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  • JaCoby Jones (lip) nears rehab games
    JaCoby Jones (lip) is expected to begin a rehab assignment in the next couple days.

    Advice: Jones had the stitches removed from his lacerated lip and has also gone through outfield drills. He's eligible to return Tuesday and should be ready shortly after that. 52 minutes ago
    10-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs CWS
  • Chi Chi Gonzalez (elbow) to have MRI
    Chi Chi Gonzalez (elbow) will undergo an MRI next Thursday.

    Advice: If the exam shows that Gonzalez's right elbow has had significant healing, he'll resume a throwing program. The righty has a slight tear in his ulnar collateral ligament but is trying to avoid Tommy John surgery. 53 minutes ago
    60-Day DL
    5:05 pm vs LAA
  • Park (hamstring) plays in extended spring
    ByungHo Park (hamstring) played five innings in an extended spring training game Friday.

    Advice: He should rejoin Triple-A Rochester before long. With Robbie Grossman (.286/.437/.411) and Kennys Vargas (.308/.400/.538) faring well, Park figures to remain at Rochester a while. Today, 1:24 pm
    Not Active
    5:15 pm @KC
  • Brett Nicholas activated, then optioned
    Rangers activated C Brett Nicholas from the 10-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Round Rock.

    Advice: Nicholas is recovered from knee surgery but isn't needed at the major league level with Jonathan Lucroy and Robinson Chirinos around. There will have to be an injury for him to get a shot. Today, 1:06 pm
    Not Active
    5:05 pm vs LAA
  • Shin-Soo Choo not in Friday's lineup
    Shin-Soo Choo is absent from the Rangers' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Choo hit a three-run homer Wednesday but finds himself on the bench with the Angels throwing left Tyler Skaggs. Mike Napoli is in the designated hitter spot, Ryan Rua is at first base and Delino DeShields is in left field. The Rangers' lineup also features the struggling Jonathan Lucroy all the way down in the No. 9 spot. Today, 12:59 pm
  • Nelson Cruz scratched with hamstring cramp
    Nelson Cruz was scratched from Friday's lineup with a cramp in his hamstring.

    Advice: He should be back in there in a day or two as long as it's indeed merely a cramp. Taylor Motter has taken Cruz's spot in the lineup. Today, 12:44 pm
    4:10 pm @Cle
  • Luke Maile recalled from Triple-A
    Blue Jays recalled C Luke Maile from Triple-A Buffalo.

    Advice: Maile was hitting just .195/.214/.195 in the early going at Buffalo, but the Jays decided they'd had enough of Jarrod Saltalamacchia. He'll back up Russell Martin. Today, 12:41 pm
  • Blue Jays DFA veteran C Jarrod Saltalamacchia
    Blue Jays designated C Jarrod Saltalamacchia for assignment.

    Advice: Saltalamacchia was off to as bad of a start as you could imagine, going 1-for-25 with 16 strikeouts while failing to throw out a single baserunner in nine attempts. He'll get a minor league deal somewhere, but the soon-to-be 32-year-old has hit an ugly .159/.267/.317 since the beginning of last season. Luke Maile will now back up Russell Martin. Today, 12:40 pm
    Not Active
    4:07 pm vs TB
  • Michael Brantley getting a day off Friday
    Michael Brantley is not in the Indians' lineup Friday.

    Advice: It's a scheduled day off. Lonnie Chisenhall is also sitting out, as the Indians are going with an outfield of Brandon Guyer, Austin Jackson and Abraham Almonte. Today, 12:36 pm
  • Sammy Solis (elbow) undergoes MRI
    Sammy Solis underwent an MRI on his ailing left elbow.

    Advice: Solis tried playing catch a few days ago but said he had tingling in his fingers. It's obviously not a good sign, but more will be known after the exam results are in. Solis is a key part of the Nats bullpen, so losing him for a significant period of time would be a blow. Today, 12:32 pm
    10-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs NYM
  • Ben Gamel hitting second for Mariners
    Ben Gamel is starting in right field and batting second for the Mariners on Friday.

    Advice: It's the third straight start he's made in right since Mitch Haniger (oblique) went down but the first time he's been in the No. 2 spot. He'll square off against Carlos Carrasco and the Indians. Today, 12:29 pm
  • David Freese (hamstring) sitting out again
    David Freese (hamstring) remained out of the Pirates' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Freese still felt something in his right hamstring while taking swings in the cage Friday. He hasn't played since Monday. The disabled list will be in play if Freese doesn't improve in a hurry, but the Pirates are still listing him as day-to-day for now and he'll try to field some grounders pre-game Friday. They have Josh Harrison at third base and Gift Ngoepe at second Friday. Today, 12:26 pm
    4:10 pm @Mia
  • Pedroia hitting 6th, Bogaerts leadoff Friday
    Dustin Pedroia is batting sixth for the Red Sox on Friday versus the Cubs.

    Advice: It's the first time in his career that he's batted sixth. With Pedroia (.242/.311/.258) moving down, Xander Bogaerts (.313/.353/.328) is up in the leadoff spot. Today, 12:18 pm
  • Sean Gilmartin recalled from Triple-A
    Mets recalled LHP Sean Gilmartin from Triple-A Las Vegas.

    Advice: Gilmartin has made one scoreless relief appearance over two separate stints with the Mets this season. The club plans to use him out of the bullpen, although it's possible he could be needed to start if Noah Syndergaard (biceps) winds up on the disabled list. Today, 12:13 pm
  • Cam Bedrosian (groin) yet to resume throwing
    Cam Bedrosian (groin) has yet to begin a throwing program.

    Advice: Bedrosian has been on the disabled list for nearly a week with a strained right groin but remains shut down. He's eligible to return from the DL next Tuesday, but it doesn't sound like that's going to happen. Bud Norris has been capably filling the Angels' closer role with Bedrosian out. Today, 9:51 am
    10-Day DL
    5:05 pm @Tex
  • Andrew Bailey (shoulder) nearing mound work
    Andrew Bailey (shoulder) will resume throwing off a mound in the middle or end of next week.

    Advice: Bailey has already been long-tossing. Working his way back from right shoulder inflammation, Bailey should rejoin the Angels' bullpen sometime next month. Today, 9:48 am
    10-Day DL
    5:05 pm @Tex
  • Luis Valbuena (hamstring) to return Tuesday
    Luis Valbuena (hamstring) is on track to be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday.

    Advice: Valbuena took a scheduled day off at High-A Inland Empire on Thursday but will resume his rehab assignment Friday. The infielder has gone 3-for-11 at the plate so far and should serve as the Angels' regular first baseman against right-handers once he's activated. Today, 9:44 am
    10-Day DL
    5:05 pm @Tex
  • Robbie Ross optioned to Triple-A
    Red Sox optioned LHP Robbie Ross to Triple-A Pawtucket.

    Advice: Ross holds a 4.15 ERA and 1.62 WHIP over four relief appearances this season. Ben Taylor is taking his spot in the bullpen. Today, 9:26 am
    Not Active
    4:10 pm vs ChC
  • Hill (blister) to face hitters again Saturday
    Rich Hill (blister) will face hitters again on Saturday either in a simulated game or a rehab appearance.

    Advice: Hill got through a successful simulated game Wednesday with no issues but will face live hitters once more before the Dodgers consider activating him. What role he'll fill is up in the air, as the team is mulling over using Hill as a reliever with the thinking that it would be easier to contain his nagging blister issues that way. Today, 9:23 am
    10-Day DL
    7:10 pm vs Phi
  • Colby Rasmus (hip) to be activated Monday
    Colby Rasmus (hip) isn't expected to be activated from the disabled list on Monday.

    Advice: He had been pegged for a return this weekend, but Rasmus is just 1-for-19 so far on his rehab assignment so the Rays will give him a little more time to get his swing in order. Rasmus will see time in left field and the designated hitter spot once he's activated. Today, 8:47 am
    10-Day DL
    4:07 pm @Tor
  • Norris continues to confound with fourth save
    Bud Norris pitched a scoreless ninth inning Thursday to close out a 2-1 win over the Athletics.

    Advice: Norris issued a one-out walk to Yonder Alonso but pitched around any further damage, finishing off the A's without incident. He's now a perfect 4-for-4 in save opportunities since taking over for the injured Cam Bedrosian, and the 32-year-old has a legit 2.84 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 15/5 K/BB ratio over 12 2/3 innings. Bedrosian was similarly dominant before hitting the shelf, but Norris may actually be forcing his way into manager Mike Scioscia's plans at closer and is worth an add in mixed leagues to find out. Yesterday, 9:48 pm
  • Graveman pitches well in loss to Angels
    Kendall Graveman allowed two runs on six hits over six innings but took the loss Thursday against the Angels.

    Advice: Graveman pitched fairly well in his first start off the disabled list, but it wasn't enough to overcome a poor offensive showing from his teammates. The right-hander didn't walk a batter and struck out four in his first start since April 14. Through four starts on the year, Graveman is 2-1 with a 2.25 ERA and 1.00 WHIP and while he does few things that move the fantasy needle, he makes for a palatable last starter in deep mixed leagues. If nothing else, his next start Wednesday against the Twins could be a decent streaming opportunity. Yesterday, 9:44 pm
  • Schimpf swats fifth homer in loss to D'backs
    Ryan Schimpf hit his fifth home run of the season in Thursday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Schimpf punished a Taijuan Walker offering for the solo blast in the seventh inning. The occasional homer may not be enough to save the 29-year-old, who is hitting just .125/.284/.359 to go with those five homers. Perhaps he'll continue to start for a bad Padres club, but fantasy owners can do better. Yesterday, 9:28 pm
  • Tomas has double, homer in win over Padres
    Yasmany Tomas went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a two-run homer in a win over the Padres on Thursday.

    Advice: Tomas hit the two-run shot off Padres starter Jered Weaver in the fourth inning before knocking the RBI double in the sixth. The homer was his fifth of the season, giving Tomas 18 RBI and 12 runs scored in 21 games. The bat-first left fielder is hitting .308/.337/.615 overall. Yesterday, 9:24 pm
  • Weaver touched up by D'backs for five runs
    Jered Weaver allowed five runs over 5 2/3 innings in a loss to the Diamondbacks on Thursday.

    Advice: Weaver gave up three homers in this one, as Chase Field and fly ball pitchers are a bad combination. He allowed six hits and walked two while striking out just one overall. The start was his worst as a member of the Padres, but the club is actually 0-5 in Weaver's five starts this year. The 34-year-old will carry a 4.71 ERA and 1.08 WHIP into Wednesday's dangerous matchup with the Rockies. Yesterday, 9:14 pm
  • Graveman activated for Thursday's start
    Athletics activated RHP Kendall Graveman from the 10-day disabled list.

    Advice: Matt Olson was optioned to Triple-A Nashville in the corresponding roster move. Graveman is back after missing one start with a strained shoulder. He'll be on a slightly reduced pitch count when he takes the mound Thursday against the Angels. Graveman is undefeated with a 2.00 ERA in three starts this year. Daily Slant: Kendall Graveman generated some excitement again this year when he showed increased velocity this spring. While he started the season at 94.5 mph, he’s dropped 0.4 mph in each of his subsequent starts and is throwing his sinker 90% of the time. He’s not generating a higher than average rate of ground balls with it and he generated just two swinging strikes in his last start, though was at least league average in his two previous starts. It’s tough to get excited about all sinkers, especially when a big part of DFS success revolves around strikeouts. Yesterday, 1:54 pm
  • Pedroia (knee, ankle) returns to lineup Thurs
    Dustin Pedroia (knee, ankle) is back in the Red Sox lineup on Thursday night against the Yankees.

    Advice: It'll be his first start since he injured his knee and ankle last Friday on a controversial takeout slide by Manny Machado. Pedroia is starting at second base and batting leadoff versus Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka. Yesterday, 12:12 pm
  • Rich Hill (hand) may return to a bullpen role
    Dodgers manager Dave Roberts suggested Thursday that Rich Hill (blister) could return as a reliever.

    Advice: Hill threw a successful simulated game Wednesday and is nearing activation from the 10-day disabled list, but the Dodgers want to keep Alex Wood in the starting rotation and they just promoted Julio Urias. Maybe a bullpen role would work better for Hill's blister management, but it's brutal news for fantasy owners who used a high draft pick on him this spring. Yesterday, 11:13 am
    10-Day DL
    7:10 pm vs Phi
  • Valbuena (hamstring) goes 1-for-3 on rehab
    Luis Valbuena (hamstring) went 1-for-3 in his third rehab game Wednesday with High-A Inland Empire.

    Advice: He is expected to play another 2-3 minor league games before joining the Angels' active roster. Valbuena was signed in January to a two-year, $15 million contract with an $8.5 million mutual option for 2019 but landed on the disabled list at the end of March after injuring his surgically-repaired right hamstring. He'll serve as Anaheim's regular first baseman once he's ready, further limiting the role of C.J. Cron. Yesterday, 5:56 am
    10-Day DL
    5:05 pm @Tex
  • Bud Norris records third save
    Bud Norris pitched a perfect ninth against the A's for his third save Wednesday.

    Advice: Norris got two strikeouts, both looking, in protecting the three-run lead tonight. He's 3-for-3 in saves since Cam Bedrosian went down. Wednesday, 11:32 pm
  • Ryan Schimpf's homer leads Padres
    Ryan Schimpf hit a three-run homer off Fernando Rodney in the top of the ninth to help the Padres top the Diamondbacks 8-5 on Wednesday.

    Advice: The homer came in Schimpf's second at-bat after he was inserted in a double switch. Schimpf's brutal start in the average department is getting Cory Spangenberg a look at third base right now, but it'd be for the best if Schimpf could reclaim the job. Right now, he's hitting just .115, but he does have four homers and 15 walks in 61 at-bats. Wednesday, 11:08 pm
  • Choo hits three-run bomb, scores three runs
    Shin-Soo Choo went 3-for-5 with a three-run blast and scored three runs in a 14-3 barn-burner of a win over the Twins.

    Advice: He hit his three-run shot in the eighth inning not long after Ryan Rua hit his grand slam in the same frame. Choo had already tripled and scored earlier in the inning. He suffered through an injury-plagued 2015 season that saw him play in just 48 games. He got off to a very slow start this year but has turned things around in recent days. Choo is getting old (turns 35 in July) but when healthy is still capable of big things in fantasy leagues -- especially those that use on-base percentage. He is now batting .258/.380/.394 with two homers, 11 runs and 10 RBI. Wednesday, 10:30 pm
  • Graveman on 'slightly' reduced pitch count
    Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Kendall Graveman will be on a "slightly" reduced pitch count when he returns from the disabled list Thursday against the Angels.

    Advice: Graveman only missed one turn through the rotation while nursing a strained shoulder. The A's are going to be cautious with him in his first start back but it won't be long until the training wheels come off. Graveman turned in a 2.00 ERA in his first three starts before getting hurt. Wednesday, 6:27 pm
  • Rich Hill feels 100 percent after sim game
    Rich Hill (blister) threw 25-28 pitches with no bandage on his finger during a simulated game on Wednesday.

    Advice: Hill said he felt "100 percent" and is ready for "whatever they tell me to do next." That next step will come Saturday, either in the form of a minor league rehab assignment or another simulated game. Wherever he ends up pitching on Saturday, manager Dave Roberts expects him to throw 30-35 pitches. Alex Wood has been occupying Hill's spot in the starting rotation. Wednesday, 4:47 pm
    10-Day DL
    7:10 pm vs Phi
  • Mariners recall Ben Gamel from Tacoma
    Mariners recalled OF Ben Gamel from Triple-A Tacoma.

    Advice: Gamel was off to a decent start this season at Triple-A and will give the Mariners much-needed outfield depth in the absence of Mitch Haniger, who landed on the disabled list Wednesday with a right oblique strain. Wednesday, 12:21 pm
  • Mets option Sean Gilmartin to AAA
    Mets optioned LHP Sean Gilmartin to Triple-A Las Vegas.

    Advice: Gilmartin has made just one appearance this season at the major league level despite receiving two separate callups. Matt Reynolds is replacing him on the Mets' active roster Wednesday. Wednesday, 12:00 pm
  • Pedroia (knee, ankle) sits again Wednesday
    Dustin Pedroia (knee, ankle) remains out of the Red Sox starting lineup on Wednesday.

    Advice: Pedroia hasn't played since injuring his knee and ankle last Friday on a hard slide by Manny Machado. The rainy forecast at Fenway Park played a role in his continued absence Wednesday, though the veteran second baseman also still has some lingering soreness. Wednesday, 11:42 am
  • Freese (hamstring) remains out Wednesday
    David Freese (hamstring) remains out of the Pirates' starting lineup on Wednesday night.

    Advice: Freese is day-to-day with right hamstring soreness. Josh Harrison will start at third base and bat leadoff Wednesday versus Cubs left-hander Jon Lester. Phil Gosselin is at second base and batting eighth. Wednesday, 11:12 am
    4:10 pm @Mia
  • JaCoby Jones (lip) ready for batting practice
    JaCoby Jones (lip) is hoping to take batting practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Jones was placed on the 10-day disabled list April 22 after needing nine stitches to close a gash in his upper lip -- the result of a beaning by Twins pitcher Justin Haley. The young Tigers outfielder should be ready to embark on a short minor league rehab assignment this weekend and could return to Detroit's active roster when first eligible next Tuesday. Wednesday, 6:42 am
    10-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs CWS
  • David Freese day-to-day with sore hamstring
    David Freese was unavailable Tuesday due to right hamstring soreness.

    Advice: Josh Harrison drew the start at third base against the Cubs, with Alen Hanson starting at second. This could be a multi-day absence for Freese, who's off to a great start offensively in 2017. Tuesday, 7:07 pm
    4:10 pm @Mia
  • Brantley extends hit streak with home run
    Michael Brantley homered for the second straight day in Tuesday's loss to the Astros.

    Advice: Brantley took Dallas Keuchel deep to right field to lead off the ninth inning, which extended his hitting streak to nine games. He's hit all four of his longballs over that stretch and has multiple hits in five of those contests. Brantley has exceeded everyone's expectations in the early going. Tuesday, 6:11 pm
  • Graveman (shoulder) returns Thursday at LAA
    Kendall Graveman (shoulder) will return to the A's rotation Thursday in Anaheim.

    Advice: Graveman got the go-ahead after making it through a 42-pitch bullpen session on Monday without issue. The 26-year-old right-hander wound up missing just one turn and will return Thursday to a 2-0 record, 2.00 ERA, and 1.00 WHIP through three starts covering 18 innings. With the velocity spike he's shown this season, Graveman deserves to be owned in deeper mixed fantasy leagues. Tuesday, 5:22 pm
  • Graveman (shoulder) threw side session Tues
    Kendall Graveman (shoulder) threw a successful 42-pitch bullpen session on Monday.

    Advice: Graveman reported no day-after discomfort on Tuesday and is on track to return to the Oakland rotation Thursday in Anaheim. The 26-year-old right-hander was sporting an excellent 2-0 record, 2.00 ERA, and 1.00 WHIP through three starts (18 innings) this season, showing improved fastball velocity. This shoulder issue will hopefully be a minor blip. Tuesday, 3:54 pm
  • Schimpf out of Padres' lineup Tuesday
    Ryan Schimpf is out of the Padres' starting lineup Tuesday night against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Ryan Spangenberg is at third base and batting second with Yangervis Solarte starting at second base and hitting cleanup. Schimpf is just 6-for-59 (.102) this season, though he has slugged three home runs. Tuesday, 2:58 pm
  • Pedroia (knee, ankle) aiming to return Wed.
    Dustin Pedroia (knee, ankle) said he expects to return to the Red Sox starting lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Pedroia hasn't played since injuring his knee and ankle on a controversial slide by Manny Machado on Friday, but the veteran second baseman had a clean exam Monday at Massachusetts General Hospital and told reporters Tuesday that he's feeling looser. Tuesday's series opener against the Yankees was rained out. Tuesday, 12:59 pm
  • Freese not in Tuesday's lineup
    David Freese is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Cubs.

    Advice: He'll get a breather against right-hander Kyle Hendricks. Josh Harrison will start at the hot corner and bat leadoff while Alen Hanson will play second base. Tuesday, 11:37 am
    4:10 pm @Mia
  • Bud Norris notches second save
    Bud Norris recorded his second save Monday in the Angels' 2-1 win over the Jays.

    Advice: Norris gave up a single and a walk to start the inning, but he was able to strike out Chris Coghlan and induce a double-play ball from Devon Travis to end the game. Expect him to keep getting save chances until Cam Bedrosian returns. Monday, 10:45 pm
  • Pedroia (knee, ankle) considered day-to-day
    Dustin Pedroia (knee, ankle) is considered day-to-day after being examined Monday at Massachusetts General Hospital.

    Advice: Good news for the Red Sox. Pedroia was spiked in the leg by Orioles third baseman Manny Machado on Friday and came down with soreness in his left knee and ankle, but it doesn't sound like he'll be sidelined much longer. Monday, 12:22 pm
  • Cruz launches three-run homer, drives in five
    Nelson Cruz went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run, five RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's 11-1 win over the A's.

    Advice: Monster showing from Cruz in this one. He started off his RBI binge in modest enough fashion, driving home a run via a bases-loaded walk in the third inning. He opted to forego the modesty a few innings later, slugging a three-run home run in the seventh to boost the Mariners to a 9-1 advantage. Just for good measure, he tacked on an RBI double in the ninth. The veteran slugger has yet to go on a power tear, but that could be coming soon. Cruz has picked up hits in eight of his last 10 games, with all three of his home runs coming in that space. He has crushed at least 40 in each of the last three seasons. Sunday, 5:25 pm
    4:10 pm @Cle
  • Shin-Soo Choo picks up pair of hits in win
    Shin-Soo Choo went 2-for-4 in Sunday's win over the Royals.

    Advice: Choo had been in an 0-for-10 skid leading into the weekend, but he snapped that with a single on Saturday and added two more hits on Sunday. Three singles might not seem like much, but Choo could use any kind of positive result at this point. He is hitting just .236/.364/.309 over his first 55 at-bats. Sunday, 3:32 pm
  • Graveman (shoulder) on track for Thursday
    Kendall Graveman (shoulder) will throw another bullpen session Monday and is on track to start Thursday in Anaheim.

    Advice: Graveman went on the disabled list a week ago with a shoulder injury, but the move has looked precautionary from the beginning, as the righty resumed throwing a day after going on the DL. The righty has put up a 2.00 ERA in his first three starts and should be started in deeper fantasy leagues this week. Sunday, 11:33 am
  • Valbuena (hamstring) set for rehab games
    Luis Valbuena (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Inland Empire on Monday.

    Advice: Working his way back from a right hamstring strain, Valbuena slated to play 5-7 games before being activated from the disabled list. With C.J. Cron struggling, Valbuena should play regularly against righties once he returns. Sunday, 10:26 am
    10-Day DL
    5:05 pm @Tex
  • Nicholas (knee) beginning rehab assignment
    Brett Nicholas (knee) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Round Rock on Monday.

    Advice: Nicholas had surgery on his left meniscus last month. He'll remain in Round Rock after completing his rehab assignment. Sunday, 9:53 am
    Not Active
    5:05 pm vs LAA
  • JaCoby Jones (lip) to have another CT scan
    JaCoby Jones (lip) will undergo another CT scan when the Tigers return home Monday.

    Advice: Everything came back clean on an initial CT scan when Jones was hit in the mouth with a pitch Saturday, but the Tigers obviously want to be safe here. Jones required nine stitches to close a gash in his upper lip. Sunday, 8:29 am
    10-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs CWS
  • Dustin Pedroia (knee/ankle) to undergo MRI
    Dustin Pedroia will undergo an MRI on his left knee and ankle on Monday in Boston.

    Advice: The swelling and soreness in Pedroia's knee and ankle hasn't gone down as expected, so the Red Sox have decided to send him for additional testing. Pedroia was injured on Friday when he was spiked by the Orioles' Manny Machado on a play at second base. Sunday, 8:19 am
  • Dustin Pedroia (knee) held out again Sunday
    Dustin Pedroia (knee) remained out of the Red Sox' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's sitting out a second straight game after getting spiked in the leg on Friday on a play at second base. The Red Sox are off Monday and are likely shooting for Pedroia to return Tuesday. Marco Hernandez is handling second base again Sunday, while Xander Bogaerts is again in the leadoff spot. Boston also has Christian Vazquez at catcher. Sunday, 7:45 am
  • Bud Norris nails down first save
    Bud Norris allowed a single in a scoreless ninth inning for his first save of the season Saturday against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Norris needed just six pitches in the tidy effort, throwing five for strikes, filling in rather admirably for the injured Cam Bedrosian (groin). If Norris continues to serve in the closer's role with Bedrosian on the shelf he would have some nice short-term fantasy appeal in AL-only play. Saturday, 11:51 pm
  • Jarrod Saltalamacchia continues to look lost
    Jarrod Saltalamacchia was hitless in four at-bats with two more strikeouts in Saturday's game against the Angels.

    Advice: Salty is hitless in each of his past 13 at-bats, striking out 12 times in 18 at-bats overall since having his contract purchased from Triple-A Buffalo back in early April. The veteran struggled with a .171 average with 104 strikeouts over 246 at-bats with the Tigers last season and he appears to have picked up right where he left off. Saturday, 11:35 pm
    Not Active
    4:07 pm vs TB
  • Ryan Schimpf continues to scuffle
    Ryan Schimpf was hitless over five at-bats with three strikeouts in Saturday's game against the Marlins.

    Advice: Schimpf's average tumbled to a season-low .109 and he has struck out seven times over his past 13 at-bats while whiffing 22 times in 55 at-bats. The middle infielder swatted 20 homers with 42 extra-base hits over 89 games last season, but he also struggled with a dismal .217 average with 105 strikeouts over 276 at-bats. Schimpf's poor average and strikeout totals are certainly not a surprise. Saturday, 11:20 pm
  • Jered Weaver coughs up two more homers
    Jered Weaver allowed two solo home runs with four hits and a walk over six innings in a no-decision Saturday against the Marlins.

    Advice: Weaver has allowed seven homers in four starts (23 innings), including at least two long balls in three of the outings. He is eating up innings, posting three straight quality starts, but he is still only worth a look in deeper NL-only fantasy leagues because of his high homer totals and low strikeout numbers. Saturday, 11:15 pm
  • Tomas homers twice as D'backs rout Dodgers
    Yasmany Tomas homered twice and drove in three runs as the Diamondbacks administered an 11-5 beatdown of the Dodgers on Saturday.

    Advice: Tomas hit a pair of solo dongs off Dodgers starter Kenta Maeda, first in the first inning and later in the fifth. The homers gave Tomas four on the season, with 13 RBI to go with them. He's followed up a breakout 2016 season by hitting .295/.328/.607 through the season's first few weeks of action. Saturday, 10:50 pm
  • Brantley stuffs stat sheet in win over Sox
    Michael Brantley did a bit of everything Saturday, going 2-for-4 with a two-run home run, two runs scored and a stolen base in a win over the White Sox.

    Advice: Brantley was already having a good night before he took Sox reliever Michael Ynoa deep for the two-run blast in the seventh inning. The homer and steal were both his third of the season, respectively. It's probably still too early to declare him past the shoulder issues that kept him out for nearly all of 2016, but with an eight-game hitting streak the 29-year-old is now batting .310/.385/.517 through 15 games this year. Saturday, 8:29 pm
  • Cam Bedrosian (groin) lands on 10-day DL
    Angels placed RHP Cam Bedrosian on the 10-day disabled list with a right groin strain.

    Advice: We're not sure when Bedrosian got hurt, but it must have happened in Friday night's loss to Toronto. With Huston Street (shoulder), Andrew Bailey (shoulder) and Bedrosian on the DL, the Angels are now without their three best relievers. If you're looking for a speculative add, right-hander Blake Parker might be your best option. Either way, this is not a situation fantasy owners should be targeting. Saturday, 5:59 pm
    10-Day DL
    5:05 pm @Tex
  • Dodgers thinking of using Hill as a reliever?
    Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said it’s possible Rich Hill (blister) could pitch out of the bullpen when he returns from the disabled list.

    Advice: Hill threw a 25-pitch bullpen session on Saturday and will likely begin a rehab assignment sometime next week. The left-hander has struggled with blister issues on and off for the better part of two seasons and using him out of the bullpen might be the best way to preserve his long-term health. If Hill does move to the pen full-time, it could open up a spot for Julio Urias in the starting rotation. Saturday, 5:48 pm
    10-Day DL
    7:10 pm vs Phi
  • Lip laceration sends JaCoby Jones to DL
    Tigers placed OF JaCoby Jones on the 10-day disabled list with a lip laceration.

    Advice: Jones needed nine stitches to close a gash in his upper lip and went to the hospital for a CT scan after getting hit in the mouth Saturday against the Twins. Luckily all of his teeth are in tact. Andrew Romine replaced Jones in center field on Saturday and could see extended time there during his absence. Saturday, 5:36 pm
    10-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs CWS
  • Rich Hill throws a 25-pitch bullpen session
    Rich Hill (blister) completed a 25-pitch bullpen session on Saturday.

    Advice: Hill had a blister pop up on his left middle finger Sunday against the Diamondbacks and landed on the disabled list a day later. He resumed throwing on Wednesday and hopes to pitch off a mound without the covering in a few days. Hill wore a band-aid on his finger during Saturday's session. Saturday, 1:40 pm
    10-Day DL
    7:10 pm vs Phi
  • JaCoby Jones leaves after getting hit in face
    JaCoby Jones was removed from Saturday's game against the Twins after being hit by a pitch in the face during the third inning.

    Advice: Jones tried to turn out of the way, but the pitch caught him flush in the face. He was able to walk off the field under his own power, but there was noticeable blood in the area of his nose and mouth. Expect an update on his status from the Tigers shortly. Saturday, 12:32 pm
    10-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs CWS
  • Dustin Pedroia not in Red Sox lineup Saturday
    Dustin Pedroia (knee, ankle) is not in the Red Sox starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Pedroia left Friday's game against the Orioles after he was spiked by Manny Machado in a controversial play at second base. It doesn't sound as through he's going to require a trip to the disabled list, but he'll sit out on Saturday as a precaution. Saturday, 12:16 pm
  • Cam Bedrosian takes blown save
    Cam Bedrosian was charged with a blown save after giving up a hit to one of the three batters he faced in the eighth inning Friday.

    Advice: Bedrosian entered a 4-3 game with two on and one out in the eighth and promptly surrendered a two-run double before retiring back-to-back batters to end the inning. The Angels went on to score in the bottom of the eighth, but Bedrosian didn't come back out in a tie game in the ninth. This is one blown save that probably won't be held against him by manager Mike Scioscia. Saturday, 12:57 am
    10-Day DL
    5:05 pm @Tex
  • Dustin Pedroia leaves with apparent injury
    Dustin Pedroia was forced to leave Friday's game against the Orioles after he was spiked in the calf by a sliding Manny Machado.

    Advice: It appeared to be a late slide by Machado, which Red Sox' third base coach Brian Butterfield took extreme exception to and got himself tossed from the ballgame. Look for an update on Pedroia's status after the game. Friday, 7:28 pm
  • Valbuena (hamstring) begins running bases
    Luis Valbuena (hamstring) began running the bases on Friday.

    Advice: He's on track to begin a minor league rehab assignment in the next 5-to-7 days. Barring setbacks, he should be able to rejoin the big league club in early May. Friday, 4:50 pm
    10-Day DL
    5:05 pm @Tex
  • Graveman (shoulder) throws bullpen session
    Kendall Graveman (shoulder) said he felt great after throwing a successful bullpen session on Friday.

    Advice: All indications are that the right-hander will miss just one start and be able to take his regularly scheduled turn in the rotation against the Angels next week. Cesar Valdez, who filled in for him on Thursday, has already been sent back to Triple-A. Friday, 4:27 pm
  • Sean Gilmartin recalled from Triple-A
    Mets recalled LHP Sean Gilmartin from Triple-A Las Vegas.

    Advice: Gilmartin was sent down Thursday, but he's returned with the Mets making a couple disabled list moves. He'll expected to work in long relief, although it's possible he'll have to make a spot start Saturday if Jacob deGrom (neck) isn't ready. Friday, 1:08 pm
  • Mets option Sean Gilmartin to Las Vegas
    Mets optioned LHP Sean Gilmartin to Triple-A Las Vegas.

    Advice: The Mets made a flurry of roster moves Thursday to account for Travis d’Arnaud’s wrist injury and Jeurys Familia’s return from suspension. Gilmartin appeared in just one game before being sent down. Expect the left-hander to continue shuttling back and forth between Vegas and Queens. Thursday, 1:59 pm
  • JaCoby Jones goes 0-for-3 in loss
    JaCoby Jones went 0-for-3 and struck out twice Thursday against the Rays.

    Advice: Jones is hitting just .167 now, and he's struck out in 16 of his 40 plate appearances. With the outfield struggled, the Tigers could consider making a move. Unfortunately, Alex Presley and Steven Moya are both off to dreadful starts at Triple-A Toledo, leaving them with few alternatives. Thursday, 1:18 pm
    10-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs CWS
  • Rasmus (hip) set to resume rehab games
    Colby Rasmus (hip) is scheduled to resume his minor league rehab assignment Saturday with Double-A Montgomery.

    Advice: Rasmus aggravated his surgically-repaired hip two weeks ago in a rehab game with High-A Charlotte, but he's beginning to feel much better. There's some thought that he could be ready to join the Rays next weekend in Toronto, though the 30-year-old outfielder will obviously have to avoid further setbacks. Tampa Bay signed Rasmus to a one-year, $5 million free agent contract in late January. Thursday, 7:43 am
    10-Day DL
    4:07 pm @Tor
  • Dustin Pedroia goes hitless in loss
    Dustin Pedroia went 0-for-4 in the shutout loss to the Blue Jays on Wednesday.

    Advice: Pedroia's power came back nicely last year, but he's collected just one extra-base hit in 55 at-bats so far this year. On the plus side, his exit velocity is slightly above the major league average and he's not striking out much at all (seven times in 14 games). Most likely, he'll be just fine. Wednesday, 7:21 pm
  • Sammy Solis (elbow) heading to 10-day DL
    Nationals placed LHP Sammy Solis on the 10-day disabled list with left elbow inflammation.

    Advice: Just when Solis might be healthy enough to return to action is not yet known. The 28-year-old southpaw struggled prior to going down injured, surrendering four runs on four hits over 4 1/3 innings. He walked three in that space. Wednesday, 4:03 pm
    10-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs NYM
  • Rich Hill (blister) attempts outfield throws
    Rich Hill (blister) was throwing in the outfield on Wednesday.

    Advice: Hill was placed on the 10-day disabled list due to a blister on his left middle finger on Monday. Blister issues have plagued the veteran southpaw over the past two seasons. For the time being, Alex Wood replaces him in the rotation. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said earlier this week that the team is considering shutting Hill down for an extended amount of time. Wednesday, 3:07 pm
    10-Day DL
    7:10 pm vs Phi
  • Rasmus (hip) to resume rehab games soon
    Colby Rasmus (hip) is aiming to resume his minor league rehab assignment this week.

    Advice: Rasmus collided with a High-A Charlotte teammate two weeks ago in his first rehab game, causing renewed discomfort in his surgically-repaired hip, but he's apparently feeling better now. "It's been a crazy ride with the surgery and the different things trying to get everything right," Rasmus told the Tampa Bay Times on Tuesday. "Sometimes it just doesn't work out the way you want it to, or as fast as you want it to." He still has a shot at making his Rays debut before the end of April. Wednesday, 7:10 am
    10-Day DL
    4:07 pm @Tor
  • Yasmany Tomas hits three-run homer
    Yasmany Tomas went 2-for-5 and hit a three-run homer Tuesday in the rout of the Padres.

    Advice: Tomas isn't close to being an above average regular for Arizona, but he should be a fantasy asset all year long. He's hitting .286 with seven extra-base hits through 49 at-bats. Tuesday, 10:42 pm
  • Cam Bedrosian gets two-inning save
    Cam Bedrosian got a two-inning save Tuesday in the 5-2 game against the Astros.

    Advice: Bedrosian had pitched one-third of an inning in a week, so it seemed like the plan early on was to go to him for two innings tonight. He's pitched six scoreless innings and struck out eight so far this year. Huston Street won't be back until at least June, so Bedrosian will have plenty of time to establish himself. Tuesday, 10:24 pm
    10-Day DL
    5:05 pm @Tex
  • Michael Brantley has another nice night
    Michael Brantley doubled, singled and scored three runs on Tuesday against the Twins.

    Advice: Making his seventh start in eight days, Brantley doubled and scored in the first inning, singled and scored in the third and was hit by a pitch and scored in the ninth. The veteran outfielder's shoulder has seemed to be a non-issue so far and he's got his batting line up to .289/.373/.489. His arrow is certainly pointing up. Tuesday, 9:55 pm
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