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  • Span (concussion) could return this Saturday
    Denard Span (concussion) could return from the concussion disabled list on Saturday.

    Advice: Span first has to make it through rehab games on Thursday and Friday. He was placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list April 12 after a collision with Braves infielder Dan Uggla. All reports so far have been good. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:21 pm
     
    Disabled List
    4:10 pm @ x Mia
  • Doug Fister heads to extended spring training
    Doug Fister (lat) headed to extended spring training in Viera, Florida on Wednesday.

    Advice: Fister will begin working on a five-day throwing schedule, beginning with two simulated innings on Thursday. He'll then throw three simulated innings five days after, and a rehab assignment could follow that workout. Fister should join the Nationals around early May and will be a front-line fantasy starter once he is activated. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:18 pm
     
    Disabled List
    4:10 pm @   Mia
  • Craig Kimbrel (shoulder) says he is 'ready'
    Craig Kimbrel (shoulder) threw a 15-pitch bullpen session Wednesday and declared himself "ready."

    Advice: According to David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, manager Fredi Gonzalez was "noncommittal" about using Kimbrel on Wednesday night because of the cold weather in Philadelphia. Kimbrel has been unavailable the past two games with mild shoulder soreness. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:58 pm
  • Napoli (finger) not in BOS lineup Wednesday
    Mike Napoli (finger) is not in the Red Sox starting lineup Wednesday night against the White Sox.

    Advice: Napoli suffered a dislocated left ring finger Tuesday after jamming his hand against the second base bag on a head-first slide. He's expected to avoid the disabled list but may need a few more days off. Daniel Nava is starting at first base Wednesday in Chicago. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:10 pm
     
    5:10 pm @   CWS
  • Pedroia (wrist) back in Red Sox lineup Wed.
    Dustin Pedroia (wrist) is back in the Red Sox starting lineup on Wednesday against the White Sox.

    Advice: Pedroia will lead off and play second base in the second game of a three-game set at U.S. Cellular Field. He was diagnosed Monday with inflammation in his left wrist and given a cortisone shot to help him through the discomfort. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:06 pm
  • Miguel Gonzalez registers first win
    Miguel Gonzalez picked up his first win of the season Wednesday, tossing five scoreless innings in a 3-0 victory over the Rays.

    Advice: Gonzalez whiffed six batters while allowing just three hits and three walks. He did need 98 pitches to get through five, which is one he was removed relatively early. Still, Gonzalez has now been solid for two outings in a row after being blasted in his first start of the season. He'll try to keep the momentum going next week in Toronto. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:02 pm
  • Kelley earns fourth save, Yankees beat Cubs
    Shawn Kelley collected his fourth save of the season in the Yankees' win over the Cubs in the first half of Wednesday's doubleheader.

    Advice: Kelley gave up a two-out single to Anthony Rizzo in the top of the ninth inning and then Rizzo advanced to second base on fielder's indifference, but Kelley rallied back to strike out Nate Schierholtz and end the threat. Kelley remains a must-own in all standard fantasy leagues until David Robertson returns from the disabled list. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:01 pm
     
    W, 3-0; 4:05 pm vs   ChC,  ChC
  • Tommy Hunter nails down fourth save
    Tommy Hunter notched his fourth save of the season with a scoreless inning in Wednesday's win over the Rays.

    Advice: Hunter allowed a leadoff single to Desmond Jennings to start the ninth but bounce back with a groundout, a flyout and then a strikeout to end it. The Orioles closer blew a save the last time out but has pitched well overall this year, holding a 3.60 ERA and 1.00 WHIP to go along with a 5/0 K/BB ratio. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:57 pm
     
    W, 3-0 vs   TB
  • Logan Morrison (hamstring) lands on the DL
    Mariners placed OF/1B Logan Morrison on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 15, with a right hamstring strain.

    Advice: Morrison actually suffered the injury on Monday before he took an at-bat or went to his position. It's not clear at this point how long he might be sidelined. LoMo was off to a .150/.227/.150 start with no homers and no RBI in eight games so far this season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:44 pm
     
    Disabled List
    5:05 pm @ x Tex
  • Adam Jones picks up a pair of hits
    Adam Jones went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in Wednesday's win over the Rays.

    Advice: Neither of Jones' hits left the infield, as he bunted for a single in the fourth and then beat out a swinging bunt in the fifth that plated a run. The outfielder had been slated to sit out Tuesday's game due to illness before it was rained out, but he wound up not having to miss a contest. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:42 pm
     
    W, 3-0 vs   TB
  • Folty back on track
    Astros prospect RHP Mike Foltynewicz turned in his best start of the season on Tuesday, allowing one run on four hits in five innings for Triple-A Oklahoma City.

    Advice: The 22-year-old made it through 3 1/3 innings in the outing for the first time this year and struck out a season-high six batters. In his three previous starts, Foltynewicz had allowed nine earned runs on 11 hits in seven innings with a 5/5 strikeout-to-walk ratio. The right-hander has power stuff, with a fastball that routinely touches triple digits, but his control remains a work in progress and could ultimately determine his future role in the major leagues. Foltynewicz's Tuesday start was a step in the right direction, and he's likely to debut for the Astros (in some capacity) later this season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:27 am
     
    Not Active
    5:10 pm vs   KC
  • John Lannan outrighted to Triple-A
    Mets sent LHP John Lannan outright to Triple-A Las Vegas.

    Advice: Lannan's move to the bullpen didn't go well, as he posted a 15.75 ERA over five relief appearances. He has the option to elect free agency rather than accept the minor league assignment. The Mets will try Daisuke Matsuzaka as a long reliever instead. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:19 am
     
    Not Active
    W, 5-2 @   Ari
  • Heaney fires six shutout frames
    Marlins prospect LHP Andrew Heaney was outstanding on Tuesday, allowing just a hit and walk while striking out five in six scoreless innings for Double-A Jacksonville.

    Advice: After giving up three runs on 10 hits in his season debut, Heaney, 22, has been lights out in his last two starts, allowing five total hits in 12 shutout frames with a 13/2 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Given Heaney's success in Double-A dating back to last season, it might not be long until he receives a promotion to the major leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:18 am
     
    Not Active
    4:10 pm vs   Was
  • Pederson smacks two homers
    Dodgers prospect OF Joc Pederson had huge game on Tuesday, going 4-for-4 with a two home runs, a double, walk and five RBI for Triple-A Albuquerque.

    Advice: The 21-year-old is off to a ridiculous start this season, as he's now batting .442/.564/.844 with four doubles, five home runs, four steals and a 9/12 strikeout-to-walk ratio through 12 games. Pederson is playing like he's ready for an audition in the major leagues, but he's doubtful to get the call anytime soon without an injury to one of the Dodgers' current outfielders. For that same reason, expect Pederson to be one of the top prospect trade targets this season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:07 am
     
    Not Active
    7:15 pm @   SF
  • Logan Morrison (hamstring) could be DL-bound
    Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports that Logan Morrison (hamstring) could be headed to the disabled list.

    Advice: The Mariners are calling up Nick Franklin, and Divish sees a Morrison DL stint as the most logical corresponding move. LoMo injured his right hamstring in Monday's game and according to Divish had it "heavily bandaged" Tuesday. The 26-year-old is batting just .150/.227/.150 with no homers and no RBI in eight games so far this season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:22 am
     
    Disabled List
    5:05 pm @ x Tex
  • Tom Gorzelanny (shoulder) back on track
    MLB.com's Adam McCalvy reports that Tom Gorzelanny (shoulder) had "a little setback" last week but is "back on track."

    Advice: Gorzelanny is still working his way back from offseason shoulder surgery. He's expected to miss most, if not all, of April. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:56 am
     
    Disabled List
    W, 5-1 vs   StL
  • Chapman (head) nearing live batting practice
    Reds manager Bryan Price said Wednesday that Aroldis Chapman (head) could throw live batting practice before the end of the team's upcoming road trip.

    Advice: The road trip concludes on April 27. Chapman threw his first bullpen session since surgery on Monday and came out of it feeling "great." While the closer's rehab is going well, he still isn't expected back until mid-to-late May. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:20 am
     
    Disabled List
    W, 4-0 vs   Pit
  • Bud Norris available out of bullpen
    Bud Norris will be available out of the bullpen Wednesday.

    Advice: The O's have a couple relievers under the weather, so they'll have Norris on call just in case. If he doesn't pitch Wednesday, he'll be in line to start Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:08 am
     
    W, 3-0 vs   TB
  • Robertson (groin) on track for Apr. 22 return
    David Robertson (groin) remains on track to return from the disabled list when first eligible on April 22.

    Advice: Robertson has been throwing on flat ground and will throw off a mound Thursday for the first time since landing on the DL. Shawn Kelley has been closing for the Yankees in Robertson's absence but will go back to a setup role next week. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:51 am
     
    Disabled List
    W, 3-0; 4:05 pm vs   ChC,  ChC
  • Matt Harrison not pleased with rehab start
    Matt Harrison (back) wasn't pleased with Monday's rehab start at Double-A Frisco in which he allowed three runs -- two earned -- on six hits and three walks over 3 1/3 frames.

    Advice: The left-hander needed 77 pitches to get through the 3 1/3 innings. The good news is that Harrison didn't have a setback physically and remains on track to return around the end of the month. He'll be on a 95-pitch limit for Saturday's start in Frisco. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:36 am
     
    Disabled List
    5:05 pm vs   Sea
  • Kevin Slowey to start on Sunday
    MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports that "it appears" Kevin Slowey will start on Sunday against the Mariners.

    Advice: The Marlins are sending Brad Hand back to the bullpen after a pair of ineffective starts. Slowey holds a 4.38 ERA and 7/4 K/BB ratio over 12 1/3 relief inning this season. He put up a 4.21 ERA in 14 starts with the Marlins last season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:24 am
     
    4:10 pm vs   Was
  • Adam Jones in Orioles' lineup Wednesday
    Adam Jones is in the Orioles' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Jones had been slated to sit out Tuesday's game due to illness before it was rained out, but he's feeling better now and won't have to miss any action after all. The outfielder is batting .240/.278/.380 with one homer and five RBI on the young season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:18 am
     
    W, 3-0 vs   TB
  • Jeremy Hellickson 'pen session pushed back
    Jeremy Hellickson's first bullpen session since arthroscopic elbow surgery has been pushed back a few days.

    Advice: Hellickson had been slated for his first mound work on Tuesday. It doesn't appear that he's had a setback, so it could just be a weather issue. Hellickson is aiming to rejoin the Rays' rotation in late May or early June. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:56 am
     
    Disabled List
    L, 3-0 @   Bal
  • Dustin Pedroia returned to action on Tuesday April 15. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:45 am
  • Johnson hurls 2 scoreless frames to earn win
    Jim Johnson earned the win Tuesday night against the Angels by tossing two scoreless innings of relief in the 11-inning, 10-9 win.

    Advice: Owners that have held onto Johnson should consider this evening an unmitigated success. To make it possible, Mike Trout had to crush a two-run homer off Sean Doolittle in the ninth to force extras. Once there, Johnson tossed a scoreless 10th and 11th, striking out one, walking one, and giving up a single. He's tossed five straight scoreless innings, earning the victory on consecutive nights, and has to be nearing the ninth inning discussion again. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:34 pm
     
    7:05 pm @   LAA
  • Lowrie ropes two doubles in victory over LAA
    Jed Lowrie went 3-for-5 with a walk, two doubles, an RBI, and a run scored in a win over the Angels on Tuesday night.

    Advice: Lowrie had collected only two hits over his last six starts, sandwiched around Sunday's maintenance day off, so it was nice to see him put a charge into the ball a few times. Despite the lack of hits, he's still been doing damage by drawing 14 walks, good for second in the AL. He's never been a great contact hitter, but that .244 average will rise a bit as pitchers realize that Lowrie is perfectly content to allow them to beat themselves. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:29 pm
     
    7:05 pm @   LAA
  • Young collects 3 hits, 2 RBI, 2 runs in win
    Eric Young Jr. finished 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's 9-0 blowout win over the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Young has now reached safely in 11 straight games. He provides zero power -- he's collected two doubles, one triple, and zero homers thus far -- but wreaks havoc on the basepaths when he gets on. Young is currently second in the NL with seven steals, and he's fifth in the league with 11 runs scored. Monitor his playing time closely once Chris Young returns. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:34 pm
     
    W, 5-2 @ ^ Ari
  • Badenhop takes the loss as White Sox walk off
    Burke Badenhop got the loss on Tuesday as the White Sox defeated the Red Sox 2-1 on a walk-off throwing error by Xander Bogaerts.

    Advice: Badenhop wasn't sharp in the ninth inning, trying to keep a tie game intact. After allowing two singles (lead-off man Alejandro De Aza was caught stealing after his hit) and issuing another walk, Marcus Semien knocked a ball to Bogaerts, who made a low throw which couldn't be dug out by first baseman Mike Carp for the third out of the inning, allowing the White Sox to walk off as 2-1 winners. Badenhop hasn't been reliable in five appearances to start the season, allowing runs in each of his last four appearances. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:04 pm
  • Mike Napoli diagnosed with dislocated finger
    Mike Napoli has been diagnosed with a dislocated left ring finger.

    Advice: That much could be seen by looking at the gruesome picture of Napoli's finger after he slid into second base following a ninth-inning wild pitch. However, the good news is that X-rays on the finger came back negative, and the first baseman is being listed as day-to-day. Mike Carp will handle first if Napoli has to sit out a day or two. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:00 pm
     
    5:10 pm @   CWS
  • Mike Napoli exits game with finger injury
    Mike Napoli left Tuesday's game against the White Sox after appearing to dislocate his left ring finger on a slide into second base.

    Advice: Napoli advanced to second on wild pitch, sliding in head-first but coming up with his finger pointing in the wrong direction. If it's just a dislocation, it's possible he can avoid the disabled list. If it's a fracture, a DL stint will obviously be required. Mike Carp would figure to take over at first base while Napoli is sidelined. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:25 pm
     
    5:10 pm @   CWS
  • Denard Span hopes for rehab games this week
    Nationals manager Matt Williams said Tuesday that Denard Span (concussion) could play in a couple rehab games by the end of the week.

    Advice: Span took batting practice for the second straight day Tuesday and is progressively feeling better. He took the ImPACT concussion test Tuesday and scored higher than when he took the test back in 2008. He could return to Washington on Wednesday to be examined by team doctors, at which point he could be cleared for rehab games. It's sounding like Span could be activated on Saturday when first eligible. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:10 pm
     
    Disabled List
    4:10 pm @ x Mia
  • Rays vs. Orioles postponed Tuesday by rain
    Tuesday night's game between the Rays and Orioles has been postponed due to rain in Baltimore.

    Advice: Miguel Gonzalez was scheduled to pitch for the host Orioles and Brandon Gomes was supposed to fill in for Jake Odorizzi on the Rays' side of things because Odorizzi is sick. No makeup date has been announced. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:26 pm
  • Pedroia given cortisone, hopes to play Wed.
    Dustin Pedroia (wrist) was given a cortisone injection Tuesday and is aiming to return on Wednesday.

    Advice: Pedroia underwent tests on his left wrist Monday in Boston, which revealed only inflammation and no major structural damage. Jonathan Herrera is playing second base and Ryan Roberts is playing third base in Tuesday night's series-opener against the White Sox. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:05 pm
  • LoMo (hamstring) available on Tuesday night
    Logan Morrison (hamstring) is available off the bench for Tuesday night's game against the Rangers.

    Advice: LoMo left Monday's game because of tightness in his right hamstring. He does not have a strain and should return to the starting lineup by the end of this week. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:47 pm
     
    Disabled List
    5:05 pm @ x Tex
  • Pedroia (wrist) not in Red Sox lineup Tuesday
    Dustin Pedroia (wrist) is not in the Red Sox starting lineup Tuesday night against the White Sox.

    Advice: Pedroia was diagnosed Monday with inflammation in his left wrist after undergoing a range of tests back in Boston. He is expected to avoid the disabled list, but there is no timetable yet for his return to the lineup. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:34 pm
  • Adam Jones (illness) not in Tuesday's lineup
    Adam Jones (illness) is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Rays.

    Advice: David Lough will make the start in center field. It's worth noting that there's nasty weather in the Baltimore area, so the game could potentially be postponed. Jones should be good to go in a day or two. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:59 pm
     
    W, 3-0 vs   TB
  • Braves' Craig Kimbrel (shoulder) plays catch
    Craig Kimbrel (shoulder) played catch Tuesday.

    Advice: Kimbrel was unavailable to close out Monday's win over the Phillies due to shoulder soreness, but both he and the team downplayed the situation after the game. In fact, he's hoping to pitch Tuesday if the weather doesn't wipe out the game in Philadelphia. It's encouraging news, but fantasy owners should continue to cross their fingers. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:26 am
  • Craig Kimbrel day-to-day with sore shoulder
    Craig Kimbrel is being listed as day-to-day with a sore right shoulder.

    Advice: Obviously it's potentially worrisome anytime the shoulder is involved, but Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez isn't concerned, categorizing it as "normal soreness." Kimbrel is expected to be unavailable only for a few days. As a precaution, his fantasy owners should go ahead and pick up David Carpenter just in case. Carpenter converted the save Monday with a scoreless inning. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:10 pm
  • Logan Morrison exits with hamstring injury
    Logan Morrison left Monday's game against the Rangers with a tight right hamstring.

    Advice: Morrison's turn didn't come up in the top of the first inning, but then he didn't take his position in right field in the bottom of the frame. It's possible he suffered the injury during pre-game drills but didn't alert manager Lloyd McClendon until it was too late. Consider him day-to-day for now. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:21 pm
     
    Disabled List
    5:05 pm @ x Tex
  • Span (concussion) takes BP in cage Monday
    Denard Span (concussion) took batting practice in the cage Monday.

    Advice: The plan calls for him to rest for a bit before taking BP on the field. He'll then rest again before seeing the team doctor. The Nationals will obviously be cautious given his history, but the hope is that he won't have to miss significant time. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:22 pm
     
    Disabled List
    4:10 pm @ x Mia
  • Fister (lat) throws another bullpen session
    Doug Fister (lat) threw 50 pitches Monday in another bullpen session.

    Advice: Fister said he felt good and called it "another step in the right direction." He appears to be closing in on a minor league rehab assignment, setting up a return in early May if all goes well. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:22 pm
     
    Disabled List
    4:10 pm @   Mia
  • Chapman feels 'great' after 25-pitch session
    Aroldis Chapman (head) threw 25 pitches off a bullpen mound Monday and reported feeling "great."

    Advice: It was his first time on a mound since he was struck in the face by a comebacker in a March 19 Cactus League game. Chapman needed surgery to repair fractures around his nose and left eye, and the Reds will likely continue to bring him along slowly. A mid-to-late May activation date seems about right. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:58 pm
     
    Disabled List
    W, 4-0 vs   Pit
  • Pedroia diagnosed with inflammation in wrist
    Tests taken Monday on Dustin Pedroia's left wrist showed no fracture or structural damage.

    Advice: Pedroia has been diagnosed with left wrist inflammation and should avoid a stint on the 15-day disabled list. He tweaked the wrist during an opening-week game against the Brewers when he landed hard on the ground while attempting to turn a doubleplay. The Red Sox open a three-game road series with the White Sox on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:35 pm
  • Pedroia wrist issue not thought to be serious
    Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe hears from sources that Dustin Pedroia's wrist injury is not serious.

    Advice: Pedroia is in Boston on Monday for tests on the wrist, which he injured in an April 4 game against the Brewers. The second baseman has not yet been placed on the disabled list and might be able to avoid an extended absence. The Red Sox will open a three-game set in Chicago (against the White Sox) on Tuesday night. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:31 am
  • Hellickson (elbow) to throw off mound Tuesday
    Jeremy Hellickson is expected to throw off a mound Tuesday for the first time since his January elbow surgery.

    Advice: Hellickson began mixing his curveball into flat-ground throwing sessions last week and has reported no issues with his right elbow. He remains on track to join the Rays' rotation around late May or early June. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:10 am
     
    Disabled List
    L, 3-0 @   Bal
  • Shawn Kelley slams door on Red Sox Sunday
    Shawn Kelley sent down the Red Sox in order on Sunday, preserving a 3-2 victory over the Red Sox.

    Advice: It's the third save for Kelley this week who has done an admirable job filling in for closer David Robertson. With Robertson due back on April 22, Kelley will have at least one more week to rack up saves, and should be started in all fantasy leagues until then. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:18 pm
     
    W, 3-0; 4:05 pm vs   ChC,  ChC
  • Mike Napoli goes deep in loss to Yankees
    Mike Napoli belted a solo homer off Ivan Nova in a losing effort against the Yankees on Sunday night.

    Advice: Napoli finished the night 2-for-4, also doubling. He's off to another very strong start at the plate this season, slashing .300/.386/.520 with three homers and nine RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:16 pm
     
    5:10 pm @   CWS
  • Pedroia to get wrist exam in Boston on Monday
    Dustin Pedroia will head back to Boston to get his sore left wrist examined on Monday.

    Advice: The team doesn't believe that the injury is serious, but with the off-day they'll run the necessary tests to be sure. He's expected to rejoin the team for Tuesday's game against the White Sox in Chicago. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:16 pm
  • Dustin Pedroia scratched with sore left wrist
    Dustin Pedroia was scratched from the Red Sox lineup on Sunday due to a sore left wrist.

    Advice: Pedroia suffered the injury on a slide against the Brewers earlier in the week and has been playing through the pain. He's a gamer and chooses to tough out most injuries, so expect him to avoid the disabled list. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:16 pm
  • Dustin Pedroia scratched from Sunday's lineup
    Dustin Pedroia has been scratched from the Red Sox starting lineup on Sunday.

    Advice: No word yet on the reason for the late scratch. Jonathan Herrera will take his place at second base and hit eighth, while Grady Sizemore will bat leadoff for the Red Sox. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:43 pm
  • Jed Lowrie not in Sunday's lineup
    Jed Lowrie is not in the Athletics' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Lowrie dealt with a bruised leg last week, but this appears to just be a day of rest. Nick Punto is filling in at shortstop. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:44 am
     
    7:05 pm @   LAA
  • Span (concussion) hopes to take BP Monday
    Denard Span (concussion) hopes to take batting practice on Monday.

    Advice: Span was placed on the concussion disabled list Saturday but was feeling much better Sunday. The Nationals will be cautious with his concussion history, but the outfielder insists that this concussion isn't nearly as bad as the one he suffered back in 2011. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:53 am
     
    Disabled List
    4:10 pm @ x Mia
  • Norris goes seven scoreless in Orioles' win
    Bud Norris hurled seven shutout innings in the Orioles' extra-innings win over the Blue Jays on Saturday.

    Advice: Norris was in line for his first victory but O's closer Tommy Hunter allowed a game-tying home run to Colby Rasmus in the top of the ninth inning. Baltimore eventually rallied in the bottom of the 12th. Norris was sharp, fanning four batters and scattering five hits over his seven scoreless frames. He'll carry an 0-1 record and 3.75 ERA into his next outing Friday at Fenway Park. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:10 pm
     
    W, 3-0 vs   TB
  • Hunter blows first save, Orioles pull out win
    Tommy Hunter blew his first save of the season Saturday in the Orioles' eventual win over the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Hunter entered in the top of the ninth inning with the Orioles leading 1-0 and gave up a two-out game-tying solo home run to Colby Rasmus. Baltimore eventually won in the bottom of the 12th. Hunter's job is safe. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:08 pm
     
    W, 3-0 vs   TB
  • Denard Span put on concussion disabled list
    Nationals placed OF Denard Span on the 7-day concussion disabled list.

    Advice: Span suffered the injury Friday in a collision with Braves second baseman Dan Uggla. He's out indefinitely. Steven Souza Jr. was called up in a corresponding move. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 2:13 pm
     
    Disabled List
    4:10 pm @ x Mia
  • Shawn Kelley works scoreless ninth for save
    Shawn Kelley worked a scoreless ninth inning against the Red Sox on Saturday, preserving a three-run advantage and earning his second save of the season.

    Advice: Kelley is the man to own at the back of the Yankees bullpen for as long as David Robertson remains sidelined. That may only be for another week however, as Robertson is aiming to return on April 22. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 1:17 pm
     
    W, 3-0; 4:05 pm vs   ChC,  ChC
  • Dustin Pedroia batting leadoff on Saturday
    Dustin Pedroia is batting out of the leadoff spot in the Red Sox lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Manager John Farrell continues to experiment with different options atop the lineup with Shane Victorino still sidelined. He's off to a slow start at the plate this season, slashing .240/.240/.520 with one RBI in his first 11 games, so perhaps the shift in the order will get him going. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:32 am
  • Doug Fister (lat) throws bullpen session
    Doug Fister (lat) threw a successful 35-pitch bullpen session Friday.

    Advice: He didn't throw breaking balls, but Fister felt good while throwing fastballs and changeups. He'll play catch again next before then throwing another bullpen session. He seems likely to be ready for a rehab assignment before the end of the month, with a return in early May looking likely if he can avoid setbacks. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:29 pm
     
    Disabled List
    4:10 pm @   Mia
  • Chapman (head) to throw 'pen session Monday
    Aroldis Chapman (head) will throw a bullpen session on Monday.

    Advice: It will be his first since undergoing surgery to repair fractures around his nose and left eye. Chapman said Friday that throwing from flat ground has gone really well so far and he hasn't felt any symptoms since the injury occurred. He's still shooting to rejoin the Reds' bullpen in mid-to-late May. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:36 pm
     
    Disabled List
    W, 4-0 vs   Pit
  • Heaney bounces back in second start
    Marlins prospect LHP Andrew Heaney dominated on Thursday for Double-A Jacksonville, allowing four hits and a walk with eight strikeouts in six shutout frames.

    Advice: The 22-year-old left-hander struggled in his season debut last week, but he now owns a 2.38 ERA and 11/2 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 11 1/3 innings on the year following Thursday's outing. Heaney had an outstanding 2013 campaign, posting a 1.60 ERA and 89/26 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 95 1/3 innings between High-A Jupiter and Double-A Jacksonville after opening the year on the disabled list. The southpaw is arguably one of Miami's five-best starters at the moment, so it's only a matter of time until he's called upon to join the rotation. Rotoworld.com
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