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Phillies placed RHP Mike Adams on the 15-day disabled list with right rotator cuff inflammation.

It's a disappointing development for the right-hander, who returned strong from last year's shoulder surgery. Adams has a 2.12 ERA and 1.18 WHIP with 20 strikeouts in 17 innings this season. Ken Giles was recalled in a corresponding move.
Sat, Jun 7, 2014 07:17:00 PM

Aledmys Diaz (eye) will go to the hospital Monday night for further testing.

Diaz struck above the right eye by a foul ball in the ninth inning Monday versus the Royals, but the Cardinals don't believe he suffered a fracture to his orbital bone. Still, they'll sent him for more tests to be on the safe side. The Cardinals should have an update on his status Tuesday.
Jun 27 - 11:40 PM

Nick Franklin went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer and five RBI in Monday's win over the Red Sox.

Franklin was making just his second start in a week since being recalled and he certainly made it count. He doubled in two runs in the first, singled in one in the third and then took Koji Uehara deep in the seventh. While he might have earned another start or two with this performance, Franklin probably isn't going to play regularly enough to produce stable fantasy value.
Jun 27 - 11:35 PM

Red Sox optioned LHP Eduardo Rodriguez to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Rodriguez got the boot after he was torched for nine runs on 11 hits (including two home runs) and one walk over 2 2/3 innings Monday against the Rays. He also heard an earful from veteran second baseman Dustin Pedroia. The southpaw has an ugly 8.59 ERA through six starts this season and needs to do better before earning another opportunity. It's unclear where the Red Sox will go from here in their rotation, but Aaron Wilkerson is a possibility to be called up from the minors, at least as a stopgap option.
Jun 27 - 11:27 PM

Ben Revere went 4-for-5 with an RBI, three runs scored and three stolen bases in Monday's victory over the Mets.

It was a good time for Revere to have a big night with Trea Turner making his professional debut in center field at Triple-A Syracuse on Monday. The speedster had three of the Nationals' six steals on the night, as teams are continuing to run wild on Noah Syndergaard. Revere was officially put on notice with the Turner news, so he'll need to keep it going.
Jun 27 - 11:15 PM

Noah Syndergaard denied a report that he has a bone spur in his pitching elbow.

Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reported Monday night that Syndergaard has a bone spur in his elbow, but the ace right-hander told reporters after the game that he doesn't have a bone spur, bone chip, or any other structural damage. He made an early exit from a start against the Royals last week, but an MRI came back clean and he was given anti-inflammatory medication. He struggled in his return Monday against the Nationals, giving up a season-high five runs over just three innings. Bone spur or not, his elbow is a lingering concern.
Jun 27 - 11:08 PM

Lonnie Chisenhall singled and lifted a three-run homer in Monday's win over the Braves.

Chisenhall's longball off of Tyrell Jenkins in the fourth inning put the Indians ahead for good. It was his second straight game with a homer, and Chisenhall now has 11 hits over his last six games. His batting line for the season is suddenly up to .295/.355/.470.
Jun 27 - 11:01 PM

Kris Bryant had a night for the ages in Monday's win over the Reds, going 5-for-5 with three homers and two doubles while driving in six runs.

Bryant went deep twice off of Reds starter Dan Straily and once off of reliever Ross Ohlendorf, with two of the longballs reaching the upper deck at Great American Ball Park. He scored four times and totaled 16 bases on the night, which was three shy of Shawn Green's major league record of 19. Dating back to 1913, no player had ever hit three homers and doubled twice in the same game. Bryant's 21 dingers on the season pull him into a tie with Nolan Arenado and Adam Duvall for the National League lead.
Jun 27 - 10:49 PM

Joey Votto hit a pair of homers, drove in three and scored three runs in Monday's loss to the Cubs.

The Reds probably weren't counting on scoring eight runs on a night when Jake Arrieta started, but it still wasn't enough as they lost a slugfest. Votto got off to a slow start this season but has been red-hot over the last month, batting .314 with seven home runs and 15 RBI across his last 28 games.
Jun 27 - 10:40 PM

Jonathan Papelbon (intercostal) tossed a perfect inning Monday in his first minor league rehab appearance with High-A Potomac.

Papelbon struck out one batter and needed 10 pitches to get through the frame. He'll probably need at least one more appearance before rejoining the Nationals. Papelbon has been sidelined since June 12 with a right intercostal strain.
Jun 27 - 9:09 PM

Athletics manager Bob Melvin said that Josh Reddick (thumb) is track to be activated from the disabled list Tuesday.

Reddick, out since May 19 with fractured left thumb, is 3-for-20 (.150) with a homer over five rehab games with Triple-A Nashville. Assuming all goes well Monday, he's expected to return to the A's for Tuesday's game against the Giants. Reddick was batting .322/.394/.466 with five homers and 18 RBI in 44 games prior to the injury. He could become trade bait for Oakland next month if the two sides don't make progress on a contract extension. Joe Stiglich of CSNBayArea.com hears that Reddick is on a preliminary list of players under consideration by the Giants.
Jun 27 - 8:52 PM

Angels general manager Billy Eppler said Monday that Garrett Richards has shown "progressive healing" in the ulnar collateral ligament in his throwing elbow.

Richards received a stem-cell injection six weeks ago in his efforts to avoid Tommy John surgery. Monday's exam was good news, but he's scheduled to be evaluated again in six weeks before the next step is determined. If Richards ends up needing Tommy John surgery, he would miss the entire 2017 season.
Jun 27 - 8:25 PM




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