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Padres | Seth Smith leaves game

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:00:56 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Seth Smith (groin) left the game early Thursday, April 24, because of a right groin strain.

Pirates | Wandy Rodriguez throws

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:49:17 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Wandy Rodriguez (knee) threw a bullpen session Thursday, April 24, and is scheduled to have another side session Sunday, April 27. Rodriguez is tentatively scheduled to have a rehab start Wednesday, April 30.

Nationals | Scott Hairston takes BP

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:42:50 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Scott Hairston (oblique) took batting practice Thursday, April 24. He is scheduled to take batting practice the next two days and participate in outfield drills Saturday, April 26.

Nationals | Doug Fister throws bullpen session

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:32:00 -0700

Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams said SP Doug Fister (lat) felt good during a 40-pitch bullpen session Thursday, April 24. Fister is expected to make a rehab start for Single-A Potomac Sunday, April 27.

Astros | Josh Fields unavailable

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:29:24 -0700

Houston Astros manager Bo Porter said RP Josh Fields is not available to close Thursday, April 24, because he has pitched in the last three games.

Astros | Matt Albers not available again

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:13:05 -0700

Houston Astros RP Matt Albers (shoulder) is not available to pitch Thursday, April 24, because of soreness in his throwing shoulder. Manager Bo Porter indicated Albers could go on the 15-day disabled list if he continues to miss games.

Diamondbacks | A.J. Pollock making progress

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:05:22 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks OF A.J. Pollock (neck) was not in the starting lineup Thursday, April 24, because of neck stiffness, but manager Kirk Gibson said that Pollock's injury has improved. The team was not comfortable with Pollock playing Thursday.

White Sox | Marcus Semien to play 3B for now

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:00:27 -0700

Chicago White Sox 2B Marcus Semien will start at third base until 3B Conor Gillaspie (hand) is able to return from his injury.

Blue Jays | Could go with six-man rotation in May

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:55:26 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said the team could go with a six-man pitching rotation in May to give the starting pitchers an extra day of rest. SP J.A. Happ likely would make some spot starts during the month.

Rays | Starters not getting deep into games

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:48:31 -0700

The Tampa Bay Rays starting pitchers have pitched five innings or fewer in seven of the nine games since SP Alex Cobb (oblique) has been placed on the disabled list and have compiled a 6.65 ERA in those games.

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Yankees | Brendan Ryan could be activated soon

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:42:30 -0700

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said SS Brendan Ryan (back) is about a week away from being activated from the 15-day disabled list.

Red Sox | Dustin Pedroia expected to stay at top of lineup

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:36:49 -0700

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell said 2B Dustin Pedroia likely will continue to be the leadoff hitter in the lineup for the foreseeable future so they would be stability in the lineup.

Orioles | Manny Machado to be evaluated soon

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:30:24 -0700

Baltimore Orioles 3B Manny Machado (knee) will be reevaluated after he plays in some rehab games this weekend. Machado could rejoin the team at some point in early May.

Mariners | Not much interest in Kendrys Morales

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:30:02 -0700

The Seattle Mariners do not appear to have much interest in re-signing free-agent 1B Kendrys Morales.

Bengals | Ty Zimmerman visits

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:21:56 -0700

The Cincinnati Bengals met with Kansas State S Ty Zimmerman Thursday, April 24.

NFL | Telvin Smith meets with several times

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:15:57 -0700

Florida State LB Telvin Smith met with the Denver Broncos, Carolina Panthers and Philadelphia Eagles this offseason. Smith also worked out for the Carolina Panthers, New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Falcons | Yawin Smallwood worked out

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:13:11 -0700

The Atlanta Falcons conducted a private workout with Connecticut LB Yawin Smallwood.

Buccaneers | Martavis Bryant worked out

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:12:44 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers recently met with Clemson WR Martavis Bryant and also worked him out.

Redskins | May have moved on from Reed Doughty

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:03:36 -0700

The Washington Redskins do not appear to have much interest in re-signing free-agent SS Reed Doughty at this time.

Eagles | Jeremy Maclin expects offense to be fine

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:52:44 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin said he expects the offense to be fine even though they lost Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson this offseason. "[Head coach Chip Kelly] said it himself: The offense is not built around one guy," Maclin said. "We have multiple guys that go out there and make plays."