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Rays | Desmond Jennings nursing groin issue

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:38:37 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Desmond Jennings (groin) has been dealing with a groin issue, and he is limited to pinch-hitting duties Saturday, April 19, and Sunday, April 20. He might be able to return to the starting lineup Tuesday, April 22.

Rays | Evan Longoria takes over franchise lead

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

Tampa Bay Rays 3B Evan Longoria swatted a home run Saturday, April 19, against the New York Yankees. He broke a tie with former 1B Carlos Pena, taking over as the franchise leader in homers with 164.

Rays | Jeremy Hellickson dealing with soreness

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:37:40 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP Jeremy Hellickson (elbow) experienced some light soreness in his elbow, and he took the past three days off. He will play catch Sunday, April 20.

Pirates | Ike Davis makes team debut

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:36:48 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Ike Davis made his team debut Saturday, April 19, against the Milwaukee Brewers. He finished 2 for 3 with a double, walk and two runs scored while batting in the sixth spot of manager Clint Hurdle's lineup.

Pirates | Jordy Mercer receives treatment

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:36:18 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SS Jordy Mercer (ankle) will get treatment Saturday, April 19, and attempt baseball activities, according to manager Clint Hurdle. Mercer might be available off the bench barring any setbacks.

Yankees | Carlos Beltran back in action

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:00:27 -0700

New York Yankees OF Carlos Beltran (shoulder, wrist) returned to the starting lineup Saturday, April 19, against the Tampa Bay Rays. He batted third in manager Joe Girardi's lineup and he served as the designated hitter.

Padres | Chase Headley back in action

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:59:58 -0700

San Diego Padres 3B Chase Headley (biceps) was back in the starting lineup Saturday, April 19, against the San Francisco Giants. He started at third base and was in the fifth spot in the batting order.

Nationals | Matt Williams benches Bryce Harper

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:59:26 -0700

Updating a previous report, Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams confirmed Saturday, April 19, that OF Bryce Harper was removed from the game against the St. Louis Cardinals due to a "lack of hustle."

Athletics | Eric O'Flaherty throws bullpen

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:30:18 -0700

Oakland Athletics RP Eric O'Flaherty (elbow) threw a bullpen session in front of manager Bob Melvin and pitching coach Curt Young Saturday, April 19. He might progress to facing live hitters by the team the club returns from its next road trip.

White Sox | Andre Rienzo recalled

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:29:52 -0700

The Chicago White Sox recalled P Andre Rienzo from Triple-A Charlotte Saturday, April 19.

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White Sox | Donnie Veal outrighted

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:29:23 -0700

The Chicago White Sox sent RP Donnie Veal outright to Triple-A Charlotte Saturday, April 19.

White Sox | Felipe Paulino hits DL

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:28:38 -0700

Chicago White Sox SP Felipe Paulino (shoulder) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday, April 19, due to rotator cuff inflammation.

FANTASY TIP: Paulino was terrible so far this season, going 0-2 with an 11.29 ERA over four starts. Andre Rienzo might get a chance to fill Paulino's rotation spot, although he wasn't exactly lighting it up at Charlotte. Both Paulino and Rienzo have fantasy appeal only in the deepest of AL-only formats.

Rangers | Pedro Figueroa gets help

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:28:05 -0700

The Texas Rangers added RP Aaron Poreda to the bullpen to ease the workload on RP Pedro Figueroa. Figueroa worked four times in a six-day stretch last week, and he became the 20th pitcher since 1914 to earn his first two wins on consecutive days.

Rangers | Jim Adduci lands on DL

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:27:28 -0700

The Texas Rangers placed OF Jim Adduci (finger) on the 15-day disabled list Saturday, April 19, due to a broken little finger on his left hand. He is expected to be sidelined four weeks.

Rangers | Luis Sardinas recalled

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:27:03 -0700

The Texas Rangers recalled INF Luis Sardinas from Double-A Frisco Saturday, April 19.

Mets | Jenrry Mejia cleared for Monday

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:26:33 -0700

New York Mets SP Jenrry Mejia (finger) said Saturday, April 19, that his bullpen session went well and he is set to make his scheduled start Monday, April 21, against the St. Louis Cardinals. He had been dealing with a blister on his middle finger.

Mets | David Wright pushes hit streak to 10 games

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:26:03 -0700

New York Mets 3B David Wright had an RBI single in the first inning of the game Saturday, April 19, against the New York Mets to push his hitting streak to 10 games.

Mets | John Lannan accepts assignment

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:25:35 -0700

New York Mets SP John Lannan accepted an assignment to Triple-A Las Vegas Saturday, April 19.

Cubs | Anthony Rizzo removed early

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:25:15 -0700

Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo (back) was forced to leave the game Saturday, April 19, against the Cincinnati Reds due to back spasms. However, Rizzo said he does not expect to miss the game Sunday, April 20. "It just started barking on me in the fifth or sixth, and once we took the four-run lead, I (decided to) play with more caution than go up there, get another at-bat and go out on the field and hurt it even more," Rizzo said.

Braves | Gavin Floyd to make two more outings

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:17:09 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Gavin Floyd (shoulder) will make two more rehab starts before the team makes a decision to activate him.