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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.

MLB | Joel Hanrahan expected to take offers next week

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:10:23 -0700

Free-agent RP Joel Hanrahan (Red Sox) has not started negotiations with anyone but is expected to begin taking offers next week from interested teams, according to multiple sources. Several clubs have requested to see his medical records.

Mariners | Franklin Gutierrez eyeing 2015 return

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:09:11 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Franklin Gutierrez (illness) is reportedly interested in playing during the 2015 season, after taking this year off to focus on his health.

Reds | Sean Marshall activated

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:28:48 -0700

The Cincinnati Reds have activated RP Sean Marshall (shoulder) from the 15-day disabled list. The team also optioned P Curtis Partch to Triple-A Louisville.

Astros | Delino DeShields to miss a few weeks

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:25:15 -0700

Houston Astros 2B Delino DeShields Jr. (face) is expected to miss a few weeks after suffering a broken cheekbone when he was hit by a pitch Friday, April 19, while playing for Double-A Corpus Christi.

Yankees | David Robertson expected back soon

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:24:34 -0700

New York Yankees RP David Robertson (groin) said he expects to be activated from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, April 22.

Orioles | Zach Britton dealing with illness

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:56:08 -0700

Baltimore Orioles RP Zach Britton (illness) was not available to pitch Friday, April 18, because he was dealing with an illness.

Orioles | Manny Machado plays in extended ST game

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:51:39 -0700

Baltimore Orioles 3B Manny Machado (knee) received four at-bats during an extended spring training game Saturday, April 19. Machado will play in another game Sunday, April 20, even if the team needs to create a simulated game.

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.

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Yankees | Cesar Cabral cut

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:43:13 -0700

The New York Yankees have designated RP Cesar Cabral for assignment. The team also recalled RP Matt Daley from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Blue Jays | Aaron Loup would close Saturday

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:28:07 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said he likely will use RP Aaron Loup if there is a save situation Saturday, April 19, unless he needs to use him earlier in the game.

Blue Jays | Several RP unlikely to be available

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:27:26 -0700

The Toronto Blue Jays likely will not use RPs Sergio Santos, Brett Cecil Steve Delabar, Neil Wagner or Todd Redmond Saturday, April 19, unless it is an emergency.

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.

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