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Marlins selected OF Alfredo Silverio from the Dodgers with the sixth pick in Thursday's Rule 5 Draft.

Silverio posted a .306/.340/.542 batting line with 16 home runs, 11 stolen bases and 85 RBI in 2011 at Double-A Chattanooga, then missed the 2012 season due to a bad auto accident. The 25-year-old Dominican could get a real shot at playing time next year in Miami.
Thu, Dec 6, 2012 10:22:00 AM

Albert Pujols (hamstring) is in the Angels' starting lineup on Tuesday versus the Mariners.

Pujols left Monday's game after feeling a cramp in his left hamstring following a three-run double in the bottom of the third inning. He got treatment on Monday night and again on Tuesday afternoon.
Sep 16 - 5:37 PM

Oswaldo Arcia (back) is not in the Twins' starting lineup Tuesday night versus the Tigers.

Arcia left Monday's game after tweaking a muscle in the upper-left part of his back on a swing-and-miss in the bottom of the sixth inning. He is day-to-day.
Sep 16 - 5:29 PM

Nolan Arenado (chest) is out of the Rockies' starting lineup again on Tuesday night.

Arenado left Sunday's series finale in St. Louis with a chest contusion and did not do any pregame work on Monday or Tuesday. Charlie Culberson will start at third base Tuesday night against the visiting Dodgers.
Sep 16 - 5:25 PM

Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) played three innings of first base Tuesday in a simulated game at the Nationals' spring training complex in Florida.

Zimmerman hit two doubles in five at-bats and ran the bases without issue. He is expected to play five innings at first base on Wednesday with an eye on returning to the Nationals' active roster in some capacity for the final week of the regular season.
Sep 16 - 5:17 PM

George Springer (quad) is done for the year.

Springer has not made enough progress from his quad strain and the Astros don't want him to push it too hard. The 24-year-old outfielder wound up posting an .804 OPS, 20 home runs, 51 RBI, and five stolen bases over his first 78 games at the major league level. He should be a fantasy monster in 2015.
Sep 16 - 5:14 PM

John Lackey (arm) threw a bullpen session on Tuesday evening at Busch Stadium.

Lackey was skipped from his last turn in the Cardinals' starting rotation due to a case of dead arm, but he is in line to return Friday and is expected to do just that. The veteran right-hander owns a rough 5.05 ERA in 46 1/3 innings since joining St. Louis.
Sep 16 - 5:10 PM

Mark Teixeira is out of the Yankees' starting lineup on Tuesday due to lingering wrist discomfort.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi told reporters that he'll rely on Teixeira to tell the team when he's ready to return. It's a day-to-day situation for now.
Sep 16 - 5:06 PM

Rusney Castillo is expected to make his major league debut on Wednesday night in Pittsburgh.

Castillo has played at three different levels of the Red Sox' minor league system over the past two weeks and will now make the big jump to the majors. The dynamic 27-year-old Cuban signed a record seven-year, $72.5 million contract with Boston on August 22. He'll start in center field in his MLB debut.
Sep 16 - 5:04 PM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Tuesday that Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) is tentatively scheduled to return to the rotation Sunday against the Blue Jays.

Tanaka gave up six hits but went five scoreless innings Monday in an instructional league game at the Yankees' spring training complex in Tampa, Florida. The right-hander will likely be limited to 75 pitches in his first game back in the bigs. He was diagnosed in early July with a partially-torn ligament in his right elbow -- an injury that almost always leads to Tommy John surgery.
Sep 16 - 5:00 PM

Anibal Sanchez (pectoral) threw another short bullpen session on Tuesday and felt no pain.

Sanchez will toss a longer bullpen session later this week and should then be cleared for simulated action. He's not going to return before the end of the regular season, but the right-hander could be available for the playoffs. Sanchez has been out since August 8 with a pectoral strain. He suffered a setback on August 25.
Sep 16 - 4:50 PM

Alex Avila (head) is out of the Tigers' starting lineup again on Tuesday night.

Avila took a foul tip off his mask on Sunday, so he was held out Monday and Bryan Holaday will get another start behind the plate Tuesday versus the Twins. Avila has a history of concussions, so the Tigers are going to play it safe with him down the stretch.
Sep 16 - 4:42 PM




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