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Jimmy Rollins is starting at shortstop for the Phillies on Friday.

It's the first time he's done so since Sunday, as he missed a couple games and then was limited to designated hitter duty due to a groin ailment. Rollins is batting .267/.341/.414 with three homers, 16 RBI and five steals for the Phillies this season.
Fri, May 9, 2014 03:37:00 PM

SB Nation's Chris Cotillo reports that the Red Sox claimed Doug Fister off release waivers from the Angels.

Fister exercised the opt-out clause in his contract with the Angels earlier this week after posting a 4.02 ERA and 10/5 K/BB ratio over 15 2/3 innings at Triple-A Salt Lake. Because he was claimed off release waivers, he has the opportunity to reject the claim and declare free agency. However, that would be forfeiting a spot on Boston's 40-man roster, so Fister seems like to let the move happen. He could potentially join the Red Sox' rotation until Eduardo Rodriguez (knee) returns.
Jun 23 - 1:44 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal writes that the odds of the Pirates trading Andrew McCutchen before next month's deadline are "good."

The Pirates shopped McCutchen heavily last winter and they seem likely to do so again even if they climb back into the playoff hunt. While the former MVP got off to a painfully slow start this season, he's been one of the hottest hitters in baseball over the last month with a .396/.486/.736 line and eight homers across his last 26 games. The Pirates holds an affordable $14.5 million club option on McCutchen for 2018. 'Cutch will turn 31 in October.
Jun 23 - 1:24 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Johnny Cueto plans to exercise the opt-out clause in his contract after the season.

It's been a disappointing season for Cueto, as he's posted a 4.42 ERA over 15 starts. However, as long as he finishes the year healthy it makes sense that he'd opt out of the four years and $84 million he has remaining on his deal after this season. Even at 31 years old, he'd surely land a bigger contract than that as a free agent. Heyman does add that Cueto "would listen to any extension offer" from the club, but the Giants "don’t seem inclined to do that." Given their aging roster and multitude of long-term contracts, the Giants might be in favor of Cueto opting out.
Jun 23 - 11:41 AM

Bud Norris (knee) is expected to resume a throwing program in the next couple days.

Norris was placed on the disabled list earlier this week with a right knee issue that has bothered him for nearly a month. The hope is that he'll be ready for activation from the DL when first eligible on June 29, and he seems likely to get his closer job back at that time.
Jun 23 - 10:49 AM

Julio Urias will have his ailing left shoulder examined further this weekend in Los Angeles.

An MRI last week showed no structural damage, but Urias' shoulder is still bothering him and Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times writes that "there is a heightened level of concern about the severity" of the injury. That obviously doesn't sound good, but we'll know more about Urias' condition this weekend.
Jun 23 - 8:44 AM

Nick Markakis went 4-for-5 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored to help the Braves hold on for a 12-11 win over the Giants on Thursday.

Markakis took Giants starter Matt Cain deep in the first inning for a two-run blast, just his third of the season. It kicked off the scoring in a game that would see 23 runs scored on 31 hits. Markakis himself picked up three more singles along the way, raising his line to .296/.374/.394 on the year. The 33-year-old has 41 RBI and 37 runs scored in 72 games as the Braves' primary right fielder.
Jun 23 - 1:43 AM

Buster Posey was an extra-base hit machine Thursday, finishing 3-for-5 with two doubles, a home run, three RBI and two runs scored in a loss to the Braves.

Posey has always had a penchant for hitting left-handed pitching and feasted on Braves starter Jaime Garcia in this one, hitting a solo homer in the second and smacking two doubles off the southpaw before Garcia could be relieved. The homer was Posey's 10th of the season, the sixth straight year the backstop has reached double-digits in dingers. Quietly, the 30-year-old is having a remarkable offensive year this season, batting .344/.427/.537 through 63 games.
Jun 23 - 1:37 AM

Robinson Cano went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run, a grand slam and six total RBI in Thursday's 9-6 win over the Tigers.

Entering action on Thursday, Cano had not homered since June 6. He put that dry spell to bed in high style, connecting first for a two-run home run off Daniel Norris in the second inning. He proceeded to top himself with a just-got-enough-of-it grand slam to center in the seventh to give the M's an insurmountable 9-3 lead. For the season, the veteran second baseman boasts a .284/.343/.482 triple-slash, 13 homers and 48 RBI in 257 at-bats.
Jun 23 - 1:21 AM

Making his major league debut in Thursday's 9-6 win over the Tigers, Andrew Moore allowed three runs on six hits over seven innings.

Moore ran into a few sticky spots -- a solo home run allowed to Ian Kinsler in the third, two more runs crossing home in the sixth -- but by-and-large, this was a phenomenal debut performance. He struck out four without walking a batter and finished his evening having thrown an even 100 pitches, 69 for strikes. The 23-year-old right-hander had been pitching to a 2.72 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 77/17 K/BB ratio in 82 2/3 innings split between Double- and Triple-A prior to his call-up on Wednesday. He will try to repeat Thursday's strong performance in a home start against the Phillies next time he takes to the mound.
Jun 23 - 1:11 AM

Cameron Maybin hit a leadoff homer, stole a base and scored three runs as the Angels doubled up the Yankees 10-5 on Thursday.

Maybin had just the one hit, his sixth homer of the year off Yankees starter Luis Severino to open the contest, but he also walked twice like a good leadoff man is wont to do. Also like a good leadoff man, the 30-year-old now has 46 runs scored on the year, ninth-most in the American League. His 22 stolen bases are best in the AL. It's just been an all-around good year for Maybin, who's hitting .277/.387/.442 after Thursday.
Jun 23 - 1:06 AM

Brandon Phillips left Thursday's game against the Giants with left groin tightness.

Phillips has been deemed day-to-day. He will be reevaluated on Friday to determine the exact severity of the injury.
Jun 23 - 12:57 AM




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