J.B. Shuck blasted a leadoff home run off Max Scherzer in Saturday's loss to the Tigers.
As terrific of a start to the game as it was, it would be the only run that they would scratch across on the afternoon. Shuck, hitting out of the leadoff spot in the lineup, finished the day 1-for-4 and is hitting a disappointing .189/.211/.351 in the early going.
Rangers placed OF Jim Adduci on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured left pinkie finger.
Luis Sardinas was called up in a corresponding move. There is no timetable for Adduci's return.
Albert Pujols cranked his 498th career home run off Joe Nathan in the ninth inning of Saturday’s loss to the Tigers.
Pujols finished the afternoon 1-for-3 with a walk and a pair of strikeouts. He’s now upped his season slash to a healthy .282/.354/.606 to go along with six long balls and 14 RBI.
C.J. Wilson struggled in a losing effort against the Tigers on Saturday, allowing four runs (three earned) on seven hits in his five innings of work.
The veteran southpaw walked three and struck out four on the afternoon. The big blow in the game that proved to be the difference was a two-run homer off the bat of Nick Castellanos in the second inning that got the Tigers on the board. He’ll carry a 4.21 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 28/9 K/BB ratio into Friday’s start against the Yankees in New York.
White Sox recalled RHP Andre Rienzo from Triple-A Charlotte.
Rienzo had a 4.85 ERA and 9/7 K/BB ratio through three starts this season at the Triple-A level. The 25-year-old Brazilian is doubtful to carry fantasy relevance.
White Sox sent LHP Donnie Veal outright to Triple-A Charlotte.
Veal was designated for assignment on Thursday after yielding six hits, seven walks, and five runs in six innings of relief. He made it through waivers unclaimed.
White Sox placed RHP Felipe Paulino on the 15-day disabled list with rotator cuff inflammation.
Paulino was rocked for 10 runs on 13 hits in just 3 2/3 innings Friday night against the Rangers. He'll probably be moved to the bullpen when his health returns.
Carlos Beltran (shoulder, wrist) is back in the Yankees' starting lineup on Saturday against the Rays.
Beltran sat out of Friday's game after flipping over a short outfield fence while trying to make a diving catch on Thursday. He has some soreness in his right shoulder and wrist, but an MRI was taken and came up clean.