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The Nationals have promoted top prospect Juan Soto to high-A Potomac.

Soto could have opened the season in the Carolina League, but the Nationals let him return to Hagerstown after he was hurt after 23 games there last year. He ended up hitting .373/.486/.814 with five homers in 59 at-bats.
Apr 23 - 1:53 PM

Mariners acquired LHP Roenis Elias from the Red Sox for a player to be named or cash.

Elias returns to his original organization after never getting any sort of chance to make his mark in Boston; he pitched just eight innings in the majors over two-plus seasons after coming over with Carson Smith in the Wade Miley trade. He makes a lot of sense for a Mariners team lacking rotation depth. The Red Sox had been using him as a reliever in Triple-A, so he'll have to be stretched back out in the minors. However, he could see time in the Mariners rotation later this year. He was 15-20 with a 3.97 ERA for the club between 2014 and 2015.
Apr 23 - 1:40 PM

White Sox transferred RHP Danny Farquhar (brain) to the 60-day disabled list.

It was announced Monday that Farquhar would be in the hospital for at least the next three weeks after suffering a hemorrhage in his brain caused by a ruptured aneurysm.
Apr 23 - 1:02 PM

Carson Fulmer is starting on Monday against the Mariners.

Fulmer was originally scheduled to pitch on Tuesday, but the White Sox are bumping his start up a day early because of the injury to Miguel Gonzalez (shoulder). He's coming of a clunker of a start where he went just one inning and allowed four runs to the Athletics on Wednesday.
Apr 23 - 12:58 PM

White Sox purchased the contract of RHP Chris Beck from Triple-A Charlotte.

Beck receives the promotion after Miguel Gonzalez was sent to the disabled list with inflammation in his right shoulder. A second-round pick out of Georgia Southern in 2012, Beck has put up decent numbers at the minor league level, but hasn't figured out big-league hitters at all. He and his career 6.38 ERA can be avoided entirely in fantasy.
Apr 23 - 12:55 PM

White Sox placed RHP Miguel Gonzalez on the 10-day disabled list retroactive to April 19 with right shoulder inflammation.

The White Sox are calling up Chris Beck from Triple-Charlotte to take Gonzalez's place on the 25-man roster. The 33-year-old right-hander was rocked in his last start against the A's on Tuesday for eight runs in three innings, and he's given up a whopping 24 hits in his 12 1/3 innings to begin 2018. He'll miss at least a start, with a good chance of it being more as shoulder injuries rarely are short-term.
Apr 23 - 12:52 PM

Clay Buchholz gave up one run in 6 1/3 innings in his start on Sunday for Triple-A Omaha.

Buccholz allowed just three hits with one walk, and he struck out three. The 33-year-old has pitched well in his two minor league starts, and there are reports that the former Boston and Philadelphia hurler could make his Kansas City debut on Saturday in a doubleheader against the Red Sox. His struggles over the past few years make him a risky fantasy proposition, but at the very least he's worth monitoring going forward.
Apr 23 - 11:26 AM

Tigers recalled OF Mike Gerber from Triple-A Toledo.

Gerber was recently added to the roster as the 26th man for a doubleheader against the Royals on Friday, but was sent down shortly after. The 25-year-old outfielder will likely serve as a fourth outfielder for the Tigers, and he's shown flashes of offensive upside in his time in the Detroit system, as seen in his career .828 OPS in the minors.
Apr 23 - 11:20 AM

Tigers designated RHP Drew VerHagen for assignment.

VerHagen, 27, was removed for the 25-man roster in order to create space for outfielder Mike Gerber, who was called up Monday. The right-hander has struggled in his nine appearances for the Tigers in 2018, with a 6.30 ERA and seven walks in 10 innings as evidence.
Apr 23 - 11:17 AM

Adam Lind will make a $2 million salary if he is called up to the Yankees.

Bob Nightengale of USA Today also reports that there are three opt-outs for Lind, as he can elect free agency if he's not on the New York roster on May 1, June 1 and July 1. The 34-year-old first baseman was released by the Yankees in the middle of spring training, but re-signed with New York last week to a minor league deal. He'll have to hit in his time with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, but if Tyler Austin continues to hit, it may not matter.
Apr 23 - 10:43 AM

Reds released OF Adam Brett Walker.

Walker, 26, was signed by the Reds as a minor league free agent in August. He's shown tremendous power in his time with several organizations, but he's also struck out 866 times in 663 minor league games.
Apr 23 - 10:25 AM

Braves outrighted RHP Luke Jackson to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Jackson was designated for assignment last week, and after clearing waivers, he's being sent to Gwinnett to likely joins the Stripers' bullpen.
Apr 23 - 10:22 AM

White Sox OF prospect Micker Adolfo will undergo an MRI soon to check on his strained UCL and flexor tendon.

Adolfo is trying to "rest" the injury rather than undergo surgery, as going under the table would likely cause the 21-year-old to miss all of the 2018 season and could bleed into 2019. He recently told's Scott Merkin that he doesn't feel strain or sore during workouts, which could be a positive sign. We should know more about Adolfo's ETA after the MRI.
Apr 23 - 8:42 AM

Danny Farquhar will stay in the hospital for at least the next three weeks after having surgery to remove the swelling in his brain.

Farquhar suffered a hemorrhage in the sixth inning of Friday's game, and was rushed to the hospital after passing out in the dugout. He's currently listed as being in critical but stable condition, and reports indicate that more information isn't being released at the request of Farquhar's family.
Source: USA Today
Apr 23 - 8:31 AM

Yasmani Grandal delivered a two-run double in the sixth inning on Sunday, helping to lead the Dodgers to a 4-3 victory over the Nationals.

Grandal got the Dodgers on the board with a two-run double off of Jeremy Hellickson in the sixth inning, sparking a three-run rally that would eventually springboard the Dodgers to victory. He also drew a walk in the contest, finishing the night 1-for-3. The hard-hitting backstop has been the Dodgers' biggest weapon on offense this season, slashing .349/.446/.587 with three homers and 16 RBI.
Apr 22 - 11:34 PM

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