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Yasiel Puig (hamstring) and Adrian Gonzalez (knee) are back in the Dodgers' lineup Sunday.

Both players didn't start Saturday, but they were used off the bench and are back in there Sunday. The Dodgers are facing Edwin Jackson as they try for the series win versus the Cubs.
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 01:57:00 PM

Cardinals placed 1B Matt Adams on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right quad.

It's not clear at this point how severe the strain is, so a timetable for Adams' return isn't known at the moment. It certainly figures to be more than a minimum stay on the DL, though, and could be a rather lengthy one. Mark Reynolds will handle first base in the meantime.
May 27 - 2:33 PM

Orioles designated OF Alejandro De Aza for assignment.

He played really well for the O's last year down the stretch of the regular season and in the playoffs, but they've decided to cut him loose after his slow start in 2015. De Aza, who batted leadoff for Baltimore on Opening Day, has hit just .214/.277/.359 over 30 games this season and was seeing his playing time dwindle. He's making $5 million this season, which means he'll almost surely clear waivers.
May 27 - 2:15 PM

Braves activated 3B Chris Johnson from the 15-day disabled list.

He had been slated to return on Thursday, but the Braves moved his arrival up a day following their trade with the Dodgers. Once the deal becomes official, Johnson will share third base with Juan Uribe. He's hitting .279/.347/.372 over 16 contests for Atlanta this season.
May 27 - 2:03 PM

Justin Verlander (triceps) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo on Sunday.

The Tigers wanted to make sure he felt fine after Tuesday's simulated game, and it appears it's all systems go. Verlander will throw 80-85 pitches in the outing and whether he makes an additional rehab start will depend "on how the first one goes," according to manager Brad Ausmus. The righty could be activated as soon as June 5 if he pitches and feels well on Sunday.
May 27 - 1:48 PM

Angels acquired OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis from the Mets in exchange for cash considerations.

Nieuwenhuis was designated for assignment last week and has now found a new home. He can back up at all three outfield spots for the Halos. The 27-year-old has fared well in the minors but sports just a .230/.302/.374 batting line over parts of four seasons in the majors.
May 27 - 1:34 PM

Rusney Castillo is not in Wednesday's lineup due to a sore right shoulder.

Castillo banged up the shoulder while making a diving catch during Tuesday's game and couldn't get it loose Wednesday. The Red Sox think the ailment to be minor for now, so consider Casillo day-to-day. Brock Holt is in right field Wednesday.
May 27 - 11:42 AM

Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports that the Red Sox are expected to promote pitching prospect Eduardo Rodriguez.

He'll get the ball on Thursday in Texas in what is expected to be just a spot start, but Rodriguez could certainly wind up getting a long-term look at some point. Ranked prior to the season by Baseball America as the No. 59 prospect in baseball, Rodriguez boasts a 2.98 ERA and 44/7 K/BB ratio over 48 1/3 innings at Triple-A Pawucket this season. He just turned 22 in April.
May 27 - 11:31 AM

The Reds are shooting for Sunday against the Nationals for Johnny Cueto's (elbow) return to the rotation.

Cueto will play catch Wednesday before throwing a bullpen session Friday. If he feels good the next day on Saturday, he's expected to be cleared to take the ball Sunday. Cueto was cleared of any structural damage in his right elbow and the Reds hope he'll be fine after what would be 11 days of rest in between starts.
May 27 - 11:07 AM

Doug Fister (elbow) will resume a throwing program on Wednesday.

He'll first play catch from 60 feet before progressing to long-toss and then a bullpen session. The Nationals aren't setting a timetable for his return, but obviously they'll be careful after Fister was diagnosed with a flexor tendon strain. "The longer he’s off, the longer it will take tot get back," manager Matt Williams said. "But if he feels okay, it can be a fairly aggressive program to get throwing. They’ll start him 60 [feet], get him long toss, he’ll do flat ground, he’ll do bullpen, and be ready to go. It’s unclear at this point, but if he gets back in there and starts throwing, it’s a good sign."
May 27 - 11:03 AM

Danny Duffy (biceps) will throw a bullpen session on Friday.

Duffy played catch on Tuesday and evidently felt well enough to resume mound work in a few days. Even though he appears to have made a rapid recovery, he still seems likely to need a rehab assignment before returning, especially with Jason Vargas having returned and Chris Young pitching well.
May 27 - 10:52 AM

Tigers placed RHP Alfredo Simon on the bereavement list.

Simon has returned to his native Dominican Republic to be with his father, who is ill. The Tigers aren't sure when Simon will be back, but he seems likely to be ready for his next start. Kyle Ryan will fill in Wednesday.
May 27 - 10:17 AM




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