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Orioles | Manny Machado playing shortstop Tuesday
Tue, 03 May 2016 11:58:39 -0700

Baltimore Orioles 3B Manny Machado moves over to shortstop to face New York Yankees SP Luis Severino Tuesday, May 3. 2B Ryan Flaherty is starting at third base and is batting ninth in the batting order.

Rangers | Yu Darvis throws bullpen
Tue, 03 May 2016 11:43:15 -0700

Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish (elbow) threw a 15-pitch bullpen session Tuesday, May 3.

Indians | Rajai Davis, Lonnie Chisenhall sitting
Tue, 03 May 2016 11:26:49 -0700

Cleveland Indians OFs Rajai Davis and Lonnie Chisenhall are not in the starting lineup Tuesday, May 3. OF Marlon Byrd is in right field and hitting seventh, while OF Tyler Naquin is starting in center field and batting ninth against Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander.

Indians | Carlos Santana back at leadoff
Tue, 03 May 2016 11:23:10 -0700

Cleveland Indians 1B Carlos Santana is hitting leadoff and serving as the designated hitter against Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander Tuesday, May 3.

Tigers | James McCann back in lineup
Tue, 03 May 2016 11:06:04 -0700

Detroit Tigers C James McCann (ankle) is back in the starting lineup and is hitting seventh against Cleveland Indians SP Josh Tomlin Tuesday, May 3. C Jarrod Saltalamaccchia returns to the bench.

Tigers | James McCann back from DL
Tue, 03 May 2016 11:02:59 -0700

Detroit Tigers C James McCann (ankle) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, May 3.

Red Sox | Carson Smith activated
Tue, 03 May 2016 10:34:39 -0700

Boston Red Sox RP Carson Smith (forearm) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, May 3, and he'll be available to pitch Tuesday night.

Blue Jays | Russell Martin's neck an issue
Tue, 03 May 2016 08:15:04 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays C Russell Martin (neck) is affected at the plate by his neck ailment, according to manager John Gibbons. Martin has struck out 31 times in 64 at-bats, which is double his strikeout rate from last season.

Red Sox | Pablo Sandoval update
Tue, 03 May 2016 06:09:44 -0700

Updating previous reports, Boston Red Sox 3B Pablo Sandoval (shoulder) needs reconstructive surgery on his left shoulder.

Twins | Brian Dozier snaps slump
Mon, 02 May 2016 23:59:05 -0700

Minnesota Twins 2B Brian Dozier snapped an 0-for-16 slump with three hits Monday, May 2.

Astros | Dallas Keuchel struggles again
Mon, 02 May 2016 23:48:25 -0700

Houston Astros SP Dallas Keuchel allowed five runs on five hits and struck out three in 4 1/3 innings in his loss to the Minnesota Twins Monday, May 2. It ended a 17-game home winning streak. He's now 2-4 with a 5.11 ERA.

Twins | Jose Berrios wins first game
Mon, 02 May 2016 23:47:46 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Jose Berrios earned his first major league win Monday, May 2, with a win over the Houston Astros. He allowed two runs on three hits and struck out eight in 5 1/3 innings.

Angels | Halos to attend Tim Lincecum showcase
Mon, 02 May 2016 23:24:46 -0700

Free-agent SP Tim Lincecum (Giants) will throw in front of scouts Friday, May 6, in Arizona, and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim will be one of the teams in attendance.

Athletics | Khris Davis sends two out
Mon, 02 May 2016 23:04:50 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Khris Davis hit two home runs Monday, May 2.

Angels | Nick Tropeano looks to stay hot
Mon, 02 May 2016 22:30:08 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Nick Tropeano will face the Milwaukee Brewers Tuesday, May 3. He has allowed two runs or less in each of his four starts this season.

Twins | Trevor Plouffe activated from DL
Mon, 02 May 2016 21:49:13 -0700

The Minnesota Twins activated 3B Trevor Plouffe (intercostal) from the 15-day disabled list Monday, May 2, and optioned INF Jorge Polanco to Class AAA Rochester.

Angels | Tyler Skaggs shut down for a week
Mon, 02 May 2016 21:43:16 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Tyler Skaggs (biceps) returned to Southern California to have an MRI. He is dealing with biceps tendinitis, and will not throw for a week before being re-evaluated.

Rangers | Nomar Mazara cracks out third HR
Mon, 02 May 2016 20:27:42 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Nomar Mazara went 2-for-4 with a solo home run Monday, May 2, against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Rangers | A.J. Griffin whiffs nine batters
Mon, 02 May 2016 20:27:09 -0700

Texas Rangers SP A.J. Griffin allowed one earned run, three hits and two walks with nine strikeouts over six innings in a no-decision Monday, May 2, against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Blue Jays | R.A. Dickey turns in quality start
Mon, 02 May 2016 20:26:25 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays SP R.A. Dickey allowed just one earned run, six hits and three walks with three strikeouts over 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision Monday, May 2, against the Texas Rangers.

Blue Jays | Joey Bats mired in a tailspin
Mon, 02 May 2016 20:20:19 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Jose Bautista was hitless in four at-bats with two strikeouts Monday, May 2, against the Texas Rangers.

Blue Jays | Three-hit game for Kevin Pillar
Mon, 02 May 2016 20:19:49 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Kevin Pillar went 3-for-4 with a double and run scored Monday, May 2, against the Texas Rangers.

Mariners | Seth Smith an on-base machine
Mon, 02 May 2016 17:52:42 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Seth Smith ranked second amongst American League players through Sunday, May 1, with a .440 on-base percentage. He sits only behind Minnesota Twins 1B Joe Mauer, who leads the league with a .459 clip.

Mariners | Joaquin Benoit feeling good
Mon, 02 May 2016 17:39:12 -0700

Seattle Mariners RP Joaquin Benoit (shoulder) played catch on Sunday, May 1, and felt "really good," according to manager Scott Servais. He's eligible to return from the disabled list Friday, May 6, but likely won't be ready before the middle of the month. He's one of the best in the business in that regard.

Red Sox | Pablo Sandoval likely out this year
Mon, 02 May 2016 17:05:32 -0700

Updating a previous report, Boston Red Sox 3B Pablo Sandoval (shoulder) is facing "significant" shoulder surgery and a lengthy rehab, and the odds are against him returning to play this year. Boston will know more about his timeline after he has surgery.

Astros | Lance McCullers' return coming soon
Mon, 02 May 2016 17:00:46 -0700

Houston Astros SP Lance McCullers (shoulder) threw 62 pitches in 4 2/3 innings in an extended spring training start Monday, May 2, and he could rejoin the rotation within a week to 10 days. McCullers' velocity was between 92 and 97 mph, according to manager A.J. Hinch. McCullers is scheduled to start next for Class AAA Fresno Saturday, May 7. He could be activated from the disabled list after one rehab start, but the Astros will be cautious with him.

Astros | Carlos Gomez could play this week
Mon, 02 May 2016 16:59:12 -0700

Houston Astros OF Carlos Gomez (rib cage) could get into the game Monday, May 2, and manager A.J. Hinch said Gomez should play at some point during the series against the Minnesota Twins. Gomez is hitting just .213 with two RBI in 25 games to begin the year. There remains a chance that Gomez could land on the disabled list.

Rangers | Josh Hamilton restarting rehab
Mon, 02 May 2016 16:46:26 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Josh Hamilton (knee) will sit out until at least Friday, May 6, before restarting his rehab assignment so that the 20-day "clock" can be reset. Hamilton felt weakness and pain in the back of his left knee over the weekend and received a cortisone shot. General manager Jon Daniels said the team has no expectations for Hamilton to return to full health.

Red Sox | Pablo Sandoval to have surgery
Mon, 02 May 2016 16:41:27 -0700

Boston Red Sox 3B Pablo Sandoval (shoulder) will undergo surgery on his left shoulder.

Angels | Daniel Nava back this weekend?
Mon, 02 May 2016 16:21:05 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Daniel Nava (knee) will begin his rehab assignment with Class A Inland Empire Monday, May 2, and he could be ready to come off the disabled list this weekend. He's expected to resume his role as the starting left fielder against right-handed pitchers. OF Rafael Ortega or 1B Ji-Man Choi are the options to be sent down when Nava returns. Choi, a Rule 5 pick, can't be optioned or the Angels will lose him.

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