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  • A's recall Cesar Valdez from AAA Nashville
    Athletics recalled RHP Cesar Valdez from Triple-A Nashville.

    Advice: Valdez gave up three runs over four innings last Thursday in a spot start against the Mariners. It looks like he'll be used as a long man out of the bullpen this time around. Rotoworld.com 36 minutes ago
  • Braves @ Mets postponed Tuesday by rain
    Tuesday night's game between the Braves and Mets has been postponed due to rain.

    Advice: The evening forecast looks ugly across much of the Northeast. Robert Gsellman was scheduled to pitch for the Mets against Julio Teheran of the Braves. The game will be made up as part of a traditional doubleheader on September 25. Noah Syndergaard is going to stay on schedule and face off against Teheran in Wednesday's game, with Gsellman getting skipped. Rotoworld.com 48 minutes ago
    PPD vs Atl
     
  • Jays activate J.P. Howell (shoulder) off DL
    Blue Jays activated LHP J.P. Howell from the 10-day disabled list.

    Advice: Howell will be back in the Jays' bullpen Tuesday night in St. Louis after missing over two weeks with left shoulder soreness. The 34-year-old southpaw is sitting on a 54.00 ERA and 12.00 WHIP through two appearances in 2017. Rotoworld.com 59 minutes ago
  • Jays option Leonel Campos to AAA Buffalo
    Blue Jays optioned RHP Leonel Campos to Triple-A Buffalo.

    Advice: Campos worked 1 2/3 scoreless innings of relief during his short stay at the major league level. The 29-year-old right-hander will continue to function as organizational bullpen depth for Toronto. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:26 pm
    Not Active
    5:15 pm @StL
     
  • Shae Simmons (elbow) on throwing program
    Shae Simmons (elbow) has begun a throwing program.

    Advice: Simmons landed on the disabled list at the end of spring training with a right flexor strain. If everything goes smoothly from here, he could be an option for the Mariners' bullpen around the end of May. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:24 pm
    10-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Det
     
  • Cishek (hip) struggling on rehab assignment
    Steve Cishek (hip) has allowed two runs on four hits and three walks in 2 1/3 innings over his first three rehab outings with Double-A Arkansas and Triple-A Tacoma.

    Advice: And the Mariners don't plan on activating him from the disabled list until he shows better effectiveness. "I’d like him to iron out some of the mechanical stuff," manager Scott Servais said Tuesday. "He’s going through spring training. It just happens to be in late April." Cishek underwent major hip surgery last October. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:20 pm
    10-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Det
     
  • David Price (elbow) to face hitters Saturday
    David Price (elbow) is scheduled to face live hitters on Saturday.

    Advice: Price made it through a 45-pitch bullpen session Monday without issue and is finally ready to take the next step in his rehab. It'll be his first time facing live hitters since he came down with elbow discomfort in early March. There should be a better picture on his timetable after the weekend. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:43 pm
    10-Day DL
    PPD vs NYY
     
  • Britton (forearm) on target for Friday rehab
    Zach Britton (forearm) is scheduled to make a minor league rehab appearance on Friday.

    Advice: That assumes he makes it through a full bullpen session Wednesday without issue. There's talk of Britton returning to the Orioles on Sunday, but the 29-year-old closer still has some big hurdles to clear. Brad Brach and Darren O'Day have been handling ninth-inning duties for Baltimore while Britton nurses a forearm strain. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:38 pm
    10-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs TB
     
  • White Sox recall Chris Beck from AAA
    White Sox recalled RHP Chris Beck from Triple-A Charlotte.

    Advice: He'll take the bullpen spot left vacant by Zach Putnam, who is again dealing with elbow trouble. Beck holds a 6.32 ERA in 31 1/3 career innings at the major league level. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:15 pm
  • White Sox place Zach Putnam on the DL
    White Sox placed RHP Zach Putnam on the 10-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation.

    Advice: Putnam needed surgery on that elbow last August after battling discomfort for much of the 2016 season, and this could bring another extended absence. The 29-year-old setup man was sporting a 1.04 ERA through 8 2/3 innings this year out of the White Sox bullpen. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:14 pm
    10-Day DL
    5:10 pm vs KC
     
  • O'Rourke needs surgery on left elbow
    Ryan O'Rourke needs surgery for a partially torn UCL in his left elbow.

    Advice: That'll likely put him out for all of 2017, and if he needs Tommy John surgery his rehab will leak into the early part of the 2018 season. O'Rourke has been dealing with left elbow discomfort since late February. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:52 pm
    60-Day DL
    5:05 pm @Tex
     
  • Odorizzi (hammy) sim game set for Wed.
    Jake Odorizzi (hamstring) will have his simulated game pushed back from Tuesday to Wednesday.

    Advice: Odorizzi didn't have a setback with his hamstring, but the thought is that the weather could be better on Wednesday and would allow him to get on the field. It would also put him five days out from his expected return on May 1 against the Marlins. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:47 pm
    10-Day DL
    4:05 pm @Bal
     
  • Yankees @ Red Sox postponed on Tuesday
    Tuesday's game between the Yankees and Red Sox has been postponed due to rain.

    Advice: The forecast is a rough one in Boston, so they got this decision out of the way early. It's worth noting that more rain is expected on Wednesday and Thursday. Tuesday's game will be rescheduled as part of a day-night doubleheader on Sunday July 16. Rick Porcello and Luis Severino will presumably be pushed back a day in their respective rotations. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:55 am
    PPD vs NYY
     
  • Dominant start for Fried on Tuesday
    Braves prospect Max Fried was at his best on Tuesday, giving up one hit in seven innings for Double-A Mississippi.

    Advice: He also struck out six and walked just one. To be blunt, Fried was terrible in his starts coming into this afternoon, struggling to throw strikes and miss bats. That obviously wasn't the case in this effort. Keep in mind this is still a pitcher with two plus pitches, and that it's only April. Fried has big-time upside, and should be on your dynasty league roster. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:28 am
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    PPD @NYM
     
  • Ellis has much needed quality start
    Cardinals prospect Chris Ellis struck out eight hitters on Monday for Triple-A Memphis.

    Advice: Ellis allowed just two earned runs while walking just one over his 6 2/3 innings for the Redbirds. That start saw his ERA drop to 8.20, so he was obviously in need of a quality start. The former Braves and Angels prospect has shown quality stuff at times, but consistency hasn't been his friend. He's worth monitoring, but there's a lot of volatility here. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:30 am
    Not Active
    PPD @NYM
     
  • Beede struggles on Monday night.
    Giants prospect Tyler Beede struggled on Monday, giving up five runs in under five innings for Triple-A Sacramento.

    Advice: Beede didn't get a lot of help from his defense, and two of those runs were unearned. He did give up eight hits, however, and he walked three. With Madison Bumgarner out for a substantial amount of time, Beede has an opportunity to join the rotation. He'll have to pitch better than this to make it a reality. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:07 am
    Not Active
    7:15 pm vs LAD
     
  • Thornburg (shoulder) continues throwing
    Red Sox manager John Farrell said on MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM on Tuesday that he's hopeful Tyler Thornburg (shoulder) will be ready for rehab games "not in the too distant future."

    Advice: Thornburg is still limited to long tossing as he makes his way back from a right shoulder impingement and still needs to stretch things out to 150-plus feet. Farrell added that he'll basically need to go through spring training before joining the Red Sox, so he's likely looking at several appearances in the minors. He's still a ways off. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:01 am
    10-Day DL
    PPD vs NYY
     
  • Happ (elbow) to resume throwing soon
    J.A. Happ (elbow) could resume throwing in the next couple of days.

    Advice: Happ experienced discomfort while trying to throw a side session last Thursday, so he has been resting in recent days. He's feeling better, but there should be more clarity on a possible return date after he resumes throwing. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:17 am
    10-Day DL
    5:15 pm @StL
     
  • Sanchez (finger) throws again Monday
    Aaron Sanchez (finger) threw for the third straight day on Monday.

    Advice: Sanchez has bounced back quickly from a minor procedure last week to remove part of the fingernail on his right middle finger. He won't return to the Jays' rotation this week as originally hoped, but he could throw a side session in the next couple of days. Mat Latos and Casey Lawrence will continue to fill in for Sanchez and J.A. Happ (elbow) in Toronto's rotation for now. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:10 am
    10-Day DL
    5:15 pm @StL
     
  • Matt Cain goes six strong before injury
    Matt Cain allowed two hits over six innings before leaving with hamstring tightness and combined with four relievers on a shutout of the Dodgers on Monday.

    Advice: Cain is the Giants' savior right now, allowing a total of two runs in his last three starts. In the last two of those, the Giants have prevailed despite the offense scoring two and one runs. Cain shouldn't be picked up in mixed leagues, but he'll probably have some value in NL-only leagues, assuming that the injury isn't serious. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:58 pm
    Day-to-Day
    7:15 pm vs LAD
     
  • Hyun-Jin Ryu solid in defeat
    Hyun-Jin Ryu held the Giants to one run in six innings in Monday's loss.

    Advice: Ryu deserved better tonight, but he's now 0-4 this season. Expectations are that he'll stay in the rotation for now, but his spot is tenuous, what with Julio Urias coming up and Rich Hill due back within 2-3 weeks. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:55 pm
  • Jesse Chavez earns win over Jays
    Jesse Chavez pitched six innings of one-run ball for a victory over the Blue Jays on Monday.

    Advice: The Jays acquired Chavez a year ago, but they buried him in the pen and traded him to the Dodgers at midseason. Back in the rotation now, he's 2-3 with a 4.13 ERA, though that ERA improves to 3.13 if one throws out his emergency relief appearance in the 13th inning Friday. He'll face the Rangers next time out. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:48 pm
  • Matt Cain left with hamstring tightness
    Matt Cain departed Monday's start against the Dodgers with right hamstring tightness.

    Advice: It's unclear when he first tweaked the hammy, but he was pulled after throwing warm-up pitches before the seventh inning. Cain also underwent an X-ray on his foot after he was hit by a comebacker earlier in the game, and it came back negative. He tossed six shutout frames before exiting. Consider Cain day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:24 pm
    Day-to-Day
    7:15 pm vs LAD
     
  • Tyler Anderson gives up four runs to Nats
    Tyler Anderson yielded four runs in 5 2/3 innings Monday in a no-decision against the Nationals.

    Advice: Anderson is 0-for-5 turning in quality starts this year, and his ERA sits at 7.11. His 22/8 K/BB ratio in 25 1/3 innings isn't bad, but he's on thin ice at the moment. Assuming that he remains in the rotation -- a pretty good bet with Jon Gray on the disabled list -- he'll get the Diamondbacks next. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:56 pm
  • Jacob Turner turns in quality start
    Jacob Turner pitched well in his spot start Monday, allowing three runs over six innings against the Rockies in Coors Field.

    Advice: Turner left with a 4-3 lead, but it didn't survive the seventh. He'll likely be sent down for a fresh arm now, though the Nationals would risk losing him on waivers. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:54 pm
  • Blake Treinen gives up three runs in relief
    Blake Treinen gave up three runs and six hits in one-third of an inning Monday against the Rockies.

    Advice: We're not sure why Dusty Baker let his deposed closer give up six hits, but it cost the Nationals their chance of coming back in this one. Granted, the Nationals' pen is a little worn down after the weekend. Treinen, though, could have been pulled earlier. He now has a 9.82 ERA, and it's obvious he won't be closing again anytime soon. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:52 pm
  • Matt Cain exits start with apparent injury
    Matt Cain exited Monday's start against the Dodgers with an apparent injury.

    Advice: Cain had thrown just 70 pitches across six shutout innings, but he was pulled after throwing some warm-up pitches prior to the seventh. He was hit in the foot with a comebacker earlier in the game, so perhaps his foot started getting sore. The Giants should update his status shortly. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:06 pm
    Day-to-Day
    7:15 pm vs LAD
     
  • Jacob Turner called up for spot start
    Nationals purchased the contract of RHP Jacob Turner from Triple-A Syracuse.

    Advice: Turner will make a spot start on Monday in Colorado with Stephen Strasburg going on paternity leave. Needless to say, it's a situation to avoid for fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:09 pm
  • Britton (forearm) to throw 'pen session Wed.
    Zach Britton (forearm) will throw a full bullpen session on Wednesday.

    Advice: That's assuming he feels fine Tuesday following Monday's flat-ground session. The Orioles are saying Britton will be re-evaluated after Wednesday's bullpen session but they didn't indicate whether a short rehab assignment might be the next step or if he might just be activated. We'll know more in a few days. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:48 pm
    10-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs TB
     
  • Odorizzi (hamstring) in line to return May 1
    Jake Odorizzi (hamstring) is on track to rejoin the Rays' rotation on May 1 in Miami.

    Advice: Odorizzi threw a bullpen session over the weekend and will go through a four-inning simulated game on Tuesday. The right-hander says the strained left hamstring that put him on the disabled list is no longer an issue. Odorizzi posted a 4.15 ERA in his first 13 innings for the Rays before the injury. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:43 pm
    10-Day DL
    4:05 pm @Bal
     
  • Zach Britton (forearm) resumes throwing Mon.
    Zach Britton (forearm) played catch from 90 feet and threw some pitches off flat ground on Monday.

    Advice: It was his first time throwing since an MRI on Friday ruled out structural damage. He said his arm felt good Monday, but more should be known about the next step after he talks to Buck Showalter and visits with a hand specialist. Brad Brach has been filling in at closer. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:40 pm
    10-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs TB
     
  • Price (elbow) throws 45-pitch bullpen session
    David Price (elbow) threw 45 pitches in a bullpen session on Monday.

    Advice: Price got up and down three times to simulate breaks between innings. The veteran southpaw was recently slowed down a bit due to some soreness in his elbow, but appears to be past it now. Facing hitters should be the next step, but more should be known on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:08 pm
    10-Day DL
    PPD vs NYY
     
  • Twins transfer O'Rourke to 60-day DL
    Twins transferred LHP Ryan O'Rourke from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: The move opens up a spot for Nick Tepesch on the 40-man roster. O'Rourke came down with a flexor mass strain in his throwing elbow toward the end of spring training and can now be ruled out until at least the start of June. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:59 am
    60-Day DL
    5:05 pm @Tex
     
  • Howell (shoulder) on rehab assignment
    J.P. Howell (shoulder) struck out three in a scoreless frame Sunday on his minor league rehab assignment with High-A Dunedin.

    Advice: Howell, who landed on the disabled list earlier this month with left shoulder soreness, has now thrown a pair of scoreless outings on his rehab stint. The southpaw appears on the verge of rejoining the Jays' bullpen. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:01 am
  • Jacob Turner to start for Nationals on Monday
    Nationals manager Dusty Baker confirmed Sunday that Jacob Turner will be recalled from Triple-A Syracuse to start on Monday against the Rockies in Colorado.

    Advice: The Nationals were forced to shuffle their rotation with Stephen Strasburg going on paternity leave and Baker didn't want one of the club's prospects to be forced into making their MLB debut against the Rockies at Coors Field. Turner owns a career 5.09 ERA and 1.51 WHIP in 323 1/3 big league innings and will be a popular target to attack in daily fantasy on Monday. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:27 pm
  • No mound work for Thornburg (shoulder) yet
    Tyler Thornburg (shoulder) remained limited to long tossing.

    Advice: Thornburg hasn't thrown off a mound in a month as he works his way back from a right shoulder impingement. Obviously, he's not going to be rejoining the Red Sox' bullpen anytime soon. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:25 am
    10-Day DL
    PPD vs NYY
     
  • Price (elbow) to throw off mound again Monday
    David Price (elbow) will throw a 45-50 pitch bullpen session on Monday.

    Advice: It will come after he had a 30-pitch bullpen session Friday where he threw his curveball. Assuming Monday's session goes well, the Red Sox will then map out a rehab assignment plan for Price. That doesn't necessarily mean the next time he throws will be in game action, but at least we should have a clearer picture on a potential timetable. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:25 am
    10-Day DL
    PPD vs NYY
     
  • Aaron Sanchez (finger) resumes throwing
    Aaron Sanchez (finger) resumed throwing on Saturday.

    Advice: It was his first time throwing since undergoing a minor finger procedure on Monday. He threw from about 90 feet. The Blue Jays were hoping to have Sanchez back Thursday against the Cardinals but that seems like a long shot. Sanchez only threw fastballs during Saturday's session and might need a few days to expand his arsenal. The Blue Jays are extremely shorthanded right now with Sanchez, J.A. Happ (elbow), Josh Donaldson (calf) and Troy Tulowitzki (hamstring) all on the shelf. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:58 pm
    10-Day DL
    5:15 pm @StL
     
  • Zach Putnam leaves with elbow tenderness
    Zach Putnam left Saturday's game against the Indians with right elbow tenderness.

    Advice: Putnam has pitched brilliantly this year (1.04 ERA in seven appearances) and would be a big loss for the White Sox's bullpen. Luckily, he's being classified as day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:25 pm
    10-Day DL
    5:10 pm vs KC
     
  • Leonel Campos called up from Buffalo
    Blue Jays purchased the contract of RHP Leonel Campos from Triple-A Buffalo.

    Advice: Toronto needed a fresh arm after Friday's 13-inning marathon. Danny Barnes was sent to Buffalo in the corresponding roster move. Campos carries a 4.05 ERA in five outings for Buffalo this year. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:24 pm
    Not Active
    5:15 pm @StL
     
  • Britton (forearm) pleased with MRI results
    Zach Britton (forearm) said he was happy with his MRI results from Friday.

    Advice: The MRI ruled out any structural damage. Britton wants to begin throwing again but he won't be cleared until he meets with a hand specialist on Monday. Interim closer Brad Brach has yet to allow a run this year, so the Orioles can afford to take their time with Britton. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:27 pm
    10-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs TB
     
  • Jesse Chavez takes loss in 13th
    Needed in relief, Jesse Chavez took a loss after giving up three runs in the 13th inning Friday against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Chavez had been scheduled to start Sunday, but the Angels have the flexibility to pitch Ricky Nolasco on normal rest then. We're guessing Chavez will start Monday in the finale of the four-game series instead. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:01 am
  • J.A. Happ (elbow) likely to miss second start
    J.A. Happ is likely to miss a second start after Thursday's side session didn't go as well as anticipated.

    Advice: The left-hander made 20 throws on Thursday but experienced discomfort in his pitching elbow. The club will now wait a few days for the inflammation to subside before Happ attempts to throw again. Mat Latos is starting in his place on Friday and is likely to occupy that spot in the rotation until he's able to return. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:37 pm
    10-Day DL
    5:15 pm @StL
     
  • Athletics option Cesar Valdez to Triple-A
    Athletics optioned RHP Cesar Valdez to Triple-A Nashville.

    Advice: The right-hander struggled in a spot start against the Mariners on Thursday and was no longer needed with Kendall Graveman expected to return in time for his next start. He'll bide his time at Triple-A until the A's have another need in the rotation. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:52 pm
  • David Price (elbow) throws bullpen session
    David Price (elbow) threw a 30-pitch bullpen session Friday.

    Advice: Price used his curveball during the session and said he felt fine. The left-hander still had some lingering soreness in his left elbow recently, so his throwing program was scaled back a bit, but it looks like it was a minor setback. Price won't throw off a mound again until at least Monday or Tuesday. We look to still be in the relatively early stages of Price's throwing program, so it's unclear when he might be game-ready. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:37 pm
    10-Day DL
    PPD vs NYY
     
  • Odorizzi (hamstring) throwing off mound Sat.
    Jake Odorizzi (hamstring) will throw a bullpen session Saturday.

    Advice: The hope is that Odorizzi will miss just two starts, but the Rays will have a better idea as to his timetable following the session. Erasmo Ramirez made a start in his plate on Thursday. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:25 pm
    10-Day DL
    4:05 pm @Bal
     
  • Cesar Valdez surrenders three runs in four IP
    Cesar Valdez yielded three runs on five hits over four innings in Thursday's no-decision against the Mariners.

    Advice: Valdez was called up to start in place of Kendall Graveman (shoulder). He did a fine enough job considering the situation. Making his first major league appearance since 2010, Valdez surrendered an RBI single to Robinson Cano and a pair of RBI hits in a two-run second inning before he settled down to keep the scoreboard clean over his final two innings of work. This may have been a one-off showing, as the A's could send Valdez back down to Triple-A on Friday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:20 pm
  • A's recall Cesar Valdez for Thursday start
    Athletics recalled RHP Cesar Valdez from Triple-A Nashville.

    Advice: Valdez will start for the A's on Thursday night against the Mariners, filling in for the injured Kendall Graveman. Valdez hasn't appeared in a game at the major league level since 2010 and shouldn't be trusted in standard fantasy leagues. He could be sent back to Triple-A on Friday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:11 pm
  • O'Rourke (forearm) clear in checkup exam
    Ryan O'Rourke (forearm) underwent a checkup exam Wednesday in the Twin Cities.

    Advice: His rehab from a flexor tendon injury stalled this past week, but it sounds like O'Rourke will be able to resume throwing soon. "I went up here to see one of the docs," the lefty reliever told MLB.com. "I don't know what it was called, but it was very cool. It was kind of an ultrasound that showed me how my ligaments, tendons and muscles were moving. It was interesting. We did that to make sure nothing was torn. But no, we were good." Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:36 am
    60-Day DL
    5:05 pm @Tex
     
  • Just under seven shutout innings for Beede
    Giants pitching prospect didn't allow a run in his start on Wednesday for Triple-A Sacramento.

    Advice: In his 6 2/3 innings, Beede did allow three walks but he also only allowed three hits and struck out four. It's a nice bounce back for the 2014 first-round selection, and while he's putting too many hitters on via walk (seven in 16 2/3 innings) there's been more good than bad to begin the year. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:13 am
    Not Active
    7:15 pm vs LAD
     
  • Happ (elbow) throws from 60 feet Thursday
    J.A. Happ (elbow) made 20 throws from a distance of 60 feet on Thursday.

    Advice: It was his first time throwing since he left his start last Sunday against the Orioles with inflammation in his left elbow. Happ was officially placed on the 10-day disabled list April 18, retroactive to April 17. He's hoping to only miss a turn or two in the Blue Jays' rotation. Mat Latos will fill his spot for the time being. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:32 am
    10-Day DL
    5:15 pm @StL
     
  • David Price rehab slowed by arm soreness
    Red Sox manager John Farrell acknowledged Thursday that David Price has been experiencing some soreness around his troublesome left elbow.

    Advice: That's why the Red Sox have slowed Price's rehab program this week, though he did play long toss with good intensity on Thursday morning in Toronto and he's scheduled to get back on a mound Friday. There is still no timetable for Price to make his 2017 regular-season debut. Considering where he is right now with his throwing, it'll be at least another 3-4 weeks. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:38 am
    10-Day DL
    PPD vs NYY
     
  • Cishek (hip) moves rehab to AAA Tacoma
    Steve Cishek (hip) has shifted his minor league rehab assignment to Triple-A Tacoma.

    Advice: Cishek looked sharp in a scoreless frame Monday with Double-A Arkansas, his first live appearance since undergoing hip surgery last October. Cishek is expected to pitch 2-3 times with Tacoma before joining the Mariners' active roster next week in a setup role. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:41 am
    10-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Det
     
  • Tyler Anderson takes third loss
    Tyler Anderson surrendered four runs -- two earned -- in five innings Wednesday in a loss to the Dodgers.

    Advice: Anderson has taken half of the Rockies' six losses and has a 7.32 ERA in his four starts. He didn't pitch terribly tonight, but the unearned runs were his own fault, as it was his error that led to them. He figures to stay in the rotation for now, but it's imperative that he improves soon. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:36 pm
  • Gsellman allows three runs in seven innings
    Robert Gsellman allowed three runs in seven-plus innings and did not factor into the decision as the Mets rallied late in the game to beat the Phillies on Wednesday.

    Advice: He drilled Aaron Altherr with a pitch leading off the fourth inning and the runner later came around to score. In the next frame Gsellman surrendered a run-scoring single to opposing pitcher Vince Velasquez. He was relieved after allowing a leadoff double to Altherr in the eighth inning and was charged with the run when the bullpen couldn't prevent the runner from scoring. He fanned seven batters against one walk and now owns a 20/6 strikeout to walk ratio to go with a 7.13 ERA in 17 2/3 innings after getting blown up for eight runs in his previous start. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:39 pm
    PPD vs Atl
     
  • Rick Porcello goes seven strong in loss
    Rick Porcello allowed three unearned runs over seven innings Wednesday in a loss to the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Porcello might have overcome one error to start the second inning tonight, but back-to-back miscues from Pablo Sandoval and Mitch Moreland doomed him. The Jays went on to rack up three singles in the frame, scoring three runs. Porcello was pretty great, though. He didn't allow an extra-base hit all night, and he walked just one. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:30 pm
    PPD vs NYY
     
  • David Price (elbow) scheduled for Friday pen
    David Price (elbow) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Friday.

    Advice: Price threw a pair of bullpens last week, but the Red Sox are pumping the brakes on that until Friday, as the veteran southpaw has returned to throwing long toss from 120 feet. There is no setback, here, but the Red Sox want to play this slow. He is not expected to throw to live hitters until next week at the earliest. Price has been on the shelf since early March due to left elbow discomfort. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:43 pm
    10-Day DL
    PPD vs NYY
     
  • Zach Britton (forearm) to undergo Friday MRI
    Zach Britton (forearm) will undergo a followup MRI on Friday.

    Advice: Britton said on Tuesday that his left forearm strain is beginning to feel better, but Friday's MRI should help shed light on the exact nature of his injury and should help to give a better idea of when the All-Star closer will be able to return to action. He will first be eligible to return from the 10-day disabled list on April 25. The Orioles are hoping that he will be able to hit that date, or close to it. In the meantime, Brad Brach and Darren O'Day figure to continue to see the bulk of save chances. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:49 pm
    10-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs TB
     
  • Odorizzi (hamstring) may only miss two starts
    Rays manager Kevin Cash said the hope is Jake Odorizzi (hamstring) will only end up missing two starts.

    Advice: Erasmo Ramirez is replacing Odorizzi in the rotation for the time being, but at least at this juncture, the hope is that this hamstring injury will not keep him out of action for too long. On Wednesday, the 27-year-old right-hander played catch on flat ground. Should he miss just the two starts as Cash is crossing his fingers for, it would put him in line for an early May return. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:56 pm
    10-Day DL
    4:05 pm @Bal
     
  • Odorizzi (hamstring) throws off flat ground
    Jake Odorizzi (hamstring) played catch on flat ground on Wednesday.

    Advice: Odorizzi was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring last week. It is unknown at this juncture just when the right-hander will be able to come back from this injury. The Rays figure to play things cautiously with his rehab given the fickle nature of hamstring injuries and the early stage of the season. Once he is further along in his recovery, a concrete timetable for his return should become more clear. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:24 pm
    10-Day DL
    4:05 pm @Bal
     
  • Hyun-Jin Ryu gives up three homers in loss
    Hyun-Jin Ryu fell to 0-3 after giving up four runs in six innings Tuesday against the Rockies.

    Advice: Ryu struck out seven and walked just one, but three homers did him in. There are still things to like about the way Ryu is throwing, but it seems clear now that he'll be the first starter bumped from the Dodgers' rotation, whether it's for Scott Kazmir or Julio Urias. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:57 pm
  • Matt Cain holds Royals down for seven
    Matt Cain allowed one run and four hits over seven innings Tuesday against the Royals.

    Advice: Expectations were very low for Cain two months ago and even lower after he struggled all spring, but he has a 3.31 ERA after three starts. His 12/8 K/BB ratio and 1.41 WHIP in 16 1/3 innings are less encouraging. It helps that the best offense he's faced to date is Arizona's (he drew San Diego in his first start). Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:52 pm
    Day-to-Day
    7:15 pm vs LAD
     
  • Baker: Nats considering a change at closer
    Nationals manager Dusty Baker confirmed late Tuesday that there will likely be a change at closer.

    Advice: "This ain't working," said Baker in his postgame chat with the media. Blake Treinen was pulled from a save opportunity after walking in a run Tuesday night against the Braves and Shawn Kelley went on to finish out the 3-1 win. Kelley comes with some workload limitations, but he's probably the guy to own right now in the Washington bullpen. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:23 pm
  • Blake Treinen pulled from save chance Tuesday
    Blake Treinen was pulled from a save chance after walking in a run versus the Braves on Tuesday.

    Advice: Treinen had a plum save opportunity in this one, entering the bottom of the ninth with a 3-0 lead. However, he yielded a leadoff single to Freddie Freeman and then a one-out single to Nick Markakis. Treinen then walked the next two batters to force in a run and was yanked in favor of Shawn Kelley at that point. To make matters worse for Treinen, Kelley quickly disposed of the Braves with a foulout and a strikeout. We'll have to see what Nationals manager Dusty Baker says, but Kelley might be the new closer in Washington. Treinen holds a 7.11 ERA and 2.53 WHIP on the season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:07 pm
  • Price (elbow) not clear to face live hitters
    Red Sox manager John Farrell said David Price (elbow) will not face live hitters early this week.

    Advice: There hasn't been a setback, but the Red Sox don't want to push Price too hard in his rehab and will instead ask him to continue playing long toss and throwing bullpen sessions. There are still a number of hurdles to clear before a realistic timetable can be mapped out for the high-priced left-hander. He's been working through elbow discomfort since the first week of March. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:01 pm
    10-Day DL
    PPD vs NYY
     
  • Cesar Valdez to start for A's on Thursday
    Cesar Valdez is scheduled to start for the A's on Thursday against the Mariners.

    Advice: He's taking the rotation spot left vacant by Kendall Graveman, who landed on the disabled list Monday with a shoulder injury. Valdez, 32, hasn't appeared in a major league game since 2010 and makes for a poor fantasy streaming option versus Seattle. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:55 pm
  • Howell (shoulder) nearing rehab appearances
    J.P. Howell (shoulder) is expected to begin a rehab assignment later this week.

    Advice: Howell was placed on the 10-day disabled list April 9, retroactive to April 8, after complaining of soreness in his left shoulder. He allowed two earned runs on two walks and two hits in his second appearance of the 2017 regular season, ballooning his ERA to 54.00. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:15 pm
  • Britton says his forearm already feels better
    Zach Britton told reporters Tuesday that his arm is already feeling better.

    Advice: Britton landed on the 10-day disabled list over the weekend with a left forearm strain and that's an injury that can often lead to more serious complications, but he stressed Tuesday that this particular issue is mild. The hope is he'll be ready for activation right around the first day he's eligible, which is April 25. Brad Brach and Darren O'Day will apparently share closer duties in the meantime. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:45 pm
    10-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs TB
     
  • Sanchez has part of fingernail removed
    Aaron Sanchez underwent a minor procedure on Tuesday to remove part of the fingernail on his right middle finger.

    Advice: The hope is that the procedure will alleviate his blister issues. Sanchez was placed on the disabled list over the weekend and could return before the end of the month if all goes well. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:41 pm
    10-Day DL
    5:15 pm @StL
     
  • Blue Jays place Happ (elbow) on 10-day DL
    Blue Jays placed LHP J.A. Happ on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to April 17, with left elbow inflammation.

    Advice: Happ left Sunday's game with soreness in his elbow, but an MRI apparently ruled out anything serious. Regardless, it's another blow to Toronto's rotation, which is also missing Aaron Sanchez. The Blue Jays have yet to announce their plans for the rotation moving forward. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:36 pm
    10-Day DL
    5:15 pm @StL
     
  • A's calling up RHP Cesar Valdez
    Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes reports that the Athletics are calling up right-hander Cesar Valdez on Tuesday.

    Advice: Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle writes that Valdez could join the rotation for a spot start this week with Kendall Graveman (shoulder) on the disabled list. He likely lines up for Thursday against the Mariners. The 32-year-old hasn't pitched in the majors since 2010 and can be avoided in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:51 am
  • Cishek (hip) begins rehab assignment
    Steve Cishek (hip) tossed a scoreless inning Monday in his first minor league rehab appearance with Double-A Arkansas.

    Advice: It was his first appearance since undergoing hip surgery last October. The plan calls for him to make three or four more appearances in the minors before joining the Mariners' bullpen. Barring any setbacks, he's on track to return by the end of the month. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:31 am
    10-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Det
     
  • Happ diagnosed with inflammation in elbow
    J.A. Happ was diagnosed with inflammation in his left elbow, according to Steve Phillips of TSN.

    Advice: Jon Morosi of MLB Network already reported that Happ's injury is not believed to be serious, but now we have some more specifics. It's good news under the circumstances, but he's likely to spent some time on the disabled list. With Aaron Sanchez (blister) also sidelined, the Blue Jays are going to have to dip into their depth in the minors, which includes the likes of Casey Lawrence, Mat Latos, and T.J. House. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:55 am
    10-Day DL
    5:15 pm @StL
     
  • Report: J.A. Happ's elbow issue not serious
    According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, J.A. Happ's left elbow injury "is not believed to be serious."

    Advice: Happ left Sunday's start against the Orioles due to soreness in his elbow and was set to undergo an MRI on Monday. Morosi writes that Monday's evaluation showed enough to rule out anything serious. We should get more specifics about the issue soon, as well as a possible timetable for his return. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:11 am
    10-Day DL
    5:15 pm @StL
     
  • Jesse Chavez goes seven in loss
    Jesse Chavez yielded two runs in seven innings Monday in a loss to the Astros.

    Advice: Angels starters aren't getting a lot of help at the moment. In fact, Chavez has the lone win from any of the team's starting pitchers this year; it came April 7 against the Mariners. He's 1-2 with a 4.24 ERA. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:43 pm
  • J.A. Happ scheduled to undergo MRI on elbow
    J.A. Happ is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his left elbow on Monday.

    Advice: Happ was forced to leave Sunday's start against the Orioles due to soreness in his pitching elbow. The veteran southpaw noticed the discomfort between the fourth and fifth innings on Sunday and his effectiveness definitely declined after that point. The Jays should have an update on his status after Monday's exam. Rotoworld.com Apr 16, 4:58 pm
    10-Day DL
    5:15 pm @StL
     
  • Happ removed from start with apparent injury
    J.A. Happ was pulled from his start Sunday against the Orioles after suffering an apparent injury.

    Advice: Happ hopped off the mound in pain after throwing a pitch to Adam Jones in the top of the fifth. He had worked 4 1/3 innings of shutout ball with no walks and three strikeouts. Look for an update from Rogers Centre within the hour. Rotoworld.com Apr 16, 11:29 am
    10-Day DL
    5:15 pm @StL
     
  • Cishek (hip) set for minor league rehab work
    Steve Cishek (hip) has joined up with Double-A Arkansas for a minor league rehab assignment.

    Advice: He's expected to join the Mariners' bullpen after three or four minor league appearances, assuming no setbacks. The veteran reliever was placed on the disabled list just before Opening Day after undergoing surgery last October to repair a torn labrum in his left hip. Rotoworld.com Apr 16, 10:46 am
    10-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Det
     
  • Orioles place Zach Britton (forearm) on DL
    Orioles placed LHP Zach Britton on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to April 15, with a left forearm strain.

    Advice: Britton first felt soreness when throwing a curveball during Friday's appearance. Manager Buck Showalter said Sunday that he hopes his closer will be ready for activation when his 10 days are up, but it's too soon to tell. Brad Brach figures to handle the ninth inning while Britton is on the shelf. Rotoworld.com Apr 16, 8:43 am
    10-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs TB
     
  • Blister sends Aaron Sanchez to disabled list
    Blue Jays placed RHP Aaron Sanchez on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to March 15, with a right middle finger blister.

    Advice: Sanchez first started dealing with a blister in his final spring training start, and it evidently must have been bothering him on Friday when the Orioles touched him up for five runs over 5 1/3 innings. He'll visit with a hand specialist in hopes that they'll have an idea how to get rid of the blister for good. Toronto has an off day Monday, so they can put off a decision on their fifth starter for a little while if they want. Rotoworld.com Apr 16, 7:00 am
    10-Day DL
    5:15 pm @StL
     
  • Strained hamstring sends Jake Odorizzi to DL
    Rays placed RHP Jake Odorizzi on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.

    Advice: Odorizzi took a comebacker off his leg in a start against Toronto last week and aggravated the injury Saturday against the Red Sox. Chase Whitley will absorb his spot on the active roster. Erasmo Ramirez logged four innings after Odorizzi’s departure on Saturday and could be a candidate to fill his slot in the starting rotation. Rotoworld.com Apr 15, 6:20 pm
    10-Day DL
    4:05 pm @Bal
     
  • Jake Odorizzi exits with hamstring tightness
    Jake Odorizzi left Saturday's start against the Red Sox with left hamstring tightness.

    Advice: The injury occurred on Odorizzi's first pitch of the second inning. He tried a couple of warmup pitches but didn't look right and was replaced by Erasmo Ramirez, who allowed a home run on his first pitch to Red Sox first baseman Mitch Moreland. Odorizzi allowed one hit and no runs before exiting. We'll let you know as soon as the Rays update his status. Rotoworld.com Apr 15, 2:09 pm
    10-Day DL
    4:05 pm @Bal
     
  • David Price throws successful bullpen session
    David Price (elbow) threw another successful bullpen session on Saturday.

    Advice: The next step is for him to face live hitters in a simulated game and if all goes well he could then proceed to a minor league rehab assignment. Barring any setbacks, Price remains on track for a return to the Red Sox in the middle of May. Rotoworld.com Apr 15, 10:07 am
    10-Day DL
    PPD vs NYY
     
  • Tyler Anderson lasts just four innings
    Tyler Anderson lost to the Giants after fiving up four runs in four innings Friday.

    Advice: Chris Marrero and Brandon Crawford homered off him. Anderson has an 8.59 ERA and no quality starts in three tries so far. His 13/5 K/BB ratio in 14 2/3 innings isn't bad, but if he doesn't perform better next time out, his rotation spot will be in jeopardy. Rotoworld.com Apr 14, 10:17 pm
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