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2015/05/05
1B
Abreu, Jose
CWS
Chicago White Sox 1B Jose Abreu "is our first baseman," according to manager Robin Ventura. That means 1B Adam LaRoche will remain as the designated hitter and backup first baseman.
2015/05/05
3B
Asche, Cody
PHI
Philadelphia Phillies 3B Cody Asche is hitting third in the batting order against Atlanta Braves SP Shelby Miller Tuesday, May 5, with 2B Chase Utley sitting out.
2015/05/05
SS
Aviles, Mike
CLE
Cleveland Indians SS Mike Aviles is starting at shortstop and hitting seventh in the batting order against Kansas City Royals SP Jason Vargas Tuesday, May 5. SS Jose Ramirez is sitting on the bench.
2015/05/06
RP
Axford, John
COL
Colorado Rockies RP John Axford, who is now in the closing role with RP Adam Ottavino (elbow) on the disabled list and possibly out for the year, has the confidence of his manager Walt Weiss. Axford has saved three games with five scoreless innings so far, and he's allowed three hits while striking out six and walking two. He led the National League with 46 saves in 2011 for the Milwaukee Brewers before losing the job each of the following two seasons.
2015/05/05
OF
Bautista, Jose
TOR
Toronto Blue Jays DH Jose Bautista is out of the lineup Tuesday, May 5. DH Edwin Encarnacion is in the lineup and batting fourth.
2015/05/05
INF
Bernier, Doug
MIN
The Minnesota Twins placed SS Eduardo Nunez (oblique) on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, May 5, due to a strained left oblique. The move is retroactive to April 30. The team purchased the contract of INF Doug Bernier from Triple-A Rochester.
2015/05/05
C
Bethancourt, Christian
ATL
Atlanta Braves Cs A.J. Pierzynski and Christian Bethancourt could be paired with SPs Shelby Miller and Julio Teheran, respectively, according to manager Fredi Gonzalez. Miller has worked with Pierzynski since the two were teammates with the St. Louis Cardinals last year. Miller's start Tuesday is his ninth career start with Pierzynski catching him, and Miller had a 4.29 ERA in six games with Pierzynski catching him last year. Teheran has made eight career starts with Bethancourt as his catcher and has a 2.23 ERA in those games.
2015/05/05
OF
Betts, Mookie
BOS
Boston Red Sox OF Mookie Betts became the youngest player in franchise history to hit two home runs in a game Tuesday, May 5, against the Tampa Bay Rays. He has seven extra-base hits and eight RBIs in the team's eight-game homestand.
2015/05/05
SP
Billingsley, Chad
PHI
Philadelphia Phillies SP Chad Billingsley (elbow) allowed six runs - five earned - and eight hts over five innings in his return to the mound Tuesday, May 5, against the Atlanta Braves.
2015/05/06
1B
Bour, Justin
MIA
Miami Marlins 1B Justin Bour is in the lineup for the third straight game Wednesday, May 6, in place of 1B Michael Morse.
2015/05/05
1B
Bour, Justin
MIA
Miami Marlins 1B Michael Morse is not in the starting lineup for the second straight day Tuesday, May 5. 1B Justin Bour is starting at first base and hitting fifth in the batting order against Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg.
2015/05/05
OF
Bourn, Michael
CLE
Cleveland Indians OF Michael Bourn is on the bench against a lefty Tuesday, May 5, and he'll sit the bench against another left-handed pitcher Wednesday, May 6, according to manager Terry Francona. Francona said Bourn will sit against lefties for the time being.
2015/05/05
SP
Bradley, Archie
ARI
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Archie Bradley (face) was pain-free while throwing a bullpen session Monday, May 4, and he said the swelling in his face is almost gone.
2015/05/05
3B
Bryant, Kris
CHC
Chicago Cubs 3B Kris Bryant has 16 walks in 16 games to start his major league career, and he's tied for sixth in the National League in that department. His .458 on-base percentage is tied for third in the NL.
2015/05/05
3B
Bryant, Kris
CHC
Chicago Cubs OF Junior Lake is hitting cleanup against St. Louis Cardinals SP Tyler Lyons Tuesday, May 5. 1B Anthony Rizzo is hitting second, with 3B Kris Bryant moving up a spot into third in the order.
2015/05/05
SP
Buehrle, Mark
TOR
Toronto Blue Jays SP Mark Buehrle is the probable starter for the game Wednesday, May 6, against the New York Yankees. He is 1-14 in 21 career starts against the Yankees with his only win coming back in 2004 when he was a member of the Chicago White Sox.
2015/05/05
OF
Burns, Billy
OAK
Oakland Athletics OF Billy Burns was leading off and playing center field for a fourth straight game Tuesday, May 5. Despite the fact he entered the day hitting .357 (5-for-14) with some strong defense, he is the likely man to lose a roster spot when OF Coco Crisp (elbow) returns from the 15-day disabled list, perhaps as soon as Wednesday, May 6.
2015/05/05
OF
Byrd, Marlon
CIN
Cincinnati Reds OF Marlon Byrd is hitting second in the lineup Tuesday, May 5, against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
2015/05/05
OF
Byrd, Marlon
CIN
Cincinnati Reds OF Marlon Byrd went 2-for-5 with a double, home run and four RBIs Tuesday, May 5, against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
2015/05/05
3B
Carpenter, Matt
STL
St. Louis Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter is being more aggressive after having an awakening in last year's postseason. In 2013 and 2014, Carpenter took a total of 3,926 pitches, which was more than any other player in baseball, and he let 64.9% of pitches go by. This year, he's seen a small increase in his first-pitch swings (12.3%), and his overall swing percentage is 3.7% higher than it was in 2014, per FanGraphs. Carpenter has started the year with an excellent 1.036 OPS.
2015/05/05
C
Cervelli, Francisco
PIT
Pittsburgh Pirates C Francisco Cervelli is hitting second in the batting order against Cincinnati Reds SP Michael Lorenzen Tuesday, May 5, with 3B Josh Harrison out of the lineup.
2015/05/05
RP
Clippard, Tyler
OAK
Oakland Athletics RP Tyler Clippard has been filling in as the closer while RP Sean Doolittle (shoulder) has been sidelined. There haven't been many save chances, as Clippard is 0-2 with a 2.61 ERA in 10 games with two saves in three chances.
2015/05/05
SP
Cobb, Alex
TB
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Rays SP Alex Cobb (elbow) will attempt to pitch through a partial tear in his elbow ligament.
2015/05/05
SP
Cobb, Alex
TB
Tampa Bay Rays SP Alex Cobb (elbow) is dealing with a partial tear of his elbow ligament, which was discovered in a new MRI exam. He will see how his elbow responds to rest.
2015/05/05
SP
Cobb, Alex
TB
Tampa Bay Rays SP Alex Cobb (elbow) will attempt to get through a partial tear of his ulnar collateral ligament by resting and getting treatments, according to the team's president of baseball operations Matt Silverman, Tuesday, May 5. Cobb and the Rays' training staff believe he can pitch again this season.
2015/05/05
1B
Colabello, Chris
TOR
Toronto Blue Jays OF Chris Colabello is seventh in the lineup Tuesday, May 5, against the New York Yankees. His contract was selected from Triple-A Buffalo.
2015/05/05
1B
Colabello, Chris
TOR
Toronto Blue Jays INF Danny Valencia (ankle) was held out of the lineup Tuesday, May 5, against the New York Yankees due to a sprained ankle. The team recalled INF Chris Colabello from Triple-A Buffalo.
2015/05/05
SP
Cole, Gerrit
PIT
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole was named the National League Pitcher of the Month for April, going 4-0 with a 1.76 ERA. He is the first Pirates pitcher since Randy Tomlin (June 1992) to win the award.
2015/05/06
SS
Cozart, Zack
CIN
Cincinnati Reds SS Zack Cozart (wrist) is bothered by a sore left wrist that was hit by a pitch over the weekend, and his index finger is fine. "I thought it was good Sunday after the X-rays," Cozart said. "But when I woke up, it was tight. I don't think it's going to be a long-term thing. Once the inflammation gets out of there, I should fine."
2015/05/05
SS
Cozart, Zack
CIN
Cincinnati Reds SS Zack Cozart (finger, wrist) is not in the lineup Tuesday, May 5, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. SS Kristopher Negron is in the lineup and batting seventh.
2015/05/05
OF
Crisp, Coco
OAK
The Oakland Athletics are close to getting OF Coco Crisp (elbow) back from a minor-league rehab stint. In fact, there is a 50-50 chance he might come off of the 15-day disabled list to lead off and play left field Wednesday, May 6, against the Minnesota Twins.
2015/05/05
OF
Davis, Khris
MIL
Milwaukee Brewers OF Khris Davis, who has one hit in his last 19 at-bats, is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, May 5. OF Gerardo Parra is starting in left field, and he has eight hits in his last 16 at-bats.
2015/05/05
OF
De Aza, Alejandro
BAL
Baltimore Orioles OF Alejandro De Aza is out of the starting lineup Tuesday, May 5, against the New York Mets.
2015/05/05
OF
DeShields Jr., Delino
TEX
Texas Rangers OF Leonys Martin (wrist) is wearing a brace after spraining his wrist Monday, May 4. Manager Jeff Bannister indicated Martin's comfort level will be tested if he misses more than five days, at which point the team may consider placing him on the disabled list. OF Delino DeShields Jr. got the start in center field Tuesday, May 5, against the Houston Astros.
2015/05/05
RP
Doolittle, Sean
OAK
Oakland Athletics RP Sean Doolittle (shoulder) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session with 100% intensity Tuesday, May 5. He may skip his next bullpen session and face live hitters Friday, May 8.
2015/05/05
2B
Drew, Stephen
NYY
New York Yankees 2B Stephen Drew is 0-for-17 in his last five games played heading into Tuesday, May 5, against the Toronto Blue Jays.
2015/05/05
2B
Drew, Stephen
NYY
New York Yankees 2B Jose Pirela will be activated for the game Wednesday, May 6, against the Toronto Blue Jays. Manager Joe Girardi said he will take things day-by-day regarding choosing starters between Pirela, incumbent 2B Stephen Drew and SS Didi Gregorius.
2015/05/05
2B
Duffy, Matt
SF
San Francisco Giants SS Matt Duffy made the start at third base Tuesday, May 5, against the San Diego Padres in place of the struggling 3B Casey McGehee.
2015/05/05
OF
Eaton, Adam
CWS
Chicago White Sox OF Adam Eaton (illness) had a 103 temperature for the last three days and lost 10 pounds while being sick. He's back in the lineup Tuesday, May 5.
2015/05/05
1B
Encarnacion, Edwin
TOR
Toronto Blue Jays DH Jose Bautista is out of the lineup Tuesday, May 5. DH Edwin Encarnacion is in the lineup and batting fourth.
2015/05/06
SS
Escobar, Alcides
KC
Kansas City Royals SS Alcides Escobar (concussion) is awaiting clearance from doctors and is eligible to return Thursday, May 7, from the 7-day concussion list.
2015/05/05
SS
Flores, Wilmer
NYM
New York Mets SS Wilmer Flores is back in the lineup Tuesday, May 5, against the Baltimore Orioles.
2015/05/05
3B
Frazier, Todd
CIN
Cincinnati Reds 3B Todd Frazier went 2-for-5 with a solo home run Tuesday, May 5, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The homer was his National League-leading ninth of the season.
2015/05/05
SS
Galvis, Freddy
PHI
Philadelphia Phillies SS Freddy Galvis is hitting second in the batting order against Atlanta Braves SP Shelby Miller Tuesday, May 5. OF Odubel Herrera was dropped to sixth in the lineup as a result, with OF Ben Revere leading off.
2015/05/05
RP
Garces, Frank
SD
San Diego Padres SP Brandon Morrow (shoulder) was put on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, May 5, with right shoulder inflammation. The move is retroactive to May 3. RP Frank Garces was recalled from Triple-A El Paso in a corresponding move.
2015/05/06
SP
Garcia, Jaime
STL
St. Louis Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment Sunday, May 10, and he'll have a month before he must be activated.
2015/05/05
SP
Garcia, Jaime
STL
St. Louis Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia (shoulder) threw 70 pitches in a live batting practice session Tuesday, May 5.
2015/05/05
2B
Gennett, Scooter
MIL
Milwaukee Brewers 2B Scooter Gennett (hand) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, May 5, and OF Logan Schafer was optioned to Triple-A Nashville in a corresponding move.
2015/05/05
2B
Gennett, Scooter
MIL
Milwaukee Brewers 2B Scooter Gennett (hand) is back in the starting lineup and is hitting sixth in the batting order Tuesday, May 5, after being activated from the 15-day disabled list.
2015/05/05
SP
Giolito, Lucas
WSH
Washington Nationals SP Lucas Giolito was promoted to high-A Potomac this week, according to a high-ranking team source. Giolito ranks No. 7 on Baseball America's top 100 prospects list for 2015. He went 10-2 with a 2.20 ERA and 110 strikeouts in 98 innings in 2014 with Single-A Hagerstown.
2015/05/05
1B
Goldschmidt, Paul
ARI
Arizona Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt has a slash line of .356/.448/.622 in 2015, and his first six home runs of the season have come on the first pitch, which has contributed to a 1.462 slugging percentage in 0-0 counts. He is swinging at the first pitch 33.3% of the time this year compared to 21.4% of the time in his last two seasons.
2015/05/05
C
Gomes, Yan
CLE
Cleveland Indians C Yan Gomes (knee) is throwing to second base in a crouch before the game Tuesday, May 5.
2015/05/06
SP
Gonzales, Marco
STL
St. Louis Cardinals SP Marco Gonzales (pectoral) will return to the rotation at Triple-A Memphis Saturday, May 9.
2015/05/05
2B
Gordon, Dee
MIA
Miami Marlins 2B Dee Gordon is hitting .625 when he swings at the first pitch, and he's batting .433 early this season in the leadoff spot. Gordon is swinging at first pitches 30.3% of the time this year compared to 21.2% with the Los Angeles Dodgers last season.
2015/05/05
SP
Greene, Shane
DET
Detroit Tigers SP Shane Greene allowed five earned runs on five hits in two and two-third innings pitched Tuesday, May 5, against the Chicago White Sox.
2015/05/05
SS
Gregorius, Didi
NYY
New York Yankees 2B Jose Pirela will be activated for the game Wednesday, May 6, against the Toronto Blue Jays. Manager Joe Girardi said he will take things day-by-day regarding choosing starters between Pirela, incumbent 2B Stephen Drew and SS Didi Gregorius.
2015/05/05
OF
Grossman, Robbie
HOU
Houston Astros OF Colby Rasmus is out for the second straight day against a left-handed starter Tuesday, May 5. OF Robbie Grossman is starting in left field and hitting ninth in the batting order against Texas Rangers SP Wandy Rodriguez.
2015/05/05
SS
Hardy, J.J.
BAL
Baltimore Orioles SS J.J. Hardy (shoulder) played in a rehab game for Double-A Bowie Monday, May 4, and manager Buck Showalter sounded encouraged with Hardy's progress. The team is hoping to activate Hardy from the disabled list this weekend.
2015/05/05
3B
Harrison, Josh
PIT
Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Josh Harrison is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, May 5. SS Jung-Ho Kang is batting seventh.
2015/05/05
3B
Harrison, Josh
PIT
Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Josh Harrison was held out of the lineup Tuesday, May 5, against the Cincinnati Reds. Harrison is hitless over his past 10 at-bats, and he has one hit over his past 23 at-bats.
2015/05/05
3B
Headley, Chase
NYY
New York Yankees 3B Chase Headley is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, May 5. SS Gregorio Petit is starting at the hot corner and hitting ninth in the batting order against Toronto Blue Jays SP Marco Estrada.
2015/05/05
C
Hedges, Austin
SD
San Diego Padres C Austin Hedges will make his first career start Wednesday, May 6, against the San Francisco Giants.
2015/05/05
SS
Herrera, Odubel
PHI
Philadelphia Phillies SS Freddy Galvis is hitting second in the batting order against Atlanta Braves SP Shelby Miller Tuesday, May 5. OF Odubel Herrera was dropped to sixth in the lineup as a result, with OF Ben Revere leading off.
2015/05/06
RP
Holland, Greg
KC
Kansas City Royals RP Greg Holland (pectoral) was activated from the 15-day disabled list following the game Tuesday, May 5.
2015/05/05
OF
Holt, Brock
BOS
Boston Red Sox OF Brock Holt is starting in right field again and is hitting seventh in the batting order against Tampa Bay Rays SP Drew Smyly Tuesday, May 5.
2015/05/06
SS
Iglesias, Jose
DET
Updating a previous report, Detroit Tigers SS Jose Iglesias (groin) was held out Tuesday, May 5, as a precaution due to wet conditions.
2015/05/05
SS
Iglesias, Jose
DET
Detroit Tigers SS Jose Iglesias is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, May 5. SS Andrew Romine is starting at shortstop and hitting ninth in the batting order against Chicago White Sox SP Jeff Samardzija.
2015/05/05
RP
Jansen, Kenley
LAD
Los Angeles Dodgers RP Kenley Jansen (foot) was given the day off Tuesday, May 5. He is scheduled to throw back-to-back minor-league rehab games for Class A Rancho Cucamonga Wednesday, May 6, and Thursday, May 7.
2015/05/05
C
Jaso, John
TB
Tampa Bay Rays C John Jaso (wrist) hasn't resumed baseball activities yet, and he's slowly healing.
2015/05/05
SP
Johnson, Josh
SD
San Diego Padres SP Josh Johnson (triceps) said Tuesday, May 5, that he had some triceps tightness after his simulated game a week ago. He said the pain is now gone, and he will play catch later this week.
2015/05/05
3B
Johnson, Kelly
ATL
Atlanta Braves 2B Kelly Johnson entered the game Tuesday, May 5, against the Philadelphia Phillies with a team-high five home runs in 61 at-bats. He is also second on the team with 13 RBIs and a .525 slugging percentage.
2015/05/05
SS
Kang, Jung-Ho
PIT
Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Josh Harrison is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, May 5. SS Jung-Ho Kang is batting seventh.
2015/05/05
1B
LaRoche, Adam
CWS
Chicago White Sox 1B Jose Abreu "is our first baseman," according to manager Robin Ventura. That means 1B Adam LaRoche will remain as the designated hitter and backup first baseman.
2015/05/05
OF
Lake, Junior
CHC
Chicago Cubs OF Junior Lake is hitting cleanup against St. Louis Cardinals SP Tyler Lyons Tuesday, May 5. 1B Anthony Rizzo is hitting second, with 3B Kris Bryant moving up a spot into third in the order.
2015/05/05
SP
Latos, Mat
MIA
Miami Marlins SP Mat Latos (hamstring) allowed one run and two hits over 6 1/3 innings Tuesday, May 5, against the Washington Nationals. He also walked five and struck out six. "That was probably the best I've felt all year," Latos said.
2015/05/05
SP
Leake, Mike
CIN
Cincinnati Reds SP Mike Leake is scheduled to face the Pittsburgh Pirates Wednesday, May 6. He is 4-0 with a 2.95 ERA over his past nine outings against the Pirates.
2015/05/05
3B
Longoria, Evan
TB
Tampa Bay Rays 3B Evan Longoria posted his 1,000th career hit in the game Tuesday, May 5, against the Boston Red Sox. He is third on the team's all-time list, 16 behind former 2B/OF Ben Zobrist for second place.
2015/05/05
C
Lucroy, Jonathan
MIL
Milwaukee Brewers C Jonathan Lucroy (toe) has good reports on his broken toe, and he is hoping to come back on the early end of his four- to six-week timetable.
2015/05/05
3B
Machado, Manny
BAL
Baltimore Orioles 3B Manny Machado is hitting in the leadoff spot Tuesday, May 5, against the New York Mets.
2015/05/05
OF
Martin, Leonys
TEX
Texas Rangers OF Leonys Martin (wrist) is wearing a brace after spraining his wrist Monday, May 4. Manager Jeff Bannister indicated Martin's comfort level will be tested if he misses more than five days, at which point the team may consider placing him on the disabled list. OF Delino DeShields Jr. got the start in center field Tuesday, May 5, against the Houston Astros.
2015/05/05
OF
Martin, Leonys
TEX
Texas Rangers OF Leonys Martin (wrist) is listed as day-to-day and is available to pinch run and play defense Tuesday, May 5. The Rangers are hoping he can be ready to play this weekend.
2015/05/05
C
Martin, Russell
TOR
Toronto Blue Jays C Russell Martin is hitting third in the batting order against New York Yankees SP Michael Pineda Tuesday, May 5, with OF Jose Bautista taking the day off.
2015/05/05
SP
Martinez, Carlos
STL
St. Louis Cardinals SP Carlos Martinez was destroyed for seven runs, nine hits and four walks in just 3 2/3 innings Monday, May 4, against the Chicago Cubs, his worst outing of the season. "He was a little too amped up for the game," C Tony Cruz said Tuesday, May 5. "He didn't get a couple of calls (from home-plate umpire John Hirschbeck) that he thought (he should have). But it happens. He's a young guy. He really wanted to go out there and show what he has."
2015/05/05
OF
Maybin, Cameron
ATL
Atlanta Braves OF Cameron Maybin is starting in center field and hitting eighth in the batting order against Philadelphia Phillies SP Chad Billingsley Tuesday, May 5. OF Eric Young Jr. starts on the bench yet again.
2015/05/05
C
McCann, Brian
NYY
New York Yankees C Brian McCann is back in the lineup Tuesday, May 5, against the Toronto Blue Jays.
2015/05/05
OF
McCutchen, Andrew
PIT
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen (knee) is dealing with a sore left knee, although manager Clint Hurdle said Tuesday, May 5, that it is not "a concerning area right now." McCutchen is hitting just .193 and he has yet to steal a base this season.
2015/05/05
3B
McGehee, Casey
SF
Updating a previous report, San Francisco Giants 3B Casey McGehee was given off Tuesday, May 5, against the San Diego Padres to rest, and he might get Wednesday, May 6, off, too. Manager Bruce Bochy said McGehee needs to back off to relieve pressure on himself.
2015/05/05
3B
McGehee, Casey
SF
San Francisco Giants 3B Casey McGehee was held out of the lineup Tuesday, May 5, against the San Diego Padres. He has been struggling, so manager Bruce Bochy gave him a day to "let him catch his breath."
2015/05/06
C
Mesoraco, Devin
CIN
Updating an ongoing story, Cincinnati Reds C Devin Mesoraco (hip) could be reduced to pinch-hitting and serving as the designated hitter in the team's 10 interleague road games the rest of the season. Manager Bryan Price ruled out Mesoraco trying another position until he's able to catch. Mesoraco can run and hit, but internal rotation of his leg causes pain. "That's when it pinches, which is basically my catching position," Mesoraco said. "We're trying to eliminate as much pain and discomfort as we can."
2015/05/05
C
Mesoraco, Devin
CIN
Cincinnati Reds C Devin Mesoraco (hip) has yet to test his injured hip by squatting, and he's still trying to avoid surgery, which would cost him four months of rehab. Mesoraco will see at-bats as the designated hitter when the team plays the Chicago White Sox.
2015/05/05
C
Mesoraco, Devin
CIN
Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Reds C Devin Mesoraco (hip) is likely to require surgery on his hip that would need a four-month recovery. However, he's trying to do all possible treatments in the meantime.
2015/05/06
SS
Miller, Brad
SEA
Seattle Mariners SS Chris Taylor has taken the starting shortstop gig from SS Brad Miller, but Miller remains on the roster with OF Austin Jackson (ankle) on the disabled list.
2015/05/05
SP
Miller, Shelby
ATL
Atlanta Braves SP Shelby Miller threw the third complete game shutout of his career Tuesday, May 5, against the Philadelphia Phillies and he needed just 99 pitches. He allowed just three hits with one walk while striking out eight batters.
2015/05/05
SP
Miller, Shelby
ATL
Atlanta Braves Cs A.J. Pierzynski and Christian Bethancourt could be paired with SPs Shelby Miller and Julio Teheran, respectively, according to manager Fredi Gonzalez. Miller has worked with Pierzynski since the two were teammates with the St. Louis Cardinals last year. Miller's start Tuesday is his ninth career start with Pierzynski catching him, and Miller had a 4.29 ERA in six games with Pierzynski catching him last year. Teheran has made eight career starts with Bethancourt as his catcher and has a 2.23 ERA in those games.
2015/05/05
C
Monell, Johnny
NYM
The New York Mets promoted C Johnny Monell from Triple-A Las Vegas Tuesday, May 5, and the club will use three catchers for now. Monell joins Cs Kevin Plawecki and Anthony Recker.
2015/05/05
C
Montero, Miguel
CHC
Chicago Cubs C Miguel Montero is hitting .478 (11-for-23) with six RBI during a six-game hitting streak, and 2B Addison Russell is hitting .320 (8-for-25) with four extra-base hits and six RBI during his seven-game hitting streak.
2015/05/05
SP
Morrow, Brandon
SD
San Diego Padres SP Brandon Morrow (shoulder) was put on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, May 5, with right shoulder inflammation. The move is retroactive to May 3. RP Frank Garces was recalled from Triple-A El Paso in a corresponding move.
2015/05/05
1B
Morse, Michael
MIA
Miami Marlins 1B Michael Morse is not in the starting lineup for the second straight day Tuesday, May 5. 1B Justin Bour is starting at first base and hitting fifth in the batting order against Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg.
2015/05/06
1B
Morse, Michael
MIA
Miami Marlins 1B Justin Bour is in the lineup for the third straight game Wednesday, May 6, in place of 1B Michael Morse.
2015/05/05
SP
Morton, Charlie
PIT
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Charlie Morton (hip) threw a bullpen session Tuesday, May 5, and he is scheduled to make a minor-league rehab start Friday, May 8, for Double-A Altoona.
2015/05/05
SS
Nunez, Eduardo
MIN
The Minnesota Twins placed SS Eduardo Nunez (oblique) on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, May 5, due to a strained left oblique. The move is retroactive to April 30. The team purchased the contract of INF Doug Bernier from Triple-A Rochester.
2015/05/05
OF
Pagan, Angel
SF
San Francisco Giants OF Angel Pagan (finger) was scratched from the lineup Tuesday, May 5, against the San Diego Padres due to a laceration on his left middle finger.
2015/05/05
RP
Parnell, Bobby
NYM
New York Mets RP Bobby Parnell (elbow) will throw off a mound in New York in front of pitching coach Dan Warthen, in order for the team to make sure Parnell's mechanics aren't out of whack.
2015/05/05
OF
Parra, Gerardo
MIL
Milwaukee Brewers OF Khris Davis, who has one hit in his last 19 at-bats, is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, May 5. OF Gerardo Parra is starting in left field, and he has eight hits in his last 16 at-bats.
2015/05/05
OF
Pearce, Steve
BAL
Baltimore Orioles OF Steve Pearce (illness) is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, May 5, against the New York Mets. Pearce has a stomach virus.
2015/05/06
OF
Pence, Hunter
SF
San Francisco Giants OF Hunter Pence (forearm) could begin a minor league rehab assignment within a week. Pence has progressed from hitting off a tee to exhibiting solid contact in batting practice in recent days.
2015/05/06
2B
Peraza, Jose
ATL
Atlanta Braves 2B Jose Peraza has only played second base at Triple-A Gwinnett and hasn't played center field this season.
2015/05/06
2B
Peterson, Jace
ATL
Atlanta Braves 2B Jace Peterson is hitting .394 with five RBI in his last 10 games.
2015/05/05
SS
Petit, Gregorio
NYY
New York Yankees 3B Chase Headley is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, May 5. SS Gregorio Petit is starting at the hot corner and hitting ninth in the batting order against Toronto Blue Jays SP Marco Estrada.
2015/05/05
C
Pierzynski, A.J.
ATL
Atlanta Braves Cs A.J. Pierzynski and Christian Bethancourt could be paired with SPs Shelby Miller and Julio Teheran, respectively, according to manager Fredi Gonzalez. Miller has worked with Pierzynski since the two were teammates with the St. Louis Cardinals last year. Miller's start Tuesday is his ninth career start with Pierzynski catching him, and Miller had a 4.29 ERA in six games with Pierzynski catching him last year. Teheran has made eight career starts with Bethancourt as his catcher and has a 2.23 ERA in those games.
2015/05/05
SP
Pineda, Michael
NYY
New York Yankees SP Michael Pineda his career high with eight scoreless innings Tuesday, May 5, against the Toronto Blue Jays. He allowed just five hits while striking out six, capturing a win for the fourth consecutive road start.
2015/05/05
2B
Pirela, Jose
NYY
New York Yankees 2B Jose Pirela will be activated for the game Wednesday, May 6, against the Toronto Blue Jays. Manager Joe Girardi said he will take things day-by-day regarding choosing starters between Pirela, incumbent 2B Stephen Drew and SS Didi Gregorius.
2015/05/05
C
Plawecki, Kevin
NYM
The New York Mets promoted C Johnny Monell from Triple-A Las Vegas Tuesday, May 5, and the club will use three catchers for now. Monell joins Cs Kevin Plawecki and Anthony Recker.
2015/05/05
SP
Porcello, Rick
BOS
Boston Red Sox SP Rick Porcello scattered eight hits over seven scoreless innings in a win Tuesday, May 5, against the Tampa Bay Rays. He did not walk any batters while striking out six, helping the Red Sox snap a four-game losing streak.
2015/05/06
OF
Puig, Yasiel
LAD
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig (hamstring) has yet to run the bases in his rehab and won't go on a rehab assignment until he does.
2015/05/05
OF
Raburn, Ryan
CLE
Cleveland Indians OF Ryan Raburn is starting in left field and hitting cleanup against Kansas City Royals SP Jason Vargas Tuesday, May 5.
2015/05/05
SS
Ramirez, Hanley
BOS
Boston Red Sox OF Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) has been diagnosed with a mild Grade 1 sprain of the AC joint in his shoulder, and he's day-to-day.
2015/05/06
SS
Ramirez, Hanley
BOS
Boston Red Sox OF Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) could miss a week before the team decides to put him on the 15-day disabled list. Ramirez showed improved range of motion in his left shoulder Tuesday, May 5.
2015/05/05
SS
Ramirez, Jose
CLE
Cleveland Indians SS Mike Aviles is starting at shortstop and hitting seventh in the batting order against Kansas City Royals SP Jason Vargas Tuesday, May 5. SS Jose Ramirez is sitting on the bench.
2015/05/05
OF
Rasmus, Colby
HOU
Houston Astros OF Colby Rasmus is out for the second straight day against a left-handed starter Tuesday, May 5. OF Robbie Grossman is starting in left field and hitting ninth in the batting order against Texas Rangers SP Wandy Rodriguez.
2015/05/05
C
Recker, Anthony
NYM
The New York Mets promoted C Johnny Monell from Triple-A Las Vegas Tuesday, May 5, and the club will use three catchers for now. Monell joins Cs Kevin Plawecki and Anthony Recker.
2015/05/06
OF
Rios, Alex
KC
Kansas City Royals OF Alex Rios (hand) could return from the disabled list in two weeks, according to manager Ned Yost. Rios will begin strengthening exercises later this week, and it's unsure if he'll need a rehab assignment.
2015/05/05
1B
Rizzo, Anthony
CHC
Chicago Cubs OF Junior Lake is hitting cleanup against St. Louis Cardinals SP Tyler Lyons Tuesday, May 5. 1B Anthony Rizzo is hitting second, with 3B Kris Bryant moving up a spot into third in the order.
2015/05/05
SP
Rodon, Carlos
CWS
Chicago White Sox SP Carlos Rodon is likely to be called upon to start a game during the weekend series against the Cincinnati Reds beginning Friday, May 8, as SPs Chris Sale and Jeff Samardzija will be serving suspensions.
2015/05/05
SS
Romine, Andrew
DET
Detroit Tigers SS Jose Iglesias is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, May 5. SS Andrew Romine is starting at shortstop and hitting ninth in the batting order against Chicago White Sox SP Jeff Samardzija.
2015/05/05
SS
Russell, Addison
CHC
Chicago Cubs C Miguel Montero is hitting .478 (11-for-23) with six RBI during a six-game hitting streak, and 2B Addison Russell is hitting .320 (8-for-25) with four extra-base hits and six RBI during his seven-game hitting streak.
2015/05/06
C
Saltalamacchia, Jarrod
FA
Free-agent C Jarrod Saltalamacchia (Marlins) is being pursued by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
2015/05/05
SP
Samardzija, Jeff
CWS
Chicago White Sox SP Jeff Samardzija is expected to drop his appeal and begin serving a five-game suspension Wednesday, May 6, a baseball source said Tuesday, May 5.
2015/05/05
OF
Saunders, Michael
TOR
Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders (knee) is out of the starting lineup Tuesday, May 5.
2015/05/05
OF
Saunders, Michael
TOR
Updating a previous post, Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders (knee) will be out of the lineup Wednesday, May 6, to rest his knee. The Blue Jays are off Thursday, May 7.
2015/05/05
OF
Schafer, Logan
MIL
Milwaukee Brewers 2B Scooter Gennett (hand) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, May 5, and OF Logan Schafer was optioned to Triple-A Nashville in a corresponding move.
2015/05/05
SS
Segura, Jean
MIL
Milwaukee Brewers SS Jean Segura (head) is back in the starting lineup against the Los Angeles Dodgers Tuesday, May 5, and he's hitting seventh in the batting order against SP Zack Greinke.
2015/05/05
OF
Springer, George
HOU
Houston Astros OF George Springer (head) suffered a head injury Tuesday, May 5, against the Texas Rangers, and he will not play Wednesday, May 6, against the Texas Rangers as he is evaluated for concussion. There is no roster move for now.
2015/05/05
OF
Stanton, Giancarlo
MIA
Miami Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton is 12-for-30 with nine extra-base hits (three home runs) in his career against Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg.
2015/05/05
SP
Strasburg, Stephen
WSH
Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg (undisclosed) left his start Tuesday, May 5, against the Miami Marlins due to an undisclosed injury. Strasburg was checked by a trainer in the first inning after wincing after a couple of pitches. He was slow to come off the mound in the second, and lifted for a pinch hitter in the third.
2015/05/05
SP
Strasburg, Stephen
WSH
Updating a previous report, Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg (shoulder) has an issue underneath his shoulder, according to manager Matt Williams. Strasburg is dealing with an alignment issue and will be examined by a chiropractor Wednesday, May 6.
2015/05/05
1B
Swisher, Nick
CLE
Cleveland Indians 1B Nick Swisher is starting as the designated hitter and is batting sixth in the order against Kansas City Royals SP Jason Vargas Tuesday, May 5.
2015/05/06
SS
Taylor, Chris
SEA
Seattle Mariners SS Chris Taylor has taken the starting shortstop gig from SS Brad Miller, but Miller remains on the roster with OF Austin Jackson (ankle) on the disabled list.
2015/05/05
OF
Taylor, Michael
WSH
Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth is not in the lineup Tuesday, May 5, against the Miami Marlins. OF Michael Taylor is hitting eighth.
2015/05/05
SP
Teheran, Julio
ATL
Atlanta Braves Cs A.J. Pierzynski and Christian Bethancourt could be paired with SPs Shelby Miller and Julio Teheran, respectively, according to manager Fredi Gonzalez. Miller has worked with Pierzynski since the two were teammates with the St. Louis Cardinals last year. Miller's start Tuesday is his ninth career start with Pierzynski catching him, and Miller had a 4.29 ERA in six games with Pierzynski catching him last year. Teheran has made eight career starts with Bethancourt as his catcher and has a 2.23 ERA in those games.
2015/05/05
1B
Teixeira, Mark
NYY
New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (lat) is dealing with a minor lat issue but remains in the starting lineup Tuesday, May 5, according to manager Joe Girardi.
2015/05/05
OF
Trout, Mike
LAA
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Mike Trout promised to be more aggressive on first pitches in 2015, and although he leads the majors in pitches per plate appearance (4.52), he continues to be more aggressive with the first pitch. He is swinging at the first pitch 19.8% of the time in 2015, which is up from a career rate of 10.9%. As a result, he's seen his strikeout rate fall 2.5 points while adding a .315 average and .994 OPS.
2015/05/05
2B
Turner, Justin
LAD
Los Angeles Dodgers 3B Juan Uribe is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, May 5. 2B Justin Turner is starting at third base and hitting fifth in the batting order against Milwaukee Brewers SP Matt Garza.
2015/05/05
3B
Uribe, Juan
LAD
Los Angeles Dodgers 3B Juan Uribe is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, May 5. 2B Justin Turner is starting at third base and hitting fifth in the batting order against Milwaukee Brewers SP Matt Garza.
2015/05/05
2B
Utley, Chase
PHI
Philadelphia Phillies 2B Chase Utley is likely to sit out both Tuesday, May 5, and Wednesday, May 6, which would give him three straight days off with an off day Thursday, May 7, according to manager Ryne Sandberg.
2015/05/05
3B
Valencia, Danny
TOR
Toronto Blue Jays INF Danny Valencia (ankle) was held out of the lineup Tuesday, May 5, against the New York Yankees due to a sprained ankle. The team recalled INF Chris Colabello from Triple-A Buffalo.
2015/05/05
1B
Votto, Joey
CIN
Cincinnati Reds 1B Joey Votto is taking 58.8% of pitches thrown at him and seeing 4.24 pitches per plate appearance, but he's also swinging at more than 70% of pitches inside the strike zone in 2015 for the first time since his MVP season in 2010, per FanGraphs. He's hitting .385 with a 1.154 OPS when he swings at the first pitch, which he's doing 4.8% more often than he did in 2013.
2015/05/06
OF
Werth, Jayson
WSH
Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth is out of the lineup again Wednesday, May 6.
2015/05/05
OF
Werth, Jayson
WSH
Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth was given the night off Tuesday, May 5, against the Miami Marlins. He has gotten off to a slow start, and after playing for 11 straight days manager Matt Williams gave him a rest.
2015/05/05
OF
Werth, Jayson
WSH
Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth is not in the lineup Tuesday, May 5, against the Miami Marlins. OF Michael Taylor is hitting eighth.
2015/05/05
SP
Wieland, Joe
LAD
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Joe Wieland has been recalled from the minors and will make the start Wednesday, May 6.
2015/05/05
C
Wieters, Matt
BAL
Baltimore Orioles C Matt Wieters (elbow) caught six innings in an extended spring training game Tuesday, May 5, and his next step is to catch in back-to-back games.
2015/05/05
3B
Wright, David
NYM
New York Mets 3B David Wright (hamstring) is hoping to play in a minor league game this weekend, but it's not set in stone.
2015/05/05
3B
Wright, David
NYM
New York Mets 3B David Wright (hamstring) is not expected to return to the lineup for at least another week to 10 days, general manager Sandy Alderson said Tuesday, May 5. Wright is hopeful to get on the field for a minor-league rehab game by the end of this week. "I'm happy that he was positive," Alderson said. "I don't think that changes the estimate."
2015/05/05
OF
Yelich, Christian
MIA
Miami Marlins OF Christian Yelich (back) played in a minor-league rehab game Monday, May 4, for Class A Jupiter, posting a hit with a stolen base in three at-bats. He is expected to play nine innings in a rehab game Wednesday, May 6.
2015/05/05
OF
Young Jr., Eric
ATL
Atlanta Braves OF Cameron Maybin is starting in center field and hitting eighth in the batting order against Philadelphia Phillies SP Chad Billingsley Tuesday, May 5. OF Eric Young Jr. starts on the bench yet again.