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Angels | Albert Pujols hitting well

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:34:28 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Albert Pujols is hitting .282 with six homers and 14 RBIs. He has four homers in the last six games.

FANTASY TIP: It's a good start compared to his .252-4-17 April last year. He's unlikely to return to his MVP form, but he should be a force to be reckoned with.

Indians | Carlos Santana in nasty slump

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:31:43 -0700

Cleveland Indians C/3B Carlos Santana is 3-for-40 in his last 10 games.

FANTASY TIP: The good news is the team raves about his defense in his transition to third base. Buy low if you can.

Blue Jays | Mark Buehrle improves to 4-0

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:23:00 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays SP Mark Buehrle tossed seven shutout innings to beat the Cleveland Indians Saturday, April 19.

FANTASY TIP: Skeptics should hedge their stance and ride his hot start. He won't strike out many batters, but he needs to be scooped off waivers.

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.

FANTASY TIP: No reason was given, but word in the Twitterverse is he was benched for lack of hustle.

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.

Astros | Saturday lineup notes

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:44:08 -0700

Houston Astros C Jason Castro is not in the lineup for the day game against the Oakland Athletics Saturday, April 19, because the team is facing a left-handed starter and because he caught the night game Friday, April 18. OF Alex Presley (illness) will also be unavailable for the game.

Rangers | Chris Snyder retires

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:38:43 -0700

Texas Rangers minor league C Chris Snyder has announced his retirement.

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.

Twins | Eduardo Nunez cut

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:31:40 -0700

The Minnesota Twins have optioned INF Eduardo Nunez to Triple-A Rochester.

Pirates | Chris Stewart activated from disabled list

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:11:35 -0700

The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated C Chris Stewart (knee) from the 15-day disabled list. In a corresponding move, C Tony Sanchez has been optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis.

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Rays | C.J. Riefenhauser called up

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:03:53 -0700

The Tampa Bay Rays have called up RP C.J. Riefenhauser from Triple-A Durham.

Athletics | A.J. Griffin has not resumed throwing

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:01:42 -0700

Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin is uncertain when SP A.J. Griffin (elbow) will begin a throwing program.

Padres | Carlos Quentin to report to extended spring training

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:59:38 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Carlos Quentin (knee) will head to extended spring training in Arizona next week while the parent club goes on a road trip. If all goes well, he will be cleared to begin a minor league rehab assignment.

Padres | Casey Kelly could rehab in El Paso

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:53:37 -0700

Updating a previous report, San Diego Padres SP Casey Kelly (elbow) would begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A El Paso if all goes well during his extended spring training game Monday, April 21, according to manager Bud Black.

Braves | Aaron Harang flirts with no-hitter Friday

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:47:00 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Aaron Harang tossed seven no-hit innings against the New York Mets Friday, April 18, but was removed from the game by manager Fredi Gonzalez because he had thrown 121 pitches. "I want him pitching 27 more times," Gonzalez said. "If it was the ninth inning, maybe, think about it. It gets to the point you chase that no-hitter, chase that dragon, you're up to 140 pitches. I think we made the right decision." Harang walked six batters and struck out five, while improving to 3-1 on the season.

Yankees | Yangervis Solarte bothered by sore left shin

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:43:49 -0700

New York Yankees INF Yangervis Solarte (shin) was experiencing soreness in his left shin after the game against the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, April 18. The injury was caused after he had fouled a ball off his shin.

Rays | Brad Boxberger optioned

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:38:36 -0700

The Tampa Bay Rays have optioned RP Brad Boxberger to Triple-A Durham.

Athletics | To continue using closer-by-committee approach

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:24:59 -0700

Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin confirmed that the team will continue to use a closer-by-committee approach for save situations for the foreseeable future.

FANTASY TIP: If you're desperate for saves, RPs Luke Gregerson and Sean Doolittle appear to be the best bets to close games for the A's.

White Sox | Robin Ventura concerned about Nate Jones

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:17:06 -0700

Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura hinted that RP Nate Jones' (back) injury may be more serious than initially anticipated.

Giants | Michael Morse could return to lineup Saturday

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:13:58 -0700

San Francisco Giants OF Michael Morse (hamstring) is officially listed as day to day because of a hamstring issue but could return to the lineup as soon as Saturday, April 19.