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Orioles optioned RHP Josh Stinson to Triple-A Norfolk.

Stinson was up with the big club for a couple days but didn't make an appearance. The O's will make a corresponding roster move prior to Friday's game.
Thu, Jul 11, 2013 11:08:00 PM

Rougned Odor is batting leadoff in the Rangers' starting lineup Tuesday versus Anaheim.

Odor had an appeal hearing for his eight-game suspension on Tuesday afternoon, but the Rangers aren't expecting a ruling to come down before the start of Tuesday night's game against the visiting Angels. The second baseman was issued the suspension (and a fine) for his role in last Sunday's brawl with the Blue Jays. Odor got a clean shot to the face of Jose Bautista after Bautista slid hard into him at the second base bag.
May 24 - 4:16 PM

Kevin Kiermaier underwent surgery Tuesday to repair two fractures in his left hand.

Kiermaier broke two metacarpal bones in his glove hand Saturday while trying to rob James McCann of a hit and is expected to be sidelined for the next 8-10 weeks. Mikie Mahtook started in center field on Monday night and Brandon Guyer drew the nod there Tuesday afternoon. Tampa Bay can feature a number of different looks, but Kiermaier is one of the best defenders in baseball at any position. It's a huge loss.
May 24 - 4:08 PM

David Wright is out of the Mets' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Nationals.

Ty Kelly will start at third base and bat eighth versus Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg. It's just a routine day of maintenance for the veteran Wright.
May 24 - 3:38 PM

Justin Upton (quad) is out of the Tigers' lineup again Tuesday against the Phillies.

The struggling Upton was a late scratch Monday due to right quad tightness and he's apparently not quite right yet. Mike Aviles will make the start in left field.
May 24 - 3:33 PM

Carlos Gomez (rib cage) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with Double-A Corpus Christi.

Gomez landed on the disabled list earlier this month with a bruised left rib cage. He's not eligible to return until the beginning of June, but getting a bunch of at-bats in the minors isn't the worst idea for him. He's batting just .182 with a .486 OPS in 34 games this season.
May 24 - 3:25 PM

Travis Shaw (hand) is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Rockies.

Shaw is currently dealing with a minor injury to his left hand is considered day-to-day. Josh Rutlege is filling in at third base.
May 24 - 3:10 PM

Pirates placed RHP Ryan Vogelsong on the 15-day disabled list with facial fractures.

The move comes after Vogelsong was hit in the head by a pitch during Monday's game against the Rockies. The specifics aren't yet known, but Pirates trainer Todd Tomczyk said that he suffered an injury to his left eye, including the orbital bone around it. There's no clear timetable for his return.
May 24 - 2:30 PM

Jason Heyward (ribs) has returned to the Cubs' starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Cardinals.

This confirms what Cubs manager Joe Maddon said during a radio appearance Tuesday. Heyward ended up missing three starts due to a contusion on his right side. The 26-year-old is batting just .225/.329/.282 through his first 37 games this season. He'll bat second against his former team on Tuesday.
May 24 - 2:19 PM

Jung Ho Kang (hand) is back in Tuesday's lineup against the Diamondbacks.

Kang missed back-to-back starts after leaving Saturday's game with a jammed left hand, but he's feeling better now. He'll bat cleanup against right-hander Shelby Miller.
May 24 - 2:07 PM

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that James Loney's representatives plan to contact the Mets to gauge interest.

Lucas Duda is out indefinitely with a stress fracture in his back, so it could be a natural fit. Sherman hears that the Mets at least have "some curiosity" about the possibility. Loney, 32, is batting .333/.368/.417 with two home runs and 23 RBI over 39 games with the Padres' Triple-A affiliate. He has the ability to opt of his minor league deal if he finds an opportunity in the majors.
May 24 - 11:57 AM

Alex Rodriguez (hamstring) will play a minor league rehab game with Double-A Trenton on Tuesday.

Rodriguez wasn't originally expected to require a minor league rehab assignment as he makes his way back from a hamstring strain, but there has been a change of plans. Assuming he feels good, the Yankees could bring him back on Wednesday.
May 24 - 10:54 AM




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