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Reds | Brandon Phillips in lineup
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:49:26 -0700

Cincinnati Reds 2B Brandon Phillips (back) is in the starting lineup Saturday, April 19, after leaving the game Friday, April 18, because of back spasms.

Reds | Ryan Ludwick expected to miss a few games
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:43:53 -0700

Cincinnati Reds OF Ryan Ludwick (toe) is expected to miss a few days after fouling a ball off his toe Friday, April 18. An X-ray on his toe came back negative.

Nationals | Denard Span activated
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:05:07 -0700

The Washington Nationals have activated OF Denard Span (concussion) from the seven-day disabled list. The team also optioned OF Steven Souza to Triple-A Syracuse.

Mets | Likely to receive prospect in Ike Davis deal
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:36:55 -0700

The New York Mets are likely to receive a 2013 draftee from the Pittsburgh Pirates as the player to be named later in the trade involving 1B Ike Davis.

Pirates | Russell Martin bumped to second spot
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:13:02 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates C Russell Martin batted second on Friday, April 18, as part of a restructured lineup that manager Clint Hurdle hopes will improve the club's on-base percentage. Martin batted second for the first time the night before against the Milwaukee Brewers and went 2 for 3 with two walks and an RBI.

Brewers | Martin Maldonado hits cover off the ball, literally
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:05:35 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers C Martin Maldonado hit the cover off the baseball in the sixth inning of the team's Friday, April 18, game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Maldonado was ruled safe at first as Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez picked up the ball and threw it on several bounces to the base.

Cubs | Emilio Bonifacio snaps slump
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:53:23 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Emilio Bonifacio snapped an 0-for-13 slump at the plate with a base hit Friday, April 18, against the Cincinnati Reds.

Cubs | Anthony Rizzo hitting well to start season
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:50:43 -0700

Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-4 to extend his hitting streak to five games Friday, April 18, against the Cincinnati Reds. "He did a really nice job again. He continues to move forward in a consistent manner," manager Rick Renteria said. "They are all striving to get better, but he is certainly showing that he's having a nice start." Rizzo is 20-for-58 in 15 games for a .345 average.

Phillies | Jonathan Pettibone sent down
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:51:11 -0700

The Philadelphia Phillies have optioned SP Jonathan Pettibone to Triple-A Lehigh Valley and selected the contract of RP Shawn Camp from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Mets | Zack Thornton assigned to Triple-A
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:32:53 -0700

The New York Mets have assigned RP Zack Thornton to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Brewers | Brandon Kintzler throws
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:24:44 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers RP Brandon Kintzler (shoulder) threw a light bullpen session Friday, April 18. He is scheduled to throw a more intense bullpen session Sunday, April 20, and expects to be activated from the 15-day disabled list by April 25.

Brewers | Interested in Joel Hanrahan
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:15:28 -0700

The Milwaukee Brewers had a representative present for free-agent RP Joel Hanrahan's (Red Sox) workout earlier this week. Assistant general manager Gosh Ash would not say if the team will try to sign Hanrahan.

Reds | Skip Schumaker swinging bat
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:04:33 -0700

Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price said OF Skip Schumaker (shoulder) has started to swing a bat but is not ready to play in any games at this point. Schumaker is working on strengthening his shoulder and getting all of the soreness out.

Cubs | Jake Arrieta to make at least one more rehab start
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:03:58 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Jake Arrieta (shoulder) will make at least one more rehab start for Triple-A Iowa before he could rejoin the starting rotation. Arrieta throw a side session in front of pitching coach Chris Bosio Friday, April 18, to allow Bosio to evaluate Arrieta.

Mets | Daisuke Matsuzaka considered insurance
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:50:06 -0700

New York Mets manager Terry Collins said he considers SP Daisuke Matsuzaka as a candidate to start if SP Bartolo Colon (back) or SP Jenrry Mejia (finger) are not able to make their next scheduled start.

Marlins | Jacob Turner throws
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:45:18 -0700

Miami Marlins SP Jacob Turner (shoulder) threw around 45 pitches during a bullpen session Friday, April 18, and is scheduled to throw another bullpen session Sunday, April 20.

Braves | Cory Gearrin undergoes surgery
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:42:19 -0700

Atlanta Braves RP Cory Gearrin (elbow) underwent Tommy John surgery earlier this week.

Giants | Michael Morse not in lineup
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:34:49 -0700

San Francisco Giants OF Michael Morse (hamstring) is not in the starting lineup Friday, April 18, because of some hamstring tightness.

Pirates | Jordy Mercer injury update
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:44:06 -0700

Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Pirates SS Jordy Mercer (ankle) left the game early Friday, April 18, because of right ankle discomfort.

Pirates | Jordy Mercer leaves game
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:04:32 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SS Jordy Mercer (undisclosed) left the game early Friday, April 18, after suffering an undisclosed injury. SS Clint Barmes took his place in the starting lineup.

Marlins | Keeping tabs on Joel Hanrahan
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:05:20 -0700

The Miami Marlins had a scout on hand to watch free-agent RP Joel Hanrahan's (Red Sox) throwing session Thursday, April 17.

Padres | Casey Kelly close to rehab assignment
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:56:37 -0700

San Diego Padres SP Casey Kelly (elbow) will throw in an extended spring game Monday, April 21, and he could start a rehab assignment in the minors if everything checks out after that.

Mets | Acquire Zack Thornton
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:55:47 -0700

The New York Mets acquired P Zack Thornton and a player to be named from the Pittsburgh Pirates Friday, April 18, in exchange for 1B Ike Davis.

Mets | Ike Davis traded
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:49:47 -0700

The New York Mets agreed to trade 1B Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates Friday, April 18. It's unknown what the Mets will receive in return.

Pirates | Acquiring Ike Davis
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:27:22 -0700

The Pittsburgh Pirates are working with the New York Mets to acquire 1B Ike Davis, and Davis has approved the trade.

Pirates | Chris Stewart looking good during rehab
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:25:46 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates C Chris Stewart (knee) was 3-for-4 Thursday, April 17, and has hit safely in each of his four rehab games with Triple-A Indianapolis. He's expected to be recalled soon.

Phillies | Cole Hamels likely to start Wednesday
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:23:16 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said SP Cole Hamels (shoulder) is likely to make his first start of the season Wednesday, April 23.

Brewers | Jeremy Jeffress signs
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:18:31 -0700

The Milwaukee Brewers signed free-agent RP Jeremy Jeffress (Royals) to a minor league deal Friday, April 18.

Diamondbacks | Cody Ross activated
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:15:20 -0700

The Arizona Diamondbacks activated OF Cody Ross (hip) from the 15-day disabled list Friday, April 18, and designated RP Ryan Rowland-Smith for assignment in a corresponding move.

Giants | Angel Pagan, Brandon Crawford back
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:08:52 -0700

San Francisco Giants OF Angel Pagan (knee) and SS Brandon Crawford (hamstring) are both returning to the lineup Friday, April 18. However, OF Michael Morse and C Buster Posey are sitting out.

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