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FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Cubs have signed Anthony Rizzo to a seven-year, $41 million extension.

The deal includes two club options and has escalators that could bring the total value to $73 million. It's significantly more than the five-year extension the Diamondbacks gave Paul Goldschmidt and buys out all of Rizzo's arbitration years and at least his first year of free agency. Rizzo is now under contract through 2019. The Cubs are getting a team-friendly deal on Rizzo while he's still undervalued with just over a year of major-league service.
Sun, May 12, 2013 10:19:00 PM

Buster Posey is out of the Giants' starting lineup on Monday afternoon against the Brewers.

It's just a day of rest for Posey. Andrew Susac will catch Tim Lincecum and bat eighth at Miller Park.
May 25 - 12:11 PM

Jason Heyward (hip) is in the Cardinals' starting lineup Monday versus the visiting Diamondbacks.

Heyward sat out Saturday and Sunday in Kansas City with some lingering tightness in his left hip. He's starting in right field and batting seventh on Memorial Day. Matt Holliday is in left and Peter Bourjos is in center.
May 25 - 12:09 PM

Matt Holliday (arm) is back in the Cardinals' starting lineup on Monday against the Diamondbacks.

He'll bat third and start in left field after missing Sunday's game. Holliday took a pitch off his arm on Saturday in Kansas City, but he only suffered a bruise.
May 25 - 12:07 PM

Carlos Gonzalez has been scratched from the Rockies' lineup for Monday's game against the Reds.

Gonzalez was penciled in as the Rockies' No. 3 hitter for their series opener at Great American Ball Park, but he's battling some flu-like symptoms. Brandon Barnes is in right field and batting sixth and Ben Paulsen is in left field and batting cleanup. Charlie Blackmon will start in center and lead off.
May 25 - 12:01 PM

Pablo Sandoval (knee) is back in the Red Sox starting lineup on Monday afternoon against the Twins.

It'll be his first start since last Tuesday. Sandoval was limited to pinch-hitting duties for six days after taking a pitch off his left knee. He'll bat fifth and play third base in his return to action Monday.
May 25 - 11:29 AM

Major League Baseball suspended Brian Matusz eight games for having a foreign substance on his arm.

Matusz was caught using a sticky grip-enhancer Saturday night during an appearance against the Marlins, and an eight-game suspension is the going rate for such a crime. The left-hander has appealed and will be available out of the Orioles' bullpen until that appeal is heard.
May 25 - 11:10 AM

Carlos Beltran is out of the Yankees' starting lineup on Monday due to illness.

Beltran also sat out Sunday's series finale against the Rangers. Garrett Jones is starting in right field for the Yankees in Monday's series opener versus the Royals.
May 25 - 11:07 AM

Brian McCann (foot) is in the Yankees' starting lineup on Monday afternoon against the Royals.

McCann made an early exit from Sunday's game with a foot cramp. It obviously wasn't a serious issue.
May 25 - 11:04 AM

Chris Davis is not in the Orioles' lineup Monday.

He'll take a day of rest against Astros ace Dallas Keuchel. Davis has a whopping 62 strikeouts in 40 games this season, though that's come with eight homers and 22 RBI.
May 25 - 10:22 AM

Lucas Duda (hamstring) is back in the Mets' starting lineup on Monday against the Phillies.

Duda tweaked his right hamstring while running to second base Saturday. It obviously wasn't a serious issue. The 29-year-old first baseman is batting .293/.385/.478 with five home runs and 19 RBI in 44 games this season. Juan Lagares (shoulder) is also back Monday.
May 25 - 10:21 AM

Troy Tulowitzki is not in the Rockies' starting lineup Monday against the Reds.

Daniel Descalso will fill in at shortstop for the Rockies in the afternoon opener at Great American Ball Park. It's just a day of rest for Tulo, who's batting .235/.254/.294 through 71 plate appearances in May.
May 25 - 10:16 AM




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