yesterday, 9:12 pm
  • Jose Berrios earns first MLB victory
    Jose Berrios earned his first major league victory by allowing two runs in 5 1/3 innings Monday against the Astros.

    Advice: The runs both came on solo homers. Berrios walked five and threw just 54 of his 96 pitches for strikes, but his stuff is so good that he'll be able to get away with those kinds of things sometimes. He struck out eight tonight. Yesterday, 9:03 pm
  • Twins' Jose Berrios notches first MLB victory
    Jose Berrios won for the first time in the majors after allowing two runs in 5 1/3 innings Monday against the Astros.

    Advice: Berrios issued five walks to go along with the two homers he allowed, but the homers came with the bases empty. It's still not ideal that he threw just 54 strikes among his 96 pitches, but his stuff is good enough that he'll be able to get away with that kind of thing sometimes. He struck out eight of the 23 batters he faced tonight. Yesterday, 9:02 pm
  • Dallas Kuechel gives up five runs in loss
    Dallas Keuchel dropped to 2-4 after giving up five runs in 4 1/3 innings Monday in a loss to the Twins.

    Advice: Keuchel's velocity remains down significantly, and he's walked 18 batters in 37 innings. Those two factors would seem to suggest he's dealing with an injury of some sort, but he hasn't admitted to anything. On the plus side, he's still getting grounders and swings and misses. He's not nearly hopeless yet. Yesterday, 9:00 pm
  • Erlin undergoes MRI on elbow
    Robbie Erlin (elbow) underwent an MRI on Monday.

    Advice: Erlin landed on the disabled list late last month with a left elbow strain and recently had a setback. The results of the MRI aren't yet known, but he's obviously not close to returning. Yesterday, 4:18 pm
    15-Day DL
    7:10 pm vs Col
  • Lamb scratched from Triple-A start Mon.
    John Lamb (back) was scratched from Monday's scheduled start with Triple-A Louisville.

    Advice: This likely means that Lamb will start Tuesday vs. the Giants in place of Jon Moscot, who is dealing with a shoulder issue. Lamb began the season the season on the disabled list following back surgery and has posted an ugly 9.22 ERA through three starts in Triple-A. Regardless, he has long-term upside and should be worth a look in NL-only leagues if he gets the call. Yesterday, 4:16 pm
  • Report: Angels to attend Lincecum's showcase
    Alden Gonzalez of reports that the Angels will attend Tim Lincecum's showcase on Friday in Arizona.

    Advice: The Angels are expected to be one of around 20 teams in attendance. It's worth a shot to at least take a look, as the club could use the rotation depth. C.J. Wilson (shoulder), Tyler Skaggs (elbow, shoulder), and Andrew Heaney (forearm) are all on the disabled list while Matt Shoemaker was recently demoted after posting a 9.15 ERA over five starts. Yesterday, 3:27 pm
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  • Santana (back) to throw sim. game Tuesday
    Ervin Santana (back) is scheduled to throw 30 pitches in a simulated game on Tuesday.

    Advice: Santana landed on the disabled list late last month with a lower back strain, but he made it through a bullpen session on Sunday with no issues. If all goes well on Tuesday, the plan calls for him to be activated this Saturday versus the White Sox. Yesterday, 1:53 pm
    15-Day DL
  • O's prospect Harvey will have hernia surgery
    Hunter Harvey needs surgery for a sports hernia and will be sidelined the next 4-6 weeks.

    Advice: Harvey visited a specialist in Philadelphia on Monday after experiencing renewed groin discomfort. It's something he's been dealing with since late March. The former top prospect missed the entire 2015 season with a broken leg and elbow troubles, and he was shut down early in 2014. Baltimore's front office is hopeful Harvey can begin pitching in minor league games around July 1. He has impressive pro numbers, but the star is fading. Yesterday, 11:05 am
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    Top 4, 1-1 vs NYY
  • Kontos throws 30-pitch bullpen without issue
    George Kontos (elbow) threw a 30-pitch bullpen session without issue on Sunday.

    Advice: It's the second time over the weekend that the right-hander has been able to throw without any problems. He should be sent out on a minor league rehab assignment soon and is on track to rejoin the Giants bullpen in early May. Sunday, 6:59 pm
    15-Day DL
  • Tim Lincecum to host showcase on Friday
    Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports that Tim Lincecum will finally hold his long-awaited showcase for interested teams on Friday in Scottsdale, Arizona.

    Advice: At least 20 teams have expressed interest in attending the showcase at one point or another to see what the two-time National League Cy Young award winner has left in the tank. The 31-year-old has reportedly been throwing in the 90-91 mph range. With so many teams starved for rotation help, he shouldn't have much difficulty landing a job. Sunday, 3:20 pm
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  • Robbie Erlin (elbow) not ready to throw
    Robbie Erlin (elbow) will not play catch Sunday as hoped.

    Advice: Erlin had a setback with his elbow last week and isn't ready to throw yet. He'll be re-evaluated early this week, at which point more should be known about his potential timetable. Sunday, 11:29 am
    15-Day DL
    7:10 pm vs Col
  • Junior Guerra to start on Tuesday for Brewers
    The Brewers will recall Junior Guerra on Tuesday to make his first major league start against the Angels.

    Advice: A waiver claim from the White Sox last October, Guerra is a former infielder and reliever who turned 31 in January. He's put up a 4.63 ERA and 23/9 K/BB ratio over 23 1/3 innings for Triple-A Colorado Springs this season. The right-hander is a wild card but could potentially be an interesting gamble in deeper leagues. Sunday, 9:13 am
  • Robbie Erlin (elbow) could play catch Sunday
    Robbie Erlin (elbow) could play catch on Sunday.

    Advice: Erlin was shut down last week after feeling some soreness in his elbow. He's not close to a return, and with Cesar Vargas pitching well the Padres can afford to take their time with the left-hander. Sunday, 7:48 am
    15-Day DL
    7:10 pm vs Col
  • Lamb (back) went eight in last rehab start
    John Lamb (back) allowed two runs over eight innings in his last rehab start with Triple-A Louisville.

    Advice: Lamb hadn't gone more than three frames and was blasted for 12 runs in his first two rehab starts, so his last outing was quite a step up. He's slated to make his fourth rehab start for Louisville on Monday, although with Raisel Iglesias (shoulder) now injured and Anthony DeSclafani (oblique) having a setback, it wouldn't be a surprise to see Lamb rejoin the Reds' rotation for his next outing instead. Sunday, 6:25 am
  • Moscot (shoulder) still on track for Tuesday
    Jon Moscot (shoulder) said he felt "all right" after throwing on Saturday.

    Advice: It's not a ringing endorsement but for now, Moscot is still expected to make his scheduled start Tuesday against the Giants. Moscot has been dealing with soreness related to scar tissue in his left (non-throwing) shoulder. It's been a rough month for Reds starting pitchers as Raisel Iglesias (shoulder) and Anthony DeSclafani (oblique) are also battling injuries. Saturday, 3:32 pm
    Bot 4, 0-1 vs SF
  • Ervin Santana (back) plays catch on Saturday
    Ervin Santana (back) played catch and worked on his mechanics Saturday.

    Advice: He's expected to follow the same routine Sunday before throwing a bullpen session on Tuesday. Santana is eligible to come off the disabled list Friday against the White Sox. That might be a tad optimistic but Santana seems to be moving in the right direction. Saturday, 3:02 pm
    15-Day DL
  • Hunter Harvey (groin) to see specialist Monday
    Hunter Harvey will see a specialist Monday in Philadelphia after feeling renewed groin discomfort.

    Advice: Doctors will determine whether he needs sports hernia surgery. "The groin’s just not healing like it should," said manager Buck Showalter. "He’s had plenty of time" Hernia surgery usually requires a 4-6 week recovery. The top prospect missed all of last season while battling elbow issues. Saturday, 2:06 pm
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    Top 4, 1-1 vs NYY
  • George Kontos (elbow) throws off mound
    George Kontos (elbow) threw a bullpen session Friday.

    Advice: It's the first time he's thrown off a mound since being diagnosed with a flexor tendon strain. Kontos should be ready for a rehab assignment before long. Friday, 2:44 pm
    15-Day DL
  • Ervin Santana (back) to throw Saturday
    Ervin Santana (back) will throw on flat ground Saturday.

    Advice: It will be the first time he's thrown since landing on the disabled list with a lower back strain. The hope is that Santana won't be on the DL long, although obviously he's not terribly close to a return. Friday, 2:40 pm
    15-Day DL
  • Jon Moscot (shoulder) to make next start
    Jon Moscot (shoulder) is expected to make his next start.

    Advice: Moscot had some soreness in his surgically-repaired left (non-throwing) shoulder on Wednesday in his last outing, but there's apparently no cause for concern. He's scheduled to face the Giants next week. Friday, 2:02 pm
    Bot 4, 0-1 vs SF
  • Joe Kelly (shoulder) throws bullpen session
    Joe Kelly (shoulder) threw a 35-pitch bullpen session on Friday.

    Advice: It's the first time he's thrown off a mound since going on the disabled list with a right shoulder impingement. Kelly will throw another bullpen session Tuesday and could be cleared to begin a rehab assignment after that. Friday, 1:57 pm
    15-Day DL
  • Lincecum could have showcase next week
    MLB Network's Jon Heyman reports that Tim Lincecum could have a showcase for teams next week.

    Advice: We've been waiting for said showcase for months now, but 20 teams are expected to be in attendance whenever it finally takes place. Heyman hears that Lincecum was "consistently" in the 90-91 mph range on Monday and is likely to throw again this weekend. The 31-year-old is coming off hip surgery and had a 4.13 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, and 60/38 K/BB ratio in 76 1/3 innings last season for the Giants. It's tough to have high expectations at this point. Friday, 10:24 am
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  • Yovani Gallardo (shoulder) now 'pain-free'
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Thursday that Yovani Gallardo (shoulder) is now "pain-free" after receiving a cortisone shot.

    Advice: However, it's unclear when Gallardo, who is dealing with tendinitis in his rotator cuff, will resume throwing. "He’s started with his exercises with the cuff," Showalter said. "That’s where you get an idea of how strong it is or isn’t by the number of the weight or the weights that you can use. It gives you an idea of how far away somebody is by the amount of weight they start at with the strength exercises. It’s a process, but we like the potential of the return, so we’ll go as fast as we can but as slow as we need to." Friday, 5:59 am
    15-Day DL
    Top 4, 1-1 vs NYY
  • Danks does his Danks thing, allows six runs
    John Danks continued to struggle in a loss to the Orioles on Thursday, allowing nine hits and six runs over five innings.

    Advice: Chris Davis and Mark Trumbo went deep off the lefty, who also walked two while striking out four. Danks is now responsible for four of the White Sox' seven losses this season. After Thursday, Danks owns a 7.25 ERA and 1.75 WHIP, and he's struck out 16 while walking 11 in 22 1/3 innings to date. He'll look to get in the win column Wednesday against the Red Sox. Thursday, 7:40 pm
  • Harvey (groin) throws in ext. spring training
    Hunter Harvey (groin) tossed two innings Thursday in extended spring training.

    Advice: Harvey recently had a setback with a groin injury, but the Orioles are now hoping that he'll be able to join a minor league affiliate soon. The 21-year-old is one of the team's top prospects, but he missed all of last season with forearm and elbow issues. Thursday, 1:44 pm
    Not Active
    Top 4, 1-1 vs NYY
  • Jon Gray gives up six runs in loss
    Jon Gray was tagged for six runs in 3 2/3 innings by the Pirates on Wednesday.

    Advice: Gray allowed hits to nine of the 21 batters he faced, and he's sporting an 11.42 ERA in two starts since coming off the disabled list. He's still one of the best bets among Rockies starters, but if he's not better next time out, there's the chance he could be replaced in the rotation. Wednesday, 11:03 pm
  • Moscot gives up four runs in just five frames
    Jon Moscot went five innings against the Mets on Wednesday, giving up three runs (one earned) on four hits and four walks.

    Advice: Moscot did his best to make up for suspect defensive work before leaving with an injury to his non-throwing shoulder. The Reds’ defense committed three errors, which probably should’ve resulted in more runs than it did considering the fact that Moscot allowed eight baserunners on his own. Still, he finished with just one run credited to him. Before worrying about him in fantasy leagues, though, remember that he has more earned runs (7) and walks (9) than strikeouts, as well as a potential left (non-throwing) shoulder injury. Wednesday, 7:57 pm
    Bot 4, 0-1 vs SF
  • Harvey strikes out seven in win over Reds
    Matt Harvey struck out seven and allowed two runs on seven hits and one walk over six innings of work in Wednesday night’s win over the Reds.

    Advice: Harvey’s stat line belies a difficult night on the mound. His stuff was fine for the most part -- throwing in the mid-90s with his heater and touching 89-90 mph with his slider -- but his little magic act to escape a bases-loaded jam in the third inning saved his night. The strikeouts were finally there, which increased his still-disappointing strikeout rate to 6.67 K/9, but Harvey will need to string together a few quality starts before the preseason hype returns. He now owns a 4.76 ERA in 28 1/3 innings with 34 hits allowed. Wednesday, 7:55 pm
    Bot 4, 0-0 vs ^ Atl
  • Jon Moscot undergoes X-ray on shoulder
    Jon Moscot underwent an X-ray on his surgically-repaired non-throwing shoulder.

    Advice: Per's Mark Sheldon, the Reds are hoping that this is just scar tissue breaking up in Moscot's shoulder rather than something more serious. The 24-year-old right-hander underwent season-ending surgery on his left shoulder last June. In his first two starts this season, Moscot had allowed seven runs (six earned) on nine hits over 10 2/3 innings. Wednesday, 7:39 pm
    Bot 4, 0-1 vs SF
  • Gio takes the tough-luck loss on Wednesday
    Gio Gonzalez threw the ball well once again, allowing just two runs (one earned) in 6 1/3 innings in Wednesday’s loss to the Phillies.

    Advice: A couple of lead-off singles in the sixth and seventh innings came back to haunt Gonzalez, but he continued his rock-solid start to the campaign. He has a 1.42 ERA and 25 strikeouts in 25 1/3 innings. If it weren’t for some disappointing run support, resulting in just one win, it’s conceivable that the lefty could currently be a top-10 fantasy starter. He certainly has some regressing to do, but his .341 BABIP a year ago made us forget how dependable he’s been since the beginning of 2010. Wednesday, 7:33 pm
  • Indians send Cody Anderson to Triple-A
    Indians optioned RHP Cody Anderson to Triple-A Columbus.

    Advice: Anderson's results in April have left something to be desired. Through four starts, he holds a bloated 7.65 ERA and 1.90 WHIP (20 innings). Prior to his demotion, he had allowed five runs in three consecutive outings. He could see further chances down the road, but for now, will work to fine-tune his game at Triple-A. Reliever Kyle Crockett was recalled from Columbus to serve as the corresponding move. Wednesday, 1:26 pm
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    Bot 5, 7-2 vs Det
  • Erlin (elbow) being backed off his rehab
    Robbie Erlin (elbow) is being backed off his rehab.

    Advice: It's not clear if he's had a big setback. The hope is he can resume throwing this weekend in Los Angeles. Erlin was placed on the 15-day disabled list April 21 with a left elbow strain and has no clear timetable for returning to the Padres' active roster. It could be a while. Wednesday, 11:44 am
    15-Day DL
    7:10 pm vs Col
  • Keuchel scuffles through six innings in loss
    Dallas Keuchel failed to rev in Tuesday's loss to the Mariners, surrendering five runs on six hits over six innings.

    Advice: Keuchel punched out five and walked two on the evening. He kept the Mariners off the scoreboard until the fourth inning, when Nelson Cruz hit an RBI single. That would have been survivable. A four-run fifth by the M's, less survivable. With the loss, Keuchel falls to 2-3. He has allowed 11 runs in his last 12 innings and will try to right the ship in a home start against the Twins in his next outing. Tuesday, 11:27 pm
  • Karns shuts down Astros over seven innings
    Nathan Karns was fantastic in Tuesday's 11-1 win over the Astros, hurling seven innings of shutout ball while allowing just two hits.

    Advice: Karns wasn't perfect -- he walked three -- but he flummoxed the struggling Astros nonetheless. The 28-year-old right-hander struck out six during his superlative time on the mound. With the shutout under his belt, he now holds a 3.68 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 24/12 K/BB ratio across 22 1/3 innings (four starts). He makes for a solid rotational arm in AL-only formats. Karns will try to replicate Tuesday's result in a road showdown with the A's next time he toes the rubber. Tuesday, 11:20 pm
  • Shields swallows loss despite strong game
    James Shields took the tough luck loss in Tuesday's 1-0 defeat at the hands of the Giants, allowing one run on three hits over seven innings.

    Advice: In just about any other match-up, Shields' effort would have been more than enough for a win. Unfortunately, he was facing off with Johnny Cueto, who one-upped him by tossing a complete game shutout. The only run to score in the game came when Denard Span hit an RBI double off Shields in the fifth. The veteran might hold an 0-4 record, but he has pitched to a respectable 3.55 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 21/13 K/BB ratio across 33 innings. He will attempt to scoop up his first victory when he tangos with the Rockies in his next scheduled start. Tuesday, 10:13 pm
  • Anderson yields five runs in third straight
    Cody Anderson allowed five runs on 10 hits over 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Twins on Tuesday.

    Advice: Anderson was lucky to get off as light as he did, and he wasn't even pinned with the loss after his team came back to tie it in the ninth before the Twins won in the bottom of the same inning. It was the third consecutive start in which Anderson has allowed five runs, a troubling trend to say the least. He has a 7.65 ERA and 1.90 WHIP through four starts overall, but Carlos Carrasco's injury means Anderson isn't going anywhere. He'll try to get back on track Tuesday against the Tigers. Tuesday, 8:11 pm
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    Bot 5, 7-2 vs Det
  • Twins promote Berrios for Wednesday debut
    Twins purchased the contract of RHP Jose Berrios from Triple-A Rochester.

    Advice: Ervin Santana (back) and Kyle Gibson were both placed on the disabled list Tuesday afternoon. Berrios will make his major league debut on Wednesday against the Indians and could stick around a while if things go well. The 21-year-old top prospect had a 1.06 ERA in three starts this season at the Triple-A level. He registered a 2.87 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, and 175/38 K/BB ratio in 166 1/3 innings last year between Double-A and Triple-A. Tuesday, 4:08 pm
  • Twins place Santana, Gibson on disabled list
    Twins placed RHP Ervin Santana on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain.

    Advice: Santana had to be scratched from his scheduled start Sunday against the Nationals due to back spasms and hasn't made much progress, though this is believed to be a minor issue. Minnesota also lost starter Kyle Gibson to a shoulder strain on Tuesday. Top starting pitching prospect Jose Berrios will be called up Wednesday to make his major league debut against the Indians. Tuesday, 2:31 pm
    15-Day DL
  • Hunter Harvey (groin) set for EST game
    Hunter Harvey (groin) is scheduled to throw two innings Thursday at extended spring training.

    Advice: It'll be his first live action since he suffered a setback with his groin in early April. Harvey, 21, will likely report to High-A ball once he's deemed healthy. The former first-round pick owns a shiny 2.87 ERA and 139/39 K/BB ratio in 113 professional innings. Tuesday, 1:56 pm
    Not Active
    Top 4, 1-1 vs NYY
  • Jose Berrios expected to debut on Wednesday
    Jose Berrios is expected to make his major league debut Wednesday against the Indians.

    Advice: It appears that Ervin Santana (back) is headed to the disabled list. Santana's scheduled turn was Saturday but that would be too much time between starts for Berrios, who last pitched on Thursday at Triple-A Rochester. The other Twins starters will likely have their starts pushed back a day. Berrios has been a beast at Triple-A this year with a 1.06 ERA over three outings. Now that he's arrived in the major leagues, the 21-year-old top prospect could be here to stay. Tuesday, 11:32 am
  • Top prospect Jose Berrios getting called up
    The Twins are promoting RHP Jose Berrios to the major leagues.

    Advice: It's unclear who the Twins are sending down. It was only a matter of time for Berrios, who has dominated in his three starts for Triple-A Rochester this year (2-0, 1.06 ERA). With the Twins seemingly headed nowhere this season, now is as good a time as any for Berrios to finally get his feet wet in the major leagues. The 21-year-old is No. 16 in's Top 100 prospects. With Ervin Santana still battling a back injury, Berrios could be asked to start in his place Saturday against the Tigers. Tuesday, 10:37 am
  • Kendall Graveman roughed up by Tigers
    Kendall Graveman was touched up for six runs over 4 2/3 frames in Monday's loss to the Tigers.

    Advice: Graveman struck out four, but he surrendered 10 hits, with three of them leaving the yard. The young right-hander entered the contest with a 2.04 ERA over his first three outings, so hopefully this was just a small bump in the road. He'll try to bounce back this weekend against the Astros. Monday, 7:06 pm
  • Erlin (elbow) resumes playing catch
    Robbie Erlin (elbow) played catch Sunday.

    Advice: Erlin was placed on the disabled list last week with a left elbow strain. He's traveling with the team for now and it's unclear when he'll be ready for a minor league rehab assignment. Monday, 6:07 pm
    15-Day DL
    7:10 pm vs Col
  • Kontos (elbow) throws on back-to-back days
    George Kontos (elbow) has played catch on back-to-back days.

    Advice: Kontos landed on the disabled list last week a right flexor strain. While he's beginning to ramp things up, Giants manager Bruce Bochy estimates that he's still a couple of weeks away from returning. Monday, 5:29 pm
    15-Day DL
  • Romo (flexor strain) to play catch Friday
    Sergio Romo (flexor strain) will play catch on Friday.

    Advice: Romo landed on the disabled list earlier this month with a right flexor strain and he's now ready to test his progress. He's still a ways off from rejoining the Giants' bullpen. Monday, 5:20 pm
    15-Day DL
  • Santana (back) not certain for next start
    Ervin Santana (back) is not certain to make his next start.

    Advice: Santana was scratched from his scheduled start on Sunday due to back stiffness. Twins manager Paul Molitor said that the veteran right-hander was "feeling a lot better" on Monday, but he has yet to test his back by throwing. More should be known in the next couple of days. Monday, 5:17 pm
    15-Day DL
  • Carlos Carrasco (hamstring) to miss 4-6 weeks
    Indians placed RHP Carlos Carrasco on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain.

    Advice: Carrasco suffered the injury Sunday while trying to cover first base in the third inning of his start against the Tigers. He is expected to miss 4-6 weeks. It looked like a knee injury initially, so the Indians have to be relieved that tests showed only the hamstring strain. He'll be reevaluated in early May. Apr 25, 1:02 pm
    15-Day DL
    Bot 5, 7-2 vs Det
  • No further damage shown in Gallardo MRI
    A second MRI performed on the shoulder of Yovani Gallardo confirmed the original diagnosis of tendinitis.

    Advice: As long as that's the only issue, Gallardo could be looking at a return to the O's rotation in a matter of weeks. Before he was sidelined, the right-hander posted a 7.00 ERA and 1.67 WHIP over 18 innings of work. Apr 24, 8:18 pm
    15-Day DL
    Top 4, 1-1 vs NYY
  • Carlos Carrasco heading for the disabled list
    Indians manager Terry Francona announced Sunday that Carlos Carrasco (hamstring) will be placed on the disabled list.

    Advice: Carrasco was diagnosed with a left hamstring strain but is heading back to Cleveland to undergo an MRI. It looked worse than a mild strain. Trevor Bauer filled in admirably in relief on Sunday against the Tigers and seems to be the most logical candidate to take Carrasco's place in the Tribe's rotation. Apr 24, 1:47 pm
    15-Day DL
    Bot 5, 7-2 vs Det
  • Carrasco exits start with hamstring strain
    Carlos Carrasco has been diagnosed with a left hamstring strain.

    Advice: Carrasco suffered the injury in the third inning of Sunday's start against the Tigers as he was running to cover first base. It looked like a pretty severe strain, as the righty was unable to put any weight on his leg as he was helped off the field. A stint on the disabled list is surely coming. Trevor Bauer relieved Carrasco on Sunday and would be the logical choice to step into his rotation spot. Apr 24, 11:36 am
    15-Day DL
    Bot 5, 7-2 vs Det
  • Gallardo could get injection in shoulder
    Yovani Gallardo could be given a pain-killing injection if an MRI confirms he is only dealing with right shoulder and biceps tendinitis.

    Advice: Gallardo was placed on the disabled list Saturday. It's unclear at this point how long he'll be sidelined, but it shouldn't be terribly long if it's indeed just tendinitis. There should be an update from the O's on Monday. Apr 24, 11:06 am
    15-Day DL
    Top 4, 1-1 vs NYY
  • Carlos Carrasco exits start with leg injury
    Carlos Carrasco exited Sunday's start versus the Tigers with an apparent left leg injury.

    Advice: Carrasco was running to cover first base but pulled up and appeared to grab the back of his left leg. He didn't put any weight on the leg as he was helped off the field, so this could be an injury that keeps him out for a while. The Indians should have an update on him shortly. Apr 24, 11:01 am
    15-Day DL
    Bot 5, 7-2 vs Det
  • Gallardo placed on DL with shoulder tendinitis
    Orioles placed RHP Yovani Gallardo on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder and bicep tendinitis.

    Advice: Gallardo didn't look right Friday against the Royals, allowing four runs over two innings while hitting just 88 mph on the radar gun. "My shoulder just didn’t feel right," said Gallardo. "To be honest, it was one of those feelings that I’ve never had my whole career." Gallardo failed his physical this spring because of a shoulder issue before the two sides agreed to a revised contract. The Orioles should have a better idea of how much time he'll miss after his MRI on Sunday. Kevin Gausman (shoulder) will occupy a spot in the rotation when he returns from the disabled list early next week. Gallardo's injury means Vance Worley will stay in the rotation a while longer. Apr 23, 1:15 pm
    15-Day DL
    Top 4, 1-1 vs NYY
  • Ervin Santana scratched from Sunday's start
    Ervin Santana was scratched from his scheduled start on Sunday due to back stiffness.

    Advice: Tyler Duffey will be recalled from Triple-A Rochester to start in his place. Santana isn't expected to require a trip to the disabled list and should be ready to make his next scheduled start. Apr 23, 9:28 am
    15-Day DL
  • Gray whiffs 10 in first start of season.
    Jon Gray finished Friday's start with a mixed performance, as he struck out 10 but he also surrendered a couple of homers and five earned runs against the Dodgers.

    Advice: This was Gray's first start of the 2016 season. He'd missed much of the spring with an abdomen injury, but he managed to strike out 10 batters in just five innings of work on Friday. While that's encouraging, the right-hander still calls Coors Field home, which resulted in a pair of homers and seven hits. That's just the cost of doing business in the high altitude. We'll wait to see how he does away from home before we draw too many conclusions. Apr 22, 9:54 pm
  • Harvey picks up win number one vs Orioles
    Matt Harvey was hardly efficient, needing 101 pitches to navigate five two-run innings in Friday night’s win over the Braves.

    Advice: Things appeared to get dicey in the second inning, when four of the first Braves hitters pounded out base hits, but Harvey locked things up afterward for the most part. He benefited from a nice defensive play in the fifth, though. Yoenis Cespedes gunned down Nick Markakis for the third out, keeping the third run off the board and helping Harvey pick up his first win of the year. Apr 22, 9:30 pm
    Bot 4, 0-0 vs ^ Atl
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