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  • Sean Manaea suffers setback with groin injury
    Royals pitching prospect Sean Manaea (abdomen) has been shut down from his throwing program due to a groin injury.

    Advice: Manaea has been out all season with an abdominal strain and now has a groin ailment to deal with. He's expected to be assigned to Double-A Northwest Arkansas by the third week of June.
    Today, 8:22 am
    Not Active
    1:05 pm @ChC
  • Kyle Zimmer (shoulder) set for season debut
    Royals pitching prospect Kyle Zimmer (shoulder) will make his season debut at Low-A Lexington on Friday.

    Advice: Zimmer had been shut down for a few weeks after having soreness in his surgically repaired right shoulder, but he's back on track now. He'll work in relief for now as the Royals build him up. The 23-year-old was one of the best pitching prospects in the game before the shoulder issues cropped up in 2014, but he's playing catch-up now after throwing just 4 2/3 frames since the beginning of last season.
    Today, 8:03 am
    Not Active
    1:05 pm @ChC
  • Peavy (back) needs two more rehab starts
    Jake Peavy (back) will make at least two more rehab starts.

    Advice: Peavy was pummeled for six runs on nine hits and two walks over 4 2/3 innings for Triple-A Sacramento on Wednesday in his second rehab outing. He got his pitch count up to 76, but the Giants obviously want to see him sharper before he rejoins the rotation. Peavy has battled a back strain dating back to spring training.
    Today, 7:20 am
    15-Day DL
    7:15 pm vs Atl
  • Ivan Nova (elbow) nearing rehab assignment
    Ivan Nova (elbow) will make one more appearance in extended spring training next week before beginning a rehab assignment.

    Advice: The right-hander threw 63 pitches in his sixth appearance in extended spring on Thursday. Making his way back from Tommy John surgery, Nova will need a handful of rehab starts but should be an option for the Yankees' rotation in late June or early July.
    Today, 6:36 am
    60-Day DL
    7:05 pm @Oak
  • O's unsure on Bud Norris staying on rehab
    The Orioles haven't decided whether Bud Norris (bronchitis) will make another rehab start.

    Advice: Norris allowed four runs in five innings on Wednesday for Double-A Bowie, but manager Buck Showalter said the righty pitched really well the first three frames. Mike Wright wasn't as good Thursday as he was his first two times out, which could potentially open the door for Norris rejoining the rotation next week.
    Today, 5:49 am
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs TB
  • Wilson holds Tigers to 1 ER in 12-2 laugher
    C.J. Wilson painted six innings of one-run ball in the Angels' 12-2 blowout of the Tigers on Thursday.

    Advice: Wilson was hard to touch -- he surrendered only two hits and struck out seven -- but his control wavered in walking five. Fortunately, none of that mattered as he danced from danger and his teammates turned Buck Farmer and Tom Gorzelanny into human Piñatas. At 3-3 with a 3.18 ERA and 1.18 WHIP, Wilson is pitching slightly better than his career norms.
    Yesterday, 10:35 pm
  • Uncle! Buck: Farmer gets blasted in loss
    Buck Farmer was detonated by the Angels on Thursday, yielding seven runs on nine hits over five innings of a 12-2 loss.

    Advice: He gave up twice as many homers (two) as he struck out. Farmer was making his season debut in a spot start in place of the injured Kyle Lobstein (shoulder). We are about to see how much faith the Tigers currently have in the 24-year-old, because a quick hook back to the minors is certainly in play here. In four career MLB appearances (two starts), Farmer has a 11.57 ERA.
    Yesterday, 10:34 pm
  • Graveman gives up 3 runs in a ND vs. Yankees
    Kendall Graveman allowed three runs on seven hits across 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Yankees on Thursday.

    Advice: He struck out four and walked two. Same old story, here: The 24-year-old is effective when he keeps his mediocre stuff down, but it gets hit hard when left up in the zone (Brian McCann provided a nice example in the second inning). The A's probably wouldn't tolerate him in the rotation if they were contending, but they can afford to let him take his lumps. In fairness, Graveman has looked much better in his two starts since returning from demotion. Overall, he has a 5.79 ERA and a 1.68 WHIP.
    Yesterday, 10:11 pm
  • Farrell expects Rodriguez to stay in rotation
    John Farrell said after Thursday's masterpiece in his major league debut that he certainly expects Eduardo Rodriguez to remain in the Red Sox rotation.

    Advice: If that's the case, he's a very interesting addition in all mixed leagues. The 22-year-old had been dominant over eight starts at Triple-A Pawtucket and carried that over to his big league debut on Thursday where he fired 7 2/3 shutout innings against the Rangers.
    Yesterday, 8:30 pm
  • Nick Martinez takes his first loss
    Nick Martinez finally took his first loss after yielding two runs in seven innings Thursday against the Red Sox.

    Advice: It was another remarkably solid start for Martinez, but we're still thoroughly unimpressed by his stuff. There's no taking away his 2.03 ERA through 10 starts, but he's going to start to fade.
    Yesterday, 8:22 pm
  • Eduardo Rodriguez excels in big-league debut
    In his major league debut, Eduardo Rodriguez hurled 7 2/3 scoreless innings against the Rangers for a victory Thursday.

    Advice: It seemed like Rodriguez would be done after seven, especially after an eighth inning that included two Rangers pitching changes and three Red Sox runs. However, he did come back out and strike out the next two batters he faced before giving up a walk and a single to get removed. It was just the third hit off him off the night. Rodriguez wasn't guaranteed anything more than the spot start going in, but he needs to be in the Red Sox rotation after this. He's worth picking up in mixed leagues.
    Yesterday, 8:18 pm
  • Griffin (elbow) feels good after sim game
    A.J. Griffin (elbow) said he felt good after tossing a pair of 15-pitch innings in a simulated game on Thursday.

    Advice: The right-hander admitted that he doesn't know what the next step will be, but it's possible he could be cleared for a minor league rehab start.
    Yesterday, 4:05 pm
    60-Day DL
    7:05 pm vs NYY
  • Masterson to make first rehab start on Sunday
    Justin Masterson (shoulder) is scheduled to make his first minor league rehab start with Triple-A Pawtucket on Sunday.

    Advice: He'll work three innings in the ballgame. The veteran right-hander has been working with new pitching coach Carl Willis while rehabbing in recent weeks, so it will be interesting to see how he performs once he's able to rejoin the Red Sox rotation.
    Yesterday, 3:15 pm
    15-Day DL
    5:05 pm @Tex
  • Tigers recall RHP Farmer from Triple-A
    Tigers recalled RHP Buck Farmer from Triple-A Toledo.

    Advice: He'll take the place of Kyle Lobstein (shoulder) in Detroit's rotation and will start against the Angels on Thursday. The 24-year-old struggled in his first stint in the majors last year, but he had a 2.98 ERA and 50/19 K/BB ratio in 51 1/3 innings over nine starts this season in Triple-A. He should be relevant in AL-only leagues as long as he has a rotation spot.
    Yesterday, 2:34 pm
  • Harrison (back) throws in ext. spring game
    Matt Harrison (back) threw 77 pitches Thursday in an extended spring training game.

    Advice: The next step calls for him to throw a bullpen session Sunday in Arlington, which could set him up to begin a minor league rehab assignment next week. A return before the end of June appears possible. Harrison is currently working his way back from spinal fusion surgery.
    Yesterday, 1:56 pm
    60-Day DL
    5:05 pm vs Bos
  • White Sox option Carroll to Triple-A
    White Sox optioned RHP Scott Carroll to Triple-A Charlotte.

    Advice: Chris Beck will replace him on the roster for Game 2 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Orioles. Carroll has posted a 3.12 ERA and 7/7 K/BB ratio over 17 1/3 innings this season in a middle relief role.
    Yesterday, 1:17 pm
    Not Active
    5:10 pm @Hou
  • Eduardo Rodriguez called up for MLB debut
    Red Sox recalled LHP Eduardo Rodriguez from Triple-A Pawtucket.

    Advice: Rodriguez will be making his major league debut when he starts Thursday against the Rangers. It's just being called a spot start, designed to give Boston's other starters an extra day of rest, but Joe Kelly's rotation spot is obviously vulnerable right now. Rodriguez, 22, had a 2.98 ERA and 44/7 K/BB ratio over his first 48 1/3 innings this season in Triple-A.
    Yesterday, 1:10 pm
  • Pirates prospect Kingham gets Tommy John
    Pirates prospect Nick Kingham underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery on Wednesday.

    Advice: Kingham hadn't pitched since May 6 and was diagnosed this week with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his throwing elbow. The 23-year-old right-hander ranked 67th on Baseball Prospectus' top-100 prospects list over the winter after posting a 3.34 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and 119/52 K/BB ratio in 159 innings last season between Double-A Altoona and Triple-A Indianapolis. He won't pitch again until late 2016. It's obviously a significant blow to the Bucs' rotation depth.
    Yesterday, 9:31 am
    Not Active
  • A.J. Griffin (elbow) to throw simulated game
    A.J. Griffin (elbow) will throw a simulated game on Thursday.

    Advice: Griffin's recovery from Tommy John surgery suffered a minor setback when he was shut down for a bit with shoulder soreness, but he's now getting back on track. The right-hander could begin a rehab assignment soon.
    Wednesday, 10:50 am
    60-Day DL
    7:05 pm vs NYY
  • Red Sox to promote Eduardo Rodriguez
    Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports that the Red Sox are expected to promote pitching prospect Eduardo Rodriguez.

    Advice: He'll get the ball on Thursday in Texas in what is expected to be just a spot start, but Rodriguez could certainly wind up getting a long-term look at some point. Ranked prior to the season by Baseball America as the No. 59 prospect in baseball, Rodriguez boasts a 2.98 ERA and 44/7 K/BB ratio over 48 1/3 innings at Triple-A Pawucket this season. He just turned 22 in April.
    Wednesday, 8:31 am
  • Ivan Nova (elbow) nearing rehab assignment
    Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Tuesday that he expects Ivan Nova (elbow) to begin a rehab assignment "pretty soon."

    Advice: Nova is expected to throw about 70 pitches Wednesday or Thursday in an extended spring training game. His rehab assignment would figure to be pretty lengthy, so Nova is still multiple weeks away from a return. Still, the Yanks will be happy to have him as a rotation option relatively soon.
    Wednesday, 6:37 am
    60-Day DL
    7:05 pm @Oak
  • Peavy (back) to make rehab start Wednesday
    Jake Peavy (back) is scheduled to make a minor league rehab start with Triple-A Sacramento on Wednesday.

    Advice: The veteran right-hander came through his first start with High-A San Jose without any issues. Depending on how well that start goes, he could be cleared to rejoin the Giants rotation shortly after.
    Sunday, 3:46 pm
    15-Day DL
    7:15 pm vs Atl
  • Harrison to pitch in extended spring Thursday
    Matt Harrison (back) is scheduled to make another start in extended spring training on Thursday.

    Advice: He threw four scoreless innings in an extended spring game on Saturday and will work five frames his next time out. If all goes well, he could then be cleared to begin a minor league rehab assignment. Harrison is looking to return to the Rangers rotation in mid-June.
    Sunday, 1:12 pm
    60-Day DL
    5:05 pm vs Bos
  • Buck Farmer to start for Tigers on Thursday
    Buck Farmer will be recalled to start for the Tigers on Thursday in Anaheim.

    Advice: Farmer is taking Kyle Lobstein's (shoulder) spot in the rotation. The 24-year-old was knocked around during his time with the big club last season but is off to a great start this year at Triple-A Toledo with a 2.98 ERA and 50 strikeouts over 51 1/3 innings. He could be worth a shot in AL-only leagues.
    Sunday, 8:23 am
  • Norris (illness) to make another rehab start
    Bud Norris (illness) will make another rehab start with Double-A Bowie on Wednesday.

    Advice: He had been scheduled for just one rehab outing, but plans changed after Norris was drilled for nine runs on 12 hits over 2 2/3 innings for Triple-A Norfolk on Friday. As well as Mike Wright has pitched, Norris might not have a rotation spot waiting for him when he returns.
    Sunday, 5:53 am
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs TB
  • Wilson labors through six innings vs BOS
    C.J. Wilson had an up-and-down start in a loss to the Red Sox on Saturday, allowing four runs on seven hits over six innings.

    Advice: The start would have looked better if Mike Napoli had taken the day off, as Napoli took Wilson deep for a pair of homers to account for three of the Red Sox four runs off the southpaw. The other run came home on an RBI single by Mookie Betts. During his six innings on the mound, Wilson struck out six and walked three while allowing seven hits. Despite the less-than-stellar outing, he still holds a 3.36 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 42/16 K/BB ratio over 59 innings. Thankfully for Wilson, he won't have to face Napoli when he takes on the Tigers in his next start.
    Saturday, 7:32 pm
  • Graveman goes six shutout innings vs. Rays
    Kendall Graveman pitched six shutout innings Saturday in the A's 5-0 blanking of the Rays.

    Advice: That four-week stay at Triple-A seemed to do him some good. Graveman struck out six and gave up only three hits, lowering his ERA from 8.27 (where it sat when he was demoted on April 26) all the way down to 6.04. The 24-year-old should get another turn in the A's rotation, and it's likely to be next Thursday against the Yankees.
    Saturday, 4:22 pm
  • Nick Martinez cruises to easy win on Saturday
    Nick Martinez cruised to an easy victory against the Yankees on Saturday, allowing two runs on five hits over his seven innings.

    Advice: Martinez racked up five strikeouts on the afternoon while walking just two, both of which came in his first inning of work. While most of the advanced metrics continue to point to severe impending regression, all Martinez has done is post a 4-0 record, 1.96 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 30/17 K/BB ratio. While he still isn't an every start recommendation in mixed leagues, he should be considered a streaming option for Thursday's matchup against the struggling Red Sox.
    Saturday, 1:13 pm
  • Bud Norris destroyed in rehab start on Friday
    Bud Norris (illness) was absolutely destroyed in his minor league rehab start with Triple-A Norfolk on Friday, allowing nine runs on 12 hits over 2 2/3 innings.

    Advice: The veteran right-hander threw just 47 of his 72 pitches for strikes on the day. While he is eligible to return from the disabled list on May 26, the Orioles may choose to extend his rehab assignment after this debacle combined with his early-season struggles.
    Saturday, 8:29 am
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs TB
  • Athletics recall Kendall Graveman from minors
    Athletics recalled RHP Kendall Graveman from Triple-A Nashville.

    Advice: The right-hander will start for the A's on Saturday in place of the injured Drew Pomeranz. After struggling in the big league rotation, Graveman seems to have righted the ship, posting a 1.85 ERA over four starts at Triple-A.
    Saturday, 6:49 am
  • A's to call up Graveman for Saturday start
    Kendall Graveman will be recalled from Triple-A Nashville to start Saturday against the Rays.

    Advice: That was the expectation already, but it's now official. Graveman, who will be replacing the injured Drew Pomeranz (shoulder) in the starting rotation, struggled to the tune of an 8.27 ERA over four starts prior to being demoted last month. However, he has bounced back in Triple-A by posting a 1.85 ERA over four starts.
    Thursday, 2:11 pm
  • Peavy (back) to throw 50 pitches on Friday
    Jake Peavy (back) is scheduled to throw 50 pitches in his first rehab start Friday with High-A San Jose.

    Advice: If that outing goes well, he'll move to Triple-A Sacramento on Wednesday for his second rehab outing. Peavy has been on the shelf since April 18 with a back strain. He should rejoin the Giants' rotation in early June.
    Thursday, 11:42 am
    15-Day DL
    7:15 pm vs Atl
  • Kendall Graveman expected to start Saturday
    Kendall Graveman is expected to be recalled to start on Saturday in Tampa.

    Advice: He'll take Drew Pomeranz's (shoulder) spot in the rotation. Graveman was demoted last month after posting an 8.27 ERA and 2.02 WHIP over his four starts, but he's rebounded at Triple-A Nashville with a 1.85 ERA across four outings. It's not clear how long Pomeranz will be out, but Graveman could receive at least a couple starts.
    Wednesday, 9:54 am
  • A.J. Griffin (elbow, shoulder) throwing 'pen
    A.J. Griffin (elbow, shoulder) will throw a bullpen session Wednesday.

    Advice: It will be the first time he's thrown from a mound since he was shut down for nearly two weeks after feeling some shoulder soreness. If all goes well, Griffin could begin a rehab assignment next week. He's tracking towards a return sometime in June.
    Wednesday, 9:46 am
    60-Day DL
    7:05 pm vs NYY
  • Peavy could begin rehab assignment Friday
    Jake Peavy (back) could begin a rehab assignment with High-A San Jose on Friday.

    Advice: Peavy recently threw to hitters at extended spring training. "I had a good week," he said. "I’m going in the right direction." The veteran right-hander has been plagued by a back issue since late in spring training but appears to finally have turned the corner. It's not clear how many rehab starts he'll need before rejoining the Giants' rotation.
    Wednesday, 7:23 am
    15-Day DL
    7:15 pm vs Atl
  • Jake Peavy (back) faced hitters Saturday
    Jake Peavy (back) faced hitters on Saturday.

    Advice: Peavy has been receiving physical therapy for his back and has been throwing off a mound for nearly a week without any setbacks. It seems like he should be ready for a rehab assignment soon, although no timetable for that has been established.
    Tuesday, 4:25 pm
    15-Day DL
    7:15 pm vs Atl
  • Norris (illness) to make rehab start May 22
    Bud Norris (illness) will make a minor league rehab start on May 22 at Triple-A Norfolk.

    Advice: Norris has been out since May 11 with a case of bronchitis. If his rehab debut goes well, he could be cleared to rejoin the Orioles' rotation immediately after.
    Tuesday, 1:33 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs TB
  • Nova (elbow) pitches in ext. spring game
    Ivan Nova (elbow) threw 42 pitches over three innings Monday in an extended spring training game.

    Advice: The thought is that he could begin a minor league rehab assignment as soon as the weekend. The Yankees will likely want him to use most of his 30-day rehab window, but he's on track for a return in late June. The 28-year-old is coming back from Tommy John surgery.
    Tuesday, 5:41 am
    60-Day DL
    7:05 pm @Oak
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