Hanley Ramirez went 2-for-4 and hit his first homer of May against the Rangers on Thursday.
Ramirez hit 10 homers in April, but this was his first since he hurt his shoulder earlier this month. He also doubled and walked in the game. It all seems like a very good sign for him getting back to being the game's top fantasy shortstop*.
Josh Hamilton went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI against the Red Sox on Thursday.
The double off Eduardo Rodriguez was his first extra-base hit. Hamilton is 3-for-15 since coming off the disabled list on Monday.
Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that Tyler Wagner will be recalled from Double-A Biloxi to start for the Brewers on Sunday.
The 24-year-old right-hander has posted a 2.01 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 38/15 K/BB ratio over 53 2/3 innings at Double-A. With a strong showing, there's a chance that Wagner could stick around in the Brewers rotation while Wily Peralta recovers from his strained oblique.
Astros signed RHP Yoanis Quiala to a minor league contract.
The Astros reportedly view him as a starter due to his four-pitch mix, though some scouts believe his future will be in the bullpen. It's unclear at what level the 24-year-old will begin his professional career stateside.
Jonathan Lucroy (toe) went 1-for-3 in his first minor league rehab game with High-A Brevard County on Thursday.
He caught five innings in the contest. Lucroy has been sidelined since April 20 due to a broken big toe on his left foot. He's going to remain on his rehab assignment through the weekend before rejoining the Brewers on Monday in St. Louis.
Xander Bogaerts has been diagnosed with a bruised left forearm after being hit by a pitch in Thursday's game.
Red Sox fans and fantasy owners can breathe a sigh of relief that there's no serious damage. The young shortstop should return to the lineup in a day or two.
Travis Snider went 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI as the Orioles topped the White Sox 6-3 in the second game of Thursday's doubleheader.
With the emergence of Jimmy Paredes, Snider has seen his playing time cut a bit in recent weeks. His two-hit effort on Thursday raised his season slash to .265/.351/.367 to go along with 10 RBI.
Mike Wright picked up his second victory of the season on Thursday, limiting the White Sox to three runs on six hits over five frames in the second game of their doubleheader.
Wright struck out two on the afternoon without issuing a walk. All of the damage against him came via the long ball, with Adam Eaton belting a solo home run in the first inning and Adam LaRoche connecting on a two-run blast in the fifth. Wright now sports a 1.40 ERA on the season and should continue to hold a spot in the rotation while Bud Norris gets himself back on track.