Jose Altuve has dropped Scott Boras as his agent and has rejoined Scott Pucino and Wil Polidor of Octagon.
Altuve left Octagon about a year ago to align himself with Boras, but he has had a change of heart. The 23-year-old second baseman won't be arbitration-eligible for the first time until after the 2014 season and is under team control through 2017, so the Astros have plenty of time to discuss a potential extension. However, the switch from Boras to Octagon likely increases the chance of getting a deal done.
Ted Lilly will start Saturday against the Cardinals.
Lilly was activated from the disabled list Monday and will be available out of the bullpen Tuesday night, but Dodgers manager Don Mattingly will try to keep away from using him if possible. The veteran left-hander owns a 5.63 ERA over two starts this season. He'll have a tough matchup Saturday, but should be owned in NL-only leagues.
Marlins prospect left-hander Andrew Heaney allowed an unearned run on four hits and two walks while registering nine strikeouts over 4 1/3 innings for High-A Jupiter on Monday.
Heaney's start to the season had been delayed due to a lat injury sustained at the onset of spring training, but his outing on Monday suggests it's no longer a concern. The ninth overall pick in the 2012 draft, Heaney has a chance to move quickly through the Marlins' system.
Giants placed RHP Santiago Casilla on the 15-day disabled list with a cyst on his right knee.
Casilla has been dealing with a cyst on his right knee and recently started wearing a brace, but he is apparently still feeling discomfort. The Giants are clearly hoping that a couple of weeks of rest will do the trick. Sandy Rosario will replace him in the bullpen.
Giants placed RHP Ryan Vogelsong on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured right hand.
Vogelsong was hit by a pitch while swinging the bat in the fifth inning Tuesday and suffered fractures above and below the top knuckle in his pinkie. He's expected to undergo surgery Tuesday and will likely miss around six weeks. Chad Gaudin is the most likely replacement for the rotation, though the Giants could call up Michael Kickham from Triple-A.
Giants recalled RHP Sandy Rosario from Triple-A Fresno.
He'll provide a fresh arm for the bullpen with Santiago Casilla (knee) headed to the disabled list. Rosario appeared in one game with the Giants earlier this month and owns a 3.33 ERA and 28/8 K/BB ratio over 24 1/3 innings this season in Triple-A.
Giants recalled 1B Brett Pill from Triple-A Fresno.
Pill was just sent down to the minors over the weekend, but he's eligible to return since Ryan Vogelsong and Santiago Casilla are headed to the disabled list. The 28-year-old went 2-for-6 in his first stint with the big club and will function as a backup first baseman and right-handed bat off the bench.
Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said Tuesday that Samuel Deduno will be called up from Triple-A Rochester to start Friday's game against the Tigers.
In other words, Kyle Gibson's major league debut will have to wait. Deduno, who had a breakthrough performance during the World Baseball Classic, has a 2.70 ERA and 17/10 K/BB ratio in 16 2/3 innings over three starts with Triple-A Rochester since returning from a groin injury. He'll have a pretty tough first matchup, so fantasy owners should steer clear for now.