Daily Dose: Selling Shields

Daily Dose: Selling Shields
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Dexter Fowler will take a day off Monday.

Ben Zobrist is leading off and playing right field in the Memorial Day game versus Dodgers left-hander Alex Wood. Jason Heyward is in center and hitting second.
May 30 - 1:37 PM

Cubs RHP prospect Zach Hedges dominated over seven innings Sunday in a no-decision for High-A Myrtle Beach.

Hedges limited visiting Wilmington to one hit and one unearned run while throwing 53 of his 79 pitches for strikes. He finished with three strikeouts and one walk. The 23-year-old has been on a roll recently, allowing just one earned run over his last 14 innings of work. Hedges leads the Carolina League with a 1.02 WHIP and also owns the league's fifth-lowest ERA at 2.35.
Source: MILB.com
May 30 - 1:35 PM

Kurt Suzuki (head) remains absent Monday.

Suzuki left Saturday's game against the Mariners after taking a hard foul ball off his mask. It sounds like the Twins are just playing it safe here, as manager Paul Molitor hinted Monday morning that Suzuki could come off the bench in the Memorial Day game against the Athletics. Juan Centeno will start at catcher and bat eighth.
May 30 - 1:30 PM

Trevor Plouffe (knee) is out of the Twins' starting lineup again on Monday afternoon.

The third baseman has some minor knee soreness, but Twins manager Paul Molitor said Plouffe should be available to come off the bench. Eduardo Nunez is starting at the hot corner and batting leadoff versus the A's.
May 30 - 1:28 PM

Rockies OF prospect David Dahl tied a career-high with four hits Sunday in a win for Double-A Hartford.

It was his sixth career four-hit game. Dahl has exploded over his last 10 games, hitting .405 with two homers, two steals and 11 RBI. The 22-year-old is now second in the Eastern League with 11 homers. He's also third in doubles (15), fifth in runs (36), fifth in RBI (34) and tied for seventh in steals (13). The former first-round pick in MLB.com's No. 41 prospect.
Source: MILB.com
May 30 - 1:27 PM

Kyle Gibson (shoulder) is scheduled to return from the disabled list to start Saturday versus the Rays.

Gibson allowed just one run and struck out eight batters over 9 1/3 innings in his two-game minor league rehab stint with High-A Fort Myers. But the right-hander will return Thursday to an unsightly 6.10 ERA and he remains a risky fantasy play in any matchup. Phil Hughes is headed to the bullpen to clear a rotation spot.
May 30 - 1:24 PM

Phil Hughes has been moved to the bullpen.

His rough start Saturday against the Mariners was apparently the final straw. Hughes gave up four earned runs on nine hits and three walks in 4 2/3 innings versus Seattle. Kyle Gibson (shoulder) will come off the disabled list Thursday and start against the Rays.
May 30 - 1:22 PM

Mariners RHP prospect Nick Neidert let up just one hit over five scoreless frames Sunday in a no-decision for Low-A Clinton.

He retired 12 hitters in a row after allowing a leadoff double in the first inning. Neidert struck out three and walked one in his second start of 2016, cutting his ERA from 1.80 to 0.90 in the process. The 2015 second-round pick spent the early part of the season in extended spring training. Opponents have hit just .143 against Neidert in 35 at-bats this year.
Source: MILB.com
May 30 - 1:18 PM
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