Brian Dozier garnered two hits and a walk in five plate appearances and scored a run during Saturday's loss to the Tigers.
He singled in the first inning and was then caught trying to steal a base for the first time in six attempts this season. He walked and scored on a Jorge Polanco double in the second inning. In the ninth inning he represented the tying run after singling to center field, but was left stranded when the game came to an end. Dozier is off to a mediocre start, batting .242/.306/.364 with two homers, nine runs scored and three RBI.
Rangers returned RHP Mike Hauschild to the Astros.
The Rangers plucked Hauschild from Houston in the Rule 5 draft last winter, but they're giving him back after an unsuccessful four-game stint in Texas. Hauschild has already cleared waivers and has been assigned to Triple-A Fresno.
Adalberto Mejia surrendered three runs in a brief 2 2/3 inning start on Saturday against the Tigers.
Six of the eight of the outs he recorded came via the strikeout. He gave up five hits and three walks. He allowed an RBI single in the second inning, then gave up solo homers to both Nick Castellanos and Justin Upton in the third. Mejia has accumulated a mere 9 1/3 innings between his first three starts. He has a 5.79 ERA with 10 strikeouts and a scary eight walks. He will face the Royals on the road on Friday.
Adeiny Hechavarria is not in the Marlins' lineup Saturday against the Padres.
He's missing a juicy matchup against soft-throwing Jered Weaver. Hechavarria went 0-for-3 in his return Friday after missing a little over a week with strained oblique. Miguel Rojas will man shortstop and bat eighth on Saturday.
Joey Rickard (finger) will take batting practice again on Sunday.
Rickard made it through Saturday's BP without issue and will hit again Sunday before beginning a minor league rehab assignment on Monday. Barring a setback, he should be back with the Orioles next week.
Chris Tillman (shoulder) will make another rehab start Thursday for High-A Frederick.
Tillman had been slated to start for Frederick on Saturday but due to poor weather conditions, he'll instead travel to Harrisburg and make the start for Double-A Bowie. He could be ready to rejoin the Orioles rotation after Thursday's outing. He got a late start this year while battling shoulder issues.
Seth Smith (hamstring) could be available to pinch-hit on Saturday.
Smith hasn't played since straining his hamstring on Tuesday. He was able to run a bit on Friday and should be back in the lineup within a day or two. Mark Trumbo will draw another start in right field Saturday against Boston.
Scott Kazmir (hip) threw a 30-pitch bullpen session on Saturday.
He was observed by manager Dave Roberts and pitching coach Rick Honeycutt. This comes just two days after Kazmir had a pen session cut short due to renewed hip tightness. It appears he got through Saturday's session without issue but Kazmir still isn't close to returning to the Dodgers' rotation.