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Phillies | Jimmy Rollins gets night off

Fri, 25 Apr 2014 01:22:12 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SS Jimmy Rollins did not play Thursday, April 24, against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Manager Ryne Sandberg wanted to get Rollins a day off. 2B Freddy Galvis took his place at short.

Rays | David DeJesus homers for first time

Fri, 25 Apr 2014 01:12:43 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF David DeJesus' two-run homer Thursday, April 24, was his first of the season. He had five RBIs in the Minnesota Twins series after none in his first 14 games.

Twins | Sam Fuld on tear with new team

Fri, 25 Apr 2014 01:02:05 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Sam Fuld is 5 for 10 in two games with his new team after he was claimed off waivers.

Tigers | Miguel Cabrera breaking out of early slump

Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:51:25 -0700

Detroit Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera had two singles in three at-bats Thursday, April 24, against the Chicago White Sox. Cabrera has been in a slump since the start of the season and has just now shown signs of shaking himself out of it.

Royals | Salvador Perez gets day off

Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:19:00 -0700

Kansas City Royals C Salvador Perez did not play Thursday, April 24, against the Cleveland Indians. Perez has one hit in his last 26 at-bats.

Royals | Norichika Aoki solid at home, not on road

Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:17:43 -0700

Kansas City Royals OF Norichika Aoki is batting .111 (5 for 45) on the road and .441 (15 for 34) at home.

Indians | Corey Kluber posts complete game

Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:14:48 -0700

Cleveland Indians SP Corey Kluber pitched a complete game Thursday, April 24, with 11 strikeouts against the Kansas City Royals. Kluber didn't walk a batter and let Cleveland manager Terry Francona give some rest to his bullpen. Kluber is the first Cleveland pitcher with a complete game, 11 strikeouts, no walks and no earned runs since Len Barker's perfect game in 1981.

Royals | Bruce Chen falls to defeat, but job is safe for now

Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:07:17 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Bruce Chen had four strong innings against the Cleveland Indians but was tagged for five runs in the fifth on the way to a 5-1 loss. In his last three appearances, he has yielded 15 runs in 13 innings for a 10.38 ERA. Manager Ned Yost indicated Chen is not in danger of losing his spot in the rotation.

Braves | Clay Schrader signed

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:58:36 -0700

The Atlanta Braves signed RP Clay Schrader to a minor league contract on Thursday, April 24.

Rangers | Darren Oliver joins front office

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:54:10 -0700

The Texas Rangers announced retired P Darren Oliver has joined the front office as a special assistant to general manager Jon Daniels. In his new role, Oliver will work with Daniels and his staff "in a variety of areas with an emphasis on pitching."

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Athletics | Yoenis Cespedes expected to miss some games

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:57:39 -0700

Updating a previous report, Oakland Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes (hamstring) suffered a left hamstring injury during the game Thursday, April 24, and likely will miss a few games.

FANTASY TIP: Owners should monitor the situation in case Cespedes needs to go on the disabled list because of the injury. OF Craig Gentry could see more playing time if Cespedes misses an extended period of time and could be a short-term option in AL-only and deeper leagues.

Red Sox | Will Middlebrooks activated

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:20:34 -0700

The Boston Red Sox have activated 3B Will Middlebrooks (calf) from the 15-day disabled list. The team also optioned 3B Brock Holt to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Athletics | Yoenis Cespedes leaves early

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:19:22 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes (undisclosed) left the game early Thursday, April 24, because of an undisclosed reason.

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.

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