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Omar Infante was given a cortisone injection Tuesday for his sore right elbow.

Infante will refrain from throwing until the weekend. The second baseman has also dealt with shoulder issues this spring, but the Royals are optimistic that he will be ready for the start of the 2014 regular season. He signed a four-year, $28.25 million free agent contract with Kansas City in December.
Mar 19 - 4:54 PM

Mike Trout blasted his 25th home run of the season on Friday, powering the Angels to a 5-3 victory over the Rays.

Trout got the scoring started in a hurry, taking Jeremy Hellickson deep for a two-run homer in the first inning. He finished the night 2-for-4 and is now slashing an impressive .302/.392/.587 with 25 long balls and 78 RBI on the year.
Aug 1 - 11:11 PM

Anthony Ranaudo picked up his first major league win on Friday, allowing two runs in six innings against the Yankees.

Not only was it his first major league win, it was his first major league start, and it came against the Yankees no less. He walked four and recorded two strikeout. Carlos Beltran accounted for both runs against Ranaudo, with a solo home run in the fourth and RBI single in the sixth. Ranaudo is one of the beneficiaries of Boston's decision to do away with almost their entire rotation. The 6'7" righty had recorded a 2.41 ERA and a 12-4 record through 21 starts at Triple-A Pawtucket.
Aug 1 - 10:56 PM

Giancarlo Stanton hit his 26th home run of the season, going for 1-for-3 in Friday's 5-2 loss to the Reds.

Stanton hit the eighth inning tater off Jonathan Broxton. Unfortunately for the Marlins, it was just a solo shot when they were already down 4-1. The RBI was Stanton's 74th of the year. Stanton remains one of the most dangerous bats in the bigs, and he's slashing .293/.394/.552 on the season.
Aug 1 - 10:49 PM

Asdrubal Cabrera went 0-for-4 on Friday in his first game with the Nationals.

No shame in that for Cabrera, as most of his new teammates weren't doing much better in Friday's 2-1 loss to the Phillies. Cabrera started at second base and batted seventh. With the Indians, he hit to the tune of .246/.305/.386.
Aug 1 - 10:24 PM

Wei-Yin Chen delivered another impressive outing in Friday's victory over the Mariners, allowing just one run on five hits over 7 1/3 innings of work.

The veteran left-hander punched out eight on the night while walking only one. The only blemish on his evening was an RBI double by Kendrys Morales in the fourth inning. Now 12-3 on the season, he'll head into Thursday's start against the Blue Jays in Toronto with a 3.76 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 90/21 K/BB ratio.
Aug 1 - 9:56 PM

Ryan Vogelsong allowed just two hits in a complete game 5-1 win over the Mets on Friday night.

It was the second complete game of his career and his first of the nine-inning variety. Vogelsong needed 102 pitches to go the distance, walking just one batter while striking out five. This was his first win since way back on June 21, which brings him to 6-8 with a 3.74 ERA for the year. He'll try to keep it going next week against the Brewers in Milwaukee.
Aug 1 - 9:44 PM

Carlos Gonzalez was removed from Friday's game against the Tigers after aggravating his right ankle sprain.

Gonzalez made a tremendous sliding catch along the right field wall to end the fifth inning, but paid the price for doing so. Consider him day-to-day for now, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him held out on Saturday for precautionary reasons.
Aug 1 - 9:42 PM

Doug Fister tossed seven innings of two-run ball in a losing effort against the Phillies on Friday.

Fister was fantastic, but ended up the tough luck loser in this one, as Roberto Hernandez was just a little better. The deciding blow was a sixth inning Marlon Byrd solo home run. Fister allowed six hits, walked two and struck out five. This was the sixth start in his last ten in which he's gone at least seven innings. The loss dropped him to 10-3. He'll take his 2.68 ERA out against the Mets next time around.
Aug 1 - 9:41 PM

Lucas Duda clubbed a solo homer in Friday's loss to the Giants.

It was the only offense of the evening for the Mets, who just couldn't get anything going against Ryan Vogelsong. Duda is now up to 20 home runs on the year and has gone deep six times in his last nine games. We've seen some flashes of his potential in the past, but it looks like things are finally coming together for him.
Aug 1 - 9:39 PM

Brett Lawrie (finger) will begin a rehab assignment at High-A Dunedin on Friday.

Lawrie is expected to be there for at least a week and will play both third and second base before the club makes a decision on where to put him once activated. He's been out since late June with a fractured right index finger.
Aug 1 - 5:57 PM

Matt Cain (elbow) is expected to undergo season-ending surgery.

Reports had indicated earlier that he would hold off for now in a long shot hope to pitch later this season, but it sounds like he'll go under the knife soon. Cain has dealt with bone chips in his right elbow for 10 years and it's finally causing enough pain to where he can't pitch. The rehab will last three months, so he'll be fine for spring training next season.
Aug 1 - 5:43 PM




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