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Cardinals | Shelby Miller set to toe slab Saturday

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:28:00 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SP Shelby Miller (back) will make the start Saturday, July 26, against the Chicago Cubs, making his first start since July 10 due to a minor back ailment. He was temporarily moved to the bullpen where he worked one inning in his only relief appearance.

Blue Jays | Drew Hutchison struggles when seeing pinstripes

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:27:17 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays SP Drew Hutchison is the probable pitcher for Saturday, July 26, against the New York Yankees. He is 0-3 with a 9.22 ERA in three starts over 13 2/3 innings against the Yankees this season.

FANTASY TIP: If you were contemplating starting Hutchison in daily fantasy Saturday, don't do it. Plus, the Blue Jays have dropped 17 straight road games to the Yankees, and Hutchison hardly has the numbers to suggest that skid is going to end.

Blue Jays | Ten years and counting for Mark Buehrle

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:25:55 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays SP Mark Buehrle allowed six runs and nine hits over three innings Friday, July 25, against the New York Yankees, his shortest outing since June 6, 2010, when he was a member of the Chicago White Sox. He hasn't beaten the Yankees since 2004, and the Blue Jays have dropped 17 straight road games against the Yankees, a skid which started September 2012. It is the longest losing streak at one opponent since the Tampa Bay Rays lost 18 in a row on the road against the Cleveland Indians from September 2005 to July 2010.

FANTASY TIP: Buehrle started the season 10-1, and was a huge sell-high fantasy candidate. He is now 0-6 with a 4.83 ERA over his past nine starts since his last victory June 1.

Cardinals | A.J. Pierzynski to sign Saturday

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:49:05 -0700

Updating a previous report, the St. Louis Cardinals will sign free-agent C A.J. Pierzynski (Red Sox) Saturday, July 26. He has already joined up with the club in Chicago.

FANTASY TIP: Pierzynski still has a little something left in the tank, and he obviously wasn't a fit (and he'll tell you and the team in an open letter) with the Red Sox. The veteran is an upgrade over Tony Cruz and George Kottaras to bridge the gap until Yadier Molina can return. He is a nice NL-only pickup at catcher, and still a serviceable No. 2 backstop in mixed formats.

Padres | Carlos Quentin leaves early

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:48:30 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Carlos Quentin (undisclosed) left the game Friday, July 25, against the Atlanta Braves due to an undisclosed reason. He struck out, and appeared to be frustrated returning to the dugout. OF Will Venable replaced him in the lineup midway through the game.

FANTASY TIP: It is unknown if Quentin suffered an injury, but given his medical history, it wouldn't be shocking in the least to see him on the shelf again.

Giants | Angel Pagan facing live pitching

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:47:46 -0700

San Francisco Giants OF Angel Pagan (back) is facing live pitching in batting practice, so he appears to be closer to a return from the 15-day disabled list. However, there is no official timetable from the club.

Cardinals | Working on deal for A.J. Pierzynski

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:47:14 -0700

The St. Louis Cardinals are working on a deal with free-agent C A.J. Pierzynski (Red Sox), with C George Kottaras out of the picture and C Yadier Molina (thumb) out for a while.

Yankees | Ichiro Suzuki belts first homer

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:05:59 -0700

New York Yankees OF Ichiro Suzuki connected for his first home run of the season Friday, July 25, against the Toronto Blue Jays. Suzuki came into the game as a .421 career hitter (24-for-57) with a double, triple, five RBI and a .897 OPS against Blue Jays SP Mark Buehrle.

White Sox | Jose Abreu joins elite Cuban club

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:05:32 -0700

Chicago White Sox 1B Jose Abreu homered Friday, July 25, against the Minnesota Twins. It was his 30th homer, and he joins Tony Oliva (1964) and Jose Canseco (1986) as the only Cuban-born rookies to club 30 homers in a season.

Red Sox | Jon Lester finally allows homer

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:03:05 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester allowed a home run Friday, July 25, to Tampa Bay Rays OF Desmond Jennings. It snapped a 57-inning homerless streak dating back to June 7.

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Padres | Everth Cabrera still a while away

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:00:28 -0700

San Diego Padres SS Everth Cabrera (hamstring) is still a bit further from a return from the 15-day disabled list, manager Bud Black said Friday, July 25.

Astros | George Springer receiving treatment

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:09:04 -0700

Houston Astros OF George Springer (quadriceps) was receiving treatment Friday, July 25, but he said he is still not doing any exercises on his injured left quadriceps.

Twins | Kyle Gibson to throw bullpen session

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:07:58 -0700

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Twins SP Kyle Gibson (back) will throw a bullpen session Saturday, July 26. Barring any setbacks, he is expected to make his next scheduled start Tuesday, July 29, against the Kansas City Royals.

Tigers | J.D. Martinez back in the lineup

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:05:06 -0700

Detroit Tigers OF J.D. Martinez (quadriceps) is back in the starting lineup Friday, July 25, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Pirates | More on Gerrit Cole's rehab outing

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:04:32 -0700

Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole (lat) will make a minor-league rehab start Monday, July 28, with Triple-A Indianapolis. Manager Clint Hurdle said Cole will shoot for 80 to 85 pitches Monday after throwing 60 pitches in a bullpen session Friday, July 25. Cole sounded open to making at least one or two rehab starts before returning to the big club.

FANTASY TIP: It might be two more scoring periods before fantasy owners have Cole back with the big league team. Be patient, but don't expect to activate him until early August.

Mariners | Michael Saunders goes to hit

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:04:06 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Michael Saunders (oblique) was headed to hit in the indoor batting cages Friday, July 25, as he continues to rehab.

Blue Jays | Brandon Morrow headed south for rehab

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:03:04 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays SP Brandon Morrow (finger) is expected to head to the team's minor-league facility in Florida after this weekend's series on the road against the New York Yankees is completed.

Blue Jays | Brett Lawrie might head to Florida soon

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:02:36 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 3B Brett Lawrie (finger) is expected to head to the team's minor-league facility in Florida to rehab within the next couple of days.

Blue Jays | Two on rehab in Florida

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:02:08 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion (quadriceps) and 1B Adam Lind (foot) are each working out in Florida, as they rehab from their injuries.

Blue Jays | Nolan Reimold might return Monday

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:00:27 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Nolan Reimold (calf) might come off the 15-day disabled list as soon as Monday, July 28, according to manager John Gibbons.

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