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Red Sox exercised LHP Jon Lester's $13 million option for 2014.

It was just a formality. Lester bounced back from a disappointing 2012 campaign to post a 3.75 ERA and 1.29 WHIP across 33 starts for the Red Sox this season before starring in the postseason. The left-hander is slated to hit free agency after next year, but it wouldn't be a surprise if Boston looks to lock him up before then.
Fri, Nov 1, 2013 05:31:00 PM

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that the Mets have acquired James Loney from the Padres.

No word yet on the return, but it isn't expected to be much. With Lucas Duda sidelined and a gaping hole offensively at first base, Loney will have the chance to step right in as the club's everyday first baseman. The 32-year-old was hitting .342/.373/.424 with two homers and 28 RBI in 158 at-bats at Triple-A El Paso.
May 28 - 2:18 PM

Dodgers optioned LHP Julio Urias to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

While he struggled in his big league debut on Friday, Urias flashed the skills and talent that have made him the top pitching prospect in the game. He'll continue to bide his time at Triple-A for now, but will almost assuredly get another chance with the Dodgers later in the season.
May 28 - 1:57 PM

Ryan Braun is not in the Brewers starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Reds.

Braun has battled a variety of ailments already this season, so giving him a breather to keep him fresh isn't a terrible idea, especially after he looked especially spry on Friday night with a pair of stolen bases. Unfortunately for fantasy owners, he misses a juicy matchup against Alfredo Simon.
May 28 - 1:09 PM

Cardinals designated INF Ruben Tejada for assignment.

Greg Garcia flashed enough in his brief callup that that Cardinals felt it would be more prudent to keep him on the roster as a reserve infielder instead of Tejada who was hitting just .176/.225/.235 in his 34 at-bats. He should be able to latch on elsewhere with little difficulty.
May 28 - 1:06 PM

Braves placed SS Erick Aybar on the 15-day disabled list with a right foot contusion.

Aybar suffered the injury when he was drilled by an Adam Conley offering during Friday's game. Rather than rush him back into action, the club will give Aybar ample time to heal. Daniel Castro should handle the bulk of the action at shortstop while he's sidelined.
May 28 - 12:10 PM

Blue Jays placed SS Troy Tulowitzki on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right quadriceps.

Tulowitzki tweaked his injured quad while running to first base during Friday's game against the Red Sox. Darwin Barney will handle most of the action at shortstop while he's sidelined.
May 28 - 11:44 AM

Troy Tulowitzki (quad) is not in the Blue Jays starting lineup on Saturday.

Tulowitzki tweaked his injured quad on Friday and underwent a precautionary MRI on Saturday. He's considered day-to-day. Darwin Barney will start in his place and bat eighth against Rick Porcello and the Red Sox.
May 28 - 10:59 AM

Aaron Hill continued his power surge against the Reds on Friday, blasting a pair of home runs in a 9-5 victory.

Hill registered the first and only three homer game of his career earlier in the month against this same Reds pitching staff. Hill tagged starter John Lamb for a solo homer that tied the game at 3-3 in the fourth inning, then replicated the feat in the fifth. Hill also singled in the contest, finishing the night 3-for-4 to raise his season slash up to .271/.340/.443 to go along with six homers and 19 RBI.
May 28 - 12:52 AM

Jung Ho Kang homered and drove home three runs on Friday as the Pirates routed the Rangers 9-1 in Texas.

Kang clobbered a three-run homer that capped off a five-run uprising in the fifth inning. It was one of four home runs that the Pirates would hit in the contest, with Starling Marte, Andrew McCutchen and Gregory Polanco each leaving the yard as well. Kang finished the night 2-for-5 and is now hitting .308/.367/.731 with six homers and 17 RBI in his first 60 plate appearances.
May 28 - 12:32 AM

Eric Hosmer went 3-for-4 with a homer and a season-high four RBI in Friday’s 7-5 victory over the White Sox.

Hosmer drove in a run with a ground out in the first inning and slugged a solo homer in the sixth before adding a go-ahead two-run single in the seventh. The 26-year-old has picked up the power production of late and is now batting .307/.359/.520 with nine homers and 27 RBI through 47 games. He has never hit more than 19 home runs in a season before, but he’s in good position to top that this year if he can stay healthy.
May 27 - 11:55 PM

Mark Trumbo blasted his 15th home run of the season on Friday as the Orioles defeated the Indians 6-4 in the first game of their weekend series in Cleveland.

Trumbo's two-run shot in the seventh inning provided valuable insurance runs for the O's and would prove to be the difference in the ballgame. Trumbo also singled, finishing the night 2-for-4. He has been an absolute force in the middle of the Orioles lineup this season, slashing .284/.335/.568 with 15 homers and 34 RBI.
May 27 - 11:21 PM




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