Josh Fields (forearm) could be activated from the disabled list in 7-10 days.
Fields suffered a right forearm strain in the first week of the season and has appeared in four games at Double-A Corpus Christi during his rehab assignment. The Astros want to see Fields work consecutive games without any setbacks before he's activated from the DL.
Jeremy Hefner gave up two runs in six innings Friday against the Braves.
The game was suspended after eight innings and will resume Saturday. Hefner gave up a two-run homer to Freddie Freeman in the first inning, but retired 16 out of the final 19 batters he faced before exiting. However, LaTroy Hawkins coughed up the lead in the top of the eighth, which means that Hefner is still winless. He stuck out seven and walked two in the no-decision and owns a 4.67 ERA and 1.27 WHIP across nine starts and one relief appearance this season. He's not an option outside of deeper NL-only formats.
Kris Medlen yielded three runs in six innings against the Mets on Friday.
Medlen struck out a season-high nine in the no-decision, including three whiffs of Ike Davis. While he hasn't been anywhere near as dominant as he was last year, he has allowed three earned runs or fewer in nine out of his 10 starts this this season. He'll carry a 3.16 ERA into a matchup against the Blue Jays next week.
The Red Sox are expected to call up Jackie Bradley "in the coming days."
With Shane Victorino sidelined, Bradley is a strong candidate to be called up to the majors. The Red Sox are currently using Mike Carp in left field, and have just three active outfielders. Bradley is batting .375 (6-for-16) in his first four games with Triple-A Pawtucket since coming off the DL.
Justin Grimm won after allowing three runs and 10 hits in 6 1/3 innings versus the Mariners on Friday.
With some help from Jeff Nelson. Grimm intercepted an attempted 3-6-3 double-play relay in the second inning tonight while first baseman Mitch Moreland was still reaching for the ball. Nelson never realized that the pitcher, not the first baseman, caught the ball and gave the Rangers the out. It proved to be an especially big play when Brendan Ryan followed with a rare double. Were the call gotten right, it doesn't seem nearly so likely that Grimm would have pitched into the seventh inning tonight.
Joe Saunders fell to 3-5 after giving up six runs in five innings against the Rangers on Friday.
The Mariners had to know Saunders would give up more than his share of homers and hits after adding him to their rotation; the surprise is that he's already walked 22 batters in 57 2/3 innings. Last year, he walked a total of 39 in 174 2/3 innings. Saunders is at best a matchup guy in AL-only leagues. He'll be worth playing next week when he gets a road start in San Diego.
Jeff Baker went 2-for-2 with a two-run homer before being removed for a pinch-hitter Friday against the Mariners.
Baker is only playing against left-handers, so manager Ron Washington made the switch back to David Murphy when the Mariners brought in a righty. Baker has been terrific at his job so far, hitting .354 with five homers in 48 at-bats. Still, his fantasy value is quite limited while he plays on average twice a week.
Michael Saunders turned in another hitless game from the leadoff spot Friday, dropping his average to .227.
Saunders is 3-for-27 with 13 strikeouts and no walks in his last eight games. It's not going to get him taken out of Seattle's lineup, but it might get him knocked down from the top of the order, at least for a bit. He's a No. 6 or 7 hitter on a decent offense.