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Pedro Florimon Jr. left Thursday's game against the Tigers with a right index finger sprain.

It's not clear how long the malady might sideline the infielder. Eduardo Escobar took Florimon's spot at shortstop Thursday.
Thu, May 23, 2013 09:31:00 PM

Wei-Yin Chen (elbow) is scheduled to make his season debut on Saturday night against the Rockies.

Chen struck out seven batters over five scoreless frames in his last minor league rehab start Sunday at High-A Jupiter, giving him a 1.17 ERA and 11/1 K/BB ratio in 7 2/3 total rehab frames. He's been an effective fantasy starter in the past and might be worth consideration in some deeper formats. The 32-year-old southpaw has missed the first four weeks of the 2018 regular season because of a partially torn ligament in his left elbow.
Apr 25 - 12:27 AM

Andrelton Simmons went 3-for-5 with two homers and five RBI in leading the Angels to an 8-7 win over the Astros on Tuesday.

Lindor? Correa? Didi? Machado? Simmons still has as good of an argument as anyone for the claim of the AL's best shortstop. He's the best defender of the group, of course, and he's hitting .317 with 13 RBI and a nice 6/10 K/BB ratio in 94 plate appearances this year.
Apr 25 - 12:26 AM

Venezuelan reporter Daniel Alvarez Montes hears from a source that the Braves have called up top outfield prospect Ronald Acuna.

That report has now been confirmed by MLB.com's Mark Bowman. Acuna got off to a slow start this season at Triple-A Gwinnett, but he had turned it on over the last week and went 2-for-4 with a double and a walk on Tuesday. It sounds like the ultra-talented 20-year-old will be in the Braves' starting lineup on Wednesday night against the Reds. Acuna batted .325/.374/.522 with 21 home runs, 82 RBI, 44 stolen bases, and 88 runs scored in 139 games last season between three different levels of Atlanta's minor league system. He has the goods to be a fantasy monster right out of the gate.
Apr 25 - 12:17 AM

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Bud Norris was not available out of the bullpen Tuesday because of "a little soreness."

Norris showed diminished velocity in his last appearance Sunday versus the Reds, but he still managed a 1-2-3 inning. It doesn't sound like anything overly serious. The 33-year-old right-hander has been serving as the primary closer in St. Louis while $14 million man Greg Holland works out the kinks. It should perhaps be noted that Holland retired all three batters he faced -- two via strikeout -- in the ninth inning of Tuesday's extra-innings loss to the Mets.
Apr 25 - 12:10 AM

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny confirmed Tuesday that Jack Flaherty will start Saturday in Pittsburgh.

He'll again be filling in for Adam Wainwright, who landed back on the disabled list Sunday due to elbow inflammation. Wainwright expects to return when first eligible, but elbow injuries can be tricky and this is not his first one. Flaherty struck out nine batters over five innings of one-run ball back on April 3 against the Brewers and then got optioned to Triple-A Memphis the next day. He's registered a 2.25 ERA, 0.75 WHIP, and 22/3 K/BB ratio in 20 innings (three starts) for Memphis since the demotion.
Apr 25 - 12:06 AM

Brewers manager Craig Counsell said late Tuesday that Eric Thames will undergo tests on his thumb.

Thames made an early exit from Tuesday night's 5-2 win over the Royals. "We're a little concerned about his thumb," Counsell said after the game. "We're going to have to get some tests on it (Wednesday). It's a ligament issue we're a little concerned about." More should be known before Wednesday night's series finale in Kansas City. Thames boasts a .976 OPS with seven home runs in 22 games this year.
Apr 25 - 12:00 AM

Jay Bruce had three hits -- including a go-ahead solo home run in the top of the 10th inning -- in Tuesday's win over the Cardinals.

Bruce had already driven in a run earlier in the game with what was ruled a triple on a ball that was misplayed by Marcell Ozuna. After Matt Bowman induced a double play to wipe out a leadoff single in the 10th, Bruce then deposited one over the center field wall. It's just his second longball of the season and first since April 5.
Apr 24 - 11:50 PM

Blake Treinen has been diagnosed with a bruised right shin.

Treinen took a 105 mph line drive off the shin in the eighth inning of Tuesday night's win over the Rangers and hobbled off the field, but A's manager Bob Melvin said he expects his closer to be fine after Thursday's off day. Santiago Casilla earned his first save of the season Tuesday with a 1-2-3 ninth inning.
Apr 24 - 11:30 PM

Adrian Beltre has been diagnosed with a left hamstring strain.

Beltre will be reevaluated Wednesday, but this has disabled list written all over it. The veteran third baseman suffered the hamstring strain while running down the first base line on an RBI single in the eighth inning of Tuesday night's game against the Athletics.
Apr 24 - 11:11 PM

Tyler Mahle took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and struck out a career-high 11 batters in Tuesday’s 9-7 extra-innings win over the Braves.

Mahle pumped it up to 97-98 mph in the sixth inning as he looked to preserve his no-hitter. As it turns out, it appeared that he might have emptied the tank that frame. The Braves went home run, double, home run to kick off the seventh inning to run the no-no and shutout and knock Mahle out of the game. He then lost out on a win when Raisel Iglesias blew a save. Still, the rough finish doesn’t diminish what was a dominating showing from the young right-hander. Mahle was already at nearly a strikeout per inning coming into this one even though he had a 5.14 ERA, but obviously he took it to another level Tuesday. His arrow is pointing up as he takes on the Twins in Minnesota on Sunday.
Apr 24 - 11:06 PM

Scooter Gennett hit his first two home runs of the season Tuesday, with the second one being a walk-off shot in the 12th inning versus the Braves.

Gennett followed Joey Votto's blast in the fifth inning with a dinger of his own, and he followed Votto's walk in the 12th with a walk-off blast that just cleared the wall in right field. He also had an additional hit and RBI. It made up for a play in the top of the ninth inning which should've been an error on Gennett that resulted in the Braves tying the game. The walk-off hit was the first of Gennett's career.
Apr 24 - 10:58 PM




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