Jose Reyes will return to the Blue Jays lineup and his customary leadoff spot for Saturday's game against the Indians.
Reyes has been sidelined since Opening Day due to inflammation in his hamstring. He's been a very valuable fantasy commodity over the years when he's been on the field, though it's unclear how much the hamstring injury will affect his speed and ability to steal bases.
Astros outfield prospect Delino DeShields left the game on Friday after he was hit in the face by a pitch.
DeShields walked off the field under his own power and was taken to the hospital for X-rays. He was hitting .259/.385/.426 with two home runs for Double-A Corpus Christi in 2014.
Nationals activated OF Denard Span from the 7-day concussion disabled list.
Span is active and will return to the Nationals lineup on Saturday. He reported no issues after a pair of minor league rehab games with Low-A Hagerstown and isn't experiencing any post-concussion symptoms. Fantasy owners can safely insert him back into lineups.
Red Sox catching prospect Black Swihart went 2-for4 in the second game of a doubleheader, blasting his first home run of 2014 for Double-A Portland.
Swihart went 1-for-4 in the first game of the doubleheader while catching, then spent the second game as the designated hitter. He is hitting .333/.350/.513 with two doubles, one triple, and one home run through 10 games. Swihart has moved slowly through the Red Sox system and coule be in Boston by the middle of 2015 if he continues to produce.
Diamondbacks outfield prospect Stryker Trahan went 2-for-5 with a double on Friday, raising his season line to .228/.246/.439.
Trahan has hit .389/.421/.722 with three doubles and a home run over his past four games, and seems to be settling in to his new role as a corner outfielder. When he first was told of the position change, Trahan "thought it was a joke," but seems to be getting used to his new routine as an outfielder.
Xander Bogaerts is not in the Red Sox starting lineup on Saturday.
This is the first day of rest that Bogaerts has received this season. The 21-year-old shortstop is off to a strong start to the season, hitting .271/.411/.356 with a homer and three RBI in his first 17 games.
Michael Bourn is not in the Indians starting lineup for Saturday's contest against the Blue Jays.
Bourn, who returned this week from a hamstring injury, is just 1-for-13 (.077) with five strikeouts and a stolen bases in his first three games. It's likely just a day to rest and clear his head, and he's expected to return to the lineup for Sunday's series finale.
Rays prospect right-handed pitcher Nate Karns had his second consecutive good start for Triple-A Durham, striking out nine.
Karns allowed only two hits, one walk, and one hit batsmen in seven shutout innings. Hit ERA sits at an unsightly 5.59 due to two bad starts to start 2014, but in his past two starts he has a 0.75 ERA and opponents are hitting .132/.214/.211 against him. The Rays rotation is beyond overloaded, so Karns would need a couple of injuries to see time in Tampa Bay that is not as a long reliever.