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Reds manager Bryan Price said Monday that he doesn't expect Johnny Cueto (elbow) to miss any more starts.

Cueto had to be scratched from an outing Sunday due to a stiff pitching elbow, but the club doesn't consider the ailment to be serious. He'll throw a bullpen session in a few days and be cleared to rejoin the rotation presumably this weekend against the Nationals.
May 25 - 4:57 PM

Bruce Rondon (biceps) is hoping to rejoin the Tigers' bullpen by the middle of next week.

Rondon had a 1-2-3 inning Sunday in his second rehab appearance with Triple-A Toledo, hitting 98 mph a couple times on the radar gun. The goal is for him to make back-to-back appearances on Friday and Saturday and then a final appearance of more than one inning after that. If he gets through that with no issues, he'll be activated. Rondon has been out all season with right biceps tendinitis.
May 25 - 4:52 PM

Chase Headley went 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBI as the Yankees torched the Royals 14-1 on Memorial Day.

Headley kicked off the rout with a two-run homer in the top of the first inning, then Brian McCann and Brett Gardner both followed with three-run shots in what became an eight-run opening frame. Stephen Drew added another three-run homer in the bottom of the second, finally driving Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie from the game. Headley also had an infield single and an RBI double. He's batting .255/.309/.416 with six home runs and 21 RBI in 44 games this season.
May 25 - 4:47 PM

Jose Bautista (shoulder) is hoping to be available to play the outfield in one week.

The Blue Jays will be in Washington that night and not have the designated hitter spot available. Bautista sat out his second straight game Monday after receiving a cortisone shot, but he could feel well enough to be back in there on Tuesday.
May 25 - 4:46 PM

Nathan Eovaldi delivered seven innings of one-run ball Monday in the Yankees' rout of the Royals.

Eovaldi was staked to an eight-run lead after the bottom of the first and an 11-run lead after the bottom of the second, so he went into cruise control against the visiting Royals. Kansas City racked up eight hits, but Eovaldi walked just one and limited the Royals' scoring to a Jarrod Dyson RBI single in the top of the fifth. Eovaldi is now 4-1 with a 4.27 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, and 40/14 K/BB ratio in 52 2/3 innings this season for New York. The hard-throwing 25-year-old right-hander carries some breakout potential.
May 25 - 4:42 PM

Steve Pearce hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh to help the Orioles beat the Astros 4-3 on Monday.

Pearce has just nine hits this month, but at least three of them have been homers, and since one was a grand slam, he has driven in 10 runs. There's still plenty of room for him to reemerge as a full-time player for the Orioles if he can get hot. Really, though, he's struggled just to tread water all season.
May 25 - 4:40 PM

Greg Holland gave up two earned runs and recorded only one out Monday in an appearance at Yankee Stadium.

Holland walked two and gave up a Slade Heathcott home run in the outing, showing diminished velocity and poor command. It was his first time pitching in a game since May 14, and he obviously didn't look sharp. Wade Davis was already a must-own in all mixed fantasy leagues, and his value continues to shoot up.
May 25 - 4:38 PM

Dallas Keuchel took a complete-game loss after giving up four runs in eight innings Monday against the Orioles.

Keuchel gave up a pair of two-run homers today after allowing just one bomb in his first nine starts. Obviously, he was strong otherwise, which is why he got to finish the game, but the Astros couldn't bail him out in the 4-3 loss. It was his first defeat after six wins this year. Keuchel's ERA rose from 1.67 to 1.98.
May 25 - 4:37 PM
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