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Brett Lawrie left Monday's game against the Phillies with tightness in his right hamstring.

Lawrie evidently suffered the injury while running to first base during a groundout in the top of the fourth inning. The Blue Jays are listing him as day-to-day for now, but we should have more clarity on his status after the game.
Mon, May 5, 2014 08:24:00 PM

Adam Ottavino revealed Monday that he's likely to have Tommy John surgery to repair a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.

The warning alarm was sounded when it was reported last Friday that Ottavino was seeking multiple opinions on his elbow, and the reliever's worst fears have come true. It's brutal news for Ottavino, as he had taken over the Rockies' closer role and appeared poised for a breakthrough season. He'll now be sidelined likely until around midseason next year. John Axford has assumed the ninth inning role for the Rox, although it's possible LaTroy Hawkins could eventually get another shot when he returns from a biceps injury.
Source: Denver Post
May 4 - 5:25 PM

Alex Cobb (forearm) has been shut down from throwing after experiencing "a little bit of a setback," according to Rays manager Kevin Cash.

Cobb will be examined by the team's doctor, although it's unclear if an MRI is planned. More should be known about how big of a setback this could be after the doctor's visit, but obviously we don't figure to see Cobb for a while now. The right-hander had resumed throwing off a mound a little over a week ago as he worked his way back from right forearm tendinitis.
May 4 - 5:21 PM

Anthony Rendon (knee, side) has flown back to Washington, D.C. to have his injured left side examined.

Rendon has been dealing with an oblique issue for a week now while on a rehab assignment with his knee injury. More should be known shortly about how long this will set him back, but it certainly possible that he won't be returning to the Nationals anytime soon. Rendon had been hoping to be activated by now.
May 4 - 4:50 PM

Twins placed OF Oswaldo Arcia on the 15-day disabled list a with right hip flexor strain.

Arcia suffered the injury during Sunday's game and it's not clear at this point how long he'll be sidelined. Eddie Rosario and Eduardo Escobar figure to be the main beneficiaries of extra playing time while Arcia is on the shelf.
May 4 - 4:23 PM

Jorge Soler is not in the Cubs' starting lineup on Monday night against the Cardinals.

It's a day of mental and physical rest for Soler, who's sporting an underwhelming .269/.337/.409 batting line with 38 strikeouts in 23 games this season. Chris Denorfia is starting in right field and Chris Coghlan is batting second Monday against Cardinals right-hander Carlos Martinez.
May 4 - 3:29 PM

Padres purchased the contract of C Austin Hedges from Triple-A El Paso.

Hedges carries a tremendous defensive reputation and was off to a promising start offensively this season at Triple-A, but he's a .256/.316/.390 career hitter in the minors. The 22-year-old probably won't carry much fantasy value in his first taste of the major league level. Derek Norris remains the primary backstop in San Diego.
May 4 - 3:25 PM

Jean Segura (head) is out of the Brewers' starting lineup on Monday night versus the Dodgers.

Not a surprise after he took a Pedro Strop fastball off his helmet on Sunday afternoon. Segura passed a CT scan, but he probably won't have a very active week. Hector Gomez is starting at shortstop Monday in what will be Craig Counsell's first game as Milwaukee's manager. Clayton Kershaw is on the bump for the Dodgers.
May 4 - 3:14 PM

Indians manager Terry Francona said Nick Swisher (knees) will be activated from the disabled list Tuesday.

Tyler Holt will be optioned to Triple-A Columbus to open a spot on the Indians' 25-man roster. Swisher missed all of April while rehabbing from dual knee surgeries. He batted just .208/.278/.331 with eight home runs and 42 RBI in 97 games last season for the Indians and the 34-year-old seems doubtful to carry significant value this summer in standard fantasy leagues.
May 4 - 2:38 PM

Craig Counsell has been officially named the Brewers' manager on a three-year contract.

Ron Roenicke was let go on Sunday night, but it sure seems like this change has been in the works for some time. Most teams would name a new manager and give him interim status, but the Brewers have gone ahead and committed three years to Counsell, who carries no previous managerial experience. Counsell played 16 seasons in the majors -- six for Milwaukee -- and had been working as a special assistant to Brewers GM Doug Melvin for the last four seasons. He's a graduate of Notre Dame.
May 4 - 11:22 AM

Matt Moore (elbow) threw 26 pitches of live batting practice Sunday morning at Tropicana Field.

It was his first time facing live hitters since tearing the ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow last April. "It felt really good to be back out there," said Moore, who is hoping to be fully recovered from Tommy John surgery by the end of June. The 25-year-old boasts a 3.53 ERA and 8.8 K/9 in 347 career major league innings.
May 4 - 8:53 AM

Brett Gardner went 2-for-6 with a homer and three RBI, powering the Yankees to an 8-5 victory over the Red Sox on Sunday.

Gardner also scored a pair of runs and swiped two bases in the impressive evening. His three-run shot off Craig Breslow in the sixth inning put the Bombers ahead 8-0 at the time and proved to be the difference in the ballgame. Gardner has been very impressive in the early going, slashing .320/.400/.453 with two homers, 13 RBI and eight swipes.
May 4 - 12:04 AM




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