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Orioles | Two sitting
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:10:18 -0700

Baltimore Orioles SS J.J. Hardy (hamstring) and C Matt Wieters are out of the lineup Monday, April 21.

Athletics | Jesse Chavez makes history
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:37:41 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Jesse Chavez became the first pitcher in franchise history to be on the opening-day roster and allow one earned run or less in six innings during each of his first four starts. He picked up his first win of the season over the Houston Astros Sunday, April 20.

Rangers | Kevin Kouzmanoff's streak ends
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:29:36 -0700

Texas Rangers 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff snapped his hitting streak at 10 games Sunday, April 20.

White Sox | Marcus Semien with career game
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:29:21 -0700

Chicago White Sox 2B Marcus Semien had career highs with four hits and four RBIs Sunday, April 20.

Rays | Ryan Hanigan makes history
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:53:10 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays C Ryan Hanigan hit two home runs and drove in six runs Saturday, April 19 against the New York Yankees. Hanigan is the 12th player in the past 100 years to hit two homers and drive in six runs while batting ninth.

Yankees | Vidal Nuno holds Rays scoreless
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:31:36 -0700

New York Yankees SP Vidal Nuno held the Tampa Bay Rays to five scoreless innings Sunday, April 20, but he did not get the decision as the game went 12 innings before the Yankees won 5-1. No indication was given whether Nuno would get a shot at replacing SP Ivan Nova (elbow) in the rotation.

Twins | Fine with Joe Mauer bunting against shift
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:10 -0700

Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said he would have no problem with 1B Joe Mauer bunting when the opponents are using a shift against him. "I don't mind it a bit," Gardenhire said. "Joe's an on-base guy and a line-drive hitter. That's another weapon he can use."

Twins | Could use platoon at CF
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:59:21 -0700

Minnesota Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said he has talked with manager Ron Gardenhire about the possibility of using a platoon of OFs Aaron Hicks and Sam Fuld in center field.

Royals | Billy Butler could go back to cleanup spot
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:58:34 -0700

Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost said the team could consider moving DH Billy Butler back to the cleanup spot after he went 6-for-14 in four games while hitting sixth in the lineup.

Tigers | Two OFs options to be called up
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:48:20 -0700

The Detroit Tigers could consider recalling OF Ezequiel Carrera or OF J.D. Martinez from Triple-A Toledo in order to add another bench player.

Tigers | Expected to have platoon at SS
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:47:49 -0700

The Detroit Tigers are expected to use INF Danny Worth and SS Andrew Romine as a platoon at shortstop moving forward. Manager Brad Ausmus said the team will not use a strict lefty-righty platoon at the position.

White Sox | Jeff Keppinger leaves rehab game
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:18:03 -0700

Chicago White Sox 2B Jeff Keppinger (shoulder) left a recent extended spring training game because his shoulder did not feel right when he threw a ball from third base.

White Sox | Gordon Beckham could return next week
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:03:33 -0700

Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura said 2B Gordon Beckham (oblique) could return to the team for their series against the Tampa Bay Rays next weekend.

Yankees | David Robertson will return as closer
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 18:57:00 -0700

New York Yankees RP David Robertson (groin) will regain his closer role when he comes off the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, April 22.

Yankees | Could have platoon at 3B
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 18:45:48 -0700

New York Yankees 2B Yangervis Solarte and 3B Kelly Johnson could be part of a platoon at third base. Solarte could also see time at second base.

Orioles | J.J. Hardy leaves game
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 18:42:25 -0700

Baltimore Orioles SS J.J. Hardy (hamstring) left the game early Sunday, April 20, because of a right hamstring strain. Hardy is considered day-to-day at this point.

Athletics | Yoenis Cespedes leaves game
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 18:40:40 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes (heel) left the game early Sunday, April 20, because of a bruised right heel.

Twins | Eduardo Nunez nicked up
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:32:49 -0700

Minnesota Twins SS Eduardo Nunez (oblique) has a minor oblique strain, but he's expected to be called up soon.

Red Sox | Shane Victorino could return Wednesday
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:22:52 -0700

Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (hamstring) could come off the disabled list after his rehab game Tuesday, April 22.

Red Sox | Will Middlebrooks on the mend
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:21:47 -0700

Boston Red Sox 3B Will Middlebrooks (calf) will begin a rehab assignment Monday, April 21.

Rays | C.J. Riefenhauser sent down
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:21:29 -0700

The Tampa Bay Rays optioned P C.J. Riefenhauser to Triple-A Durham to make room for RP Juan Oviedo (elbow) who is coming off the disabled list.

Indians | John Axford keeps it interesting
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:22:31 -0700

Cleveland Indians CL John Axford allowed two hits and a walk Sunday, April 20, but recorded his sixth save.

Yankees | Two pitchers called up
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:44:21 -0700

The New York Yankees have called up Ps Preston Claiborne and Bryan Mitchell. In corresponding moves, INF Scott Sizemore was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and RP Matt Daley was designated for assignment.

Twins | Sam Fuld claimed off waivers
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:23:22 -0700

The Minnesota Twins have claimed OF Sam Fuld off waivers from the Oakland Athletics. In a corresponding move, OF Darin Mastroianni has been designated for assignment.

Royals | Jarrod Dyson expected to return Monday
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:08:16 -0700

Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost said he believes OF Jarrod Dyson will be activated from the bereavement list Monday, April 21.

Red Sox | Shane Victorino hitless in first rehab game
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:57:52 -0700

Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (hamstring) went hitless in three at-bats in a rehab game with Triple-A Pawtucket Saturday, April 19.

Indians | Yan Gomes struggling defensively
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:44:27 -0700

Entering play Sunday, April 20, Cleveland Indians C Yan Gomes had committed five errors and allowed three passed balls through his first 16 games.

Rangers | Matt Harrison close to returning
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:39:18 -0700

Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said SP Matt Harrison (back) is expected to make his next start at the major league level, during an interview on MLB Network Radio Sunday, April 20. Three scouts reportedly told Daniels that Harrison's stuff is back to normal, although no date has been finalized for his return.

Tigers | Alex Gonzalez released
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:22:58 -0700

The Detroit Tigers have released SS Alex Gonzalez. "We need to have a little more range defensively at shortstop," general manager Dave Dombrowski said. "We just didn't see it there and didn't see it getting better so we figured it was time to make the move." In a corresponding move, INF Danny Worth had his contract purchased from Triple-A Toledo.

Rays | Jeremy Hellickson feels good
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:19:43 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP Jeremy Hellickson (elbow) said he felt good playing catch today after taking a week off. Hellickson said the soreness came from throwing curve balls.

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