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  • Brewers recall RHP Guerra from Triple-A
    Brewers recalled RHP Junior Guerra from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

    Advice: Guerra will start Tuesday against the Angels. Claimed off waivers from the White Sox last October, the 31-year-old had a 4.63 ERA and 23/9 K/BB ratio in 23 1/3 innings over four starts in Triple-A. He made three relief appearances for the White Sox last season, but this will be his first major league start. Fantasy owners have better options to choose from. Today, 5:36 am
  • James Shields wins for first time in 2016
    James Shields picked up his first win of the year after allowing one run in six innings Monday against the Rockies.

    Advice: Shields gave up nine hits, but once Nick Hundley's RBI double in the fourth went for extra bases. He walked two and struck out five. Shields has a solid 3.23 ERA after five starts, though he still doesn't look like a great bet in mixed leagues going forward. Yesterday, 10:23 pm
  • Jon Gray strikes out 11 Padres
    Jon Gray fanned 11 while allowing two runs over six innings Monday against the Padres.

    Advice: That's better. Gray's rotation spot could have been in jeopardy with another poor performance tonight, but he was really strong after getting his first out tonight. Unfortunately, he allowed two runs before that occurred (the bottom of the first started with a two singles, a two-run double and a walk). Once he did get that first out, he set down 16 in a row through the sixth inning. Yesterday, 10:22 pm
  • Nate Karns earns win in Oakland
    Nate Karns picked up a win after yielding three runs in six-plus innings Monday against the A's.

    Advice: Karns allowed one run in six innings before giving up a single, a homer and a double to the three batters he faced in the seventh. Fortunately, Vidal Nuno and Nick Vincent combined to strand the baserunner, keeping Karns in line for the win in a 4-3 game. Neither team scored afterwards. Karns is 3-1 with a 3.81 ERA. Yesterday, 10:15 pm
  • Kendall Graveman gives up four runs in loss
    Kendall Graveman surrendered four runs in 6 1/3 innings Monday in a loss to the Mariners.

    Advice: It was one run through five innings, but then Graveman gave up four hits and two runs in the sixth. For some reason, Bob Melvin sent him back out for the seventh anyway (even though four straight lefties were due up), and he was pulled after a one-out double (the runner later came around to score). Graveman is now 1-3 with a 4.40 ERA. He's just an AL-only guy for the moment. Yesterday, 10:13 pm
  • Gio Gonzalez goes six scoreless in victory
    Gio Gonzalez allowed four hits over six innings as the Nationals blanked the Royals 2-0 on Monday.

    Advice: Gonzalez struck out just one, but the struggling Royals offense couldn't put together hits against him. Gonzalez has a 1.15 ERA and a 0.99 WHIP through five starts. We're not buying those numbers, but he does figure to continue to pitch better than he did last year. Yesterday, 9:12 pm
  • Jose Berrios earns first MLB victory
    Jose Berrios earned his first major league victory by allowing two runs in 5 1/3 innings Monday against the Astros.

    Advice: The runs both came on solo homers. Berrios walked five and threw just 54 of his 96 pitches for strikes, but his stuff is so good that he'll be able to get away with those kinds of things sometimes. He struck out eight tonight. Yesterday, 9:03 pm
  • Twins' Jose Berrios notches first MLB victory
    Jose Berrios won for the first time in the majors after allowing two runs in 5 1/3 innings Monday against the Astros.

    Advice: Berrios issued five walks to go along with the two homers he allowed, but the homers came with the bases empty. It's still not ideal that he threw just 54 strikes among his 96 pitches, but his stuff is good enough that he'll be able to get away with that kind of thing sometimes. He struck out eight of the 23 batters he faced tonight. Yesterday, 9:02 pm
  • Dallas Kuechel gives up five runs in loss
    Dallas Keuchel dropped to 2-4 after giving up five runs in 4 1/3 innings Monday in a loss to the Twins.

    Advice: Keuchel's velocity remains down significantly, and he's walked 18 batters in 37 innings. Those two factors would seem to suggest he's dealing with an injury of some sort, but he hasn't admitted to anything. On the plus side, he's still getting grounders and swings and misses. He's not nearly hopeless yet. Yesterday, 9:00 pm
  • Johnny Cueto roughed up by former team
    Johnny Cueto was lit up by his former team for six runs over five innings but escaped with a no-decision in Monday's 9-6 win over the Reds.

    Advice: Cueto cruised through the first two frames but was then ambushed for six runs in the third, giving up six hits and a couple walks along the way. The righty pitched well other than the one very bad inning and finished the night with eight strikeouts. He's whiffed 41 over 42 1/3 frames on the year. Cueto faces the Rockies at home this weekend. Yesterday, 8:15 pm
  • Santiago Casilla nails down fifth save
    Santiago Casilla converted his fifth save of the season with a perfect ninth inning in Monday's win over the Reds.

    Advice: Protecting a three-run lead, Casilla quickly disposed of the Reds on 11 pitches with two punchouts and a groundout. While he's blown two of seven save chances, Casilla also boasts a 1.86 ERA, 0.83 WHIP and 12/2 K/BB ratio over 9 2/3 innings. With Sergio Romo (elbow) hurt and Hunter Strickland struggling, Casilla's closer job is very safe. Yesterday, 8:12 pm
  • Brewers designate LHP Freeman for assignment
    Brewers designated LHP Sam Freeman for assignment.

    Advice: The move clears a spot for Junior Guerra, who will be called up to start Tuesday against the Angels. Freeman was acquired from the Rangers last month and was tagged for 11 runs on 13 hits and nine walks over just 7 2/3 innings of work. Yesterday, 8:10 pm
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    5:10 pm vs LAA
  • Shawn Tolleson converts ninth save
    Shawn Tolleson nailed down his ninth save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning in Monday's win over the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Tolleson allowed a leadoff single to Justin Smoak but then induced three straight fielder's choices to escape. While the closer's ERA still sits at an ugly 5.40, that's the result of one poor appearance. He's converted nine of 10 save opportunities and his job is very safe at the moment. Yesterday, 7:22 pm
  • Erlin undergoes MRI on elbow
    Robbie Erlin (elbow) underwent an MRI on Monday.

    Advice: Erlin landed on the disabled list late last month with a left elbow strain and recently had a setback. The results of the MRI aren't yet known, but he's obviously not close to returning. Yesterday, 4:18 pm
    15-Day DL
    7:10 pm vs Col
  • Lamb scratched from Triple-A start Mon.
    John Lamb (back) was scratched from Monday's scheduled start with Triple-A Louisville.

    Advice: This likely means that Lamb will start Tuesday vs. the Giants in place of Jon Moscot, who is dealing with a shoulder issue. Lamb began the season the season on the disabled list following back surgery and has posted an ugly 9.22 ERA through three starts in Triple-A. Regardless, he has long-term upside and should be worth a look in NL-only leagues if he gets the call. Yesterday, 4:16 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs SF
  • 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. Yesterday, 3:27 pm
    Not Active
    4:10 pm @Cin
  • 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. Yesterday, 2:41 pm
    15-Day DL
    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. Yesterday, 2:39 pm
    15-Day DL
    5:10 pm @Hou
  • 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. Yesterday, 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. Yesterday, 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. Yesterday, 1:03 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs SF
  • 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. Yesterday, 12:28 pm
    Not Active
    7:05 pm @Oak
  • 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. Yesterday, 11:59 am
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    4:10 pm @Mia
  • 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. Yesterday, 11:44 am
    4:05 pm vs NYY
  • 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. Yesterday, 10:47 am
    15-Day DL
    3:10 pm @Cle
  • 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. Yesterday, 9:57 am
    Not Active
    4:10 pm @Cin
  • 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. Sunday, 3:20 pm
    Not Active
    4:10 pm @Cin
  • 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. Sunday, 2:18 pm
    4:05 pm vs NYY
  • Robbie Erlin (elbow) not ready to throw
    Robbie Erlin (elbow) will not play catch Sunday as hoped.

    Advice: Erlin had a setback with his elbow last week and isn't ready to throw yet. He'll be re-evaluated early this week, at which point more should be known about his potential timetable. Sunday, 11:29 am
    15-Day DL
    7:10 pm vs Col
  • Junior Guerra to start on Tuesday for Brewers
    The Brewers will recall Junior Guerra on Tuesday to make his first major league start against the Angels.

    Advice: A waiver claim from the White Sox last October, Guerra is a former infielder and reliever who turned 31 in January. He's put up a 4.63 ERA and 23/9 K/BB ratio over 23 1/3 innings for Triple-A Colorado Springs this season. The right-hander is a wild card but could potentially be an interesting gamble in deeper leagues. Sunday, 9:13 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. Sunday, 8:23 am
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm 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. Sunday, 7:53 am
    4:05 pm vs NYY
  • Robbie Erlin (elbow) could play catch Sunday
    Robbie Erlin (elbow) could play catch on Sunday.

    Advice: Erlin was shut down last week after feeling some soreness in his elbow. He's not close to a return, and with Cesar Vargas pitching well the Padres can afford to take their time with the left-hander. Sunday, 7:48 am
    15-Day DL
    7:10 pm vs Col
  • Lamb (back) went eight in last rehab start
    John Lamb (back) allowed two runs over eight innings in his last rehab start with Triple-A Louisville.

    Advice: Lamb hadn't gone more than three frames and was blasted for 12 runs in his first two rehab starts, so his last outing was quite a step up. He's slated to make his fourth rehab start for Louisville on Monday, although with Raisel Iglesias (shoulder) now injured and Anthony DeSclafani (oblique) having a setback, it wouldn't be a surprise to see Lamb rejoin the Reds' rotation for his next outing instead. Sunday, 6:25 am
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs SF
  • 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
    4:05 pm vs NYY
  • 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
  • Tolleson converts eighth save of season
    Shawn Tolleson fired a 1-2-3 ninth inning Friday against the Angels on Friday for his eighth save.

    Advice: Tolleson whiffed two batters in the frame. The 28-year-old gave up five runs in a disaster outing back on April 6, so he still has an ugly 6.00 ERA, but he has allowed just one run over his last nine appearances. Friday, 8:41 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
    4:05 pm vs NYY
  • 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
  • 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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    4:10 pm @Cin
  • Jon Gray gives up six runs in loss
    Jon Gray was tagged for six runs in 3 2/3 innings by the Pirates on Wednesday.

    Advice: Gray allowed hits to nine of the 21 batters he faced, and he's sporting an 11.42 ERA in two starts since coming off the disabled list. He's still one of the best bets among Rockies starters, but if he's not better next time out, there's the chance he could be replaced in the rotation. Wednesday, 11:03 pm
  • Gio takes the tough-luck loss on Wednesday
    Gio Gonzalez threw the ball well once again, allowing just two runs (one earned) in 6 1/3 innings in Wednesday’s loss to the Phillies.

    Advice: A couple of lead-off singles in the sixth and seventh innings came back to haunt Gonzalez, but he continued his rock-solid start to the campaign. He has a 1.42 ERA and 25 strikeouts in 25 1/3 innings. If it weren’t for some disappointing run support, resulting in just one win, it’s conceivable that the lefty could currently be a top-10 fantasy starter. He certainly has some regressing to do, but his .341 BABIP a year ago made us forget how dependable he’s been since the beginning of 2010. Wednesday, 7:33 pm
  • 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
    4:05 pm vs NYY
  • Erlin (elbow) being backed off his rehab
    Robbie Erlin (elbow) is being backed off his rehab.

    Advice: It's not clear if he's had a big setback. The hope is he can resume throwing this weekend in Los Angeles. Erlin was placed on the 15-day disabled list April 21 with a left elbow strain and has no clear timetable for returning to the Padres' active roster. It could be a while. Wednesday, 11:44 am
    15-Day DL
    7:10 pm vs Col
  • 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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    4:10 pm @Mia
  • Keuchel scuffles through six innings in loss
    Dallas Keuchel failed to rev in Tuesday's loss to the Mariners, surrendering five runs on six hits over six innings.

    Advice: Keuchel punched out five and walked two on the evening. He kept the Mariners off the scoreboard until the fourth inning, when Nelson Cruz hit an RBI single. That would have been survivable. A four-run fifth by the M's, less survivable. With the loss, Keuchel falls to 2-3. He has allowed 11 runs in his last 12 innings and will try to right the ship in a home start against the Twins in his next outing. Tuesday, 11:27 pm
  • Karns shuts down Astros over seven innings
    Nathan Karns was fantastic in Tuesday's 11-1 win over the Astros, hurling seven innings of shutout ball while allowing just two hits.

    Advice: Karns wasn't perfect -- he walked three -- but he flummoxed the struggling Astros nonetheless. The 28-year-old right-hander struck out six during his superlative time on the mound. With the shutout under his belt, he now holds a 3.68 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 24/12 K/BB ratio across 22 1/3 innings (four starts). He makes for a solid rotational arm in AL-only formats. Karns will try to replicate Tuesday's result in a road showdown with the A's next time he toes the rubber. Tuesday, 11:20 pm
  • Johnny Cueto fans 11 in shutout of Padres
    Johnny Cueto posted his best start of the season in Tuesday's 1-0 win over the Padres, striking out 11 on his way to pitching a complete game shutout.

    Advice: Cueto scattered seven hits while walking one. The 11 strikeouts were a season-high for the Giants' prized free agent acquisition and with the win he improved to 4-1. Any concerns that his somewhat lackluster pitching with Royals after the trade deadline last season might carry over to 2016 have been largely squashed. Cueto now holds a 2.65 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, and 33/5 K/BB ratio over 37 1/3 innings. Up next on his docket is a road date with the familiar Reds. Tuesday, 10:20 pm
  • Shields swallows loss despite strong game
    James Shields took the tough luck loss in Tuesday's 1-0 defeat at the hands of the Giants, allowing one run on three hits over seven innings.

    Advice: In just about any other match-up, Shields' effort would have been more than enough for a win. Unfortunately, he was facing off with Johnny Cueto, who one-upped him by tossing a complete game shutout. The only run to score in the game came when Denard Span hit an RBI double off Shields in the fifth. The veteran might hold an 0-4 record, but he has pitched to a respectable 3.55 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 21/13 K/BB ratio across 33 innings. He will attempt to scoop up his first victory when he tangos with the Rockies in his next scheduled start. Tuesday, 10:13 pm
  • 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
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs SF
  • Twins promote Berrios for Wednesday debut
    Twins purchased the contract of RHP Jose Berrios from Triple-A Rochester.

    Advice: Ervin Santana (back) and Kyle Gibson were both placed on the disabled list Tuesday afternoon. Berrios will make his major league debut on Wednesday against the Indians and could stick around a while if things go well. The 21-year-old top prospect had a 1.06 ERA in three starts this season at the Triple-A level. He registered a 2.87 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, and 175/38 K/BB ratio in 166 1/3 innings last year between Double-A and Triple-A. Tuesday, 4:08 pm
  • 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
    15-Day DL
    5:10 pm @Hou
  • 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
    15-Day DL
    5:10 pm @Hou
  • Jose Berrios expected to debut on Wednesday
    Jose Berrios is expected to make his major league debut Wednesday against the Indians.

    Advice: It appears that Ervin Santana (back) is headed to the disabled list. Santana's scheduled turn was Saturday but that would be too much time between starts for Berrios, who last pitched on Thursday at Triple-A Rochester. The other Twins starters will likely have their starts pushed back a day. Berrios has been a beast at Triple-A this year with a 1.06 ERA over three outings. Now that he's arrived in the major leagues, the 21-year-old top prospect could be here to stay. Tuesday, 11:32 am
  • Top prospect Jose Berrios getting called up
    The Twins are promoting RHP Jose Berrios to the major leagues.

    Advice: It's unclear who the Twins are sending down. It was only a matter of time for Berrios, who has dominated in his three starts for Triple-A Rochester this year (2-0, 1.06 ERA). With the Twins seemingly headed nowhere this season, now is as good a time as any for Berrios to finally get his feet wet in the major leagues. The 21-year-old is No. 16 in's Top 100 prospects. With Ervin Santana still battling a back injury, Berrios could be asked to start in his place Saturday against the Tigers. Tuesday, 10:37 am
  • Kendall Graveman roughed up by Tigers
    Kendall Graveman was touched up for six runs over 4 2/3 frames in Monday's loss to the Tigers.

    Advice: Graveman struck out four, but he surrendered 10 hits, with three of them leaving the yard. The young right-hander entered the contest with a 2.04 ERA over his first three outings, so hopefully this was just a small bump in the road. He'll try to bounce back this weekend against the Astros. Monday, 7:06 pm
  • Erlin (elbow) resumes playing catch
    Robbie Erlin (elbow) played catch Sunday.

    Advice: Erlin was placed on the disabled list last week with a left elbow strain. He's traveling with the team for now and it's unclear when he'll be ready for a minor league rehab assignment. Monday, 6:07 pm
    15-Day DL
    7:10 pm vs Col
  • 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
  • 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
  • Gray whiffs 10 in first start of season.
    Jon Gray finished Friday's start with a mixed performance, as he struck out 10 but he also surrendered a couple of homers and five earned runs against the Dodgers.

    Advice: This was Gray's first start of the 2016 season. He'd missed much of the spring with an abdomen injury, but he managed to strike out 10 batters in just five innings of work on Friday. While that's encouraging, the right-hander still calls Coors Field home, which resulted in a pair of homers and seven hits. That's just the cost of doing business in the high altitude. We'll wait to see how he does away from home before we draw too many conclusions. Apr 22, 9:54 pm
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