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  • Dodgers purchase contract of Sergio Santos
    Dodgers purchased the contract of RHP Sergio Santos from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

    Advice: Santos joined the team in San Diego on Friday and is in uniform for their series-opener against the Padres. He had an opt-out clause in his contract if he wasn't on the big league roster before May 1 which he was expected to utilize. Santos will work in mddle relief for the Dodgers. Rotoworld.com
    43 minutes ago
  • Doolittle (shoulder) pleased with his bullpen
    Sean Doolittle (shoulder) threw 15 pitches in a successful bullpen session on Friday.

    Advice: Doolittle came away from the session feeling great and said the he's using the time to work on new grips for his changeup and slider. He'll continue to build up his strength before going out on a minor league rehab assignment, with a return to the A's bullpen not likely until mid-May. Rotoworld.com
    47 minutes ago
     
    15-Day DL
    7:05 pm vs Hou
  • A.J. Ellis (hand) available off bench Friday
    A.J. Ellis admitted that his hand is still swollen, but he hopes to be available off the bench to either hit or catch on Friday.

    Advice: Ellis was able to hit off a tee before the game without issue. Yasmani Grandal is once again getting the start behind the dish with the veteran on the shelf. Look for Ellis to return to the lineup at some point over the weekend. Rotoworld.com
    50 minutes ago
  • Moreland returns to Rangers lineup on Friday
    Mitch Moreland (elbow) has returned to the Rangers starting lineup on Friday.

    Advice: Moreland has been battling elbow discomfort in recent weeks, but is finally ready to return to the lineup. He's batting second and starting at first base while Prince Fielder serves as the team's designated hitter. Rotoworld.com
    55 minutes ago
  • Matt Cain (forearm) to play catch next week
    Matt Cain (forearm) is expected to begin playing catch next week.

    Advice: Cain is still a minimum of several weeks away from a potential return to the Giants rotation, and makes for a difficult hold in leagues where he can't be stashed in a DL spot. Chris Heston will continue to occupy his spot in the Giants rotation for the foreseeable future. Rotoworld.com
    57 minutes ago
     
    15-Day DL
    5:40 pm @Col
  • Angels to pick up most of Hamilton's salary
    Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that the Rangers would only be on the hook for $15 million of the $80 million remaining on Josh Hamilton's contract through the 2017 season.

    Advice: The more news comes out, it certainly seems like it's nearly a done deal that Hamilton will be returning to the Rangers. What remains unclear, is what the Angels will be receiving in return. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:20 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    7:05 pm vs x Tex
  • Padres recall Quackenbush from Triple-A
    Padres recalled RHP Kevin Quackenbush from Triple-A El Paso.

    Advice: Quackenbush was squeezed out of the team's Opening Day bullpen with the late addition of Craig Kimbrel, but has certainly proven to be a more than capable option as both a middle reliever and setup man. As long as he performs, he should remain in San Diego the duration of the season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:10 pm
  • Padres place Shawn Kelley on disabled list
    Padres placed RHP Shawn Kelley on the 15-day disabled list with a left calf strain.

    Advice: The 30-year-old hurler has struggled in his time with the Padres, and perhaps the strained calf is an underlying cause. In his 5 1/3 innings of work, he's allowed six runs (10.13 ERA) while amassing a 2.63 WHIP. Kevin Quackenbush will replace him in the Padres bullpen. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:08 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    7:10 pm vs LAD
  • Rangers close to acquiring Josh Hamilton
    TR Sullivan of MLB.com reports that the Rangers are close to acquiring Josh Hamilton from the Angels.

    Advice: A return to the Rangers is one destination that seems to make sense, though Sullivan notes that there remains a lot of work to be done before a trade is officially announced, which may not happen until Monday. Reports from SI.com and Ken Rosenthal first noted that the Angels and Hamilton were close to parting ways. The Halos will surely have to pick up a large portion of the $83 million remaining on Hamilton's contract. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:04 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    7:05 pm vs x Tex
  • Sergio Santos expected to be called up
    Sergio Santos has joined the Dodgers in San Diego.

    Advice: He hasn't officially been called up yet. It's expected, though, as Santos' opt-out date is coming up and the Dodgers don't want to lose him. The reliever has allowed two runs while striking out eight over 4 2/3 innings for Triple-A Oklahoma City this season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:57 pm
  • Angels 'close to parting' with Josh Hamilton
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Angels are "close to parting" with Josh Hamilton.

    Advice: It confirms a report from SI.com. It's unclear at this point how the relationship will be dissolved, but the two sides have been discussing various scenarios to resolve the dispute, including a trade. Hamilton still has $83 million remaining on his contract, and the Angels will surely have to end up eating a lot of that. The outfielder is working his way back from shoulder surgery and isn't going to be ready to play for a while, regardless of where he ends up. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:39 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    7:05 pm vs x Tex
  • Saunders (knee) expected to be activated Sat.
    Michael Saunders (knee) is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Saturday.

    Advice: The Blue Jays had been considering bringing him back Friday, but with the Rays sending a lefty (Drew Smyly) to the mound, it made sense to wait another day. Saunders got a late start to the season after having minor knee surgery, but he's an interesting fantasy option in deeper leagues with Rogers Centre as his new home. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:57 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    Bot 5, 2-4 x @TB
  • Michael Kohn called up from Triple-A
    Braves purchased the contract of RHP Michael Kohn from Triple-A Gwinnett.

    Advice: He'll give the club another much-needed fresh bullpen arm. Kohn has struck out a batter per inning in parts of four seasons in the majors but has had a terrible time throwing strikes consistently. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:32 pm
  • Dexter Fowler back in Cubs' lineup Friday
    Dexter Fowler (groin) is back in the Cubs' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Fowler missed just one game after exiting Wednesday's contest with right groin tightness. His return allows Kris Bryant to go back to third base. David Ross is again behind the plate for Jon Lester's start, meaning Miguel Montero is on the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:14 pm
  • Winker hits second homer
    Reds prospect OF Jesse Winker went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two RBI on Thursday for Double-A Pensacola.

    Advice: The homer was Winker’s second of the season, and both have come within the last three games. The 21-year-old is viewed as one of the more pure hitters in the minors, with a short, compact left-handed swing and outstanding plate discipline, and he’s coming off an eye-opening performance in last year’s Arizona Fall League. He’s off to a relatively slow start this year at Pensacola, batting .239/.271/.413 through 12 games, but Winker still should be ready to take over as Cincinnati’s left fielder later this season or in early 2016. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:27 am
     
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    Bot 4, 2-2 vs x ChC
  • Saunders (knee) to play another rehab game
    Michael Saunders (knee) will play another rehab game with High-A Dunedin on Friday.

    Advice: The Blue Jays had left open the possibility that Saunders would be activated from the disabled list on Friday, but they've decided to give him one more rehab game. Blue Jays Alex Anthopoulos told MLB Network Radio that he expects the outfielder to be activated "I would think in the next day or two." Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:27 am
     
    15-Day DL
    Bot 5, 2-4 x @TB
  • Soriano has had 'some contact' with Mariners
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that "there has been some contact" between the Mariners and Rafael Soriano's agent, Scott Boras.

    Advice: Heyman also reiterates that the Tigers have expressed some interest and, in his opinion, "remain the most logical fit." He lists the Pirates, Indians and Dodgers as "three other logical suitors," but it's unclear if they've expressed interest to Boras. The agent told Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe on Thursday that calls on his client are "increasing." It's looking unlikely at the moment that Soriano will be able to land a closer job, but he could certainly help someone as a setup man. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:05 am
     
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  • Braves to promote Michael Kohn, John Cornely
    Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com reports that the Braves will call up Michael Kohn and John Cornely prior to Friday's game in Philadelphia.

    Advice: The club needs a couple fresh bullpen arms after their relievers were overworked in the series versus the Mets. Kohn held a 3.04 ERA in 23 2/3 innings with the Angels last season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:43 am
  • Corey Seager playing some 3B at Double-A
    Dodgers infield prospect Corey Seager has been playing some third base at Double-A Tulsa.

    Advice: He's played there twice so far this season and president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman expects to see Seager at the hot corner "roughly once a week." Although the consensus among scouts is that the 6-foot-4, 215-pounder will eventually move to third base, the Dodgers aren't ready to push Seager off shortstop yet. "The idea is at some point, whether it’s this year or next year, to the extent that we have an injury and he’s our best option if he’s only played shortstop, that obviously limits him to an injury happening at that one position," Friedman said. "Giving him reps at another position only helps him and helps us." Ranked by Baseball America as the No. 5 prospect in the game, Seager is hitting .423/.436/.654 with two homers in his first 13 games for Tulsa and should be promoted to Triple-A Oklahoma City before long. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:19 am
     
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    7:10 pm x @SD
  • Kohl Stewart (elbow) goes on minors DL
    Twins pitching prospect Kohl Stewart has been placed on High-A Fort Myers' disabled list due to right elbow inflammation.

    Advice: Twins director of minor league operations Brad Steil wouldn't say if Stewart would be seen by a specialist or undergo an MRI. "We know he will miss his next start," Steil said. "We don’t know how he will feel in six days when he is due to come off the DL." Stewart is ranked as a top-50 prospect by some, but he had shoulder issues last season and now has elbow trouble. The 20-year-old was the No. 4 overall pick in the 2013 Draft. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:46 am
     
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    7:10 pm @Sea
  • A.J. Ellis available off bench Thursday
    A.J. Ellis (hand) is available off the bench Thursday.

    Advice: Ellis got struck by a ricocheted pitch on Wednesday night and suffered a bruised hand, but he was able to throw before Thursday's matinee. Yasmani Grandal will start behind the plate with right-hander Mike Bolsinger on the bump. Ellis is the Dodgers' backup catcher, but he's expected to be fairly active this year. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:06 am
  • A.J. Ellis has 'typical soreness' in hand
    A.J. Ellis said Thursday that he has the "typical soreness that you'd expect" in his right hand.

    Advice: Ellis got hit in the hand by a ricocheted ball on Wednesday night and will sit out Thursday's series finale in San Francisco, but it sounds like the Dodgers' backup catcher might be available over the weekend. X-rays were taken and turned up negative. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:51 am
  • Boras says calls on Soriano are 'increasing'
    Rafael Soriano's agent Scott Boras said Thursday that the calls on his client are "increasing."

    Advice: It figures that teams would get more desperate for relief depth as the season rolls along. Soriano posted a decent 3.19 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 59/19 K/BB ratio in 62 innings last summer for Washington while also earning 32 saves, but he is 35 years old and doesn't have the best clubhouse reputation. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:42 am
     
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  • Fowler (groin) not in Cubs' lineup Thursday
    Dexter Fowler (groin) is out of the Cubs' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon versus the Pirates.

    Advice: Fowler left Wednesday's game with tightness in his right groin and is considered day-to-day. Kris Bryant will start in center field against the Bucs on Thursday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:17 am
  • A.J. Ellis says x-rays are negative
    A.J. Ellis told reporters that the X-rays taken on his right hand came back negative.

    Advice: Ellis was plunked on a ricochet during Wednesday's game against the Giants, as teammate Chris Hatcher hit Justin Maxwell and the ball thunked back to Ellis, who took it from the mask to the right hand. When he attempted to throw the ball to Adrian Gonzalez while warming up, two throws sailed into right field and Ellis was pulled from the game. Ellis serves mainly as the Dodgers' backup catcher. Consider him day-to-day unless the Dodgers say otherwise. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:18 am
  • Fowler leaves game with right groin tightness
    Dexter Fowler left Wednesday's game against the Pirates due to right groin tightness.

    Advice: Fowler was replaced by Chris Denorfia. He's day-to-day for now. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:24 pm
  • Fowler leaves game with undisclosed injury
    Dexter Fowler left Wednesday's game against the Pirates with an undisclosed injury.

    Advice: Chris Denorfia pinch-hit for Fowler in the third inning and took over his center field spot the next half inning. The Cubs should provide an update on Fowler's status shortly. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:03 pm
  • Hamilton to go to extended spring this week
    Josh Hamilton (shoulder) will report to extended spring training this week.

    Advice: Hamilton will remain there for 2-3 weeks before then beginning an official rehab assignment. The Angels have mapped out a plan that will have the outfielder back with them in June, although it's not a given that he'll be with the club at that point. FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported over the weekend that the two sides are discussing various scenarios to resolve their dispute following Hamilton's recent drug relapse. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:26 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    7:05 pm vs x Tex
  • Saunders (knee, hamstring) could debut Fri.
    Michael Saunders (knee, hamstring) could debut Friday.

    Advice: That's what Blue Jays manager John Gibbons told reporters on Tuesday afternoon. Saunders has been out all season recovering from February knee surgery, and he injured his hamstring earlier this month on a minor league rehab assignment. But everything has gone smoothly over the past week. The 28-year-old outfielder should carry deep-league value in the potent Toronto offense. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:16 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    Bot 5, 2-4 x @TB
  • Angels mapping out comeback plan for Hamilton
    Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports that the Angels are mapping out a comeback plan for Josh Hamilton (shoulder) which could have him back with the team in early June.

    Advice: Hamilton, who is working his way back from shoulder surgery, is expected to report to the team's complex in Arizona "sooner rather than later" for two to three weeks of work in extended spring training. He would then go out on an official minor league rehab assignment. This doesn't necessarily mean that he will play for the Angels again, as his future with the team is still very much in question following his recent drug relapse. FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported over the weekend that the two sides are discussing various scenarios to resolve the dispute, including a trade. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:15 am
     
    15-Day DL
    7:05 pm vs x Tex
  • Mitch Moreland (elbow) may be out until Fri.
    Mitch Moreland (elbow) might not start another game for the Rangers until Friday.

    Advice: Moreland is battling some elbow discomfort and the Rangers have a three-game series Tuesday-Thursday in Arizona, a National League park. Prince Fielder figures to start all three of those games at first base. Moreland should be available off the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:50 am
  • Moreland (elbow) drives in run in loss to SEA
    Mitch Moreland (elbow) went 1-for-2 with an RBI on Sunday afternoon against the Mariners.

    Advice: Moreland was held out of the starting lineup due to an elbow injury and because the M's were starting a left-hander, but he entered the game late and made an impact in the extra-innings loss for Texas. Moreland, who's sporting a decent .837 OPS, should be in the Rangers' starting lineup on Tuesday night in Arizona. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:45 am
  • Mitch Moreland (elbow) remains out
    Mitch Moreland (elbow) remained out of the Rangers' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Moreland is dealing with a minor elbow injury that could require surgery, although a decision has not yet been made. Prince Fielder is in the designated hitter spot in his place, with Adam Rosales covering first base. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 10:09 am
  • Josh Hamilton filed for a divorce in February
    Court documents show Josh Hamilton has filed for divorce from his wife Katie in Tarrant County, Texas.

    Advice: Hamilton filed for divorce in late February, around the same time reports surfaced of his latest drug relapse. Hamilton was able to avoid suspension from Major League Baseball, much to the chagrin of his own team. The Angels don't want to pay the underachieving 33-year-old outfielder and have been publicly feuding with him since the spring. He hasn't even been healthy enough to play thanks to a shoulder injury. Los Angeles' five-year deal with Hamilton is looking worse by the day. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 2:01 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    7:05 pm vs x Tex
  • Moreland (elbow) not in Rangers' lineup Sat.
    Mitch Moreland (elbow) is not in the Rangers' starting lineup on Saturday night.

    Advice: But he was able to take pregame batting practice, so that's a good early indication that he will be able to avoid minor elbow surgery. Shin-Soo Choo is serving as the designated hitter for Texas on Saturday against the Mariners and Carlos Peguero is in right field. Moreland can be considered day-to-day. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 2:01 pm
  • Halos and Hamilton attempt to resolve dispute
    Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Angels and Josh Hamilton are in talks to resolve their dispute.

    Advice: The two sides are reportedly exploring multiple avenues that include trades, though nothing is believed to be close. Hamilton meanwhile continues to rehab his shoulder and isn't expected to return to the diamond until sometime in May. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:48 am
     
    15-Day DL
    7:05 pm vs x Tex
  • Moreland could need minor elbow surgery
    Mitch Moreland could require minor elbow surgery which would sideline him for 2-to-3 weeks.

    Advice: Moreland was scratched from Friday's lineup due to a sore elbow and went for further examination. The Rangers won't make a decision on his status for a few days while they gather additional information, but it's safe to say that Moreland won't return to the lineup any time soon. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:24 am
  • Mitch Moreland scratched with sore elbow
    Mitch Moreland was scratched from the Rangers starting lineup on Friday due to a sore elbow.

    Advice: It's likely that he'll head for an MRI to see what's going on, but the Rangers don't believe that it's a major concern just yet. The team should have an update on his status after any exams. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:55 pm
  • Josh Hamilton doing baseball activities
    Angels manager Mike Scioscia confirmed Friday that Josh Hamilton (shoulder) has been doing some baseball activities.

    Advice: According to Scioscia, "he has been "hitting and he's been running, but he needs to expand on that". It remains a murky situation, but Hamilton had lunch with several teammates on Friday and indicated his desire to return to the team. He isn't expected to be ready to take the field until sometime in May. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 3:08 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    7:05 pm vs x Tex
  • Saunders to resume rehab assignment
    Michael Saunders (knee, hamstring) is expected to resume his rehab assignment with High-A Dunedin on Friday.

    Advice: It was reported previously that he'd be back to game action on Tuesday after his right hamstring tightened up on him Sunday, but he apparently needed a few extra days. Saunders ran sprints and the bases Wednesday before being cleared to return. With Kevin Pillar playing so well, the Blue Jays can afford to take their time with Saunders. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:10 am
     
    15-Day DL
    Bot 5, 2-4 x @TB
  • Doolittle (shoulder) throwing from 105 feet
    Sean Doolittle (shoulder) has progressed to throwing from 105 feet.

    Advice: A's manager Bob Melvin heard Doolittle "really let it go" during his recent throwing session. Doolittle still isn't throwing from a mound, one of the biggest steps he needs to take before eyeing a return, but that should come soon if he continues to feel good throwing on flat ground. A mid-May return is still likely. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:16 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    7:05 pm vs Hou
  • Corey Seager ripping AA pitching to shreds
    Dodgers prospect Corey Seager is hitting an impossible .583 for Double-A Tulsa this season.

    Advice: Take away a hitless outing on April 10 and that average stretches to .700. Seager hit .345 for Double-A Chattanooga last season and has nothing left to prove at this level. The 20-year-old's promotion to Triple-A is imminent. With lifelong platoon Justin Turner and the ancient Jimmy Rollins taking turns at shortstop, it shouldn't be long until Corey joins his older brother Kyle in the major leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:02 pm
     
    Not Active
    7:10 pm x @SD
  • Matt Cain (forearm) a week away from throwing
    Matt Cain (forearm) is at least a week away from resuming playing catch.

    Advice: It's been nearly two weeks since he was diagnosed with a right flexor tendon strain. Cain will attempt to pitch through the ailment, but there's a pretty good chance surgery is inevitable. Chris Heston is holding down Cain's spot in the rotation for now. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:46 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    5:40 pm @Col
  • Seager goes 4-for-4
    Dodgers prospect SS Corey Seager went 4-for-4 on Monday for Double-A Tulsa.

    Advice: Seager has now collected 11 hits in his first 20 at-bats, good for a .550 batting average, and he has multiple hits in four of five games. The 20-year-old was one of the top hitters in the minor leagues last season, batting .349/.402/.602 with 20 home runs, 50 doubles and 97 RBI in 526 plate appearances between High-A Rancho Cucamonga and Double-A Chattanooga. There’s no obvious place on the Dodgers’ infield for Seager, but given his tremendous hitting ability and overall feel for the game, it wouldn’t come as a surprise if he still received a call-up late in the season. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:03 am
     
    Not Active
    7:10 pm x @SD
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