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Kevin Slowey has elected free agency.

Slowey posted an uninspiring 5.14 ERA and 1.34 WHIP in 49 innings this year at the Triple-A level in 2012. The 28-year-old has fallen a long way and won't receive a guaranteed deal from anyone at this point.
Sun, Nov 4, 2012 08:36:00 AM

Noah Syndergaard (biceps) is expected to start Sunday versus the Nationals after getting through a throwing session Friday with no issues.

"My arm feels great," Syndergaard said Friday. "I should have thrown yesterday." Syndergaard's fantasy owners were worried after he had to be scratched from Thursday's start due to biceps tendinitis, and especially after he admitted that it was hard for him to lift his arm above his shoulder. However, he's apparently made a quick recovery. The Mets won't officially clear him for Sunday until they see how he feels Saturday. Sean Gilmartin is on standby just in case.
Apr 28 - 4:34 PM

Jose Abreu (hip/groin) is not in the White Sox' lineup Friday.

Abreu had said he planned to play Friday after leaving Wednesday's game with a right hip flexor/groin issue, but the White Sox have decided to give him another day. Matt Davidson is at first base, Tyler Saladino is in the leadoff spot and Yolmer Sanchez is at second base.
Apr 28 - 4:03 PM

Nelson Cruz was scratched from Friday's lineup with a cramp in his hamstring.

He should be back in there in a day or two as long as it's indeed merely a cramp. Taylor Motter has taken Cruz's spot in the lineup.
Apr 28 - 3:44 PM

Blue Jays designated C Jarrod Saltalamacchia for assignment.

Saltalamacchia was off to as bad of a start as you could imagine, going 1-for-25 with 16 strikeouts while failing to throw out a single baserunner in nine attempts. He'll get a minor league deal somewhere, but the soon-to-be 32-year-old has hit an ugly .159/.267/.317 since the beginning of last season. Luke Maile will now back up Russell Martin.
Apr 28 - 3:40 PM

David Freese (hamstring) remained out of the Pirates' lineup Friday.

Freese still felt something in his right hamstring while taking swings in the cage Friday. He hasn't played since Monday. The disabled list will be in play if Freese doesn't improve in a hurry, but the Pirates are still listing him as day-to-day for now and he'll try to field some grounders pre-game Friday. They have Josh Harrison at third base and Gift Ngoepe at second Friday.
Apr 28 - 3:26 PM

Dustin Pedroia is batting sixth for the Red Sox on Friday versus the Cubs.

It's the first time in his career that he's batted sixth. With Pedroia (.242/.311/.258) moving down, Xander Bogaerts (.313/.353/.328) is up in the leadoff spot.
Apr 28 - 3:18 PM

Yankees activated SS Didi Gregorius from the 10-day disabled list.

Gregorius missed almost the entire first month of the season with a strained right shoulder that he suffered during the World Baseball Classic, but he played in some rehab games with no issues. He's starting at shortstop and batting sixth Friday.
Apr 28 - 2:42 PM

Lucas Duda (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment on Friday.

Duda is eligible for activation on Sunday and could be ready at that time after recovering from a hyperextended left elbow. The Mets need him with Yoenis Cespedes (hamstring) headed to the disabled list.
Apr 28 - 2:39 PM

Mets placed OF Yoenis Cespedes on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.

It's no surprise, of course, as Cespedes had to exit the field with assistance after aggravating his left hamstring injury. Cespedes was slated to undergo an MRI on Friday, but the Mets have yet to reveal how long they think the slugger might be sidelined. Michael Conforto will play every day with Cespedes on the shelf.
Apr 28 - 2:37 PM

Cam Bedrosian (groin) has yet to begin a throwing program.

Bedrosian has been on the disabled list for nearly a week with a strained right groin but remains shut down. He's eligible to return from the DL next Tuesday, but it doesn't sound like that's going to happen. Bud Norris has been capably filling the Angels' closer role with Bedrosian out.
Apr 28 - 12:51 PM

The tendinitis in Adrian Gonzalez's right forearm has remained an issue during the first month of the season.

Gonzalez showed up to spring training with the issue and was shut down for two weeks in hopes that it would dissipate. It improved enough for him to participate in the World Baseball Classic, but clearly the ailment is still nagging him. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts admitted that the fact that Gonzalez has never been on the disabled list in his career is a "factor" in why the club hasn't considered placing him on the DL to this point. The team eventually could reconsider if Gonzalez (.250/.341/.319) doesn't improve, but Roberts said Thursday that he thinks Gonzalez's injury is "getting better" and the first baseman is "getting more extension with that lead arm." The club has Cody Bellinger as an option at first base should Gonzalez ultimately wind up on the DL.
Apr 28 - 12:01 PM




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