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Angels | Halos to attend Tim Lincecum showcase
Mon, 02 May 2016 23:24:46 -0700

Free-agent SP Tim Lincecum (Giants) will throw in front of scouts Friday, May 6, in Arizona, and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim will be one of the teams in attendance.

Angels | Nick Tropeano looks to stay hot
Mon, 02 May 2016 22:30:08 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Nick Tropeano will face the Milwaukee Brewers Tuesday, May 3. He has allowed two runs or less in each of his four starts this season.

Twins | Trevor Plouffe activated from DL
Mon, 02 May 2016 21:49:13 -0700

The Minnesota Twins activated 3B Trevor Plouffe (intercostal) from the 15-day disabled list Monday, May 2, and optioned INF Jorge Polanco to Class AAA Rochester.

Angels | Tyler Skaggs shut down for a week
Mon, 02 May 2016 21:43:16 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Tyler Skaggs (biceps) returned to Southern California to have an MRI. He is dealing with biceps tendinitis, and will not throw for a week before being re-evaluated.

Rangers | Nomar Mazara cracks out third HR
Mon, 02 May 2016 20:27:42 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Nomar Mazara went 2-for-4 with a solo home run Monday, May 2, against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Rangers | A.J. Griffin whiffs nine batters
Mon, 02 May 2016 20:27:09 -0700

Texas Rangers SP A.J. Griffin allowed one earned run, three hits and two walks with nine strikeouts over six innings in a no-decision Monday, May 2, against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Blue Jays | R.A. Dickey turns in quality start
Mon, 02 May 2016 20:26:25 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays SP R.A. Dickey allowed just one earned run, six hits and three walks with three strikeouts over 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision Monday, May 2, against the Texas Rangers.

Blue Jays | Joey Bats mired in a tailspin
Mon, 02 May 2016 20:20:19 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Jose Bautista was hitless in four at-bats with two strikeouts Monday, May 2, against the Texas Rangers.

Blue Jays | Three-hit game for Kevin Pillar
Mon, 02 May 2016 20:19:49 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Kevin Pillar went 3-for-4 with a double and run scored Monday, May 2, against the Texas Rangers.

Mariners | Seth Smith an on-base machine
Mon, 02 May 2016 17:52:42 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Seth Smith ranked second amongst American League players through Sunday, May 1, with a .440 on-base percentage. He sits only behind Minnesota Twins 1B Joe Mauer, who leads the league with a .459 clip.

Mariners | Joaquin Benoit feeling good
Mon, 02 May 2016 17:39:12 -0700

Seattle Mariners RP Joaquin Benoit (shoulder) played catch on Sunday, May 1, and felt "really good," according to manager Scott Servais. He's eligible to return from the disabled list Friday, May 6, but likely won't be ready before the middle of the month. He's one of the best in the business in that regard.

Red Sox | Pablo Sandoval likely out this year
Mon, 02 May 2016 17:05:32 -0700

Updating a previous report, Boston Red Sox 3B Pablo Sandoval (shoulder) is facing "significant" shoulder surgery and a lengthy rehab, and the odds are against him returning to play this year. Boston will know more about his timeline after he has surgery.

Astros | Lance McCullers' return coming soon
Mon, 02 May 2016 17:00:46 -0700

Houston Astros SP Lance McCullers (shoulder) threw 62 pitches in 4 2/3 innings in an extended spring training start Monday, May 2, and he could rejoin the rotation within a week to 10 days. McCullers' velocity was between 92 and 97 mph, according to manager A.J. Hinch. McCullers is scheduled to start next for Class AAA Fresno Saturday, May 7. He could be activated from the disabled list after one rehab start, but the Astros will be cautious with him.

Astros | Carlos Gomez could play this week
Mon, 02 May 2016 16:59:12 -0700

Houston Astros OF Carlos Gomez (rib cage) could get into the game Monday, May 2, and manager A.J. Hinch said Gomez should play at some point during the series against the Minnesota Twins. Gomez is hitting just .213 with two RBI in 25 games to begin the year. There remains a chance that Gomez could land on the disabled list.

Rangers | Josh Hamilton restarting rehab
Mon, 02 May 2016 16:46:26 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Josh Hamilton (knee) will sit out until at least Friday, May 6, before restarting his rehab assignment so that the 20-day "clock" can be reset. Hamilton felt weakness and pain in the back of his left knee over the weekend and received a cortisone shot. General manager Jon Daniels said the team has no expectations for Hamilton to return to full health.

Red Sox | Pablo Sandoval to have surgery
Mon, 02 May 2016 16:41:27 -0700

Boston Red Sox 3B Pablo Sandoval (shoulder) will undergo surgery on his left shoulder.

Angels | Daniel Nava back this weekend?
Mon, 02 May 2016 16:21:05 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Daniel Nava (knee) will begin his rehab assignment with Class A Inland Empire Monday, May 2, and he could be ready to come off the disabled list this weekend. He's expected to resume his role as the starting left fielder against right-handed pitchers. OF Rafael Ortega or 1B Ji-Man Choi are the options to be sent down when Nava returns. Choi, a Rule 5 pick, can't be optioned or the Angels will lose him.

Astros | Dallas Keuchel's perfection at home
Mon, 02 May 2016 15:40:11 -0700

Houston Astros SP Dallas Keuchel is 17-0 with a 1.47 ERA in his last 22 home starts. His last loss at Minute Maid Park came on Aug. 10, 2014.

Royals | Jarrod Dyson out, Paulo Orlando in
Mon, 02 May 2016 15:32:41 -0700

Kansas City Royals OF Jarrod Dyson (rest) is not in the starting lineup Monday, May 2. OF Paulo Orlando is starting in his place in right field and batting ninth versus Washington Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez.

Angels | There is still a LAA catcher platoon
Mon, 02 May 2016 15:22:36 -0700

Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim C Geovany Soto has started three of the past four games after C Carlos Perez started 15 of the first 22 outings, but manager Mike Scioscia still says the two catchers will split time behind the plate.

"I don't think the depth chart has changed," Scioscia said Monday, May 2. "Nothing has changed since we talked in the spring. We're going to need both of these guys. The playing time will certainly be split on performance, behind the plate and at the plate, primarily behind the plate."

Royals | Mike Moustakas gets night off
Mon, 02 May 2016 15:20:51 -0700

Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Moustakas (rest) is not starting Monday, May 2. 2B Christian Colon is in his place at third base and batting eighth against Washington Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez.

Twins | Ervin Santana could return Saturday
Mon, 02 May 2016 15:20:15 -0700

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Twins SP Ervin Santana (back) could come off the disabled list to face the Chicago White Sox Saturday, May 7, if he doesn't suffer any setbacks during a 30- or 40-pitch simulated game Tuesday, May 3.

Royals | Luke Hochevar 'probably' available
Mon, 02 May 2016 15:06:55 -0700

Kansas City Royals RP Luke Hochevar's (elbow) elbow is feeling better, according to manager Ned Yost. He'll play catch this afternoon and is "probably" available for Monday, May 2, against the Washington Nationals.

Twins | Glen Perkins building strength
Mon, 02 May 2016 14:31:03 -0700

Minnesota Twins RP Glen Perkins (shoulder) is still strengthening his injured left shoulder.

Twins | Kyle Gibson starts throwing
Mon, 02 May 2016 14:29:26 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Kyle Gibson (shoulder) started light throwing Monday, May 2.

Athletics | Jed Lowrie takes a seat
Mon, 02 May 2016 14:27:07 -0700

Oakland Athletics 2B Jed Lowrie is not in the starting lineup Monday, May 2. 2B/OF Chris Coghlan shifts to second base and is batting sixth against Seattle Mariners SP Nathan Karns. OF Mark Canha is playing third base and hitting seventh. Also, OF Coco Crisp moves up to the two-hole.

Twins | Oswaldo Arcia out of lineup
Mon, 02 May 2016 14:25:41 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Oswaldo Arcia is not in the starting lineup against Houston Astros left-handed SP Dallas Keuchel Monday, May 2. OF Eddie Rosario receives the start in left field and is hitting sixth.

Twins | Ervin Santana throwing sim game
Mon, 02 May 2016 14:00:42 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Ervin Santana (back) said he will throw a two-inning simulated game Tuesday, May 3.

Yankees | Chase Headley won't be benched
Mon, 02 May 2016 13:41:22 -0700

New York Yankees 3B Chase Headley or any of the other Yankees starters won't be benched, according to general manager Brian Cashman. New York has only scored 81 runs on the year, which is tied for the third fewest in all of baseball.

Astros | A.J. Reed off to solid start at Class AAA
Mon, 02 May 2016 13:36:10 -0700

Houston Astros 1B A.J. Reed has 13 runs, five doubles, five home runs and 18 RBI with a .260/.363/.519 slash line through 91 plate appearances over his first 20 games with Class AAA Fresno.

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