Daily Dose: Strasburg Stymied

Daily Dose: Strasburg Stymied
Nate Grimm recaps another Stephen Strasburg setback, a breakout for Josh Hamilton and Scott Feldman's absence in Saturday's Daily Dose.
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Dalton Pompey went 1-for-4 Friday in his return to Triple-A Buffalo's starting lineup.

Pompey, who was sent down on May 1, had missed the last 10 days because of a hyperextended knee. He's hitting just .203/.286/.217 in 17 games for Buffalo.
May 30 - 2:53 PM

Devon Travis won't play for Triple-A Buffalo today because of soreness in his left shoulder.

It's a setback for Travis, who was originally expected to come off the disabled list on Monday. That hardly seems likely to happen now.
May 30 - 2:52 PM

Bryce Harper was scratched from Saturday's lineup after being hit in the back by a pitch during Friday's game.

It's the first time this season he's been held out of the lineup. Michael Taylor is starting in his place today, with Clint Robinson moving from left field to right.
May 30 - 2:49 PM

Brandon Phillips is back at second base for Saturday's game versus the Nationals.

Phillips hadn't played since Monday because of turf toe.
May 30 - 2:47 PM

Nationals placed RHP Stephen Strasburg on the 15-day disabled list with neck tightness.

A 15-day break certainly can't hurt Strasburg after the roughest patch he's dealt with as a pro. Considering that the Nats are labeling this tightness, as opposed to even a strain or something worse, it doesn't figure that he'll be out for long. A.J. Cole and Taylor Jordan should be the top candidates to replace him in the rotation. It might come down to whether Jordan is needed in the pen before Strasburg's turn comes up.
May 30 - 2:29 PM

Nationals recalled RHP Taylor Hill from Triple-A Syracuse.

Hill had a 4.35 ERA and a 26/9 K/BB ratio in 51 2/3 innings for Syracuse. This will probably be a short stay for him; while there's the chance he could stick as the replacement for Stephen Strasburg in the rotation, that role is more likely to go to A.J. Cole.
May 30 - 2:27 PM

Royals activated outfielder Alex Rios from the 15-day disabled list.

Rios missed 6 1/2 weeks with a fractured left hand. He'll return as the Royals' primary right fielder, and he should be fine to use in mixed leagues next week.
May 30 - 2:22 PM

Royals optioned outfielder Paulo Orlando to Triple-A Omaha.

Orlando was the regular right fielder while Alex Rios was out, but he wasn't very good at all in that role and there was no way the Royals were going to sacrifice Jarrod Dyson to keep Orlando on the roster with Rios back. Orlando hit .241/.274/.384 in 112 at-bats overall, but that was because of his strong first couple of games of the season. He hit .231/.259/.327 during Rios's absence.
May 30 - 2:21 PM
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