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Jung Ho Kang is not in the Pirates' lineup Monday.

Josh Harrison is starting at third base and Jordy Mercer is starting at shortstop against Marlins right-hander David Phelps. Kang will be available off the bench. He's batting .304/.369/.435 in his first 31 major league games.
May 25 - 3:34 PM

Pirates activated RHP Charlie Morton from the 15-day disabled list.

Morton will make his 2015 debut for the Pirates on Monday night against the Marlins. He posted very good numbers on his lengthy minor league rehab assignment and could be worth a shot in some standard mixed fantasy leagues.
May 25 - 3:16 PM

Pirates designated RHP Radhames Liz for assignment.

Liz had walked 10 batters and allowed 20 hits in 17 1/3 innings this season out of the Pirates' bullpen, but the 31-year-old right-hander may draw interest on waivers.
May 25 - 3:14 PM

Royals first base prospect Ryan O'Hearn upped his league-leading home run total to 11 Sunday in a win for Low-A Lexington.

O'Hearn finished the afternoon with two hits and three RBI. He's been one of the South Atlantic League's top power hitters this year, leading the league in slugging percentage (.519) and total bases (80). His contact rate is still a work in progress (.266 average, 42 strikeouts), but the 21-year-old has plenty of time to iron that out.
May 25 - 3:02 PM

Astros first base prospect Jon Singleton blasted his 14th home run Sunday in a win for Triple-A Fresno.

Singleton owns a .379 average over his last nine games. He's plated 12 runs over that span, stretching his season RBI total to 47. The 23-year-old now leads the Pacific Coast League in homers, RBI, walks (29) and runs scored (35). He's second in total bases (102), OPS (1.045) and slugging (.646). The Astros have Chris Carter at first base and Evan Gattis at DH, so it appears Singleton will continue to see regular at-bats at Fresno until a spot opens up for him.
May 25 - 2:51 PM

Asdrubal Cabrera (groin) is not in the Rays' starting lineup on Monday night versus the Mariners.

Cabrera was forced from Sunday's series finale against the A's with a mild groin strain. He's considered day-to-day. Tim Beckham is at shortstop on Monday.
May 25 - 2:51 PM

Steven Souza (wrist) is not in the Rays' starting lineup on Monday evening against the Mariners.

Souza suffered a sprained left wrist Sunday in a nasty collision at home plate with A's catcher Stephen Vogt and is considered day-to-day for now. Brandon Guyer is starting in right field and Jake Elmore is in left field in Monday's series opener versus Seattle.
May 25 - 2:49 PM

Rays recalled INF/OF Jake Elmore from Triple-A Durham.

Elmore is starting in left field and batting sixth in his return to the Rays on Monday. The 27-year-old is a .226/.292/.311 career hitter at the big league level.
May 25 - 2:43 PM
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