Brian McCann is not in the Yankees' lineup Sunday.
It's simply a day of rest. J.R. Murphy is catching Vidal Nuno.
Angels first base prospect C.J. Cron blasted his fourth home run of the season on Saturday for Triple-A Salt Lake.
He is hitting .324/.370/.632 through his first 17 games of the season, and has nine doubles to go with his four home runs. He has five walks and 16 strikeouts, which represent an increase in both rates. The Angels have Albert Pujols at first base and Raul Ibanez at DH, so Cron is going to have to wait until 2015 for a spot in the 1B/DH rotation to open.
Yankees optioned INF Scott Sizemore to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
He picked up four hits and drove in four runs in 13 plate appearances, but the Yankees needed to clear roster space in order to add some bullpen help. Sizemore should be back up again this summer.
Twins 2B prospect Jorge Polanco went 2-for-4 with a double on Saturday for High-A Fort Myers.
The switch-hitting Polanco is hitting .351/.448/.474 with five doubles and a triple. He also has nine walks and only five strikeouts, displaying his strong batting eye and ability to make solid contact. Polanco is likely the second baseman of the future for the Twins, and will force Eddie Rosario into left field. If you are looking for a high-average second base prospect, Polanco is your man.
Yankees optioned RHP Matt Daley to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Daley was only up for a day, as he allowed six runs -- four earned -- over 1 1/3 innings in Saturday's 16-1 loss to the Rays. He could be back later this season.
Yankees activated 1B Mark Teixeira from the 15-day disabled list.
Teixeira wound up missing the minimum amount of time with a hamstring strain. He returns to a .250/.308/.250 batting line and is at first base and hitting fifth in Sunday's game against the Rays.
Royals outfield prospect Jorge Bonifacio with 2-for-5 with two doubles on Saturday for Double-A Northwest Arkansas.
He is hitting only .222/.319/.349 for the season, but he is hitting .286/.333/.571 with two doubles and a triple over his past three games. Bonifacio still profiles as a low-average hitter with above-average power, so his high strikeouts and low average in Double-A is not particularly troubling.
Bryce Harper is back in the Nationals' lineup Sunday.
Harper was pulled from Saturday's game for not running out a grounder, but he's back in there a day later. The 21-year-old is batting .295/.348/.426 with one homer and five RBI in the early going.