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Astros | Saturday lineup notes

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:44:08 -0700

Houston Astros C Jason Castro is not in the lineup for the day game against the Oakland Athletics Saturday, April 19, because the team is facing a left-handed starter and because he caught the night game Friday, April 18. OF Alex Presley (illness) will also be unavailable for the game.

Rangers | Chris Snyder retires

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:38:43 -0700

Texas Rangers minor league C Chris Snyder has announced his retirement.

Pirates | Ike Davis activated

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:34:24 -0700

The Pittsburgh Pirates have added 1B Ike Davis to the 25-man active roster. In a corresponding move, 1B Travis Ishikawa was designated for assignment.

Twins | Eduardo Nunez cut

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:31:40 -0700

The Minnesota Twins have optioned INF Eduardo Nunez to Triple-A Rochester.

Pirates | Chris Stewart activated from disabled list

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:11:35 -0700

The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated C Chris Stewart (knee) from the 15-day disabled list. In a corresponding move, C Tony Sanchez has been optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Rays | C.J. Riefenhauser called up

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:03:53 -0700

The Tampa Bay Rays have called up RP C.J. Riefenhauser from Triple-A Durham.

Athletics | A.J. Griffin has not resumed throwing

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:01:42 -0700

Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin is uncertain when SP A.J. Griffin (elbow) will begin a throwing program.

Padres | Carlos Quentin to report to extended spring training

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:59:38 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Carlos Quentin (knee) will head to extended spring training in Arizona next week while the parent club goes on a road trip. If all goes well, he will be cleared to begin a minor league rehab assignment.

Padres | Casey Kelly could rehab in El Paso

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:53:37 -0700

Updating a previous report, San Diego Padres SP Casey Kelly (elbow) would begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A El Paso if all goes well during his extended spring training game Monday, April 21, according to manager Bud Black.

Braves | Aaron Harang flirts with no-hitter Friday

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:47:00 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Aaron Harang tossed seven no-hit innings against the New York Mets Friday, April 18, but was removed from the game by manager Fredi Gonzalez because he had thrown 121 pitches. "I want him pitching 27 more times," Gonzalez said. "If it was the ninth inning, maybe, think about it. It gets to the point you chase that no-hitter, chase that dragon, you're up to 140 pitches. I think we made the right decision." Harang walked six batters and struck out five, while improving to 3-1 on the season.

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Yankees | Yangervis Solarte bothered by sore left shin

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:43:49 -0700

New York Yankees INF Yangervis Solarte (shin) was experiencing soreness in his left shin after the game against the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, April 18. The injury was caused after he had fouled a ball off his shin.

Rays | Brad Boxberger optioned

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:38:36 -0700

The Tampa Bay Rays have optioned RP Brad Boxberger to Triple-A Durham.

Athletics | To continue using closer-by-committee approach

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:24:59 -0700

Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin confirmed that the team will continue to use a closer-by-committee approach for save situations for the foreseeable future.

FANTASY TIP: If you're desperate for saves, RPs Luke Gregerson and Sean Doolittle appear to be the best bets to close games for the A's.

White Sox | Robin Ventura concerned about Nate Jones

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:17:06 -0700

Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura hinted that RP Nate Jones' (back) injury may be more serious than initially anticipated.

Giants | Michael Morse could return to lineup Saturday

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:13:58 -0700

San Francisco Giants OF Michael Morse (hamstring) is officially listed as day to day because of a hamstring issue but could return to the lineup as soon as

MLB | Joel Hanrahan expected to take offers next week

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:10:23 -0700

Free-agent RP Joel Hanrahan (Red Sox) has not started negotiations with anyone but is expected to begin taking offers next week from interested teams, according to multiple sources. Several clubs have requested to see his medical records.

Mariners | Franklin Gutierrez eyeing 2015 return

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:09:11 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Franklin Gutierrez (illness) is reportedly interested in playing during the 2015 season, after taking this year off to focus on his health.

Raiders | Will cut Terrelle Pryor if no trade

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:54:27 -0700

The Oakland Raiders will release QB Terrelle Pryor if they are not able to trade him by Monday, April 21.

Ravens | Meet with two prospects

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:54:04 -0700

The Baltimore Ravens met with Bowling Green TE Alex Bayer and Wisconsin DT Beau Allen earlier this week.

NFL | Dominique Easley to visit two teams

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:41:42 -0700

Florida DT Dominique Easley is scheduled to meet with the New England Patriots and Dallas Cowboys in the near future.