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Colby Lewis is experiencing discomfort in his right triceps muscle and may miss his next rehab start.

Lewis was able to play catch on Saturday at extended spring training, but the Rangers don't want to put him on a mound in a live game unless he's feeling 100 percent. The right-hander is still on track to return around late May or early June. He's on his way back from July elbow surgery and went two innings in his first rehab outing Thursday at Triple-A Round Rock.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Sat, May 11, 2013 04:31:00 PM

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson indicated Thursday that Bartolo Colon is unlikely to be traded.

"I would say right now there's a lot less going on than some people speculate," Alderson said. It's not terribly surprising, as there have been recent reports on the three teams most connected with Colon -- the Angels, Dodgers and Royals -- downplaying interest in the righty. Colon would have to be traded by Sunday in order to be eligible for a playoff roster.
Aug 28 - 7:23 PM

Eric Hosmer (hand) could begin a rehab assignment this weekend.

Hosmer began swinging a bat earlier this week and took batting practice Thursday for the first time since landing on the disabled list. The first baseman should only need a handful of rehab games before being activated, so a return next week is looking likely.
Aug 28 - 7:19 PM

Indians manager Terry Francona said Thursday that Yan Gomes (concussion) is on pace to be activated Friday.

He'll go through some pre-game tests before a decision is officially made, but Gomes has been symptom-free for a while now. The Indians backstop is hitting .284/.324/.477 with 17 home runs and 53 RBI over 109 games this season.
Aug 28 - 7:12 PM

Daniel Murphy will undergo an MRI on his ailing right calf.

Murphy hasn't played since Sunday and just hasn't progressed as hoped. It's possible he'll wind up on the disabled list, but obviously more will be known after the MRI results come back. Wilmer Flores is handling second base while Murphy is out.
Aug 28 - 7:08 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy indicated after Thursday's game that he planned to go with a committee at closer going forward.

He said that he nearly used Santiago Casilla in the eighth inning but decided that the matchups were better for Sergio Romo. He also had Jeremy Affeldt warming up in the ninth after Casilla issued a leadoff walk. Casilla has only blown one save since taking over the closer job but has allowed five runs over his last 11 appearances. Romo, Affledt and Casilla should all be owned in fantasy leagues.
Aug 28 - 7:04 PM

Yusmeiro Petit set a major league record with 46 straight batters retired on his way to allowing one run over six innings Thursday in a win over the Rockies.

Petit retired the first eight batters he faced today to overtake Mark Buehrle's major league record of 45 consecutive batters retired. He then immediately gave up a double to opposing starter Jordan Lyles and a soft RBI single to Charlie Blackmon, but he buckled down after that. He ended up allowing four hits, walking none and striking out nine in his first start since replacing Tim Lincecum in the rotation. He'll get the Rockies again next week, and while that will be at Coors, he still looks like a decent play in mixed leagues.
Aug 28 - 6:54 PM

David Wright (neck) is back in Thursday's lineup against the Braves.

That was the expectation already, but it's now official. Wright has been sidelined since Sunday due to neck spasms and a couple of days off is probably a good thing for his shoulder. He's still hoping to finish out the season strong even though he's not 100 percent.
Aug 28 - 5:06 PM

Jonny Venters has been diagnosed with a re-tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow following an MRI.

Awful news for Venters, who has spent all season rehabbing from the second Tommy John surgery of his career. No word yet on the next step, but it's now possible that he could have a third surgery.
Aug 28 - 4:56 PM

Anthony Ranaudo is scheduled to start for the Red Sox on Friday night against the Rays.

Ranaudo allowed four earned runs over six innings earlier this month in a spot start against the Reds and is a risky -- but not terrible -- fantasy play versus Tampa Bay. The 24-year-old right-hander has registered a 2.61 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, and 111/54 K/BB ratio in 138 innings (24 starts) this season for Triple-A Pawtucket.
Aug 28 - 12:04 PM

Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) threw a successful simulated game Thursday morning at Comerica Park.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi told reporters afterward that the 49-pitch workout went well. Tanaka continues to make steady progress in his attempt to rehab a torn ulnar collateral ligament and could rejoin the Yankees' starting rotation next month if everything continues to go smoothly. It's not often that a pitcher who is diagnosed with a torn UCL is able to avoid Tommy John surgery, but it's also not unprecedented.
Aug 28 - 10:52 AM

Anthony Rizzo (back) is out again Thursday.

Rizzo also sat out Wednesday after leaving Tuesday's series-opener against the Reds with lower back tightness. He's still considered day-to-day. Chris Valaika will start at first base in Thursday's series finale.
Aug 28 - 9:30 AM




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