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According to MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan, the Rangers and Cubs watched Suk-Min Yoon throw on Tuesday.

Yoon, a 27-year-old right-hander from Korea, made about 30 pitches in front of scouts representing the Rangers and Cubs. He is also drawing serious interest from the Orioles, Giants, and Twins, and his agent Scott Boras is expecting to sign a multi-year deal. Yoon moved to the bullpen last year in Korea due to a shoulder injury, but he has had success as a starter in the past.
Feb 4 - 6:02 PM

Yankees activated 1B Mark Teixeira from the 15-day disabled list.

Teixeira wound up missing the minimum amount of time with a hamstring strain. He returns to a .250/.308/.250 batting line and is at first base and hitting fifth in Sunday's game against the Rays.
Apr 20 - 10:45 AM

Tigers released SS Alex Gonzalez.

Well, that didn't last long. Desperate for a replacement for Jose Iglesias, the Tigers traded Steve Lombardozzi for Gonzalez in a late-spring deal. The veteran infielder wound up lasting just three weeks, as he hit just .167/.219/.233 while showing diminished range in the field. The Tigers will go with Andrew Romine and Danny Worth at shortstop.
Apr 20 - 10:32 AM

Yankees placed RHP Ivan Nova on the 15-day disabled list with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament.

Nova hasn't decided whether he'll rest and rehab or undergo Tommy John surgery, but the latter is probably an inevitability. It's a tough blow for the Yankees' rotation, as Nova showed glimpses of a potential breakout last season. The Yankees will likely use Vidal Nuno as his rotation replacement for now.
Apr 20 - 10:17 AM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Sunday that Kyle Farnsworth has supplanted Jose Valverde as the team's new closer.

Farnsworth has pitched well for the Mets in the early going, allowing just one run over his first 7 1/3 relief innings. However, his velocity has been declining for a few years now and he hasn't had an effective full season since 2011. It's a move that's unlikely to work out, but the Mets don't have any great options.
Apr 20 - 10:14 AM

Jackie Bradley is expected to remain the Red Sox' starting center fielder after Shane Victorino (hamstring) comes off the disabled list.

There was little doubt at this point, as Bradley has started 10 straight games in center field and Grady Sizemore is starting to settle in as the left fielder. Bradley is batting just .220/.339/.280 with no homers and two steals this season, but, according to manager John Farrell, has "solidified the defense in center field for us." Daniel Nava is hitting just .136/.239/.271 and has options remaining, making him a "prime candidate to be sent down," writes Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald.
Apr 20 - 8:35 AM

White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Saturday that Adam Eaton (hamstring) will sit out at least three games.

Eaton injured both his hamstring and ankle on Friday and then aggravated the hamstring ailment Saturday. The White Sox are calling it a mild strain, but they want to be safe and hold the outfielder out for at least a few days. "It’s really right behind his knee," Ventura said. "Probably a few days just to monitor and see. It should be back in time. He just couldn’t get out of the box. When he’s pushing to get out of the box is when he really feels it. He can run and probably run better than most. It’s just safer not to run him out there and maybe do something worse."
Apr 20 - 8:25 AM

Ike Davis finished 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored Saturday in his Pirates debut.

Davis doubled in his first at-bat, walked in his second at-bat, and singled in his third at-bat. He's expected to start versus right-handers and seems poised to hit near the middle of the Pirates' batting order, making him a worthwhile add in most mixed fantasy leagues. Davis tallied 32 home runs and 90 RBI in 2012 with the Mets.
Apr 19 - 11:50 PM

Jordan Lyles limited the Phillies to one (unearned) run in seven innings Saturday in the Rockies' 3-1 win.

Lyles was sharp, scattering five hits and a walk over his seven innings. He struck out just two batters and owns an underwhelming 14/6 K/BB ratio over 23 2/3 innings this season, but the other stats have been great. The 23-year-old will carry a 3-0 start, 3.04 ERA, and 1.14 WHIP into his next scheduled outing on the road against the Dodgers.
Apr 19 - 11:12 PM

Chris Archer tossed 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball in the Rays' 16-1 win over the Yankees on Saturday.

It was a big bounceback outing from the 25-year-old right-hander, who was hammered for seven runs in five innings Monday by the Orioles. He stymied the Yankees offense to three hits and zero walks Saturday at Tropicana Field, striking out four batters. Archer will carry a 2-1 record, 3.65 ERA, and 1.22 WHIP into his next outing in Chicago against the White Sox.
Apr 19 - 10:58 PM

Ervin Santana held the Mets to one run over seven innings Saturday in the Braves' 7-5 victory.

Santana was again excellent, scattering six hits and two walks over his seven frames while racking up seven strikeouts. He's 2-0 with a 0.86 ERA, 0.81 WHIP, and 24/4 K/BB ratio through 21 innings (three starts) with Atlanta. A home start against the Reds is next.
Apr 19 - 10:43 PM

Ryan Braun went 3-for-5 with two homers and three RBI in Saturday's 8-7 comeback win over the Pirates.

Braun hit a solo shot in the seventh inning to get the Brewers back within one run and then slugged a go-ahead two-run bomb in the top of the ninth. He boasts a .919 OPS, five homers, and 13 RBI in 16 games this season, and seems to be managing his thumb injury just fine.
Apr 19 - 10:30 PM




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