Victor Martinez went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and four RBI versus the White Sox on Wednesday.
Martinez took forever and a day to get around the bases after taking Chris Sale deep in the third, but he finally got his first homer of the year. That'll probably erase any thoughts Brad Ausmus was having about taking him out of the cleanup spot.
Rajai Davis tripled, doubled and scored twice Wednesday against the White Sox.
The problem with Davis tripling and doubling is that it makes it much harder for him to steal bases. Stick to singling, buddy.
Carlos Carrasco pitched seven innings of three-run ball in defeating the Royals on Wednesday.
Carrasco hasn't turned in any dominant outings since taking a liner off his face on April 14, but they're coming. He has a nice 35/8 K/BB ratio in 28 2/3 innings for the season.
Mets minor leaguer Domingo Tapia underwent Tommy John surgery on his right elbow Tuesday.
Tapia will be out at least a year following the procedure. Tapia had a 3.96 ERA in 21 starts at High-A St. Lucie in 2014.
Danny Duffy was pulled after giving up four runs in one-plus innings Wednesday against the Indians.
That's a horribly short start for a guy who didn't walk anyone, but Duffy did hit a couple of batters along with giving up six hits. It didn't seem like his night was going to get any better if he was left in, and at least Brandon Finnegan helped salvage his ERA by stranding both runners he inherited with none out in the second. Keep Duffy active in mixed leagues.
Brandon Moss went 2-for-5 with a homer and three RBI against the Royals on Wednesday.
Moss is up to five homers and 21 RBI. He could start sitting against some lefties now with Nick Swisher back, but it didn't happen tonight versus Danny Duffy, thankfully.
Omar Infante went 0-for-3 before being lifted for a pinch-hitter on Wednesday.
One wonders if the Royals will give Christian Colon a chance to win Infante's job after Alcides Escobar returns from his concussion. Infante is hitting just .228 with two walks in 78 at-bats, giving him an ugly .244 OBP. He's barely playable in AL-only leagues right now.
Eduardo Escobar's bat came along with a three hits, a homer and five RBI as the Twins crushed the A's 13-0 on Wednesday.
Escobar's presence in the middle of the Twins order was turning into quite the punchline with him batting .194/.217/.299 in 67 at-bats entering the day. He doubled his homer and RBI totals in this one, but he still shouldn't be batting fifth and playing a corner outfield spot for a major league team. On the other hand, he probably wouldn't be too bad as a No. 8 hitter and starting shortstop.