Alexei Ramirez is not in the White Sox starting lineup Monday versus the Orioles.
It's just a day of rest for Ramirez. Conor Gillaspie is starting at shortstop and Gordon Beckham is playing third base Monday against O's righty Ubaldo Jimenez.
Chris Young is expected to start for the Royals on Friday night against the Tigers.
But manager Ned Yost left open the possibility that he'll have to use Young out of the bullpen before that outing. Young wouldn't be a very good fantasy bet anyway versus Detroit. He's been working in relief all month.
Tigers prospect Buck Farmer moved to 3-0 Sunday with a win for Triple-A Toledo.
Farmer, Detroit's third-ranked prospect on MLB.com, allowed two hits over six shutout innings. The 24-year-old is now second in the International League with 28 strikeouts, though he's struggled a bit with walks (eight free passes in his last two starts). If you take away Farmer's previous outing (six earned runs in five innings against Louisville), Farmer has a 0.56 ERA this season. Farmer made his big league debut in 2014, giving up 12 runs in 9 1/3 innings for Detroit.
Jake McGee (elbow) is due to begin a rehab assignment Tuesday with High-A Charlotte.
McGee was originally slated to join Charlotte on Monday, but the Rays wanted to see a couple more bullpen sessions from the left-hander, who's coming off December elbow surgery. He's now trending toward an early-May debut, and the talented 28-year-old should move back into Tampa Bay's ninth-inning gig rather quickly. McGee posted a 1.89 ERA in 71 1/3 innings last season.
Devin Mesoraco (hip) is out of the Reds' starting lineup again on Monday.
Mesoraco drew a walk as a pinch-hitter on Sunday, but he still isn't able to catch due to a lingering left hip impingement. The 26-year-old slugger has logged just three at-bats since April 12, yet the Reds have refused to place him on the disabled list. Brayan Pena is starting behind the plate on Monday night against the Brewers.
Indians prospect Francisco Lindor finished Sunday's doubleheader with four hits for Triple-A Columbus.
Lindor has raised his average from .191 to .302 during his four-game hitting streak. The 21-year-old has always been a defensive wizard but it's taken a while for his bat to catch up. Lindor's long-awaited big league debut could be coming shortly, especially if he continues to feast on Triple-A pitching.
Delmon Young is batting third for the Orioles on Monday night versus the White Sox.
Young gets the boost after a massive weekend showing versus Boston. He went 3-for-6 with three runs scored and five RBI in Sunday's 18-7 rout of the Red Sox. Adam Jones will bat cleanup behind Young on Monday against Chicago right-hander Hector Noesi.
Josh Hamilton has been spotted at the Rangers' Globe Life Park.
Which presumably means the trade sending him from Anaheim to Texas has been completed and will be formally announced on Monday afternoon. The Angels are reportedly going to eat $68 million of the $80 million owed to Hamilton. His deal will also now reportedly carry an opt-out clause for after the 2016 season. Hamilton is due back from shoulder surgery in mid-May. It's a pretty great deal for Texas if the 33-year-old outfielder can stay on the straight and narrow.