Explaining what happened when Jose Reyes put up a fight when asked to leave Tuesday's game with a hamstring injury, manager Jerry Manuel joked: "I told him next time he does that I'm going to get my blade out and cut him. I'm a gangster. You go gangster on me, I'm going to have to get you. You do that again, I'm going to cut you right on the field."
Sergio Santos completely lost the strike zone after taking over in the eighth inning on Thursday, walking all three Twins he faced and taking his first blown save.
Adam Wainwright was on his game Thursday, striking out eight in an 8-0 two-hit shutout of the Nationals.
Michael Cuddyer left Thursday's game against the Padres with a left hamstring cramp.
Robinson Cano belted his first homer as a Mariner Thursday -- a three-run shot -- in a loss to the Rangers.
Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports that Doug Fister (lat) is on pace to make his debut for the Nationals on May 7.
Shane Victorino (hamstring) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Saturday with Triple-A Pawtucket.
Royals placed OF Lorenzo Cain on the 15-day disabled list with a left groin strain.
Manny Machado (knee) ran the bases again Thursday.
Mike Napoli (finger) is back in the starting lineup Thursday against the White Sox.
Jose Abreu will get the day off Thursday against the Red Sox.
Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports that the Mets attended a throwing session for Joel Hanrahan (elbow) on Thursday.