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Matt Stites (elbow) nears rehab assignment 05-24-2015
Matt Stites P ARZ
Matt Stites (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment at High-A Visalia later this week.

Jack Magruder on Twitter
It will come after he makes one final appearance in extended spring training on Monday. Stites was diagnosed with a strained right flexor tendon in spring training, but he's made nice progress lately and it appears he could be back early next month.
Pedro Baez (pectoral) close to throwing 05-24-2015
Pedro Baez P LAD
Pedro Baez (pectoral) is pain-free and will begin a throwing program soon.

Eric Stephen on Twitter
Baez has been out for over a week with a right pectoral strain, but he's apparently over the ailment. It sounds like he could be ready for activation when eligible or shortly after.
Grandal (head) likely back when eligible 05-24-2015
Yasmani Grandal C LAD
Yasmani Grandal (concussion) is expected to be activated from the disabled list when first eligible next Saturday.

Eric Stephen on Twitter
Grandal was placed on the DL Saturday with a mild concussion, but the Dodgers anticipate him being ready to play in a few days. He could play 2-3 rehab games before being activated.
Hunter Strickland recalled from Triple-A 05-24-2015
Hunter Strickland P SF
Giants recalled RHP Hunter Strickland from Triple-A Sacramento. Strickland had technically been sent back down after Saturday's doubleheader, but he's now back to take Casey McGehee's spot on the roster. The hard thrower will serve a middle relief role.
Casey McGehee designated for assignment 05-24-2015
Casey McGehee 3B SF
Giants designated 3B Casey McGehee for assignment. The Giants traded for McGehee over the winter in hopes that he'd pick up some of the offensive slack following the loss to Pablo Sandoval. It would be an understatement to say it didn't work out, as he hit just .200/.254/.282 and is now off the roster. McGehee has already told the Giants that he will accept the assignment to Triple-A Sacramento. Matt Duffy will be San Francisco's regular third baseman.
Holliday (arm) scratched from Sunday's lineup 05-24-2015
Matt Holliday LF STL
Matt Holliday was scratched from Sunday's lineup with a left arm contusion.

St. Louis Cardinals on Twitter
Holliday was hit on the arm by a pitch during Saturday's game and evidently is still sore. Pete Kozma entered the lineup at shortstop in Holliday's place, with Jhonny Peralta sliding into the designated hitter spot and Mark Reynolds moving to left field.
Steven Souza exits game with wrist injury 05-24-2015
Steven Souza Jr. RF TB
Steven Souza left Sunday's game versus the Athletics with a left wrist injury.

Susan Slusser on Twitter
Souza initially hurt the wrist on a collision at home plate with Stephen Vogt, and he then aggravated it later on a swing. The A's should have more on his status later Sunday.
Marco Gonzales to be examined in St. Louis 05-24-2015
Marco Gonzales P STL
Marco Gonzales will travel to St. Louis to be examined after feeling renewed tightness around his left pectoral muscle while playing catch Saturday.
It was reported previously that Gonzales would be scratched from Monday's outing at Triple-A Memphis, and now we have a few more details. The Cardinals are expected to have more on the left-hander's status Wednesday.
Brandon Crawford sitting out Sunday 05-24-2015
Brandon Crawford SS SF
Brandon Crawford is not in the Giants' lineup Sunday.

Alex Pavlovic on Twitter
Crawford played all 18 innings of Saturday's doubleheader, so it's no surprise he's sitting this one out. Joaquin Arias is filling in at shortstop.
Red Sox get back Varvaro, place him on DL 05-24-2015
Anthony Varvaro P CHC
Red Sox placed RHP Anthony Varvaro on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 29, with a torn right flexor tendon. This is an interesting one. Varvaro was claimed off waivers by the Cubs early this month after the Red Sox designated him for assignment. Chicago eventually removed him from their 40-man roster, as well, but he's now back in Boston because it's been discovered he suffered the elbow injury while with the Red Sox. Varvaro isn't expected to return this season, but at least he'll draw a major league paycheck now.
Dodgers, A's talked Chavez trade over winter 05-24-2015
Jesse Chavez P OAK
Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports that the Dodgers and Athletics discussed a trade involving Jesse Chavez over the offseason.

Los Angeles Times
They could wind up revisiting the talks, as the A's have baseball's worst record and the Dodgers are in need of rotation help following season-ending injuries to Brandon McCarthy (elbow) and Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder). Chavez began the season in Oakland's bullpen but joined the rotation late last month and has posted a 2.89 ERA and 41/13 K/BB ratio over 43 2/3 innings. The Dodgers are also known to have engaged in trade discussions with the Phillies over the winter regarding Cole Hamels, so it's possible they'll try to reel in a bigger fish than Chavez.
Addison Russell sitting out on Sunday 05-24-2015
Addison Russell SS CHC
Addison Russell is not in the Cubs' lineup Sunday.

Mark Gonzales on Twitter
He's just receiving a day off. Jonathan Herrera is handling second base with Russell on the bench.
Gonzales (shoulder) won't make next start 05-24-2015
Marco Gonzales P STL
Marco Gonzales will not make his next scheduled start for Triple-A Memphis due to renewed discomfort in his pectoral/shoulder area.

KMOX Sports on Twitter
Gonzales whiffed seven over six innings of one-run ball in his last outing, but he's evidently felt more discomfort since then. It's not clear at this point how big of a setback it might be or if he might be set to undergo an MRI. Gonzales first began feeling soreness in mid-April.
Collin Cowgill (back) scratched from lineup 05-24-2015
Collin Cowgill LF LAA
Collin Cowgill was scratched from Sunday's lineup due to back tightness.

Mike DiGiovanna on Twitter
Cowgill has been battling the ailment for a few days. He's day-to-day. Matt Joyce has taken his spot in the lineup.
Jason Heyward (hip) sitting out again Sunday 05-24-2015
Jason Heyward RF STL
Jason Heyward (hip) remained out of the Cardinals' lineup Sunday.

FOX Sports Midwest on Twitter
He's now sat out two straight contests with tightness in his hip. Heyward is considered day-to-day. Randal Grichuk is getting another start in right field.
Carlos Ruiz sitting out on Sunday 05-24-2015
Carlos Ruiz C PHI
Carlos Ruiz is not in the Phillies' lineup Sunday.

MLB Lineups on Twitter
He's just getting a breather. Cameron Rupp is filling in with Ruiz on the bench.
Chase Utley absent from Sunday's lineup 05-24-2015
Chase Utley 2B PHI
Chase Utley is not in the Phillies' lineup Sunday.

MLB Lineups on Twitter
Cesar Hernandez is at second base with the opposition starting a lefty (Gio Gonzalez). Utley has hit just .146/.245/.293 versus southpaws this season.
Ryan Howard not in Sunday's lineup 05-24-2015
Ryan Howard 1B PHI
Ryan Howard is not in the Phillies' lineup Sunday.

MLB Lineups on Twitter
He's on the bench with the Nationals throwing southpaw Gio Gonzalez. Darin Ruf is at first base in Howard's place.
Avisail Garcia (knee) returns to lineup Sun. 05-24-2015
Avisail Garcia RF CWS
Avisail Garcia (knee) is back in the White Sox' lineup Sunday.

Bruce Levine on Twitter
Garcia hasn't played since Thursday due to inflammation in his right knee, but he apparently feels well enough to give it a go in this one. The 23-year-old is hitting a nifty .319/.359/.451 with four homers this season.
Izturis (groin) injures shoulder on rehab 05-24-2015
Maicer Izturis 2B TOR
Maicer Izturis (groin) suffered a right shoulder injury during his rehab assignment with High-A Dunedin on Saturday.

John Lott on Twitter
Izturis was playing in his fifth rehab game and felt a pop in the shoulder when he dove for a ball. He underwent an MRI, but the results are not yet available. Izturis has been limited to 11 games since the start of last season due to injury.
O'Flaherty (shoulder) nears rehab assignment 05-24-2015
Eric O'Flaherty P OAK
Eric O'Flaherty (shoulder) is nearing a rehab assignment.

Susan Slusser on Twitter
He'll throw another bullpen session on Monday and could be cleared for game action at that time. O'Flaherty has been on the shelf since early May with left shoulder inflammation.
Drew Pomeranz (shoulder) to play catch Monday 05-24-2015
Drew Pomeranz P OAK
Drew Pomeranz (shoulder) will play catch on Monday.

Susan Slusser on Twitter
It will be the first time he's thrown since he went on the disabled list with a sprained left AC joint. Pomeranz was given a cortisone injection late last week and could be looking at a relatively short stay on the disabled list.
Taylor Jordan recalled from Triple-A 05-24-2015
Taylor Jordan P WAS
Nationals recalled RHP Taylor Jordan from Triple-A Syracuse. Jordan holds a 2.14 ERA over seven starts at Syracuse this season. He'll give the bullpen length, which will be needed with Tanner Roark transitioning from the 'pen to the rotation.
A.J. Cole optioned to Triple-A 05-24-2015
A.J. Cole P WAS
Nationals optioned RHP A.J. Cole to Triple-A Syracuse. The Nats needed a fresh bullpen arm after Cole threw 4 1/3 relief innings Saturday. Taylor Jordan takes his spot on the roster.
Wesley Wright moved to 60-day DL 05-24-2015
Wesley Wright P BAL
Orioles transferred LHP Wesley Wright from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. The move clears space on the 40-man roster for Chaz Roe. Wright is throwing in extended spring training games as he works his way back from a shoulder injury but now won't be eligible to return until mid-June.
Chaz Roe called up from Triple-A 05-24-2015
Chaz Roe P BAL
Orioles purchased the contract of RHP Chaz Roe from Triple-A Norfolk. Roe has put up a 2.19 ERA with 22 strikeouts across 24 2/3 Triple-A frames this season. He'll be used in middle relief.
T.J. McFarland optioned to Triple-A 05-24-2015
T.J. McFarland P BAL
Orioles optioned LHP T.J. McFarland to Triple-A Norfolk. McFarland has allowed two runs over five relief innings with the O's this season. He'll return to Norfolk's rotation.
Caleb Joseph not in Sunday's lineup 05-24-2015
Caleb Joseph C BAL
Caleb Joseph is not in the Orioles' lineup Sunday.

Roch Kubatko on Twitter
He's just getting a breather. Ryan Lavarnway is behind the dish with Joseph out.
J.J. Hardy sitting out on Sunday 05-24-2015
J.J. Hardy SS BAL
J.J. Hardy is not in the Orioles' lineup Sunday.

Roch Kubatko on Twitter
It's just a day of rest. Everth Cabrera will handle shortstop with Hardy out.
Jean Segura (finger) could return on Friday 05-24-2015
Jean Segura SS MLW
Jean Segura (finger) could be activated from the disabled list as soon as Friday.

Tom Haudricourt on Twitter
Segura will undergo an X-ray on Monday to see if his fractured right pinkie finger is healed. If it is, a decision will be made on whether he needs a short rehab assignment. Friday is the first day he's eligible to return from the disabled list.
Lucroy (toe) could be activated next weekend 05-24-2015
Jonathan Lucroy C MLW
Jonathan Lucroy (toe) could be activated from the disabled list as soon as next weekend.

Tom Haudricourt on Twitter
Lucroy will have an X-ray Monday to see if his fractured left big toe is healed. If it is, he'll be cleared for a short rehab assignment and could be back in the Brewers' lineup next weekend when they take on the Diamondbacks. He's been on the shelf since mid-April.
Jeff Bianchi called up from Triple-A 05-24-2015
Jeff Bianchi SS BOS
Red Sox purchased the contract of INF Jeff Bianchi from Triple-A Pawtucket. Bianchi has hit .302/.373/.340 with Pawtucket this season. He'll provide infield depth.
Shane Victorino (calf) lands on disabled list 05-24-2015
Shane Victorino RF BOS
Red Sox placed OF Shane Victorino on the 15-day disabled list with a left calf strain. Victorino originally hurt the calf in the middle of last week and then aggravated the ailment on Saturday. He's played just 50 of a possible 204 games since the start of 2014 due to a variety of ailments. Rusney Castillo will be the Red Sox' everyday right fielder.
Kurt Suzuki getting a breather Sunday 05-24-2015
Kurt Suzuki C MIN
Kurt Suzuki is not in the Twins' lineup Sunday.

LaVelle E. Neal III on Twitter
He's simply getting some rest. Chris Herrmann is behind the dish Sunday in Suzuki's place.
Danny Santana sitting out on Sunday 05-24-2015
Danny Santana SS MIN
Danny Santana is not in the Twins' lineup Sunday.

LaVelle E. Neal III on Twitter
It's just a day of rest. Eduardo Escobar is at shortstop in Santana's place.
Buck Farmer to start for Tigers on Thursday 05-24-2015
Buck Farmer P DET
Buck Farmer will be recalled to start for the Tigers on Thursday in Anaheim.

Chris Iott on Twitter
Farmer is taking Kyle Lobstein's (shoulder) spot in the rotation. The 24-year-old was knocked around during his time with the big club last season but is off to a great start this year at Triple-A Toledo with a 2.98 ERA and 50 strikeouts over 51 1/3 innings. He could be worth a shot in AL-only leagues.
Tigers place Kyle Lobstein (shoulder) on DL 05-24-2015
Kyle Lobstein P DET
Tigers placed LHP Kyle Lobstein on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 19, with left shoulder inflammation. He's actually been dealing with the shoulder issue for a couple starts and it apparently hasn't been getting better. Lobstein will undergo an MRI to make sure he's not dealing with anything more than inflammation. Buck Farmer will take his spot in the Tigers' rotation.
Lagares (pectoral, elbow) scratched Sunday 05-24-2015
Juan Lagares CF NYM
Juan Lagares (pectoral, elbow) has been scratched from the Mets' lineup Sunday.

Anthony DiComo on Twitter
He's still dealing with elbow and pectoral soreness. It's not clear at this point whether the Mets might consider putting Lagares on the disabled list, but for now he should be considered day-to-day. Darrell Ceciliani took his spot in center field Sunday.
Jose Bautista (shoulder) gets cortisone shot 05-24-2015
Jose Bautista RF TOR
Jose Bautista is not in Sunday's lineup after being given a cortisone shot for his ailing right shoulder.

Shi Davidi on Twitter
Bautista has been dealing with the shoulder malady for over a month now and just can't get over the hump. It appears at this point that he'll continue to play through it, although he'll have to keep doing it in the designated hitter spot.
Cam Bedrosian recalled from Triple-A 05-24-2015
Cam Bedrosian P LAA
Angels recalled RHP Cam Bedrosian from Triple-A Salt Lake. He's taking Mike Morin's (oblique) spot in the bullpen. Bedrosian tossed three scoreless frames with the Halos earlier this season and has struck out 27 across 20 innings at Triple-A.
Mike Morin (oblique) placed on DL 05-24-2015
Mike Morin P LAA
Angels placed RHP Mike Morin on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain. Morin suffered the injury during Saturday's loss to the Red Sox. There's no timetable for his return, but it's an ailment that usually require more than a minimum stay on the DL.
J.T. Realmuto not in Sunday's lineup 05-24-2015
J.T. Realmuto C MIA
J.T. Realmuto is not in the Marlins' lineup Sunday.

Joe Frisaro on Twitter
He's simply receiving a day of rest. Jhonatan Solano is at catcher in Realmuto's place.
Michael Morse benched again on Sunday 05-24-2015
Michael Morse 1B MIA
Michael Morse remained out of the Marlins' lineup Sunday.

Joe Frisaro on Twitter
That's now four straight games in which he's been benched in favor of Justin Bour. At the very least, it's looking like the struggling Morse finds himself on the short side of a platoon with Bour at the moment.
Wilson Ramos absent from Sunday's lineup 05-24-2015
Wilson Ramos C WAS
Wilson Ramos is not in the Nationals' lineup Sunday.

Mark Zuckerman on Twitter
He's just getting a breather. Jose Lobaton is catching while Ramos rests.
Lagares still nursing pectoral, elbow issues 05-24-2015
Juan Lagares CF NYM
Juan Lagares is still dealing with soreness in his right pectoral and right elbow.

Mike Puma on Twitter
Lagares' elbow issue dates back to last season and his pectoral soreness caused him to miss three games earlier this month. He's in Sunday's lineup and will attempt to play through the discomfort.
Dilson Herrera (finger) progressing slowly 05-24-2015
Dilson Herrera 2B NYM
Dilson Herrera (finger) remains unable to grip a baseball or a bat.

Adam Rubin on Twitter
Herrera is able to field grounders, but his baseball activity remains limited just over a week after being diagnosed with a fractured right middle finger. It's not clear at this point how long he'll be sidelined.
Jose Altuve getting some rest Sunday 05-24-2015
Jose Altuve 2B HOU
Jose Altuve is not in the Astros' lineup Sunday.

Evan Drellich on Twitter
It's simply a day of rest. Marwin Gonzalez is handling second base while Altuve sits.
Jose Bautista sitting out on Sunday 05-24-2015
Jose Bautista RF TOR
Jose Bautista is not in the Blue Jays' lineup Sunday.

Shi Davidi on Twitter
It looks like just a routine day off. Edwin Encarnacion is in the designated hitter spot Sunday, with Justin Smoak handling first base and Ezequiel Carrera covering right field.
Ruben Tejada to get long look at 3B 05-24-2015
Ruben Tejada SS NYM
Mets manager Terry Collins said Sunday that Ruben Tejada will be given multiple starts at third base.

Adam Rubin on Twitter
Eric Campbell has really struggled at the hot corner, so the Mets will give Tejada a long look at the position. With David Wright (back) looking like he'll be sidelined for a while long, Tejada could settle into the position for a while if he plays well.
Lucas Duda (hamstring) not in Sunday's lineup 05-24-2015
Lucas Duda 1B NYM
Lucas Duda is not in the Mets' lineup Sunday due to a tight hamstring.

Adam Rubin on Twitter
Duda tweaked the hamstring on a play at second base Saturday. It doesn't sound like more than a day-to-day concern, but the Mets will be careful.
Gee (groin) to make another rehab start 05-24-2015
Dillon Gee P NYM
Dillon Gee (groin) will make one more rehab start.

Adam Rubin on Twitter
The Mets had been expected to add Gee to the mix this week as part of a six-man rotation, but they'll wait until the first week of June to make the move. Gee has put up a 3.86 ERA and 1.35 WHIP over five starts this season.
Pedro Alvarez not in Sunday's lineup 05-24-2015
Pedro Alvarez 1B PIT
Pedro Alvarez is absent from the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

Stephen J. Nesbitt on Twitter
He's on the bench in favor of Sean Rodriguez versus lefty Jon Niese. Alvarez has just one hit in 17 at-bats against left-handers this season.
Gregory Polanco sitting out on Sunday 05-24-2015
Gregory Polanco RF PIT
Gregory Polanco is not in the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

Stephen J. Nesbitt on Twitter
He's sitting in favor of Jose Tabata with a lefty (Jon Niese) on the mound. Polanco is batting just .143/.182/.143 versus southpaws this season.
Neil Walker sitting out on Sunday 05-24-2015
Neil Walker 2B PIT
Neil Walker is not in the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

Stephen J. Nesbitt on Twitter
He's just getting a breather. Josh Harrison is at second base Sunday, with Jung Ho Kang covering third.
Johnny Giavotella sitting out on Sunday 05-24-2015
Johnny Giavotella 2B LAA
Johnny Giavotella is not in the Angels' lineup Sunday.

Adam Chodzko on Twitter
Giavotella is in the midst of a 3-for-31 slump at the plate. Taylor Featherston is handling second base.
Mike Zunino not in Sunday's lineup 05-24-2015
Mike Zunino C SEA
Mike Zunino is not in the Mariners' lineup Sunday.

Ryan Divish on Twitter
He's just getting some rest. Welington Castillo is behind the dish Sunday in Zunino's place.
Jose Iglesias (knee) has X-rays, MRI 05-24-2015
Jose Iglesias SS DET
Jose Iglesias underwent X-rays and an MRI, which confirmed that he is merely dealing with a left knee contusion.

Jason Beck on Twitter
Iglesias injured the knee when he collided with the Astros' Chris Carter on Saturday. He's not in Sunday's lineup but isn't expected to miss much time.
Aramis Ramirez sitting out on Sunday 05-24-2015
Aramis Ramirez 3B MLW
Aramis Ramirez is not in the Brewers' lineup Sunday.

MLB Lineups on Twitter
It's a routine day of rest. Elian Herrera will handle third base with Ramirez getting a breather.
Blake Swihart absent from Sunday's lineup 05-24-2015
Blake Swihart C BOS
Blake Swihart is not in the Red Sox' lineup Sunday.

Pete Abraham on Twitter
It's just a day of rest for the backstop. Sandy Leon is catching in Swihart's place.
Pablo Sandoval (knee) out again on Sunday 05-24-2015
Pablo Sandoval 3B BOS
Pablo Sandoval (knee) remained out of the Red Sox' lineup Sunday.

Pete Abraham on Twitter
Sandoval has been limited to just one pinch-hitting appearance since being hit on the left knee by a pitch Tuesday. He'll be available off the bench again Sunday but obviously isn't feeling well enough to return to the lineup just yet. Brock Holt is handling third base again Sunday.
James McCann sitting out on Sunday 05-24-2015
James McCann C DET
James McCann is not in the Tigers' lineup Sunday.

MLB Lineups on Twitter
It's simply a day off. Bryan Holaday is behind the dish Sunday in McCann's place.
Ryan Braun getting a breather Sunday 05-24-2015
Ryan Braun RF MLW
Ryan Braun is not in the Brewers' lineup Sunday.

MLB Lineups on Twitter
It looks like a routine day of rest for the red-hot slugger. Gerardo Parra is in right field Sunday in Braun's place.
Brett Oberholtzer (blister) to throw live BP 05-24-2015
Brett Oberholtzer P HOU
Brett Oberholtzer (blister) is expected to throw a live batting practice session on Sunday.

Houston Chronicle
That he hasn't started his rehab assignment yet means he won't be activated on May 29 when first eligible. Lance McCullers has pitched well, so Oberholtzer might be bound for the bullpen or possibly Triple-A Fresno,
Fields (knee) expected to be available Sunday 05-24-2015
Josh Fields P HOU
Josh Fields (knee) could be available to pitch as soon as Sunday.

Houston Chronicle
Fields suffered a bone contusion on the outside of his right knee when he was hit by a comebacker Thursday. He threw a bullpen session Saturday and is expected to be fine.
Zack Cozart getting a breather Sunday 05-24-2015
Zack Cozart SS CIN
Zack Cozart is not in the Reds' lineup Sunday.
Cozart has predictably cooled off after a hot start, batting just .118/.200/.235 over his last 10 games. Kristopher Negron is at shortstop Sunday.
Billy Hamilton (shoulder, wrist) sitting out 05-24-2015
Billy Hamilton CF CIN
Billy Hamilton (shoulder, wrist) is not in the Reds' lineup Sunday.
Hamilton banged his shoulder and wrist on a slide into second base Saturday. He stayed in that game and is expected to be fine, but the Reds felt it would be best to give him some rest Sunday. Brennan Boesch is handling center field.
Andrew Lambo (foot) not progressing 05-24-2015
Andrew Lambo RF PIT
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Saturday that Andrew Lambo (foot) is "still not showing the signs of improvement and progress to get him into any type of game."

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Lambo has been sidelined for the last three weeks with plantar fasciitis in his left foot. It's an ailment that can linger and it doesn't sound like the Pirates are expecting him back anytime soon.
Brett Lawrie expected to sit again Sunday 05-24-2015
Brett Lawrie 3B OAK
Athletics manager Bob Melvin said that Brett Lawrie is "a little banged up" and he plans to rest the third baseman for a second straight day Sunday.

San Francisco Chronicle
The skipper wouldn't reveal exactly what Lawrie is dealing with, but whatever it is appears to be minor. He should be back in there on Monday.
Jose Iglesias (knee) not in Sunday's lineup 05-24-2015
Jose Iglesias SS DET
Jose Iglesias (knee) is not in the Tigers' lineup Sunday.

Chris Iott on Twitter
Iglesias banged knees with the Astros' Chris Carter on Saturday, forcing him from the game. He only has a bruise but is likely still pretty sore. Andrew Romine is at shortstop in his place.
Mesoraco to make decision on hip surgery soon 05-24-2015
Devin Mesoraco C CIN
Devin Mesoraco is expected to decide whether to undergo season-ending surgery on his left hip when the Reds return home from their road trip Monday.

Cincinnati Enquirer
Mesoraco experienced continued pain while attempting to squat on Friday and hasn't even been available to serve as a designated hitter the last two days. Being able to catch again this season looks like a long shot, so he could decide soon to go ahead and have the procedure. "I'm sure we'll have some type of meeting," he said. "I don't know what we're going to do. I don't expect to be catching in the near future. We'll talk when we get back to Cincinnati."
Norris (illness) to make another rehab start 05-24-2015
Bud Norris P BAL
Bud Norris (illness) will make another rehab start with Double-A Bowie on Wednesday.

Baltimore Sun
He had been scheduled for just one rehab outing, but plans changed after Norris was drilled for nine runs on 12 hits over 2 2/3 innings for Triple-A Norfolk on Friday. As well as Mike Wright has pitched, Norris might not have a rotation spot waiting for him when he returns.
David Hale optioned to Triple-A 05-24-2015
David Hale P COL
Rockies optioned RHP David Hale to Triple-A Albuquerque. Hale pitched well in a spot start Saturday, allowing two earned runs over 6 2/3 innings. That could earn him another shot when the Rockies need another starter.
Preston Guilmet recalled from Triple-A 05-24-2015
Preston Guilmet P TB
Rays recalled RHP Preston Guilmet from Triple-A Durham. Guilmet was claimed off waivers earlier this month. The 27-year-old has posted a 2.04 ERA across 17 2/3 innings in Triple-A this season.
Yan Gomes (knee) activated from disabled list 05-24-2015
Yan Gomes C CLE
Indians activated C Yan Gomes from the 15-day disabled list. Gomes wound up missing six weeks out of a projected 6-8 week timetable after he went down with a right MCL sprain. The Indians will not let him catch back-to-back games initially, so Roberto Perez will still see a decent amount of time behind the plate over the next couple weeks.
John Axford collects sixth save of the season 05-24-2015
John Axford P COL
John Axford collected his sixth save of the year Saturday as the Rockies beat the Giants 5-3 in the second half of a doubleheader at Coors Field. Axford gave up a leadoff single to Gregor Blanco, but that's all the damage the Giants could muster down two in the ninth. Axford has been pretty steady all season and is now running away with the Rockies' ninth-inning gig. He's obviously a must-own in all standard fantasy leagues, even as the closer on a bad Colorado team.
Petit allows four runs over six innings 05-24-2015
Yusmeiro Petit P SF
Yusmeiro Petit allowed four earned runs over six innings Saturday as the Giants dropped the second half of a doubleheader against the Rockies. Petit hadn't gone more than three innings in any appearance this season as the Giants' most-trusted long reliever, so that he was able to make it through six (on just 81 pitches) was a big help to the Giants' pitching staff as a whole. But the Colorado offense got to him for two runs in the fourth and two more in the sixth to split the doubleheader. Petit will head back to the bullpen now.
Rizzo drives in six as Cubs top Diamondbacks 05-24-2015
Anthony Rizzo 1B CHC
Anthony Rizzo finished 2-for-5 with a home run and six RBI in the Cubs' 9-6 defeat of the Diamondbacks on Saturday night in Arizona. Rizzo slugged a go-ahead three-run bases-clearing double in the top of the fifth inning off Diamondbacks starter Rubby De La Rosa and then gave the Cubs the lead for good with a three-run homer off Enrique Burgos in the top of the ninth. The six RBI tied his career-high. Rizzo is batting .322/.444/.586 with nine home runs, 29 RBI, and 27 runs scored in 42 games this season. He also has nine stolen bases as a cherry on top for fantasy owners.
Rubby De La Rosa allows four runs to Cubs 05-24-2015
Rubby De La Rosa P ARZ
Rubby De La Rosa allowed four earned runs over six innings Saturday in the Diamondbacks' loss to the Cubs. De La Rosa appeared headed for another good outing before the top of the fifth inning, when he hit Kris Bryant with the bases loaded and then Anthony Rizzo followed with a bases-clearing three-run double. De La Rosa yielded just four hits in all and struck out eight. The 26-year-old right-hander has emerged as a solid mixed-league starter and has a favorable matchup next week in Milwaukee.
Bolsinger holds Padres to one hit over eight 05-24-2015
Mike Bolsinger P LAD
Mike Bolsinger delivered eight shutout innings Saturday in the Dodgers' 2-0 win over the Padres. Bolsinger was absolutely terrific, yielding only one hit while striking out eight against a plenty-good Padres lineup. He did not walk a batter. The 27-year-old has posted tremendous numbers this season between Triple-A Oklahoma City and Los Angeles, and he's worth a shot in mixed fantasy leagues while the fire is lit. Some regression is probably coming. A road date with the Cardinals is next.
Kennedy allows two runs in loss to Dodgers 05-24-2015
Ian Kennedy P SD
Ian Kennedy allowed two earned runs over six innings Saturday in a loss to the Dodgers. Joc Pederson slugged a solo shot off Kennedy in the bottom of the first and then Justin Turner smacked an RBI double in the bottom of the sixth. Kennedy was otherwise sharp, yielding only six total hits and zero walks while striking out six Los Angeles hitters. The 30-year-old will carry a 2-4 record, 6.11 ERA, and 1.39 WHIP into his next start at home against the Pirates. He's been very inconsistent this season, but better results should be coming.
Pederson slugs 12th homer, Dodgers top Pads 05-24-2015
Joc Pederson CF LAD
Joc Pederson slugged his 12th home run of the season Saturday in the Dodgers' defeat of the Padres. It was a first-inning solo shot off Padres starter Ian Kennedy. Pederson, 23, boasts a .943 OPS through 42 games this season and he's on pace for 46 homers and 100 runs scored. Just give him the NL Rookie of the Year Award.