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Padres placed RHP Joe Wieland on the 60-day disabled list with a right elbow injury.

Wieland underwent Tommy John surgery last July and is not expected to be ready to pitch until the middle of the 2013 season. The move clears a 40-man roster spot.
Thu, Feb 28, 2013 03:12:00 PM

Brett Lawrie hit a grand slam in the ninth inning to extend the lead, and the Blue Jays finished off the Twins 9-3 on Tuesday.

Lawrie's only hit of the game was a big one, as he sent a Jared Burton fastball deep into the Minnesota night to give the Jays some insurance runs. The homer was his third this season. Lawrie also had an RBI sacrifice fly earlier in the game, giving him five RBI total on the evening, and the five-RBI night was his first ever in the majors.
Apr 16 - 12:18 AM

Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Astros will promote top prospect George Springer from Triple-A Oklahoma City prior to Wednesday's game.

The report has been confirmed by various other outlets. Springer earned the promotion after a 3-for-4 effort Tuesday that included a grand slam. The young outfielder has hit .353 with three homers, nine RBI and four stolen bases in his first 13 contests for Oklahoma City. He figures to take over right field for the Astros and needs to be owned in all fantasy formats.
Apr 16 - 12:09 AM

Burke Badenhop got the loss on Tuesday as the White Sox defeated the Red Sox 2-1 on a walk-off throwing error by Xander Bogaerts.

Badenhop wasn't sharp in the ninth inning, trying to keep a tie game intact. After allowing two singles (lead-off man Alejandro De Aza was caught stealing after his hit) and issuing another walk, Marcus Semien knocked a ball to Bogaerts, who made a low throw which couldn't be dug out by first baseman Mike Carp for the third out of the inning, allowing the White Sox to walk off as 2-1 winners. Badenhop hasn't been reliable in five appearances to start the season, allowing runs in each of his last four appearances.
Apr 16 - 12:04 AM

Mike Napoli has been diagnosed with a dislocated left ring finger.

That much could be seen by looking at the gruesome picture of Napoli's finger after he slid into second base following a ninth-inning wild pitch. However, the good news is that X-rays on the finger came back negative, and the first baseman is being listed as day-to-day. Mike Carp will handle first if Napoli has to sit out a day or two.
Apr 16 - 12:00 AM

Adam Dunn blasted the 443rd home run of his career on Tuesday, the only hit he had in his only official at-bat as the White Sox beat the Red Sox.

Dunn took Jake Peavy deep for a solo shot in the second inning, staking the White Sox to an early 1-0 lead. He broke a tie with Dave Kingman on the career home run leaderboard, moving into 38th place by himself. Dunn also drew three walks, as is typical of the 34-year-old veteran. He has quietly been off to a very productive start to the season.
Apr 15 - 11:47 PM

Yordano Ventura allowed two runs -- one earned -- over seven innings of work Tuesday, striking out seven in the Royals' 4-2 win over the Astros.

Ventura limited the Astros to just four hits while walking three over his seven frames. He wasn't quite as dominant as he was in a no-decision against Tampa his first time out, but the hard-throwing right-hander was effective enough to pick up his first major league victory. He's got a great shot at win No. 2 on Sunday when the Twins come to visit.
Apr 15 - 11:37 PM

Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan reports that the Padres are worried that Josh Johnson might need Tommy John surgery.

Johnson's elbow hasn't been getting any better and will be sent to the infamous Dr. James Andrews next week for a second opinion. It would be Johnson's second Tommy John surgery and the second operation on his elbow in the last six months, as he had bone spurs removed over the offseason. The Padres have a $4 million option on Johnson for 2015 if he starts fewer than seven games.
Apr 15 - 11:32 PM

Shelby Miller allowed only an Aramis Ramirez solo home run over seven innings of work in Tuesday's 6-1 win over the Brewers.

Miller took the loss in each of his first two outings, carrying a 6.35 ERA and 7/6 K/BB ratio into Tuesday's start. In Milwaukee, though, the young right-hander found the success he enjoyed for much of last year, striking out seven while allowing just three hits and three walks. It was a promising return to form for the 23-year-old, and he'll try to maintain that form Sunday at the Nationals.
Apr 15 - 11:08 PM

Robbie Ross got the win with 7 2/3 innings of shutout ball as the Rangers shut out the Mariners 5-0 on Tuesday.

Ross pitched well, allowing only five hits (all singles), issuing no walks, and striking out two to lower his ERA to 1.00. While the ERA tells the story of a successful pitcher, Tuesday's start was his first truly impressive outing of the season. Regardless, his spot in the rotation will be made more secure with further positive results.
Apr 15 - 11:05 PM

Mike Leake earned his second win of the season, allowing three runs over 6 2/3 innings as the Reds defeated the Pirates 7-5 on Tuesday.

Leake helped his own cause with the bat, hitting a two-run home run -- the third of his career -- off of Gerrit Cole in the sixth inning to pad the Reds' lead to 5-2. On the pitching side of things, Leake allowed five hits, walked one, and struck out eight, lowering his ERA to 2.95. He'll get the Pirates again on Monday.
Apr 15 - 10:46 PM

Joey Votto went 4-for-4 with a walk and an RBI as the Reds defeated the Pirates on Tuesday.

Votto is showing the meaninglessness of spring stats, as he has turned a mediocre spring showing into a hot start to the regular season. Tuesday's four-hit night brought his average up to .333. He seems eager to lead the league in on-base percentage for a fifth consecutive season.
Apr 15 - 10:29 PM




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