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  • Felix Hernandez expected to miss 3-4 weeks
    The Mariners announced Friday that Felix Hernandez has been diagnosed with bursitis in his shoulder and is expected to miss 3-4 weeks.

    Advice: The veteran right-hander has forced to leave his start on Tuesday due to fatigue in his shoulder. Chase De Jong is expected to hold down his spot in the rotation for the next couple of weeks but doesn't make for an appealing fantasy option. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:31 pm
    10-Day DL
    W, 3-1 @Cle
     
  • Sammy Solis (elbow) gets good news on MRI
    An MRI on Sammy Solis's left elbow revealed nerve inflammation.

    Advice: Solis was sent for an MRI after feeling tingling in his fingers when he tried to play catch a few days ago. There's no timetable for his return, but the good news is he doesn't have any ligament damage. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:35 pm
    10-Day DL
    Bot 8, 3-7 vs NYM
     
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:07 pm
    60-Day DL
    Top 6, 1-3 vs LAA
     
  • Devin Mesoraco making season debut Friday
    Devin Mesoraco is starting at catcher and batting seventh for the Reds on Friday.

    Advice: It will be Mesoraco's first start in the majors since last April. He will split the catching duties with Tucker Barnhart for now as the Reds ease him back into things follow multiple hip and shoulder surgeries. The Reds also have Scooter Gennett at second base Friday over Jose Peraza. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:12 pm
  • Sam Dyson activated from disabled list
    Rangers activated RHP Sam Dyson from the 10-day disabled list.

    Advice: Dyson made a couple rehab appearances and appears to be over the hand injury that he may or may not have actually had in the first place. The former closer will work in the middle innings for now. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:05 pm
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:59 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. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:40 pm
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    Bot 8, 3-5 vs TB
     
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:32 pm
    10-Day DL
    Bot 8, 3-7 vs NYM
     
  • Dee Gordon sitting out on Friday
    Dee Gordon is not in the Marlins' lineup Friday.

    Advice: It's just a day off. Derek Dietrich will handle second base, while J.T. Realmuto moves into the leadoff spot. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:19 pm
  • Pete Kozma designated for assignment
    Yankees designated INF Pete Kozma for assignment.

    Advice: He's no longer needed with Didi Gregorius (shoulder) back from the disabled list. Kozma should clear waivers and stick around in the organization as depth. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:43 am
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    Top 8, 8-11 vs Bal
     
  • Didi Gregorius activated from disabled list
    Yankees activated SS Didi Gregorius from the 10-day disabled list.

    Advice: Gregorius missed almost the entire first month of the season with a strained right shoulder that he suffered during the World Baseball Classic, but he played in some rehab games with no issues. He's starting at shortstop and batting sixth Friday. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:42 am
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:48 am
    10-Day DL
     
  • Brady Rodgers dealing with elbow injury
    Astros pitching prospect Brady Rodgers left his last start at Triple-A Fresno on April 19 with a right elbow injury.

    Advice: "We're currently determining next steps," general manager Jeff Luhnow said on Thursday by phone. "We should know something by early next week." It sounds like a potentially serious injury, but obviously we'll know more in a few days. Rodgers, 26, struggled in his brief time with the big club last season but held a 2.86 ERA over 22 starts at Fresno. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:34 am
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    Top 5, 4-4 vs Oak
     
  • Cards being cautious with Trevor Rosenthal
    Trevor Rosenthal wasn't available to pitch Tuesday due to some general arm soreness.

    Advice: The Cardinals have avoided using Rosenthal on back-to-back days so far after he suffered a lat strain and subsequently aggravated the injury twice this spring. It wasn't the lat that kept him out Tuesday, but regardless the club is going to continue being careful with his workload. Rosenthal returned to pitch Thursday and was electric, striking out two in a scoreless frame. He has a 13/0 K/BB ratio over 6 1/3 relief innings this season. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:33 am
  • 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. Rotoworld.com 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. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:44 pm
  • Rosenthal tosses scoreless ninth to earn save
    Trevor Rosenthal pitched a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save in Thursday's nightcap win over the Blue Jays.

    Advice: With closer Seung Hwan Oh having pitched in the afternoon contest, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny called on Rosenthal to protect the two-run lead in the night game. Rosenthal responded, striking out two while needing just 13 pitches to get the job done. Healthy after a lat injury to start the year, the 26-year-old has a 2.84 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 13/0 K/BB ratio over 6 1/3 innings and seems to have the inside track on the closer gig should Oh vacate it at any point. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:48 pm
  • Gregorius expected to be activated Friday
    Yankees manager Joe Girardi expects Didi Gregorius (shoulder) to be activated from the disabled list on Friday.

    Advice: Gregorius is ready to roll after completing a five-game rehab assignment with High-A Tampa. It took him a little over a month to recover from a strained shoulder. With Gregorius taking over as the everyday shortstop, Ronald Torreyes will head back to the bench. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:28 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. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:54 pm
  • Reds activate C Devin Mesoraco from the DL
    Reds activated C Devin Mesoraco from the 10-day disabled list.

    Advice: Mesoraco will join up with the Reds in St. Louis on Friday for the start of a three-game weekend series against the Cardinals. He struggled on his lengthy minor league rehab assignment and probably won't be an everyday player out of the gate, so the possibility of meaningful fantasy production seems low. Hip and shoulder injuries have limited the 28-year-old former slugger to 39 games since the beginning of the 2015 season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:56 am
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:32 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. Rotoworld.com 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. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:27 pm
  • Sam Dyson (hand) to return on Friday
    Sam Dyson (hand) is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Friday.

    Advice: Dyson declared himself ready after appearing in back-to-back games for Triple-A Round Rock on Monday and Tuesday. "I think it was pretty positive," said Dyson. "Yeah, I’m definitely ready to come back up here and contribute." Dyson was placed on the disabled list with a bruised hand, but we suspect the Rangers just wanted to give the right-hander a break after blowing three straight saves to begin the year. He'll return to a setup role ahead of new closer Matt Bush. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:52 pm
  • Gregorius (shoulder) could return Friday
    Didi Gregorius (shoulder) is on track to return against the Orioles this weekend.

    Advice: Gregorius could be back as soon as Friday. The 27-year-old has looked sharp during his minor league rehab assignment, hitting .429 with a homer in four games for High-A Tampa. Gregorius has spent the past month recovering from a shoulder strain he suffered at the World Baseball Classic. Ronald Torreyes has been kept his seat warm at shortstop over the first few weeks. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:36 pm
  • Felix Hernandez (shoulder) put on 10-day DL
    Mariners placed RHP Felix Hernandez on the 10-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation.

    Advice: Hernandez experienced fatigue in his right shoulder Tuesday during a rough two-inning outing against the Tigers. He's flown back to Seattle for an MRI, and the results of that exam should tell us more about his recovery timetable. The veteran right-hander holds a 4.73 ERA and 1.58 WHIP through 26 2/3 innings (five starts) this season. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:10 pm
    10-Day DL
    W, 3-1 @Cle
     
  • Felix Hernandez (shoulder) headed to the DL
    Felix Hernandez (shoulder) will reportedly be placed on the 10-day disabled list.

    Advice: Hernandez flew back to Seattle for an MRI of his right shoulder late Tuesday night after struggling through an ugly two-inning outing at Detroit's Comerica Park. All that is known for now is that he's experiencing fatigue. There should be a more official diagnosis at some point Wednesday night. Mitch Haniger (oblique) is also headed to the disabled list for the last-place Mariners. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:45 am
    10-Day DL
    W, 3-1 @Cle
     
  • Felix Hernandez to have shoulder examined
    Felix Hernandez is headed back to Seattle to have his right shoulder examined.

    Advice: Hernandez experienced shoulder fatigue -- what manager Scott Servais called "dead arm" -- during his ugly two-inning start Tuesday night at Detroit's Comerica Park. Seattle wound up losing the game 19-9 and Hernandez watched his ERA balloon to 4.73 after surrendering four earned runs. There might not be an update on his status until Thursday. Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times says Felix "left the clubhouse quickly" on Tuesday and "was visibly upset." Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:07 pm
    10-Day DL
    W, 3-1 @Cle
     
  • Dyson (hand) makes second rehab app.
    Sam Dyson (hand) allowed one run on two hits in a one-inning rehab appearance Tuesday with Triple-A Round Rock.

    Advice: That's obviously not a promising note, but Dyson needed only 10 pitches to ultimately get three outs and he pitched a scoreless inning in his rehab debut with Triple-A Round Rock on Monday. The right-hander is eligible to be activated from the disabled list Thursday, and he now has back-to-back rehab appearances under his belt. It should be time. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:59 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. Rotoworld.com 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. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:54 pm
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:45 pm
  • Mesoraco (hip, shoulder) to be activated Fri.
    Devin Mesoraco (hip, shoulder) is set to be activated from the disabled list on Friday.

    Advice: Mesoraco will have used the full 20-day allotment on his rehab assignment as he builds up his stamina in game action following two seasons sabotaged by hip and shoulder surgeries. He batted only .175/.283/.275 with one home run over 46 plate appearances so far for Double-A Pensacola and will split playing time at catcher with Tucker Barnhart, so Mesoraco doesn't figure to make a big fantasy impact right away. However, he should get more and more starts if he holds up physically, and the talent has certainly been there in the past. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:16 pm
  • 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. Rotoworld.com 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. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:33 am
  • Sam Dyson (hand) begins rehab assignment
    Sam Dyson (hand) will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Round Rock on Monday.

    Advice: He'll make back-to-back appearances for Round Rock on Monday and Tuesday. Dyson is eligible for activation from the disabled list on Thursday, and it's looking like he'll be ready at that time. He will not, however, regain his closer job. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:50 am
  • Didi Gregorius (shoulder) on rehab assignment
    Didi Gregorius (shoulder) has gone 2-for-6 at the plate while playing six innings in each game in his first two rehab contests with High-A Tampa.

    Advice: Working his way back from a right shoulder strain, Gregorius is expected to be activated from the disabled list in early May assuming all goes well. Ronald Torreyes has been filling in at shortstop for the Yankees. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:41 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. Rotoworld.com 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. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:35 pm
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    Bot 8, 3-5 vs TB
     
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:27 pm
  • Mesoraco (hip, shoulder) ready next week
    Devin Mesoraco (hip, shoulder) is on track to join the Reds next week, either in Milwaukee or St. Louis.

    Advice: Cincinnati has a Monday-Wednesday series at Miller Park and a Friday-Sunday series at Busch Stadium, and Mesoraco should be activated somewhere in that stretch. He's just 4-for-28 (.143) so far in eight rehab games with Double-A Pensacola and isn't going to be an everyday play for the Reds out of the gate. There isn't much fantasy upside here at the moment. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:07 pm
  • King Felix survives for win despite 12 hits
    Felix Hernandez was able to limit the damage despite a slew of baserunners in Wednesday's win over the Marlins, allowing four runs on 12 hits over 6 1/3 innings.

    Advice: The 12 hits allowed jump out from King Felix's pitching line. Two of those left the ballpark, with Giancarlo Stanton and Christian Yelich both burning him for solo shots in the third and fifth innings, respectively. Hernandez has now allowed 10 or more hits in two of his four starts to date. A road start against the Tigers shows next on his schedule as he tries to settle into the season. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:51 pm
    10-Day DL
    W, 3-1 @Cle
     
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:03 pm
    10-Day DL
    Bot 8, 3-7 vs NYM
     
  • Rosenthal earns save Wednesday for Cards
    Trevor Rosenthal earned his first save of the season Wednesday afternoon against the Pirates.

    Advice: Seung Hwan Oh was used Monday and Tuesday and has not been sharp through the early part of this season, so Rosenthal got the call in the ninth inning Wednesday to finish up a three-game sweep of Pittsburgh. Rosenthal hit 101 mph and struck out two in his scoreless frame, though he did allow a single to John Jaso and needed a total of 23 pitches. We wouldn't expect Cardinals manager Mike Matheny to make a change at closer quite yet, but Rosenthal makes for a smart stash. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:29 pm
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