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Street collects 13th save, Padres top Rockies 05-17-2014
Huston Street P LAA
Houston Street grabbed his 13th save of 2014 in the Padres' 8-5 win over the Rockies on Saturday. Street struck out two of the three batters he faced in the bottom of the ninth inning and induced a shallow flyout from the other one. San Diego's closer has an exceptional 0.50 ERA on the season with 21 strikeouts and five walks in 18 innings. He's 13-for-13 in save chances.
Lyles rocked for six runs in loss to Padres 05-17-2014
Jordan Lyles P COL
Jordan Lyles was rocked for six earned runs in 3 1/3 innings Saturday as the Rockies fell to the Padres. Lyles was due for a clunker after opening the season 5-0, and the Padres handed it to him on Saturday night at Coors Field. Lyles surrendered five hits and walked six, watching his ERA jump from 2.66 to 3.50 and his WHIP go from 1.09 to 1.22. Expect the regression to continue.
Janssen earns save in Jays' win over Rangers 05-17-2014
Casey Janssen P TOR
Casey Janssen earned his third save of the year Saturday in the Blue Jays' 4-2 defeat of the Rangers. Janssen retired Alex Rios, Mitch Moreland, and Rougned Odor in order to lock down the win for Toronto. He has a 0.00 ERA and three saves in three opportunities since being activated from the disabled list last Sunday.
Bautista slugs 11th homer in Blue Jays' win 05-17-2014
Jose Bautista RF TOR
Jose Bautista notched his 11th home run of the season Saturday in the Blue Jays' win over the Rangers. It was a solo shot in the top of the first inning. Bautista also singled, drew two walks, and was hit by a pitch in the Toronto victory. He has a .997 OPS on the season, and is currently on pace for 41 homers and 110 RBI.
Ross pitches 4 1/3 innings in no-decision 05-17-2014
Robbie Ross Jr. P TEX
Robbie Ross tossed 4 1/3 innings of one-run ball in a no-decision Saturday against the Blue Jays. Ross walked four, elevating his pitch count early. He has a rough 4.78 ERA and 1.55 WHIP in 49 innings this season, and would be in danger of losing his rotation spot if the Rangers' pitching staff were in better health. The left-hander still could get the boot at some point.
Gio Gonzalez to have MRI on left arm Sunday 05-17-2014
Gio Gonzalez P WAS
Gio Gonzalez is scheduled to undergo a precautionary MRI on his left arm on Sunday.

Washington Post
Gonzalez was shelled for five earned runs in three innings Saturday in a loss to the Mets and seven runs in 4 1/3 innings last Sunday against the A's. "You know, it's one of those things, you just got to keep grinding through," Gonzalez said Saturday when asked about his health. "Just trying to find out what it is. Hopefully, something positive comes out of it. Other than that, just try to stay positive." He's had shoulder issues in the past.
Ogando diagnosed with bruised right hand 05-17-2014
Alexi Ogando P TEX
Alexi Ogando left an appearance Saturday against the Blue Jays with a bruised right hand.

Jeff Wilson on Twitter
Ogando was struck on the hand by a line drive. X-rays came up negative and he should be fine in a few days, though the Rangers could use this opportunity to send him to the 15-day disabled list for a lengthy rehab assignment. Ogando has a rough 7.64 ERA on the year.
Domonic Brown drives in five vs. Cincinnati 05-17-2014
Domonic Brown LF PHI
Domonic Brown homered and drove in five total runs to help the Phillies pound the Reds on Saturday. Brown hit a two-run shot as part of the Phillies' six-run fourth inning and then smacked a bases-clearing double with three ducks on the pond in the bottom of the seventh. He's been stuck in an extended early-season slump -- especially in the power department -- but the big 26-year-old outfielder is capable of going on a tear at any time. This could be the game that lights that stove.
Cole Hamels cruises as Phils rout the Reds 05-17-2014
Cole Hamels P PHI
Cole Hamels was dominant over seven innings as the Phillies defeated the Reds 12-1 on Saturday night. Hamels struck out 10 batters and allowed just one run over those seven frames -- a line almost identical to his outing last Sunday against the Mets. He had some struggles out of the gate this season after missing most of April but is back to ace-like form now in mid-May. The left-hander will face the Dodgers in a must-see matchup next week.
Bailey hammered as Reds fall to Phillies 05-17-2014
Homer Bailey P CIN
Homer Bailey was lit up for six earned runs in 3 2/3 innings Saturday as the Reds fell to the Phillies. The roller-coaster season continues for Bailey, who tossed 7 1/3 innings of one-run ball last Sunday against a dangerous Rockies team. He looked like a different pitcher on Saturday night in Philly, yielding seven hits and two walks as the home team won in a 12-1 rout. Bailey will bring a 3-3 record and 5.44 ERA into his next outing at home against the division-rival Cardinals.
Porcello dominates, leading Tigers past BOS 05-17-2014
Rick Porcello P DET
Rick Porcello fired eight innings of one-run ball Saturday in the Tigers' 6-1 win over the Red Sox. Porcello made an early exit from his previous outing due to tightness in his side. He had no such health issues on Saturday night at Fenway Park, looking fresh and effective as he fanned four batters and issued just one walk over his eight impressive frames. The 25-year-old right-hander is now 7-1 with a 2.91 ERA and 1.01 WHIP in eight starts this season. He'll get the Rangers at home in his next turn.
Miguel Cabrera homers in win over Red Sox 05-17-2014
Miguel Cabrera 1B DET
Miguel Cabrera finished 3-for-5 with a homer and two RBI as the Tigers beat the Red Sox on Saturday. Cabrera hit a solo shot off Red Sox starter John Lackey in the top of the third inning, an RBI single in the top of the fifth, and then doubled in the top of the ninth. He now has seven homers and 37 RBI in 38 games this year.
Lackey hammered as Red Sox fall to DET 05-17-2014
John Lackey P STL
John Lackey was hammered for six runs -- five earned -- over 5 1/3 innings Saturday in a loss to the Tigers. Detroit's offense got to Lackey for nine hits and two walks in the blowout. Lackey had been riding a streak of four straight starts with two or fewer runs allowed and watched his ERA balloon from 3.57 to 4.01. He will look to right the ship next time out against the Rays.
Duffy flirts with perfecto as Royals beat O's 05-17-2014
Danny Duffy P KC
Danny Duffy carried a perfect game into the seventh inning Saturday as the Royals beat the Orioles 1-0. Duffy's shot at history was snapped in the top of the seventh, when Adam Jones singled up the middle. The left-hander yielded just two hits in all and did not issue a walk, watching his ERA fall to 1.42 and his WHIP drop to 0.83. Duffy, 25, should now have a secure rotation spot. He will take on the Angels in Anaheim next week.
Norris goes seven-plus but O's fall to Royals 05-17-2014
Bud Norris P BAL
Bud Norris tossed 7 1/3 innings of one-run ball but the Orioles fell to the Royals on Saturday. Norris was excellent, but Royals starter Danny Duffy pitched even better and the Baltimore offense failed to provide even a single run of support. Norris is now 2-4 on the year despite a strong 3.58 ERA and 1.13 WHIP. He will face the Indians at Camden Yards next.
Dozier slugs 11th homer, Twins top Mariners 05-17-2014
Brian Dozier 2B MIN
Brian Dozier slugged a three-run homer in the Twins' 4-3 win over the Mariners on Saturday. Dozier's three-run shot in the bottom of the fifth inning put the Twins ahead for good. He now has 11 homers and 25 RBI on the year -- a 43-homer and 99-RBI pace. The 27-year-old second baseman has also tallied 12 steals. This is the latest Minnesota (21-20) has been above .500 since the 2010 season.
Kazmir ejected in second inning of start 05-17-2014
Scott Kazmir P OAK
Scott Kazmir was ejected in the second inning of his start Saturday night against the Indians for arguing balls and strikes. Kazmir threw a 3-2 pitch right down the middle to Indians first baseman Jesus Aguilar but it was called a ball by home plate umpire Jerry Layne. Kazmir made a comment and Layne tossed him immediately. The left-hander officially allowed one earned run in 1 1/3 innings.
Jose Abreu might rest left ankle on Sunday 05-17-2014
Jose Abreu 1B CWS
Jose Abreu might sit Sunday with a sore ankle.

Scott Merkin on Twitter
Abreu began experiencing left ankle discomfort over a week ago and was limping noticeably in Saturday's loss to the Astros. He should be fine after a day or two of rest. The Cuban slugger has 15 home runs and 42 RBI in 44 games this season for the White Sox.
Wieland (elbow) playing catch from 75 feet 05-17-2014
Joe Wieland P SD
Padres GM Josh Byrnes said Saturday that Joe Wieland (elbow) has begun playing catch from 75 feet.

Corey Brock on Twitter
Wieland was placed on the 60-day disabled list at the beginning of April after undergoing surgery on March 26 to repair an impingement and clear out loose bodies in his throwing elbow. The right-hander is aiming to return to live action before the All-Star break.
Alex Cobb (oblique) fans nine in rehab outing 05-17-2014
Alex Cobb P TB
Alex Cobb (oblique) tossed five scoreless innings in his rehab debut Saturday at High-A Charlotte.

Roger Mooney on Twitter
Cobb struck out nine batters and allowed just three hits, throwing 46 of his 64 pitches for strikes. He then made another 11 throws in the bullpen. Cobb is expected to rejoin the Rays' starting rotation on Thursday against the Athletics and can be activated right out of the gate in fantasy leagues. The right-hander had a 1.89 ERA over his first three starts this season.
Springer triples to help Astros beat ChiSox 05-17-2014
George Springer RF HOU
George Springer went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored in Saturday's 6-5 win over the White Sox. Springer flashed his wheels and opened the game's scoring on an RBI triple to Tal's Hill in the bottom of the first inning. He is having a great May after trudging through much of April and needs to be started in all mixed fantasy leagues going forward. The 24-year-old outfielder is a big time talent and clearly starting to get more comfortable at the major league level.
Blue Jays activate Navarro from bereavement 05-17-2014
Dioner Navarro C TOR
Blue Jays activated C Dioner Navarro off the bereavement list. Navarro was away from the club for three days because of a private family matter. He is catching and batting sixth in his return to Toronto's active roster Saturday.
Blue Jays option Neil Wagner to Triple-A 05-17-2014
Neil Wagner P TB
Blue Jays optioned RHP Neil Wagner to Triple-A Buffalo. Wagner has allowed nine earned runs in 10 innings of relief this season for Toronto. He was removed from the active roster Saturday to open a spot for Dioner Navarro, who was activated off the bereavement list.
Perez to undergo Tommy John surgery Mon. 05-17-2014
Martin Perez P TEX
Martin Perez is scheduled to undergo Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery on Monday.

Jeff Wilson on Twitter
Perez was diagnosed with a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow earlier this week and can now be ruled out through the first couple months of the 2015 season. He opened 2014 in a terrific groove but had allowed a total of 19 earned runs in his last three starts, signaling that something was seriously wrong. The 23-year-old southpaw owns a 4.13 career ERA (101 ERA+) in 213 2/3 major league innings.
Phelps throws five scoreless in win over PIT 05-17-2014
David Phelps P NYY
David Phelps tossed five scoreless innings in the Yankees' 7-1 win over the Pirates on Saturday. Phelps again struggled with his control, surrendering three walks, but he operated well in situations that required damage control and the Yankees' offense hammered Pirates starter Edinson Volquez. Phelps is now 1-0 with a 3.33 ERA and 1.48 WHIP in 27 innings. He will face the White Sox on the south side of Chicago next time out.
Volquez allows five runs in loss to Yankees 05-17-2014
Edinson Volquez P PIT
Edinson Volquez surrendered five earned runs in 6 1/3 innings Saturday in a loss to the Yankees. The Yankees tagged Volquez for four home runs. He has now allowed 20 earned runs over his last 21 2/3 innings, and is no longer a safe streamer in fantasy leagues.
Marte nets homer and steal in loss to NYY 05-17-2014
Starling Marte LF PIT
Starling Marte finished 3-for-3 with a homer and a stolen base in the Pirates' loss to the Yankees on Saturday. Marte's solo shot in the top of the sixth inning gave the Bucs their only run of the game. The productive afternoon improved his season batting line to .270/.339/.401, and he now has 12 stolen bases in 14 attempts. Buy low on Marte in fantasy leagues, if that's still possible.
Mejia earns first save as Mets beat Nationals 05-17-2014
Jenrry Mejia P NYM
Jenrry Mejia earned his first career save in the Mets' 5-2 win over the Nationals on Saturday. Mejia surrendered a leadoff single to Jayson Werth but worked around that threat, striking out Wilson Ramos, inducing a groundball from Ian Desmond, and then fanning Danny Espinosa to end the game. The Mets are operating with a committee at closer until a reliable go-to option emerges. Mejia could very well be the guy.
Lagares homers in Mets' win over Nationals 05-17-2014
Juan Lagares CF NYM
Juan Lagares hit a two-run homer as the Mets defeated the Nationals on Saturday in Washington. Lagares also made a fantastic homer-robbing catch off Jayson Werth. The athletic 25-year-old center fielder is now batting .304/.348/.471 with two home runs and 14 RBI in 29 games this season. He should be a regular member of the Mets' starting lineup going forward.
Colon goes eight strong as Mets beat Nats 05-17-2014
Bartolo Colon P NYM
Bartolo Colon bounced back Saturday against the Nationals, tossing eight innings of two-run ball. Colon was shelled for seven runs -- six earned -- over 5 2/3 innings Monday against the Yankees. He had a much easier time on Saturday versus Washington, allowing just five hits and one walk over his eight impressive frames. He'll carry a 3-5 record, 5.34 ERA, and 1.34 WHIP into his next scheduled outing at home against the Diamondbacks. That ERA should drop soon.
Gio Gonzalez lit up as Nats fall to Mets 05-17-2014
Gio Gonzalez P WAS
Gio Gonzalez surrendered five earned runs in three innings Saturday in a loss to the Mets. It was the second straight rough-up for Gonzalez, who has watched his ERA rise from 2.91 on May 4 to the 4.62 mark where it sits today. The Mets got to him for seven hits and two walks. Gio will try to get back on track in his next start against the Pirates at PNC Park. There's no reason to panic yet with the fantasy ace.
Hill scratched Saturday due to sore shoulder 05-17-2014
Aaron Hill 2B ARZ
Aaron Hill was scratched from the Diamondbacks' lineup on Saturday because of a sore shoulder.

Arizona Diamondbacks on Twitter
Cliff Pennington will start at second base against the visiting Dodgers. Hill is considered day-to-day. He had been getting hot at the plate after a slow start.
Donn Roach to start for Padres on Sunday 05-17-2014
Donn Roach P SD
Donn Roach will make a spot start for the Padres on Sunday afternoon against the Rockies.

Dennis Lin on Twitter
Roach has been pitching out of the San Diego bullpen all year and so he'll be limited to a pitch count of 60 in his first-ever major league start on Sunday in Colorado. The 24-year-old right-hander is not a good fantasy streamer against the Rockies. He is filling in for Andrew Cashner, who was placed on the disabled list Saturday with soreness in his throwing elbow.
Andrew Cashner to have MRI on elbow Sun. 05-17-2014
Andrew Cashner P SD
Andrew Cashner will have an MRI on his elbow Sunday.

Corey Brock on Twitter
Cashner was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with soreness in his right elbow. Padres GM Josh Byrnes told MLB.com's Corey Brock that the club is "hopeful it's nothing serious" given that the right-hander looked sharp in his last outing Tuesday against the Reds. Cashner, 27, has a 2.35 ERA and 47 strikeouts in 57 1/3 innings this season.
Buster Posey not in Giants' lineup Saturday 05-17-2014
Buster Posey C SF
Buster Posey is not in the Giants' lineup on Saturday.

Alex Pavlovic on Twitter
It's just a day of maintenance. Hector Sanchez is starting at first base against the visiting Marlins.
Castillo's two-run single leads Cubs to win 05-17-2014
Welington Castillo C CHC
Welington Castillo delivered a two-run single in the first inning on Saturday, pacing the Cubs offensive attack in a 3-0 victory over the Brewers. The Cubs struck for three runs in the first against Matt Garza, and that would wind up being the only scoring in the ballgame. It was Castillo's lone hit in three at-bats on the day, raising his line on the season to .240/.296/.400. He has also proven to be a fairly capable run producer in the early going with 17 RBI in his first 34 contests.
Hector Rondon notches his fourth save 05-17-2014
Hector Rondon P CHC
Hector Rondon notched his fourth save of the season on Saturday, working a perfect ninth inning to protect a three-run lead against the Brewers. It had been nearly two weeks since the Cubs generated a save chance for Rondon, but he didn't miss a beat, mowing through the heart of the Brewers order without any difficulty. The young right-hander now sports an excellent
Edwin Jackson strikes out 11 Brewers in win 05-17-2014
Edwin Jackson P CHC
Edwin Jackson absolutely dominated the Brewers on Saturday, striking out 11 over seven shutout innings to earn his third victory of the season. Jackson allowed just four hits and one walk in the impressive outing. Every once in awhile he puts it all together and has an outing like this, but is still far too inconsistent to trust in mixed leagues on a regular basis. He'll bring a 3.98 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 49/20 K/BB ratio into Friday's start against the Padres in San Diego.
Jonathan Lucroy has two hits in loss to Cubs 05-17-2014
Jonathan Lucroy C MLW
Jonathan Lucroy went 2-for-4 in a losing effort against the Cubs on Saturday afternoon. On a day where the Brewers were shut out by Edwin Jackson and company and managed just a total of four hits, Lucroy himself provided half of that mark. The All-Star backstop is now hitting .306/.375/.431 with two homers and 16 RBI on the season.
Mark Reynolds goes hitless in loss to Cubs 05-17-2014
Mark Reynolds 1B MLW
Mark Reynolds had a rough afternoon at the plate in Saturday's loss to the Cubs, going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts. The rough afternoon now puts Reynolds at .210/.284/.437 for the season with eight homers, 15 RBI and 48 strikeouts in 119 at-bats.
Matt Garza fans seven in loss to Cubs 05-17-2014
Matt Garza P MLW
Matt Garza pitched well in a losing effort against the Cubs on Saturday, allowing three runs on four hits over his seven innings of work. The veteran right-hander racked up seven strikeouts on the afternoon while walking just one. All of the damage against him came in the first inning, but he settled in nicely afterwards and cruised the rest of the day. Now 2-4 on the season, he'll look to improve upon a 4.83 ERA and 1.35 WHIP when he does battle against the Braves in Atlanta on Thursday.
Jay Bruce (knee) takes BP, shags fly balls 05-17-2014
Jay Bruce RF CIN
Jay Bruce (knee) took another round of batting practice Saturday afternoon in Philadelphia.

C. Trent Rosecrans on Twitter
"Hitting felt the most normal it has in a long time," Bruce told reporters after the workout. He was also able to shag fly balls in the outfield and remains on track to return from his partially-torn meniscus in early June.
Kolten Wong has two hits, runs in victory 05-17-2014
Kolten Wong 2B STL
Kolten Wong continued his hot-hitting in Saturday's 4-1 victory over the Braves, going 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored. Wong also swiped his fifth base of the season. He's now 4-for-8 since returning from Triple-A, and perhaps ready to show off his true talent level on a consistent basis. He should be owned in all mixed leagues at this point.
Rosenthal sets down Braves for 13th save 05-17-2014
Trevor Rosenthal P STL
Trevor Rosenthal set down the Braves in order on Saturday, preserving a three-run advantage to earn his 13th save of the season. He has now successfully converted 13 of his first 14 save chances on the season. While his 4.29 ERA and 1.29 WHIP are higher than fantasy owners would like, as long as he continues to get save chances by the bushel the ratios can be overlooked.
Bundy (elbow) ready for ext. spring game 05-17-2014
Dylan Bundy P BAL
Dylan Bundy (elbow) will throw an inning in an extended spring training game next week in Florida.

Dan Connolly on Twitter
It will be his first time facing hitters outside the Orioles organization since he underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last summer. Bundy should be a candidate for the O's rotation sometime in July.
Shelby Miller dominates Braves on Saturday 05-17-2014
Shelby Miller P STL
Shelby Miller dominated the Braves on Saturday to pick up his sixth victory of the season, allowing just one unearned run over seven strong innings. Miller racked up seven strikeouts on the afternoon while walking two. Miller now owns a 6-2 record, 2.79 ERA, troublesome 1.41 WHIP and 40/29 K/BB ratio. He'll head in search of his seventh victory when he does battle against the division-rival Reds in Cincinnati on Friday.
Andrelton Simmons has three hits in loss 05-17-2014
Andrelton Simmons SS ATL
Andrelton Simmons had a nice day at the dish in Saturday's loss to the Cardinals, going 3-for-3 with a double. The Braves entire offense managed just six hits on the day, with Simmons accounting for half of that total, and the only one of the extra-base variety. With the strong effort, he's now hitting .275/.297/.435 on the year.
B.J. Upton fans four times in loss to Cards 05-17-2014
B.J. Upton CF ATL
B.J. Upton had an especially rough day at the plate in Saturday's loss to the Cardinals, going 0-for-4 with four strikeouts. The dismal effort drops Upton's already disappointing season slash to .203/.272/.329 with 56 strikeouts in 141 at-bats. The Braves have already dropped him down in the lineup, but perhaps it's nearing the point where he should be sat down altogether.
Aaron Harang fans seven in loss to Cardinals 05-17-2014
Aaron Harang P ATL
Aaron Harang pitched well in a losing effort against the Cardinals on Saturday, racking up seven strikeouts while allowing three runs over seven innings. The veteran right-hander surrendered six hits on the afternoon without walking a batter. He continues to defy the skeptics, and logic, by maintaining a high level of performance for the Braves. Harang owns a 3.15 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 59/17 K/BB ratio through his first 54 1/3 frames. He'll look to get back in the win column when he takes on the Brewers at home on Thursday.
Giambi (calf) expected to return Tuesday 05-17-2014
Jason Giambi DH CLE
Jason Giambi (calf) is expected back Tuesday.

Jordan Bastian on Twitter
Indians manager Terry Francona said Saturday that the veteran slugger will not require a minor league rehab assignment, making the Tuesday return possible. Giambi has been on the disabled list since May 4 with a calf strain.
Fielder (herniated disc) out at least two gms 05-17-2014
Prince Fielder 1B TEX
Prince Fielder got an injection Saturday for a herniated disc in his neck and will miss at least two games.

Jeff Wilson on Twitter
The injury does not require surgery, and nor should it require a 15-day disabled list stint. Fielder, who has a weak .247 batting average and .720 OPS in his first season with the Rangers, told reporters Saturday that he's been dealing with neck pain since March. Mitch Moreland is playing first base and Shin-Shoo Choo is batting third on Saturday night against the Blue Jays.
Infante (elbow) yet to resume baseball drills 05-17-2014
Omar Infante 2B KC
Omar Infante (back) has yet to resume baseball activities.

Andy McCullough on Twitter
Infante is eligible to be activated from the disabled list May 22 (next Thursday), but he is obviously not going to be ready. He's battling lingering back stiffness.
Padres place Cashner (elbow) on 15-day DL 05-17-2014
Andrew Cashner P SD
Padres placed RHP Andrew Cashner on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow soreness. Cashner tossed seven innings of one-run ball against a good Reds lineup in his most recent outing. It's not yet clear when he began feeling the right elbow discomfort or how long he is going to be sidelined.
Paxton (lat) throws two-inning sim. game 05-17-2014
James Paxton P SEA
James Paxton (lat) threw two simulated innings on Saturday.

Greg Johns on Twitter
The workout went well, and he should be able to go three or four innings in another simulated game next week. Paxton is nearing a minor league rehab assignment and should be an option for the Mariners' rotation around early June. He's been out since April 9 with a lat strain.
Walker (shoulder) throws 55 pitches in 'pen 05-17-2014
Taijuan Walker P SEA
Taijuan Walker (shoulder) threw a 55-pitch bullpen session on Saturday afternoon without issue.

Greg Johns on Twitter
Walker is scheduled to take the next step in his rehab on Tuesday with a simulated game. The talented young right-hander has been on the disabled list all season with a shoulder injury. If he avoids further setbacks, he could join the Seattle rotation in early-to-mid June.
Red Sox recall Brock Holt from Triple-A 05-17-2014
Brock Holt 3B BOS
Red Sox recalled INF Brock Holt from Triple-A Pawtucket. Holt takes the place of Will Middlebrooks on the active roster, who was placed on the disabled list with a fractured finger on Saturday. Holt is in Boston with the team and will start at third base against the Tigers on Saturday.
Red Sox place Middlebrooks on disabled list 05-17-2014
Will Middlebrooks 3B BOS
Red Sox placed 3B Will Middlebrooks on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured finger. Middlebrooks was hit by a pitch during Sunday's game and had been trying to play through the pain. Brock Holt was recalled from Triple-A in a corresponding move and will help carry the load at third base in his absence.
Victorino returns to Red Sox lineup Saturday 05-17-2014
Shane Victorino RF BOS
Shane Victorino has returned to the Red Sox starting lineup on Saturday.

Alex Speier on Twitter
He'll take his customary place in right field and hit second for the Red Sox against Rick Porcello and the Tigers. Victorino injured his left knee when sliding into third base during Wednesday's game, but appears to have put the issue behind him.
Chris Owings not in D'Backs lineup Saturday 05-17-2014
Chris Owings SS ARZ
Chris Owings is not in the Diamondbacks starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Dodgers.

Arizona Diamondbacks on Twitter
It's simply a day of rest for the rookie shortstop who has been scuffling at the plate this week. Cliff Pennington will take his place and hit seventh for the Snakes against Clayton Kershaw.
Indians recalled T.J. House from Triple-A 05-17-2014
T.J. House P CLE
Indians recall LHP T.J. House from Triple-A Columbus. House provides a much-needed fresh arm to the Indians bullpen. The 24-year-old southpaw owns a 2.40 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 34/11 K/BB ratio over seven starts (41 1/3 innings) at Columbus. He'll be utilized in long relief.
Indians option C.C. Lee to Triple-A Columbus 05-17-2014
CC Lee P CLE
Indians optioned RHP C.C. Lee to Triple-A Columbus. The 27-year-old appeared in 13 games for the Tribe, posting a 4.76 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 11/3 K/BB ratio over 11 1/3 innings. He'll continue to serve as bullpen depth and should get another opportunity with the big league club at some point during the season.
Collins confirms Ruben Tejada still starter 05-17-2014
Ruben Tejada SS NYM
Mets manager Terry Collins confirmed Saturday that Ruben Tejada is still the team's starting shortstop.

ESPN New York
It had been expected that Wilmer Flores would get an opportunity to be the everyday shortstop once recalled from Triple-A, but that simply hasn't and won't be the case. Collins prefers Tejada's tremendous glovework and has been impressed by what he's done at the plate lately as well. It's a disappointing development for fantasy owners who were hoping to capitalize on Flores' offensive potential.
Ben Revere remains out of lineup on Saturday 05-17-2014
Ben Revere CF PHI
Ben Revere (illness) remains out of the Phillies starting lineup on Saturday.

Philadelphia Phillies on Twitter
Tony Gwynn Jr. will draw the start in center field and hit eighth for the Phillies in this one. Look for Revere to return to the lineup on Sunday.
Salvador Perez not in Royals lineup Saturday 05-17-2014
Salvador Perez C KC
Salvador Perez is not in the Royals starting lineup for Saturday's contest against the Orioles.

Kansas City Royals on Twitter
It's simply a day of rest for the Royals All-Star backstop. Brett Hayes will make a rare start behind the dish and hit ninth for the Royals on Saturday.
Athletics outright Daric Barton to Triple-A 05-17-2014
Daric Barton 1B OAK
Athletics sent 1B Daric Barton outright to Triple-A Sacramento. Barton was designated for assignment on Thursday and cleared waivers. He'll serve as organizational depth in the minor leagues, and should return to the A's at some point during the season.
Jacoby Ellsbury scratched due to illness 05-17-2014
Jacoby Ellsbury CF NYY
Jacoby Ellsbury was scratched from the Yankees starting lineup on Saturday due to illness.

Ken Rosenthal on Twitter
Zoilo Almonte will replace Ellsbury in the lineup. He should be fine to return to action for Sunday's doubleheader.
Stolmy Pimentel throws bullpen session 05-17-2014
Stolmy Pimentel P PIT
Stolmy Pimentel (shoulder) threw a successful 28-pitch bullpen session on Saturday.

Bill Brink on Twitter
He's expected to repeat the process on Monday, and if all goes well he will head to extended spring training to begin his rehab assignment. The Pirates will continue to bring him along cautiously.
Orioles outright Evan Meek to Triple-A 05-17-2014
Evan Meek P BAL
Orioles sent RHP Evan Meek outright to Triple-A Norfolk. Meek was designated for assignment on Friday and cleared waivers. He'll try to get himself back on track in the minor leagues before returning to help the O's bullpen later in the season.
Marlins outright Henry Rodriguez to Triple-A 05-17-2014
Henry Rodriguez P CWS
Marlins sent RHP Henry Rodriguez outright to Triple-A New Orleans. Rodriguez time with the Marlins lasted only a couple of days, surrendering a pair of runs and walking five while recording only four outs. He'll continue to serve as additional bullpen depth.
Mariners to skip Brandon Maurer's next start 05-17-2014
Brandon Maurer P SEA
Greg Johns of MLB.com reports that the Mariners plan to skip Brandon Maurer the next time through the rotation.

Greg Johns on Twitter
That would mean that Maurer's next start wouldn't come until Saturday where he'd do battle against the Astros at home. Chris Young is the clear loser in this situation from a fantasy perspective, as he'll now pitch against the Rangers in Texas on Wednesday instead of drawing the lowly Astros in Seattle.
LaRoche (quad) will try running on Saturday 05-17-2014
Adam LaRoche 1B WAS
After experiencing no soreness when testing his injured quad on Friday, Adam LaRoche will try running on Saturday.

Dan Kolko on Twitter
LaRoche feels good and remains optimistic that he'll return from the disabled list on the first day that he's eligible to do so, which is May 25.
Carlos Gomez scratched with back tightness 05-17-2014
Carlos Gomez CF MLW
Carlos Gomez was scratched from the Brewers starting lineup on Saturday due to lower back tightness.

Milwaukee Brewers on Twitter
Apparently things didn't feel good enough for Gomez in the morning workouts, so the team will play it safe and give him an additional day off. Logan Schafer will replace him in center field and hit seventh for the Brewers.
C.C. Sabathia will shed crutches on Monday 05-17-2014
CC Sabathia P NYY
Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Saturday that C.C. Sabathia will shed his crutches on Monday, though a timetable for his return remains unclear.

Dan Barbarisi on Twitter
Due to the unusual nature of his injury, the Yankees are playing things cautiously with their prized southpaw. Girardi indicated that he'd be surprised if Sabathia were activated when he's first eligible. Chase Whitley will remain in the Yankees rotation until Sabathia is able to return.
Michael Pineda will throw bullpen on Sunday 05-17-2014
Michael Pineda P NYY
Michael Pineda (shoulder) is scheduled to throw a 25-pitch bullpen session on Sunday.

Jeff Roberts on Twitter
Pineda has played catch several times this week without any issue, and it's an encouraging sign that he is returning to throwing bullpen sessions. He isn't expected to rejoin the Yankees rotation until some point in June.
Curtis Granderson not in Saturday's lineup 05-17-2014
Curtis Granderson RF NYM
Curtis Granderson is not in the Mets starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Nationals.

Adam Rubin on Twitter
It's a routine day of rest against opposing southpaw Gio Gonzalez. Juan Lagares will draw the start in center field for the Mets and will hit sixth in the lineup.
Phillies option Ethan Martin to Triple-A 05-17-2014
Ethan Martin P PHI
Phillies activated RHP Ethan Martin from the 15-day disabled list, and optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. The 24-year-old right-hander will continue to provide organizational depth for both the rotation and the bullpen. He posted a 6.08 ERA and 1.70 WHIP in 40 innings with the Phillies in 2013.
Jason Grilli throws successful simulated game 05-17-2014
Jason Grilli P LAA
Jason Grilli (oblique) threw a successful simulated game on Saturday in New York without any issues.

Bill Brink on Twitter
No word yet, but the next step for Grilli could be to begin a minor league rehab assignment. He will only need a couple of outings before he's able to return to the Pirates bullpen, a return which could happen by the end of next week if he continues to progress.
Ryan Sweeney (hamstring) suffers setback 05-17-2014
Ryan Sweeney CF CHC
Cubs manager Rick Renteria said Saturday that Ryan Sweeney has suffered a setback in his recovery from a strained right hamstring.

Carrie Muskat on Twitter
The initial timetable called for Sweeney to return in late-May, so though the severity of the setback isn't known, it's unlikely that he'll return until June. The Cubs will continue to play matchups and utilize the outfielders that they have to the best of their abilities.
Starling Marte returns to starting lineup 05-17-2014
Starling Marte LF PIT
Starling Marte has returned to the Pirates starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Yankees.

SportsRoadhouse on Twitter
Marte has been dealing with tightness in his back, which has limited him to pinch-hit duties the past few games. He'll hit fifth for the Bucs against opposing hurler David Phelps.
Astros option Paul Clemens back to Triple-A 05-17-2014
Paul Clemens P HOU
Astros optioned RHP Paul Clemens to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Clemens was sent out to make room on the active roster for Kyle Farnsworth who was inked to a free agent deal early Saturday. He has posted a 4.08 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 9/6 K/BB ratio over 17 2/3 innings with the Astros this season, and should be back with the big league club at some point later in the season.
Astros sign Kyle Farnsworth to bolster 'pen 05-17-2014
Kyle Farnsworth P HOU
Astros signed RHP Kyle Farnsworth. It didn't take long for the free agent hurler to find new work after being released by the Mets on Wednesday. With as bad as the Astros bullpen has been, Farnsworth should quickly work his way into a setup role.
Rangers outright Justin Germano to Triple-A 05-17-2014
Justin Germano P LAD
Rangers sent RHP Justin Germano outright to Triple-A Round Rock. The veteran right-hander now has 72 hours to accept the assignment or refuse and become a free agent. If he accepts, he'll continue to function as organizational bullpen depth for the Rangers.
Tigers release veteran southpaw Robertson 05-17-2014
Nate Robertson P SEA
Tigers released LHP David Robertson. The 36-year-old had been pitching at Triple-A Toledo where he compiled a 3.43 ERA, 1.57 WHIP and 12/13 K/BB ratio over 21 innings of work. He'll look for another organization willing to take a chance on him, but it could be the end of the line for Robertson.
Mark Trumbo progressing well in recovery 05-17-2014
Mark Trumbo LF ARZ
Mark Trumbo says that he is pain free and has reported "significant healing" in his injured left foot.

Arizona Republic
He remains a week away from doing any real activity, so he still could wind up sidelined longer than the initial six-week timetable estimated initially. Expect him to return to the lineup at some point in June.
Miguel A. Gonzalez throws five innings Friday 05-17-2014
Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez P PHI
Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez (shoulder) pitched in his first minor league rehab game on Friday.

CSN Philly
Gonzalez fired five innings at High-A Clearwater, allowing three runs on six hits and a pair of walks while fanning one. His fastball sat between 92-94 mph, which is a significant improvement over where he was in the spring. He's still several weeks away from being an option for the Phillies.
Rays place Desmond Jennings on bereavement 05-17-2014
Desmond Jennings CF TB
Rays placed OF Desmond Jennings on the bereavement list. The outfielder will be away from the team for Saturday and Sunday's games and return on Tuesday. Kevin Kiermaier was recalled to provide additional depth.
Rays recall Kevin Kiermaier from Triple-A 05-17-2014
Kevin Kiermaier RF TB
Rays recalled OF Kevin Kiermaier from Triple-A Durham. Kiermaier made his debut with the Rays earlier in the year, going 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts in limited action. He will function as depth in the outfield while Ben Zobrist is sidelined.
Hanigan departs due to leg cramps 05-17-2014
Ryan Hanigan C TB
Ryan Hanigan was forced to leave Friday's game against the Angels due to cramping in his right leg.

Marc Topkin on Twitter
The injury is believed to be minor and isn't expected to be an issue moving forward. Consider him day-to-day.
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Michael Saunders RF SEA
Michael Saunders returned to action on Friday May 16.
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Jorge De La Rosa P COL
Jorge De La Rosa returned to action on Friday May 16.
Chris Archer goes 5 2/3 scoreless in win 05-17-2014
Chris Archer P TB
Chris Archer blanked the Angels for 5 2/3 innings in the Rays' 3-0 victory on Friday. Four relievers combined to finish the shutout. Archer's relatively early exit was a result of him walking five batters, but he allowed just two hits, both of them singles. As long as his command remains inconsistent, his results will be inconsistent, too. Still, tonight's effort was a pretty good one against a top-five offense.
Grant Balfour pitches perfect ninth 05-17-2014
Grant Balfour P TB
Grant Balfour rebounded from Thursday's outing to pitch a scoreless ninth with a 3-0 lead Friday against the Angels. Balfour was upset about being pulled from a save chance on Friday, especially after Brad Boxberger gave up a walkoff homer, but he's still the closer and he was right back on the mound tonight for an easy 14-pitch inning. Fortunately, he was able to retire the 8-9-1 portion of the Angels lineup and leave Mike Trout waiting on deck in the end.
Jered Weaver goes seven strong in loss 05-17-2014
Jered Weaver P LAA
Jered Weaver pitched seven innings of two-run ball, allowing three hits, Friday against the Rays. Diminished stuff or no, Weaver has turned in six strong starts in a row. It's mostly a result of him allowing just two homers during the span, which seems pretty fluky. Enjoy it while it lasts, but don't expect a lot of mixed-league value the rest of the way.
Yunel Escobar goes 3-for-3, homers 05-17-2014
Yunel Escobar SS TB
Yunel Escobar went 3-for-3 with a homer and a walk against the Angels on Friday. Escobar had half of the Rays' six hits in the game and the only extra-base hit from either team in the 3-0 win. Since he's a zero in steals and he hasn't reached double figures in homers since 2011, his fantasy value is obviously quite limited. This year is looking a lot like his previous two, except for frighteningly low run (six) and RBI (nine) totals through 41 games.
Christian Yelich homers, scores four times 05-17-2014
Christian Yelich LF MIA
Christian Yelich went 2-for-4 with a homer, a steal and four runs scored to lead the Marlins to a 7-5 win over the Giants on Friday. Yelich scored the go-ahead run on Casey McGehee's single in the top of the ninth. The homer was his third in six games and fifth overall. He also has six steals, so a 20-20 season currently looks like a possibility, even if it's still something of a long shot. He shouldn't be regarded as a top-notch outfielder just yet, but he should only get better over the next couple of years.
Yusmiero Petit gives up five runs in start 05-17-2014
Yusmeiro Petit P SF
Yusmeiro Petit surrendered five runs -- four earned -- over five innings in his spot start Friday against the Marlins. Petit has been ineffective in two of his three starts for the Giants this year, but that's less of a concern now than Ryan Vogelsong has turned things around. Petit has done just fine in the pen, and he'll return there if Tim Hudson can make his next start.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia goes 4-for-5 05-17-2014
Jarrod Saltalamacchia C MIA
Snapping an 0-for-23 skid, Jarrod Saltalamacchia had a four-hit game Friday against the Giants. That's more hits he had in his previous 36 at-bats since May 3. Salty had a strong April, but he never figured to hit for average while playing half of his games in Marlins Stadium. Tonight bumped him back up to .273 from .242, but he won't stay there.
Zack Greinke goes eight scoreless for win 05-17-2014
Zack Greinke P LAD
Zack Greinke allowed five hits over eight innings and combined with Brian Wilson on a shutout of the Diamondbacks on Friday. Greinke struck out six and walked two, making this one of his worst starts of the season by K/BB. Which just goes to show how good he's been. He's 7-1 with a 2.11 ERA, and his one loss came after his start was cut short by a rain delay. The eight innings tonight were a new season high.
Wade Miley gives up four runs to Dodgers 05-17-2014
Wade Miley P ARZ
Wade Miley gave up four runs in six innings Friday in a home loss to the Dodgers. Including his start in Australia, Miley is now 1-4 with a 7.14 ERA in his home starts this year, compared to 2-0 with a 3.00 ERA in five starts on the road. It's partly a fluke, but it's also likely a function of pitching in a hitter friendly park. As disappointing as the Diamondbacks have been, he just doesn't seem like a very good play in mixed leagues right now.
Yasiel Puig homers, doubles in win 05-17-2014
Yasiel Puig RF LAD
Yasiel Puig went 3-for-5 with his eighth homer and his ninth double Friday against the Diamondbacks. Puig has hit in 15 straight, and he's appears to be an early favorite for player of the month honors while batting .421 with five homers and 18 RBI for the month of May.
Scott Van Slyke homers, doubles 05-17-2014
Scott Van Slyke LF LAD
Scott Van Slyke homered and doubled off Wade Miley in Friday's win over the Diamondbacks. Van Slyke is on pace for 12 homers and 12 doubles this year... off Wade Miley. Three of his four homers and three of his five doubles have come against the Arizona left-hander, who originally faced the Dodgers in the Australia series. Van Slyke only plays against lefties, but what a job he's done against them so far.
Dunn gives White Sox a win with 3-run blast 05-17-2014
Adam Dunn DH OAK
Adam Dunn went 2-for-4 with a walk, a double, and a three-run home run in Friday's 7-2 win over the Astros. Dunn hit a tape measure blast in the sixth inning to give his team a 3-2 lead. It's career home run number 446 for the veteran, leaving him three shy of tying Jeff Bagwell and Vladimir Guerrero for 36th all-time. As for the season, the home run is Dunn's sixth. While Dunn has slowed down a bit lately, he's still slashing .252/.391/.477.
Altuve brings average back over .300 vs. CHW 05-17-2014
Jose Altuve 2B HOU
Jose Altuve went 2-for-5 with a run scored in Friday's loss to the White Sox. Altuve extended his hitting streak to eight games and brought his average back over .300 with the effort. It's also his fifth multi-hit game out of his last six games. If the 24-year-old can hit with relative consistency throughout the season, he could be on his way to a career year. Altuve's 13 stolen bases are second in the American League only to Rajai Davis.
Castro's wheels keep spinning with 1-4 outing 05-17-2014
Jason Castro C HOU
Jason Castro went 1-for-4 in the Astros' loss to the White Sox on Friday. Castro has only one extra-base hit in 51 plate appearances in the month of May. He has hit safely in eight of 11 games in the month, but Castro has been spinning his tires. Castro's slash line is a meager .217/.311/.380, a far cry from what he accomplished last season.
Quintana solid, earns win against the Astros 05-17-2014
Jose Quintana P CWS
Jose Quintana allowed two runs over five innings, earning the win as the White Sox defeated the Astros on Friday. Quintana allowed seven hits, walked two, and struck out five. The left-hander needed 102 pitches to get through five innings. Had he gone another inning, he would have picked up his fifth consecutive quality start, but alas. Quintana has a 3.67 ERA and a 1.28 ERA. He could lower both as he has a decent match-up against the Royals on the road in his next start.
Drew Stubbs swipes two bases in victory 05-17-2014
Drew Stubbs CF COL
Drew Stubbs went 2-for-4 and swiped a pair of bases, leading the Rockies to a 3-1 victory over the Padres on Friday. Stubbs has begun to see increased playing time in the Rockies outfield, and is now hitting .305/.344/.488 with three homers, eight RBI and four stolen bases on the season. As long as he continues to see at-bats, especially at Coors Field, his power and speed combination make him a must own in all mixed leagues.
McHugh can't get through sixth, takes loss 05-17-2014
Collin McHugh P HOU
Collin McHugh allowed four runs in 5 1/3 innings and took the loss as the Astros fell to the White Sox on Friday. McHugh shut out the White Sox through five innings but ran into trouble in the sixth inning. The right-hander put two runners on with one out on a walk and a hit batter, then surrendered a three-run home run to Adam Dunn. He followed up with a double to Dayan Viciedo before being yanked. Overall, McHugh allowed three hits, walked four, and struck out seven. He'll take a 3.48 ERA into his next start on the road against the Angels.
LaTroy Hawkins picks up 10th save on Friday 05-17-2014
LaTroy Hawkins P COL
LaTroy Hawkins picked up his 10th save of the season on Friday, allowing a run on three hits in his inning of work against the Padres. It wasn't the smoothest of sailing, but as he has every time this season, Hawkins managed to get the job done. He has now converted each of his first 10 save chances on the season, though it comes with a 3.14 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 6/3 K/BB ratio in 14 1/3 innings.