Stephen Strasburg will see a chiropractor on Wednesday for an alignment issue with his shoulder.
From the sound of it, this isn't an arm injury. According to manager Matt Williams, Strasburg is feeling discomfort under his shoulder. He labored through three innings against the Marlins on Tuesday and at one point was visited by the trainer. He'll visit the chiropractor to see if the issue can be worked out. It's unknown as of now if he'll make his next start.
The Rangers got to Scott Feldman early and often Tuesday, putting up six runs on nine hits over Feldman's three innings of work.
The Rangers scored four runs in the first inning, two on a Prince Fielder double and two on Carlos Peguero's first homer of the season. They tacked on two more in the third, Feldman's last inning. The right-hander walked one and struck out two in the outing. The loss was his first in his last four starts and dropped him to 2-3 on the year. Feldman will take a 5.50 ERA into Sunday's start at the Angels.
Steve Cishek got into and then out of ninth-inning trouble to close out Tuesday's 2-1 win against the Nationals.
Cishek allowed a leadoff single to Wilson Ramos, then saw Ian Desmond reach base thanks to a fielding error from shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria. Cishek got out of the jam, though, as he got Dan Uggla hit into a fielder's choice to erase the lead runner, then struck out Michael Taylor and Tyler Moore to end the game. Cishek, now 3-for-5 in save chances, has been anything but automatic. He has a 7.71 ERA with a 9/4 K/BB ratio in 9 1/3 innings.
Kyle Blanks went 3-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored in a win over the Astros Tuesday.
Blanks had a couple singles to go along with the solo blast, his third in just six games. The first baseman has been scorching hot since being recalled, owning a .391/.440/.826 line through 23 at-bats.
Bryce Harper was held hitless with two strikeouts in four at-bats as the Nationals suffered a loss to the Marlins on Tuesday.
After finishing the month of April strong, Harper has slumped in five May games, recording just one hit (a single) in 21 plate appearances. Though he has been drawing plenty of walks all season, his triple-slash line is otherwise disappointing at .245/.405/.457.
Mat Latos yielded only one run in 6 1/3 innings to earn his first win of the season against the Marlins on Tuesday.
Latos, recently bothered by a minor hamstring injury, gave up the run on a Dan Uggla ground out in the second inning. Though he allowed only two hits on the evening and struck out six, he walked five batters. Though he has been mostly average following his horrendous 2015 debut on April 7, he has not shown his usual dominance in strikeouts or walks that led to his previous success. Along with a 5.60 ERA and a 1.61 WHIP, he has a 23/14 K/BB ratio in 27 1/3 innings. Latos will try to improve when he faces the Giants in San Francisco in his next scheduled start.
Eric Hosmer went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI in the Royals' 5-3 win over the Indians on Tuesday.
Hosmer blasted a three-run homer in the first inning, his fourth homer of the year, before adding an RBI triple in the eighth. Hosmer's 19 RBI ranks him among the league leaders in the category, and he's hitting .320/.400/.540 overall.
Michael Brantley went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's loss to the Royals.
Brantley's two-run homer off Royals starter Jason Vargas came in the first inning. He also walked in the game. Brantley is red hot to start the year, batting .351/.415/.541 with two homers and 14 RBI in 19 games. He's added three stolen bases and 11 runs scored to boot, proving that last season's breakout was only the beginning.