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Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports that the Marlins are expected to call up Cole Gillespie to replace Dee Gordon on the roster.

Gordon, of course, just got popped with a PED suspension. Gillespie will need to be added to the 40-man roster, but they have an extra spot now because Gordon won't take up a spot during his 80-game suspension. Gillespie is a career .253/.309/.366 hitter over 427 plate appearances at the major league level.
Apr 29 - 1:43 PM

MLB Network's Jon Heyman reports that Tim Lincecum could have a showcase for teams next week.

We've been waiting for said showcase for months now, but 20 teams are expected to be in attendance whenever it finally takes place. Heyman hears that Lincecum was "consistently" in the 90-91 mph range on Monday and is likely to throw again this weekend. The 31-year-old is coming off hip surgery and had a 4.13 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, and 60/38 K/BB ratio in 76 1/3 innings last season for the Giants. It's tough to have high expectations at this point.
Apr 29 - 1:24 PM

Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Athletics are calling up Jesse Hahn to start Saturday against the Astros.

It was previously reported that Hahn wouldn't be called up this weekend due to a blister, but he's apparently feeling better. Sean Manaea is making his major league debut Friday, so it's unclear who Hahn will bump from the rotation. Chris Bassitt is probably the most likely candidate. Hahn has posted a 2.04 ERA and 13/9 K/BB ratio in 17 2/3 innings through four starts this season with Triple-A Nashville.
Apr 29 - 1:17 PM

Rays manager Kevin Cash indicated Thursday that it's possible Erasmo Ramirez will remain in the team's bullpen.

Ramirez has made just one start so far, as the Rays have essentially gone with a four-man rotation given all of their off days. They'll need a regular fifth starter in May, but Cash sounds like he likes the idea of keeping Ramirez in the bullpen. "He's been impacting us in a big way and he's done it in an even bigger way (as a reliever," Cash said. If the Rays do wind up keeping Ramirez in the bullpen, that could open the door for Blake Snell.
Apr 29 - 12:59 PM

Jeremy Hazelbaker was checked for a possible oblique injury during Wednesday's game, but he took batting practice Thursday and said he was "good to go."

Hazelbaker looked to stretch out his back/oblique after a swing in the eighth inning Wednesday. Although he insists he's fine, it's notable because he was not among the many left-handed bats the Cardinals started Thursday. Keep an eye on this, as it wouldn't be a surprise if Hazelbaker were attempting to hide an injury here given his situation.
Apr 29 - 12:45 PM

Ketel Marte is 13-for-30 at the plate over his last seven games, pushing his average from .186 to .288.

He's also batted either first or second in three of those games after a slow start resulted in him being moved to the No. 9 spot. "I’ve made some adjustments to see the ball better," Marte said. "And when I get my pitch, that’s what I do. I hit in the cage every day. I work with Robby (Cano) and (hitting coach) Edgar Martinez. They’ve helped me a lot."
Apr 29 - 12:38 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Thursday that he plans to rest Buster Posey more this season.

"The plan really all year with Buster, probably, is to give him a few more breaks than what I’ve given in the past," Bochy said. Posey set career highs in games played and plate appearances last season, although he started 37 games at first base. He's been at first just twice so far this season and it sounds like he'll see more full days off rather than play first when he's not catching. While Posey's fantasy owners might not like him playing fewer games, it could be good for his production in the long run if it helps keep him fresher.
Apr 29 - 12:30 PM

Braves pitching prospect Tyrell Jenkins could be recalled to make his major league debut on Monday versus the Mets.

It's expected to be either Jenkins or Mike Foltynewicz replacing Bud Norris in the rotation. Jenkins, 23, holds a 1.71 ERA and 16/10 K/BB ratio over his first 21 innings for Triple-A Gwinnett this season, while Foltynewicz has posted a 2.05 ERA and 20/14 K/BB ratio across 22 frames.
Apr 29 - 12:17 PM
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