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Bryce Harper went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the Nationals' 5-2 win over the White Sox on Wednesday.

It was Harper's fourth home run of the season, and he's now hitting a robust .394 overall. The power has been present, but Harper has yet to register a stolen base this season after swiping 18 last year. Still, the 20-year-old is showing why he was such a sexy pick in the early rounds of drafts this spring.
Wed, Apr 10, 2013 10:13:00 PM

Astros manager A.J. Hinch said a concussion has been ruled out for Jose Altuve.

Altuve left Tuesday's game against the Indians after taking a blow to the head in a shallow-outfield collision with teammate Teoscar Hernandez, but the star second baseman checked out fine and can be called day-to-day. Hernandez took the brunt of the hit, appearing to suffer a serious left knee injury.
Apr 25 - 9:18 PM

Kendall Graveman (shoulder) will return to the A's rotation Thursday in Anaheim.

Graveman got the go-ahead after making it through a 42-pitch bullpen session on Monday without issue. The 26-year-old right-hander wound up missing just one turn and will return Thursday to a 2-0 record, 2.00 ERA, and 1.00 WHIP through three starts covering 18 innings. With the velocity spike he's shown this season, Graveman deserves to be owned in deeper mixed fantasy leagues.
Apr 25 - 8:22 PM

Mitch Haniger has been diagnosed with a strained oblique.

The injury is sure to put him on the 10-day disabled list, and it could keep him out through mid-May. Haniger suffered the oblique strain, typically a 3-4 week injury, while tallying his second hit of the night Tuesday against the Tigers. He's batting .338/.442/.600 this year. It's more terrible news for the last-place Mariners, who put Danny Valencia in right field Tuesday when Haniger exited.
Apr 25 - 8:17 PM

Madison Bumgarner will not require surgery on his injured left shoulder.

That's the initial evaluation anyway, after a round of tests overseen by Dr. Kenneth Akizuki. Bumgarner is hoping to begin rehab activities in 4-5 days but probably won't be ready to resume throwing off a mound for two months. The ace left-hander suffered a strained AC joint and a rib cage bruise last Thursday in a dirt-bike accident.
Apr 25 - 8:00 PM

Dodgers purchased the contract of OF/1B Cody Bellinger from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Bellinger is starting in left field and batting eighth in his MLB debut Tuesday night against Giants left-hander Ty Blach. The 21-year-old has put up huge offensive numbers at multiple levels of the minor leagues and immediately deserves a look in deeper mixed fantasy leagues with Rob Segedin (toe), Franklin Gutierrez (hamstring), and Joc Pederson (groin) all currently sidelined. Bellinger could carve out a big role if he gets off to a hot start.
Apr 25 - 7:00 PM

Kendall Graveman (shoulder) threw a successful 42-pitch bullpen session on Monday.

Graveman reported no day-after discomfort on Tuesday and is on track to return to the Oakland rotation Thursday in Anaheim. The 26-year-old right-hander was sporting an excellent 2-0 record, 2.00 ERA, and 1.00 WHIP through three starts (18 innings) this season, showing improved fastball velocity. This shoulder issue will hopefully be a minor blip.
Apr 25 - 6:54 PM

Jorge Soler (oblique) went 1-for-4 with a home run and a walk Tuesday with Triple-A Omaha.

He now has two home runs in five rehab games, but Royals manager Ned Yost said Tuesday that no decision has been made about Soler's activation date. The 25-year-old outfielder landed on the disabled list at the end of spring training with a strained left oblique. He should join Kansas City's lineup at some point in the next week.
Apr 25 - 6:51 PM

Tuesday night's game between the Marlins and Phillies has been postponed due to rain.

It's the third postponement of the night in the Northeast. Vince Velasquez was scheduled to start at home for the Phillies against left-hander Wei-Yin Chen of the Marlins. Velasquez will start on Wednesday against Miami with Nick Pivetta's major league debut getting pushed to the weekend.
Apr 25 - 6:43 PM

Aaron Sanchez (finger) threw a 30-pitch bullpen session Tuesday without issue.

Sanchez used all of his pitches and drew positive reviews from the Blue Jays' coaching staff. The young right-hander needed surgery on April 18 to remove part of the nail on his right middle finger, but it sounds like he won't be out much longer. Look for a more detailed timetable by this weekend.
Apr 25 - 6:16 PM

Athletics placed OF Rajai Davis on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to April 21, with a left hamstring strain.

It's not a severe strain, but the A's will take advantage of the new 10-day disabled list to get Davis some needed rest. The veteran outfielder is batting just .214/.262/.375 with one home run and one stolen base through 15 regular-season games.
Apr 25 - 5:48 PM

Tuesday night's game between the Braves and Mets has been postponed due to rain.

The evening forecast looks ugly across much of the Northeast. Robert Gsellman was scheduled to pitch for the Mets against Julio Teheran of the Braves. The game will be made up as part of a traditional doubleheader on September 25. Noah Syndergaard is going to stay on schedule and face off against Teheran in Wednesday's game, with Gsellman getting skipped.
Apr 25 - 5:39 PM




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