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Major League Baseball owners have approved a replay challenge system for the 2014 season.

Managers will get two challenges that can be used at any point in the game. If a play is challenged and overturned, the manager gets to keep that challenge. It'd make much more sense to put a separate umpire in a replay booth and have him review every play, but the owners have settled on a manager challenge system and are expected to get the approval of the players and umps. Expect some complications in 2014.
Thu, Nov 14, 2013 12:20:00 PM

Reds manager Bryan Price said Monday that he doesn't expect Johnny Cueto (elbow) to miss any more starts.

Cueto had to be scratched from an outing Sunday due to a stiff pitching elbow, but the club doesn't consider the ailment to be serious. He'll throw a bullpen session in a few days and be cleared to rejoin the rotation presumably this weekend against the Nationals.
May 25 - 4:57 PM

Chase Headley went 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBI as the Yankees torched the Royals 14-1 on Memorial Day.

Headley kicked off the rout with a two-run homer in the top of the first inning, then Brian McCann and Brett Gardner both followed with three-run shots in what became an eight-run opening frame. Stephen Drew added another three-run homer in the bottom of the second, finally driving Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie from the game. Headley also had an infield single and an RBI double. He's batting .255/.309/.416 with six home runs and 21 RBI in 44 games this season.
May 25 - 4:47 PM

Bartolo Colon held the Phillies to three runs in six innings Monday in the Mets' 6-3 victory.

Colon walked two and gave up six hits, but only one of those hits -- a Freddy Galvis double -- went for extra bases. Colon fanned six Philadelphia hitters and is now 7-3 with a 4.82 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, and 52/5 K/BB ratio in 61 2/3 innings this season. The big man remains a strong matchup-to-matchup fantasy starter, and he has a pretty good one at home against the Rockies on Sunday.
May 25 - 4:32 PM

Orioles manager Buck Showalter expects J.J. Hardy (back) to be in the lineup on Tuesday.

Hardy dealt with a tight back throughout Monday's game before finally exiting in the eighth inning. The shortstop thinks he just slept funny, though, and is expected to be fine.
May 25 - 4:27 PM

Nolan Arenado finished 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in the Rockies' 5-4 win over the Reds on Monday.

Arenado laced an RBI single in the top of the first inning, reached on an infield single in the top of the second, slugged a solo home run in the top of the fourth, and then drove in the go-ahead run for the Rockies with a sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth. Arenado also had a huge day on Sunday against the Giants and is emerging out of his mid-May slump with bang after bang.
May 25 - 4:17 PM

Asdrubal Cabrera (groin) expects to return Tuesday.

Cabrera is out of the Rays' starting lineup on Monday night against the Mariners after leaving Sunday's game with a groin strain. The strain is of the minor variety.
May 25 - 4:01 PM

Jose Bautista (shoulder) is out of the Blue Jays' starting lineup again on Monday.

Bautista also sat out Sunday after getting a cortisone injection in his ailing right shoulder. He's been bothered by shoulder discomfort for over a month, but the Blue Jays are expected to keep the slugger active and continue using him as their primary designated hitter. Edwin Encarnacion is at DH on Monday against the White Sox and Justin Smoak is at first base.
May 25 - 3:37 PM

Pirates activated RHP Charlie Morton from the 15-day disabled list.

Morton will make his 2015 debut for the Pirates on Monday night against the Marlins. He posted very good numbers on his lengthy minor league rehab assignment and could be worth a shot in some standard mixed fantasy leagues.
May 25 - 3:16 PM

Steven Souza (wrist) is not in the Rays' starting lineup on Monday evening against the Mariners.

Souza suffered a sprained left wrist Sunday in a nasty collision at home plate with A's catcher Stephen Vogt and is considered day-to-day for now. Brandon Guyer is starting in right field and Jake Elmore is in left field in Monday's series opener versus Seattle.
May 25 - 2:49 PM

Rays placed 1B James Loney on the 15-day disabled list with a broken left middle finger.

It was initially called a sprain, but further testing revealed the fracture. Loney expects to miss 4-6 weeks, and Tampa Bay will use a mix of players at first base. Logan Forsythe is starting there Monday night.
May 25 - 2:39 PM

Sean Doolittle (shoulder) is expected to return from the disabled list on Tuesday.

Doolittle has spent the first two months of the 2015 regular season rehabbing a slight tear in his left rotator cuff. He allowed five runs in five innings on his rehab assignment, so the A's will likely ease him back into high-leverage situations. The 28-year-old southpaw should eventually take over for Tyler Clippard at closer.
May 25 - 2:05 PM




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