Week That Was: Royal Pain

Week That Was: Royal Pain
Both defending league champs suffered big losses in the lineup. We cover those and much more in our weekly recap.
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Nathan Eovaldi was sharp in Sunday's win over the Rays, firing six innings of one-run ball.

Eovaldi scattered six hits, walked two and struck out seven on the afternoon. The only run to score against him came when Evan Longoria notched an RBI single in the third inning. The 26-year-old right-hander has allowed just two runs over his last 18 innings (three starts) and has pushed his ERA down to 3.71 in the process. He will look to continue this recent strong trend in a road start against the Orioles next time he toes the rubber.
May 29 - 3:57 PM

ESPN's Buster Olney reports that Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) felt sore after his last rehab start and is "backing off his planned assignments."

It's unclear how big of a setback it could be, but obviously it's not a good development. Ryu tossed four scoreless innings in his last rehab outing and had been scheduled to start on Monday. The Dodgers could have more on the left-hander's status later Sunday.
May 29 - 3:54 PM

Carlos Gomez (ribs) is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday, the first day he's eligible.

Gomez will play his fifth and likely final rehab game on Sunday. He's 5-for-17 with one homer in his first four contests as he works his way back from a bruised left rib cage. "I think he's feeling a lot better, which is the number one priority," Astros manager A.J. Hinch said of Gomez. "Getting production out of him is the second phase of this."
May 29 - 3:35 PM

Christian Bergman (oblique) threw on flat ground Sunday.

It's the first time he's thrown since being placed on the disabled list with an oblique strain. Bergman is likely still a couple weeks away from a return.
May 29 - 3:30 PM

Glen Perkins (shoulder) has resumed a throwing program.

Perkins had to be shut down for a week after feeling stiffness in his pitching shoulder. He will throw off a mound later this week, assuming all goes well. Perkins has been on the shelf since mid-April and obviously still has numerous hurdles to clear before rejoining the Twins' bullpen.
May 29 - 3:03 PM

Giancarlo Stanton (side) will take batting practice Sunday.

Stanton is out of the lineup again, but he could be back in there as soon as Monday if BP goes well. The outfielder hasn't played since Tuesday because of soreness in his right side.
May 29 - 2:33 PM

Jordan Zimmermann (groin) threw a bullpen session Sunday.

Zimmermann said he felt great during the session. He'll throw another bullpen session on Tuesday and if that goes well should be cleared to rejoin the Tigers' rotation later this week.
May 29 - 2:17 PM

Eric Surkamp will be recalled to start on Tuesday versus the Twins.

Surkamp has posted a 6.55 ERA over five starts for the A's this season, but the club is dealing with a multitude of injuries to the starters so they're forced to give the lefty another shot. Fantasy owners should steer clear.
May 29 - 2:15 PM
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