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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.

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.

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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.

Angels | Albert Pujols hitting well

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:34:28 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Albert Pujols is hitting .282 with six homers and 14 RBIs. He has four homers in the last six games.

FANTASY TIP: It's a good start compared to his .252-4-17 April last year. He's unlikely to return to his MVP form, but he should be a force to be reckoned with.

Indians | Carlos Santana in nasty slump

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:31:43 -0700

Cleveland Indians C/3B Carlos Santana is 3-for-40 in his last 10 games.

FANTASY TIP: The good news is the team raves about his defense in his transition to third base. Buy low if you can.

Blue Jays | Mark Buehrle improves to 4-0

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:23:00 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays SP Mark Buehrle tossed seven shutout innings to beat the Cleveland Indians Saturday, April 19.

FANTASY TIP: Skeptics should hedge their stance and ride his hot start. He won't strike out many batters, but he needs to be scooped off waivers.

Nationals | Bryce Harper exits

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:17:07 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper left the game after the sixth inning Saturday, April 19.

FANTASY TIP: No reason was given, but word in the Twitterverse is he was benched for lack of hustle.

Cardinals | Lance Lynn improves to 4-0

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:16:52 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SP Lance Lynn became the National League's first four-game winner with his win over the Washington Nationals Saturday, April 19. He allowed a run on five hits and three walks while fanning five in 5 2/3 innings.

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.