Daily Dose: Strasburg Stymied

Daily Dose: Strasburg Stymied
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Xander Bogaerts (forearm) is not in Saturday's lineup against the Rangers.

Bogaerts took a pitch off his left forearm Thursday and is still feeling a bit sore. Brock Holt will start at shortstop and bat seventh. Bogaerts is hitless on Boston's road trip (0-for-15).
May 30 - 4:12 PM

Kevin Correia is expected to be granted his release by the Giants, ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports.

Correia had a June 1 opt out. Even with all of the Giants' injuries, he hadn't been called up to the majors yet this season. He had a 3.58 ERA in six starts for Triple-A Sacramento.
May 30 - 4:11 PM

Xander Bogaerts is getting Saturday off because of soreness in his bruised left forearm.

Bogaerts left Thursday's game after a HBP, and while he played Friday, he obviously was less than 100 percent. Brock Holt will fill in at shortstop tonight.
May 30 - 4:09 PM

Jeff Bianchi declined an assignment to Triple-A Pawtucket and became a free agent.

Bianchi was designated for assignment by the Red Sox on Thursday. He'll take a look at see if anyone else needs a utilityman.
May 30 - 4:07 PM

Braves signed catcher Ryan Lavarnway to a minor league contract.

Jose Yepez landed on the DL in Triple-A, so the Braves needed an extra catcher around. Lavarnway was let go by the Orioles earlier this week.
May 30 - 4:06 PM

The Arizona Republic's Nick Piecoro reports that the Diamondbacks are moving closer to putting Addison Reed back into the closer's role.

Brad Ziegler is a better pitcher than Reed, but the Diamondbacks would still be better off with Ziegler in a setup role, since he can be better spotted against right-handed hitters then than he can as the ninth-inning guy. Reed doesn't have such significiant platoon splits.
May 30 - 3:37 PM

Rangers purchased the contract of RHP Chi Chi Gonzalez from Triple-A Round Rock.

Gonzalez, a 2013 first-round pick, will make his major league debut tonight against the Red Sox after going 3-5 with a 4.15 ERA and 26/19 K/BB ratio in 43 1/3 innings for Triple-A Round Rock. When he exits, hopefully he'll do a little sword dance as he comes off the mound.
May 30 - 3:33 PM

Rangers designated infielder Tommy Field for assignment.

We'd take Field over Adam Rosales if we were in the Rangers' spot, but both are fringe guys. Field hit .195/.250/.366 in 41 at-bats while sharing time with Rosales at second base. This could be taken as a sign that Rougned Odor will be back in the majors soon. In the meantime, the Rangers still have Delino DeShields Jr. as an alternative to Rosales at second base.
May 30 - 3:30 PM
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