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Pirates | Jason Grilli coughs up another
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:54:27 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates CL Jason Grilli blew his third save Sunday, April 20.

Cardinals | Jorge Rondon heading out
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:38:20 -0700

The St. Louis Cardinals will option RP Jorge Rondon to Triple-A Memphis to make room for SP Tyler Lyons Monday, April 21.

Cardinals | Matt Holliday sits
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:23:36 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals OF Matt Holliday had the day off Sunday, April 20.

Dodgers | Clayton Kershaw throws simulated game
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:52:20 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw (back) threw a three-inning simulated game at maximum effort Sunday, April 20. He threw a normal warm-up as he would before a regular start and then threw approximately 50 pitches to live hitters. Kershaw used all of the pitches in his repertoire and topped out at 90 mph.

Rockies | Michael Cuddyer in danger of going on disabled list
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:47:42 -0700

Colorado Rockies manager Walt Weiss said OF Michael Cuddyer's (hamstring) strained hamstring has improved somewhat but the team may place him on the disabled list Monday, April 21, if it hasn't gotten substantially better.

Marlins | Rafael Furcal to rehab at Jacksonville
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:21:56 -0700

Miami Marlins 2B Rafael Furcal (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Jacksonville Monday, April 21.

Marlins | Jacob Turner to make rehab start Wednesday
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:13:33 -0700

Miami Marlins SP Jacob Turner (shoulder) is expected to make his first rehab start for Class A Jupiter Wednesday, April 23.

Braves | Jordan Schafer injures finger
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:11:06 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Jordan Schafer (finger) injured his right middle finger but said he got X-rays and added that everything is fine.

Brewers | Logan Schafer placed on disabled list
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:03:50 -0700

The Milwaukee Brewers have placed OF Logan Schafer (hamstring) on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right hamstring. In a corresponding move, the team has activated 1B Lyle Overbay from the paternity list.

Pirates | Travis Snider ejected Sunday
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:54:56 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Travis Snider was ejected from the game against the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday, April 20, following a bench-clearing incident in the third inning.

Brewers | Carlos Gomez ejected Sunday
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:51:26 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers OF Carlos Gomez was ejected from the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates Sunday, April 20, following a bench-clearing incident in the third inning.

Braves | Mike Minor to pitch Saturday
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:33:54 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Mike Minor (shoulder) is tentatively scheduled to make his first start of the season Saturday, April 26.

Nationals | Bryce Harper returns to action Sunday
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:21:27 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper returned to the starting lineup against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, April 20, after being benched during the previous day's game for not hustling.

Mets | Kyle Farnsworth named closer
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:16:11 -0700

The New York Mets named RP Kyle Farnsworth as the team's closer Sunday, April 20.

Braves | Craig Kimbrel shaky in latest outing
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:20:32 -0700

Atlanta Braves CL Craig Kimbrel allowed three hits, two runs, one walk and a hit batsman in his return after time off to rest. "That was pretty bad. I was all over the place," Kimbrel said of his 24-pitch performance. "I couldn't get the curveball over at first. Just throwing fastballs over the plate, and when you do that it makes for a tough inning."

Padres | Near deal with Odrisamer Despaigne
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:38:30 -0700

The San Diego Padres are near a deal with Cuban P Odrisamer Despaigne. The deal is reportedly a minor-league contract with a modest unspecified salary.

Mets | Closer change might be coming
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 20:20:15 -0700

New York Mets manager Terry Collins hinted Saturday, April 19, that he is changing closers. He said he did not want to address the topic publicly until he addressed players, though.

Mets | Curtis Granderson to be dropped in lineup
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:39:11 -0700

New York Mets manager Terry Collins said Saturday, April 19, that the struggling OF Curtis Granderson will be dropped from the cleanup spot.

Pirates | Ike Davis makes team debut
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:36:48 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Ike Davis made his team debut Saturday, April 19, against the Milwaukee Brewers. He finished 2 for 3 with a double, walk and two runs scored while batting in the sixth spot of manager Clint Hurdle's lineup.

Pirates | Jordy Mercer receives treatment
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:36:18 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SS Jordy Mercer (ankle) will get treatment Saturday, April 19, and attempt baseball activities, according to manager Clint Hurdle. Mercer might be available off the bench barring any setbacks.

Padres | Chase Headley back in action
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:59:58 -0700

San Diego Padres 3B Chase Headley (biceps) was back in the starting lineup Saturday, April 19, against the San Francisco Giants. He started at third base and was in the fifth spot in the batting order.

Nationals | Matt Williams benches Bryce Harper
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:59:26 -0700

Updating a previous report, Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams confirmed Saturday, April 19, that OF Bryce Harper was removed from the game against the St. Louis Cardinals due to a "lack of hustle."

Mets | Jenrry Mejia cleared for Monday
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:26:33 -0700

New York Mets SP Jenrry Mejia (finger) said Saturday, April 19, that his bullpen session went well and he is set to make his scheduled start Monday, April 21, against the St. Louis Cardinals. He had been dealing with a blister on his middle finger.

Mets | David Wright pushes hit streak to 10 games
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:26:03 -0700

New York Mets 3B David Wright had an RBI single in the first inning of the game Saturday, April 19, against the New York Mets to push his hitting streak to 10 games.

Mets | John Lannan accepts assignment
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:25:35 -0700

New York Mets SP John Lannan accepted an assignment to Triple-A Las Vegas Saturday, April 19.

Cubs | Anthony Rizzo removed early
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:25:15 -0700

Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo (back) was forced to leave the game Saturday, April 19, against the Cincinnati Reds due to back spasms. However, Rizzo said he does not expect to miss the game Sunday, April 20. "It just started barking on me in the fifth or sixth, and once we took the four-run lead, I (decided to) play with more caution than go up there, get another at-bat and go out on the field and hurt it even more," Rizzo said.

Braves | Gavin Floyd to make two more outings
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:17:09 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Gavin Floyd (shoulder) will make two more rehab starts before the team makes a decision to activate him.

Nationals | Bryce Harper exits
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:17:07 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper left the game after the sixth inning Saturday, April 19.

Cardinals | Lance Lynn improves to 4-0
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:16:52 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SP Lance Lynn became the National League's first four-game winner with his win over the Washington Nationals Saturday, April 19. He allowed a run on five hits and three walks while fanning five in 5 2/3 innings.

Pirates | Ike Davis activated
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:34:24 -0700

The Pittsburgh Pirates have added 1B Ike Davis to the 25-man active roster. In a corresponding move, 1B Travis Ishikawa was designated for assignment.

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