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Braves | Freddie Freeman avoids serious injury
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:00:27 -0700

Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman (wrist) did not suffer a fracture in his injured wrist. He is considered day-to-day.


Cardinals | John Brebbia sent down
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 10:06:30 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals RHP John Brebbia was optioned to Class AAA Memphis Thursday, April 19.


Cardinals | Tommy Pham not starting
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 10:01:36 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals OF Tommy Pham (groin) is not in the starting lineup Thursday, April 19.


Cardinals | Tommy Pham says he's OK
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 08:33:39 -0700

Updating an earlier report, St. Louis Cardinals OF Tommy Pham (groin) said he's fine, and he could play Thursday, April 19.


Cardinals | Tommy Pham out of lineup
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 08:23:28 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals OF Tommy Pham (groin) is out of the lineup Thursday, April 19. OF Harrison Bader is hitting second in his place.


Reds | Bryan Price fired
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 06:05:29 -0700

Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price and pitching coach Mack Jenkins were fired Thursday, April 19. Bench coach Jim Riggleman will serve as interim manager, Class AA Pensacola pitching coach Danny Darwin will serve as pitching coach and Class AAA Louisville manager Pat Kelly will serve as bench coach.


Yankees | CC Sabathia to start Thursday
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:33:48 -0700

New York Yankees LHP CC Sabathia (hip) is set to be activated from the disabled list in time to start Thursday, April 19, against the Toronto Blue Jays.


Angels | J.C. Ramirez done for the year
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:22:18 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RHP J.C. Ramirez (elbow) had Tommy John surgery to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament Tuesday, April 17. He will miss the remainder of the 2018 season.


Giants | Jeff Samardzija set for Friday
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:05:00 -0700

San Francisco Giants RHP Jeff Samardzija (pectoral) will be activated from the disabled list and start Friday, April 20, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, according to manager Bruce Bochy.


Mets | Mets sign two FAs
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 23:59:44 -0700

The New York Mets signed free-agent RHPs Vance Worley (Reds) and Scott Copeland (Marlins) to minor-league contracts Wednesday, April 18.


Mets | Travis d'Arnaud has surgery
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 23:42:02 -0700

New York Mets C Travis d'Arnaud (elbow) underwent Tommy John surgery Tuesday, April 17, and will miss the remainder of the season.


Indians | Mike Napoli injured
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 23:23:53 -0700

Cleveland Indians 1B Mike Napoli (knee) suffered what is believed to be a serious knee injury playing for Class AAA Columbus on Monday, April 16. Manager Terry Francona indicated it could be career threatening.


Blue Jays | Josh Donaldson needs more time
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 23:21:33 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 3B Josh Donaldson (shoulder) will not be ready to return when he's eligible to be activated Saturday, April 21, according to manager John Gibbons. Donaldson is currently rehabbing at the team's complex in Florida.


Royals | Salvador Perez done at AA
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 23:10:28 -0700

Kansas City Royals C Salvador Perez (knee) concluded his assignment with Class AA Northwest Arkansas Wednesday, April 18, and is set to join Class AAA Omaha on Thursday, April 19, to continue his rehab.


White Sox | James Shields could be pushed back
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 22:57:37 -0700

Chicago White Sox RHP James Shields might have his next start, originally scheduled for Friday, April 20, pushed back after he threw 28 pitches in relief Wednesday, April 18. Manager Rick Renteria said after the game that no decision had been made.


Rangers | Delino DeShields making strides
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 22:36:23 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Delino DeShields Jr. (hand) took batting practice Wednesday, April 18, and is set to begin a rehab assignment with Class AA Frisco.


Mariners | Ryon Healy completes drills
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 22:32:41 -0700

Seattle Mariners 1B Ryon Healy (ankle) went through pre-game drills with his teammates without incident Wednesday, April 18, and could begin a rehab assignment with Class AA Arkansas or Class AAA Tacoma as early as this weekend.


Mariners | Mike Zunino wraps up rehab
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 22:22:41 -0700

Seattle Mariners C Mike Zunino (oblique) made his final scheduled rehab appearance for Class A Modesto Wednesday, April 18, and he's expected to join the Mariners in Texas Friday, April 20.


Mariners | Erasmo Ramirez to start Sunday
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 22:10:47 -0700

Seattle Mariners RHP Erasmo Ramirez (shoulder) is scheduled to be activated from the disabled list in time to start for the M's on Sunday, April 22, against the Texas Rangers.


Reds | Scott Schebler returning Friday
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 22:08:19 -0700

Cincinnati Reds OF Scott Schebler (elbow) is scheduled to play for Class AA Pensacola Thursday, April 19, and then be activated from the disabled list Friday, April 20.


Brewers | Ryan Braun has sore calf
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 22:03:43 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers OF Ryan Braun (calf) was out of the lineup Wednesday, April 18, after experiencing discomfort in his left calf on Tuesday, April 17, that led to him being lifted for a pinch runner.


Dodgers | Rich Hill expects to miss only one start
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 21:23:31 -0700

Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Dodgers LHP Rich Hill (finger) is on the disabled list due to a cracked fingernail and he expects to miss only one start. The earliest he can return from the DL is Wednesday, April 25.


Diamondbacks | Matt Koch will start Friday
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 21:04:45 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks RHP Matt D. Koch will get the start in the team's game Friday, April 20, against the San Diego Padres.


Padres | Manuel Margot close to return
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 20:31:09 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Manuel Margot (ribs) is headed to Arizona Wednesday, April 18, and beginning Thursday, April 19, he will "get a lot of at-bats" in extended spring training games. Margot could be activated by the end of the club's series with the Arizona Diamondbacks; he's eligible to come off the disabled list Saturday, April 21.


Diamondbacks | Taijuan Walker needs Tommy John surgery
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 20:14:50 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks RHP Taijuan Walker (elbow) went for a second opinion on the tear in his ulnar collateral ligament Wednesday, April 18, and it was determined that he will need to undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery.


Mets | Mets release A.J. Griffin
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 19:54:29 -0700

New York Mets RHP A.J. Griffin was released Wednesday, April 18.


Twins | Max Kepler exits with knee injury
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 19:36:43 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Max Kepler (knee) had to exit the game Wednesday, April 18, against the Cleveland Indians due to a right knee injury. He was replaced in the game by OF Ryan LaMarre.


Braves | Freddie Freeman departs game Wednesday
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 19:20:08 -0700

Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman (wrist) had to leave the game Wednesday, April 18, against the Philadelphia Phillies after being hit by a pitch on the left wrist.


Red Sox | Andrew Benintendi receives night off
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 18:34:56 -0700

Boston Red Sox OF Andrew Benintendi (rest) is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, April 18, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. OF J.D. Martinez will patrol left field, with 1B Hanley Ramirez serving as the designated hitter in place of Martinez. That allows 1B Mitch Moreland to enter the lineup and start at first base, batting fourth.


Giants | Evan Longoria back in lineup Wednesday
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 18:25:55 -0700

San Francisco Giants 3B Evan Longoria (ankle) is back in the starting lineup Wednesday, April 18, versus the Arizona Diamondbacks. He's at third base and batting fifth opposite LHP Robbie Ray.


Red Sox | Steven Wright set for rehab start
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 18:17:38 -0700

Boston Red Sox RHP Steven Wright (knee) is scheduled to make his first rehab start for Class AAA Pawtucket on Friday, April 20.


Yankees | Adam Lind returns to Yankees
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:12:55 -0700

The New York Yankees signed 1B Adam Lind to a minor league contract Wednesday, April 18. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Blue Jays | Kendrys Morales to return soon
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:09:34 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 1B Kendrys Morales (hamstring) is expected to be activated from the 10-day disabled list Friday, April 20.


Rays | Brad Miller may return Friday
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:07:29 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays INF Brad Miller (groin) may be activated from the 10-day disabled list Friday, April 20.


Rangers | Jurickson Profar fields grounders
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:06:52 -0700

Texas Rangers INF Jurickson Profar (head) fielded groundballs before the team's game Wednesday, April 18, but is still going through the concussion protocol. A decision on if he will be placed on the seven-day disabled list is expected to be made Thursday, April 19.


Dodgers | DL stint for Rich Hill
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:39:21 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers LHP Rich Hill (finger) was placed on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday, April 18, because of finger inflammation. The team also recalled LHP Adam Liberatore from Class AAA Oklahoma City.


Braves | Johan Camargo activated
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:54:54 -0700

Atlanta Braves 3B Johan Camargo (oblique) was activated from the 10-day disabled list Wednesday, April 18. The team also placed RHP Anibal Sanchez (hamstring) on the 10-day disabled list because a right hamstring strain.


Twins | Byron Buxton does on disabled list
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:52:53 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Byron Buxton (migraines) was placed on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday, April 18, because of migraines. The team also recalled OF Ryan LaMarre from Class AAA Rochester.


Nationals | Matt Wieters dealing with injury
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:50:54 -0700

Washington Nationals C Matt Wieters (wrist) is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, April 18, in part because of a sore wrist.


Nationals | Anthony Rendon not ready to return
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:49:01 -0700

Washington Nationals 3B Anthony Rendon (foot) is not in the starting lineup against the New York Mets Wednesday, April 18. Manager Dave Martinez hopes Rendon can return to the lineup Friday, April 30.


Mariners | Ben Gamel activated
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:39:36 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Ben Gamel (oblique) was activated from the 10-day disabled list Wednesday, April 18. The team also option LHP Ariel Miranda to Class AAA Tacoma.


Braves | Anibal Sanchez injured before game
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:47:07 -0700

Atlanta Braves RHP Anibal Sanchez (leg) appeared to hurt his left leg in pre-game warmups Wednesday, April 18. The extent of the injury was not disclosed.


Rockies | Carlos Gonzalez hurt hamstring
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:16:42 -0700

Updating a previous report, Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez (hamstring) tweaked his right hamstring Wednesday, April 18, according to manager Bud Black. The extent of the injury is not known.


Twins | Byron Buxton still out
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:40:08 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Byron Buxton (head) remains out of the starting lineup Wednesday, April 18, as he continues to deal with migraines.


Rockies | Carlos Gonzalez leaves early
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:36:20 -0700

Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez (undisclosed) left early Wednesday, April 18, after a diving catch in the fourth inning.


Braves | Atlanta makes two moves
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:13:46 -0700

Atlanta Braves RHP Jose A. Ramirez (shoulder) was placed on the 10-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation Wednesday, April 18. LHP Jesse Biddle was recalled from Class AAA Gwinnett in a corresponding move.


Braves | Jose Bautista signs with Braves
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 10:00:12 -0700

Free-agent OF Jose Bautista (Blue Jays) agreed to a minor league contract with the Atlanta Braves Wednesday, April 18.


Cardinals | Tommy Pham to undergo tests
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:06:35 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals OF Tommy Pham (groin) will undergo tests on his right groin Wednesday, April 18, after he experienced tightness the previous day.


Cardinals | Tyler O'Neill coming up
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 08:46:09 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals OF Tyler O'Neill will be promoted from Class AAA Memphis Thursday, April 19. O'Neill is slashing .388/.385/.837 with six homers and 18 RBIs in 12 games at Memphis.


Tigers | Miguel Cabrera back in lineup
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 08:12:43 -0700

Detroit Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera (back) returned to the lineup Wednesday, April 18.


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