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Nationals | Bryce Harper leads in walks
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:43:20 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper currently leads the majors in walks heading into the games Friday, April 24, with 15 of them. "I think it's more pitchers not giving me pitches to hit," Harper said. "I'm just trying to be as patient as I can and get my pitch to hit and not give in to what they're doing." Harper has been intentionally walked five times in 16 games. He has done a better job this year of laying off pitches off the plate, too. But he's also struck out 22 times, which is second in the National League.


Nationals | More on Ryan Zimmerman
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:29:02 -0700

Updating previous reports, Washington Nationals 1B Ryan Zimmerman (foot) is steal dealing with plantar fasciitis in his left foot despite starting Friday, April 24, and it's an ongoing problem for him. Zimmerman sleeps with a splint on his foot at night and keeps it in ice and has anti-inflammatory medication to keep the swelling down.


Giants | Hunter Pence hits in cage
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:14:33 -0700

San Francisco Giants OF Hunter Pence (arm) took soft toss in the cages Friday, April 24, and manager Bruce Bochy thinks Pence will be playing in minor league games by next Friday.


Reds | Devin Mesoraco to catch bullpens
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:01:02 -0700

Updating previous reports, Cincinnati Reds C Devin Mesoraco (hip) hasn't even tried to catch yet while dealing with a hip impingement, but he plans to do some bullpen sessions in the next couple of days. He hasn't played since April 12 when he received a cortisone shot.


Giants | Matt Cain to throw next week
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:41:48 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain (forearm) is scheduled to play catch next week, but he's weeks away from resuming throwing off a mound.


Pirates | Starling Marte returns to action
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:36:18 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Starling Marte (hand) is back in the starting lineup against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Josh Collmenter Friday, April 24. Marte is starting in left field and hitting fifth in the batting order.


Pirates | Andrew McCutchen back Friday
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:23:23 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen (knee) is back in the starting lineup against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Josh Collmenter Friday, April 24, and he's starting in center field and hitting in his customary No. 3 spot.


Padres | Cory Spangenberg starting again
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:11:57 -0700

San Diego Padres 2B Cory Spangenberg is starting at second base again and hitting second in the batting order against Los Angeles Dodgers SP Zack Greinke Friday, April 24. 2B Jedd Gyorko remains on the bench.


Mets | Matt Harvey good to go Saturday
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:08:21 -0700

New York Mets SP Matt Harvey (ankle) threw with his ankle taped Thursday, April 23, and is set to make his start against the New York Yankees Saturday, April 25. He originally hurt his left ankle banging into an outfield wall while shagging balls in spring training.


Nationals | Max Scherzer has swollen thumb
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:25:43 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer (thumb) has a swollen right thumb after injuring it hitting Thursday, April 23. He's scheduled to do his normal between-starts throwing session, but if he can't, they'll adjust the rotation.


Mets | Noah Syndergaard had food poisoning
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:15:03 -0700

New York Mets SP Noah Syndergaard (illness) suffered food poisoning and needed intravenous fluids and was scratched from his start with Triple-A Las Vegas Friday, April 24, according to general manager Sandy Alderson. Syndergaard has allowed five runs (four earned) and nine hits while walking six in 7 2/3 innings over two minor league starts so far.


Giants | Justin Maxwell remains in lineup
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:10:47 -0700

San Francisco Giants OF Justin Maxwell is starting in right field and hitting sixth in the batting order against Colorado Rockies SP Eddie Butler Friday, April 24.


Giants | Norichika Aoki resting Friday
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:02:42 -0700

San Francisco Giants OF Norichika Aoki is not in the starting lineup Friday, April 24. OF Gregor Blanco is starting in left field and hitting leadoff against Colorado Rockies SP Eddie Butler.


Brewers | Gerardo Parra hitting second Friday
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:57:05 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers OF Gerardo Parra is starting in center field and hitting second in the batting order against St. Louis Cardinals SP Carlos Martinez.


Reds | Devin Mesoraco available to pinch hit
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:53:26 -0700

Cincinnati Reds C Devin Mesoraco (hip) said he's unsure how he initially hurt his hip, and he said it started hurting 10 days ago. His hip doesn't bother him when he swings, but only when he squats behind the plate. Mesoraco continues to receive treatment and is available to pinch hit.


Reds | Zack Cozart fixed swing
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:47:45 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SS Zack Cozart said he watched countless hours of film on his swing in the offense, and he made some changes that appear to be paying off so far in 2015. "I looked for the problem, I found it and I fixed it," said Cozart. "It was all about getting my swing loaded before the pitch arrives." Cozart is hitting .328 and already has four home runs after hitting just .221 last year.


Mets | Bobby Parnell's rehab on hold
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:43:27 -0700

New York Mets RP Bobby Parnell's (elbow, forearm) rehab assignment has been put on hold for a week while he deals with forearm soreness, according to manager Terry Collins. Parnell was examined by Dr. David Altchek, but nothing alarming was found. His fastball velocity has been in the 89-92 mph range during his rehab outings as he recovers from Tommy John surgery.


Diamondbacks | Yasmany Tomas sees another start
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:41:18 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks 3B/OF Yasmany Tomas is starting at third base and hitting fifth in the batting order against Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole Friday, April 24. 2B Aaron Hill is sitting the bench tonight.


Diamondbacks | Ender Inciarte leading off Friday
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:39:35 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks OF Ender Inciarte is starting in left field and hitting leadoff against Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole Friday, April 24. OF David Peralta is the odd-man out in the outfield and is sitting the bench.


Rockies | Troy Tulowitzki being rested
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:32:18 -0700

Colorado Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki is not in the starting lineup Friday, April 24. 2B Daniel Descalso is starting at shortstop and hitting eighth in the batting order against San Francisco Giants SP Chris Heston.


Mets | John Mayberry to start Saturday
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:26:24 -0700

New York Mets OF John Mayberry Jr. will be starting in the outfield Saturday, April 25, according to manager Terry Collins.


Marlins | Ichiro Suzuki starting again
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:23:12 -0700

Miami Marlins OF Ichiro Suzuki is starting in left field and hitting seventh in the batting order against Washington Nationals SP Jordan Zimmermann Friday, April 24.


Nationals | Ryan Zimmerman remains in
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:20:09 -0700

Washington Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman (foot) remains in the starting lineup against Miami Marlins SP Mat Latos Friday, April 24. Zimmerman is starting at first base and hitting fifth in the batting order.


Mets | Kevin Plawecki starting vs. Yankees
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:52:13 -0700

New York Mets C Kevin Plawecki is starting behind the plate and batting eighth against the New York Yankees Friday, April 24.


Cubs | Dexter Fowler returns to the lineup
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:43:00 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Dexter Fowler (groin) is batting leadoff and playing center field against the Cincinnati Reds Friday, April 24.


Marlins | Jarrod Saltalamacchia to paternity list
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:04:00 -0700

Miami Marlins C Jarrod Saltalamacchia was placed on the paternity list Friday, April 24.


Marlins | Christian Yelich lands on DL
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:56:48 -0700

Miami Marlins OF Christian Yelich (back) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday, April 24, with a lower back strain. 1B Justin Bour was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans in a corresponding move.


Phillies | Ben Revere hitting leadoff
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:33:42 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Ben Revere is starting in left field and hitting leadoff against Atlanta Braves SP Alex Wood Friday, April 24. OF Odubel Herrera was dropped to the second spot in the batting order.


Reds | Devin Mesoraco remains out Friday
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:52:19 -0700

Cincinnati Reds C Devin Mesoraco (hip) remains out of the starting lineup Friday, April 24. C Brayan Pena continues to start behind the plate, and he's hitting seventh in the batting order against Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester.


Padres | Justin Upton should be fine in park
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 08:38:01 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Justin Upton hit 29 home runs in 2014, and all would have left the spacious confines of Petco Park, according to a study that was done. The Padres view him as a one-year rental, but that could change as the season progresses.

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