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Michael Morse is not in the Marlins' lineup Wednesday.

He's now been benched for three straight games and four out of the last five contests. Morse isn't injured, but he's hitting just .193/.253/.284 and Justin Bour has seven hits in 14 at-bats since his promotion. Bour is at first base again on Wednesday.
May 6 - 10:41 AM

Jayson Werth is absent from the Nationals' lineup Wednesday.

It's his second day off in a row, but Werth isn't injured. Rather, the Nats are just giving the struggling outfielder an extended break. Michael Taylor is in left field Wednesday.
May 6 - 10:33 AM

Charlie Morton (hip) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Altoona on Friday.

He was originally supposed to begin the assignment last weekend, but the Pirates decided to pitch him in another extended spring training game instead. Morton is already stretched out to nearly 90 pitches, so he doesn't really need to be built up anymore. However, he's not expected to rejoin the Pirates' rotation until late May or early June.
May 6 - 10:25 AM

Bobby Parnell (elbow) will throw a bullpen session this week in New York in front of Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen.

Parnell has been limited to flat-ground work for a few weeks while battling forearm soreness. Assuming the side session goes well, he'll be cleared to resume his rehab assignment. There's no timetable for Parnell's return to the Mets' bullpen.
May 6 - 10:14 AM

Chase Headley wasn't in Tuesday's lineup due to a sore back.

The Yankees think maybe he's a little sore after diving on Toronto's artificial turf Monday. There's no concern, though, as Headley is expected to be back in the lineup Wednesday.
May 6 - 9:55 AM

Jose Pirela (concussion) will be activated from the disabled list on Wednesday.

Pirela has been over his concussion issues for a while, but the Yankees wanted to get him a good number of rehab at-bats (33). He's expected to take Gregorio Petit's roster spot.
May 6 - 9:54 AM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi revealed Tuesday that Mark Teixeira's absence from Monday's lineup was due to a minor left lat muscle issue.

It's something that's been bothering Teixeira for a few days. He returned to the lineup on Tuesday, though, and belted his 10th home run of the season. As long as the ailment doesn't get worse, it appears Teixeira will continue to play through it. "You deal with bumps and bruises all year," Teixeira said Tuesday. "Joe thought it was a good day for me to take off (Monday) and let it rest. It feels a little better today. The day off helped."
May 6 - 9:51 AM

Jean Segura went hitless in three at-bats in his return to the lineup Tuesday.

Segura was hit on the helmet by a Pedro Strop fastball on Sunday, but he wound up missing just one game. The shortstop is batting .280/.314/.370 so far this season.
May 6 - 9:29 AM

Adam Eaton doubled and scored a run in his return to the lineup Tuesday.

Eaton missed the previous three contests while battling the flu. He's hitting a disappointing .195/.241/.268 this season.
May 6 - 9:27 AM

Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart confirmed that the club has interest in Jarrod Saltalamacchia.

"He's a player that we're going to talk a little bit more in-depth about," Stewart said Tuesday. "I have to see what our scouts are saying and talk to our internal guys, and if it makes sense then we'll make the next step." Saltalamacchia, who was officially released by the Marlins on Tuesday, makes a lot of sense as an upgrade over Tuffy Gosewisch. The D'Backs can get him cheaply now that his old $21 million contract is off the books. They're not the only squad that's interested, however, as Sportsnet's Ben Nicholson-Smith says "a few teams" are in the mix. The Royals, Indians and Mariners have also been connected to Salty.
May 6 - 9:25 AM

Red Sox manager John Farrell indicated Tuesday that the team might give Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) a week to improve before deciding whether to place him on the disabled list.

"You know, if you look back to what we’ve done with other situations where it’s not been a DL, you get to that midpoint, that seventh day, hopefully we would have much more clear information before the seven days arrives," Farrell said. "That’s usually been our marker when to put a guy on the DL or not." Ramirez had increased range of motion with his left shoulder on Tuesday, and an MRI showed no structural damage. Still, he's undoubtedly sore and the Red Sox might wind up shutting him down for a couple weeks.
May 6 - 9:17 AM

Mets transferred OF Cesar Puello from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears space on the 40-man roster for Johnny Monell. Puello remains sidelined with a stress fracture in his back.
May 6 - 8:36 AM

Mets purchased the contract of C Johnny Monell from Triple-A Las Vegas.

The Mets plan to carry three catchers for the time being, as Monell will serve mainly as a lefty bat off the bench. He's batting .397/.455/.638 with four homers at Las Vegas this season.
May 6 - 8:32 AM

Royals activated RHP Greg Holland from the 15-day disabled list.

Holland has been on the shelf since April 18 with a pectoral strain but threw a simulated game over the weekend and is ready to go. He'll slide back into his closer's role, pushing Wade Davis to the eighth inning.
May 6 - 8:30 AM

Matt Carpenter hit a three-run homer and collected four RBI in all as the Cardinals came back to defeat the Cubs 7-4 on Tuesday.

The Cardinals trailed 4-1 when Carpenter stepped to the dish with two runners on in the fifth inning, but he pulled an inside pitch into the right field bleachers for his fifth homer of the year. Carpenter later added an RBI sacrifice fly. The superlatives have all been used to describe Carpenter's 2015 season to date, as he's now hitting .346/.412/.644 with 20 RBI and 23 runs scored to go with his five dingers.
May 6 - 1:11 AM



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