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Royals prospect Cheslor Cuthbert has gone 7-for-19 with three RBI over his last five games for Triple-A Omaha.

Cuthbert went 5-for-7 during a recent two-game stretch against Round Rock. His average is up to .295, much higher than his lifetime .258 clip. Scouts have to be encouraged by Cuthbert's high contact rate. In 84 at-bats, he's only been a strikeout victim nine times. Even though he's only 22, Cuthbert has already made 506 minor league appearances.
Source: MILB.com
May 6 - 4:35 PM

Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) is expected to begin taking dry swings on Thursday.

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reported Wednesday morning that Hanley Ramirez "is said to be feeling better" and could return to the Red Sox starting lineup in "a couple days," but there's no real timetable yet. Hanley suffered a left shoulder injury Monday when he slammed into the left-field wall at Fenway Park. He should avoid the disabled list, but the slugger might not return to games until early next week. Allen Craig is in left field on Wednesday night.
May 6 - 4:31 PM

Kolten Wong is out of the Cardinals' lineup Wednesday.

Pete Kozma is starting at second base and batting eighth against Cubs left-hander Jon Lester. The left-handed-hitting Wong should be back in action on Thursday.
May 6 - 4:20 PM

Jeff Samardzija has dropped the appeal of his five-game suspension and will begin serving it Wednesday.

Samardzija was handed the five-game sentence for his role in Chicago's April 23 brawl with Kansas City. He should return to the White Sox rotation May 11 in Milwaukee.
May 6 - 4:18 PM

Orioles prospect Drew Dosch extended his hitting streak to six games Tuesday in a win for High-A Frederick.

He went 4-for-5 with a double and three singles. Dosch leads the Carolina League in RBI (22) and is third in average (.327). He flashed similar stats last season at Low-A Delmarva, hitting at a .314 clip over 500 at-bats. The 22-year-old will never hit for much power, but his consistency and high contact rate make him one of Baltimore's top prospects (14th-best Orioles prospect on MLB.com).
Source: MILB.com
May 6 - 4:17 PM

Yasmani Grandal is not in the Dodgers' lineup on Wednesday night against the Brewers.

Veteran catcher A.J. Ellis will be behind the plate for Dodgers spot starter Joe Wieland.
May 6 - 4:16 PM

Juan Uribe is not in the Dodgers' lineup Wednesday.

Justin Turner is getting a second straight start at third base after going 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBI on Tuesday. Turner has been much better than Uribe this season and could continue to grab a larger share of the playing time at the hot corner. Alex Guerrero is also in the mix for playing time at third.
May 6 - 4:13 PM

George Springer (head) is not in the Astros' starting lineup on Wednesday night against the Rangers.

Springer banged his head and shoulder against the right-field wall Tuesday while making a spectacular catch. He looked pretty shaken up after the play and is still being evaluated for a concussion. Robbie Grossman is in right and batting ninth on Wednesday.
May 6 - 4:10 PM

Max Scherzer yielded 10 hits and five runs but struck out 10 and picked up the victory in Wednesday's 7-5 win over the Marlins.

Nationals manager Matt Williams probably left Scherzer in the game too long, as the righty was allowed to start the eighth with a 7-2 lead even though he'd already topped 100 pitches. He didn't record an out in the frame, permitted a couple singles before serving up a homer to Giancarlo Stanton. It was still a pretty good day overall for Scherzer, as he picked up a win and improved his K/BB ratio to 49/5 over 42 2/3 innings. He'll get the Diamondbacks next.
May 6 - 4:07 PM

Matt Adams is not in the Cardinals' lineup Wednesday.

Mark Reynolds is starting at first base and batting cleanup against Cubs left-hander Jon Lester. It's become a typical look for St. Louis against tough lefties.
May 6 - 4:03 PM

Drew Storen nailed down his eighth save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning in Wednesday's win over the Marlins.

It got a little hairy at the beginning of the frame, as Storen hit a batter and then allowed a single. He rebounded, though, inducing a flyout from Martin Prado before striking out both Giancarlo Stanton and Marcell Ozuna swinging. Storen has converted eight of nine save chances and boasts a 1.00 ERA.
May 6 - 4:03 PM

Jon Jay is not in the Cardinals' lineup Wednesday.

He'll take a seat with the Cubs throwing lefty Jon Lester. Peter Bourjos is in center and leading off.
May 6 - 4:02 PM

Rays prospect Casey Gillaspie corked two homers Tuesday in a win for Low-A Bowling Green.

He matched a season-high with four RBI. Gillaspie's bat has been quiet at times this year (.238 average), but his power remains a constant. This is only his second season in the minors after being drafted in the first-round last year. It won't be long before Gillaspie joins his brother Conor in the big leagues.
Source: MILB.com
May 6 - 4:01 PM

Leonys Martin (wrist) is out of the Rangers' starting lineup again on Wednesday night.

Martin hasn't played since injuring his left wrist while trying to make a catch on Monday night. He was wearing a brace Tuesday but X-rays turned up negative and he is expected to avoid the disabled list. Delino DeShields Jr. is starting in center field Wednesday.
May 6 - 4:00 PM

Tom Koehler was touched up for five runs across six innings in Wednesday's loss to the Nationals.

Bryce Harper was Koehler's nemesis, as the outfielder took him deep three times on the day. Koehler allowed seven hits overall, struck out five and walked one. The right-hander has been quite inconsistent this season and now sports a 5.18 ERA. He'll try to get back on track next week versus the Dodgers.
May 6 - 4:00 PM



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