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Chris Capuano (calf) allowed two runs over 5 1/3 innings Wednesday in a rehab start at Triple-A Albuquerque.

Capuano walked only one batter and struck out four, and could be cleared to return to the Dodgers' starting rotation early next week if he experiences no renewed soreness over the next couple of days. The 34-year-old left-hander has been on the 15-day disabled list since April 17 with a strained left calf muscle.
Thu, May 2, 2013 10:15:00 AM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Thursday that Masahiro Tanaka (forearm, wrist) should rejoin the rotation next week.

He is traveling west with the club and is expected to start against the Mariners on Tuesday or Wednesday. He will be limited to around 80 pitches in his first start, but should be all systems go afterwards.
May 28 - 6:59 PM

Indians placed C Carlos Santana on the paternity leave list.

Santana can remain on paternity leave for 24 to 72 hours. The Indians have called up Jerry Sands to take his place on the active roster.
May 28 - 5:48 PM

Rusney Castillo (shoulder) is back in the starting lineup for Thursday's game against the Rangers.

Castillo was held out of Wednesday's lineup due to a sore shoulder, but it's not a major concern. He's hitting ninth Thursday against right-hander Nick Martinez.
May 28 - 5:38 PM

Red Sox placed OF Daniel Nava on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 26, with a sprained left thumb.

It was obvious that something would have to give with Carlos Peguero joining the team, so putting Nava on the disabled list enables the Red Sox to keep him in the organization rather than expose him to waivers. The 32-year-old is batting just .159/.250/.190 through 27 games this season and the thumb injury has apparently been bothering him for a while.
May 28 - 4:53 PM

David Ortiz is not in Thursday's lineup against the Rangers.

It's not unexpected, as Red Sox manager John Farrell said on WEEI on Thursday that Ortiz will be held out of the lineup for a couple of days to work on his swing. The veteran slugger has just one hit in his last 20 at-bats and is batting just .216/.303/.377 with six home runs and 18 RBI on the year. Hanley Ramirez will serve as the designated hitter Thursday while Brock Holt will play left field.
May 28 - 4:46 PM

Red Sox recalled LHP Eduardo Rodriguez from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Rodriguez will be making his major league debut when he starts Thursday against the Rangers. It's just being called a spot start, designed to give Boston's other starters an extra day of rest, but Joe Kelly's rotation spot is obviously vulnerable right now. Rodriguez, 22, had a 2.98 ERA and 44/7 K/BB ratio over his first 48 1/3 innings this season in Triple-A.
May 28 - 4:10 PM

According to MLB.com's Bill Ladson, a CT scan taken Thursday on Jayson Werth's left wrist revealed two small fractures.

Werth suffered the fractures on May 15 when he got struck on the wrist by an Odrisamer Despaigne pitch. He was placed on the disabled list a couple days later and will now probably be sidelined until sometime in August. The veteran outfielder has a littered history of wrist injuries. Tyler Moore, Michael Taylor, and Clint Robinson have been on somewhat of a rotation in left field for the Nationals.
May 28 - 4:03 PM

Chris Sale pitched a brilliant game against the Orioles in Thursday's 3-2 win, striking out 12 and pitching 7 2/3 innings of shutout ball.

Sale came into the game with a somewhat inflated 4.21 ERA, but he was in Ace Mode against the Orioles, allowing just four hits over 7 2/3 innings while striking out 12 without a walk. The Orioles barely touched Sale in the contest. After allowing 13 total runs over 8 1/3 innings in back-to-back starts on April 30 and May 6, the southpaw has now allowed just six runs in his last 31 2/3 innings. He'll take a 4-2 record, 3.66 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 66/14 K/BB ratio (over 59 innings) into his next start, a road match-up with the Rangers.
May 28 - 3:59 PM

Josh Hamilton has a cold but is starting anyway Thursday in his return to Arlington, Texas.

Hamilton will play left field and bat fifth against the visiting Red Sox. He joked that the cold might take his mind off the nerves of returning to the stadium where he's played 348 of his 980 career major league games.
May 28 - 3:49 PM

Cuban pitcher Yadier Alvarez won't be eligible to reach an official agreement with a team until the upcoming July 2 international signing period.

Alvarez had petitioned Major League Baseball to allow him to sign early, but that request apparently got rejected. The hard-throwing 19-year-old right-hander will be one of the most sought-after prospects on the international market when July 2 hits. CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reported in late April that the Dodgers have been the most aggressive team on him so far, but the Blue Jays, Nationals, Rangers, and Diamondbacks are also believed to be in the mix.
May 28 - 3:13 PM

Wei-Yin Chen could have his next start pushed back.

It's not clear exactly what's ailing Chen, but the Orioles have listed his spot Saturday against the Rays as to-be-determined. There should be an update soon. Chen owns a sharp 3.13 ERA, 1.189 WHIP, and 44/14 K/BB ratio in 54 2/3 innings (nine starts) this season.
Source: MASN
May 28 - 1:13 PM




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