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Red Sox acquired RHP Rubby De La Rosa from the Dodgers to complete the Adrian Gonzalez trade.

De La Rosa and Sands did not clear waivers at the time of the trade, so the Red Sox had to wait until after the season to acquire them. The 23-year-old right-hander was limited to just 13 2/3 innings this year between the majors and minors following Tommy John surgery, but has the potential to make an impact in Boston's rotation next year.
Thu, Oct 4, 2012 05:06:00 PM

Shohei Ohtani (blister) will serve as the Angels' DH Thursday against the Red Sox.

Ohtani's start was cut short due to a blister on Tuesday night, though manager Mike Scioscia doesn't think the blister will affect his hitting. He'll bat sixth against Boston lefty Eduardo Rodriguez. The rookie sensation has hit a robust .367 this year with three homers and 11 RBI.
Apr 19 - 5:12 PM

Eric Thames is not in the Brewers' lineup Thursday against the Marlins.

Thames has homered in back-to-back games but will get the night off against left-hander Dillon Peters. Jesus Aguilar will hold down the fort at first base for the Brew Crew.
Apr 19 - 4:43 PM

Ryan Braun (calf) remains out of the Brewers' lineup Thursday against the Marlins.

This will be his second straight absence. Christian Yelich will get the nod in left field against his former team in Thursday night's opener. Consider Braun day-to-day.
Apr 19 - 4:41 PM

Maikel Franco is not in the Phillies' lineup Thursday against the Pirates.

Instead, Scott Kingery is starting at third base and batting sixth against Bucs right-hander Jameson Taillon. Franco isn't hurt, so it appears he's just getting a breather. The 25-year-old leads the team with 17 RBI, though he's batting only .220 through 50 at-bats this year.
Apr 19 - 4:32 PM

Freddie Freeman (wrist) is starting at first base and hitting third Thursday night against the Mets.

Freeman took a pitch off his left wrist on Wednesday -- the same wrist he fractured last season -- but tests came back negative for any fractures and he has talked his way into the lineup for Thursday's series opener versus the Mets. What a gamer.
Apr 19 - 3:51 PM

Yankees activated LHP CC Sabathia from the 10-day disabled list.

Sabathia will return to the Yankees' rotation on Thursday against the Blue Jays. He didn't make a minor league rehab start, but the veteran left-hander did throw a couple of extended bullpen sessions. Sabathia has been on the disabled list since April 7 because of a minor hip strain.
Apr 19 - 3:21 PM

Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Thursday that Ken Giles has been unavailable for the last couple of games due to a back issue.

And it sounds like the hard-throwing closer won't be available on Thursday, either, with a DL stint looming as a possibility. "When we got to Seattle he reported a little bit of back soreness and it’s progressively gotten a little bit worse to where he can’t go yet," said Hinch. "Right now given that he can’t move around and do the things that he normally does, it’s a little concerning." Chris Devenski should already be owned in all standard fantasy leagues.
Apr 19 - 2:04 PM

Freddie Freeman has no fractures in his left wrist and is considered day-to-day.

Phew. Freeman got struck on the wrist by a 90 mph Holby Milner fastball on Wednesday night -- the same wrist he fractured in 2017 -- but all is apparently well. The star first baseman might only miss a game or two.
Apr 19 - 1:42 PM

Twins manager Paul Molitor said he thinks Max Kepler (knee) is "going to be OK."

Kepler was pulled from Wednesday's series finale against the Indians with some discomfort in his right knee, but Molitor says that move was mostly precautionary. The Twins have an off day Thursday as they make their way back from San Juan, Puerto Rico. Kepler will be reevaluated ahead of Friday night's series opener at Tampa Bay. Ryan LaMarre replaced him in the outfield Wednesday and went on to hit a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the 16th inning.
Apr 19 - 11:41 AM

Tommy Pham told Jim Hayes of Fox Sports Midwest on Thursday that his right groin is fine.

Pham felt some discomfort in the groin toward the end of Tuesday night's win over the Cubs, but he finished out that game in center field and could be available in Thursday afternoon's makeup (for Wednesday's rainout) at Wrigley Field. St. Louis will instead play it safe, starting Harrison Bader in center and batting him second Thursday against Cubs left-hander Jon Lester. Pham should be back in there for Friday's series opener versus the Reds.
Apr 19 - 11:24 AM

Javier Baez has been bumped up to the No. 2 spot in the Cubs' lineup for Thursday's game against the Cardinals.

Baez boasts a 1.402 OPS with five home runs and 12 RBI over his last six games, though he's always been a streaky hitter. Kris Bryant is batting third and Anthony Rizzo will bat cleanup versus right-hander Luke Weaver.
Apr 19 - 10:30 AM




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