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  • Gregory Polanco carted off with ankle injury
    Gregory Polanco was carted off the field with an apparent right ankle injury in Monday's game versus the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Polanco banged up against the side wall in right field. Obviously, the fact that he required a cart to exit the field is not a promising sign. The Pirates should have more on the outfielder's status after the game, but expect a disabled list stint. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:41 pm
    Day-to-Day
    Bot 8, 3-1 vs Ari
     
  • Liriano (shoulder) to return this weekend
    Francisco Liriano (shoulder) will rejoin the Blue Jays' rotation this weekend.

    Advice: The exact day hasn't been determined yet, but Liriano felt good during a rehab start Sunday at Triple-A Buffalo. The left-hander has been on the shelf for nearly three weeks with inflammation in his pitching shoulder. He was really struggling before going down, so fantasy owners would be wise to take a wait-and-see approach. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:44 pm
    10-Day DL
    4:07 pm vs Cin
     
  • J.A. Happ (elbow) to start for Jays Tuesday
    J.A. Happ (elbow) will start on Tuesday against the Reds.

    Advice: Happ allowed three runs on seven hits over just three innings in his lone rehab start, but he feels good and made it through a bullpen session Sunday with no issues. His pitch count figures to be relatively limited Tuesday, so fantasy owners might want to bench him for what will be his first start in the majors in six weeks. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:42 pm
    10-Day DL
    4:07 pm vs Cin
     
  • Byron Buxton exits with lacerated finger
    Byron Buxton was pulled from Monday's game against the Astros with a lacerated ring finger on his right hand.

    Advice: Buxton suffered the injury on a dive in the outfield when his finger caught Eddie Rosario's spikes. It's likely a day-to-day situation, but the Twins could have more on his status after the game. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:38 pm
    Day-to-Day
    L, 16-8 vs Hou
     
  • Royals option RHP Almonte to Triple-A
    Royals optioned RHP Miguel Almonte to Triple-A Omaha.

    Advice: The move clears a spot for Kevin McCarthy on the active roster. Almonte threw 41 pitches and allowed three runs in one inning of work on Sunday against the Indians. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:13 pm
    Not Active
    4:15 pm vs Det
     
  • Hahn (triceps) ready for rehab start
    Jesse Hahn (triceps) will make a minor league rehab start Wednesday with High-A Stockton.

    Advice: Hahn suffered a right triceps strain in his start against the Marlins last Tuesday, but it doesn't look like it will keep him out of action for long. It's unclear if he'll require more than one rehab start before rejoining the A's rotation. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:34 am
    10-Day DL
     
  • Nats option LHP Grace to Triple-A
    Nationals optioned LHP Matt Grace to Triple-A Syracuse.

    Advice: The move clears a spot for Stephen Drew's return from the disabled list. Grace owns a 4.05 ERA over seven appearances with the Nats this season and should get another shot at some point soon. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:19 am
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  • Nats activate INF Drew from 10-day DL
    Nationals activated INF Stephen Drew from the 10-day disabled list.

    Advice: Drew is finally back to full health after suffering a right hamstring strain on April 11. The veteran infielder will return to a utility role. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:18 am
    New Player Note
    Stephen Drew Was - 2B,3B,SS
    Bot 8, 3-0 @SF
     
  • Cardinals demote Randal Grichuk to High-A
    Cardinals optioned OF Randal Grichuk to High-A Palm Beach.

    Advice: The move clears a spot for Jose Martinez's return from the disabled list. Grichuk has struggled with a .222/.276/.377 batting line across 46 games this season and the Cardinals want him to work on his strike zone discipline in the minors. Tommy Pham will get a chance at regular playing time, and deservedly so. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:55 am
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    L, 5-1 vs LAD
     
  • Giants to call up Orlando Calixte
    The Giants are expected to call up infielder-outfielder Orlando Calixte on Monday.

    Advice: No official announcement yet from the team. Calixte, 25, was batting .287/.331/.507 with eight home runs, 26 RBI, and 11 steals over 41 games this season in Triple-A. He has experience between the infield and outfield and will serve in a utility role. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:53 am
    Not Active
    Bot 8, 0-3 vs Was
     
  • Bird (ankle) taking live BP on Monday
    Greg Bird (ankle) was set to take live batting practice in Tampa on Monday.

    Advice: The next step should be an official minor league rehab assignment. Bird has been sidelined since the start of May with a bone bruse in his ankle and was just 6-for-60 prior to hitting the disabled list. The Yankees might want him to receive extended at-bats in the minors before bringing him back. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:51 am
    10-Day DL
    L, 3-2 @Bal
     
  • Shields (lat) to begin rehab stint Saturday
    James Shields (lat) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Saturday with Triple-A Charlotte.

    Advice: Shields made it through a simulated game Monday with no issues. It's unclear if he'll need more than one start in the minors before rejoining the White Sox. Shields had a 1.62 ERA through three starts before hitting the DL with a lat strain last month. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:18 am
    10-Day DL
    W, 5-4 vs Bos
     
  • Happ (elbow) looks good in side session
    Blue Jays pitching coach Pete Walker said J.A. Happ (elbow) was "very good" in his side session on Sunday.

    Advice: Happ gave up three runs on seven hits over three innings last Thursday in a rehab start with High-A Dunedin, but he could return as soon as Tuesday against the Reds. The southpaw could be on a limited pitch count for his return. Happ has been out since mid-April with left elbow inflammation. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:15 am
    10-Day DL
    4:07 pm vs Cin
     
  • Ellsbury (concussion) not ready for activity
    Jacoby Ellsbury (concussion) is not ready to resume baseball activities.

    Advice: Ellsbury was diagnosed with a concussion and a neck sprain after he collided with the outfield wall while making a catch last Wednesday. The Yankees will obviously take every precaution until the symptoms subside. Aaron Hicks will continue to receive regular playing time during his absence. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:47 am
    7-Day DL
    L, 3-2 @Bal
     
  • Leury Garcia not in Monday's lineup
    Leury Garcia is not in Monday's lineup against the Red Sox.

    Advice: It sounds like a routine day off. Adam Engel will cover center field while Tim Anderson will slide into the leadoff spot. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:26 am
  • Cingrani (oblique) to begin rehab stint Mon.
    Tony Cingrani (oblique) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Monday with Class A Dayton.

    Advice: Cingrani has been out since April 18 due to a right oblique strain, but he's finally ready to return to game action. He should be ready to rejoin the Reds' bullpen in early June if all goes well. The southpaw had a 1.93 ERA through five appearances prior to the injury. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:24 am
    10-Day DL
    4:07 pm @Tor
     
  • Gregory Polanco goes deep in loss to Mets
    Gregory Polanco crushed his third home run of the season as the Pirates fell to the Mets on Sunday night.

    Advice: His solo shot in the second inning was the only offense that the Pirates could muster against Mets' starter Matt Harvey. He also singled and came around to score the club's other run in the eighth inning. With his 2-for-4 effort, Polanco is now slashing .265/.340/.417 with three homers and 11 RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:27 pm
    Day-to-Day
    Bot 8, 3-1 vs Ari
     
  • Francisco Liriano fans seven in rehab start
    Francisco Liriano racked up seven strikeouts over 4 1/3 innings in his minor league rehab start with Triple-A Buffalo on Sunday.

    Advice: The veteran left-hander allowed three runs (two earned) on seven hits and a pair of walks, throwing 48 of his 72 pitches for strikes. It's unclear if he'll require an additional rehab start or be cleared to rejoin the Jays' rotation this week. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:51 pm
    10-Day DL
    4:07 pm vs Cin
     
  • Garcia drives in run with a triple, scores
    Leury Garcia laced a run-scoring triple against the Tigers in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday.

    Advice: His three-bagger in the eight inning plated pinch-runner Adam Engel from first base. Garcia then scored on a single by Jose Abreu. The switch-hitter started the season manning the ninth spot in the batting order for the White Sox, but has slowly worked his way to the top of the order by hitting .285/.336/.482 with six homers, 22 runs, 17 RBI and four stolen bases in 41 games. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:35 pm
  • Athletics place Jesse Hahn on 10-day DL
    Athletics placed RHP Jesse Hahn on the 10-day disabled list with a right triceps strain.

    Advice: Hahn was injured during Tuesday's start against the Marlins, but was able to avoid significant injury. An MRI on his ailing triceps came back negative, but he'll still need to be shut down for a few days. Jharel Cotton was recalled from Triple-A to start in his place on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:05 am
    10-Day DL
     
  • Polanco homers, singles vs. Mets on Friday
    In his first game action since returning from the disabled list, Gregory Polanco went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in Friday’s loss to the Mets.

    Advice: Polanco, fresh off missing 10 days with a strained left hamstring, homered in the fourth inning and singled in the ninth. After going without a home run through his first 30 games this season, the 25-year-old has gone deep twice in his last five games. He’s batting .260/.341/.398 overall. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:12 pm
    Day-to-Day
    Bot 8, 3-1 vs Ari
     
  • Jesse Hahn's (triceps) MRI comes back clean
    An MRI on Jesse Hahn's ailing right triceps came back negative.

    Advice: He's still going to be placed on the disabled list, but it looks like Hahn has avoided a serious injury. The right-hander was hurt during Tuesday's start versus the Marlins. It's unclear at this point how long he might be sidelined. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:19 pm
    10-Day DL
     
  • J.A. Happ (elbow) could be activated Tuesday
    J.A. Happ (elbow) could rejoin the Blue Jays' rotation as soon as Tuesday versus the Reds.

    Advice: Happ was touched up for three runs on seven hits over just three innings in a rehab start with High-A Dunedin on Thursday, but the important thing is his elbow felt good. The Blue Jays could still choose to stretch him out more with another rehab outing, but it sounds like there's a good chance he'll be back next week, whether it's the beginning or the end of the week. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:29 pm
    10-Day DL
    4:07 pm vs Cin
     
  • James Shields (lat) to throw simulated game
    James Shields (lat) will throw a three-inning simulated game on Monday.

    Advice: Shields threw another bullpen session Friday and said he felt better than he did during Wednesday's session. The hope is that he'll be ready for a rehab assignment after Monday's sim game. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:00 pm
    10-Day DL
    W, 5-4 vs Bos
     
  • Randal Grichuk sitting out Thursday night
    Randal Grichuk is not in the Cardinals' lineup Thursday against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Grichuk has appeared in all but one game this year and could probably use a night off. Tommy Pham will take his place in left field and bat second Thursday against right-hander Kenta Maeda. A 4-for-25 skid has dropped Grichuk's average from .246 to .232. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:43 pm
    Not Active
    L, 5-1 vs LAD
     
  • Bucs activate Gregory Polanco from the DL
    Pirates activated OF Gregory Polanco from the 10-day disabled list.

    Advice: Polanco was on the disabled list for exactly 10 days with a strained left hamstring. He is not in the starting lineup for Thursday afternoon's series finale against the Braves, but the 25-year-old outfielder should be available off the bench and he figures to start Friday's series opener versus the Mets. Polanco owns a disappointing .252/.336/.370 batting line with one home run and six stolen bases in 34 games this season. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:13 am
    Day-to-Day
    Bot 8, 3-1 vs Ari
     
  • Polanco (hamstring) ran the bases Wed.
    Gregory Polanco (hamstring) ran the bases Wednesday at SunTrust Park in Atlanta.

    Advice: Polanco will meet with manager Clint Hurdle and the Pirates' medical staff on Thursday to determine whether he is ready to be activated from the disabled list. "Early responses have been positive," head trainer Todd Tomczyk said Wednesday. "He feels really good right now." Polanco has been on the 10-day disabled list since May 17, retroactive to May 15, with a strained left hamstring. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:06 am
    Day-to-Day
    Bot 8, 3-1 vs Ari
     
  • Jacoby Ellsbury lands on concussion list
    Yankees placed OF Jacoby Ellsbury on the 7-day concussion disabled list

    Advice: Ellsbury was diagnosed with a concussion and a neck sprain after he collided with the wall in the first inning of Wednesday's win over the Royals. There is no current timetable for his recovery, but he will be reevaluated on Thursday and we should have a better idea of just how long he might be out as he becomes further removed from the initial concussion. Jack Curry of YES is hearing that Rob Refsnyder will be added to the roster with Ellsbury heading to the disabled list. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:11 pm
    7-Day DL
    L, 3-2 @Bal
     
  • Happ (elbow) needs up to three rehab starts
    J.A. Happ (elbow) will require between one and three minor league rehab starts before he is ready to rejoin the team.

    Advice: Happ has been on the sidelines since April 17 with left elbow inflammation. While his rehab has been slow to come together, Blue Jays GM Ross Atkins said that he could potentially return to the team in 10-15 days. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:38 pm
    10-Day DL
    4:07 pm vs Cin
     
  • Ellsbury exits with concussion, neck sprain
    Jacoby Ellsbury left Wednesday's game against the Royals with a concussion and neck sprain.

    Advice: Ellsbury made a fantastic catch on a deep Alcidies Escobar fly ball to lead off the game, before colliding with the center field wall. He stayed in for defense through to the end of the top of the first, but was subsequently replaced in the field by Aaron Hicks. This injury could potentially land him on the 7-day concussion disabled list. He will be reevaluated on Thursday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:26 pm
    7-Day DL
    L, 3-2 @Bal
     
  • Jacoby Ellsbury exits after colliding w/ wall
    Jacoby Ellsbury left Wednesday's game against the Royals after colliding with the wall while making a catch in the first inning.

    Advice: Ellsbury was driven into the center field wall on a long drive off the bat of Alcidies Escobar to start the game. While he remained in defensively for the rest of the frame, Aaron Hicks took over for him in center at the top of the second inning. The Yankees will pass along an update as to the exact nature of his injury as the game progresses. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:35 pm
    7-Day DL
    L, 3-2 @Bal
     
  • Leury Garcia socks solo homer in defeat
    Leury Garcia went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Garcia swatted a solo homer off Randall Delgado in the second inning, his sixth of the season. He homered in two of the three games in this series against the Diamondbacks and is now hitting .295/.343/.488 with six homers and 16 RBI across 129 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:51 pm
  • Greg Bird (ankle) nearing rehab assignment
    Greg Bird (ankle) is expected to play one game in extended spring training on Sunday before starting a minor league rehab assignment with High-A Tampa.

    Advice: Bird has been steadily progressing in his rehab from an ankle injury which sent him to the disabled list on May 2. He has been taking dry swings, hitting off a tee and taking soft toss as he ramps up his efforts. If all goes well with his rehab assignment, he could potentially be activated in early June. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:10 pm
    10-Day DL
    L, 3-2 @Bal
     
  • Shields (lat) throws bullpen session Wed.
    James Shields (lat) threw a successful bullpen session Wednesday.

    Advice: Shields felt good during and after the workout and is lined up for another side session on Friday. The veteran right-hander will begin simulated work after that, then head out on a minor league rehab assignment. If he can avoid setbacks, he could be an option for the White Sox rotation around mid-June. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:03 pm
    10-Day DL
    W, 5-4 vs Bos
     
  • Miguel Almonte to make first MLB start Thurs.
    Miguel Almonte will make his first major league start on Thursday at Yankee Stadium.

    Advice: He's filling in for Nate Karns, who landed on the disabled list Wednesday with a right elbow injury. Almonte, 24, owns an impressive 1.86 ERA, 0.97 WHIP, and 35/6 K/BB ratio over 29 innings this season with Double-A Northwest Arkansas. But the Yankees' offense presents a different kind of challenge. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:23 am
    Not Active
    4:15 pm vs Det
     
  • Jesse Hahn diagnosed with strained triceps
    Jesse Hahn has been diagnosed with a right triceps strain.

    Advice: Hahn suffered the injury in the third inning of his start Tuesday night against the Marlins and departed the game with a trainer. He was charged with five earned runs, lifting his season ERA from 3.02 to 3.81. A trip to the 10-day disabled list is probably coming. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:35 pm
    10-Day DL
     
  • Hahn removed from start with apparent injury
    Jesse Hahn left his start Tuesday against the Marlins after suffering an apparent injury.

    Advice: Hahn exited with a trainer after throwing a 90 mph fastball to Marcell Ozuna in the top of the third inning. Look for a status update within the next hour. The right-hander had allowed four earned runs on seven hits and departed the game with the A's trailing 4-1. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:58 pm
    10-Day DL
     
  • Polanco (hamstring) takes on-field BP
    Gregory Polanco (hamstring) took on-field batting practice Tuesday evening.

    Advice: He also took additional hacks in an indoor cage and did some light running. "I feel so good," Polanco said after the workout. "I'm going to get back in the lineup soon." It sounds like the 25-year-old outfielder could be activated from the disabled list this weekend, forgoing a minor league rehab assignment. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:33 pm
    Day-to-Day
    Bot 8, 3-1 vs Ari
     
  • Liriano (shoulder) set for rehab start
    Francisco Liriano (shoulder) is expected to make a rehab start on Sunday.

    Advice: Liriano had a successful live batting practice session on Tuesday evening and will be cleared to join one of the Blue Jays' minor league affiliates this weekend if he wakes up Wednesday with no abnormal discomfort. The veteran left-hander is on track to return to Toronto's starting rotation in early June. He has a 6.35 ERA in 28 1/3 innings this season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:58 pm
    10-Day DL
    4:07 pm vs Cin
     
  • Drew (hamstring) reports to extended spring
    Stephen Drew (hamstring) has reported to extended spring training and could soon begin playing in games.

    Advice: Drew has made very slow progress from a strained right hamstring, though manager Dusty Baker assured reporters last week that there has not been a significant setback. Drew could be ready for activation sometime next week if all goes well for him in West Palm Beach. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:46 pm
    New Player Note
    Stephen Drew Was - 2B,3B,SS
    Bot 8, 3-0 @SF
     
  • Greg Bird (ankle) takes dry swings
    Greg Bird (ankle) took some dry swings Monday.

    Advice: He had been slated to hit off a tee and take soft-toss, but he'll now do that Tuesday instead. Bird also resumed running recently, as well. He'll need a rehab assignment before being activated but is making nice progress. Rotoworld.com May 22, 1:26 pm
    10-Day DL
    L, 3-2 @Bal
     
  • Grichuk drives in four, Cardinals beat Giants
    Randal Grichuk finished 2-for-4 with four RBI in the Cardinals' defeat of the Giants on Sunday.

    Advice: Grichuk cleared the bases with a three-run double in the bottom of the second inning before tallying another RBI on a ground-rule double in the bottom of the eighth. The 25-year-old outfielder remains an inconsistent fantasy commodity, but the raw power is there. He has 13 doubles, four homers, and 19 RBI in 40 games. Rotoworld.com May 21, 3:20 pm
    Not Active
    L, 5-1 vs LAD
     
  • Leury Garcia (elbow) back in lineup Sunday
    Leury Garcia (elbow) is back in the White Sox' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Garcia missed a couple starts after taking a pitch off his elbow Thursday. He's in center field and batting leadoff versus Chris Heston and the Mariners. Rotoworld.com May 21, 11:39 am
  • Bird (ankle) to take soft-toss, hit off tee
    Greg Bird (ankle) will take soft-toss and hit off a tee Monday.

    Advice: Bird resumed running recently, as well. He'll need a rehab assignment before being activated and is still likely at least a couple weeks away from a return. Rotoworld.com May 21, 9:23 am
    10-Day DL
    L, 3-2 @Bal
     
  • Liriano (shoulder) to throw live BP Tuesday
    Francisco Liriano (shoulder) is slated to throw live batting practice Tuesday.

    Advice: Liriano got through another successful bullpen session Sunday, clearing the way for him to face hitters. Assuming Tuesday's session goes well, he'll likely be in line to begin a rehab assignment next weekend. The left-hander seems poised to rejoin the Blue Jays' rotation early next month if all goes well. Rotoworld.com May 21, 8:10 am
    10-Day DL
    4:07 pm vs Cin
     
  • Leury Garcia (elbow) out against Saturday
    Leury Garcia (elbow) is absent from the White Sox's lineup Saturday against the Mariners.

    Advice: He hasn't started since taking a pitch off his elbow on Thursday night, though he did appear as a pinch-runner on Friday. The White Sox will only have two Garcias in the lineup on Saturday with Avisail in right field and Willy in center. Leury remains day-to-day. Rotoworld.com May 20, 3:18 pm
  • Leury Garcia pinch runs in victory on Friday
    Leury Garcia (elbow) appeared as a pinch runner and scored the winning run in Friday's extra-inning victory over the Mariners.

    Advice: Garcia was drilled with a pitch during Thursday's game and he sat out on Friday as a precautionary measure. It's unclear if he still feels pain in the elbow while swinging, so check to make sure he's in Saturday's lineup before firing him up for fantasy purposes. Rotoworld.com May 20, 5:22 am
  • Leury Garcia day-to-day with bruised elbow
    Leury Garcia left Thursday's game against the Mariners with a bruised right elbow.

    Advice: Garcia came out after taking a pitch off his elbow in the fifth inning. Willy Garcia has come on to take his place in center field. The White Sox are calling him day-to-day. Garcia went 0-for-1 with a walk and a stolen base before exiting. Rotoworld.com May 18, 9:02 pm
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