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Braves | Three sitting
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:33:58 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Justin Upton OF B.J. Upton and C Evan Gattis are out of the lineup Wednesday, April 23.

Phillies | Ben Revere with four knocks
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:19:40 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Ben Revere tied a career high with four hits Tuesday, April 22.

Dodgers | Adrian Gonzalez's streak ends
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:18:11 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers 1B Adrian Gonzalez's 16-game hitting streak ended Tuesday, April 22.

Rockies | Nolan Arenado extends to 13
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:00:28 -0700

Colorado Rockies 3B Nolan Arenado extended his hitting streak to 13 games Tuesday, April 22.

Mets | David Wright's streak ends
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:33:59 -0700

New York Mets 3B David Wright's hitting streak ended at 12 games Tuesday, April 22.

Cardinals | Yadier Molina extends to 13
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:33:45 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals C Yadier Molina extended his hitting streak to 13 games Tuesday, April 22.

Mets | Curtis Granderson in bad slump
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:23:25 -0700

New York Mets OF Curtis Granderson is hitless in his last 22 at-bats and has just four hits in his last 50 at-bats.

Marlins | Christian Yelich extends streak
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:15:44 -0700

Miami Marlins OF Christian Yelich extended his hitting streak to 16 games Tuesday, April 22.

Cardinals | Adam Wainwright OK
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:23:31 -0700

Updating a previous report, St. Louis Cardinals SP Adam Wainwright (knee) passed the strength tests and insisted he'll be fine for his next start. He wasn't favoring his knee after the game.

Dodgers | Dee Gordon cleared
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:19:01 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Dee Gordon (head) was cleared of a possible concussion after the game Tuesday, April 22. He hit his head on a player's knee after diving in head-first on a steal attempt.

Reds | Devin Mesoraco on tear since activation
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:13:34 -0700

Cincinnati Reds C Devin Mesoraco is now batting .541 with 12 RBIs while hitting safely in all 10 games since coming off the disabled list on April 8.

Padres | Shopping Nick Hundley
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:57:41 -0700

The San Diego Padres are entertaining trade offers for C Nick Hundley, who is in the final season of a three-year, $9 million contract.

Marlins | Arquimedes Caminero optioned
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:55:42 -0700

The Miami Marlins optioned RP Arquimedes Caminero to Triple-A New Orleans Tuesday, April 22.

Cardinals | Adam Wainwright injures knee
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:55:17 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SP Adam Wainwright (knee) suffered a hyperextended right knee in his start Tuesday, April 22, against the New York Mets.

Pirates | Neil Walker producing late heroics
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:03:45 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Neil Walker had a 10th-inning walk-off home run on opening day, and he had a tie-breaking single in the ninth inning Monday, April 21. He is the first Pirates player in the past 40 seasons to have two walk-off hits in one April.

Pirates | Francisco Liriano as chilly as weather
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:02:49 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano is 5-17 with a 5.84 ERA in the month of April during his career, and he attributes the cold weather to his traditionally slow starts. "Yeah, Aprils have been difficult for me," Liriano said Tuesday, April 22. "It's just the cold. My speed usually isn't there until it gets warmer and I feel looser. And I don't have a good feel for the ball on breaking balls."

There is something to that, as he has a 7-12 record with a 5.48 ERA in September when the weather turns cool, but a 57-36 mark from May 1 through August 31 in his career, with the highest ERA of any month at 4.04 during that span.

Pirates | Wandy Rodriguez's timetable uncertain
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:02:23 -0700

The length of absence for Pittsburgh Pirates SP Wandy Rodriguez (knee) is unknown. He had fluid drained from his knee Monday, April 21, and he also had an MRI, but the results were not made known. "You can get a knee drained and have to get it drained again in two months," manager Clint Hurdle said. "I know people who have had their knee drained a couple of times and had surgery in the winter. It depends on the guy. We'll just have to wait and see."

Pirates | No starter yet for Thursday
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:01:34 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle indicated Tuesday, April 22, that a decision has not yet been finalized on who be slotted for the start Thursday, April 24, in place of the injured SP Wandy Rodriguez (knee). SP Jeff Locke is not a candidate, as he pitched for Triple-A Indianapolis Monday, April 21. Ps Brandon Cumpton, Jeanmar Gomez and Stolmy Pimentel are believed to be the top candidates.

Cubs | Jose Veras works with bullpen coach
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:01:15 -0700

Chicago Cubs RP Jose Veras worked with bullpen coach Lester Strode Tuesday, April 22, as the team tries to get Veras back on track to return to the closer role. "He needs to pitch," manager Rick Renteria said of Veras. "He wants to get back out there on the hill and throw. We'll do everything we can to get him some work." One of Veras' problems may be that he isn't warming up properly.

Cubs | Jake Arrieta to make another rehab start
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:48:25 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Jake Arrieta (shoulder) will likely make one more minor league rehab start before he's activated from the disabled list. Arrieta threw 94 pitches in 5 2/3 innings with Single-A Daytona Monday, April 21. SP Carlos Villanueva will remain in the rotation, according to manager Rick Renteria.

Cardinals | Tyler Lyons to stay in rotation
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:39:41 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SP Tyler Lyons will remain in the starting rotation after giving up two runs in six innings against the New York Mets Monday, April 21. His next start will come against the Pittsburgh Pirates Saturday, April 26.

Dodgers | Andre Ethier sick
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:10:06 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Andre Ethier (flu) is dealing with the flu and is out of the lineup Tuesday, April 22. He was also unavailable Monday, April 21.

Giants | Brandon Belt could become No. 3 hitter
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:07:29 -0700

San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy said 1B Brandon Belt could become the team's permanent No. 3 hitter. OF Hunter Pence will remain in the No. 2 spot.

Cardinals | Straight platoon at 2B?
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:49:19 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 2B Kolten Wong has been struggling of late, and 2B Mark Ellis has capitalized with more playing time; he made his third start in four games Monday, April 21. Manager Mike Matheny said Ellis' start against a righty Monday was "a great example" of how the team intends to use him - as a right-handed complement to Wong. Wong's average is down from .280 to .237, and he has four strikeouts in eight games. He said he's been "out of synch and rushing" lately.

Diamondbacks | Mark Trumbo has sore foot
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:44:51 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks OF Mark Trumbo (foot) is out of the lineup with a sore left foot Tuesday, April 22, according to manager Kirk Gibson.

Padres | Casey Kelly throwing in games
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:42:33 -0700

San Diego Padres SP Casey Kelly (elbow) tossed three innings in extended spring training Tuesday, April 22, and he'll take part in one more game before the team decides to send him on a rehab assignment.

Cardinals | Jon Jay to see more time
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:41:41 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals OF Jon Jay has taken over the platoon situation in center field over OF Peter Bourjos, and manager Mike Matheny plans on riding Jay's hot stick. "We're getting the guys in there who are taking good at-bats. Jon Jay has been taking some good at-bats," Matheny said. "Allen Craig has turned the corner and right now looks good in that second hole. Peter Bourjos is going to get good opportunities against a left-hander tomorrow. But right now Jon is taking the kind of at-bats we've got to capitalize on. We've got to get something going. Any guy in that lineup has potential to get us going." Jay is batting sixth Tuesday, April 22.

Nationals | Drew Storen being rewarded for success
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:24:45 -0700

Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams is considering using RP Drew Storen in the eighth inning. Storen has retired 22 of 24 batters he's faced so far this year, with nine strikeouts and no walks. "I expect Drew to be ready to pitch at any point," Williams said. "He can pitch the seventh. He can pitch the eighth. He can close if need be. He's done it before and had success doing all three. Does it change roles? I think that's yet to be determined. We'll see how that all plays out. But he's capable, sure."

Nationals | Have trust in Aaron Barrett
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:24:23 -0700

Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams has trust in using RP Aaron Barrett in high-leverage situations late in ballgames. Barrett had retired 13 of the 16 batters he faced before being sent down April 12. Barrett could also see more late-game situations with RP Tyler Clippard struggling.

Mets | Juan Lagares running
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:19:52 -0700

New York Mets OF Juan Lagares (hamstring) has started to run. He's eligible to return to the disabled list April 30.

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