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  • Lucroy exits after taking foul tip off foot
    Jonathan Lucroy had to leave Monday's game against the Reds after being hit in the foot by a foul tip.

    Advice: The Brewers just can't catch a break right now. It's not clear whether Lucroy might be sent for X-rays or if his removal was just precautionary. The club should provide an update on his status before long.
    28 minutes ago
  • Nolan Arenado scratched with sore wrist
    Nolan Arenado was scratched from Monday's lineup with a sore left wrist.

    Advice: It's not clear at this point how Arenado injured the wrist or how serious the setback might be. The Rockies should provide an update on the third baseman shortly. Rafael Ynoa took Arenado's spot at the hot corner.
    52 minutes ago
  • Parker (elbow) set to begin rehab assignment
    Jarrod Parker (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Stockton on Thursday.

    Advice: Parker will go four innings and/or 60 pitches in his first outing. He'll use his full 30-day rehab allotment, putting him on track to rejoin the Athletics' rotation in late May. Parker has been on a relatively aggressive timetable considering he's coming back from a second Tommy John surgery, but he's experienced no bumps in the road to this point. Those in deeper leagues might want to stash him now if you have the roster space.
    Today, 5:19 pm
    15-Day DL
    7:05 pm @LAA
  • Ben Zobrist (knee) sidelined a few more days
    Ben Zobrist (knee) will be sidelined for at least a couple more days after being given a cortisone shot on Monday.

    Advice: Zobrist has dealt with some cartilage issues in his left knee for a while, and they flared up on him Sunday, forcing him from the game. The good news is that he had an MRI and it didn't reveal any ligament issues. The bad news is that it's possible he could require surgery if the cortisone shot doesn't help. It would just be of the cleanup variety, but an operation would obviously sideline Zobrist for at least a few weeks.
    Today, 4:04 pm
    New Player Note
    Ben Zobrist Oak - 2B,SS,OF
    7:05 pm x @LAA
  • Bruce Rondon (biceps) to throw off mound
    Bruce Rondon (biceps) will throw a bullpen session on Tuesday.

    Advice: Rondon was shut down from throwing earlier this month, but he's been cleared for mound work after long-tossing for three consecutive days. "He's progressed, obviously," Tigers head athletic trainer Kevin Rand said. "Now he's back to throwing, he's back to stretching out, he's back to throwing long toss and he's just ready to make the phase into throwing off the mound." It's not clear how long it might be until Rondon is ready for a rehab assignment.
    Today, 3:59 pm
    15-Day DL
    W, 2-1 vs NYY
  • Chris Carter absent from Monday's lineup
    Chris Carter is not in the Astros' lineup Monday.

    Advice: It appears to just be a day of rest for the struggling Carter, who is off to an ugly .075/.159/.075 start this season. Marwin Gonzalez is at first base Monday.
    Today, 3:07 pm
    7:10 pm x @Sea
  • Craig Stammen has successful elbow surgery
    Craig Stammen underwent successful surgery Monday to repair a torn right flexor tendon.

    Advice: He's expected to be sidelined for 10 months, but the Nationals think he'll be ready for spring training next season. Stammen is making $2.25 million this season and will be eligible for arbitration for a final time this winter.
    Today, 2:55 pm
    Disabled List
  • Jorge De La Rosa activated from disabled list
    Rockies activated LHP Jorge De La Rosa from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: He'll make his season debut on Monday against the Padres after getting a late start to the season due to a groin ailment. De La Rosa has fared pretty well in his career at Coors Field (3.98 ERA), but he's a risky play in this one against a good Padres lineup.
    Today, 2:48 pm
  • Ben Zobrist (knee) sitting out on Monday
    Ben Zobrist (knee) is not in the Athletics' lineup Monday.

    Advice: Zobrist had to depart Sunday's contest with soreness in his left knee. The A's are considering him day-to-day at the moment. Eric Sogard is at second base Monday in Zobrist's place.
    Today, 2:46 pm
    New Player Note
    Ben Zobrist Oak - 2B,SS,OF
    7:05 pm x @LAA
  • Infante (groin) could be available Tuesday
    Omar Infante (groin) could be available off the bench in an emergency as soon as Tuesday.

    Advice: Infante strained his left groin on Sunday, but it's evidently a minor strain and the Royals don't think he'll require a stint on the disabled list. Christian Colon is filling in at second base Monday.
    Today, 2:02 pm
  • DL stint possible for Scooter Gennett (hand)
    Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said Monday that it's possible Scooter Gennett (hand) could need a disabled list stint if his injury lingers.

    Advice: Gennett cut his hand in the shower after Sunday's game and needed stitches. The Brewers figure to give him a few days to see how the hand responds before making a decision. Hector Gomez is filling in at second base Monday and will continue to do so for as long as Gennett is sidelined.
    Today, 1:57 pm
  • Michael Bourn not in lineup Monday
    Michael Bourn is not in the Indians' lineup Monday.

    Advice: He's being given the day off versus left-hander John Danks. Mike Aviles has taken Bourn's spot in center field, while Jason Kipnis has moved into the leadoff spot. Roberto Perez is also sitting out, with Brett Hayes getting a start at catcher.
    Today, 1:50 pm
  • Sean Newcomb turns in another solid outing
    Angels pitching prospect Sean Newcomb was lights out for Low-A Burlington on Sunday, allowing just one run and two hits over six quality innings.

    Advice: Newcomb was a first-round pick out of the University of Hartford last year. The 21-year-old got knocked around a bit in his first stint with Burlington (0-1, 6.94 ERA in four starts last season), but he's looked much better this time around. In his first three starts of 2015, Newcomb is 1-0 with a 1.69 ERA and 20 punchouts. He's walked only five batters.
    Today, 1:47 pm
    Not Active
    7:05 pm vs Oak
  • Kennys Vargas not in Monday's lineup
    Kennys Vargas is not in the Twins' lineup Monday.

    Advice: It appears to just be a day of rest. The Twins have the light-hitting Eduardo Escobar in the designated hitter spot against righty Edinson Volquez.
    Today, 1:25 pm
  • Hector Gomez at 2B on Monday versus Reds
    Hector Gomez is starting at second base for the Brewers on Monday night against the Reds.

    Advice: Scooter Gennett is due to miss some time after slicing open his hand in the shower after Sunday's game. Gomez has three doubles in 11 at-bats this season, but the 27-year-old isn't a great fantasy option.
    Today, 12:59 pm
  • Gennett cuts hand in shower, needs stitches
    Scooter Gennett cut his hand in the shower after Sunday's game and will miss some time.

    Advice: Could things be going any worse for the Brew Crew? Gennett needed stitches for the gash and it's not clear when he might be ready to return to the starting lineup. Hector Gomez is likely to fill in at second base.
    Today, 12:38 pm
  • Joe Wieland twirls five shutout frames
    Dodgers prospect Joe Wieland threw five shutout innings Sunday in a win for Triple-A Oklahoma City.

    Advice: Wieland only allowed two hits while striking out five. He's won each of his first two starts, limiting opponents to a .139 average during that stretch. Wieland has nine games of big league experience on his resume, including a four-game stint with the Padres in 2014. He's the Dodgers' 18th-best prospect, according to
    Today, 12:33 pm
    Not Active
  • Machado goes 0-for-3 in O's loss to Red Sox
    Manny Machado went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in the Orioles' loss to the Red Sox on Monday.

    Advice: Machado is just 7-for-45 this season and owns a troubling .156/.231/.244 overall slash line. He showed some signs of life late last week, but that has not carried over. The 22-year-old third baseman appeared in just 82 games in 2014 because of knee injuries.
    Today, 12:22 pm
  • Masterson goes five strong in win over O's
    Justin Masterson tossed five innings of one-run ball Monday as the Red Sox beat the Orioles in a rain-shortened game at Fenway Park.

    Advice: Masterson held the O's to three hits and three walks while striking out five. The control is still a bit iffy for the 30-year-old right-hander, but he's 2-0 and his ERA fell Monday from 7.59 to 5.74. He'll try to remain undefeated in his next start on the road against this same Orioles team. Masterson looks healthier than he did in the second half last season with the Cardinals.
    Today, 12:17 pm
  • Billy Hamilton (groin) back for Reds Monday
    Billy Hamilton (groin) is back in the Reds' starting lineup on Monday night against the Brewers.

    Advice: Hamilton missed Sunday's series finale in St. Louis after tweaking a groin muscle while leaping over Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams on Saturday afternoon. The speedster is leading off and playing center field Monday in Milwaukee. He is 8-for-8 in stolen base attempts so far in 2015 but carries a rough .195/.267/.293 slash line.
    Today, 12:06 pm
  • Adam Duvall hits for the cycle in Triple-A
    Giants prospect Adam Duvall blasted five hits Sunday for Triple-A Sacramento.

    Advice: He hit for the first cycle in River Cats' history. Duvall is quickly outgrowing Triple-A. The 26-year-old ranks second in the Pacific League in both RBI (14) and batting average (.457). Duvall hit .192 in 28 games for the Giants in 2014 and should get another chance with the big club this year. He's listed as San Francisco's 19th-best prospect on
    Today, 11:22 am
    Not Active
  • De La Rosa (groin) to debut Monday vs. SD
    Jorge De La Rosa (groin) will make his 2015 season debut on Monday night versus the Padres.

    Advice: De La Rosa missed the first two weeks of the regular season with a groin injury that bothered him throughout spring training. The 34-year-old left-hander pitched pretty well in a pair of minor league rehab starts, but he's not a great fantasy bet against a good Padres offense Monday at Coors Field. De La Rosa posted a 4.10 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, and 139/67 K/BB ratio in 184 1/3 innings last season for Colorado.
    Today, 11:14 am
  • White Sox DFA right-hander Kyle Drabek
    White Sox designated RHP Kyle Drabek for assignment.

    Advice: Drabek had allowed three earned runs on nine hits in 5 1/3 innings of relief for the White Sox. The former top prospect could draw some interest on waivers.
    Today, 9:28 am
    Not Active
    Top 5, 0-3 vs Cle
  • Morton (hip) to make another start at EST
    Charlie Morton (hip) is expected to make another start at extended spring training before embarking on a minor league rehab assignment.

    Advice: Morton underwent right hip surgery this offseason and is still fighting through some mechanical issues at the Pirates' spring training complex in Florida. He's going to need to get up near 90 pitches before the Bucs consider him an option for their rotation, so his 2015 debut is not on the horizon. We'll say late May at the earliest.
    Today, 7:42 am
    15-Day DL
    Bot 5, 1-1 vs ChC
  • Daniel Norris says he is fighting 'dead-arm'
    Daniel Norris told reporters Sunday evening that he is fighting through a "dead-arm phase."

    Advice: Norris got roughed up for five runs -- four earned -- over just 2 2/3 innings Sunday in a loss to the lowly Braves. He now has a rough 6.08 ERA and 1.58 WHIP through three starts this year for the Blue Jays. "You can’t do anything to fix it," the 21-year-old left-hander said of his arm fatigue. "It’s just kind of, get through it."
    Today, 6:39 am
  • Paredes at DH and batting second on Mon.
    Jimmy Paredes is at DH and batting second for the Orioles on Monday morning against the Red Sox.

    Advice: Paredes is 5-for-10 with four runs scored in two games since being activated from the disabled list on Saturday. He's a nice value play in daily fantasy leagues.
    Today, 6:31 am
  • McKirahan gets 80-game suspension for PEDs
    Andrew McKirahan has been suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball for performance-enhancing drugs.

    Advice: Atlanta claimed McKirahan off waivers from the Marlins just before Opening Day and the 25-year-old left-hander had made three relief appearances this season for the Braves. He was a Rule 5 Draft pick last December.
    Today, 5:55 am
    Not Active
  • Jake McGee (elbow) set for rehab assignment
    Jake McGee (elbow) is scheduled to join Triple-A Durham on Monday for a rehab assignment.

    Advice: McGee has already pitched in a few extended spring training games without issue. He expects to make several appearances for Durham before joining the Rays' bullpen around May 1. The left-handed closer is on his way back from December elbow surgery. He saved 19 games last season alongside a 1.89 ERA and should promptly steal ninth-inning duties back from Brad Boxberger.
    Today, 5:49 am
    15-Day DL
  • Infante day-to-day with strained left groin
    Omar Infante was diagnosed with a strained left groin and is considered day-to-day.

    Advice: Infante sustained the injury during Sunday's game against the Athletics. The oft-injured infielder will probably be rested for a couple of days before rejoining the Royals lineup.
    Yesterday, 1:58 pm
  • Zobrist day-to-day with left knee soreness
    Ben Zobrist is considered day-to-day after leaving Sunday's game with soreness in his left knee.

    Advice: Zobrist could get a day off to rest it on Monday, but shouldn't experience any type of extended absence from the Athletics lineup.
    Yesterday, 1:33 pm
    New Player Note
    Ben Zobrist Oak - 2B,SS,OF
    7:05 pm x @LAA
  • Billy Hamilton (groin) not in Sunday's lineup
    Billy Hamilton (groin) is not in the Reds' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Hamilton strained his groin during Saturday's game and is listed as day-to-day. Brennan Boesch is taking his spot in center field. Devin Mesoraco (hip), as expected, is also still out, with Tucker Barnhart catching Mike Leake. The Reds are also going with Skip Schumaker in left field over Marlon Byrd.
    Yesterday, 1:00 pm
  • Ben Zobrist exits game with apparent injury
    Ben Zobrist left Sunday's game against the Royals with an apparent injury.

    Advice: Zobrist didn't suffer any obvious injury but had to be removed while playing defense in the fifth inning. He's dealt with a heel issue recently, so that could be the culprit. Expect more information on his status soon.
    Yesterday, 12:57 pm
    New Player Note
    Ben Zobrist Oak - 2B,SS,OF
    7:05 pm x @LAA
  • Norris knocked around by Braves in a loss
    Daniel Norris took the loss on Sunday, yielding five runs (four earned) in 2 2/3 innings versus the Braves.

    Advice: The Braves got to Norris quickly, loading the bases ahead of a three-run Jonny Gomes double in the first inning. They tacked on two more in the third inning. Overall, Norris surrendered six hits with two walks and a strikeout. The lefty hasn't been sharp in any of his three starts, currently carrying a 6.08 ERA and a 1.58 WHIP. Norris will try to get on the winning track in his next start in Tampa against the Rays.
    Yesterday, 12:57 pm
  • Omar Infante leaves game with leg injury
    Omar Infante left Sunday's game versus the Athletics with an apparent leg injury.

    Advice: Infante was spotted wincing in the fifth inning as he pulled into second base with a double. The Royals could be without both of their middle infielders for a bit with Alcides Escobar (knee) also sidelined. Expect an update on Infante shortly.
    Yesterday, 12:55 pm
  • Charlie Morton takes 'step forward' Saturday
    Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said that Charlie Morton (hip) took a "step forward" with his 55-pitch simulated game on Friday.

    Advice: Morton is healthy, but the Pirates are having him work on his mechanics following last September's left hip surgery. The righty is shortening his arm action and focusing on keeping his weight over his right leg. "The delivery is synching up to what we saw in ’13 and ’14 in some good stretches," Hurdle said. Morton will be stretched out to 90-100 pitches in a rehab assignment before return, so he's still got a while.
    Yesterday, 7:35 am
    15-Day DL
    Bot 5, 1-1 vs ChC
  • Carter continues early season failures
    Chris Carter did not record a hit in two at-bats in Saturday's win over the Angels.

    Advice: Carter walked twice and fanned twice in the contest. He's managed just three hits in his first 36 at-bats. We've been through this dance a million times with Carter. When he's hot, his bat can almost single-handedly carry a fantasy team. And when he's not, he's almost worthless. We understand that some owners might want to jettison early on him, but we'd advise against that. The power will come eventually. Exercise patience.
    Saturday, 8:47 pm
    7:10 pm x @Sea
  • Bruce Rondon making steps in his recovery
    Bruce Rondon (biceps) made 15 tosses from 60 feet on Friday.

    Advice: He did it without any complications. Rondon has been sidelined all season with biceps tendinitis. The 24-year-old has the potential to be an important part of the Tigers' bullpen when healthy but he obviously isn't on the fantasy radar right now. A mid-May debut seems possible.
    Saturday, 5:09 pm
    15-Day DL
    W, 2-1 vs NYY
  • Billy Hamilton day-to-day with groin soreness
    Billy Hamilton is day-to-day with a sore groin.

    Advice: Hamilton tweaked a groin muscle Saturday when he leaped awkwardly over Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams after beating out a hard grounder to second base. The young speedster looked to be in a good amount of pain and can probably be ruled out for Sunday night's series finale in St. Louis.
    Saturday, 2:37 pm
  • Billy Hamilton departs game with leg injury
    Billy Hamilton left Saturday's game against the Cardinals with an apparent injury.

    Advice: Hamilton legged out an infield single in the top of the eighth inning but had to leap over Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams and landed awkwardly. It looked like it might have been a groin strain. There should be an update from the Reds within the hour.
    Saturday, 1:15 pm
  • Orioles activate Jimmy Paredes from DL
    Orioles activated INF Jimmy Paredes from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Paredes is taking the place of Jonathan Schoop on the active roster who was placed on the disabled list on Saturday with a knee injury. He'll function in a utility role for the O's.
    Saturday, 10:14 am
  • Zobrist goes hitless in return to lineup
    Ben Zobrist (heel) went 0-for-4 in his return to the Athletics lineup on Friday.

    Advice: He sat out Wednesday's contest with a sore heel and got an extra day to rest with Thursday's off-day. Serving primarily as the third hitter in Bob Melvin's lineup, Zobrist is hitting .256/.302/.462 with a homer and six RBI through his first 10 games.
    Saturday, 5:13 am
    New Player Note
    Ben Zobrist Oak - 2B,SS,OF
    7:05 pm x @LAA
  • Craig Stammen to have flexor tendon surgery
    Craig Stammen will have surgery Sunday to repair a flexor tendon tear.

    Advice: "Bring it on," Stammen said. "I've got another challenge to try to overcome." The Nationals haven't provided a timetable for Stammen's return, but he's fully expected to miss the rest of the season. It's a big blow to a Nats bullpen that's already without fellow setup man Casey Janssen (shoulder).
    Friday, 1:15 pm
    Disabled List
  • McGee (elbow) throws in ext. spring game
    Jake McGee (elbow) threw an inning Thursday in an extended spring training game.

    Advice: Rays manager Kevin Cash said that McGee felt good. It's unclear what the next step will be, but he could soon be cleared to begin a minor league rehab assignment. If all goes well, he figures to join the Rays' bullpen in late April or early May. McGee is currently working his way back from December arthroscopic elbow surgery.
    Thursday, 2:47 pm
    15-Day DL
  • Paredes (back) to begin rehab stint Friday
    Jimmy Paredes (back) will begin a minor league rehab assignment on Friday.

    Advice: Paredes, who began the season on the DL with a lower back strain, will play with Double-A Bowie on Friday before moving to Triple-A Norfolk on Saturday. The Orioles have a bit of a roster crunch at the moment, so they could keep him on his rehab stint for close to the maximum of 20 days.
    Thursday, 2:18 pm
  • Vargas launches two-run homer vs. Royals
    Kennys Vargas went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in a win over the Royals on Thursday.

    Advice: His first home run of the season, it was an absolute laser shot which bounced off the facing of the second deck in the left field seats. The 24-year-old switch-hitter is batting .250/.300/.393 through eight games and has 20-homer potential if the at-bats are there this season.
    Thursday, 1:53 pm
  • Craig Stammen needs surgery for flexor tear
    Nationals manager Matt Williams said Thursday that Craig Stammen (forearm) was diagnosed with a flexor tear following an MRI and will require surgery.

    Advice: Williams told reporters that Stammen could miss the rest of the season. It's a tough break for the Nationals, as the 31-year-old has thrown at least 72 2/3 innings in each of the past three seasons while compiling a 2.93 ERA. He's going to be hard to replace.
    Thursday, 1:25 pm
    Disabled List
  • Morton (hip) to pitch in EST game Saturday
    Charlie Morton (hip) will pitch in an extended spring training game this Saturday in Florida.

    Advice: Morton made it through another bullpen session Wednesday without issue and is ready to face some live hitters. He'll be on a pitch count of 55 on Saturday. If the outing goes well, the next step for the right-hander could be a minor league rehab assignment. Morton is on his way back from offseason hip surgery and trending toward an early-May debut.
    Thursday, 7:54 am
    15-Day DL
    Bot 5, 1-1 vs ChC
  • Jake McGee (elbow) cleared for rehab games
    Jake McGee (elbow) is scheduled to make his first appearance Thursday in an extended spring training game.

    Advice: It's another big step for the rehabbing left-hander, who figures to join the Rays' bullpen sometime in late April or early May. McGee, who saved 19 games in 2014 alongside a sparkling 1.89 ERA, is on his way back from December arthroscopic elbow surgery. Brad Boxberger has been the primary closer for Tampa Bay in his absence.
    Thursday, 6:16 am
    15-Day DL
  • 3B Arenado belts third homer of the season
    Nolan Arenado spanked a three-run homer in Wednesday's victory over the Giants.

    Advice: He finished 1-for-4, with the three-run bomb -- courtesy of a sluggish Tim Lincecum slider -- the difference in a 4-2 win. Arenado and his offensive mates are apparently trying to revive the Blake Street Bomber moniker of Rockies' past. The young third baseman is slashing .324/.395/.735 and the Rockies are off to a 7-2 start, including a stunning 6-0 on the road, fresh off a sweep in San Francisco of the defending champs. Can the Rockies keep it up? Doubtful. Can Arenado? A monster season isn't out of the question.
    Wednesday, 10:14 pm
  • Chris Carter goes 0-for-4, hitting .067
    Chris Carter went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts against the Athletics on Wednesday.

    Advice: This is beginning to shape up like the first half of 2014 for Carter. He is 2-for-30 with no RBI and a 13/2 K/BB ratio so far. The Astros won't start sitting him, but they may drop him some in the lineup.
    Wednesday, 8:36 pm
    7:10 pm x @Sea
  • Carlos Gomez exits with lower-body injury
    Carlos Gomez left Wednesday's game against the Cardinals with a lower-body injury.

    Advice: Sprinting to beat out a double play in the ninth inning, Gomez pulled up as he raced down the line. He beat the relay throw, but left with a trainer shortly after. It was certainly not a great tradeoff for Gomez or the Brewers. The club should update his status soon.
    Wednesday, 7:58 pm
  • Manny Machado hits first homer
    Manny Machado hit his first homer and walked Wednesday versus the Yankees.

    Advice: After opening the season 0-for-15, Machado has gone 5-for-15 with a couple of extra-base hits in his last four games. He's hit sixth seven times and second twice so far. Obviously, the second spot would be better for his fantasy value, but he needs to outproduce Steve Pearce in order to reclaim his old place.
    Wednesday, 7:33 pm
  • Ben Zobrist out Wednesday with sore heel
    Ben Zobrist is nursing a sore heel.

    Advice: That's the primary reason for his absence Wednesday night against the Astros. Zobrist is expected to return to the lineup Friday after Thursday's off day.
    Wednesday, 3:17 pm
    New Player Note
    Ben Zobrist Oak - 2B,SS,OF
    7:05 pm x @LAA
  • Rondon (biceps) to play catch on Friday
    Bruce Rondon (biceps) is expected to play catch Friday.

    Advice: Rondon was shut down from throwing earlier this week after reporting some lingering discomfort in his right arm. He's been on the disabled list since Opening Day with biceps tendinitis and probably won't be an option for the Tigers' bullpen until sometime in mid-to-late May.
    Wednesday, 2:16 pm
    15-Day DL
    W, 2-1 vs NYY
  • Ben Zobrist not in lineup Wednesday
    Ben Zobrist is not in the Athletics' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: It appears to simply be a day off. Eric Sogard is at second base in Zobrist's place.
    Wednesday, 12:24 pm
    New Player Note
    Ben Zobrist Oak - 2B,SS,OF
    7:05 pm x @LAA
  • Adam Duvall putting on a clinic in Triple-A
    Giants prospect Adam Duvall has dominated the Pacific League this season, hitting .478 through his first six games.

    Advice: It's more of the same for Duvall, who hit .298 with 27 HR and 90 RBI for Triple-A Fresno last season. He's ready to play in the big leagues but Brandon Belt is blocking his path at first base. Through frustrating, having Duvall see everyday at bats in Triple-A is better than having him waste away on San Francisco's bench.
    Wednesday, 11:52 am
    Not Active
  • Craig Stammen (forearm) placed on DL
    Nationals placed RHP Craig Stammen on the 15-day disabled list with right forearm stiffness.

    Advice: He first felt pain in the forearm on Sunday and it worsened after Tuesday's appearance. The reliever passed manual tests but will undergo an MRI to see if there's any structural damage. Taylor Jordan has taken Stammen's spot in the Nats' bullpen.
    Wednesday, 7:22 am
    Disabled List
  • Parker (elbow) to appear in extended spring
    Jarrod Parker (elbow) will throw 45 pitches in an extended spring training game on Saturday.

    Advice: It will be his first game action since last year's Tommy John surgery. Parker could be ready for a minor league rehab assignment in a couple weeks and might be an option for the Athletics' rotation before the end of May. He's making his way back from a second Tommy John operation.
    Tuesday, 8:50 pm
    15-Day DL
    7:05 pm @LAA
  • Hamilton steals eighth base in win over Cubs
    Billy Hamilton stole his eighth base of the season and scored a run in a win over the Cubs on Tuesday.

    Advice: Hamilton is now a perfect 8-for-8 in steal attempts through seven games. He also scored the first run of the game after the stolen base, finishing 1-for-4. Hamilton is hitting just .250 but has a .344 on-base percentage that has helped him score eight runs in the early going. If he can keep a respectable OBP throughout the year, there's no limit to the damage Hamilton could do on the basepaths.
    Tuesday, 8:15 pm
  • Norris solid in five innings in a no-decision
    Daniel Norris left with a no-decision against the Rays on Tuesday, giving up two runs in five innings.

    Advice: Norris served up a no-doubt home run to Steven Souza in the first inning, then allowed another runner to score in the second inning on a sacrifice fly, but that was the extent of the damage. Norris allowed two hits and walked three while striking out four. The lefty has yet to get through six innings in his first two starts, but he'll try to do so in a home start against the Braves next.
    Tuesday, 7:31 pm
  • Masterson gives up 7 runs in a no-decision
    Justin Masterson escaped with a no-decision, serving up seven runs in 4 1/3 innings as the Red Sox edged the Nationals 8-7 on Tuesday.

    Advice: The Nationals jumped on Masterson in the fifth inning, putting up a six-spot, knocking him out of the game after recording just one out in the frame. Masterson, overall, gave up eight hits and three walks while striking out four. He's had mixed results over his first two starts but will try to rebound in his next start at home against the Orioles.
    Tuesday, 6:54 pm
  • Bruce Rondon (biceps) currently shut down
    Bruce Rondon (biceps) is currently shut down from throwing.

    Advice: Rondon was throwing on flat ground last week, but he was recently shut down in order to receive treatment and hasn't picked up a ball since. It's not clear at this point how long it might be before he's cleared to throw again. Rondon is nursing right biceps tendinitis.
    Tuesday, 5:59 pm
    15-Day DL
    W, 2-1 vs NYY
  • Charlie Morton 'making some progress'
    Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Tuesday that Charlie Morton (hip) is "making some progress."

    Advice: Morton has had trouble repeating his delivery as he works his way back from offseason hip surgery. The Pirates haven't decided what the right-hander's next step is, so it appears he's not going to rejoin the rotation anytime soon.
    Tuesday, 5:29 pm
    15-Day DL
    Bot 5, 1-1 vs ChC
  • Paredes (back) plays seven innings at EST
    Jimmy Paredes (back) played seven innings at extended spring training on Tuesday.

    Advice: Paredes will play in another extended spring game Wednesday. He should be cleared for a minor league rehab assignment by the end of this week and figures to be an option for the Orioles' active roster late next week. He was placed on the disabled list before Opening Day with a lower back strain.
    Tuesday, 1:28 pm
  • Hamilton (finger) back in Tuesday's lineup
    Billy Hamilton (finger) is back in Tuesday's lineup against the Cubs.

    Advice: Hamilton missed Monday's game (and a potential matchup with Jon Lester) due to a sore index finger, but he's ready to go. The speedster is 7-for-7 in stolen base attempts through six games to go along with a .250/.357/.417 batting line.
    Tuesday, 12:40 pm
  • Vargas has two hits, RBI in loss
    Kennys Vargas went 2-for-4 with an RBI single Monday against the Royals.

    Advice: Vargas got the Twins on the board first in the home opener, but the good vibes quickly fizzled in what turned out to be a lopsided loss. The 24-year-old switch-hitter impressed in a small sample as a rookie last season and appears capable of 20-plus homers. He's hitting .238 (5-for-21) with a double through six games.
    Apr 13, 4:28 pm
  • Billy Hamilton day-to-day with sore finger
    Billy Hamilton is not in the Reds' lineup Monday due to a sore index finger.

    Advice: He first injured the finger last Friday on a slide into second base. It's unfortunate timing, as Hamilton would've figured to have his way on the basepaths versus Jon Lester (if he was able to get on base, of course). The Reds are just being cautious here, as Hamilton is likely to be back in there Tuesday. Kristopher Negron is playing center field in Hamilton's place. Devin Mesoraco (hip) is also sitting out, with Brayan Pena handling the catching duties.
    Apr 13, 1:28 pm
  • Chris Carter not in Sunday's lineup
    Chris Carter is not in the Astros' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: The streaky Carter is off to a rough start this season, going 1-for-19 with eight strikeouts. The Astros are going with Marwin Gonzalez at first base.
    Apr 12, 8:52 am
    7:10 pm x @Sea
  • Kennys Vargas getting the day off
    Kennys Vargas is not in the Twins' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Also sitting against lefty Chris Sale are Oswaldo Arcia and Jordan Schafer, as the Twins are going with Eduardo Nunez in left field, Shane Robinson in center field and Eduardo Escobar at third base. Joe Mauer is in the designated hitter spot, with Trevor Plouffe sliding across the diamond to first base.
    Apr 12, 8:27 am
  • Parker (elbow) could return in late May
    Jarrod Parker (elbow) could rejoin the Athletics' rotation by the end of May.

    Advice: Parker will pitch in an extended spring training game Monday and could be ready for a rehab assignment within the next two weeks. It's a relatively aggressive timetable since Parker is coming back from a second Tommy John surgery, but he's had a spotless rehab to this point.
    Apr 12, 8:03 am
    15-Day DL
    7:05 pm @LAA
  • Scooter Gennett benched again Sunday
    Scooter Gennett remained out of the Brewers' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Gennett has now been benched in two straight after being ejected Friday when he slammed his bat down following a check-swing strike three call. He should be back in there on Monday. Hector Gomez is getting a second straight start at second base. Jonathan Lucroy is also sitting, with Martin Maldonado handling the catching duties. Jean Segura has been moved up to the No. 2 spot.
    Apr 12, 8:00 am
  • Jimmy Paredes (back) ready for games
    Jimmy Paredes (back) will play in an extended spring training game on Monday.

    Advice: It will be his first game action since he suffered a lower back strain. Paredes will be cleared to begin a rehab assignment if things go well Monday, so it sounds like he could be activated relatively soon.
    Apr 12, 6:31 am
  • Arenado smacks two-run home run against Cubs
    Nolan Arenado hit a two-run homer in Saturday's loss to the Cubs.

    Advice: Arenado hit the tater off Jason Hammel in the second inning. It was his second home run on the early season and bodes well for the youngster, who finished the game 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI. He's off to a 9-for-20 start in 2015. Still just 24 years old, Arenado could be in for a big season. Last year, he hit 18 home runs and collected 61 RBI in just 111 games.
    Apr 11, 9:21 pm
  • De La Rosa to make another rehab start
    Jorge De La Rosa (groin) will make another rehab start Tuesday for Triple-A Albuquerque.

    Advice: De La Rosa only made it four innings in his rehab debut Thursday at Albuquerque and the Rockies want him to get stretched out a little further before they ask him to face major league hitters. "They want to make sure I'm good," the left-hander said Saturday. "I didn't pitch very much in spring."
    Apr 11, 2:34 pm
  • Gennett not in Brewers lineup on Saturday
    Scooter Gennett is not in the Brewers starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Hector Gomez is drawing the start in his absence. The 24-year-old is off to a very slow start at the plate, hitting .077 (1-for-13) with a 6/0 K/BB ratio through his first four games. Perhaps a day off to clear his head would do some good.
    Apr 11, 12:47 pm
  • Parker to pitch in extended spring on Monday
    Jarrod Parker (elbow) is scheduled to pitch in an extended spring game on Monday.

    Advice: The young right-hander is in the process of recovering from Tommy John surgery and isn't expected to be an option to rejoin the A's rotation until around midseason.
    Apr 11, 10:48 am
    15-Day DL
    7:05 pm @LAA
  • Gennett tossed, Carlos Gomes plays second
    Scooter Gennett was ejected from Friday's contest against the Pirates after slamming his bat down in disgust after he disagreed with a check-swing strike.

    Advice: Frustration boiled over for the 24-year-old infielder and put the Brewers in a bit of a bind with all of their reserve infielders already used. Carlos Gomez was forced to play second base, which could give him some crazy eligibility in leagues where it only takes one game to qualify.
    Apr 10, 8:14 pm
  • Billy Hamilton steals his seventh base
    Billy Hamilton had two walks, two runs scored, and a stolen base Friday against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Hamilton went 0-for-2, but he still found ways to get on base and do some damage. He's already up to seven stolen bases on the year. If the speedster can avoid some big slumps and be more patient at the plate, approaching 100 stolen bases isn't out of the realm of possibility for him.
    Apr 10, 7:36 pm
  • De La Rosa throws 57 pitches in rehab outing
    Jorge De La Rosa (groin) allowed one run over four innings in a rehab start with Triple-A Albuquerque on Thursday.

    Advice: He yielded four hits -- including a home run -- while walking three and striking out a pair. The most important thing to note was De La Rosa's pitch count, which only got up to 57. There's a chance the Rockies might think that's enough that they'll start the lefty on April 14 against the Giants, but they could also decide to stretch him out more.
    Apr 10, 5:46 am
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