Cubs pitching prospect Tyler Skulina earned his first win of the year Sunday for High-A Myrtle Beach.
Skulina tossed six scoreless frames, allowing one hit and a walk. The eight punchouts he registered marks a new career-high. As good as he looked Sunday, Skulina still has some edges that need to be smoothed out. He's posted an underwhelming 4.95 ERA in four starts and has yet to work past the sixth inning. Manager Mark Johnson took the ball from Skulina after only 68 pitches Sunday, so he's clearly on a strict pitch count.
Dodgers recalled LHP Daniel Coulombe from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Coulombe was sporting a strong 1.74 ERA and 16/4 K/BB ratio through 10 1/3 innings of relief this season at the Triple-A level. He should be a nice addition for LA.
Asdrubal Cabrera has been dropped to the seventh spot in the Rays' batting order Monday.
Cabrera had been hitting third for the Rays, but he's in a bad slump so manager Kevin Cash will try something different. James Loney is batting third on Monday night.
Red Sox optioned RHP Dalier Hinojosa to Triple-A Pawtucket.
Hinojosa walked three batters in his one relief appearance with Boston. He could get another shot later this season. Luis Jimenez takes over the vacant roster spot.
Cubs pitching prospect Ivan Pineyro impressed with a brilliant seven-inning performance Sunday in a win for Double-A Tennessee.
Pineyro collected five strikeouts and didn't walk a batter. He's held his opponent scoreless in two of his last four outings, contributing a stingy 2.70 ERA during that span. The 23-year-old has limited hitters to a .206 average in 112 plate appearances this season. Pineyro has only made 16 starts in Double-A and will need several more before he's ready to reach the next level.
Michael Morse is out of the Marlins' starting lineup for Monday's series opener against the Nationals.
Justin Bour is starting at first base and hitting fifth versus Nats right-hander Jordan Zimmermann. Morse is batting just .193/.253/.284 on the young season.
Josh Hamilton (shoulder) went hitless in four at-bats Monday in an extended spring training game.
Hamilton hit three grounders to first base and then struck out in his fourth and final plate appearance of the afternoon. He played three innings in left field. The veteran slugger is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment later this week and should join the Rangers' active roster by the end of May.
Red Sox prospect Rafael Devers had his best game of the year Sunday for Low-A Greenville, going 5-for-6 with two homers.
Devers toppled his previous career highs with five RBI and four runs scored. The 18-year-old had gone homerless in his previous 18 games. He's put together a nice stretch, collecting nine hits over his last four outings. A highly-touted third baseman with limitless potential, Devers is MLB.com's 93rd-ranked prospect.