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Giants 1B prospect Chris Shaw has been promoted from Double-A Richmond to Triple-A Sacramento.

Shaw earned the level jump by batting .301/.390/.511 with six home runs and 29 RBI over his first 37 games this season at Double-A. The 23-year-old first baseman appears to be on the fast track with the Giants, who selected him 31st overall out of Boston College in 2015. He could make his major league debut later this summer.
May 24 - 12:35 PM

Howie Kendrick (oblique) is set to begin a minor league rehab assignment Wednesday with Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Kendrick received clearance to play in minor league games after taking outdoor batting practice on Tuesday at Citizens Bank Park. He's been out since April 15, so the Phillies will probably have him stay at Triple-A through the weekend to get properly tuned up. Kendrick was batting .333/.395/.487 over his first 43 plate appearances this season with the Phils.
May 24 - 12:32 PM

Orioles released OF Michael Bourn.

Bourn exercised his opt-out Tuesday after the O's couldn't find a spot for him on the major league roster. The veteran outfielder was batting .220/.373/.317 in 51 plate appearances this season with Triple-A Norfolk. Again a free agent, he'll likely have to settle for another minor league deal.
May 24 - 11:49 AM

Daniel Wright will make a spot start for the Angels on Thursday against the Rays.

Wright is going to fill in for Alex Meyer, who landed on the disabled list Wednesday with a back injury. Wright owns a 5.54 ERA and 1.54 WHIP in three appearances -- one start -- this season at the major league level. He's not an appealing fantasy streamer.
May 24 - 11:27 AM

Blue Jays placed OF Anthony Alford on the 10-day disabled list with a left hamate fracture.

That's an injury that usually requires 4-6 weeks of rest and rehab, sometimes much longer. Alford was just promoted to Toronto last Friday and collected his first major league hit -- a double -- on Tuesday night at Miller Park. Unfortunately for the last-place Blue Jays, the 22-year-old top outfield prospect will rack up service time while he is on the MLB disabled list.
May 24 - 11:21 AM

Angels recalled RHP Brooks Pounders from Triple-A Salt Lake.

Pounders has allowed four earned runs in 3 2/3 innings this season at the major league level. He will work in a low-leverage relief role for Anaheim.
May 24 - 11:15 AM

Angels placed RHP Alex Meyer on the 10-day disabled list with a back injury.

Meyer felt some tightness in his back after allowing four runs over four innings Saturday in a loss to the Mets, and that tightness returned in his between-starts bullpen session on Tuesday. Daniel Wright will take his spot in the rotation Thursday against the Rays. Meyer has no timetable yet, but this doesn't sound like a major injury.
May 24 - 11:12 AM

Blue Jays recalled OF Dwight Smith Jr. from Triple-A Buffalo.

Smith went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts during a short stay with the Jays last week. The 24-year-old outfielder probably won't play regularly enough to hold fantasy relevance.
May 24 - 11:06 AM
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