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Joe Kelly (hamstring) will be activated from the disabled list to start Friday against the Brewers.

Kelly, out since April with a severe hamstring strain, allowed just one run over 4 1/3 innings Sunday in his latest rehab start with Triple-A Memphis. He was originally expected to make one more start before being activated, but the Cardinals have decided to bring him back early. Tyler Lyons will head to the bullpen.
Mon, Jul 7, 2014 05:36:00 PM

White Sox placed RHP David Robertson on the bereavement list.

Robertson will be away from the club for 3-7 days following a death in the family. Nate Jones has been excellent in a setup role this season for the White Sox and should slide seamlessly into a fill-in closer role.
Apr 28 - 2:13 PM

Thursday's game between the Pirates and Rockies has been postponed due to wet weather in Denver.

It was actually snowing at one point this morning at Coors Field. Tyler Chatwood was set to go for the Rockies and Juan Nicasio was scheduled for the Bucs. Those starters will presumably be pushed back to Friday.
Apr 28 - 1:37 PM

Miguel Montero underwent an MRI for his back.

Montero has already been placed on the disabled list after experiencing a flareup of the chronic bulging disk issue that has bothered him since 2013. It sounds like this could be an extended absence. David Ross and Tim Federowicz will share time behind the plate, with prospect Willson Contreras waiting in the wings for a mid-summer callup.
Apr 28 - 1:06 PM

Michael Taylor is out of the Nationals' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the Phillies.

Matt den Dekker will start in center field and bat leadoff versus Phillies righty Aaron Nola. Taylor is slashing just .192/.231/.301 in 18 games this season and is in danger of losing significant playing time with Ben Revere (oblique) getting closer and closer to activation. Anthony Rendon is also sitting out Thursday, with Stephen Drew filling in at third base.
Apr 28 - 12:14 PM

Brewers transferred RHP Matt Garza from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Which means he is going to be sidelined until at least early June. Garza was placed on the 15-day disabled list April 5, retroactive to April 2, with a right lat strain. The initial recovery timetable was 4-6 weeks.
Apr 28 - 11:03 AM

Brewers placed 2B Scooter Gennett on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right oblique.

Gennett suffered the injury during batting practice Tuesday on a cold evening at Wrigley Field. He could be out for a month. It's an especially tough blow because the second baseman was off to a great start this season, sporting an .877 OPS and four home runs in 18 games. Yadiel Rivera, Colin Walsh, and Hernan Perez will fill in at second base.
Apr 28 - 10:59 AM

Carlos Gomez (wrist) expects to return to the Astros' starting lineup on Friday.

Gomez made an early exit from Wednesday's game against the Mariners after taking a pitch off his right wrist, but X-rays turned up negative. This might be a good excuse to get the ultra-active 30-year-old center fielder some physical and mental rest. He's batting just .197/.228/.250 through 21 games this season. Preston Tucker entered to play left field on Wednesday with Colby Rasmus shifting to center.
Apr 28 - 8:20 AM

Huston Street has been diagnosed with an oblique strain and is headed for the disabled list.

Street felt the strain during his warmup throws on Wednesday night against the Royals. Joe Smith handled the ninth inning instead and earned his first save of the 2016 season. Smith is a must-own in all standard formats given that oblique strains will often sideline pitchers for over a month.
Apr 28 - 1:32 AM

Aledmys Diaz had a homer, a walk, and a single in the Cardinals' 11-4 rout of Arizona on Wednesday.

Diaz finished the night 2-for-4 with two RBI and three runs scored, and he's now batting .468/.500/.823 with four home runs over his first 66 major league plate appearances. This incredible start from the 25-year-old Cuban shortstop is already in historic territory. Maybe it's time for Cardinals manager Mike Matheny to hit him higher than eighth.
Apr 28 - 1:22 AM

Adam Wainwright notched his first win of the season on Wednesday night against the Diamondbacks.

Wainwright finally seemed to have better feel for his off-speed stuff, though Brandon Drury smacked a hanging curve for a two-run shot in the bottom of the second and Paul Goldschmidt hit a solo bomb to deep center in the bottom of the fourth. Waino issued only one walk and struck out five, moving to 1-3 on the year as the Cardinals backed him with 11 runs on 14 hits. He'll try to stay in the groove he found Wednesday in his next start at home against the punchless Phillies.
Apr 28 - 1:19 AM

J.D. Martinez went 2-for-3 with a walk and four RBI in Wednesday's win over the Athletics, highlighted by a three-run homer in the second inning.

Martinez is no longer a feel-good story. He's one of the most-feared hitters in the American League. The 28-year-old is hitting .293/.360/.467 and has very few flaws in his offensive game. He handles both righties and lefties, has a 9.3 percent walk rate, and hits for both average and power. It's crazy to think he only hit 24 homers in three years with the Astros. He hit 38 last year alone.
Apr 28 - 12:06 AM




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