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  • Brandon McCarthy (elbow) placed on DL
    Dodgers placed RHP Brandon McCarthy on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 26, with a torn right ulnar collateral ligament.

    Advice: He'll undergo Tommy John surgery and be sidelined until around the All-Star break next season. McCarthy, who is in the first year of a four-year, $48 million contract, posted a 5.87 ERA but had a 29/4 K/BB ratio over 23 innings in four starts this season with the Dodgers. Scott Baker will remain in the rotation for now, although the club will need an additional starter soon.
    28 minutes ago
    15-Day DL
    7:10 pm vs SF
  • Brandon McCarthy diagnosed with UCL tear
    Brandon McCarthy has been diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.

    Advice: It's really a bummer for the Dodgers but especially for McCarthy, who had seemed to finally put his shoulder issues behind him and show signs of blossoming. He'll undergo Tommy John surgery soon and be sidelined into the 2016 season. With Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) also still a question mark, the Dodgers might be scour the trade market for rotation help. For now, Scott Baker and Mike Bolsinger could stick around for a while.
    Today, 4:16 pm
    15-Day DL
    7:10 pm vs SF
  • Homer Bailey goes on DL with ligament sprain
    Reds placed RHP Homer Bailey on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 24, with a right elbow ligament sprain.

    Advice: Yikes. Bailey had made just two starts after working his way back from last September's flexor tendon surgery and now it appears he might be headed for Tommy John surgery. The Reds have yet to comment on whether Bailey will have an operation or if he'll try rehabbing the injury first. Raisel Iglesias and Michael Lorenzen are candidates to replace Bailey in the rotation.
    Today, 3:52 pm
    15-Day DL
    Bot 4, 7-1 vs Mil
  • Monday's White Sox/Orioles game postponed
    Monday's game between the White Sox and Orioles has been postponed due to the protests in Baltimore.

    Advice: The decision was made after the O's consulted with the Baltimore City Police Department. No makeup date has been scheduled yet. Ubaldo Jimenez and Hector Noesi had been slated to start Monday.
    Today, 3:27 pm
    PPD vs ^ CWS
  • David Hale activated, then optioned
    Rockies activated RHP David Hale from the 15-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Albuquerque.

    Advice: Hale is over his oblique injury but will have to work his way back to the majors. He figures to be used in Albuquerque's rotation.
    Today, 3:06 pm
    Not Active
    6:40 pm @Ari
  • Tanner Scheppers optioned to Triple-A
    Rangers optioned RHP Tanner Scheppers to Triple-A Round Rock.

    Advice: Scheppers returned from the disabled list barely over a week ago and has now been sent out after allowing five runs over four relief innings. He'll get another chance later this season.
    Today, 2:56 pm
    Not Active
  • Gonzales to resume throwing this week
    Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said Monday that Marco Gonzales (shoulder/pectoral) will resume throwing in 4-5 days.

    Advice: Gonzales was placed on Triple-A Memphis' disabled list late last week with soreness in his left pectoral/shoulder. Assuming all goes well from here on out, he should be ready to take Adam Wainwright's (Achilles) spot in the rotation before long. The Cards will go with either Tyler Lyons or Tim Cooney in the meantime.
    Today, 2:46 pm
    Not Active
    Bot 1, 0-0 vs Phi
  • Wainwright to have Achilles surgery this week
    Adam Wainwright will undergo season-ending surgery on Thursday after an MRI confirmed that he suffered a torn left Achilles tendon on Saturday.

    Advice: The operation carries a 9-12 month rehab schedule, although Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said Monday that he was optimistic the right would be ready for spring training. Wainwright, who will turn 34 in August, has three years remaining on his contract after 2015. The Cards will go with either Tyler Lyons or Tim Cooney as his replacement in the rotation for now, but Marco Gonzales (shoulder/pectoral) is expected back soon.
    Today, 2:39 pm
    15-Day DL
    Bot 1, 0-0 vs Phi
  • Max Scherzer (thumb) officially pushed back
    Max Scherzer (thumb) will not make his scheduled start on Tuesday against the Braves.

    Advice: That had been the presumption but only now has been made official. Nationals manager Matt Williams said that Scherzer probably only needs to be pushed back a couple days instead of missing a full turn through the rotation. Either Tanner Roark or A.J. Cole will start Tuesday in his place.
    Today, 2:26 pm
  • Asher Wojciechowski optioned to Triple-A
    Astros optioned RHP Asher Wojciechowski to Triple-A Fresno.

    Advice: It's the second time he's been sent down in the last two weeks. Wojciechowski holds a 7.31 ERA and 1.88 WHIP over 16 innings this season. The Astros will have to bring someone else up later this week when they need a fifth starter.
    Today, 1:54 pm
    Not Active
  • Colome to rejoin Rays' rotation this weekend
    Alex Colome (illness) will rejoin the Rays' rotation this weekend in Baltimore.

    Advice: Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times suggests that Friday would be the most likely day. Colome got a late start to spring training due to a visa issue and then went down with pneumonia, but he's healthy now and spun six innings of one-run ball Sunday at Triple-A Durham. The young right-hander is worth a look in deeper mixed leagues.
    Today, 1:18 pm
    15-Day DL
  • Bauer (illness) will start Tuesday vs. Royals
    Trevor Bauer (illness) will return to the Indians' rotation Tuesday against the Royals.

    Advice: Bauer had to be scratched Saturday due to food poisoning, but he felt well enough to play catch on Sunday. The 24-year-old boasts a 0.95 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, and 26/11 K/BB ratio in 19 innings this season and showed improved control in his most recent outing. He's a must-own in all mixed fantasy leagues.
    Today, 12:57 pm
  • Rangers transfer Nick Tepesch to 60-day DL
    Rangers transferred RHP Nick Tepesch from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: The move clears a spot on the Rangers' 40-man roster for the arrival of Josh Hamilton. Tepesch remains out indefinitely with a nerve issue in his elbow.
    Today, 12:44 pm
    60-Day DL
  • Chris Young could start for Royals on Fri.
    Chris Young is expected to start for the Royals on Friday night against the Tigers.

    Advice: But manager Ned Yost left open the possibility that he'll have to use Young out of the bullpen before that outing. Young wouldn't be a very good fantasy bet anyway versus Detroit. He's been working in relief all month.
    Today, 12:11 pm
  • Verlander confirmed to have strained triceps
    A second opinion of Justin Verlander's MRI results confirmed the initial diagnosis of a triceps strain.

    Advice: Verlander remains shut down from throwing due to lingering soreness in the upper part of his throwing arm and he won't be cleared for catch until he's completely discomfort-free. The veteran right-hander seems unlikely to join the Tigers' rotation before the end of May. Kyle Lobstein has been filling in.
    Today, 11:36 am
  • Volquez drops appeal of five-game suspension
    Edinson Volquez has dropped the appeal of his five-game suspension.

    Advice: Volquez was given the five-game sentence Saturday for his role in last Thursday's benches-clearing brawl with the White Sox, during which the right-hander landed a punch on an unsuspecting Chicago player. Volquez is eligible to return to the rotaiton May 2.
    Today, 10:45 am
  • Colome (pneumonia) goes six strong in rehab
    Alex Colome (illness) tossed six innings of one-run ball Sunday at Triple-A Durham.

    Advice: Colome yielded only four hits and walked none while striking out six. He threw 45 of his 63 pitches for strikes. The 26-year-old right-hander arrived late to Rays camp this spring due to visa issues and then caught a bad case of pneumonia once he did finally make it to Florida. Colome finally appears ready to join the Tampa Bay rotation and could be worth a look in some deeper fantasy formats.
    Today, 6:05 am
    15-Day DL
  • Wojciechowski roughed up for five runs vs A's
    Adam Wojciechowski allowed five runs in four innings during Sunday's win over the A's.

    Advice: Wojciechowski did not factor into the decision. He surrendered two runs in the second inning and three more in the fourth while striking out four and walking two. This was the right-hander's second start since being recalled from Triple-A to replace an injured Brad Peacock (hip). In those two starts, he's allowed nine runs in eight innings. He'll get the Mariners at home in his next outing.
    Yesterday, 4:38 pm
    Not Active
  • Volquez pitches into sixth allowing five runs
    Edinson Volquez allowed five runs (one earned), all in the sixth inning, in Sunday's loss to the White Sox.

    Advice: Outside of a rough sixth inning, Volquez pitched well, striking out six and walking just two while holding the White Sox to five hits. Only one run in that sixth frame was earned, as it was Mike Moustakas' run-scoring fielding error with runners on first and third which opened the floodgates. Volquez proceeded to serve up three singles to bring in an additional three runs. The fifth run would score on a single after the right-hander was lifted from the game. Because just one of the runs was earned, Volquez's ERA actually dropped in the contest. He has been absolutely superb the first month of the season, boasting a 0.85 WHIP and a 1.91 ERA over 27 1/3 innings. He'll be pushed back a day in the rotation as he serves a five-game suspension for his part in a Thursday melee with the White Sox, which puts him in line to start against the Tigers on an upcoming homestand.
    Yesterday, 3:08 pm
  • Scherzer (thumb) not likely to pitch Tuesday
    Nationals manager Matt Williams said Sunday that Max Scherzer (thumb) is unlikely to pitch on Tuesday.

    Advice: Scherzer was unable to throw his scheduled bullpen session on Sunday due to his thumb still being swollen. The Nationals don't believe that he will miss multiple starts or require a stint on the disabled list. Tanner Roark is the most logical candidate to start in his place and makes for a decent streaming option against the Braves in Atlanta.
    Yesterday, 1:37 pm
  • Mo confirms Waino (Achilles) likely done
    Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak confirmed in an interview on KMOX 1120 AM on Sunday that Adam Wainwright (Achilles) is likely done for the season.

    Advice: "I would imagine that with this injury he will not pitch again this season, but we want to wait for the reports Monday," the GM said. It's confirmation of an earlier report from FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal as well as what others had speculated. Losing Wainwright is obviously a major hit to the Cards as they seek their third straight division title and fifth straight playoff appearance.
    Yesterday, 9:46 am
    15-Day DL
    Bot 1, 0-0 vs Phi
  • Trevor Bauer (illness) could play catch Sun.
    Trevor Bauer (illness) could try to play catch on Sunday.

    Advice: Bauer had to be scratched from his scheduled start on Saturday due to food poisoning. He's currently slated to take the ball on Tuesday, but it's possible he'll be pushed back again if he's not feeling up to it yet.
    Yesterday, 8:43 am
  • Scherzer (thumb) doesn't throw 'pen session
    Max Scherzer (thumb) did not throw a scheduled bullpen session on Sunday.

    Advice: That's after the 'pen session was pushed back a day from Saturday. Scherzer, who threw off flat ground Sunday instead, is in jeopardy of missing his next scheduled start on Tuesday due to a sore right thumb, although the righty said the thumb is improving and he's not ruling himself out yet. "I can't say that," Scherzer said when asked if he'll start Tuesday. "Because I'm literally day-to-day." Tanner Roark would be the obvious candidate for a spot start in Scherzer's place.
    Yesterday, 8:20 am
  • Adam Wainwright (Achilles) placed on DL
    Cardinals placed RHP Adam Wainwright on the 15-day disabled list with a left ankle and Achilles injury.

    Advice: Wainwright will undergo an MRI on Monday, but the feeling is that he blew out his Achilles on Saturday and will need season-ending surgery. Tyler Lyons and Tim Cooney are the most likely options to take his spot in the rotation later this week.
    Yesterday, 7:51 am
    15-Day DL
    Bot 1, 0-0 vs Phi
  • Report: Waino (Achilles) likely done for 2015
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the "expectation" is that Adam Wainwright will miss the rest of the season with a left Achilles injury.

    Advice: He's yet to undergo an MRI (that comes Monday), but the Cardinals don't appear to be optimistic about a diagnosis. It's obviously a massive blow for St. Louis, as Wainwright had allayed some concerns about his elbow with a strong start (1.44 ERA) to the season. The club does at least have some depth to fall back on with Marco Gonzales at Triple-A, although he's currently out with a shoulder/pectoral issue. Gonzales and Jaime Garcia (shoulder) are the likely long-term options to replace Waino in the rotation, but for now the club is likely to go with Tyler Lyons or Tim Cooney. They could also consider moving Carlos Villanueva from the bullpen to the rotation.
    Yesterday, 6:14 am
    15-Day DL
    Bot 1, 0-0 vs Phi
  • McCarthy (elbow) hopes he has tendinitis
    Initial tests for possible ligament damage in Brandon McCarthy's right elbow came back negative.

    Advice: It doesn't mean he definitely doesn't have a ligament issues -- we'll know for sure after his MRI -- but it's certainly a good sign. The hope is that McCarthy is "only" dealing with tendinitis. He's looking at a stint on the disabled list either way, but surgery won't be required if it's a tendinitis issue. McCarthy admitted that he's been dealing with tightness in his elbow since his last start but it finally became too much on Saturday.
    Yesterday, 5:27 am
    15-Day DL
    7:10 pm vs SF
  • Brandon McCarthy dealing with elbow tightness
    Brandon McCarthy left his start Saturday against the Padres with right elbow tightness.

    Advice: Miraculously, McCarthy still managed to pick up the win despite giving up six runs, including three homers, in five innings of work. McCarthy was scheduled to pitch Friday against the Diamondbacks, but that seems unlikely now. An MRI is likely coming. Mike Bolsinger may be called upon to make a spot start.
    Saturday, 8:58 pm
    15-Day DL
    7:10 pm vs SF
  • Wainwright: 'Thought I got hit by something'
    Adam Wainwright acknowledged after Saturday's game that the injury is to the back of his left ankle.

    Advice: In other words, it's his Achilles tendon. And if he ruptured it, the ace right-hander could be done for the rest of the 2015 season. "I thought I got hit by something," said Wainwright, who pulled up lame after a fifth-inning pop-out on Saturday night in Milwaukee. "If you look at the replay, I get out of the box and I looked back to think the catcher’s mask must have hit me or the bat must have hit me, something must have hit me."
    Saturday, 8:08 pm
    15-Day DL
    Bot 1, 0-0 vs Phi
  • Brandon McCarthy gets hurt against Padres
    Brandon McCarthy left Saturday's game against the Padres with an undisclosed injury.

    Advice: McCarthy exited after giving up a three-run shot to Justin Upton in the sixth inning. He motioned for the trainer immediately after serving up the home run pitch, but it was unclear what exactly was bothering him. Sergio Santos entered the game in relief. Until we know more, consider McCarthy day-to-day.
    Saturday, 8:05 pm
    15-Day DL
    7:10 pm vs SF
  • Trevor Bauer in line to pitch Tuesday vs. KC
    Trevor Bauer will start Tuesday's game against the Royals.

    Advice: Food poisoning forced him to miss Saturday's start. Bauer has looked sharp all year, limiting opponents to a .125 batting average. The 24-year-old has collected at least seven strikeouts in each of his three starts.
    Saturday, 7:58 pm
  • Waino leaves with apparent Achilles injury
    Adam Wainwright was lifted from Saturday's game against the Brewers with an apparent left foot injury.

    Advice: Wainwright pulled up lame on his first step out of the batter's box following a fifth-inning pop-out and could barely make his way off the field. It looked like an Achilles injury, though the Cardinals are calling it a "left ankle injury" for now. Wainwright had tossed four scoreless innings against Milwaukee, lowering his season ERA to 1.44. He'll be reevaluated back in St. Louis.
    Saturday, 5:19 pm
    15-Day DL
    Bot 1, 0-0 vs Phi
  • Alex Colome to make one more rehab start
    Alex Colome (illness) is slated to make one more minor league rehab start before rejoining the Rays rotation.

    Advice: He can't get back soon enough as the Rays are currently dealing with trotting out the likes of Erasmo Ramirez every fifth day. With Alex Cobb working his way back, Colome's time in the rotation could also be short lived.
    Saturday, 12:33 pm
    15-Day DL
  • Max Scherzer had bullpen pushed back
    Max Scherzer (thumb) had his scheduled bullpen session pushed back until Sunday.

    Advice: He is still dealing with swelling in his thumb. If he is unable to throw Sunday, his scheduled start on Tuesday could be in question.
    Saturday, 11:30 am
  • Trevor Bauer a late scratch due to illness
    Trevor Bauer was scratched from his scheduled start on Saturday due to illness.

    Advice: T.J. House, who had been scheduled to go Sunday, will start in his place against the Tigers. Bauer could work on Sunday if he's feeling better.
    Saturday, 10:12 am
  • Edinson Volquez suspended for five games
    Edinson Volquez was suspended five games for his role in Thursday's altercation with the White Sox.

    Advice: Volquez attempted to land a punch on an unsuspecting White Sox player during the fracas. He'll have his next start pushed back a day, otherwise the suspension won't affect his fantasy value.
    Saturday, 9:32 am
  • Verlander could resume throwing on road trip
    Justin Verlander will accompany the Tigers on their upcoming 10-game road trip with the intention that he could resume throwing.

    Advice: Verlander won't touch a baseball until he feels no soreness in his ailing triceps, which the team is hopeful could happen at some point next week. He's at least a month away from a return to the Tigers rotation.
    Saturday, 8:47 am
  • Max Scherzer expected to make his next start
    Max Scherzer (thumb) is expected to make his next start on Tuesday against the Braves in Atlanta.

    Advice: Scherzer jammed his thumb on a swing during Thursday's loss to the Cardinals which caused him to leave after seven innings. While he's 1-2 on the season, the 30-year-old has posted a stellar 1.26 ERA, 0.84 WHIP and 29/4 K/BB ratio through 28 2/3 innings with the Nationals.
    Saturday, 6:40 am
  • Max Scherzer jammed hit thumb Thursday
    Max Scherzer jammed his thumb on a swing during Thursday's loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: The right-hander pitched two more innings after the incident and said the injury "shouldn’t be too serious." Scherzer is fully expected to take his next turn on Tuesday in Atlanta, but he probably won't officially be cleared until he gets through his between-starts bullpen session with no issues.
    Friday, 6:49 am
  • Scherzer solid over seven but takes a loss
    Max Scherzer pitched well on Thursday, but wound up with the loss after allowing two runs to the Cardinals in seven innings.

    Advice: Scherzer was narrowly outdueled by Michael Wacha. The Nats' right-hander hurt his own cause in the first inning when a wild pitch helped bring in the Cardinals' first run. The Cardinals grabbed their second run off of Scherzer in the sixth on a Matt Adams RBI single. Overall, Scherzer yielded six hits, walked none, and struck out four. Despite a 1-2 record, Scherzer has been fantastic in his first four starts, boasting a 1.26 ERA, a 0.83 WHIP, and a 29/4 K/BB ratio in 28 2/3 innings. He'll toe the slab in Atlanta against the Braves next.
    Thursday, 3:42 pm
  • Max Scherzer gives up two runs in loss
    Max Scherzer took a loss to the Cardinals after surrendering two runs in seven innings on Thursday.

    Advice: Scherzer isn't only lacking run support, but his defense hasn't helped him much either through four starts. He has a 1.26 ERA, but just a 1-2 record to show for it. He's fanned 29, walked just four and allowed no homers in 28 2/3 innings.
    Thursday, 3:42 pm
  • Bailey allows pair of homers in no-decision
    Homer Bailey was left with a no-decision after allowing a pair of home runs over 5 2/3 innings as the Reds lost to the Brewers on Thursday.

    Advice: Adam Lind took Bailey yard in the second inning, and Aramis Ramirez clubbed a solo shot in the fifth. In the sixth, Bailey got two quick outs, but allowed a double to Adam Lind, then walked Khris Davis to force manager Bryan Price to bring in Kevin Gregg. Overall, Bailey yielded seven hits and a walk while striking out three. It's a vast improvement over his first start of the season on Saturday in which he allowed five runs in 5 2/3 innings. Bailey takes on the Brewers again, this time at home, in his next start.
    Thursday, 1:35 pm
    15-Day DL
    Bot 4, 7-1 vs Mil
  • Jimenez allows two home runs, leading to loss
    Ubaldo Jimenez was doomed by a pair of two-run home runs served up in five innings of work in a loss to the Blue Jays on Wednesday.

    Advice: Jimenez allowed two-run home runs in consecutive innings: to Justin Smoak in the fourth, and to Devon Travis in the fifth. The right-hander overall gave up six hits, walked three, and struck out six in the effort. The four runs represent the first four he has allowed this season. He'll carry a 2.30 ERA, a 0.89 WHIP, and a 16/7 K/BB ratio over 15 2/3 innings into a home start against the White Sox.
    Wednesday, 6:59 pm
    PPD vs ^ CWS
  • Marco Gonzales (pectoral) goes on Triple-A DL
    Marco Gonzales has been placed on Triple-A Memphis' disabled list with soreness in his left pectoral muscle.

    Advice: The Redbirds are saying the move is precautionary, though it's unclear how much time Gonzales might miss. He's posted a 4.50 ERA and 13/3 K/BB ratio in his first 16 innings with Memphis. Obviously Gonzales won't be an option for the big club anytime soon, although with the way their rotation is performing there's certainly no need at the moment.
    Wednesday, 8:23 am
    Not Active
    Bot 1, 0-0 vs Phi
  • Colome (illness) to continue rehab stint Tue.
    Alex Colome (illness) will continue his minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with Triple-A Durham.

    Advice: Colome, who is working his way back from pneumonia, allowed two runs in six innings across two rehab starts with High-A Charlotte. He's slated to throw four or five innings Tuesday and the next step could be for him to join the Rays' rotation.
    Tuesday, 7:28 am
    15-Day DL
  • Wojciechowski lasts 4 innings in no-decision
    Asher Wojciechowski got a no-decision in Monday's win against the Mariners, yielding four runs in four innings.

    Advice: The right-hander allowed a bunch of base runners, as the Mariners racked up eight hits and drew two walks. Wojciechowski struck out six on the evening. Getting through the Mariners' tough lineup without allowing any home runs is an achievement at least. He'll get the Athletics on Oakland in his next start.
    Monday, 10:41 pm
    Not Active
  • Bauer tosses 7 shutout frames in no-decision
    Trevor Bauer continued to impress, hurling seven scoreless frames, but took a no-decision as the Indians lost 4-3 on Monday.

    Advice: Bauer allowed just four hits and a pair of walks while striking out seven. Considered by many to be a breakout candidate for the 2015 season, Bauer has bolted out to a 2-0 record with a 0.95 ERA, a 1.00 WHIP, and a 26/11 K/BB ratio in 19 innings. He'll need to have the command he showed on Monday if his success is going to last over a full season. Bauer matches up against the Tigers in Detroit next.
    Monday, 8:35 pm
  • Volquez dominates Twins over seven innings
    Edinson Volquez was superb again on Monday, holding the Twins to one run over seven innings en route to a win.

    Advice: The Twins' only run scored in the second inning on a throwing error by Eric Hosmer. Volquez allowed five hits and a walk while striking out five, giving him three excellent starts to begin the regular season following a miserable spring. He's 2-1 with a 1.99 ERA, a 0.75 WHIP, and a 17/3 K/BB ratio in 22 2/3 innings. Volquez will look to keep it going over the weekend on the road against the White Sox.
    Monday, 8:11 pm
  • MRI confirms triceps strain for Verlander
    An MRI taken last Thursday confirmed that Justin Verlander is dealing with a right triceps strain.

    Advice: Verlander has had trouble getting over the hump, battling fatigue in the triceps when he throws off a mound for too long. He will not resume throwing until the pain subsides, so the right-hander's timetable to totally up in the air at the moment. Kyle Lobstein will continue to fill his spot in the Tigers' rotation.
    Apr 20, 1:46 pm
  • Wainwright outstanding in victory over Reds
    Adam Wainwright was outstanding in Sunday's victory over the Reds, allowing just one run on seven hits over eight strong frames.

    Advice: Wainwright punched out four on the evening while walking two. The only damage against him came on a two-out bloop RBI single off the bat of Brandon Phillips in the third inning. He went toe-to-toe with Mike Leake who was terrific on the other side as well and was eventually able to scratch out the win. He'll carry an impressive 1.71 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 14/3 K/BB ratio into Saturday's matchup against the Brewers in Milwaukee.
    Apr 19, 7:13 pm
    15-Day DL
    Bot 1, 0-0 vs Phi
  • McCarthy tosses six shutout innings vs COL
    Brandon McCarthy struck out six batters and did not allow a run to the Rockies in picking up his second win of the season on Sunday.

    Advice: McCarthy had struck out 19 batters in his previous two starts. While he didn't go K-crazy on Sunday, he pitched efficiently, only allowing three hits and two walks in his six innings and exiting with just 92 pitches on the arm. The veteran has now struck out 25 in 18 innings. McCarthy's career K/9 is 6.6, so it's probably not logical to expect him to keep up this breakneck pace. He's in a good place with the Dodgers, though, and could end up with a fair number of wins by the end of the season. He'll try to build on the shutout in his start against the Padres next weekend.
    Apr 19, 5:15 pm
    15-Day DL
    7:10 pm vs SF
  • Verlander won't throw until pain subsides
    Justin Verlander won't resume throwing until the pain in his triceps subsides.

    Advice: While there are currently no plans for the right-hander to undergo an MRI, you'd have to believe it's on the horizon. At this point, it appears that he's in for an extended absence and shouldn't be counted on to help fantasy owners anytime soon.
    Apr 19, 3:02 pm
  • Justin Verlander (triceps) not throwing Sun.
    Justin Verlander (triceps) is not expected to throw on Sunday.

    Advice: The Tigers are going to slow Verlander's rehab down, but he had been expected to play catch Sunday. No further tests are planned at the moment, but the right-hander has just had trouble with fatigue in his right triceps when he throws off a mound. Consider him out indefinitely.
    Apr 19, 7:54 am
  • David Hale to begin rehab assignment Monday
    David Hale (oblique) will make a rehab appearance at High-A Modesto on Monday.

    Advice: Hale is working his way back from a strained oblique. The goal Monday is for him to throw about 45 pitches. Prior to getting hurt, Hale had been in the mix for a rotation spot. If he comes back as a starter, Christian Bergman might have to settle for bullpen duty.
    Apr 18, 5:49 pm
    Not Active
    6:40 pm @Ari
  • Bailey (elbow) takes loss in season debut
    Making his season debut, Homer Bailey (elbow) was touched up for five runs over 5 2/3 innings Saturday in a loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: Bailey looked very rusty, giving up nine hits and three walks while failing to strike out a batter. This was the first time since September 23, 2009 that he didn't record a strikeout in a start. On the bright side, his velocity was only a tick below normal and he still induced eight swinging strikes. We probably wouldn't start him quite yet in mixed leagues, but there's obviously reason to hold on to him.
    Apr 18, 3:00 pm
    15-Day DL
    Bot 4, 7-1 vs Mil
  • Tigers going to slow down Justin Verlander
    Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Saturday that they are going to slow Justin Verlander (triceps) down.

    Advice: Verlander isn't going to touch a baseball until Sunday as he continues to battle through a triceps injury. At this point, he's going to need at least one minor league rehab start, probably more. Fantasy owners shouldn't count on getting the right-hander active for another couple of weeks.
    Apr 18, 7:44 am
  • Reds activate Homer Bailey on Saturday
    Reds activated RHP Homer Bailey from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Bailey will make his season debut against the Cardinals in St. Louis on Saturday. His return has bumped Raisel Iglesias from the Reds rotation and down to Triple-A Louisville. Fantasy owners may want to hold him out of lineups for his first start to measure his effectiveness.
    Apr 18, 7:40 am
    15-Day DL
    Bot 4, 7-1 vs Mil
  • Max Scherzer dominates in win over Phillies
    Max Scherzer dominated the Phillies on Friday, allowing just one run over eight innings in a 7-2 victory.

    Advice: Scherzer cruised for the most part, giving up just four hits to go along with nine strikeouts and no walks. The only run scored on a ground out from Freddy Galvis in the third. The high-priced right-hander has been as advertised thus far, putting up a 0.83 ERA and 25/4 K/BB ratio in 21 2/3 innings across his first three starts with the Nationals. He's a no-doubt fantasy ace.
    Apr 17, 7:12 pm
  • Ubaldo Jimenez tossed for hitting Sandoval
    Ubaldo Jimenez was ejected from Friday's game against the Red Sox after hitting Pablo Sandoval with a pitch.

    Advice: The veteran right-hander hadn't allowed a hit through his 3 2/3 innings of work before getting the gate from home plate umpire Jordan Baker. There had been no warning of either bench, though Sandoval did slide hard into second base and take out Jonathan Schoop earlier in the contest which could have prompted the retaliation.
    Apr 17, 5:28 pm
    PPD vs ^ CWS
  • Asher Wojciechowski recalled from Triple-A
    Astros recalled RHP Asher Wojciechowski from Triple-A Fresno.

    Advice: Wojciechowski had just been sent down Tuesday, but he returns to replace the injured Brad Peacock (intercostal). He figures to serve as the team's fifth starter.
    Apr 17, 12:51 pm
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  • Tanner Scheppers activated from DL
    Rangers activated RHP Tanner Scheppers from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Scheppers got a late start to the season because of an ankle injury, but he struck out five over 2 2/3 scoreless rehab innings. He'll operate in a setup role.
    Apr 17, 12:09 pm
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  • Verlander (triceps) ruled out for Tuesday
    Justin Verlander (triceps) has been ruled out for Tuesday's start against the Yankees.

    Advice: It was the presumption after Verlander had to cut short a simulated game Wednesday due to fatigue. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said that the right-hander had some "normal soreness" Thursday one day after the sim game. The next step for Verlander hasn't been determined yet. "We'll cross that when we get to it," Ausmus said when asked about a rehab assignment. Kyle Lobstein will get another start in Verlander's place.
    Apr 17, 10:29 am
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