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  • Dodgers' Ravin gets 80-game PED suspension
    Dodgers right-hander Josh Ravin has been suspended 80 games without pay after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance.

    Advice: The story was first reported by Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports. Ravin tested positive for Growth Hormone Releasing Peptide 2. The 28-year-old was already on the 60-day disabled list after breaking his left (non-throwing) arm in a car accident during spring training. He's the third player to receive a PED suspension in the past two weeks, joining Dee Gordon and Chris Colabello. 50 minutes ago
  • Report: Angels to attend Lincecum's showcase
    Alden Gonzalez of reports that the Angels will attend Tim Lincecum's showcase on Friday in Arizona.

    Advice: The Angels are expected to be one of around 20 teams in attendance. It's worth a shot to at least take a look, as the club could use the rotation depth. C.J. Wilson (shoulder), Tyler Skaggs (elbow, shoulder), and Andrew Heaney (forearm) are all on the disabled list while Matt Shoemaker was recently demoted after posting a 9.15 ERA over five starts. 59 minutes ago
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  • Padres designate LHP Kirkman for assignment
    Padres designated LHP Michael Kirkman for assignment.

    Advice: The move clears a spot for Alex Dickerson on the active roster. Kirkman was called up last week and allowed four runs on six hits over 1 1/3 innings in his lone appearance. Today, 3:09 pm
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  • Glen Perkins still strengthening shoulder
    Glen Perkins is still focused on strengthening his shoulder.

    Advice: In other words, he hasn't resumed throwing, so there's really no news since the most recent update on him. He's still quite a ways off from rejoining the Twins' bullpen. Kevin Jepsen will continue to hold down the closer role for now. Today, 2:41 pm
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    5:10 pm @Hou
  • Gibson (shoulder) begins throwing
    Kyle Gibson (shoulder) has begun some light throwing.

    Advice: Gibson hasn't pitched since April 22 due to a right shoulder sprain. He still has some hurdles to cross, but a return in mid-May appears within reach. Today, 2:39 pm
    15-Day DL
    5:10 pm @Hou
  • McCullers (shoulder) throws ext. spring game
    Lance McCullers (shoulder) threw 62 pitches over 4 2/3 innings Monday in an extended spring training game.

    Advice: McCullers will still have to make it through a bullpen session, but the expectation is that he'll resume a minor league rehab assignment on Saturday. It's unclear how many starts he'll need before joining the Astros. His rehab from shoulder discomfort already had to be put on hold once. Today, 2:23 pm
    15-Day DL
    5:10 pm vs Min
  • Devenski to start Thursday vs. Mariners
    Chris Devenski will start Thursday against the Mariners.

    Advice: Devenski made his major league debut Saturday against the Athletics and gave up two runs over five innings. The Astros made no promises beyond that, but the performance was enough for him to keep a rotation spot over Scott Feldman in the short-term. He's worth keeping around in AL-only leagues for now. Today, 2:12 pm
  • Hochevar (elbow) to play catch Monday
    Luke Hochevar (elbow) will play catch Monday afternoon.

    Advice: Hochevar was unavailable Sunday due to elbow tightness, but the Royals aren't concerned. Assuming his arm feels good, there's a chance he could be ready Monday. Today, 2:00 pm
  • Santana (back) to throw sim. game Tuesday
    Ervin Santana (back) is scheduled to throw 30 pitches in a simulated game on Tuesday.

    Advice: Santana landed on the disabled list late last month with a lower back strain, but he made it through a bullpen session on Sunday with no issues. If all goes well on Tuesday, the plan calls for him to be activated this Saturday versus the White Sox. Today, 1:53 pm
    15-Day DL
    5:10 pm @Hou
  • Homer Bailey (elbow) shut down for a few days
    Homer Bailey (elbow) said Monday that he expects to be shut down for 5-7 days.

    Advice: Bailey got roughed up in his most recent minor league rehab start last Tuesday and it was revealed on Sunday that he suffered a slight setback. It's not believed to be serious, so the Reds are hoping that a few days of rest will get him back on track. Bailey was previously expected to rejoin the Reds by mid-May, but his timetable is up in the air right now. Today, 1:03 pm
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  • Darvish (elbow) to make next rehab start Fri.
    Yu Darvish (elbow) will make his next rehab start Friday with Triple-A Round Rock.

    Advice: He'll go three innings, or around 45 pitches. Darvish was excellent in his rehab debut this weekend with Double-A Frisco, striking out two batters over two hitless innings. He's on track to join the Rangers' starting rotation around the end of May. The ace right-hander is 14 months removed from Tommy John surgery. Today, 12:40 pm
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  • Mariners outright Joe Wieland to Triple-A
    Mariners sent RHP Joe Wieland outright to Triple-A Tacoma.

    Advice: Wieland had surrendered 36 hits and 31 runs (25 earned) over 13 innings this season at the Triple-A level. The right-hander is now off the Mariners' 40-man roster. Today, 12:28 pm
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  • Braden Shipley cruises over six shutout innings
    Diamondbacks RHP prospect Braden Shipley spun six shutout frames Sunday for Triple-A Reno.

    Advice: Reno didn't score until the 12th inning, forcing Shipley to settle for a no-decision. Shipley was firing on all cylinders Sunday with five strikeouts and only two walks. Both of those free passes came in the sixth inning. 67 of his 104 pitches went for strikes. The right-hander hasn't allowed a run in his last two starts, though he doesn't have a win to show for it. Today, 11:59 am
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  • Glasnow fires five scoreless innings Sunday
    Pirates OF prospect Tyler Glasnow hurled five shutout innings Sunday in a win for Triple-A Indianapolis.

    Advice: Glasnow had to work hard in this one. Though he only allowed two hits, Glasnow struggled with his control all day while handing out a season-high five walks. He countered that by tallying seven strikeouts. The top prospect has won his last two starts and has limited opponents to a dismal .187 average in 91 at-bats this season. The 22-year-old is creeping closer to his big league debut, which could occur any month now. Today, 11:51 am
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  • Britton (ankle) expects to pitch again soon
    Zach Britton (ankle) expects to be available out of the Orioles' bullpen within the next few days.

    Advice: Britton sprained his left ankle Saturday while trying to field an Adam Eaton bunt. X-rays turned up negative and he told reporters Monday that he's already feeling much better. He should return at some point this week. Today, 11:44 am
  • Marlins option LHP Cody Ege to AAA NOLA
    Marlins optioned LHP Cody Ege to Triple-A New Orleans.

    Advice: Ege allowed four earned runs and eight hits in three innings of relief during a shorty stay at the major league level. He wasn't having much success in NOLA either. Today, 11:10 am
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  • O's prospect Harvey will have hernia surgery
    Hunter Harvey needs surgery for a sports hernia and will be sidelined the next 4-6 weeks.

    Advice: Harvey visited a specialist in Philadelphia on Monday after experiencing renewed groin discomfort. It's something he's been dealing with since late March. The former top prospect missed the entire 2015 season with a broken leg and elbow troubles, and he was shut down early in 2014. Baltimore's front office is hopeful Harvey can begin pitching in minor league games around July 1. He has impressive pro numbers, but the star is fading. Today, 11:05 am
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  • Nesbitt (ankle) set for rehab assignment
    Angel Nesbitt (ankle) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment Monday with High-A Lakeland.

    Advice: Nesbitt landed on the disabled list just before Opening Day after suffering a severe ankle sprain in mid-March. He could be an option for the Tigers' bullpen by the end of the week. The right-hander registered a 5.40 ERA over his first 21 2/3 major league innings in 2015. Today, 10:47 am
    15-Day DL
  • Giants option Steven Okert back to AAA
    Giants optioned LHP Steven Okert to Triple-A Sacramento.

    Advice: Okert allowed four earned runs in 5 2/3 innings out of the San Francisco 'pen. Mac Williamson took his place on the roster ahead of Monday's series opener in Cincinnati. Today, 9:57 am
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  • Braves recall Folty for Monday start vs. NYM
    Braves recalled RHP Mike Foltynewicz from Triple-A Gwinnett.

    Advice: Folty will start against the Mets on Monday and could stick around for a while if things go well. He was sporting a 2.05 ERA in four starts this season, though it has come with a rough 5.7 BB/9 (or 14 walks in 22 innings). His ongoing control issues make him a poor fantasy streaming bet against a good Mets offense. Today, 7:12 am
  • Braves option John Gant to AAA Gwinnett
    Braves optioned RHP John Gant to Triple-A Gwinnett.

    Advice: Gant has already been up and down a couple times this year. He owns a 7.04 ERA in 7 2/3 innings. Today, 7:07 am
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  • Hamels allows four runs over five innings
    Cole Hamels allowed four earned runs over five innings Sunday in the Rangers' loss to the Angels.

    Advice: Hamels was scratched from his last turn in the Texas rotation due to soreness in his left groin and he had his worst start of the season in his return Sunday. The left-hander walked four and gave up seven hits to a struggling Anaheim offense, watching his season ERA rise from 2.52 to 3.30. Hamels should be better prepared physically for his next turn on the road against the Marlins. Today, 5:46 am
  • Tim Lincecum to host showcase on Friday
    Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports that Tim Lincecum will finally hold his long-awaited showcase for interested teams on Friday in Scottsdale, Arizona.

    Advice: At least 20 teams have expressed interest in attending the showcase at one point or another to see what the two-time National League Cy Young award winner has left in the tank. The 31-year-old has reportedly been throwing in the 90-91 mph range. With so many teams starved for rotation help, he shouldn't have much difficulty landing a job. Yesterday, 3:20 pm
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  • Foltynewicz will start for Braves on Monday
    Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez confirmed Sunday that Mike Foltynewicz will be recalled from Triple-A to start on Monday.

    Advice: The Braves could have opted to skip the spot in the rotation after Saturday's rainout, but they'll stick with the plan to recall the young right-hander instead. Foltynewicz owns a 2.05 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 20/14 K/BB ratio over 22 innings this season at Triple-A Gwinnett. Yesterday, 3:03 pm
  • Darvish looks electric in first rehab outing
    Yu Darvish (elbow) looked electric in his first minor league rehab start, striking out a pair over two hitless innings at Double-A Frisco.

    Advice: Darvish walked one in the outing, throwing a total of 32 pitches. He had good life on his fastball, hitting as high as 97 mph on the radar gun, and also was able to command his sharp breaking ball. He's on track for a return to the Rangers rotation at some point in May. Yesterday, 2:52 pm
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  • Zach Britton (ankle) to undergo MRI on Monday
    Zach Britton will undergo an MRI exam on his injured ankle on Monday.

    Advice: X-rays came back negative on Sunday, but the O's want to make sure there isn't any structural damage. As long as the results come back as expected, Britton could avoid a trip to the disabled list and only miss a couple of days. Darren O'Day is the most likely candidate to see save chances in his absence. Yesterday, 2:18 pm
  • Stroman sizzles with nine strikeouts vs Rays
    Marcus Stroman was superb in Sunday's 5-1 win over the Rays, yielding one run on three hits over eight innings.

    Advice: Well, that's one way to celebrate a birthday. Stroman turned 25 on Sunday and with the win, the birthday boy improved to 4-0 on the young season. He struck out nine against two walks, throwing 103 pitches (65 strikes) over the course of his eight innings of work. Only an Evan Longoria solo home run in the sixth inning prevented him from the shutout. With the superlative outing under his belt, Stroman will take a 3.77 ERA and 0.95 WHIP into his next scheduled start. That one will come against the Dodgers. Yesterday, 12:54 pm
  • C.J. Wilson moved to 60-day DL
    Angels transferred LHP C.J. Wilson from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for the addition of Shane Robinson. Wilson is rehabbing a shoulder issue and isn't expected back until mid-June. Yesterday, 10:01 am
    60-Day DL
  • Michael Foltynewicz could still start Monday
    Michael Foltynewicz could still start on Monday versus the Mets.

    Advice: The assumption had been following Saturday's rainout that the Braves would just go with Matt Wisler, but it appears Foltynewicz might still be the guy. The Braves will officially announce Monday's start later Sunday. Yesterday, 9:39 am
  • Homer Bailey (elbow) has 'slight setback'
    Reds manager Bryan Price revealed Sunday that Homer Bailey (elbow) has suffered a "slight setback."

    Advice: The club doesn't think it's serious, although it's unclear how long this might delay Bailey's return. The Reds are also dealing with a setback for Anthony DeSclafani (oblique) and a shoulder injury to Raisel Iglesias. Bailey had been expected back by mid-May. Yesterday, 8:23 am
    15-Day DL
    Bot 1, 0-0 vs SF
  • X-rays on Zach Britton's ankle are negative
    X-rays on Zach Britton's left ankle came back negative.

    Advice: Britton is using crutches and in a soft boot on Sunday, but he's feeling much better and expects to avoid the disabled list. The closer still figures to be unavailable for a few games, which means Darren O'Day or possibly Brad Brach or Mychal Givens could receive some save chances. Yesterday, 7:53 am
  • Adam Morgan showing better velocity
    Adam Morgan's average fastball was clocked at 90.8 mph during Friday's start against the Indians.

    Advice: That's up almost a full two mph from last season. Morgan is now two years removed from shoulder surgery and it appears he's beginning to regain his old velocity. "Everything is good, and that's what I'm excited about. Everything has been progressing phenomenally," Morgan said. "It's a good sign, for sure. I'm feeling good, and it gives me confidence." Morgan's upside still isn't all that high even with the better velocity, but he could carve out some NL-only value. Yesterday, 7:44 am
  • Michael Foltynewicz won't start on Monday
    The Braves could choose to skip their fifth starter until May 9 following Saturday's rainout.

    Advice: Michael Foltynewicz had been set to replace Bud Norris in the rotation on Monday, but the club will now just push Julio Teheran and Matt Wisler back a day following the rainout. It's bad luck for Foltynewicz, although he should get his shot soon enough. Yesterday, 5:51 am
  • Zach Britton leaves with a sprained left ankle
    Zach Britton exited Saturday's game against the White Sox with a sprained left ankle.

    Advice: He limped off in the ninth inning after trying to field a bunt by Adam Eaton, who reached on an infield single. Britton tried to flip the ball with his glove but couldn't connect with first baseman Chris Davis. He was later charged with a run when Vance Worley allowed the inherited runner to score. Manager Buck Showalter said Britton will be re-evaluated on Sunday before more is known. Darren O'Day would likely take over the closer role if Britton ends up missing significant time. Saturday, 8:30 pm
  • Devenski limits A's to two runs in spot start
    Chris Devenski allowed two runs over five innings in a loss to the A's on Saturday.

    Advice: Making a spot start, the right-hander gave up five hits and three walks while striking out four. He had been stellar coming out of the Astros' pen prior to Saturday's start, owning a 0.66 ERA, 0.87 WHIP and 12/1 K/BB ratio over 13 2/3 relief innings. He'll return to being a crack member of the Astros bullpen. Saturday, 3:39 pm
  • Ervin Santana (back) plays catch on Saturday
    Ervin Santana (back) played catch and worked on his mechanics Saturday.

    Advice: He's expected to follow the same routine Sunday before throwing a bullpen session on Tuesday. Santana is eligible to come off the disabled list Friday against the White Sox. That might be a tad optimistic but Santana seems to be moving in the right direction. Saturday, 3:02 pm
    15-Day DL
    5:10 pm @Hou
  • Hunter Harvey (groin) to see specialist Monday
    Hunter Harvey will see a specialist Monday in Philadelphia after feeling renewed groin discomfort.

    Advice: Doctors will determine whether he needs sports hernia surgery. "The groin’s just not healing like it should," said manager Buck Showalter. "He’s had plenty of time" Hernia surgery usually requires a 4-6 week recovery. The top prospect missed all of last season while battling elbow issues. Saturday, 2:06 pm
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  • Morgan goes five innings in no-decision
    Adam Morgan allowed three runs over five innings Friday in a no-decision against the Indians.

    Advice: He struck out a career-high seven batters and walked just one. Morgan, who was called up this week to replace the injured Charlie Morton, held the Indians scoreless before giving up an RBI single to Rajai Davis and a two-run homer to Jason Kipnis in his final inning of work. While things fell apart for him in the end, the Phillies have to be happy with what they saw. Morgan could carve out some NL-only value in Philadelphia’s rotation. Friday, 7:56 pm
  • Zach Britton secures sixth save on Friday
    Zach Britton worked a scoreless ninth inning against the White Sox on Friday to secure his sixth save of the season.

    Advice: Britton retired all three hitters that he faced in order, one of them via the strikeout, to protect a three-run advantage. He now boasts a 1.93 ERA, 0.75 WHIP and 11/2 K/BB ratio through 9 1/3 innings while making good on all six of his save opportunities. Friday, 7:28 pm
  • Glen Perkins (shoulder) not close to throwing
    Twins manager Paul Molitor said Friday that there have been no indications that Glen Perkins (shoulder) is close to resuming a throwing program.

    Advice: When Perkins went on the disabled list a couple weeks ago, the Twins expressed hope that he could be ready to return when he's eligible or shortly after. Obviously that turned out to be wishful thinking. Perkins has felt improvement with his left shoulder, but obviously he's a ways away from a return. Kevin Jepsen will continue to close while Perkins is out. Friday, 2:43 pm
    15-Day DL
    5:10 pm @Hou
  • Ervin Santana (back) to throw Saturday
    Ervin Santana (back) will throw on flat ground Saturday.

    Advice: It will be the first time he's thrown since landing on the disabled list with a lower back strain. The hope is that Santana won't be on the DL long, although obviously he's not terribly close to a return. Friday, 2:40 pm
    15-Day DL
    5:10 pm @Hou
  • Michael Foltynewicz likely to start Monday
    Michael Foltynewicz is expected to start for the Braves on Monday versus the Mets.

    Advice: He's expected to take the rotation spot of Bud Norris, who is headed to the bullpen. Tyrell Jenkins was also mentioned as a possibility to take Norris' spot, but it appears the duty will fall to Foltynewicz. The hard-throwing right-hander holds a 2.05 ERA and 20/14 K/BB ratio across 22 frames for Triple-A Gwinnett this season. He'll likely provide strikeouts but not much else for fantasy owners. Friday, 11:33 am
  • Adam Morgan recalled from Triple-A
    Phillies recalled LHP Adam Morgan from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

    Advice: Morgan will start on Friday against Cleveland, taking the rotation spot of Charlie Morton (hamstring). The left-hander held a 3.57 ERA in his first three starts for Lehigh Valley but isn't a strong fantasy option. Friday, 11:17 am
  • Lincecum could have showcase next week
    MLB Network's Jon Heyman reports that Tim Lincecum could have a showcase for teams next week.

    Advice: We've been waiting for said showcase for months now, but 20 teams are expected to be in attendance whenever it finally takes place. Heyman hears that Lincecum was "consistently" in the 90-91 mph range on Monday and is likely to throw again this weekend. The 31-year-old is coming off hip surgery and had a 4.13 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, and 60/38 K/BB ratio in 76 1/3 innings last season for the Giants. It's tough to have high expectations at this point. Friday, 10:24 am
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  • Harvey (groin) throws in ext. spring training
    Hunter Harvey (groin) tossed two innings Thursday in extended spring training.

    Advice: Harvey recently had a setback with a groin injury, but the Orioles are now hoping that he'll be able to join a minor league affiliate soon. The 21-year-old is one of the team's top prospects, but he missed all of last season with forearm and elbow issues. Thursday, 1:44 pm
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  • Britton locks down fifth save of the year
    Zach Britton worked around a two-out RBI single to the Rays' Steve Pearce in Wednesday's 3-1 win, locking down his fifth save of the year.

    Advice: Britton has been so dominant over the past three years that his current 2.16 ERA would be higher than any of his full-season ERAs since 2013. The lefty has 10 strikeouts in 8 1/3 innings and remains one of the premier closers in Major League Baseball. Wednesday, 7:27 pm
  • Hamels (groin) set for Sunday start vs LAA
    Cole Hamels (groin) will start against the Angels on Sunday.

    Advice: Hamels was scratched from a scheduled Monday start against the Yankees due to left groin soreness. He threw a 26-pitch bullpen that same day and felt good. Then, on Wednesday, the 32-year-old southpaw threw another problem-free bullpen. "Felt free and easy, nothing holding me back," Hamels said, adding, "If it was later [in the season], I don’t think we would have taken this sort of precaution. I probably would just bite the bullet and fight through it." Wednesday, 6:36 pm
  • C.J. Wilson (shoulder) eyeing June return
    C.J. Wilson (shoulder) is hoping to return to the major league rotation in mid-June.

    Advice: Wilson was placed on the 15-day disabled list with left shoulder inflammation at the beginning of April. He was cleared to begin a throwing program shortly after and a schedule has been laid out for his eventual return. Wilson is set to throw his first bullpen on May 9, with a May 18 simulated game scheduled to follow. If he can stay on this schedule without a setback, his first minor league rehab contest would fall on May 23 or thereabouts. Because these dates are being thrown out so far in advance, they are subject to change. Wednesday, 5:38 pm
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  • Braves recall John Gant from Triple-A
    Braves recalled RHP John Gant from Triple-A Gwinnett.

    Advice: Gant saw action in three games with the Braves earlier in April. That didn't go so hot, as the 23-year-old right-hander surrendered four runs (including two homers) in just three innings. He could see low-leverage action now that he is back with the major league club, but don't expect any fantasy relevance. Ryan Weber was optioned down to Triple-A to make room for Gant on the 40-man roster. Wednesday, 3:11 pm
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  • Yu Darvish (elbow) to begin rehab on Sunday
    Yu Darvish (elbow) will begin his rehab assignment by throwing two innings or 30 pitches at Double-A Frisco on Sunday.

    Advice: Two innings or 30 pitches, whichever mark happens to pass first for Darvish. He has been throwing live batting practice sessions and bullpens as he works his way back from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery. The ace could potentially return to the Rangers' rotation by the end of May. Wednesday, 1:44 pm
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  • Shipley racks up season-high eight strikeouts
    Diamondbacks RHP prospect Braden Shipley scattered three hits and one walk over seven shutout innings Tuesday for Triple-A Reno.

    Advice: Relievers Silvino Bracho and Scott Rice coughed up a three-run lead in the eighth inning, forcing Shipley to settle for a no-decision. The 24-year-old collected a season-high eight strikeouts while lowering his ERA from 5.71 to 4.07. 64 of his season-high 107 pitches went for strikes. Opponents are still hitting .266 for the year against Shipley, but Tuesday's gem could be a sign that he's ready to turn a corner. Wednesday, 11:13 am
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  • Glasnow whiffs 11 over six scoreless at AAA
    Pirates prospect Tyler Glasnow struck out 11 batters while allowing just two hits and a walk over six scoreless innings Tuesday night at Triple-A Indianapolis.

    Advice: Another dominant outing from the 22-year-old right-hander, who boasts a 2.57 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, and 30/7 K/BB ratio over 21 innings (four starts) this season at Triple-A. The young right-hander should become an option for the Pirates' starting rotation sometime in June, after the Super Two cutoff has passed. And it's possible an injury could force the Bucs' hand. Glasnow has been excellent at every level of the minors since being drafted out of high school in 2011 and should be stashed in most standard fantasy leagues. Pittsburgh has proven to be a very comfortable environment for pitchers of all kind. Wednesday, 8:51 am
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  • Homer Bailey goes four innings at Double-A
    Homer Bailey (elbow) yielded five runs -- one earned -- over four innings Tuesday in a rehab start with Double-A Pensacola.

    Advice: Pensacola's fielders made five errors behind him. Bailey did give up six hits and he also walked two. He is on his way back from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery and will make several more minor league starts before becoming an option for the Reds' starting rotation. This was only his second rehab appearance. Tuesday, 6:09 pm
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  • McCullers (shoulder) set for ext. spring game
    Lance McCullers (shoulder) will pitch in an extended spring training game on Wednesday.

    Advice: McCullers has been battling shoulder discomfort since mid-March and had to halt a rehab assignment two weeks ago after one three-inning outing at Double-A Corpus Christi. He'll probably make two or three appearances at extended spring training before trying to return to the minor league ranks. He won't be an option for the Astros' rotation until mid-to-late May. Tuesday, 5:57 pm
    15-Day DL
    5:10 pm vs Min
  • Chris Devenski to make spot start Saturday
    Chris Devenski will make a spot start for the Astros on Saturday in Oakland.

    Advice: Devenski has registered an impressive 0.66 ERA, 0.878 WHIP, and 12/1 K/BB ratio in 13 2/3 innings this season out of the Astros' bullpen, but he probably won't be able to go very deep against the A's and he makes for a poor fantasy streaming option in standard leagues. Tuesday, 5:02 pm
  • Padres add Michael Kirkman to bullpen
    Padres purchased the contract of LHP Michael Kirkman from Triple-A El Paso.

    Advice: Kirkman will join the Padres' bullpen on Tuesday. The left-hander is obviously not fantasy-relevant. Tuesday, 3:52 pm
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  • Twins place Santana, Gibson on disabled list
    Twins placed RHP Ervin Santana on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain.

    Advice: Santana had to be scratched from his scheduled start Sunday against the Nationals due to back spasms and hasn't made much progress, though this is believed to be a minor issue. Minnesota also lost starter Kyle Gibson to a shoulder strain on Tuesday. Top starting pitching prospect Jose Berrios will be called up Wednesday to make his major league debut against the Indians. Tuesday, 2:31 pm
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  • Twins place Kyle Gibson (shoulder) on the DL
    Twins placed RHP Kyle Gibson on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder strain.

    Advice: Gibson felt some discomfort in his throwing shoulder after allowing seven runs in just three innings of work last Friday against the Nationals and tests taken this week revealed the strain. It's not clear how long the right-hander might be on the shelf. Tuesday, 2:29 pm
    15-Day DL
    5:10 pm @Hou
  • Kyle Gibson bumped from Wednesday start
    Kyle Gibson has been bumped from his scheduled Wednesday start against the Indians.

    Advice: That will clear a spot for the arrival of top prospect Jose Berrios, who is expected to make his major league debut Wednesday versus the Tribe. Gibson acknowledged experiencing some soreness after allowing seven runs in just three innings of work last Friday against the Nationals, but it's not believed to be anything serious. Tuesday, 2:00 pm
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    5:10 pm @Hou
  • Hunter Harvey (groin) set for EST game
    Hunter Harvey (groin) is scheduled to throw two innings Thursday at extended spring training.

    Advice: It'll be his first live action since he suffered a setback with his groin in early April. Harvey, 21, will likely report to High-A ball once he's deemed healthy. The former first-round pick owns a shiny 2.87 ERA and 139/39 K/BB ratio in 113 professional innings. Tuesday, 1:56 pm
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  • Phillies expected to call up Adam Morgan
    Adam Morgan was scratched from his scheduled outing Wednesday for Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

    Advice: The Phillies are expected to promote Morgan so he can start Friday's game against Cleveland. He could draw a handful of starts while Charlie Morton works his way back from a hamstring injury. Morgan has posted a 3.57 ERA in his first three starts for Lehigh Valley. Tuesday, 12:05 pm
  • Stroman allows four runs in no-decision
    Marcus Stroman allowed four runs in 6 2/3 innings Monday against the White Sox.

    Advice: He struck out four and walked a pair. Stroman allowed just one run over the first six innings before things unraveled for him in the seventh inning. He left with the bases loaded and all three baserunners eventually came around to score. Stroman will bring a 4.37 ERA into a start against the Rays this weekend. Monday, 8:27 pm
  • Santana (back) not certain for next start
    Ervin Santana (back) is not certain to make his next start.

    Advice: Santana was scratched from his scheduled start on Sunday due to back stiffness. Twins manager Paul Molitor said that the veteran right-hander was "feeling a lot better" on Monday, but he has yet to test his back by throwing. More should be known in the next couple of days. Monday, 5:17 pm
    15-Day DL
    5:10 pm @Hou
  • Perkins (shoulder) hasn't resumed throwing
    Glen Perkins is seeing improvement with his strained left shoulder, but hasn't resumed throwing.

    Advice: Perkins was recommended to rest and rehab his shoulder after getting a second opinion last week. "His tests are showing more strength every day," said Twins manager Paul Molitor. "I think he’s a ways away but at least he’s going the right way." Kevin Jepsen will continue to fill in at closer for Minnesota. Monday, 5:07 pm
    15-Day DL
    5:10 pm @Hou
  • Cole Hamels (groin) tosses bullpen session
    Cole Hamels (groin) threw 26 pitches in a bullpen session Monday with no issues.

    Advice: The Rangers will see how he responds on Tuesday, but the plan calls for him to throw another bullpen session Wednesday, which potentially sets up his return on Saturday versus the Angels. "It went really good," said Rangers pitching coach Doug Brocail. "They wrapped [his hamstring] so it was protected, but he stayed in his lane well and got down the mound well. It went really good." Monday, 4:32 pm
  • Cole Hamels (groin) to throw bullpen Monday
    Cole Hamels (groin) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Monday.

    Advice: Hamels was scratched from Monday's scheduled start due to left groin soreness. If all goes well during his bullpen session, he could be cleared to return Saturday against the Angels. Apr 25, 2:39 pm
  • McCullers (shoulder) goes to extended spring
    Lance McCullers (shoulder) threw a short bullpen session Sunday and felt fine.

    Advice: The young right-hander is now headed to extended spring training in Florida, where he should soon resume pitching in games. "More of a controlled environment in extended spring training, more regular work," astros manager A.J. Hinch said Sunday. "We don't have to worry about weather. We don't have to worry about travel. We just get him in one spot and have a regiment in place." McCullers came down with shoulder inflammation in March and won't be an option for the Astros for at least another couple of weeks. Apr 25, 7:26 am
    15-Day DL
    5:10 pm vs Min
  • Cole Hamels (groin) won't start on Monday
    Cole Hamels has been scratched from his scheduled start on Monday due to left groin soreness.

    Advice: It's an issue Hamels dealt with last season, as well. The Rangers don't think it's a serious, as the left-hander is expected to miss just the one outing. The club has yet to name a replacement for Hamels. Apr 24, 8:19 am
  • Marlins recalled Cody Ege from New Orleans
    Marlins recalled LHP Cody Ege from Triple-A New Orleans.

    Advice: Martin Prado was placed on the paternity list in the corresponding move. Ege will have a chance to make his major league debut Saturday against San Francisco. He owns a 7.36 ERA over five appearances for New Orleans this year. Apr 23, 1:23 pm
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  • Ervin Santana scratched from Sunday's start
    Ervin Santana was scratched from his scheduled start on Sunday due to back stiffness.

    Advice: Tyler Duffey will be recalled from Triple-A Rochester to start in his place. Santana isn't expected to require a trip to the disabled list and should be ready to make his next scheduled start. Apr 23, 9:28 am
    15-Day DL
    5:10 pm @Hou
  • Kyle Gibson pounded in loss to Nationals
    Kyle Gibson was pounded in Friday's loss to the Nationals, allowing seven runs on seven hits in just three innings of work.

    Advice: Gibson also issued a pair of walks while punching out one. The Nationals jumped on him for four runs in the first inning and never looked back, tacking on another three in the third to chase the right-hander. It hasn't been smooth sailing for Gibson through his first three starts, posting an 0-3 record, 6.10 ERA and 1.74 WHIP. He can be avoided for fantasy purposes for Wednesday's matchup against the Indians. Apr 22, 7:33 pm
    15-Day DL
    5:10 pm @Hou
  • McCullers (shoulder) could resume rehab soon
    Lance McCullers (shoulder) could be cleared to resume his rehab assignment if he feels fine Saturday following a successful bullpen session Friday.

    Advice: McCullers had his rehab assignment halted because he was having trouble rebounding in between starts. If he feels good Saturday, he should make a start early next week and shouldn't need too many before rejoining the Astros' rotation. McCullers has been out since early March with shoulder inflammation. Apr 22, 2:11 pm
    15-Day DL
    5:10 pm vs Min
  • Yu Darvish (elbow) to throw more live BP
    Yu Darvish (elbow) will throw another live batting practice session on Tuesday.

    Advice: The Rangers hadn't ruled out Darvish beginning his rehab assignment that day, but they'll have him work in more of a controlled setting again first. He should begin a rehab assignment later next week and is on track to rejoin the Rangers' rotation in late May. Apr 22, 1:27 pm
    15-Day DL
  • Homer Bailey (elbow) makes first rehab start
    Homer Bailey (elbow) allowed two runs but struck out six over 3 2/3 innings for Triple-A Louisville on Thursday in his first rehab start.

    Advice: The strikeouts are nice, but Bailey needed 67 pitches to cover the 3 2/3 frames. Of course, you had to expect some rust in what was his first official start since Tommy John surgery. Bailey is expected to make at least three more starts before being activated from the disabled list. Apr 22, 5:17 am
    15-Day DL
    Bot 1, 0-0 vs SF
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