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Nationals pitching coach Steve McCatty said Wednesday that Rafael Soriano has a "little tweak in his leg."

That might help explain why Soriano has had such trouble in his last two relief appearances. It's not believed to be a serious injury, but the 33-year-old right-hander may be given a few days off. Which is even more reason to go grab Nationals setup man Drew Storen.
Wed, Apr 10, 2013 05:11:00 PM

Daniel Murphy is once again out of the Nationals' starting lineup on Saturday.

Acting manager Chris Speier indicated nothing was wrong physically on Friday, but it's a troubling sign that he's sitting out a second straight game. Wilmer Difo is starting in his place again and batting eighth for the Nationals on Saturday.
May 27 - 12:17 PM

J.D. Martinez is not in the Tigers' starting lineup for the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the White Sox.

He'll surely be back in there for the nightcap. JaCoby Jones is starting in his place in right field and batting eighth against Tyler Danish on Saturday afternoon.
May 27 - 12:14 PM

White Sox signed OF Luis Robert to a $26 million contract.

The White Sox will hold a press conference on Saturday to announce the signing. The 19-year-old is considered an elite-level talent and a terrific get for the White Sox.
May 27 - 11:46 AM

Tigers placed 2B Ian Kinsler on the 10-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain.

Kinsler has been playing through a minor hamstring injury, but apparently tweaked it again during Friday's game. Look for Andrew Romine and Dixon Machado to handle the bulk of the reps at second base in his absence.
May 27 - 11:43 AM

Bud Norris is considered day-to-day with soreness in his right knee.

The injury forced the veteran right-hander to leave Friday's game against the Marlins. It doesn't sound like he'll require a trip to the disabled list, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him held out through the rest of the weekend as a precautionary measure.
May 26 - 11:56 PM

Devon Travis had a monster day at the plate on Friday, going 3-for-4 with a homer and four RBI in a 7-6 victory over the Rangers.

Travis got the Blue Jays on the board with a grand slam off of A.J. Griffin in the second inning. He wound up finishing the night just a triple shy of the cycle. After a miserable start to the season, Travis' bat has heated up substantially in recent weeks and he's now hitting .252/.287/.439 with four homers, 19 RBI and four stolen bases on the season.
May 26 - 11:03 PM

Jed Lowrie stayed hot in Friday’s win 4-1 win over the Yankees by going 3-for-4 with an RBI single.

Lowrie had two singles and a double. He broke a scoreless tie with a single off Tyler Clippard in the eighth. The 33-year-old has hit safely in seven straight games, including five multi-hit games. He’s batting .310/.376/.500 with six homers through 46 games on the year and deserves more attention in mixed fantasy leagues.
May 26 - 11:01 PM

Jacob deGrom struck out 10 and allowed one run over 8 1/3 innings in Friday’s victory over the Pirates.

It was the longest outing by a Mets starter this season. And boy, did they need it. DeGrom allowed just six hits and one walk, with the lone run scoring on a solo homer from Gregory Polanco in the fourth inning. Terry Collins gave him the chance to go the distance initially, but deGrom gave up a leadoff single to Polanco and struck out David Freese looking before being pulled at 118 pitches. DeGrom improved to 4-1 with the victory and now owns a 3.23 ERA and 86/24 K/BB ratio in 64 innings through 10 starts.
May 26 - 10:15 PM

Neil Walker teed off on his old team on Friday, going 3-for-5 with two homers, four RBI, and three runs scored in an 8-1 victory over the Pirates.

Walker clubbed a two-run homer in the third inning and a solo shot in the fifth, giving him his fifth career mulit-homer game. He later added an RBI single in the sixth for good measure. The 31-year-old had a very quiet April, but he’s batting .345 (30-for-87) with four home runs and 18 RBI this month.
May 26 - 10:14 PM

Tim Adleman delivered an outstanding performance in Friday's victory over the Reds, allowing just one hit over eight shutout innings.

Adleman walked two and struck out four on the night. The only hit against him came on an Andres Blanco one-out single in the first inning. Now 3-2 on the season, the right-hander will look to further improve upon his 4.95 ERA and 1.25 WHIP when he takes on the Blue Jays in Toronto on Wednesday.
May 26 - 10:03 PM

Max Scherzer was in dominant form in Friday's victory over the Padres, racking up a season-high 13 strikeouts over 8 2/3 innings of one-run ball.

The right-hander scattered three hits and a pair of walks in the contest. The only damage against him came on a solo homer off the bat of Ryan Schimpf in the fourth inning. He made a bit for his first complete game of the season, but he was lifted after hitting Ryan Schimpf to load the bases with two outs in the inning. Scherzer now boasts a 2.77 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 89/18 K/BB ratio across 68 1/3 innings on the season. He'll do battle against the Giants his next time out on Wednesday in San Francisco.
May 26 - 9:46 PM




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