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  • Beachy not yet ready for rehab assignment
    Brandon Beachy (elbow) said Friday that he has yet to be cleared for a minor league rehab assignment.

    Advice: Beachy indicated that the timetable for his return remains fluid. He will throw at least another pair of simulated games before making the next step in his recovery. He isn't expected to be an option for the Dodgers rotation until around the All-Star break. Rotoworld.com
    44 minutes ago
     
    60-Day DL
    7:10 pm vs SD
  • David Hale to start during doubleheader
    David Hale will start the second game of Saturday's doubleheader versus the Giants.

    Advice: He'll be matched up against Yusmeiro Petit. Hale began the season on the disabled list with an oblique injury and has posted a 6.93 ERA over five Triple-A outings. He'll be sent back down after the spot start. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:24 pm
     
    Not Active
    5:10 pm vs SF
  • Carlos Rodon's next start pushed back
    Carlos Rodon's next scheduled start will be pushed back.

    Advice: It's all part of the plan to limit Rodon's innings this season. Hector Noesi will start on Monday against the Blue Jays in the lefty's vacated spot. Rodon should get a start later in the week, although the White Sox haven't revealed the exact day it will happen. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:14 pm
  • Ian Thomas recalled from Triple-A
    Braves recalled LHP Ian Thomas from Triple-A Gwinnett.

    Advice: Thomas held a 2.70 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 3/3 K/BB ratio over his four innings of relief work earlier this season with the big club. He'll be used in middle relief. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:59 pm
  • Danny Duffy (shoulder) pushed back to Tuesday
    Danny Duffy's (shoulder) next scheduled start has been pushed back from Saturday to Tuesday.

    Advice: Duffy is dealing with some stiffness in his pitching shoulder, which could at least partly explain his erratic performance of late. It doesn't appear to be something the Royals are overly concerned with since they're merely pushing him back a few days, but anytime the shoulder is involved there's some worry. Edinson Volquez and Yordano Ventura will move up a day but will be on regular rest. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:56 pm
  • Mets considering going with six-man rotation
    Dillon Gee (groin) will rejoin the Mets on Sunday in Pittsburgh.

    Advice: Manager Terry Collins indicated that Gee will rejoin the rotation but also that Noah Syndergaard will stick around, so it sounds like the club is poised to go with a six-man rotation at least for a while. Gee posted a 3.86 ERA and 1.35 WHIP over five starts before going on the disabled list earlier this month with a groin injury. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:51 pm
     
    15-Day DL
  • C.J. Riefenhauser beginning rehab assignment
    C.J. Riefenhauser (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Charlotte on Sunday.

    Advice: Riefenhauser has been out the last month with a shoulder injury. He could be optioned to Triple-A once ready. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:43 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    Bot 2, 0-0 vs Oak
  • Morton (hip) to rejoin Pirates' rotation Mon.
    Charlie Morton (hip) will be activated from the disabled list to start on Monday against the Marlins.

    Advice: Morton has been healthy for a while, but the Pirates wanted him to work on his mechanics as he made his way back from hip surgery. He appears to have accomplished that with a 1.33 ERA and 22 strikeouts over 20 1/3 innings during a rehab assignment. Vance Worley has been moved to the Pirates' bullpen. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:35 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    Top 3, 2-1 vs NYM
  • Tanaka slated for 65 pitches in next rehab
    Masahiro Tanaka (forearm, wrist) will throw 65 pitches in his next rehab start for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Yankees aren't ruling out activating him from the disabled list after that, although it's possible they'll ask him to make an additional rehab start. Tanaka threw just 41 pitches over three scoreless innings on Thursday for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in his first rehab outing. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:32 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    Top 3, 0-0 vs Tex
  • Roark to join Nationals' rotation next week
    Tanner Roark is expected to start either on Monday or Tuesday against the Cubs.

    Advice: With Doug Fister (elbow) out indefinitely, it appears the Nationals are ready to move Roark back into the rotation. He hasn't pitched in five days, but he faced hitters on Friday and is expected to be able to get to 70 pitches during his start. The owner of a career 2.70 ERA over 36 starts, Roark should be scooped up in fantasy leagues where he remains unowned. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:25 pm
  • Verlander (triceps) to throw sim game Tuesday
    Justin Verlander (triceps) will throw a simulated game on Tuesday.

    Advice: If that goes well, he should then be cleared to begin a rehab assignment. Verlander has been out all season with a strained right triceps but has progressed nicely the last couple weeks after resuming a throwing program. Still, he probably won't be activated until mid-June even in a best-case scenario. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:17 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    Top 3, 0-2 vs Hou
  • Samuel Deduno (back) to throw off mound
    Samuel Deduno (back) will throw a bullpen session Saturday.

    Advice: Deduno was sent for an MRI on his ailing back, but it evidently came back clean and he's ready to throw again. He'll be used in long relief once activated. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:15 pm
     
    15-Day DL
  • Alex Meyer moving to relief role for now
    The Twins have moved pitching prospect Alex Meyer to the bullpen at Triple-A Rochester.

    Advice: It's hard to imagine the Twins giving up on Meyer as a starter, but for now they'll see if he can rediscover himself while working in shorter stints. The 25-year-old has struck out 41 over 39 1/3 innings at Rochester this season but has also walked 24 while holding a 7.09 ERA. Meyer entered the season ranked by Baseball Prospectus as the No. 14 prospect in baseball. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:05 pm
     
    Not Active
    5:10 pm @CWS
  • Alex Wood scratched due to stomach virus
    Alex Wood has been scratched from Friday's scheduled start against the Brewers due to a stomach virus.

    Advice: Eric Stults will fill in. Wood should be feeling up to rejoining the rotation in a couple days, although it's unclear at the moment when the Braves will slot him back in. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:51 pm
     
    New Player Note
    Alex Wood Atl - SP,RP
    Bot 1, 0-2 vs Mil
  • Kyuji Fujikawa released by Rangers
    Rangers released RHP Kyuji Fujikawa.

    Advice: Fujikawa cleared waivers after being designated for assignment, but he didn't want to report to Triple-A so the Rangers just cut him loose. He doesn't figure to be out of a job for long. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:23 pm
     
    Not Active
  • Casey Janssen (shoulder) activated from DL
    Nationals activated RHP Casey Janssen from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Janssen has been out all season while battling a shoulder issue. He figures to be eased back into things initially but should eventually find himself as one of the main setup men for closer Drew Storen. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:27 am
  • Sammy Solis (shoulder) lands on disabled list
    Nationals placed LHP Sammy Solis on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 18, with left shoulder inflammation.

    Advice: Solis has had shoulder issues in the past, so hopefully this isn't anything serious. Casey Janssen (shoulder) has been activated from the DL to take Solis' spot in the bullpen. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:25 am
     
    15-Day DL
    Bot 3, 1-1 vs Phi
  • Will Smith suspended for eight games
    Will Smith has been suspended eight games by Major League Baseball for having a foreign substance on his arm during Thursday's game in Atlanta.

    Advice: It seems like a pretty harsh ruling. Smith has officially appealed the suspension and might be able to get it reduced a bit. He will be allowed to continue pitching in the meantime. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:30 am
  • Jays haven't asked about Hamels 'in months'
    Sportsnet's Shi Davidi reports that the Blue Jays haven't asked the Phillies about Cole Hamels "in months."

    Advice: The report comes on the heels of a revelation from CBS Sports' Jon Heyman which stated that Hamels would not waive his no-trade clause to go to Toronto. Davidi, though, hears that their inquiry came all the way back during the GM meetings in November. Regardless of when it took place, it appears clear that Hamels isn't going to the Blue Jays. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:25 am
  • Edward Mujica (thumb) placed on DL
    Athletics placed RHP Edward Mujica on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured right thumb.

    Advice: Mujica suffered the injury Thursday when he was hit by a comebacker off the bat of the Rays' Bobby Wilson. The good news is that the fracture is considered minor, so his stay on the DL shouldn't be too lengthy. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:17 am
     
    15-Day DL
  • Henderson Alvarez pitching through UCL tear
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Henderson Alvarez has been pitching through a "90 percent tear" of his right ulnar collateral ligament "for years."

    Advice: This is the first we've heard about a UCL issue for Alvarez, although he had a brief elbow problem last season and there were whispers when he went on the disabled list last month that he had an elbow injury in addition to a shoulder ailment. There have been some that have pitched through ligament damage in the past, although it's hard to imagine anyone pitching with as much of a tear that Alvarez apparently has. It certainly makes him a medical red flag moving forward. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:07 am
  • Hamels won't waive no-trade for Blue Jays
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Blue Jays inquired on Cole Hamels but were told the lefty would not waive his no-trade clause to go to Toronto.

    Advice: It's not clear whether talks ever really got going, but it's a moot point with Hamels apparently not willing to play in Canada. The Blue Jays are one of 20 clubs on the left-hander's limited no-trade list. Although Toronto can be crossed off as a potential landing spot for Hamels, the southpaw remains a good bet to be dealt prior to the July 31 deadline. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:48 am
  • Norris not far away from return to majors
    Blue Jays manager John Gibbons indicated Thursday that Daniel Norris could rejoin the club's rotation before long.

    Advice: Norris is slated to make his fourth start for Triple-A Buffalo on Friday after posting a 2.50 ERA with 20 strikeouts over 18 innings in his first three outings. "His last outing was pretty good, we just want to see that a couple of times, a few times maybe, for his own benefit. He needs that," Gibbons said. "We’re looking to get him back. He got here so quick, he started to struggle, you want to make sure what you did by sending him down was worthwhile, that he’s regrouped enough, instead of rushing him back. If he’s not quite ready yet, then you’re back to square one again." Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:11 am
     
    Not Active
    Bot 3, 1-0 vs Sea
  • Joe Paterson released by Royals
    Royals released LHP Joe Paterson.

    Advice: Paterson posted a 5.68 ERA over 12 relief appearances at Triple-A Omaha this season. The 29-year-old has spent time in the majors in each of the last four seasons and shouldn't be out of a job long. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:53 am
     
    Not Active
    5:10 pm vs StL
  • Yusmeiro Petit to make spot start Saturday
    Yusmeiro Petit will start the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader against the Rockies.

    Advice: That's assuming he isn't needed in relief on Friday. Petit hasn't thrown more than three innings in any appearance this season as the Giants' long reliever, so the club would probably be thrilled to get five frames out of him on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:38 am
  • Fernandez three weeks away from ext. spring
    Jose Fernandez (elbow) is aiming to pitch in extended spring training games around the second week of June.

    Advice: Fernandez threw approximately 30 pitches in his latest live batting practice session on Wednesday. Working his way back from Tommy John surgery, the young ace is on track to rejoin the Marlins' rotation around July 1. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:34 am
     
    60-Day DL
    Bot 2, 3-0 vs Bal
  • Tanaka (arm) needs two more rehab start
    Masahiro Tanaka (forearm, wrist) is expected to require at least two more rehab starts before being activated from the disabled list.

    Advice: Tanaka threw just 41 pitches over three scoreless innings on Thursday for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in his first rehab outing. He could throw 60 pitches in his next start and 75 in his one after that before being activated, or the Yankees might choose to give him an additional 90-pitch outing. Tanaka will meet with team medical staff and manager Joe Girardi on Friday and a plan will be laid out at that time. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:36 am
     
    15-Day DL
    Top 3, 0-0 vs Tex
  • Mujica heading to DL with fractured thumb
    Edward Mujica suffered a fractured right thumb in Thursday's loss to the Rays and will head to the disabled list.

    Advice: Mujica sustained the injury when he was hit by a comebacker off the bat of Bobby Wilson. He left the game with his hand wrapped in a towel and did require stitches. It's unclear at this point how much time the right-hander may stand to miss. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:24 pm
     
    15-Day DL
  • Will Smith tossed for using foreign substance
    Will Smith was ejected from Thursday's game against the Braves for having a foreign substance on his right forearm.

    Advice: Braves skipper Fredi Gonzalez asked the umpires to check the left-handed reliever and it appears that they found something illegal on his arm that he was using to doctor the baseball. It's unclear what that substance may have been and what/if any punishment he may face from the league. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:13 pm
  • Tanaka goes three scoreless in rehab start
    Masahiro Tanaka (forearm, wrist) allowed just two hits over three scoreless innings of work in his first minor league rehab start with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Thursday.

    Advice: Tanaka struck out two on the day and didn't issue a walk, throwing 41 pitches in his three frames. Going only three innings in this one, he's likely to need another rehab start before being ready to rejoin the Yankees rotation. Before hitting the disabled list, he posted a 3.22 ERA and 24/7 K/BB ratio over his 22 1/3 innings. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:03 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    Top 3, 0-0 vs Tex
  • Carlos Rodon walks five against Indians
    Despite walking five, Carlos Rodon limited the Indians to one run in six innings on Wednesday.

    Advice: Rodon has been effective in two of his three starts, but he's walked 15 over 15 innings in the process. His control won't remain quite that bad, but it's going to remain a problem and prevent him from working deep into games, limiting his fantasy value somewhat. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:46 pm
  • Samuel Deduno (back) undergoes MRI
    Samuel Deduno (back) underwent an MRI Tuesday.

    Advice: Deduno landed on the disabled list Monday with a lower back strain, although the pain is more in his right hip. The Astros are calling the MRI precautionary, but we won't know how long he might be out until the results come back. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:01 am
     
    15-Day DL
  • Janssen not ready to be activated
    Casey Janssen (shoulder) is not ready to be activated from the disabled list.

    Advice: The original expectation was that Janssen would join the Nationals after making back-to-back appearances over the weekend, but the team thinks that he needs more time. He's expected to pitch with Double-A Harrisburg again on Tuesday. It doesn't sound like he's far off. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:07 pm
  • Masahiro Tanaka to make rehab start Thursday
    Masahiro Tanaka (forearm, wrist) will make a minor league rehab start Thursday with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre.

    Advice: Tanaka was cleared for game action after throwing 29 pitches in a bullpen session Monday without discomfort in his forearm or wrist. It's unclear if he'll need more than one outing before being activated from the disabled list. Tanaka had a 3.22 ERA and 24/7 K/BB ratio in 22 1/3 innings over four starts before landing on the DL last month. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:50 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    Top 3, 0-0 vs Tex
  • Tanaka could begin rehab assignment Thursday
    Masahiro Tanaka (forearm, wrist) could begin a minor league rehab assignment Thursday.

    Advice: Tanaka threw 29 pitches in a bullpen session Monday at Nationals Park, his third since going on the disabled list about a month ago with a right forearm strain and right wrist tendinitis. It's unclear whether he'll require more than one rehab start, but he appears on track for a return around the end of the month if all goes well. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:39 am
     
    15-Day DL
    Top 3, 0-0 vs Tex
  • Hamels pitches Phillies to sixth win in a row
    Cole Hamels was stellar again on Monday, allowing the Rockies to score only once in 7 1/3 innings in Monday's win.

    Advice: The Phillies have now won six games in a row for the first time since 2012. Hamels worked around six hits and a walk with seven strikeouts. The Rockies plated their only run against him with a second-inning D.J. LeMahieu RBI single. Despite Hamels' April struggles, his ERA is now down to 3.24 with a 1.18 WHIP and a 62/23 K/BB ratio in 58 1/3 innings. The lefty will try his hand against the Nationals in a weekend road start next. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:00 pm
  • Verlander (triceps) feels good in 'pen
    Justin Verlander (triceps) threw all of his pitches during a 45-pitch bullpen session Monday.

    Advice: "By far the most intense bullpen I've thrown yet," Verlander said. "It was all good." Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said that the righty will likely throw one more bullpen session before the club makes plans for a rehab assignment. "He's moving forward," Ausmus said, "but we were kind of at this point earlier in the season, too, and we had a setback. So that's more reason to be cautious. We don't want to revisit that." Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:52 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    Top 3, 0-2 vs Hou
  • Astros place Samuel Deduno on 15-day DL
    Astros placed RHP Samuel Deduno on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain.

    Advice: Deduno has posted an ugly 6.86 ERA, 1.57 WHIP, and 17/9 K/BB ratio in 21 innings this season for Houston. Top pitching prospect Lance McCullers is making his major league debut on Monday night against the A's and could be stick around if the outing goes well. Deduno will likely work in long relief when his health returns. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:08 pm
     
    15-Day DL
  • Riefenhauser (shoulder) makes sim. appearance
    C.J. Riefenhauser (shoulder) threw 21 pitches in a simulated appearance on Monday morning.

    Advice: Riefenhauser has been on the disabled list since April 23 because of inflammation in his left shoulder. He should be back in the Rays' bullpen by the end of May. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:02 am
     
    15-Day DL
    Bot 2, 0-0 vs Oak
  • Tanaka threw 29-pitch bullpen session Mon.
    Masahiro Tanaka (forearm, wrist) threw a 29-pitch bullpen session Monday morning at Nationals Park.

    Advice: There's talk that he might be cleared to make a minor league rehab start later this week at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Tanaka has been out since April 23 because of a right forearm strain and right wrist tendinitis. And he's also still got a partially-torn ligament in his right elbow. It's tough to know what to expect from the 26-year-old going forward. He had a 3.22 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, and 24/7 K/BB ratio in 22 1/3 innings (four starts) this season before landing on the disabled list. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:44 am
     
    15-Day DL
    Top 3, 0-0 vs Tex
  • Verlander to throw another bullpen on Monday
    Justin Verlander (triceps) is scheduled to throw around 45 pitches in a bullpen session on Monday.

    Advice: If all goes well with that session, Tigers skipper Brad Ausmus indicated that the next step could be a simulated game. He's finally making tangible progress toward a return to the rotation, though he's still at least a couple of weeks away barring setbacks. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:07 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    Top 3, 0-2 vs Hou
  • Alvarez struggles in return to mound vs. ATL
    Henderson Alvarez, making his first start since April 12, struggled against the Braves and took the loss after allowing six runs in 5 1/3 innings on Sunday.

    Advice: To be fair, there was nothing Alvarez could have done to outduel opposing starter Shelby Miller besides actually throwing a no-hitter. Nevertheless, the Marlins were hoping for a better performance in his first start back after a stint on the DL due to right shoulder inflammation. He allowed nine hits and walked two while striking out only two. Five of the six runs scored in a long second inning. Alvarez, with a 6.23 ERA, will look to improve in his next start, which comes at home against the Orioles. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 12:33 pm
  • Kyuji Fujikawa designated for assignment
    Rangers designated RHP Kyuji Fujikawa for assignment.

    Advice: Fujikawa missed the first six weeks of the season with a groin strain and then allowed three runs over 1 2/3 relief frames after being activated. He figures to pass through waivers given his $1 million salary. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 10:51 am
     
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  • Danny Duffy could be booted from rotation
    Royals manager Ned Yost indicated Sunday that Danny Duffy will need to show improvement in order to avoid being removed from the rotation.

    Advice: Yost said that Duffy will "probably" make his next scheduled start, but the left-hander is on thin ice after another poor showing Saturday. He has a 5.87 ERA and 1.70 WHIP in 38 1/3 innings this season and could be replaced by Jason Vargas (elbow) when the latter is ready to return from the disabled list. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:33 am
  • Gee to throw 100 pitches in next rehab start
    Dillon Gee (groin) will get his pitch count up to 100 in his next rehab start.

    Advice: It will be a big jump after he threw just 54 pitches in Saturday's outing at High-A St. Lucie. Gee should be cleared to rejoin the Mets' rotation after his next rehab start, although it's always possible that Noah Syndergaard will make a case to retain his spot. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:34 am
     
    15-Day DL
  • Morton (hip) to make another rehab start
    Charlie Morton (hip) will make one more rehab start with Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday.

    Advice: Morton has yielded just one earned run with a 13/2 K/BB ratio over 14 innings during his first two rehab outings, but the Pirates decided to give him one more tune-up before he rejoins the rotation. The club hasn't revealed whether it will be Jeff Locke or Vance Worley who loses their rotation spot when Morton returns. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:03 am
     
    15-Day DL
    Top 3, 2-1 vs NYM
  • Dillon Gee (groin) makes rehab start
    Dillon Gee (groin) struck out seven over four innings of one-run ball in a rehab start with High-A St. Lucie on Saturday.

    Advice: The Mets haven't provided a timetable for Gee's return, but obviously he's going to need at least one more rehab start. That means Noah Syndergaard will get at least a couple more shots with the big club. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:36 am
     
    15-Day DL
  • Marlins activate Henderson Alvarez from DL
    Marlins activated RHP Henderson Alvarez from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: He'll make his return to the rotation on Sunday against the Braves. Alvarez needed just one rehab start even though he missed over a month of action with inflammation in his pitching shoulder, but the Fish thought he was ready after tossing six shutout frames on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:25 am
  • Duffy allows three runs in loss to Yankees
    Danny Duffy surrendered four earned runs over five innings Saturday in the Royals' loss to the Yankees.

    Advice: Duffy gave up a run on a Carlos Beltran sacrifice fly in the top of the third inning and then three runs on a Chase Headley homer in the top of the fifth. Duffy walked four and gave up four total hits in his third straight poor outing. He has a rough 2-3 record, 5.87 ERA, and 1.70 WHIP in 38 1/3 innings this season. A tough matchup with the cross-state Cardinals is next. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:22 pm
  • Masahiro Tanaka nearing rehab assignment
    Masahiro Tanaka (forearm, wrist) could begin a rehab assignment Thursday at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

    Advice: Tanaka will throw a bullpen session Monday and if all goes well, he'll get the green light to begin rehabbing. The 26-year-old hasn't started a game since April 23 due to a right forearm strain. Since starting last season 12-4 with a 2.51 ERA, Tanaka has gone 3-2 with a 3.99 ERA over his last six outings. He still has that partially-torn ligament in his right elbow. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:12 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    Top 3, 0-0 vs Tex
  • Alex Wood pitches well in victory over Fish
    Alex Wood pitched well in a victory over the Marlins on Saturday, allowing two runs (one earned) over seven strong frames.

    Advice: He walked two and struck out just one on the afternoon. The only earned run he allowed was a mammoth home run of the bat of Giancarlo Stanton. He'll carry a 2-2 record and 3.83 ERA into next week's start. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 2:31 pm
     
    New Player Note
    Alex Wood Atl - SP,RP
    Bot 1, 0-2 vs Mil
  • Henderson Alvarez to be activated Sunday
    Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) will be activated from the disabled list to start for the Marlins on Sunday.

    Advice: He has been sidelined since mid-April due to right shoulder inflammation. While it has yet to be confirmed, it sounds as though Tom Koehler will be shifted to the bullpen to make room in the Marlins rotation. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:27 am
  • Carlos Rodon walks six in poor outing
    Carlos Rodon gave up five runs in four-plus innings and walked six Friday against the Athletics.

    Advice: This is the danger with Rodon; he's awfully difficult to hit, but he doesn't yet possess the control one would like to see from a major leaguer. He'll probably have some mixed-league value anyway, but expectations shouldn't be allowed to get out of control. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:51 pm
  • Beachy to throw to hitters over weekend
    Brandon Beachy (elbow) will throw to hitters this weekend for the first time since he underwent his second Tommy John surgery.

    Advice: Live batting practice is a good step for Beachy, who has been working on altering his delivery in order to reduce stress on his elbow. Beachy's on track for a rehab assignment in June and a return around the All-Star Break. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:42 pm
     
    60-Day DL
    7:10 pm vs SD
  • Gee not a lock to come off DL on Tuesday
    Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said that while Dillon Gee (groin) is eligible to return from the DL on May 19, that might be "a little aggressive."

    Advice: Gee was placed on the 15-day disabled list on May 8 after suffering a groin strain. He's been throwing and doesn't look like he's too far off, but the Mets might hold him back to make sure he's not pushing the injury too hard. Noah Syndergaard pitched well in his major league debut and there's no need for the team to rush Gee back. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 3:17 pm
     
    15-Day DL
  • Morton (hip) meeting Pirates in Chicago
    The Pirates will make a decision about Charlie Morton's (hip) next step after he throws a bullpen session in front of the club in Chicago on Saturday.

    Advice: Morton has been terrific in his two rehab starts, allowing just one earned run with a 13/2 K/BB ratio over 14 innings. Manager Clint Hurdle wouldn't comment Friday about when Morton would rejoin the rotation or possibly the bullpen, but a decision will be made soon. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:25 am
     
    15-Day DL
    Top 3, 2-1 vs NYM
  • Casey Janssen (shoulder) nearing return
    Casey Janssen (shoulder) could be activated from the disabled list after making the second of back-to-back rehab appearances with Double-A Harrisburg on Saturday.

    Advice: Janssen has surrendered four this and three runs -- one earned -- over three innings to this point on his rehab assignment. They would figure to give him Sunday after after back-to-back appearances, so activating him on May 19 after Monday's off day would make sense. "We’ll see how it all pans out," Nationals manager Matt Williams said. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:11 am
  • Rangers activate Kyuji Fujikawa from the DL
    Rangers activated RHP Kyuji Fujikawa from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Fujikawa missed the first six weeks of the 2015 regular season with a groin strain. He had a 4.35 ERA and 1.74 WHIP in 10 1/3 rehab innings between Double-A Frisco and Triple-A Round Rock. The 34-year-old right-hander will pitch in low-leverage situations for Texas. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:27 am
     
    Not Active
  • Verlander (triceps) set for 'pen session Fri.
    Justin Verlander (triceps) is scheduled to throw a 35-pitch bullpen session on Friday.

    Advice: Verlander tossed 20 pitches from a mound on Tuesday and has felt no lingering effects. The veteran right-hander is still without a timetable for his 2015 regular-season debut, but he's finally moving in a positive direction. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:30 am
     
    15-Day DL
    Top 3, 0-2 vs Hou
  • Hamels tosses seven strong innings for a win
    Cole Hamels picked up his third win on Wednesday, giving up two runs in seven innings of work as the Phillies edged out the Pirates 3-2.

    Advice: Hamels allowed two singles to start off the fifth inning, then hit a batter to load the bases. He appeared to be seeing his way out of trouble with a strikeout of Sean Rodriguez for out number two, but Andrew McCutchen laced a single to center to plate two runs. They were three of only five hits the lefty gave up on the evening while walking one and striking out nine. Hamels has battled inconsistency but has been outstanding in four out of his last five starts and now has a 3.53 ERA, a 1.22 WHIP, and a 54/22 K/BB ratio in 51 innings. He'll look to keep it going in his next start, when he will kick off a road trip at Coors Field against the Rockies. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:56 pm
  • Tanaka to throw another bullpen Friday
    Masahiro Tanaka (forearm, wrist) is set to throw another bullpen session Friday.

    Advice: Tanaka threw 30 pitches in a bullpen session Tuesday without issue, a good sign for the right-hander. If Friday's session goes equally as well, Tanaka could be looking at a rehab assignment next week. On that timetable, the 26-year-old could be back with the club by the end of the month. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:03 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    Top 3, 0-0 vs Tex
  • Dillon Gee (groin) resumed throwing Tuesday
    Dillon Gee (groin) resumed throwing Tuesday.

    Advice: It was previously reported that Gee wouldn't begin throwing until Saturday, but that information seems to be erroneous. Gee was placed on the 15-day disabled list on May 8 with the groin strain, so the fact that he's already throwing suggests he won't be out much beyond his 15 days. What the Mets do at that point, assuming Noah Syndergaard is still throwing well, will be interesting to watch. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:23 pm
     
    15-Day DL
  • Dillon Gee (groin) to resume throwing Sat.
    Dillon Gee (groin) will resume throwing on Saturday.

    Advice: Gee was placed on the 15-day disabled list on May 8 with a mild groin strain and was given a cortisone injection on May 10. There's no exact timetable for his return, but it shouldn't be too long. Top prospect Noah Syndergaard has filled the vacancy in the Mets' rotation. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:15 pm
     
    15-Day DL
  • C.J. Riefenhauser (shoulder) resumes throwing
    C.J. Riefenhauser (shoulder) has resumed a throwing program.

    Advice: Riefenhauser has been out for three weeks with inflammation in his pitching shoulder. It's not a given that the lefty will be re-added to the big league roster once he's ready. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:35 am
     
    15-Day DL
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  • Henderson Alvarez terrific in rehab start
    Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) struck out five over six scoreless innings in a rehab start with High-A Jupiter on Tuesday.

    Advice: He allowed just four hits and didn't walk anyone. The Marlins haven't officially committed to it yet, but there would seem to be a good chance that Alvarez will be ready to rejoin the rotation on Sunday versus the Braves. He's been out since mid-April with right shoulder inflammation. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:00 am
  • Carlos Rodon to start Friday night in Oakland
    Carlos Rodon will take another turn in the White Sox rotation Friday night in Oakland.

    Advice: Rodon pitched well in his first major league start Saturday against the Reds, striking out eight batters and yielding only two runs over six innings. The 22-year-old left-hander should be in the White Sox rotation for good and is a must-own in all mixed fantasy leagues. Hector Noesi has apparently been demoted to the bullpen. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:34 pm
  • Tanaka (forearm, wrist) throws 'pen session
    Masahiro Tanaka (forearm, wrist) threw 30 pitches in a bullpen session Tuesday.

    Advice: It was his first time throwing off a mound since being diagnosed with a forearm forearm strain and right wrist tendinitis late last month. The Yankees will likely see how he feels Wednesday before deciding on the next step. We wouldn't expect to see him return until late May at the earliest. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:47 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    Top 3, 0-0 vs Tex
  • Janssen (shoulder) moves to Double-A
    Casey Janssen (shoulder) has joined Double-A Harrisburg to continue his minor league rehab assignment.

    Advice: Janssen, who is working his way back from right shoulder tendinitis, made it through two outings with High-A Potomac without any issues. The Nationals will likely want to see him go back-to-back days before activating him, but he's getting close. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:07 pm
  • Verlander (triceps) throws bullpen session
    Justin Verlander (triceps) threw a 20-pitch light bullpen session Tuesday at Comerica Park.

    Advice: It was his first since a setback from his right triceps strain last month. He only threw fastballs and changeups, but Tigers pitching coach Jeff Jones said he was "very pleased" with what he saw. Verlander will likely need to throw another couple of bullpen sessions before facing hitters again, so he's still a ways off from rejoining the Tigers. Still, it's good news. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:14 am
     
    15-Day DL
    Top 3, 0-2 vs Hou
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