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  • Steve Tolleson clears waivers for Blue Jays
    Blue Jays sent INF Steve Tolleson outright to Triple-A Buffalo.

    Advice: The Blue Jays designated Tolleson for assignment on April 24. He got 16 plate appearances with the team this season and didn't do much with them, but over 170 at-bats in 2014, he hit .253/.308/.371. He offers some versatility and his bat plays OK for a utility role.
    Today, 12:54 pm
    Not Active
    Top 5, 0-3 vs x NYY
  • Scooter Gennett activated from DL
    Brewers activated INF Scooter Gennett from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Gennett had been rehabbing from a lacerated left hand, which he suffered in the shower. His stitches have been removed and he should be ready to play when the Brewers need him.
    Today, 11:25 am
  • Heyman: Rougned Odor could be demoted
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman writes that Rougned Odor is a candidate for a demotion.

    Advice: It's unclear whether Heyman is just speculating or has inside information, but it wouldn't be surprising if the possibility is on the table. The 21-year-old has struggled to the tune of a .146/.263/.244 batting line across his first 25 games this season. He was rushed to the majors out of need last year, so some more seasoning in the minors might not be the worst thing for him.
    Today, 7:35 am
  • Hector Gomez triples, homers in Brewers' win
    Hector Gomez went 2-for-3 with a triple and a solo home run Monday in a victory over the Dodgers.

    Advice: Gomez tripled and scored the Brewers' first run in the sixth inning, then hit a solo home run in the eighth off of Clayton Kershaw in what became a three-run inning. Gomez got the start at shortstop as Jean Segura was hit in the helmet on Sunday. Gomez is batting .250/.286/.450 in 44 plate appearances.
    Yesterday, 7:18 pm
  • Rougned Odor sitting out on Monday
    Rougned Odor is not in the Rangers' lineup Monday.

    Advice: It looks like a routine day off. Adam Rosales is at second base in Odor's place.
    Yesterday, 1:39 pm
  • Eddie Rosario recalled from Triple-A
    Twins recalled OF Eddie Rosario from Triple-A Rochester.

    Advice: He's taking Oswaldo Arcia's (hip) spot on the roster and should see ample playing time. A former top-100 prospect, Rosario has really struggled the last two seasons since returning from a PED suspension, hitting just .242/.280/.379 this year at Rochester.
    Yesterday, 1:28 pm
  • Asdrubal Cabrera dropped to seventh Mon.
    Asdrubal Cabrera has been dropped to the seventh spot in the Rays' batting order Monday.

    Advice: Cabrera had been hitting third for the Rays, but he's in a bad slump so manager Kevin Cash will try something different. James Loney is batting third on Monday night.
    Yesterday, 12:51 pm
  • Franklin (oblique) ready for rehab assignment
    Nick Franklin (oblique) is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with Triple-A Durham.

    Advice: Franklin had been aiming to join the Rays' roster by mid-April, but the left oblique strain he suffered at the end of spring training turned out to be rather serious. He should be starting games at second base for Tampa Bay by next week and the talented 24-year-old carries some fringe fantasy potential in deeper mixed leagues.
    Yesterday, 6:06 am
    15-Day DL
    Top 5, 0-0 x @Bos
  • Carlos Sanchez drives in seven runs Saturday
    White Sox prospect Carlos Sanchez has gone 9-for-9 over his last two games for Triple-A Charlotte.

    Advice: Saturday's outing included two homers and seven RBI. Sanchez has hit safely in 17 of 19 games this season and reached base in all but one. Sanchez still swings and misses too much (20 Ks in 86 at-bats this year), but other than that, it's hard to find fault with anything he's done this season. If Sanchez keeps this up, it's going to be hard for the White Sox to keep him in Triple-A.
    Sunday, 1:21 pm
    Not Active
    Bot 1, 1-1 vs x Det
  • Ryan Flaherty (groin) beginning rehab
    Ryan Flaherty (groin) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Bowie on Monday.

    Advice: He's on track to be activated from the disabled list when first eligible on Friday. Flaherty is hitting .300/.400/.600 with a couple homers over nine games this season.
    Sunday, 8:51 am
    Player Note
    Ryan Flaherty Bal - 2B,3B,SS
    15-Day DL
    Bot 5, 0-3 x @NYM
  • Luis Valbuena not in Sunday's lineup
    Luis Valbuena is not in the Astros' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It looks like he's just getting a day off. Jonathan Villar is at third base Sunday in Valbuena's place.
    Sunday, 8:18 am
    Top 1, 0-4 vs ^ Tex
  • Asdrubal Cabrera getting a day of rest
    Asdrubal Cabrera is not in the Rays' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It appears to simply be a day of rest. Tim Beckham is handling shortstop in Cabrera's place.
    Sunday, 7:41 am
  • Wilmer Flores sitting out again Sunday
    Wilmer Flores is not in the Mets' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It's the second straight day he's been on the bench in favor of Ruben Tejada. Flores is clearly overmatched defensively at shortstop, and it's possible we could start seeing Tejada more and more at the position.
    Sunday, 7:34 am
    Bot 5, 3-0 vs ^ Bal
  • Franklin (oblique) set for rehab assignment
    Nick Franklin (oblique) will begin a rehab assignment on Monday.

    Advice: The Rays haven't decided which affiliate he'll be assigned to yet, and it's also unclear how many rehab games Franklin is expected to require. The infielder figures to be tracking towards a mid-May return and is expected to take over at second base even though Logan Forsythe and Tim Beckham have been pretty productive.
    Sunday, 5:48 am
    15-Day DL
    Top 5, 0-0 x @Bos
  • Turner homers, scores three runs vs. D'Backs
    Justin Turner went 2-for-3 with a home run Saturday in the Dodgers' 6-4 defeat of the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Turner slugged a solo home run in the first inning off Diamondbacks starter Jeremy Hellickson. He also drew a walk and scored a run in the third inning and then doubled and scored in the seventh inning, finishing the game with a total of three runs. Turner is batting .300 with a .958 OPS in 18 games this season and should continue to see semi-regular playing time at third base. Juan Uribe was out of the lineup Saturday for the second straight game.
    Saturday, 10:16 pm
    Player Note
    Justin Turner LAD - 2B,3B,SS
    Top 2, 0-0 ^ @Mil
  • Flaherty on track to begin rehab assignment
    Ryan Flaherty tested his injured groin Saturday by running the bases.

    Advice: Flaherty is hoping to begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Bowie on Monday. He could be joined there by J.J. Hardy (shoulder), who also worked out on Saturday. Flaherty is eligible to come off the disabled list Friday when the Orioles visit the Yankees. Reynaldo Navarro will likely be the odd man out when Flaherty returns to the infield.
    Saturday, 4:15 pm
    Player Note
    Ryan Flaherty Bal - 2B,3B,SS
    15-Day DL
    Bot 5, 0-3 x @NYM
  • Jonathan Schoop is wearing a knee brace
    Jonathan Schoop is rehabbing his injured knee at extended spring training in Sarasota.

    Advice: He has a brace that he's been wearing "24-7" and recently had fluid drained from his knee. Schoop's original timetable was 6-to-8 weeks but that's been pushed back because it took so long for the swelling to go down. He'll begin rehab work in the pool on Monday. The 23-year-old hopes to be back by the All-Star break.
    Saturday, 3:57 pm
    15-Day DL
    Bot 5, 0-3 x @NYM
  • Braves recall Pedro Ciriaco from Triple-A
    Braves recalled INF Pedro Ciriaco from Triple-A Gwinnett.

    Advice: With Chris Johnson on the disabled list, Ciriaco will provide additional infield depth for the Braves. Through 20 games at Gwinnett, he was hitting just .234/.253/.286 with a homer, seven RBI and a 15/1 K/BB ratio in 77 at-bats.
    Saturday, 11:21 am
  • Lawrie hits go-ahead double as A's stun Texas
    Brett Lawrie delivered a go-ahead two-run double in Friday's 7-5 win over the Rangers.

    Advice: After being quiet for the first seven innings of the game, the Athletics' offense erupted for seven runs in the eighth against the Rangers' bullpen. Lawrie was involved in a close call on a check-swing against Neftali Feliz, but he stayed in the at-bat and poked an opposite-field double to put the Athletics in front. The 25-year-old has driven in nine runs over his last five games.
    Friday, 9:35 pm
    Bot 1, 1-0 ^ @Min
  • Ryan Flaherty (groin) nears rehab assignment
    Ryan Flaherty (groin) could begin a rehab assignment on Monday.

    Advice: Flaherty has been taking batting practice the last couple days. He's tracking towards a return sometime next week.
    Friday, 1:44 pm
    Player Note
    Ryan Flaherty Bal - 2B,3B,SS
    15-Day DL
    Bot 5, 0-3 x @NYM
  • Franklin (oblique) could begin rehab Monday
    Nick Franklin (oblique) could begin a rehab assignment as soon as Monday.

    Advice: Franklin appears to have finally turned a corner with his strained left oblique. It's not clear how many rehab games he'll require, but he would seem to be at least a couple weeks away from being activated.
    Friday, 12:49 pm
    15-Day DL
    Top 5, 0-0 x @Bos
  • Rougned Odor goes 0-for-4
    Rougned Odor went 0-for-4 as the Rangers' No. 2 hitter in Wednesday's loss.

    Advice: Odor has mostly hit in the bottom third of the order, but he's made three starts hitting first or second and gone 1-for-11 with a walk. He'd be a better bet in fantasy leagues if he could claim the two hole for himself, but that .147 average isn't getting it done.
    Wednesday, 8:26 pm
  • Gennett to begin rehab assignment Friday
    Scooter Gennett (hand) will begin a rehab assignment with Low-A Wisconsin on Friday.

    Advice: Gennett had the stitches removed from his left hand Wednesday. He'll play four games for Wisconsin before returning on the disabled list next Tuesday when first eligible, assuming he doesn't have any issues.
    Wednesday, 8:07 am
  • Ryan Flaherty (groin) takes batting practice
    Ryan Flaherty (groin) took batting practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: Everything went well. Flaherty isn't sure when he'll begin a rehab assignment, but he has a shot to be activated when first eligible.
    Wednesday, 7:47 am
    Player Note
    Ryan Flaherty Bal - 2B,3B,SS
    15-Day DL
    Bot 5, 0-3 x @NYM
  • Lawrie smacks three-run homer as the A's win
    Brett Lawrie went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run to help the Athletics beat the Angels on Tuesday.

    Advice: Lawrie added a big blow in the first inning against Jered Weaver, breaking a 2-2 tie with a three-run home run. The 25-year-old third baseman has had trouble gaining traction at the plate thus far, as the homer was only his second of the season. He's also hitting a meager .224/.259/.329 with 10 RBI.
    Tuesday, 9:20 pm
    Bot 1, 1-0 ^ @Min
  • Turner clubs pinch-hit three-run homer in win
    Justin Turner mashed a three-run home run as a pinch-hitter as the Dodgers topped the Giants on Monday.

    Advice: The Dodgers had put two men on base with one out against Yusmeiro Petit in the eighth inning. Turner laced the first pitch he saw over the outstretched glove of center fielder Angel Pagan for a three-run blast to extend the Dodgers' lead to 8-3. It's the first homer of the year for Turner, who is batting .310/.333/.517 in 30 plate appearances as a utilityman.
    Monday, 10:14 pm
    Player Note
    Justin Turner LAD - 2B,3B,SS
    Top 2, 0-0 ^ @Mil
  • Nick Franklin (oblique) near rehab assignment
    Nick Franklin (oblique) expects to begin a minor league rehab assignment at some point this week.

    Advice: Franklin seemed to be trending toward minor league games early last week, but the Rays slowed his rehab as a precautionary measure. The 24-year-old was poised to open the 2015 season as Tampa Bay's starting second baseman before suffering an oblique strain at the end of spring training. He should be ready to rock in early May and may carry some value in deep fantasy leagues.
    Apr 27, 7:39 am
    15-Day DL
    Top 5, 0-0 x @Bos
  • Scooter Gennett (hand) resumes swinging
    Scooter Gennett (hand) will resume swinging a bat on Sunday.

    Advice: He'll be cleared for full activity when his stitches are removed later this week. Gennett is expected to be activated from the disabled list once his 15 days are up on May 5.
    Apr 26, 9:32 am
  • Brett Lawrie not in Athletics lineup Saturday
    Brett Lawrie is not in the Athletics starting lineup for Saturday's contest against the Astros.

    Advice: Max Muncy, who had his contract purchased on Saturday, will be making his major league debut and starting in his place at third base. Expect Lawrie to return to the hot corner on Sunday.
    Apr 25, 12:03 pm
    Bot 1, 1-0 ^ @Min
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