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  • Rule 5 pick Logan Verrett returned to Mets
    Rule 5 Draft pick Logan Verrett cleared waivers and has been returned to the Mets.

    Advice: Verrett was selected by the Orioles in December's Rule 5 Draft and then claimed off waivers by the Rangers in early April. Now he's back with the organization that made him a third-round pick in the 2011 MLB Amateur Draft. Verrett, 24, allowed seven runs -- six earned -- in nine innings of relief this season with Texas. He'll join the Mets' Triple-A affiliate in Las Vegas. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:08 am
     
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  • Jarrod Parker goes 4 1/3 in third rehab start
    Jarrod Parker (elbow) allowed three earned runs over 4 1/3 innings Sunday in a rehab start at Triple-A Nashville.

    Advice: Parker walked one and struck out four. It was the third rehab outing for the 26-year-old right-hander, who underwent the second Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery of his career last March. He should become an option for the A's starting rotation later this month. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:57 am
     
    15-Day DL
    5:10 pm @Min
  • Cardinals sign Dan Johnson to minors deal
    Cardinals signed 1B Dan Johnson to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Memphis.

    Advice: Johnson was released by the Reds in late April after managing just two hits in 40 plate appearances at Triple-A Louisville. The 35-year-old first baseman hasn't been an effective major leaguer since 2007. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:02 am
     
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  • Reed Johnson undergoes surgery on left foot
    Reed Johnson underwent minor surgery over the weekend to repair a damaged tendon in his left foot.

    Advice: Johnson was placed on the disabled list last Wednesday after feeling a pop in his left foot while running the bases on a pinch-hit RBI double. It's not clear how long he'll be out, but it probably won't be a short absence. The 38-year-old outfielder was 4-for-18 this season for Washington. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:02 am
     
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs Mia
  • Benoit (arm) throws scoreless frame in return
    Joaquin Benoit (arm) threw a scoreless inning in his return to action Sunday against the Rockies.

    Advice: So much for that dead arm. Benoit hadn't appeared in a game since last Monday due to fatigue and there was talk this weekend that he might have to spend some time on the disabled list, but he looked plenty sharp on Sunday afternoon in earning his fifth hold of the season. The 37-year-old setup man should be a full-go moving forward. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:00 am
  • J.P. Crawford (oblique) due to return from DL
    Phillies shortstop prospect J.P. Crawford (oblique) is set to return from the disabled list this week at High-A Clearwater.

    Advice: "If everything goes as planned, he should be with the Clearwater club more than likely on Wednesday," director of player development Joe Jordan said Sunday. Crawford had been on the shelf since late March with a severe oblique strain. The 20-year-old shortstop was named the sport's 14th overall prospect by Baseball America this winter after batting .285/.375/.406 with 11 home runs and 24 stolen bases in 123 games last season between two different levels of Single-A. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:19 am
     
    Not Active
    4:10 pm @Atl
  • Cobb (forearm) working in offspeed pitches
    Rays manager Kevin Cash said Sunday that Alex Cobb (forearm) will work on his offspeed pitches in his next throwing session, which will be on flat ground.

    Advice: Cobb is being eased along slowly in his recovery from right forearm tendinitis and no longer seems certain to debut by the end of May. He began throwing bullpen sessions on April 22 and would typically progressing toward a rehab assignment at this point. But the Rays don't want to rush the 27-year-old right-hander, who posted a 2.87 ERA, 1.136 WHIP, and 149/47 K/BB ratio over 166 1/3 innings last season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:10 am
     
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Bos
  • Franklin (oblique) ready for rehab assignment
    Nick Franklin (oblique) is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with Triple-A Durham.

    Advice: Franklin had been aiming to join the Rays' roster by mid-April, but the left oblique strain he suffered at the end of spring training turned out to be rather serious. He should be starting games at second base for Tampa Bay by next week and the talented 24-year-old carries some fringe fantasy potential in deeper mixed leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:06 am
     
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Bos
  • McGee (elbow) set for third rehab appearance
    Jake McGee (elbow) is set to make his third rehab appearance Tuesday with Triple-A Durham.

    Advice: McGee has logged two scoreless appearances so far for Durham, but he did walk two batters in his latest outing. Rays manager Kevin Cash said this weekend that McGee will have to work multiple innings and on back-to-back days before the team considers activating him, so it could be another week or longer before we see the left-hander in the bigs. McGee posted a 1.89 ERA in 71 1/3 innings last season but needed elbow surgery in December. He should be saving games for Tampa Bay by mid-to-late May. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:01 am
     
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Bos
  • Matt Moore (elbow) faced live hitters Sunday
    Matt Moore (elbow) threw 26 pitches of live batting practice Sunday morning at Tropicana Field.

    Advice: It was his first time facing live hitters since tearing the ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow last April. "It felt really good to be back out there," said Moore, who is hoping to be fully recovered from Tommy John surgery by the end of June. The 25-year-old boasts a 3.53 ERA and 8.8 K/9 in 347 career major league innings. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:53 am
     
    60-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Bos
  • Gardner homers, plates three to lead Yankees
    Brett Gardner went 2-for-6 with a homer and three RBI, powering the Yankees to an 8-5 victory over the Red Sox on Sunday.

    Advice: Gardner also scored a pair of runs and swiped two bases in the impressive evening. His three-run shot off Craig Breslow in the sixth inning put the Bombers ahead 8-0 at the time and proved to be the difference in the ballgame. Gardner has been very impressive in the early going, slashing .320/.400/.453 with two homers, 13 RBI and eight swipes. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:04 pm
  • Ellsbury reaches six times as Yankees win
    Jacoby Ellsbury went 4-for-4 and drew a pair of walks, reaching base safely in all six of his plate appearances as the Yankees topped the Red Sox on Sunday night.

    Advice: All four of Ellsbury's hits on the evening were singles, and he also scored a pair of runs in the contest. He's off to a terrific start at the plate in 2015, slashing .351/.432/.402 with a homer, three RBI and nine stolen bases. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:03 pm
  • Joe Kelly hit hard in loss to Yankees Sunday
    Joe Kelly was hit hard in a losing effort against the Yankees on Sunday, surrendering five runs on nine hits over 4 2/3 frames.

    Advice: Kelly struck out three and didn't issue a walk in the ballgame. The Yankees got to him early, with Mark Teixeira blasting a two-run homer in the first inning. They would tack on another three runs in the third to jump out to a commanding lead. Kelly has struggled during his time in the Red Sox rotation, compiling a 5.72 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 31/8 K/BB ratio over 28 1/3 innings. He'll look to right the ship when he does battle against the Blue Jays in Toronto on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:02 pm
  • Adam Warren struggles, still defeats Red Sox
    Adam Warren picked up his second victory of the season on Sunday despite allowing four runs on four hits over his 5 2/3 innings of work.

    Advice: Warren fanned two and walked two on the evening. After being staked to an early lead, Warren cruised through four innings unscathed before running into a buzzsaw in the sixth. Two of the four runs charged to him scored on a Mike Napoli home run after he left the game. Warren will bring a 4.78 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 14/10 K/BB ratio into his next start against the Orioles on Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:02 pm
  • Mike Napoli launches three-run homer in loss
    Mike Napoli launched a three-run homer in a losing effort against the Yankees on Sunday night.

    Advice: His towering drive off Esmil Rogers capped a three-run Red Sox uprising in the sixth inning, pulling them to within three at 8-5, though that would be as close as the score would get. Napoli finished the night 1-for-3 and also drew a walk. He has been in quite the funk offensively through the first month-plus of the season, hitting .167/.278/.295 with two homers and seven RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:02 pm
  • Joaquin Benoit (dead arm) could go on DL
    Padres manager Bud Black said Sunday that it's possible Joaquin Benoit (arm) could go on the disabled list.

    Advice: Benoit is going through a "dead arm" phase. His status remains day-to-day and even hour-to-hour, as it's possible he could be available as soon as Sunday but also possible he'll be shut down for a couple weeks. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:36 am
  • Franklin (oblique) set for rehab assignment
    Nick Franklin (oblique) will begin a rehab assignment on Monday.

    Advice: The Rays haven't decided which affiliate he'll be assigned to yet, and it's also unclear how many rehab games Franklin is expected to require. The infielder figures to be tracking towards a mid-May return and is expected to take over at second base even though Logan Forsythe and Tim Beckham have been pretty productive. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:48 am
     
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Bos
  • Joaquin Benoit sidelined with dead arm
    Padres manager Bud Black said Joaquin Benoit is battling dead arm.

    Advice: That would explain why he hasn't pitched since Monday. Benoit hasn't been all that effective this season (4.09 ERA in 12 appearances) and no longer carries fantasy value with Craig Kimbrel first in line for saves. Dale Thayer will serve as the Padres' setup man while Benoit is out of commission. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:39 pm
  • Matt Moore will face live hitters on Sunday
    Matt Moore (elbow) is expected to face live hitters on Sunday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery.

    Advice: If all goes well, he could then be cleared for a minor league rehab assignment. Moore is hopeful that he would need no more than four minor league starts before being ready to rejoin the Rays rotation in June. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 5:55 am
     
    60-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Bos
  • Jake McGee (elbow) has rehab extended
    Rays manager Kevin Cash indicated Friday that Jake McGee isn't expected to return to the Rays bullpen until late-May.

    Advice: McGee has already made two minor league rehab appearances with High-A Charlotte and had been expecting to rejoin the Rays at some point next week. Cash however, said that he'll need to have several more appearances first, working in multiple innings and on back-to-back days. That puts his return closer to the end of the month than the beginning. Brad Boxberger will continue to see the bulk of save chances in his absence. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:03 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Bos
  • Franklin (oblique) could begin rehab Monday
    Nick Franklin (oblique) could begin a rehab assignment as soon as Monday.

    Advice: Franklin appears to have finally turned a corner with his strained left oblique. It's not clear how many rehab games he'll require, but he would seem to be at least a couple weeks away from being activated. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 12:49 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Bos
  • Parker (elbow) goes five innings Tuesday
    Jarrod Parker (elbow) threw five innings and 71 pitches in a rehab start with High-A Stockton Tuesday.

    Advice: Parker allowed three runs -- two earned -- while striking out seven in the start. His next step will be advancing to pitch for Triple-A Nashville. Parker is progressing nicely in his return from Tommy John surgery and could be back with the A's sometime in May. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:23 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    5:10 pm @Min
  • Mike Napoli back in Red Sox' lineup
    Mike Napoli (illness) is back in the Red Sox' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Napoli missed the last two contests because he was under the weather. He's batting just .169/.280/.262 in the early going this season. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:27 am
  • Reed Johnson (calf) lands on DL
    Nationals placed OF Reed Johnson on the 15-day disabled list with a left calf strain.

    Advice: Johnson injured the calf during an RBI double in Tuesday's game. He's expected to be sidelined for a while. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:15 am
     
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs Mia
  • Brett Gardner getting a day off Wednesday
    Brett Gardner is not in the Yankees' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: He's getting a breather against lefty Drew Smyly. Fellow left-handed swingers Brian McCann and Stephen Drew are also sitting, as the Yanks are going with Chris Young in left field, John Ryan Murphy at catcher and Gregorio Petit at second base. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:16 am
  • Reed Johnson suffers serious foot/leg injury
    Reed Johnson suffered a serious foot/leg injury during Tuesday's win over the Braves.

    Advice: Johnson was hurt while notching an RBI double in the seventh inning. The specifics of the injury aren't available at this time, but he's expected to be sidelined for a while. He has four hits in 18 at-bats for the Nationals this season. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:21 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs Mia
  • Ellsbury's 3 hits push Yankees past Rays
    Jacoby Ellsbury singled three times and stole a pair of bases in four plate appearances in Tuesday's win against the Rays.

    Advice: Ellsbury's impact was felt immediately, as he singled in the first inning, stole second and advanced to third on a throwing error, and scored on a ground out. He also stole second and advanced to third on a wild pitch in the seventh, but was stranded. Ellsbury has only three extra-base hits on the season, but has stolen seven bases, scored 16 runs, and hit .308/.400/.372. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:07 pm
  • Reed Johnson exits game with injury
    Reed Johnson left Tuesday's game versus the Braves with an apparent leg injury.

    Advice: Johnson evidently hurt himself while notching an RBI double in the seventh inning. The Nationals should provide an update on his status shortly. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:45 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs Mia
  • Napoli (illness) out another couple of days
    Mike Napoli (illness) is expected to miss another couple of days.

    Advice: Napoli's illness is apparently contagious and will keep him out of the lineup for a second straight day Tuesday. Have a backup plan in mind in fantasy leagues this week. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:36 pm
  • Napoli (illness) out of lineup again Tuesday
    Mike Napoli (illness) is out of the starting lineup for the Red Sox for the second straight day Tuesday.

    Advice: Napoli is sick and apparently needs another day to rest. Daniel Nava will make the start at first base while Brock Holt will get another start, this time in right field. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:08 am
  • Ellsbury (hip) returns to Yankees' lineup
    Jacoby Ellsbury (hip) went 1-for-3 with an RBI, a stolen base, and a walk in his return to the lineup Monday against the Rays.

    Advice: Ellsbury left Saturday's game with hip tightness and sat out Sunday, but it's not a major concern. The 31-year-old is batting .284/.384/.351 across 18 games this season. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:50 am
  • Warren tosses 5 2/3 effective innings vs Rays
    Adam Warren held the Rays to just one run in 5 2/3 innings of work in a no-decision as the Yankees won on Monday.

    Advice: Warren blanked the Rays through five frames before relenting in the sixth. He threw 81 pitches, 56 of which were strikes. In total, he yielded five hits, walked none, and struck out six. He'll head into a Sunday start in Boston with a 4.35 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, and a 12/8 K/BB ratio in 20 2/3 innings. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:16 pm
  • Kelly K's 10 but struggles vs. the Blue Jays
    Joe Kelly struggled in Monday's no-decision against the Blue Jays despite striking out 10 batters, as he allowed five runs in six innings of work.

    Advice: The Jays jumped on Kelly immediately, scoring three times in the first inning before adding one run in the third and fourth innings. Overall, Kelly yielded five hits and walked three along with the 10 strikeouts. The right-hander, now with two decent starts and two mediocre starts under his belt, has a 4.94 ERA, a 1.10 WHIP, and a 28/8 K/BB ratio in 22 2/3 innings. Kelly matches up with the Yankees at home in his next outing. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:39 pm
  • McGee (elbow) cleared for rehab assignment
    Jake McGee (elbow) is due to begin a rehab assignment Tuesday with High-A Charlotte.

    Advice: McGee was originally slated to join Charlotte on Monday, but the Rays wanted to see a couple more bullpen sessions from the left-hander, who's coming off December elbow surgery. He's now trending toward an early-May debut, and the talented 28-year-old should move back into Tampa Bay's ninth-inning gig rather quickly. McGee posted a 1.89 ERA in 71 1/3 innings last season. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:08 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Bos
  • Napoli not in Red Sox lineup Monday night
    Mike Napoli is out of the Red Sox starting lineup on Monday against the Blue Jays due to illness.

    Advice: Napoli slugged his first home run of the season Saturday night at Camden Yards, but he followed that up with an 0-for-5 and two strikeouts in Sunday's series finale. The 33-year-old is batting just .169 with a .542 OPS in 18 games this season. Daniel Nava is at first base and Brock Holt is in right field Monday versus Toronto. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:16 am
  • Nick Franklin (oblique) near rehab assignment
    Nick Franklin (oblique) expects to begin a minor league rehab assignment at some point this week.

    Advice: Franklin seemed to be trending toward minor league games early last week, but the Rays slowed his rehab as a precautionary measure. The 24-year-old was poised to open the 2015 season as Tampa Bay's starting second baseman before suffering an oblique strain at the end of spring training. He should be ready to rock in early May and may carry some value in deep fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 27, 7:39 am
     
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Bos
  • Jacoby Ellsbury (hip) not in Sunday's lineup
    Jacoby Ellsbury is not in the Yankees starting lineup for Sunday night's contest against the Mets.

    Advice: Ellsbury tested out his hip during pregame workouts but was deemed unable to go. Chris Young will once again start in center field in his place and is batting second on Sunday. Ellsbury is expected to return to the lineup on Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 26, 1:53 pm
  • Napoli's big game not enough to lift Red Sox
    Mike Napoli hit a two-run home run off of Wei-Yin Chen in Saturday's extra-innings loss to the Orioles.

    Advice: The home run was Napoli's first of the season and doubled his RBI total to four. He also added a pair of singles to finish 3-for-4. Even with the big effort, his season-slash still sits at a paltry .183/.300/.283. Owners should exercise patience with Napoli. His tendency to whiff can lead to prolonged slumps, but so long as he remains healthy, he'll probably be good for 20+ home runs and a fair number of RBI in a stacked Red Sox lineup. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 25, 7:30 pm
  • Jacoby Ellsbury leaves Saturday's game early
    Jacoby Ellsbury left Saturday's game with hip tightness.

    Advice: He went 0-for-3 before exiting in the eighth inning. The Yankees are hopeful Ellsbury won't miss any time, but if he does sit out Sunday, expect Chris Young to fill in at center field. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 25, 4:09 pm
  • Reds release veteran Dan Johnson from minors
    Reds released 1B Dan Johnson.

    Advice: The 35-year-old failed to earn a spot on the Astros Opening Day bench, then hit .069 (2-for-29) in his nine games at Triple-A Louisville. It's unclear if he'll explore opportunities elsewhere or decide to hang up his spikes. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 25, 6:47 am
     
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  • McGee (elbow) to throw bullpen on Saturday
    Jake McGee (elbow) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Saturday.

    Advice: McGee had his minor league rehab assignment pushed back after he experienced general soreness after an appearance in extended spring training last week. If all goes well, he should begin that rehab assignment at some point during the week, with a return to the Rays bullpen not long after. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 25, 5:46 am
     
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Bos
  • Ellsbury launches first homer of season
    Jacoby Ellsbury hit his first home run of the season in Friday's win over the Mets, finishing the game 2-for-5.

    Advice: Ellsbury smacked the solo home run off of Jacob deGrom in the third inning. It doubled his RBI total. He now has two driven in on the year. Math. Ellsbury has been hitting for average in the early going, but the power's been difficult to come by. Fantasy owners should be happy to see him finally get on the board. He hit 16 bombs with the Yankees in 2014 and while he's probably never going to match the career-best 32 he launched in 2011, a home run total between 13-17 is still well within reach for the speedy centerfielder. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 24, 8:31 pm
  • Rangers designate RHP Verrett for assignment
    Rangers designated RHP Logan Verrett for assignment.

    Advice: The 24-year-old hurler appeared in four games for the Rangers, posting a 6.00 ERA and 1.67 WHIP over nine innings of work. He has a live arm and should attract interest from other teams looking for bullpen depth. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 24, 4:05 pm
     
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  • Alex Cobb (forearm) has good 'pen session
    Alex Cobb (forearm) said he felt good during a bullpen session Friday.

    Advice: It was his first time throwing off a mound since being diagnosed with right forearm tendinitis over five weeks ago. "You can see the light at the end of the tunnel," Cobb said. The right-hander will throw another bullpen session on Monday and go from there. He should rejoin the Rays' rotation at some point next month if all goes well. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 24, 1:01 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Bos
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