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Astros | Josh Fields blows save
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:19:37 -0700

Houston Astros RP Josh Fields blew the save Wednesday, April 23, by giving up a three-run homer.

Mariners | Cole Gillespie likely headed up
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:07:52 -0700

The Seattle Mariners have not announced a corresponding move after optioning SS Nick Franklin to Triple-A Tacoma Wednesday, April 23, but a source indicated OF Cole Gillespie will likely get the call.

Mariners | Nick Franklin optioned
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:07:25 -0700

The Seattle Mariners optioned SS Nick Franklin to Triple-A Tacoma Wednesday, April 23.

Yankees | More on Michael Pineda
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:45:42 -0700

Updating a previous report, New York Yankees SP Michael Pineda is not subject to a mandatory suspension for his ejection for using a foreign substance Wednesday, April 23, against the Boston Red Sox.

Yankees | Michael Pineda ejected
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:02:12 -0700

New York Yankees SP Michael Pineda was ejected Wednesday, April 23, against the Boston Red Sox in the second inning for having a foreign substance on his neck that he was applying to the baseball. Pineda was suspected of having pine tar on the palm of his pitching hand, and Red Sox manager John Farrell asked the home plate umpire to check Pineda. After examination, he was ejected from the game.

Rangers | Kevin Kouzmanoff held out
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:43:20 -0700

Texas Rangers 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff (back) was held out of the lineup with a sore back Wednesday, April 23.

Rangers | Martin Perez with nice encore performance
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:38:22 -0700

Texas Rangers SP Martin Perez allowed just three hits in a shutout effort against the Oakland Athletics Wednesday, April 23, after coming off his first career shutout and complete game in his last outing. Perez struck out three and walked two in 108 pitches and didn't allow a hit until the fourth inning. He hasn't allowed an earned run in 26 consecutive innings.

Angels | Sean Burnett, Dane De La Rosa set for sim games
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:53:14 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RPs Sean Burnett (elbow) and Dane De La Rosa (forearm) will throw simulated games in Arizona Thursday, April 24.

Twins | Oswaldo Arcia to take BP
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:42:18 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Oswaldo Arcia (wrist) is scheduled to take batting practice Thursday, April 24, after resting today.

Rangers | Pitchers thriving with Robinson Chirinos
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:07:51 -0700

Texas Rangers pitchers enter action Wednesday, April 23, carrying a 2.36 ERA in games started by C Robinson Chirinos.

Orioles | Dylan Bundy update
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:06:31 -0700

Baltimore Orioles SP Dylan Bundy (elbow) threw eight curveballs today for the first time during his rehab from Tommy John surgery.

Orioles | Manny Machado update
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:00:30 -0700

Baltimore Orioles 3B Manny Machado (knee) went 3-for-4 in a rehab assignment today. He'll play nine innings at third base for high Single-A Frederick on Friday, April 25.

Red Sox | Prefer Grady Sizemore as corner OF
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:51:14 -0700

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell said the club views OF Grady Sizemore as a better fit for a corner outfield spot than in center field. Sizemore, however, isn't as comfortable in left or right field as he is in center yet.

Indians | More on Danny Salazar's struggles
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:33:49 -0700

Cleveland Indians SP Danny Salazar said he has struggled with tipping pitches in the past and may be experiencing similar problems now. He watched video and noticed his glove position has changed when he's switched between fastballs and changeups; he said that when throwing the latter, he sometimes opens his glove up too much. Salazar has also experienced issues when facing a lineup the second time around. Cleveland is unlikely to force Salazar to try working things out in the minor leagues; they've recently affirmed their confidence directly to Salazar.

Tigers | Torii Hunter off
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:31:45 -0700

Detroit Tigers OF Torii Hunter will have a regularly scheduled day of rest Wednesday, April 23. There's nothing physically wrong with him. Don Kelly is starting in right field in Hunter's stead.

Yankees | Ivan Nova seeking second opinion
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:30:03 -0700

New York Yankees SP Ivan Nova (elbow) is seeking a second opinion on his partially torn ulnar collateral ligament. The MRI performed on the elbow will be sent to Dr. James Andrews.

Orioles | Matt Wieters, J.J. Hardy back
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:20:07 -0700

Baltimore Orioles C Matt Wieters (forearm) and SS J.J. Hardy (hamstring) are both back in the starting lineup Wednesday, April 23.

Mariners | Nick Franklin starting in right
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:50:46 -0700

Seattle Mariners SS Nick Franklin is receiving his first career start in right field Wednesday, April 23. "I'm trying to get a spark," manager Lloyd McClendon said. "He's a bat. Hopefully, he'll go out and get three or four hits today, score a couple and knock in three…and become a (heck) of a right fielder."

Rangers | Neftali Feliz dealing with fatigue
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:47:36 -0700

Texas Rangers RP Neftali Feliz has left Triple-A Round Rock due to general soreness and fatigue. However, he's not dealing with a significant physical injury.

Red Sox | Outfielders struggling
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:00:40 -0700

Boston Red Sox OF Grady Sizemore is hitless in his last 13 at-bats to drop his average to .213. He has just one extra-base hit in his last 11 games, in which he's hitting .128 (5-for-39). OF Jackie Bradley Jr. is hitting .229 and has struck out once every three at-bats this year. OF Jonny Gomes is hitting .213 and has 19 strikeouts in 47 at-bats. OF Mike Carp is hitting .250 in 24 at-bats.

Mariners | Erasmo Ramirez being skipped
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:49:40 -0700

Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon admits that the team is considering alternatives in the starting rotation to SP Erasmo Ramirez. SP Brandon Maurer will start in Ramirez's place Sunday, April 27.

Mariners | Taijuan Walker cleared to play catch
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:45:42 -0700

Seattle Mariners SP Taijuan Walker (shoulder) has been cleared to start playing catch Monday, April 28.

Mariners | James Paxton to start playing catch
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:44:52 -0700

Seattle Mariners SP James Paxton (lat) has been cleared to start playing catch Friday, April 25.

Rangers | Matt Harrison to return Sunday
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:42:42 -0700

Texas Rangers SP Matt Harrison (back) will come off the disabled list to make his season debut against the Seattle Mariners Sunday, April 27, according to manager Ron Washington. Harrison last pitched on April 6 of last season. He pitched eight shutout innings on 86 pitches for Double-A Frisco Sunday, April 20.

White Sox | More on Adam Eaton's injury
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:57:22 -0700

Chicago White Sox OF Adam Eaton (hamstring) said he's dealing with more than just a mild strain in the lower part of his left hamstring. "Apparently there's a tendon that is kind of rolling over on the inside back part of my knee. It's been kind of an easier fix," Eaton said. "We're making sure the tendon doesn't move and that equals no pain." He ran some stairs, did lunges and ran on an incline Tuesday, April 22, and everything went well. Eaton declared himself 95 percent healthy.

Red Sox | Alex Wilson coming up, Daniel Nava demoted
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:54:27 -0700

The Boston Red Sox are recalled RP Alex Wilson from Triple-A Pawtucket Wednesday, April 23, and OF Daniel Nava will be optioned in a corresponding move.

Rangers | Daniel Robertson acquired, Pedro Figueroa to DL
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:53:56 -0700

The Texas Rangers acquired OF Daniel Robertson from the San Diego Padres Wednesday, April 23, and brought him up to the big leagues. In a corresponding move, RP Pedro Figueroa (elbow) was placed on the disabled list with elbow inflammation.

White Sox | Gordon Beckham on track to return this weekend
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:18:56 -0700

Chicago White Sox 2B Gordon Beckham (oblique) is on track to return to the team this weekend after rehabbing with Double-A Birmingham.

Mariners | Dustin Ackley dropped in order
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:11:41 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Dustin Ackley has been dropped from No. 2 in the batting order after going 0-for-8 with six strikeouts in two games in the spot.

Astros | Matt Albers unavailable
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:10:02 -0700

Houston Astros RP Matt Albers (shoulder) is unavailable to pitch Wednesday, April 23, due to shoulder tightness. Albers doesn't think the injury is serious.

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