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  • Angels place Collin Cowgill (wrist) on DL
    Angels placed OF Collin Cowgill on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right wrist.

    Advice: The 29-year-old outfielder sustained the injury during batting practice on Sunday, just after getting over a back ailment. He should be ready to rejoin the Angels at some point in mid-June.
    23 minutes ago
    Disabled List
    7:05 pm vs Det
  • Green starting at first base Thursday
    Grant Green will start at first base Thursday against the Tigers.

    Advice: Meanwhile, Albert Pujols will serve as the designated hitter and Matt Joyce will start in left field. The newly-acquired Kirk Nieuwenhuis is on the bench. This will be Green's first career start at first base, though he has made three previous appearances at the position.
    34 minutes ago
    7:05 pm vs Det
  • Indians call up Jerry Sands from Triple-A
    Indians purchased the contract of OF Jerry Sands from Triple-A Columbus.

    Advice: Sands was called back up from Triple-A with Carlos Santana going on the paternity leave list. The 27-year-old went 8-for-23 (.348) with two doubles and four RBI over nine games with the Indians earlier this season. He'll provide some bench depth over the next couple of days.
    36 minutes ago
  • Martin not in Thursday's lineup
    Leonys Martin is not in Thursday's lineup against the Red Sox.

    Advice: Delino DeShields will start in center field and bat leadoff against Red Sox rookie left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez. Chances are Martin will be back in there Friday with right-handed knuckleballer Steven Wright on the hill.
    Today, 1:33 pm
  • Chen starting Saturday vs. Rays
    Wei-Yin Chen will start Saturday against the Rays.

    Advice: Chen recently dealt with some undisclosed soreness, but it's apparently not a major concern. The southpaw has a 3.13 ERA and 44/14 K/BB ratio in 54 2/3 innings over his first nine start this season.
    Today, 1:15 pm
  • Eduardo Rodriguez called up for MLB debut
    Red Sox recalled LHP Eduardo Rodriguez from Triple-A Pawtucket.

    Advice: Rodriguez will be making his major league debut when he starts Thursday against the Rangers. It's just being called a spot start, designed to give Boston's other starters an extra day of rest, but Joe Kelly's rotation spot is obviously vulnerable right now. Rodriguez, 22, had a 2.98 ERA and 44/7 K/BB ratio over his first 48 1/3 innings this season in Triple-A.
    Today, 1:10 pm
  • Red Sox option Hembree to Triple-A
    Red Sox optioned RHP Heath Hembree to Triple-A Pawtucket.

    Advice: The move clears a spot for Thursday's starter, Eduardo Rodriguez, on the active roster. Hembree has appeared in two games with the Red Sox this season.
    Today, 1:06 pm
    Not Active
    5:05 pm @Tex
  • LaRoche doubles twice to help back Sale
    Adam LaRoche went 3-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI in Thursday afternoon's win over the Orioles.

    Advice: In a low-scoring game, LaRoche hit an RBI double off Orioles starter Tyler Wilson in the sixth inning, scoring Melky Cabrera and giving the White Sox a 2-0 lead. The team would eventually win 3-2. The two doubles pushed LaRoche's season total of two-baggers to seven and the RBI was his 18th. LaRoche has struggled to this point with his new team, but he's hit 20 or more homers in each of his last four healthy seasons and it's not unreasonable to expect an improvement on his .239/.368/.373 slash as he grows familiar with AL pitchers.
    Today, 1:03 pm
    W, 3-2 ^ @Bal; Top 6, 3-4 ^ @Bal
  • Almora cracks second home run
    Cubs prospect OF Albert Almora went 2-for-5 with a solo home run on Wednesday for Double-A Tennessee.

    Advice: The long ball was the second of the season for Almora, who’s batting .271/.312/.364 through 33 games for Tennessee. The 2012 first-round pick missed time early in the season with a concussion, and he was held out of action last week after a scary outfield collision. Beyond that, the 21-year-old outfielder has fared well as one of the younger everyday players in the Southern League, though it wouldn’t be surprising if he spent the entire 2015 season at the Double-A level.
    Today, 12:25 pm
    Not Active
  • Vogelbach (hamstring) to DL
    Cubs prospect 1B Dan Vogelbach has been placed on the 7-day disabled list at Double-A Tennessee.

    Advice: He injured his hamstring running the bases on Monday, so the move will be retroactive to May 26. Vogelbach, 22, is off to a great start this season at Tennessee, batting .320/.436/.497 with 17 extra-base hits (four home runs), 24 RBI and a 38/32 strikeout-to-walk ratio through 43 games. However, with Anthony Rizzo blocking his path to the major leagues, it’s still unclear how Vogelbach might fit into the Cubs’ long-term plans.
    Today, 12:17 pm
    Not Active
  • Wei-Yin Chen could miss next turn in rotation
    Wei-Yin Chen could have his next start pushed back.

    Advice: It's not clear exactly what's ailing Chen, but the Orioles have listed his spot Saturday against the Rays as to-be-determined. There should be an update soon. Chen owns a sharp 3.13 ERA, 1.189 WHIP, and 44/14 K/BB ratio in 54 2/3 innings (nine starts) this season.
    Today, 10:13 am
  • White Sox recall Daniel Webb from AAA
    White Sox recalled RHP Daniel Webb from Triple-A Charlotte.

    Advice: Webb will serve as the 26th man for the White Sox in Thursday's doubleheader at Baltimore's Camden Yards. The 25-year-old right-hander did the same thing in April.
    Today, 6:51 am
  • Cowgill (hand) headed to the disabled list
    Collin Cowgill (hand) is headed to the disabled list.

    Advice: Cowgill has been unable to hit since injuring his right hand during batting practice Sunday. There should be an exact diagnosis at some point Thursday. The 29-year-old outfielder is sporting a rough .180/.231/.295 slash line through 35 games this season for Anaheim.
    Today, 6:00 am
    Disabled List
    7:05 pm vs Det
  • Grant Balfour, 37, leaning toward retirement
    Grant Balfour is said to be leaning toward retirement.

    Advice: Balfour opted out of his minor league contract with the Rays on Wednesday after allowing nine hits and four walks in 9 2/3 innings at Triple-A Durham. The 37-year-old right-hander is still hauling in $7 million this season from a deal signed with Tampa Bay two offseasons ago. If this is indeed it, Balfour, a native of Australia, will finish his major league career with a cool 3.49 ERA, 1.219 WHIP, and 84 saves.
    Today, 5:43 am
    Not Active
  • Matt Adams to undergo surgery on torn quad
    Matt Adams will undergo surgery Friday to repair a torn right quadriceps muscle.

    Advice: The same 3-4 month timetable holds, though that still could mean the rest of the season for the big first baseman. Adams tore his right quad on Tuesday night while legging out a double. Mark Reynolds has taken over as the Cardinals' starting first baseman and holds a good amount of mixed-league fantasy value as a power threat in a deep lineup. It's another tough blow for the Cards, and yet they have the best record and run differential in Major League Baseball.
    Today, 5:32 am
    15-Day DL
  • Greinke yields 1 ER or less in each May start
    Zack Greinke painted six innings of one-run ball and struck out nine in a no-decision against the Braves on Wednesday.

    Advice: Greinke will not make another start in May, which means he didn't give up more than one run in any start this month. Thus far, Greinke's surface level performance has given off whiffs of his dominant 2009 with the Royals. Why will he not accrue 10.1 WAR again or continue to pitch quite this well? Diminishing stuff (it's still good): Greinke struck out 242 in 2009, whereas he's whiffed 49 in 61 innings this year. Tonight, he set a new season-high in strikeouts by two.
    Yesterday, 10:14 pm
  • SP Richards falters in loss vs. the Padres
    Garrett Richards lasted 6 2/3 innings and allowed five runs -- three earned -- on eight hits in a loss Wednesday to the Padres.

    Advice: He whiffed six and issued two free passes. Richards (3.12 ERA) still doesn't look like the pitcher he was prior to tearing the patellar tendon in his left knee last August, but he's given us encouraging signs. Perhaps the biggest was the quick return of his high-octane velocity. Richards has struggled with his command. He's walked fewer than two batters in just one of eight starts.
    Yesterday, 10:06 pm
  • Matt Adams (quad) expected to miss 3-4 months
    Matt Adams is expected to miss 3-4 months with a strained right quad, the team announced Wednesday.

    Advice: It's still unclear whether he'll require surgery, but either way his season is officially in jeopardy. Mark Reynolds moves into an everyday role with the injury, and the NL Central-leading Cardinals may be forced to look outside the organization for help at some point.
    Yesterday, 5:41 pm
    15-Day DL
  • Cowgill (hand) to meet with doctors Wednesday
    Collin Cowgill (hand) will meet with doctors Wednesday.

    Advice: Cowgill tried to swing a bat recently without much success. A trip to the disabled list could be in store. More should be known after his meeting with doctors on Wednesday.
    Yesterday, 4:27 pm
    Disabled List
    7:05 pm vs Det
  • Matt Adams could need surgery on right quad
    Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Wednesday that Matt Adams could need surgery on his right quad.

    Advice: Adams injured the quad Tuesday while legging out a double and the Cardinals are still determining whether it's a Grade 2 or Grade 3 strain. Grade 3 is the most severe and would almost certainly require a surgical procedure. Either way, Adams is looking at a lengthy absence. Mark Reynolds will serve as the Cardinals' primary first baseman.
    Yesterday, 2:03 pm
    15-Day DL
  • Matt Adams (quad) placed on disabled list
    Cardinals placed 1B Matt Adams on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right quad.

    Advice: It's not clear at this point how severe the strain is, so a timetable for Adams' return isn't known at the moment. It certainly figures to be more than a minimum stay on the DL, though, and could be a rather lengthy one. Mark Reynolds will handle first base in the meantime.
    Yesterday, 11:33 am
    15-Day DL
  • Red Sox to promote Eduardo Rodriguez
    Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports that the Red Sox are expected to promote pitching prospect Eduardo Rodriguez.

    Advice: He'll get the ball on Thursday in Texas in what is expected to be just a spot start, but Rodriguez could certainly wind up getting a long-term look at some point. Ranked prior to the season by Baseball America as the No. 59 prospect in baseball, Rodriguez boasts a 2.98 ERA and 44/7 K/BB ratio over 48 1/3 innings at Triple-A Pawucket this season. He just turned 22 in April.
    Yesterday, 8:31 am
  • Grant Balfour opts out of minors deal
    Rays released RHP Grant Balfour.

    Advice: Balfour exercised the opt-out deal in his contract that was agreed upon when he re-signed with the Rays at the beginning of this month. The veteran reliever struck out 11 while posting a 2.79 ERA over 9 2/3 innings for Triple-A Durham. He shouldn't have an issue catching on elsewhere quickly, though it remains to be seen whether he'll be able to land a major league contract.
    Yesterday, 6:52 am
    Not Active
  • Matt Adams (quad) expected to land on DL
    Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said that he has a "high level" of concern about Matt Adams's right quad injury and a disabled list move is expected.

    Advice: Adams strained his quad while rounding first base on a double in the fifth inning of Tuesday's game. It sounds like he could require a lengthy stay on the disabled list, although more won't be known until he presumably undergoes an MRI. Mark Reynolds is in line to play regularly at first base while Adams is out, and the team could bring up Xavier Scruggs from Triple-A.
    Tuesday, 8:24 pm
    15-Day DL
  • Matt Adams diagnosed with strained quad
    Matt Adams has been diagnosed with a strained right quad.

    Advice: Adams pulled his quad while rounding first base on a double in the fifth inning of Tuesday's game. He was awfully gimpy while walking off, so a trip to the disabled list looks likely. Mark Reynolds would be in line to take over at first base.
    Tuesday, 7:27 pm
    15-Day DL
  • Matt Adams leaves with apparent quad injury
    Matt Adams exited Tuesday's game versus the Diamondbacks in the fifth inning with an apparent right quad injury.

    Advice: Adams pulled up lame while rounding first base as he gingerly pulled into second base with a double. He was able to walk off the field under his own power but did so with a noticeable limp. More should be known about his status later Tuesday, but it certainly looked like something that could lead to a disabled list stint. Mark Reynolds would be in line to take over at first base.
    Tuesday, 6:59 pm
    15-Day DL
  • Cowgill (hand) serves as pinch-runner
    Collin Cowgill (hand) served as a pinch-runner Monday against the Padres and scored the winning run.

    Advice: Cowgill was scratched from Sunday's lineup after he felt pain in his top hand while swinging in batting practice. It's unclear when he'll be ready to return to the lineup, but that the Angels were willing to use him as a pinch-runner indicates that it might not be long.
    Tuesday, 5:43 am
    Disabled List
    7:05 pm vs Det
  • X-Rays come bace negative for Cowgill (hand)
    Collin Cowgill was scratched from Sunday's game against the Red Sox after he hurt his top hand while swinging in batting practice pregame.

    Advice: He was sent out for precautionary X-rays which came back negative. Cowgill has also been battling back tightness in recent days, which many had thought was the reason for his late scratch from Sunday's lineup. He should be considered day-to-day and looks as though he'll avoid a trip to the disabled list.
    Sunday, 1:39 pm
    Disabled List
    7:05 pm vs Det
  • Collin Cowgill (back) scratched from lineup
    Collin Cowgill was scratched from Sunday's lineup due to back tightness.

    Advice: Cowgill has been battling the ailment for a few days. He's day-to-day. Matt Joyce has taken his spot in the lineup.
    Sunday, 9:28 am
    Disabled List
    7:05 pm vs Det
  • Heath Hembree called up from Pawtucket
    Red Sox recalled RHP Heath Hembree from Triple-A Pawtucket.

    Advice: Hembree last pitched in the majors on April 26, giving up six runs in only 1 1/3 innings versus Baltimore. In 14 games for Pawtucket, Hembree is 0-2 with five saves and a 1.08 ERA. Robbie Ross was sent down to Triple-A to make room for Hembree.
    Saturday, 1:28 pm
    Not Active
    5:05 pm @Tex
  • Leonys Martin not in Rangers lineup Saturday
    Leonys Martin is not in the Rangers starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: It appears as though the Rangers will continue to ride the hot hand, with Delino DeShields again starting in center field and hitting leadoff for the Rangers against opposing southpaw C.C. Sabathia. Look for Martin to return to the lineup on Sunday.
    Saturday, 7:49 am
  • Zack Greinke strong against Padres
    Zack Greinke pitched 7 2/3 innings of one-run ball against the Padres on Friday.

    Advice: That was good enough to lower Greinke's ERA from 1.52 all of the way down to 1.48. He's allowed exactly one run in eaco of his last four starts.
    Friday, 9:56 pm
  • Richards wins despite shaky outing
    Garrett Richards allowed a season-high five runs over six-plus innings in Friday's 12-5 win over the Red Sox.

    Advice: Back in the place where he tore the patellar tendon in his left knee last August, Richards wasn't particularly sharp, as he gave up nine hits and two walks while hitting a batter. He was pulled with the bases loaded in the seventh inning. Fortunately for him, he got plenty of run support. Oddly, Richards struck out just one of the 29 batters he faced Friday. He hasn't exactly looked like the ace he was prior to his knee surgery, but he still owns a quality 2.98 ERA through his first seven starts this season.
    Friday, 9:16 pm
  • Adams ends power drought, homers in a win
    Matt Adams ended his power drought, going 2-for-5 with a three-run home run as the Cardinals trampled the Mets on Wednesday.

    Advice: Adams hadn't registered an extra-base hit in the month of May until his fourth-inning three-run blast off of Bartolo Colon. The slugger has four round-trippers on the season along with 18 RBI and a .250/.277/.379 triple-slash line. As a result of the slump, Adams has seen slightly reduced playing time, particularly against left-handers, but if he's able to heat up, he'll reclaim regular at-bats.
    Wednesday, 7:35 pm
    15-Day DL
  • Chen falls to 1-3, allows 4 runs in 7 innings
    Wei-Yin Chen took the loss on Wednesday against the Mariners, surrendering four runs in seven innings.

    Advice: The big blow came in the fourth when Justin Ruggiano slugged a two-run home run to left-center to push the Mariners' lead to 3-0. Chen gave up eight hits overall without issuing a walk and striking out four. The four runs represent the most he's allowed in a single start this season, a testament to how good he's been. The lefty has a 2.90 ERA, a 1.09 WHIP, and a 38/14 K/BB ratio over 49 2/3 innings. Chen will take on the Astros at home the next time he takes the hill.
    Wednesday, 7:12 pm
  • Martin hits pinch-hit homer in loss to BoSox
    Leonys Martin hit a pinch-hit home run in Tuesday's loss to the Red Sox.

    Advice: Batting against Red Sox closer Koji Uehara in the ninth inning, Martin led off the inning with the solo blast. He's now got two home runs on the year and has lost some playing time to Rule 5 pick Delino DeShields in recent days.
    Tuesday, 7:55 pm
  • Adams not in Tuesday's lineup
    Matt Adams is not in the Cardinals' starting lineup Tuesday against the Mets.

    Advice: Mark Reynolds will start at first base with left-hander Jon Niese on the mound for New York. He's batting sixth.
    Tuesday, 12:40 pm
    15-Day DL
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