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  • Strasburg trying to fix his mechanical issues
    Stephen Strasburg threw a successful bullpen session on Thursday without incident.

    Advice: Strasburg indicated feeling good afterwards and has no lingering soreness in his shoulder. He also pointed out that he believes the issue from Tuesday's disaster against the Diamondbacks was a combination of bad mechanics and poor pitch selection. Fantasy owners may want to take a wait and see approach to make sure he's corrected his issues before putting him back out there. Rotoworld.com
    May 14, 4:39 pm
  • Kenley Jansen (foot) could return on Friday
    Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Thursday that while he'd prefer Kenley Jansen (foot) returning from the disabled list on Saturday, there's a chance the hard-throwing right-hander could be activated on Friday.

    Advice: It may depend on how Thursday's game against the Rockies goes, as the Dodgers bullpen has been taxed recently and is dealing with a vast assortment of injuries. While Jansen won't close immediately upon his return, he should give a tremendous boost to the back-end of the Dodgers bullpen. Rotoworld.com
    May 14, 4:25 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    7:10 pm vs Atl
  • Pablo Sandoval not in Red Sox lineup
    Pablo Sandoval is not in the Red Sox starting lineup on Thursday.

    Advice: Brock Holt is getting the start in his place at the hot corner. Sandoval should be back at his post on Friday. Rotoworld.com
    May 14, 3:43 pm
  • Escobar's three hits key Royals win
    Alcides Escobar went 3-for-5 with three RBI and a steal in Thursday's win over the Rangers.

    Advice: Escobar hit a two-run single off of Ross Detwiler in the fourth inning and an additional RBI single in the top of the sixth. He also added a stolen base in the contest, his second of the year (he's currently working on a streak of four years running with at least 20 steals). Escobar is hitting .318/.356/.427 with a home run, 14 RBI and 16 runs scored in 2015. Rotoworld.com
    May 14, 2:35 pm
  • Mets sign 1B David Cooper to minors deal
    Mets signed 1B David Cooper to a minor league contract,

    Advice: He's been assigned to Double-A Binghamton. Cooper, 25, appeared in 72 games with the Blue Jays from 2011-2012 prior to back surgery and was playing with the independent Lancaster Barnstormers this season. He'll serve as organizational depth for New York. Rotoworld.com
    May 14, 2:22 pm
     
    Not Active
    9:10 am vs Tex
  • Rondon notches save; Cubs sweep Mets
    Hector Rondon notched his eighth save of the season as the Cubs finished off a four-game sweep of the Mets on Thursday.

    Advice: Asked to protect a one-run lead, Rondon gave up a leadoff single to pinch-hitter Daniel Murphy, but he was able to retire the next three batters to end it. He recorded one strikeout during the frame and is now 8-for-9 in save opportunities this season to go along with a 2.81 ERA and 15/5 K/BB ratio over 16 innings. Rotoworld.com
    May 14, 2:19 pm
  • Wood gives up five runs in no-decision
    Travis Wood was tagged for five runs over 4 1/3 innings Thursday in a no-decision against the Mets.

    Advice: Wood was in line for the loss before the Cubs battled back to tie it and eventually take the lead. The southpaw surrendered seven hits (including three homers) and one walk while striking out five and now owns an ugly 5.59 ERA on the year. He has been knocked around in three straight starts and could be living on borrowed time in Chicago’s rotation. Rotoworld.com
    May 14, 2:18 pm
  • Niese takes loss against Cubs
    Jon Niese was charged with six runs (four earned) over 6 1/3 innings in a loss to the Cubs on Thursday.

    Advice: Niese held the Cubs to one run over the first four innings before the Cubs put four on the board in the fifth. He was pulled with two on and one out in the seventh and the go-ahead run ended up scoring on a passed ball. The southpaw struck out two and walked one in the loss and saw his ERA shoot up from 1.95 to 2.49 on the year. He’ll attempt to bounce back next week against the against the Cardinals at home. Rotoworld.com
    May 14, 2:17 pm
  • Fowler homers, scores three runs vs. Mets
    Dexter Fowler went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, three runs scored, and a walk in Thursday’s 6-5 win over the Mets.

    Advice: The home run was his third of the season. Fowler has reached base safely in 11 straight starts, but he has just three multi-hit games in that time. He’s hitting .271 with a .356 on-base percentage on the year, so the Cubs have to be happy with what they’ve gotten from him thus far. Rotoworld.com
    May 14, 2:17 pm
  • Plouffe singles in quiet game against Tigers
    Trevor Plouffe went 1-for-4 with a single in Thursday's big loss to the Tigers.

    Advice: Anibal Sanchez had this one in control from the word "go" and the Twins only recorded five hits for the entire game. Plouffe did notch a single, but he also committed two errors in the field. For the season, he's hitting .261/.348/.445 with five home runs, 18 RBI and 16 runs scored. Rotoworld.com
    May 14, 1:44 pm
  • Sean Doolittle (shoulder) begins rehab stint
    Sean Doolittle (shoulder) gave up two home runs over one inning of work Thursday in his first rehab appearance with High-A Stockton.

    Advice: Mixed results for Doolittle, who struck out the first two batters on six pitches before giving up back-to-back homers. However, he was able to get the next batter to pop out to end the frame. The southpaw figures to need a handful of appearances before being activated from the disabled list and will likely be eased back into the closer role with Oakland. Rotoworld.com
    May 14, 1:24 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    12:35 pm vs Det
  • Indians outright Anthony Swarzak to Triple-A
    Indians sent RHP Anthony Swarzak outright to Triple-A Columbus.

    Advice: Swarzak was designated for assignment by the Tribe on May 9 and passed through waivers unclaimed. He'll continue serving as organizational relief depth for Cleveland. Rotoworld.com
    May 14, 10:51 am
     
    Not Active
    9:10 am vs Tex
  • Cervelli not in Pirates' lineup on Thursday
    Francisco Cervelli is not in the Pirates' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the Phillies.

    Advice: Chris Stewart will catch Vance Worley and bat eighth. Cervelli is batting just .270/.330/.337 on the season. Rotoworld.com
    May 14, 7:14 am
  • Cardinals place Jon Jay (wrist) on 15-day DL
    Cardinals placed OF Jon Jay on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 10, with left wrist tendinitis.

    Advice: It was apparent that Jay was going to need a disabled list stint when Pete Kozma was called on to play left field Wednesday after Matt Holliday got struck on the elbow by a Corey Kluber fastball. The hope is that Jay will be ready to return as soon as his 15 days are up, but this is the same wrist he had surgically repaired in October. Peter Bourjos will be the Cardinals' starting center fielder while Jay is out and carries significant fantasy value because of his speed. Bourjos is leading off on Thursday against the Indians. Rotoworld.com
    May 14, 6:58 am
     
    Player Note
    Jon Jay StL - OF
    15-Day DL
    5:15 pm vs Ari
  • Jon Jay (thumb) not in Cards' lineup Thurs.
    Jon Jay (thumb) is not in the Cardinals' lineup Thursday.

    Advice: Jay has been out all week with a thumb injury and wasn't able to enter Wednesday's game in left field after Matt Holliday departed with an elbow bruise. Pete Kozma, a utility infielder, had to take Holliday's place instead. A disabled list stint could be coming for Jay. Peter Bourjos is in center field in Thursday's series finale against the Indians. Rotoworld.com
    May 14, 6:41 am
     
    Player Note
    Jon Jay StL - OF
    15-Day DL
    5:15 pm vs Ari
  • Davis (quad) lined out as pinch-hitter Wed.
    Ike Davis (quad) lined out as a pinch-hitter in Wednesday's loss to the Red Sox.

    Advice: Davis will be available off the bench over the next few days, but he's not expected to return to the A's starting lineup until Sunday. He is nursing a left quad strain. Rotoworld.com
    May 14, 5:44 am
     
    12:35 pm vs Det
  • Ike Davis (quad) could sit until Sunday
    Ike Davis (quad) isn't expected to be available to play until this weekend.

    Advice: With the A's slated to face lefties on Friday and Saturday, that means Davis probably won't be back in the lineup until Sunday. Mark Canha is at first base Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    May 13, 11:16 am
     
    12:35 pm vs Det
  • Jon Jay (thumb) still out Wednesday
    Jon Jay (thumb) remained out of the Cardinals' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Jay hasn't started since bruising his left thumb in an at-bat on Saturday. Peter Bourjos is getting another start in center field. Rotoworld.com
    May 13, 11:15 am
     
    Player Note
    Jon Jay StL - OF
    15-Day DL
    5:15 pm vs Ari
  • Ike Davis (quad) out again Wednesday
    Ike Davis (quad) remained out of the Athletics' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Davis took batting practice prior to Tuesday's game and should be available off the bench, but he's obviously not ready to return to the lineup. Mark Canha is at first base Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    May 13, 9:10 am
     
    12:35 pm vs Det
  • Strasburg knocked around in loss to D'Backs
    Stephen Strasburg was battered over 3 1/3 innings, allowing eight runs (seven earned) in a loss to the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

    Advice: Strasburg left his previous start with a shoulder injury but he felt good enough after a chiropractic adjustment to take the hill to face the D'Backs. It didn't go very well. He allowed three runs in the first three innings before the D'Backs exploded for five in the fourth inning, topped off by Mark Trumbo's three-run homer. Strasburg gave up eight hits overall with a walk and three strikeouts. His 2015 season continues to get worse, as he has a 6.06 ERA with a 1.71 WHIP and a 35/11 K/BB ratio in 35 2/3 innings. Strasburg will match up with the Padres to wrap up a West coast road trip on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    May 12, 9:52 pm
  • Doolittle (shoulder) beginning rehab Thursday
    Sean Doolittle (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Stockton on Thursday.

    Advice: We already knew he'd begin his rehab assignment later this week, but now we have a when and where. Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Monday that how many rehab appearances Doolittle needs would just depend on how he feels. He should return this month, although the lefty figures to be eased back into the closer role. Rotoworld.com
    May 12, 4:17 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    12:35 pm vs Det
  • Ike Davis (quad) not in lineup Tuesday
    Ike Davis (quad) is not in the Athletics' lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: Davis suffered a strained left quad during Monday's game. It's possible he could be available off the bench Tuesday. Max Muncy is at first base in Davis' place. Rotoworld.com
    May 12, 3:24 pm
     
    12:35 pm vs Det
  • Jay (thumb) not in Tuesday's lineup
    Jon Jay (thumb) is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Indians.

    Advice: Jay is dealing with a bruised left thumb and apparently needs another day of rest. Peter Bourjos will start in center field Tuesday while Mark Reynolds will serve as the DH. Carlos Carrasco is starting for Cleveland. Rotoworld.com
    May 12, 11:51 am
     
    Player Note
    Jon Jay StL - OF
    15-Day DL
    5:15 pm vs Ari
  • A's hopeful Davis (quad) won't need DL
    Athletics manager Bob Melvin said after Monday's game that he doesn't believe Ike Davis (quad) will need to be placed on the disabled list.

    Advice: Davis suffered a strained left quad while legging out a double during Monday's game. This might be wishful thinking on Melvin's part, but we should have a better idea about his status on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
    May 12, 5:01 am
     
    12:35 pm vs Det
  • Sandoval aids Red Sox win with HR in 11th
    Pablo Sandoval lined a solo home run in the 11th inning, helping the Red Sox outlast the Athletics on Monday.

    Advice: Sandoval lined an Angel Castro offering over the fence over the fence above Josh Reddick in right field, putting the Red Sox on top 5-4 in the 11th inning. He finished 1-for-5 on the night. Sandoval has homered in back-to-back games, giving him four on the year along with 15 RBI and a .302/.372/.448 triple-slash line. Rotoworld.com
    May 11, 11:04 pm
  • Ike Davis diagnosed with strained quad
    Ike Davis has been diagnosed with a strained left quad.

    Advice: Davis tweaked the quad while legging out a double on Monday. It's unclear at this point how much time he might miss. Rotoworld.com
    May 11, 9:51 pm
     
    12:35 pm vs Det
  • Rondon works a scoreless 9th for 7th save
    Hector Rondon pitched a scoreless ninth inning to close out the Cubs' 4-3 victory against the Mets on Monday, notching his seventh save as well.

    Advice: Rondon issued a leadoff walk to Curtis Granderson, but got Dilson Herrera to line out and Johnny Monell to ground into a 4-6-3 double play to end the contest. The right-hander has converted seven of eight save opportunities while posting a 3.21 ERA and a 13/5 K/BB ratio in 14 innings. Rotoworld.com
    May 11, 8:39 pm
  • Ike Davis leaves with apparent injury
    Ike Davis left Monday's game versus the Red Sox with an apparent injury.

    Advice: Davis looked a little gimpy while jogging into second base with a double in the fourth inning. He stayed in the game initially before being pulled after getting to third base. The A's should have an update on him shortly. Rotoworld.com
    May 11, 8:34 pm
     
    12:35 pm vs Det
  • Doolittle (shoulder) set for rehab assignment
    Sean Doolittle (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment later this week.

    Advice: He's been cleared for game action after getting through a 23-pitch, live batting practice session with no issues on Monday. Athletics manager Bob Melvin said how many rehab appearances Doolittle needs would just depend on how he feels. A return before the end of the month is likely as long as he doesn't have setbacks, although Doolittle almost surely won't regain his closer title right away. Rotoworld.com
    May 11, 4:31 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    12:35 pm vs Det
  • Kenley Jansen (foot) to be activated Saturday
    Kenley Jansen (foot) will be activated from the disabled list on Saturday.

    Advice: Jansen will make one final rehab appearance with High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Wednesday before rejoining the Dodgers' bullpen. The reliever has allowed three runs but boasts a 6/1 K/BB ratio over 4 1/3 rehab innings to this point. Manager Don Mattingly said Monday that Jansen will not be immediately re-inserted into his closer role. However, it shouldn't take long. Rotoworld.com
    May 11, 4:00 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    7:10 pm vs Atl
  • Jon Jay (thumb) game-time decision
    Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said that Jon Jay (thumb) will be a game-time decision on Tuesday.

    Advice: Jay is nursing a bruised left thumb. He was able to pinch-run on Sunday, but the Cards were forced to use Pete Kozma as a pinch-hitter with the game on the line because Jay was unavailable to hit. He's day-to-day. Peter Bourjos will play center field if Jay needs more time. Rotoworld.com
    May 11, 1:28 pm
     
    Player Note
    Jon Jay StL - OF
    15-Day DL
    5:15 pm vs Ari
  • Cervelli not in Pirates' lineup on Monday
    Francisco Cervelli is not in the Pirates' starting lineup Monday versus the Phillies.

    Advice: Chris Stewart will catch Pirates starter Gerrit Cole. Cervelli is batting just .253/.303/.301 this season. Rotoworld.com
    May 11, 12:38 pm
  • Kenley Jansen works in back-to-back games
    Kenley Jansen (foot) recorded two strikeouts and allowed a single in his 2/3 of an inning of work in his minor league rehab assignment at High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Sunday.

    Advice: It's the second straight day that Jansen has worked, which was one of the final hurdles that he had to clear before rejoining the Dodgers bullpen. He's expected to be activated at some point during the week. Rotoworld.com
    May 10, 3:38 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    7:10 pm vs Atl
  • Strasburg to make his next start on Tuesday
    Stephen Strasburg (shoulder) will make his next start on Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Strasburg is feeling much better after a chiropractic adjustment and won't miss a trip through the rotation. He was originally slated to pitch on Monday, but he'll be given an extra day of rest with Max Scherzer getting the ball on Monday. Rotoworld.com
    May 10, 1:50 pm
  • Sandoval homers as Red Sox top Blue Jays
    Pablo Sandoval went 2-for-4 with a double and a two-run home run in Sunday's win over the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Sandoval made it a 6-1 game after clubbing a two-run home run off of R.A. Dickey in the fifth inning. He appeared to be figuring things out at the plate towards the end of April, homering in back-to-back games, but cooled off recently. The third baseman is batting .306/.379/.432 with three home runs and 14 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    May 10, 12:52 pm
  • Jon Jay nursing minor thumb injury
    Jon Jay is dealing with a bruised left thumb.

    Advice: It's what forced him from Saturday's game. The good news is that it doesn't appear to be a big deal, as Jay is available off the bench Sunday and could be back in there Tuesday after Monday's off day. Rotoworld.com
    May 10, 10:07 am
     
    Player Note
    Jon Jay StL - OF
    15-Day DL
    5:15 pm vs Ari
  • Doolittle (shoulder) to throw more live BP
    Sean Doolittle (shoulder) is expected to need 1-2 more live batting practice sessions before beginning a rehab assignment.

    Advice: Doolittle faced hitters on Friday for the first time since being diagnosed with a left shoulder strain, throwing 15 pitches after tossing around 25 in the bullpen. He's expected to rejoin the Athletics' bullpen before the end of the month. Rotoworld.com
    May 10, 8:27 am
     
    15-Day DL
    12:35 pm vs Det
  • Jon Jay absent from Sunday's lineup
    Jon Jay is not in the Cardinals' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Jay was removed late from Saturday's game, but there's been no report of an injury. Peter Bourjos is in center field Sunday in his place. Rotoworld.com
    May 10, 7:52 am
     
    Player Note
    Jon Jay StL - OF
    15-Day DL
    5:15 pm vs Ari
  • Wood gives up two home runs vs Brewers
    Travis Wood struggled in Saturday's loss to the Brewers, surrendering six runs (four earned) on six hits in his four innings of work.

    Advice: The Brewers made their six hits against Wood count, as both Gerardo Parra and Jean Segura took Wood deep in the contest. Wood struck out three and walked one in the disappointing four-inning outing. The lackluster start pushed his ERA to 4.96, though his peripheral numbers look a little better at a 1.22 WHIP and a 34/9 K/BB ratio over 32 2/3 innings. Wood will try to keep the ball in the park when he returns home to face the Mets in his next outing. Rotoworld.com
    May 9, 7:21 pm
  • Niese dominates Phillies over seven innings
    Jon Niese limited the Phillies to two runs (none earned) on five hits over seven innings on Saturday.

    Advice: Niese struck out six and walked one in what was almost a carbon copy of his Tax Day start against the Phillies. In that one, he went 6 1/3 innings and allowed one run on nine hits. He did even better in his rematch, striking out six and walking one while allowing just five hits. It took until the sixth inning for the Phillies to score and their two runs in the frame wouldn't be enough to deny Niese a solid victory. He improved his ERA to 1.95 and lowered his WHIP to a still questionable 1.43. Niese will try to keep rolling when he tangos through the ivy in a match-up with the Cubs next time around. Rotoworld.com
    May 9, 6:58 pm
  • Alcides Escobar goes deep to pace Royals
    Alcides Escobar blasted a home run on the first pitch of the game on Saturday, leading the Royals to a 6-2 victory over the Tigers in Detroit.

    Advice: He also added on an RBI single, finishing the afternoon 2-for-5 with a pair of runs scored. He's off to a fine start to his 2015 campaign, hitting .301/.333/.398 with a homer, 11 RBI and two stolen bases. Rotoworld.com
    May 9, 12:49 pm
  • Strasburg throws successful bullpen session
    Stephen Strasburg (shoulder) threw a successful bullpen session on Saturday.

    Advice: The right-hander left his last start with a shoulder injury, but seems to be feeling much better after a chiropractic adjustment and he's optimistic that he'll be able to make his scheduled start next week. Rotoworld.com
    May 9, 10:21 am
  • Trevor Plouffe not in Twins lineup Saturday
    Trevor Plouffe is not available Saturday, as he traveled to Texas to attend the funeral of his grandfather.

    Advice: Plouffe will be back in time for Sunday's game. Eduardo Escobar will get the start in his place at third base. Rotoworld.com
    May 9, 10:12 am
  • Indians designate Swarzak for assignment
    Indians designated RHP Anthony Swarzak for assignment.

    Advice: The 29-year-old posted a 3.38 ERA, 1.65 WHIP and 13/4 K/BB ratio over 13 1/3 innings out of the Indians bullpen. There's a chance that he could attract interest on waivers from teams in search of bullpen depth. Rotoworld.com
    May 9, 9:18 am
     
    Not Active
    9:10 am vs Tex
  • Fowler leads offensive atack in win on Friday
    Dexter Fowler went 2-for-4 with a double and a homer as the Cubs outlasted the Brewers 7-6 on Friday in Milwaukee.

    Advice: Fowler got the game started with a bang, launching the second pitch he saw from Jimmy Nelson over the wall in right for his second home run of the season. He also drew a walk, picked up his eighth steal of the season and scored a pair of runs in the game. With the two-hit attack, he's now hitting .259/.333/.398 with seven RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com
    May 8, 8:35 pm
  • Strasburg 'good' after chiropractor visit
    Stephen Strasburg (shoulder) said Friday that he's "feeling good" after receiving a chiropractic adjustment.

    Advice: He won't be officially cleared for his next scheduled start on Monday until he gets through a bullpen session Saturday with no issues, but all signs point to him being ready. Strasburg had to exit Wednesday's start with some discomfort behind his right shoulder, but it looks like he'll be fine. Rotoworld.com
    May 8, 1:30 pm
  • Jon Jay not in lineup on Friday
    Jon Jay is not in the Cardinals' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Peter Bourjos appears to have played his way into a platoon role with Jay in center field. Bourjos is hitting leadoff against the Pirates' Francisco Liriano. Rotoworld.com
    May 8, 12:33 pm
     
    Player Note
    Jon Jay StL - OF
    15-Day DL
    5:15 pm vs Ari
  • Alcides Escobar activated from disabled list
    Royals activated SS Alcides Escobar from the 7-day disabled list.

    Advice: Escobar needed barely over a minimum stay on the concussion DL. The shortstop returns to a .291/.329/.367 batting line with two steals and 10 runs scored over 19 games this season. Rotoworld.com
    May 8, 12:09 pm
  • Cervelli not in Pirates' lineup on Thursday
    Francisco Cervelli is not in the Pirates' starting lineup Thursday night versus the Reds.

    Advice: Chris Stewart will catch for Bucs starter A.J. Burnett and bat eighth against Reds righty Anthony DeSclafani. It's merely a day of rest for Cervelli, who is batting just .250/.299/.306 in 21 games played this season. Rotoworld.com
    May 7, 12:03 pm
  • Alcides Escobar (head) won't return Thursday
    Alcides Escobar (concussion) won't return Thursday.

    Advice: Escobar was able to take infield practice and batting practice on Wednesday and there was some hope that he would be activated from the 7-day concussion disabled list for Thursday afternoon's series finale against the Indians. But the Royals will give the speedy shortstop at least one more day of rest. Christian Colon is at shortstop for Kansas City on Thursday. Rotoworld.com
    May 7, 8:35 am
  • Fowler not in Cubs' lineup on Thursday
    Dexter Fowler is not in the Cubs' lineup Thursday.

    Advice: It's just a day off. Chris Coghlan is leading off and playing left field as the Cubs try to split a four-game set with the Cardinals. Matt Szczur is in center field. Rotoworld.com
    May 7, 8:22 am
  • Rondon escapes threat to pick up 6th save
    Hector Rondon escaped with his sixth save on Wednesday as the Cubs edged the Cardinals 6-5.

    Advice: Rondon allowed a leadoff single to Peter Bourjos, who advanced to third base on an infield ground out on a hit-and-run. Rondon then walked Matt Holliday before getting Mark Reynolds to strike out and Jhonny Peralta to ground out to end the game. Rondon is now 6-for-7 in save chances with a 1.50 ERA and a 12/2 K/BB ratio in 12 innings. Rotoworld.com
    May 6, 8:28 pm
  • Jansen has back-to-back outings delayed
    Kenley Jansen (foot) has had his scheduled back-to-back rehab outings pushed back to Saturday and Sunday.

    Advice: Jansen was scheduled to throw back-to-back Wednesday and Thursday, but after throwing 25 pitches in Wednesday's appearance at High-A Rancho Cucamonga the Dodgers decided to play it safe. Jansen is getting closer to a return, with the back-to-back test one of the last he'll need to pass before activation. That activation could come as early as next week. Rotoworld.com
    May 6, 4:25 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    7:10 pm vs Atl
  • Strasburg (shoulder) plays catch Wednesday
    Stephen Strasburg (shoulder) played catch Wednesday after leaving Tuesday's start with an apparent injury.

    Advice: FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal heard Strasburg left Tuesday with a "cramp" and that a chiropractor adjusted him Wednesday. Whatever the issue, it's promising that he was feeling good enough to throw a day after exiting. The Nationals are still trying to assess the issue, and his status for his next scheduled start is still very much up in the air. Rotoworld.com
    May 6, 3:34 pm
  • Doolittle (shoulder) to face hitters Friday
    Sean Doolittle (shoulder) will face live hitters Friday.

    Advice: That's three days earlier than previously scheduled, a good sign for the lefty's recovery from a rotator cuff injury. Doolittle should be back sometime in May, barring any setbacks. Rotoworld.com
    May 6, 3:13 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    12:35 pm vs Det
  • Escobar (head) takes infield and BP on Wed.
    Alcides Escobar (head) took infield and batting practice Wednesday afternoon without issue.

    Advice: Escobar was placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list retroactive to April 29. He could return Thursday, but the Royals aren't revealing their plans for him quite yet. The speedy shortstop was batting .291/.329/.367 with two steals and 10 runs scored in 19 games. Rotoworld.com
    May 6, 2:11 pm
  • Jon Jay not in Cardinals' lineup Wednesday
    Jon Jay is not in the Cardinals' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: He'll take a seat with the Cubs throwing lefty Jon Lester. Peter Bourjos is in center and leading off. Rotoworld.com
    May 6, 1:02 pm
     
    Player Note
    Jon Jay StL - OF
    15-Day DL
    5:15 pm vs Ari
  • Strasburg (shoulder) to see chiropractor Wed.
    Stephen Strasburg will see a chiropractor on Wednesday for an alignment issue with his shoulder.

    Advice: From the sound of it, this isn't an arm injury. According to manager Matt Williams, Strasburg is feeling discomfort under his shoulder. He labored through three innings against the Marlins on Tuesday and at one point was visited by a trainer. He'll visit the chiropractor to see if the issue can be worked out. It's unknown as of now if he'll make his next start. Rotoworld.com
    May 5, 8:04 pm
  • Strasburg leaves after three innings vs. MIA
    Stephen Strasburg exited Tuesday's game against the Marlins with an apparent injury.

    Advice: Strasburg labored through three innings and 64 pitches before Doug Fister pinch-hit for him. Nationals' broadcasters were speculating that it might be Strasburg's back, but that's just speculation at this point. The team should pass along concrete details shortly. Rotoworld.com
    May 5, 5:53 pm
  • Wood shaky, goes 5 IP in a no-decision
    Travis Wood got a no-decision on Monday, allowing six runs in five innings, as the Cubs lost 10-9 to the Cardinals.

    Advice: The Cubs staked Wood to a 5-0 lead in the top half of the first inning, but Wood immediately gave four back in the bottom half when he served up a grand slam to Mark Reynolds. He would settle down until the sixth inning, when he allowed three consecutive singles, leading to three runs. He left with no outs in favor of reliever Jason Motte. Overall, Wood gave up six hits, walked two, and struck out five. He'll head into a weekend road start against the Brewers with a 4.40 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and a 31/8 K/BB ratio in 28 2/3 innings. Rotoworld.com
    May 4, 9:10 pm
  • Doolittle (shoulder) to face hitters soon
    Sean Doolittle (shoulder) will face hitters on May 11.

    Advice: He'll throw two more bullpen sessions prior to that. Doolittle's recovery from a slight tear in his rotator cuff is coming along nicely and he could conceivably rejoin the Athletics' bullpen later this month. He figures to be eased back into closing duties. Rotoworld.com
    May 4, 3:34 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    12:35 pm vs Det
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