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Cardinals | Shelby Miller leaves game
Cardinals | Chris Carpenter dealing with back tightness
St. Louis Cardinals SP Chris Carpenter (shoulder, back) has seen his rehab slowed by back tightness, according to manager Mike Matheny. Carpenter developed the back tightness after throwing a long bullpen session.
Cardinals | Tyler Lyons likely to start Friday
St Louis Cardinals SP Tyler Lyons is likely to make his next start as scheduled Friday, June 21, after anther sub-par outing. "We're right on track," manager Mike Matheny said when asked about Lyons' status. "Right now, that's definitely where we're going, and we want him just thinking about his next start, not about all this other stuff."
Yankees | Could be active on trade front
The New York Yankees could be active leading up to the trade deadline, according to general manager Brian Cashman. "Man, I've been active already," Cashman said today on a conference call with reporters. "I feel like up until recently we've been getting a new player in here [often] — they weren't relatively big splashes, but it just feels like from mid-Spring Training on, we've been on overdrive mixing and matching stuff. I'm always open for business, if it feels like they're incremental upgrades or significant ones."
Diamondbacks | Ian Kennedy drops appeal
Giants | Santiago Casilla to throw this week
Rams | Matt Giordano contract details
Giants | Marco Scutaro could play Tuesday
FANTASY TIP: Good news for those that own Scutaro as he appears to be close to returning. Check back as lineups are posted Tuesday, and get him in your lineup if he does return.
Astros | Trevor Crowe gets starting nod
Houston Astros OF Trevor Crowe has supplanted Jimmy Paredes as the team's starting right fielder, according to manager Bo Porter. "He does a great job and makes things happen," Porter said. "You look at the batting average, and I'm not a batting average guy. He's an above-average defender and gives us great flexibility because he's a switch-hitter. He's just a baseball player and understands the game. We'll continue to find opportunities for him."
Broncos | Ronnie Hillman praises Montee Ball
Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman praised RB Montee Ball. "He's a good kid, I can't say kid. He's older than me," Hillman said with a laugh. "He's a good dude, he's learning, he's doing good things out on the field. He's going to be good."
Broncos | Ronnie Hillman adds muscle
Giants | Ryan Vogelsong injury update
San Francisco Giants SP Ryan Vogelsong (hand) will have his hand re-examined Tuesday, June 17 with the hope of taking another step in his recovery. If X-rays show healing, pins could be removed from Vogelsongs hand. "Hopefully there's some pins coming out tomorrow," he said. "That's the plan, but obviously I don't know for sure until I get some X-rays tomorrow and see how things are healing. It's good news, but I'm a little worried about getting pins pulled out of my hand. It'll be a good thing. I'll get over it. I should be able to start moving it around a little bit more."
Royals | Felipe Paulino suffers setback
Kansas City Royals SP Felipe Paulino (elbow, back) skipped his scheduled rehab start Sunday, June 16 as a precaution with back stiffness. The team hopes Paulino can make his next rehab start Wednesday, June 19.
Pirates | Wandy Rodriguez throws
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Wandy Rodriguez (forearm) threw off the mound Monday, June 17. "He went out and threw a little bit off the mound; I think it was just fastball-changeup," manager Clint Hurdle said. "I spoke with him. He felt good. He seemed to be very positive."
Pirates | A.J. Burnett injury update
Pittsburgh Pirates SP A.J. Burnett (calf) is still walking with a limp after being placed on the disabled list Friday, June 14. "(Burnett) is not doing a whole lot right now besides getting treatments," manager Clint Hurdle said.
Pirates | Jordy Mercer top option at shortstop
Pittsburgh Pirates SS Jordy Mercer is going to get most of the starts at shortstop for the foreseeable future, according to manager Clint Hurdle. "Mercer is going to get some reps here because of the quality of his (defensive) play and the way he is swinging the bat," Hurdle said. "It's playing the guy that is obviously taking care of both sides of the ball very professionally. … I've spoken to Clint as well so he doesn't wonder when he's coming in. It won't just be for a game; we'll try to bundle (Barmes) for a few games, maybe some good matchups."
FANTASY TIP: Keep an eye on the Pirates lineup, but it appears you can safely start Mercer moving forward, as long as he keeps up the strong play that earned him starting time.
NFL | Desmond Bishop motivated
Free-agent LB Desmond Bishop (Packers) said he is motivated as a result of his release. "There's something about being released that's definitely going to add another chip to my shoulders," Bishop said. "It's motivation. It's nothing negative about this whole situation. I think it's all part of the plan, and I have to keep playing it out. I think it's going to be good. I think all that is going to help me reach my goal."
Reds | Johnny Cueto OK after return
Cincinnati Reds SP Johnny Cueto (shoulder) appears to be OK after returning from the disabled list with a shoulder issue and throwing 88 pitches Sunday, June 16, but the team will likely know more Tuesday, June 18. "We'll see," Reds manager Dusty Baker said on Monday. "He's going to have the normal soreness after he pitches. We'll probably tell more tomorrow than today. Today, how do you judge normal soreness? As long as he doesn't hurt."
Padres | Everth Cabrera likely out a few days
Padres | More on Everth Cabrera and Carlos Quentin
Updating a previous report, San Diego Padres SS Everth Cabrera (hamstring) and OF Carlos Quentin (shoulder) have not been placed on the disabled list. Both players are not in the lineup Monday, June 17.