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Daniel Mengden (foot) to throw live batting practice on Saturday.

The 24-year-old hurler continues to progress in his recovery from a broken foot. He's expected to be ready to rejoin the Athletics' rotation in late May.
Apr 28 - 7:05 PM

Sean Manaea (shoulder) is likely to have his next start pushed back.

It doesn't appear as though Manaea will be heading to the disabled list due to his shoulder tightness, but it doesn't look as though he'll be ready to take the ball on Tuesday. In that case, Sonny Gray would start on Tuesday with Kendall Graveman pitching on Wednesday for the A's.
Apr 28 - 6:51 PM

Buster Posey is not in the Giants starting lineup for Friday's showdown against the Padres.

It appears to be just a routine day of rest for the hard-hitting backstop. Nick Hundley is starting behind the plate while Mike Morse draws a start at first base and is hitting cleanup for the Giants on Friday.
Apr 28 - 6:46 PM

Brandon Phillips (groin) remains out of the Braves starting lineup on Friday.

Phillips was forced to leave Wednesday's game due to a strained left groin but is adamant that he won't require a trip to the disabled list. Braves' skipper Brian Snitker said he hopes to have Phillips back in there on Saturday.
Apr 28 - 6:35 PM

The Mariners announced Friday that Felix Hernandez has been diagnosed with bursitis in his shoulder and is expected to miss 3-4 weeks.

The veteran right-hander has forced to leave his start on Tuesday due to fatigue in his shoulder. Chase De Jong is expected to hold down his spot in the rotation for the next couple of weeks but doesn't make for an appealing fantasy option.
Apr 28 - 6:31 PM

The Mariners announced Friday that Mitch Haniger has been diagnosed with a Grade 2 oblique strain.

That's what was initially suspected and means the outfielder is expected to miss 3-4 weeks of action. The hard-hitting rookie was sizzling at the plate to start the season, hitting .338/.442/.600 with four homers and 16 RBI.
Apr 28 - 6:24 PM

Padres pitching prospect Anderson Espinoza has again been shut down with right elbow soreness.

The top prospect was shut down for a couple weeks earlier this month due to forearm tightness. The good news is an MRI didn't reveal anything serious. "This is a young man who throws very, very hard," Padres farm director Sam Geaney said. "He hasn’t to this point had any extreme workloads, but I think when you generate as much velocity as he does, these kinds of things happen. Often times it can take six to eight weeks for something like this to resolve itself and get back to normal."
Apr 28 - 6:04 PM

Junior Guerra (calf) has resumed throwing bullpen sessions.

He's slated to throw a couple live batting practice sessions beginning early next week and then be cleared to begin a rehab assignment if all goes well. Guerra is working his way back from a strained right calf that he suffered in his first start of the season. He hopes to rejoin the Brewers' rotation before the end of May.
Apr 28 - 5:55 PM

Zach Britton (forearm) will be activated from the disabled list either Sunday or Tuesday.

Britton will begin a rehab assignment at Double-A Bowie on Friday. Assuming everything goes off without a hitch, he'll likely be activated Sunday after the one appearance. However, if the Orioles determine that he needs another one, they'll delay his activation until Tuesday. Brad Brach has been filling in at closer.
Apr 28 - 5:52 PM

Zack Cozart has replaced Jose Peraza as the Reds' No. 2 hitter.

Peraza isn't starting on Friday, but when he's back in there Saturday it sounds like he'll probably be at the bottom of the order. Manager Bryan Price stuck with Peraza in the two hole for nearly a month but has decided to move him down after he batted only .227/.261/.261 in his first 92 plate appearances. It hasn't been a total loss for Peraza's fantasy owners since he's stolen six bases, but he's obviously going to see his runs total dip now. Meanwhile, it's good news for the owners of Cozart, who's off to a scorching .393/.493/.689 start.
Apr 28 - 5:49 PM

Rays acquired RHP Drew Smith from the Tigers to complete the trade for OF Mikie Mahtook.

Smith, 23, boasts a 0.77 ERA and 12/4 K/BB ratio over 11 2/3 innings at High-A this season. He's old for the level but looks like an interesting relief prospect.
Apr 28 - 5:40 PM

An MRI on Sammy Solis's left elbow revealed nerve inflammation.

Solis was sent for an MRI after feeling tingling in his fingers when he tried to play catch a few days ago. There's no timetable for his return, but the good news is he doesn't have any ligament damage.
Apr 28 - 5:35 PM

Eric Thames (hamstring) is back in the Brewers' lineup Friday.

Thames departed Wednesday's game with some left hamstring tightness, but it was a precautionary exit and he's ready to go. He's at first base and batting second against Bartolo Colon and the Braves.
Apr 28 - 5:20 PM

Blue Jays recalled LHP Matt Dermody from Triple-A Buffalo.

Dermody was knocked around in an appearance earlier this month with the Blue Jays but will get another shot. He won't be used in high-leverage situations.
Apr 28 - 5:15 PM

Blue Jays optioned RHP Casey Lawrence to Triple-A Buffalo.

Lawrence had a couple ineffective spot starts. He's replaced by Matt Dermody.
Apr 28 - 5:14 PM



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