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Orioles released OF Michael Bourn.

Bourn exercised his opt-out Tuesday after the O's couldn't find a spot for him on the major league roster. The veteran outfielder was batting .220/.373/.317 in 51 plate appearances this season with Triple-A Norfolk. Again a free agent, he'll likely have to settle for another minor league deal.
May 24 - 11:49 AM

Daniel Wright will make a spot start for the Angels on Thursday against the Rays.

Wright is going to fill in for Alex Meyer, who landed on the disabled list Wednesday with a back injury. Wright owns a 5.54 ERA and 1.54 WHIP in three appearances -- one start -- this season at the major league level. He's not an appealing fantasy streamer.
May 24 - 11:27 AM

Blue Jays placed OF Anthony Alford on the 10-day disabled list with a left hamate fracture.

That's an injury that usually requires 4-6 weeks of rest and rehab, sometimes much longer. Alford was just promoted to Toronto last Friday and collected his first major league hit -- a double -- on Tuesday night at Miller Park. Unfortunately for the last-place Blue Jays, the 22-year-old top outfield prospect will rack up service time while he is on the MLB disabled list.
May 24 - 11:21 AM

Angels recalled RHP Brooks Pounders from Triple-A Salt Lake.

Pounders has allowed four earned runs in 3 2/3 innings this season at the major league level. He will work in a low-leverage relief role for Anaheim.
May 24 - 11:15 AM

Angels placed RHP Alex Meyer on the 10-day disabled list with a back injury.

Meyer felt some tightness in his back after allowing four runs over four innings Saturday in a loss to the Mets, and that tightness returned in his between-starts bullpen session on Tuesday. Daniel Wright will take his spot in the rotation Thursday against the Rays. Meyer has no timetable yet, but this doesn't sound like a major injury.
May 24 - 11:12 AM

Blue Jays recalled OF Dwight Smith Jr. from Triple-A Buffalo.

Smith went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts during a short stay with the Jays last week. The 24-year-old outfielder probably won't play regularly enough to hold fantasy relevance.
May 24 - 11:06 AM

Joe Mauer is getting the day off Wednesday.

Kennys Vargas will start at first base and bat fifth in the matinee game against the Orioles. Mauer went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts on Tuesday and is slashing just .266/.338/.367 in 38 total games this season.
May 24 - 10:32 AM

Ryan Braun is out of the Brewers' starting lineup Wednesday afternoon against the Blue Jays.

Braun has gone 0-for-8 since returning May 21 from his left calf strain. Hernan Perez will start in left field and bat third on Wednesday versus Blue Jays right-hander Marcus Stroman.
May 24 - 9:53 AM
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