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2014/04/15
SP
Beavan, Blake
SEA
Seattle Mariners SP Taijuan Walker (shoulder) was scratched from his rehab start Tuesday, April 15, due to stiffness in his throwing shoulder.
2014/04/15
OF
Bourn, Michael
CLE
The Cleveland Indians activated OF Michael Bourn (hamstring) from the disabled list Tuesday, April 15, and optioned OF Nyjer Morgan to Triple-A Columbus in a corresponding move.
2014/04/15
RP
Brothers, Rex
COL
Colorado Rockies RP Rex Brothers suffered a blown save in the eighth inning Monday, April 14, after allowing a run on three walks in an inning of work. He now has allowed seven walks and just two hits in 5 2/3 innings this year. For those of you that drafted him hoping that he'd beat out LaTroy Hawkins for the closer gig, those hopes have probably dimmed a bit. He still needs to be rostered in NL-only leagues, but he's very expendable in mixed leagues.
2014/04/15
OF
Brown, Andrew
NYM
New York Mets OF Curtis Granderson's (forearm, rib cage, knee) X-rays came back negative, but he struggled to put on his shoes after the game Monday, April 14. OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis is expected to be brought up from Triple-A Las Vegas to help with outfield depth. Granderson crashed into the outfield wall attempting to make a catch Monday but later left the game with encouragement from the training staff. "I hit the wall with my forearm, which then lodged my elbow into my chest area. And then running full stride my left knee also hit," Granderson said. "As the game just kept going on, things just started to tighten up a little bit. The great thing is all the X-rays are negative. We just wanted to be on the safe side and check everything, which we were able to do at the ballpark."
2014/04/15
SP
Burnett, A.J.
PHI
Philadelphia Phillies SP Cliff Lee will start Wednesday, April 16, and SP A.J. Burnett will start Thursday, April 17, following the rainout Tuesday, April 15.
2014/04/16
OF
Calhoun, Kole
LAA
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Kole Calhoun (ankle) is headed to the 15-day disabled list with an ankle injury. The team could look to acquire OF Sam Fuld from the Oakland Athletics to replace him.
2014/04/15
C
Castro, Jason
HOU
Houston Astros C Jason Castro (toe) is sitting out Tuesday, April 15, due to soreness in his toe after being hit by a pitch over the weekend.
2014/04/15
SP
Chavez, Jesse
OAK
Oakland Athletics SP Jesse Chavez had his third straight solid start Monday, April 14, but doesn't have a win to show for it. He allowed one earned run on four hits and no walks while fanning nine in seven innings in his no-decision against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
2014/04/15
OF
Crisp, Coco
OAK
Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp (hamstring) remains out of the lineup Tuesday, April 15.
2014/04/15
2B
Ellis, Mark
STL
St. Louis Cardinals 2B Kolten Wong isn't in the lineup Tuesday, April 15. 2B Mark Ellis is starting in his place.
2014/04/15
1B
Fielder, Prince
TEX
Texas Rangers 1B Prince Fielder connected for his first home run with his new team Tuesday, April 15, against the Seattle Mariner. It was his longest drought to start the season since beginning 2010 without a homer in 14 games.
2014/04/16
1B
Fielder, Prince
TEX
Texas Rangers 1B Prince Fielder ended a 13-game homerless drought with his first homer of the season Tuesday, April 15.
2014/04/16
OF
Fuld, Sam
OAK
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Kole Calhoun (ankle) is headed to the 15-day disabled list with an ankle injury. The team could look to acquire OF Sam Fuld from the Oakland Athletics to replace him.
2014/04/15
RP
Gomes, Brandon
TB
Tampa Bay Rays SP Jake Odorizzi (illness) will not make his scheduled start Tuesday, April 15. RP Brandon Gomes will start in his place.
2014/04/15
OF
Granderson, Curtis
NYM
New York Mets OF Curtis Granderson (forearm, rib cage, knee) said he will avoid the disabled list, but he won't play Tuesday, April 15. Granderson plans to take light batting practice, though.
2014/04/15
OF
Granderson, Curtis
NYM
New York Mets OF Curtis Granderson (forearm, rib cage, knee) is visiting with a doctor Tuesday, April 15, and is just as stiff as he was Monday, April 14.
2014/04/15
OF
Granderson, Curtis
NYM
New York Mets OF Curtis Granderson's (forearm, rib cage, knee) X-rays came back negative, but he struggled to put on his shoes after the game Monday, April 14. OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis is expected to be brought up from Triple-A Las Vegas to help with outfield depth. Granderson crashed into the outfield wall attempting to make a catch Monday but later left the game with encouragement from the training staff. "I hit the wall with my forearm, which then lodged my elbow into my chest area. And then running full stride my left knee also hit," Granderson said. "As the game just kept going on, things just started to tighten up a little bit. The great thing is all the X-rays are negative. We just wanted to be on the safe side and check everything, which we were able to do at the ballpark."
2014/04/15
RP
Gregerson, Luke
OAK
Oakland Athletics RP Jim Johnson came on in the eighth inning down 2-1 Monday, April 14. He threw a scoreless frame and ended up getting the win. RP Luke Gregerson threw a scoreless ninth inning for the save.
2014/04/15
SP
Hale, David
ATL
The Atlanta Braves will skip SP David Hale in the rotation as a result of the rainout Tuesday, April 15. They'll go with SP Julio Teheran on Wednesday, April 16, and SP Alex Wood on Thursday, April 17.
2014/04/15
OF
Harper, Bryce
WSH
Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper (quadriceps) is in the starting lineup Tuesday, April 15.
2014/04/15
OF
Harper, Bryce
WSH
Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper (quadriceps) left the game early with a tight left quadriceps Monday, April 14, but he said it's not a big deal and expects to be back in the lineup Tuesday, April 15. "It's been tight since Friday, but nothing too serious," said Harper, who went 3-for-4 with three extra-base hits (a triple and two doubles) and an RBI. "Getting treatment every day. It feels fine. Ready to go tomorrow."
2014/04/15
RP
Hawkins, LaTroy
COL
Colorado Rockies RP Rex Brothers suffered a blown save in the eighth inning Monday, April 14, after allowing a run on three walks in an inning of work. He now has allowed seven walks and just two hits in 5 2/3 innings this year. For those of you that drafted him hoping that he'd beat out LaTroy Hawkins for the closer gig, those hopes have probably dimmed a bit. He still needs to be rostered in NL-only leagues, but he's very expendable in mixed leagues.
2014/04/15
SP
Iwakuma, Hisashi
SEA
Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma (finger) said he threw 55 pitches in a bullpen session Tuesday, April 15, and included some split-finger fastballs. Iwakuma reported no issues with his right middle finger.
2014/04/15
RP
Johnson, Jim
OAK
Oakland Athletics RP Jim Johnson came on in the eighth inning down 2-1 Monday, April 14. He threw a scoreless frame and ended up getting the win. RP Luke Gregerson threw a scoreless ninth inning for the save.
2014/04/15
OF
Jones, Adam
BAL
Baltimore Orioles OF Adam Jones (illness) is out of the lineup Tuesday, April 15.
2014/04/15
SP
Kershaw, Clayton
LAD
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw (back) tossed 26 pitches in a bullpen session Tuesday, April 15. He pitched from the stretch and the wind-up at nearly full speed.
2014/04/15
RP
Kimbrel, Craig
ATL
Atlanta Braves RP Craig Kimbrel (shoulder) said he's been bothered by the shoulder issue on and off since spring training, but he doesn't think it's serious and expects to be back pitching soon. "There's no reason to push it this early in the year," Kimbrel said. "It's something that doesn't really hinder me on the field. Being a pitcher, things get sore now and then. It's just a little uncomfortable. I'll take a few days off and be ready to go."
2014/04/15
SP
Lee, Cliff
PHI
Philadelphia Phillies SP Cliff Lee will start Wednesday, April 16, and SP A.J. Burnett will start Thursday, April 17, following the rainout Tuesday, April 15.
2014/04/15
3B
Machado, Manny
BAL
Baltimore Orioles 3B Manny Machado (knee) took infield practice and batting practice Tuesday, April 15. He also did three springs of 90 feet and three of 180 feet.
2014/04/15
OF
Morgan, Nyjer
CLE
The Cleveland Indians activated OF Michael Bourn (hamstring) from the disabled list Tuesday, April 15, and optioned OF Nyjer Morgan to Triple-A Columbus in a corresponding move.
2014/04/16
1B
Napoli, Mike
BOS
Boston Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli (finger) dislocated his left ring finger sliding into second base Tuesday, April 15. X-rays were negative.
2014/04/15
OF
Nieuwenhuis, Kirk
NYM
New York Mets OF Curtis Granderson's (forearm, rib cage, knee) X-rays came back negative, but he struggled to put on his shoes after the game Monday, April 14. OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis is expected to be brought up from Triple-A Las Vegas to help with outfield depth. Granderson crashed into the outfield wall attempting to make a catch Monday but later left the game with encouragement from the training staff. "I hit the wall with my forearm, which then lodged my elbow into my chest area. And then running full stride my left knee also hit," Granderson said. "As the game just kept going on, things just started to tighten up a little bit. The great thing is all the X-rays are negative. We just wanted to be on the safe side and check everything, which we were able to do at the ballpark."
2014/04/15
SP
Odorizzi, Jake
TB
Tampa Bay Rays SP Jake Odorizzi (illness) will not make his scheduled start Tuesday, April 15. RP Brandon Gomes will start in his place.
2014/04/15
2B
Pedroia, Dustin
BOS
Boston Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia (wrist) received a cortisone injection to reduce the inflammation in his left wrist. He's aiming to rejoin the lineup Wednesday, April 16.
2014/04/15
2B
Pedroia, Dustin
BOS
Boston Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia (wrist) is out of the lineup Tuesday, April 15.
2014/04/15
1B
Pujols, Albert
LAA
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Albert Pujols is fully healthy and has hit four home runs in the last six games. So far this year, there is already a big difference in his ability to punish pitches inside the strike zone. Pujols is also looking more mobile on defense at first base, something he wasn't able to pull off in 2013 while dealing with plantar fasciitis.
2014/04/15
SS
Ramirez, Alexei
CWS
Chicago White Sox hitting coach Todd Steverson talked about the early success of SS Alexei Ramirez , and he had one major contributing factor for the hot start. "Say all the statistics and metrics you want to say," Steverson said, "but there's no metric for confidence."
2014/04/15
SS
Ramirez, Alexei
CWS
Chicago White Sox SS Alexei Ramirez predominately struggled in April until he hit .281 in April last year. His average never dipped below .271 for any other month in 2013, which attributes his rise in consistency. He is hitting .420 and riding a 13-game hitting streak this month. Ramirez's usage of the whole field has been a crucial adjustment. "Pitchers are trying to pitch, and if I hit them good on one side, they are looking for another," Ramirez said through translator and White Sox manager of cultural development Lino Diaz. "So I've been lucky to be able to pretty much hit the ball where it's pitched. If I'm getting hits in one area, then they are throwing to other areas. I've been waiting for (the pitcher) in that area, too."
2014/04/15
C
Ramos, Wilson
WSH
Washington Nationals C Wilson Ramos (hand) had the stitches removed from his left hand and will begin his rehab work.
2014/04/15
OF
Rasmus, Colby
TOR
Toronto Blue Jays OF Colby Rasmus (hamstring) is out of action Tuesday, April 15. The hamstring injury appears more serious than initially believed.
2014/04/15
SP
Sanchez, Anibal
DET
The Detroit Tigers have changed their rotation this week following the rainout Tuesday, April 15. SP Anibal Sanchez will go Wednesday, April 16. Justin Verlander is lined up for Thursday, April 17. Drew Smyly will go later in the week.
2014/04/15
2B
Scutaro, Marco
SF
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday, April 15, that 2B Marco Scutaro (back) that there is no update, and that Scutaro is still not close to returning.
2014/04/15
OF
Sierra, Moises
TOR
Toronto Blue Jays OF Colby Rasmus (hamstring) is out of action Tuesday, April 15. The hamstring injury appears more serious than initially believed.
2014/04/15
SS
Simmons, Andrelton
ATL
Atlanta Braves SS Andrelton Simmons tripled and homered for the second straight day Monday, April 14, and he's 11-for-29 (.379) with five extra-base hits and five RBIs in the last seven games. Simmons has yet to strike out in 45 plate appearances in 2014 and leads the National League with a .467 average in two-strike counts.
2014/04/15
SP
Smyly, Drew
DET
The Detroit Tigers have changed their rotation this week following the rainout Tuesday, April 15. SP Anibal Sanchez will go Wednesday, April 16. Justin Verlander is lined up for Thursday, April 17. Drew Smyly will go later in the week.
2014/04/16
OF
Springer, George
HOU
The Houston Astros will recall OF George Springer from Triple-A Oklahoma City before the game Wednesday, April 16.
2014/04/16
OF
Stanton, Giancarlo
MIA
Miami Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton homered and tied a career high with five RBIs Tuesday, April 15.
2014/04/16
SP
Strasburg, Stephen
WSH
Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg allowed six runs on eight hits in four innings in his loss to the Miami Marlins Tuesday, April 15. He's 2-3 with a 8.61 ERA at Marlins Park.
2014/04/15
SP
Teheran, Julio
ATL
The Atlanta Braves will skip SP David Hale in the rotation as a result of the rainout Tuesday, April 15. They'll go with SP Julio Teheran on Wednesday, April 16, and SP Alex Wood on Thursday, April 17.
2014/04/15
RP
Uehara, Koji
BOS
Boston Red Sox RP Koji Uehara (shoulder) plans to throw a side session before being ready to enter game action.
2014/04/15
RP
Uehara, Koji
BOS
Boston Red Sox RP Koji Uehara (shoulder) played long toss from 200 feet Tuesday, April 15, and he will throw a bullpen session Wednesday, April 16.
2014/04/15
2B
Uggla, Dan
ATL
Atlanta Braves 2B Dan Uggla is 4-for-8 with two home runs and seven RBIs in his last two games after going 6-for-37 (.162) with two doubles, three RBIs, one walk and 11 strikeouts in his first 10 games.
2014/04/15
SP
Verlander, Justin
DET
The Detroit Tigers have changed their rotation this week following the rainout Tuesday, April 15. SP Anibal Sanchez will go Wednesday, April 16. Justin Verlander is lined up for Thursday, April 17. Drew Smyly will go later in the week.
2014/04/16
1B
Votto, Joey
CIN
Cincinnati Reds 1B Joey Votto had four hits in the second game of a doubleheader Tuesday, April 15.
2014/04/15
SP
Walker, Taijuan
SEA
Seattle Mariners SP Taijuan Walker (shoulder) was scratched from his rehab start Tuesday, April 15, due to stiffness in his throwing shoulder.
2014/04/15
2B
Wong, Kolten
STL
St. Louis Cardinals 2B Kolten Wong isn't in the lineup Tuesday, April 15. 2B Mark Ellis is starting in his place.
2014/04/15
SP
Wood, Alex
ATL
The Atlanta Braves will skip SP David Hale in the rotation as a result of the rainout Tuesday, April 15. They'll go with SP Julio Teheran on Wednesday, April 16, and SP Alex Wood on Thursday, April 17.