Dose: New York's Grand Experiment

Dose: New York's Grand Experiment
Jesse Pantuosco looks at the Yankees' unconventional winning streak and Toronto's recent struggles in Wednesday's Daily Dose.
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Brian Dozier is back in the Twins' starting lineup Wednesday afternoon against the Royals.

Dozier was given two days of rest in an effort to lift him out of his early-season slump. He has a brutal .199/.288/.318 slash line in 151 total at-bats this season, but Minnesota will hit him second on Wednesday against Kansas City right-hander Dillon Gee.
May 25 - 11:13 AM

Twins transferred LHP Glen Perkins from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Perkins remains out indefinitely with ongoing discomfort in his strained left shoulder. This move clears a 40-man roster spot for lefty reliever Buddy Boshers.
May 25 - 11:11 AM

Twins placed OF Darin Mastroianni on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique.

An oblique strain will typically require 3-4 weeks of recovery for a position player. Mastro is hitless in 11 plate appearances this season at the major league level.
May 25 - 11:10 AM

Twins purchased the contract of LHP Buddy Boshers from Triple-A Rochester.

Boshers will provide a fresh arm for the battered Minnesota bullpen. The left-hander was sporting a 1.42 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, and 21/5 K/BB ratio in 19 innings this season at the Triple-A level. His last appearance at the major league level was in 2013 with Anaheim.
May 25 - 11:07 AM

Matt Harvey will take his next turn in the Mets' rotation Monday versus the White Sox.

There was some talk of skipping Harvey or even trying a phantom disabled list stint after he got lit up for five runs over five innings Tuesday against the Nationals. The right-hander has allowed 19 runs -- 16 earned -- over his last 13 1/3 innings (three starts) and owns a rough 6.08 ERA for the year. But there will be no drastic changes yet.
May 25 - 11:05 AM

Bryce Harper is out of the Nationals' starting lineup on Wednesday against the Mets.

Harper is batting just .133 with a .516 OPS over his last 10 games and will grab a bit of mental and physical rest in the afternoon tilt against the Mets. Chris Heisey is starting in right field and batting seventh for the Nats versus New York lefty Steven Matz.
May 25 - 11:00 AM

Rougned Odor's eight-game suspension appeal decision probably won't come until Thursday or Friday.

Odor had the appeal hearing Tuesday, but Jon Morosi of FOX Sports notes that there is "a lot of information being considered" by the people tasked with rendering a ruling. The second baseman was issued the eight-game punishment by Major League Baseball on May 17 for his role in a massive May 15 brawl with the Blue Jays. He could be clearly seen connecting on a punch to Jose Bautista's face. Odor will remain active until the appeal decision is announced.
May 25 - 10:54 AM

Jorge Soler is out of the Cubs' starting lineup on Wednesday afternoon against the Cardinals.

Soler slugged a two-run homer as part of a three-RBI performance on Tuesday night in St. Louis, but he'll be on the bench at the opening of Wednesday's matinee. Kris Bryant is starting in left field and batting third and Tommy La Stella is starting at third base and batting sixth versus Cardinals right-hander Carlos Martinez.
May 25 - 10:42 AM
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