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  • J.P. Crawford (oblique) due to return from DL
    Phillies shortstop prospect J.P. Crawford (oblique) is set to return from the disabled list this week at High-A Clearwater.

    Advice: "If everything goes as planned, he should be with the Clearwater club more than likely on Wednesday," director of player development Joe Jordan said Sunday. Crawford had been on the shelf since late March with a severe oblique strain. The 20-year-old shortstop was named the sport's 14th overall prospect by Baseball America this winter after batting .285/.375/.406 with 11 home runs and 24 stolen bases in 123 games last season between two different levels of Single-A.
    50 minutes ago
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    4:10 pm @Atl
  • 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.
    Today, 6:06 am
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Bos
  • Jung Ho Kang slugs first MLB homer in loss
    Jung Ho Kang slugged his first major league home run Sunday in the Pirates' loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: It was a clutch game-tying solo shot in the top of the ninth inning off Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal. Kang also singled earlier in the 14-inning loss, finishing 2-for-5. He should start to see more regular playing time with Jordy Mercer and Josh Harrison both struggling. Give him some consideration in deeper mixed leagues.
    Yesterday, 3:46 pm
  • Iglesias hopeful that he'll play on Tuesday
    Jose Iglesias (groin) is hopeful that he'll be able to return to the Tigers starting lineup on Tuesday.

    Advice: Iglesias left Sunday's game against the Royals due to tightness in his left groin. The defensive wizard said that he originally tweaked it during the ninth inning on Saturday and that it tightened back up on him during Sunday's contest. The Tigers may play it safe and give him an extra day off after Monday's off day.
    Yesterday, 2:27 pm
  • Jean Segura (head) leaves after hit by pitch
    Jean Segura left Sunday's game against the Cubs after he was drilled in the helmet by a Pedro Strop pitch.

    Advice: Segura was shaken up, but was able to walk down to first base afterwards and attempted to convince trainers that he was able to remain in the game. He'll have to go through the regular concussion protocol, but should be able to return to action early in the week.
    Yesterday, 1:53 pm
  • Ian Desmond doubles twice, draws walk
    Ian Desmond doubled twice and drew a walk in Sunday's win over the Mets.

    Advice: After grounding out in the first inning, Desmond doubled in the fourth, drew a walk in the sixth, and then doubled again in the eighth. He's now batting .235/.304/.353 for the season. The Nationals managed just seven hits and scratched across only one run Sunday, but that was enough in the pitcher's duel.
    Yesterday, 1:21 pm
  • Jose Iglesias day-to-day with tight groin
    Jose Iglesias exited Sunday's game versus the Royals with left groin tightness.

    Advice: The Tigers are listing the shortstop day-to-day for the time being, but it would probably be wise to count on him miss at least a game or two. Iglesias singled in one of his two plate appearances before leaving.
    Yesterday, 12:52 pm
  • X-rays on Zack Cozart's finger are negative
    X-rays on Zack Cozart's right index finger came back negative.

    Advice: He's left with merely a bruise after hurting the finger while attempting to field a ground ball on Sunday. Consider Cozart day-to-day.
    Yesterday, 12:49 pm
  • Zack Cozart leaves game with finger injury
    Zack Cozart exited Sunday's game versus the Braves with a finger injury.

    Advice: Cozart was hurt while attempting to field a ground ball. Replays showed that he appeared to be bleeding and may have cracked a fingernail. The Reds should provide an update on his status shortly.
    Yesterday, 11:57 am
  • Troy Tulowitzki sitting out on Sunday
    Troy Tulowitzki is not in the Rockies' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It looks like he's just getting a breather. Rafael Ynoa is at shortstop Sunday in Tulowitzki's place.
    Yesterday, 11:02 am
  • 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.
    Yesterday, 8:51 am
    15-Day DL
  • Hardy (shoulder) could be activated this week
    J.J. Hardy (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Bowie on Monday.

    Advice: He'll play three games for the Baysox and then will likely be activated from the disabled list on Friday if all goes well. Hardy has been out all season with a left shoulder strain but has made progress recently after being given a cortisone injection.
    Yesterday, 8:49 am
    15-Day DL
  • 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.
    Yesterday, 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.
    Yesterday, 7:34 am
  • Freddy Galvis not in Sunday's lineup
    Freddy Galvis is not in the Phillies' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It looks like just a routine day off. Cesar Hernandez is at shortstop Sunday in Galvis' place.
    Yesterday, 7:21 am
  • 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.
    Yesterday, 5:48 am
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm @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
    4:20 pm @Mil
  • Cozart smacks fifth home run of season
    Zach Cozart homered and singled twice against the Braves on Saturday, finishing 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored.

    Advice: Cozart hit the two-run homer in the ninth inning, providing a little cushion for the Reds in what had been a three-run game. Coming off a .221/.268/.300 season, Cozart's offensive numbers to start the 2015 season are surprising, to say the least. He's slashing .308/.340/.538, with five home runs, 12 RBI and 13 runs scored over 91 at-bats. Enjoy the offensive spoils while they last.
    Saturday, 9:00 pm
  • 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
    15-Day DL
  • Hardy (shoulder) takes live batting practice
    J.J. Hardy (shoulder) took live batting practice on Saturday.

    Advice: He also took soft toss throws from hitting coach Scott Coolbaugh. If Hardy feels up to it, he'll begin a rehab assignment Monday with Double-A Bowie. Hardy slipped offensively last season (.263, 9 HR in 529 at-bats) but was excellent in the field, winning his third Gold Glove. Everth Cabrera has filled in at shortstop during his absence.
    Saturday, 4:07 pm
    15-Day DL
  • Jimmy Rollins not in Dodgers' lineup Sat.
    Jimmy Rollins is not in the Dodgers' starting lineup on Saturday night against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: It's a day of mental and physical rest for the veteran shortstop, who's batting just .179/.278/.321 in 22 games this year. Enrique Hernandez is starting at short and Joc Pederson is leading off for Los Angeles.
    Saturday, 2:47 pm
  • Chris Owings goes 0-for-4
    Chris Owings went 0-for-4 as the Diamondbacks' No. 2 hitter Friday night.

    Advice: The Diamondbacks knew they were carrying two offensive zeroes in Tuffy Gosewisch and Nick Ahmed; they can hardly afford for Owings to be a third. However, here he is with a .215 average and a 24/2 K/BB ratio through 79 at-bats. He needs to improve quickly or risk losing his job to Aaron Hill.
    Friday, 11:26 pm
    5:40 pm @Col
  • Addison Russell blasts first HR in Cubs' win
    Addison Russell belted a solo home run in Friday's victory over the Brewers.

    Advice: Russell struck out in his other two plate appearances, but his drive over the left-center field wall in the third inning represented the only scoring of the game. The young infielder is hitting just .194/.219/.387 in the early going and batting in the No. 9 spot is unappealing for fantasy owners, but the upside obviously remains.
    Friday, 2:35 pm
  • Orlando Calixte recalled from Triple-A
    Royals recalled INF Orlando Calixte from Triple-A Omaha.

    Advice: Calixte received just two at-bats in his week up with the big club earlier this season. He'll provide infield depth while Alcides Escobar (concussion) is out.
    Friday, 2:08 pm
  • Escobar placed on 7-day concussion DL
    Royals placed SS Alcides Escobar, retroactive to April 29, on the 7-day concussion disabled list.

    Advice: Escobar was injured on Wednesday when he was hit in the cheek with a Danny Salazar fastball. Royals manager Ned Yost said the results of the shortstop's concussions tests aren't back yet, but the skipper revealed that Escobar isn't 100 percent yet and the club doesn't want to take any chances. Orlando Calixte will be recalled, while Christian Colon will handle shortstop while Escobar is sidelined.
    Friday, 1:59 pm
    7-Day DL
  • 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
    15-Day DL
  • Hardy (shoulder) could begin rehab on Monday
    J.J. Hardy (shoulder) could begin a rehab assignment on Monday.

    Advice: Hardy will be cleared for the rehab assignment if he can get through batting practice on Friday, Saturday and Sunday without any issues. The shortstop is expected to need 3-4 rehab games before being activated from the disabled list, putting him in line for a return sometime next week if all goes well.
    Friday, 1:43 pm
    15-Day DL
  • Alcides Escobar (cheek) sitting again Friday
    Alcides Escobar (cheek) remains out of the Royals' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Escobar has now missed two starts after being hit in the cheek with a Danny Salazar fastball on Wednesday. The Royals are hopeful that he'll be ready to return to the lineup at some point over the weekend. Christian Colon is at shortstop again in Escobar's place.
    Friday, 1:39 pm
    7-Day DL
  • 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
    4:10 pm @Bos
  • Robertson hits three doubles
    Rays prospect SS Daniel Robertson went 4-for-5 with three doubles on Thursday for Double-A Montgomery.

    Advice: He also drew a walk and drove in a run in what was his third multi-hit performance in the last five games. The 21-year-old shortstop is batting .273/.367/.403 with eight extra-base hits through 19 games in his first taste of the Double-A level. Acquired from the A’s during the offseason, Robertson enjoyed a breakout 2014 season in the High-A California League, slashing .310/.402/.471 with 15 homers and 60 RBI. He also walked 72 times against 94 strikeouts and posted an 83% contact rate. The Rays have a crop of impressive shortstop prospects in their farm system, but Robertson is the best of the bunch. That said, he's unlikely to reach the major leagues before 2016.
    Friday, 10:46 am
    Not Active
    4:10 pm @Bos
  • Sano hits home run No. 4
    Twins prospect 3B Miguel Sano went 1-for-3 with a solo home run on Thursday for Double-A Chattanooga.

    Advice: The dinger was Sano’s fourth with Chattanooga, but he’s batting just .159/.303/.381 through 18 games. The 21-year-old slugger missed the entire 2014 season due to Tommy John surgery and then logged just seven at-bats during spring training, so it’s not surprising that he’s off to a slow start in the Southern League. Sano should eventually settle in after the long layoff, and the Twins have every reason to make sure he gets back on track in the high minors. It’s still a possibility Sano will reach the major leagues this season, although a debut sometime in 2016 probably is more realistic.
    Friday, 10:34 am
    Player Note
    Miguel Sano Min - 3B,SS
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    5:10 pm vs Oak
  • Seager promoted to Triple-A
    Dodgers prospect SS Corey Seager has been promoted to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

    Advice: Seager made the most of his final game with Double-A Tulsa on Thursday, as he launched his fifth home run of the season before getting pulled in the bottom of the fourth inning. Through 19 games in the Texas League, the 21-year-old was batting .375/.407/.675 with five home runs, seven doubles and 15 RBI. Seager will now head to Triple-A Oklahoma City where he’ll likely see time at both shortstop and third base, with the latter position representing his clearest route to the major leagues. Before the promotion, Seager appeared in 15 games at shortstop and four at third base. The Dodgers’ top prospect appears to be on the fast track to the major leagues and could arrive sooner than expected.
    Friday, 9:15 am
    Not Active
    4:20 pm @Mil
  • Ian Desmond goes hitless in sixth straight
    Ian Desmond went hitless in a sixth straight game Thursday, going 0-for-3 with a walk.

    Advice: When Desmond was on his early error binge, at least it wasn't carrying over to his hitting. Now, though, the glove has come back but the offense has vanished, with his average dropping from .294 to .217 during his hitless streak. He's also finishing April with just one homer and five RBI. He's still one of the better bets at shortstop going forward, but he's probably not going to be quite what he was last year.
    Thursday, 7:33 pm
  • Escobar (cheek) hopes to return soon
    Alcides Escobar (cheek) hopes to return to the starting lineup on Friday or Saturday.

    Advice: Escobar was hit in the head by a fastball from Danny Salazar on Wednesday, but he was fortunate enough to walk away with a left cheek contusion and apparently no concussion symptoms. Consider him day-to-day for now.
    Thursday, 1:52 pm
    7-Day DL
  • Javier Baez debuting at AAA Iowa Thursday
    Javier Baez (family) will make his 2015 debut for the Triple-A Iowa Cubs on Thursday night.

    Advice: Baez was excused from Triple-A Iowa on April 9 following the death of his 21-year-old sister Noely. The top infield prospect will play second base and bat third in his debut Thursday. He's pretty buried on the Cubs' depth chart now, so it's hard to figure when Baez might return to the major league level.
    Thursday, 12:50 pm
    Not Active
    5:15 pm @StL
  • Peralta getting day off Thursday vs. Phillies
    Jhonny Peralta is not in the Cardinals' starting lineup Thursday afternoon versus the Phillies.

    Advice: Pete Kozma will start at shortstop and bat eighth against Phillies right-hander David Buchanan. This is just a day of maintenance for Peralta, who had started each of the Cardinals' first 20 games. He's batting .316/.349/.468 with two home runs and 11 RBI.
    Thursday, 8:11 am
  • Semien continues to rake in loss to Angels
    Marcus Semien went 3-for-4 with a a pair of doubles and two runs scored Wednesday in a loss to the Angels.

    Advice: Semien has made a good first impression with his new club, slashing .298/.337/.476 and earning more at-bats in either the leadoff or No. 2 hole. The 24-year-old shortstop could turn into a nice fantasy piece with eligibility at second base, third base and his new home of shortstop.
    Wednesday, 10:13 pm
    Player Note
    Marcus Semien Oak - 2B,3B,SS
    5:10 pm @Min
  • Kang makes presence felt with a big game
    Jung Ho Kang went 3-for-4 with an RBI single, an RBI double, and a stolen base to help the Pirates earn a win against the Cubs on Wednesday.

    Advice: Kang hadn't done much in his limited amount of playing time, registering only four hits (three of which were singles) in 24 plate appearances entering Wednesday's game. He tied the game at 1-1 with a fourth-inning single, then padded the Cubs' lead to 7-1 with a ninth-inning double. The performance brings Kang's triple-slash line up to a more respectable .269/.310/.346 with six RBI.
    Wednesday, 8:13 pm
  • Escobar leaves with left cheek contusion
    Alcides Escobar left Wednesday's game with a left cheek contusion.

    Advice: Escobar is also being tested for a concussion after he was hit in the head by a Danny Salazar fastball. He'll likely be out a few days, depending on the swelling and results of the concussion tests, and he's got a real shot at hitting the disabled list.
    Wednesday, 5:44 pm
    7-Day DL
  • Alcides Escobar exits after being hit in head
    Alcides Escobar left Wednesday's game against the Indians after being hit in the head by a pitch.

    Advice: Escobar got hit by a 96 mph fastball from Danny Salazar, a scary scene. Escobar sat up and was able to walk off on his own, which is a good sign. Hopefully the accidental pitch by Salazar won't set off another war between the Royals and an American League club. Christian Colon took Escobar's place at shortstop Wednesday.
    Wednesday, 4:37 pm
    7-Day DL
  • Hardy (shoulder) hopes to begin rehab soon
    J.J. Hardy (shoulder) will take dry swings and hit off a tee on Wednesday.

    Advice: Hardy will travel with the Orioles to Tampa this weekend and hopes to begin a rehab assignment early next week. He's expected to need 3-4 rehab games before being activated from the disabled list, putting him in line for a return sometime next week if all goes well.
    Wednesday, 8:29 am
    15-Day DL
  • 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
    15-Day DL
  • Galvis has another three-hit night vs. Cards
    Freddy Galvis enjoyed another three-hit outing Tuesday, finishing 3-for-4 with two runs scored in a loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: The loss wasn't any fault of Galvis', as he continues to collect multi-hit games -- Tuesday's effort was his third three-hit game in the past five games. The performance raised his line to .368/.411/.456 with eight RBI and nine runs scored. Galvis has split time between the No. 2 spot and the No. 8 spot, where he hit Tuesday, and Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg may have no choice but to keep Galvis in a run-producing spot near the top of the lineup with how he's hitting of late.
    Tuesday, 9:28 pm
  • 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
    4:20 pm @Mil
  • Iglesias homers to help Tigers eke out a win
    Jose Iglesias went 3-for-5 with a triple and a solo home run as the Tigers narrowly beat the Twins on Monday.

    Advice: Iglesias sent a Tommy Milone offering over the fence in left field in the first inning to give the Tigers an early 1-0 lead. He also tripled to lead off the seventh inning but was stranded. Though his numbers had been tapering off recently, Iglesias maintains a superb .397/.449/.540 triple-slash line with one home run, three RBI, and five stolen bases.
    Monday, 8:35 pm
  • Segura plates three runs in a losing effort
    Jean Segura knocked in three of the Brewers' four runs on Monday in a losing effort versus the Reds.

    Advice: Segura finished 2-for-5 on the night. He plated the Brewers' first run in the third inning with a single, then added his team's final two runs with another single in the ninth inning. Segura hasn't hit for much power but has otherwise performed well, batting .312/.338/.403 with eight RBI and three stolen bases.
    Monday, 7:52 pm
  • 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.
    Monday, 7:39 am
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Bos
  • Corey Seager cranks a pair of homers
    Dodgers prospect Corey Seager belted a pair of homers Saturday for Double-A Tulsa.

    Advice: The 20-year-old has impressed at every level, hitting .320 across 1,082 minor league at-bats. Seager doesn't walk much (just two free passes this season), but that approach hasn't hindered his success. His .433 average this season leads all Texas League hitters. Seager doesn't have anything left to prove at Double-A and should be headed to Triple-A Oklahoma City shortly.
    Apr 26, 12:42 pm
    Not Active
    4:20 pm @Mil
  • Hardy (shoulder) needs 3-4 rehab games
    J.J. Hardy (shoulder) will need at least 3-4 rehab games before being activated from the disabled list.

    Advice: He'll rest until Wednesday after being given a cortisone injection in his ailing left shoulder Saturday, so that means Hardy won't be activated until next weekend in a best-case scenario. Everth Cabrera will continue to fill in at shortstop for the Orioles.
    Apr 26, 9:09 am
    15-Day DL
  • Tulowitzki hits home run in loss to Giants
    Troy Tulowitzki hit a solo home run in Saturday's 11-inning loss to the Giants.

    Advice: The home run was Tulowitzki's second of the season and gave him nine RBI. He also added a single to finish the game 2-for-5. While his .303/.309/.530 slash-line is impressive in its own right (though his lack of walks is somewhat odd), owners should be even more pleased that Tulo's showing no ill-effect or discomfort from last year's hip surgery. If he can stay healthy, his bat remains one of the best in the game.
    Apr 25, 9:21 pm
  • J.J. Hardy receives a shoulder injection
    J.J. Hardy was given a shoulder injection on Saturday.

    Advice: He'll rest up for a few days before testing his shoulder again on Wednesday. Hardy was originally expected to be back at the end of the month, but that's no longer an option. We won't know how close Hardy is until he begins a rehab assignment. Everth Cabrera has been filling in at shortstop for the Orioles.
    Apr 25, 7:52 pm
    15-Day DL
  • Peralta goes 3-for-4 with home run in win
    Jhonny Peralta hit a solo home run and went 3-for-4 in Friday's game against the Brewers.

    Advice: Peralta launched the solo home run off of Matt Garza in the sixth inning. The big game jumped his batting line up to .317/.344/.500. All was not roses for the shortstop, as he did commit an error in the field. Such things do not lead to runs when you're playing the Brewers, though, and the Cardinals still came away with a 3-0 win.
    Apr 24, 11:35 pm
  • Segura notches two hits in loss to Cardinals
    Jean Segura went 2-for-4 in Friday's loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: Segura had two singles in the game and is now slashing .302/.333/.398. The Brewers, as a team, managed just five hits. While Segura's putting up decent stats, there's only so much that a relatively light-hitting shortstop can do when everybody around him is struggling. To wit, Segura and Adam Lind are the only two regulars currently hitting over .246.
    Apr 24, 11:12 pm
  • Marcus Semien goes 2-for-5, homers
    Making his first start in the leadoff spot, Marcus Semien went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer Friday against the Astros.

    Advice: With Sam Fuld on the bench, it's the first time this year that Semien has batted higher than eighth. He'll probably return to the bottom of the order on Saturday, but it's possible he could get a long look in the two hole if he continues hitting. He has six hits in his last three games, raising his average to .279.
    Apr 24, 10:51 pm
    Player Note
    Marcus Semien Oak - 2B,3B,SS
    5:10 pm @Min
  • Troy Tulowitzki absent from Friday's lineup
    Troy Tulowitzki is not in the Rockies' lineup Friday.

    Advice: It appears to just be a day of rest. Daniel Descalso is starting at shortstop Friday in Tulowitzki's place.
    Apr 24, 1:20 pm
  • Orlando Calixte optioned to Triple-A
    Royals optioned INF Orlando Calixte to Triple-A Omaha.

    Advice: He received just two at-bats in his week up with the big club. Brandon Finnegan has replaced Calixte on the active roster.
    Apr 24, 12:26 pm
  • Ryan Flaherty (groin) placed on disabled list
    Orioles placed INF Ryan Flaherty on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 23, with a strained right groin.

    Advice: Flaherty thinks he'll be ready to play in a week or so, but Baltimore couldn't afford to wait. With J.J. Hardy (shoulder) and Jonathan Schoop (knee) also out, the O's will roll with Everth Cabrera at shortstop and Jimmy Paredes and Rey Navarro at second base for a while.
    Apr 24, 11:46 am
    15-Day DL
  • Corey Seager playing some 3B at Double-A
    Dodgers infield prospect Corey Seager has been playing some third base at Double-A Tulsa.

    Advice: He's played there twice so far this season and president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman expects to see Seager at the hot corner "roughly once a week." Although the consensus among scouts is that the 6-foot-4, 215-pounder will eventually move to third base, the Dodgers aren't ready to push Seager off shortstop yet. "The idea is at some point, whether it’s this year or next year, to the extent that we have an injury and he’s our best option if he’s only played shortstop, that obviously limits him to an injury happening at that one position," Friedman said. "Giving him reps at another position only helps him and helps us." Ranked by Baseball America as the No. 5 prospect in the game, Seager is hitting .423/.436/.654 with two homers in his first 13 games for Tulsa and should be promoted to Triple-A Oklahoma City before long.
    Apr 24, 6:19 am
    Not Active
    4:20 pm @Mil
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