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Dodgers | Clayton Kershaw might begin rehab Friday

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:53:41 -0700

Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw (back) is set to throw a bullpen session Tuesday, April 22, and he might be on track to make a minor-league rehab start Friday, April 25. However, manager Don Mattingly said nothing is set yet.

Brewers | Elian Herrera proving useful

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:52:14 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers INF-OF Elian Herrera was supposed to be a paternity list fill-in for 1B Lyle Overbay, but then OF Logan Schafer (hamstring) hit the 15-day disabled list. Now, OF Carlos Gomez and C Martin Maldonado face potential suspensions, meaning Herrera stands to see time as the team's starting center fielder and emergency catcher. "If suspensions come down, the catching part is going to be big. Center (field) is big, too. We don't have anybody else who can play center. (OF Ryan Braun) is really our backup center fielder if we don't have Gomez or Herrera here," manager Ron Roenicke said.

Brewers | Brandon Kintzler throws

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:49:50 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers RP Brandon Kintzler (shoulder) is due to return from the 15-day disabled list Friday, April 25. He threw a bullpen session Monday, April 21, and reported feeling "great."

Angels | Searching for reliable back-end guy

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:49:21 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim manager Mike Scioscia is still searching for a consistent third reliever who can join RPs Joe Smith and Ernesto Frieri in closing out games efficiently. "It puts a lot of pressure on Joe Smith and Frieri to be really the only two guys who are throwing the ball at a level to shut games down. Whether it's Michael Kohn or Fernando Salas, some of these guys has to move deeper into the game, or we're going to have trouble finding that continuity."

Angels | Dane De La Rosa to throw

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:44:19 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Dane De La Rosa (shoulder) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Tuesday, April 22. It will be his first since landing on the 15-day disabled list April 15.

Angels | Sean Burnett throws

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:36:25 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Sean Burnett (elbow) recently threw a bullpen session, his second since his latest setback. He is still making his way back from elbow surgery last August.

Angels | David Freese grabs pine

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:34:06 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3B David Freese (quadriceps) is healthy enough to play after having fully recovered from right quadriceps tightness, but manager Mike Scioscia kept him on the bench Monday, April 21, against the Washington Nationals. Freese was hitless in three at-bats with two strikeouts Sunday, April 20, to drop his average to .143. "There is a level of confidence that needs to grow with David," Scioscia said. "I think coming to a new team, league, he wants it to happen yesterday. He's working hard, understands what he's trying to do at the plate, and I think he will exhale when he gets some hits to fall in, and when he starts driving the ball again."

White Sox | Andre Rienzo set for Wednesday

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:33:40 -0700

Chicago White Sox SP Andre Rienzo will make the start Wednesday, April 23, against the Detroit Tigers.

White Sox | Charlie Leesman to start Tuesday

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:31:47 -0700

The Chicago White Sox will recall SP Charlie Leesman from Triple-A Charlotte Tuesday, April 22, to start against the Detroit Tigers in place of the injured SP Chris Sale (elbow).

White Sox | Chris Sale headed for 15-day DL

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 19:53:54 -0700

Updating a previous report, the Chicago White Sox will place SP Chris Sale (elbow) on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, April 22, due to a flexor strain. An MRI showed no structural damage in Sale's left elbow, however.

FANTASY TIP: Charlie Leesman will come up from Triple-A Charlotte to start Tuesday, with Andre Rienzo making the start Wednesday. Both of those pitchers are only worth looks in deeper AL-only leagues while Sale is on the shelf. It's uncertain if Sale will be ready to return from the DL when eligible, or if he'll need a longer stint. That is still to be determined.

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Phillies | Jonathan Papelbon is questionable

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 19:53:26 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said Monday, April 21, that RP Jonathan Papelbon (illness) is "a little iffy" for the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers due to flu-like symptoms.

Mets | Curtis Granderson continues to scuffle

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 19:52:54 -0700

New York Mets OF Curtis Granderson was 0 for 3 with three strikeouts and a hit by pitch Monday, April 21, against the St. Louis Cardinals. Granderson is now hitless in 19 straight at-bats.

Mets | Jenrry Mejia working on scoreless streak

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 19:52:17 -0700

New York Mets SP Jenrry Mejia allowed four hits and three walks with seven strikeouts over 6 2/3 innings in a win against the St. Louis Cardinals Monday, April 21. He extended his career-high scoreless streak to 13 2/3 innings.

FANTASY TIP: Mejia, who has 25 strikeouts through 22 2/3 innings, has long had potential, but injuries have held him back a bit. He is now healthy and showing what he can do, and that's quite a bit. Fantasy owners in all formats can use a pitcher of his caliber.

Mets | Kyle Farnsworth gets job done

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 19:51:17 -0700

New York Mets RP Kyle Farnsworth converted his first save Monday, April 21, against the St. Louis Cardinals. He worked around a single in a scoreless ninth inning. It was his first save since Sept. 29, 2013.

FANTASY TIP: Farnsworth doesn't have a lot of tread left on the tires, but stranger things have happened. Look how Jason Grilli re-emerged as a must-start fantasy option last season despite being a little long in the tooth. Farnsworth is worth scooping up in all NL-only fantasy formats and deeper mixed rotisserie leagues if you need saves.

Giants | David Huff leaves appearance

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:24:56 -0700

San Francisco Giants RP David Huff (quadriceps) left his appearance Monday, April 21, against the Colorado Rockies due to a strained left quadriceps muscle.

Cowboys | Kyle Orton not at minicamp Monday

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:24:26 -0700

Dallas Cowboys QB Kyle Orton did not show up for the first day of the team's offseason program Monday, April 21.

Chiefs | Kyle Williams re-signs

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:24:01 -0700

The Kansas City Chiefs re-signed WR Kyle Williams Monday, April 21. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.

Broncos | Orlando Franklin receptive to move

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:23:40 -0700

Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos OT Orlando Franklin posted on his official Twitter account Monday, April 21, that he is "excited to learn and improve this offseason" at the left guard position. "I will give it my all," Franklin said. He is being moved from offensive tackle to left guard.

Indians | David Murphy stepping up

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:23:01 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF David Murphy entered the game Monday, April 21, against the Kansas City Royals ranked third in the majors with one RBI per 3.47 at-bats.

Indians | Michael Brantley making at-bats count

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:22:27 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley is making his at-bats count this season. He entered the game Monday, April 21, against the Kansas City Royals with a .284 average, team-high three homers and 16 RBI. Brantley is hitting .316 with runners in scoring position, and he ranks sixth in the majors with one RBI per 4.19 at-bats. "He gives himself a chance every at-bat," manager Terry Francona said.