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Brewers re-signed RHP Santo Manzanillo to a minor league contract.

Manzanillo turns 25 on December 20 and will be entering his eighth season in the Brewers' system. In 58 2/3 innings nearly evenly split between Single-A Brevard County and Double-A Huntsville, Manzanillo posted a 5.83 ERA with 35 strikeouts and 39 walks.
Thu, Dec 19, 2013 10:37:00 AM

Trevor Plouffe delivered a walk-off solo homer in a 3-2 win over the Indians in 11 innings on Friday night.

How's that for a slump-buster? Plouffe came into Friday's action hitting .133 and went hitless over his first four at-bats before taking Bryan Shaw deep to leadoff the bottom of the 11th and send the Target Field fans home happy. The 28-year-old hasn't been able to replicate the power production he had in 2012, but he's capable of being a useful corner infielder in deeper mixed leagues.
Apr 18 - 12:58 AM

Michael Brantley (back) went 2-for-5 in his return to the lineup Friday.

Both hits were singles. Brantley, who served as the DH on Friday, missed the previous four games due to a back injury. The issue has already flared up a couple of times since spring training, so he might not be out of the woods yet.
Apr 18 - 12:56 AM

Michael Wacha fired seven innings of one-run ball in a 6-1 win over the Reds on Friday.

Wacha surrendered a solo homer to Joey Votto in the first inning, but held the Reds off the board the rest of the way. He allowed just five hits and one walk to go along with four strikeouts. The Cardinals put him in line for the win with a rally in the bottom of the seventh. Wacha has won each of his first two starts this season and owns a 1.35 ERA and 6/2 K/BB ratio over 13 1/3 innings. He has major upside if he can stay healthy.
Apr 18 - 12:26 AM

Mike Trout blasted his way into the record books on Friday, going 2-for-4 with a pair of homers and five RBI as the Angels dispatched of the Astros 6-3.

With his sixth inning blast off Roberto Hernandez, Trout became the youngest player in baseball history to accumulate 100 home runs and 100 stolen bases, accomplishing the feat at 23 years and 253 days old, 56 days younger than the previous record-setter Alex Rodriguez. For good measure, he added a three-run bomb off Chad Qualls in the eighth inning to lead the Halos to victory. Already the game's best all-around player, it's scary to think how much better Trout will become.
Apr 17 - 11:55 PM

Alex Rodriguez had a monster night in Friday's 5-4 win over the Rays, slugging two home runs and hitting a go-ahead RBI single.

He's still got it. Rodriguez launched a solo homer in the second inning before adding a two-run blast in the sixth. He then put the Yankees ahead for good in the eighth inning with a line drive single to center field. This was the 61st multi-homer game of his career and his first since May 23, 2012. He's now up to 658 home runs for his career, which puts him two away from tying Willie Mays for fourth on the all-time list. After missing a year due to a PED suspension, the 39-year-old Rodriguez is batting .344/.432/.781 with four home runs and 11 RBI through 10 games.
Apr 17 - 11:34 PM

Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-4 with a walk-off RBI single in a 3-2 win over the Orioles on Friday night.

Mike Napoli led off the bottom of the ninth inning with a walk against Brian Matusz before Daniel Nava sacrificed him over to second and Bogaerts cashed him in with a bloop single to right field. It was his first career walk-off hit. Bogaerts, who also had a run scored on the night, now owns a healthy .395/.452/.474 batting line through nine games this season. The Red Sox are 7-3 on the year.
Apr 17 - 11:05 PM

Stephen Vogt delivered the first multi-homer game of his career in Friday's loss to the Royals.

Vogt followed a solo blast by Ike Davis with one of his own off Jeremy Guthrie in the fourth inning to tie the game at 3-3. He'd later tag Guthrie again in the seventh for another solo shot, once again bringing the A's even at 4-4. He finished the career night 3-for-4 and is now hitting an impressive .353/.421/.735 with eight RBI in his first season as the A's full-time starting catcher.
Apr 17 - 10:55 PM

Freddie Freeman's two-run homer in the eighth inning on Friday powered the Braves to an 8-7 victory over the visiting Blue Jays.

At the time, Freeman's blast off southpaw Brett Cecil increased the Braves advantage to 8-5, but after a late rally by the opposition it would prove to be the difference in the ballgame. Freeman finished the night 1-for-4 and is now hitting .231/.286/.513 with three bombs and six RBI on the season.
Apr 17 - 10:39 PM

Bartolo Colon spun seven innings of one-run ball in a 4-1 win over the Marlins on Friday.

The Mets have won six straight for the first time since 2011. Colon scattered six hits while walking none and striking out five. The veteran right-hander gave up a solo homer to Giancarlo Stanton, but held the Marlins off the board the rest of the way. He even drove in a run with a sacrifice fly, giving him RBI in back-to-back games. He's doing it all. Colon is now 3-0 with a 2.25 ERA and 18/1 K/BB ratio in 20 innings across his first three starts. He'll look to remain undefeated next week with a start against the Braves at home.
Apr 17 - 10:31 PM

Josh Donaldson blasted his first two home runs as a member of the Blue Jays in a losing effort against the Braves on Friday.

Both of Donaldson's bombs came courtesy of Braves starter Julio Teheran, a two-run job in the third inning and a solo shot in the fifth. In all, the Jays launched five home runs on Friday, with Russell Martin knocking two over the wall as well and Devon Travis chipping in a solo homer. Donaldson is off to a strong start with his new squad, hitting .3002/.354/.512 with nine RBI.
Apr 17 - 10:30 PM

Giancarlo Stanton launched a solo homer in Friday's loss to the Mets.

It was the only offense of the game for the Marlins. Stanton failed to homer in his first nine games this season, but he has now gone deep on back-to-back days. He likely would have led the majors in homers if his 2014 didn't come to a premature end and it's easy to imagine him at the top of the leaderboard this season.
Apr 17 - 10:27 PM




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