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Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that Carlos Rodon will be recalled from Triple-A Charlotte on Monday.

Rodon will pitch out of the bullpen initially, but it's only a matter of time before he replaces Hector Noesi in the team's rotation. If he's unowned in any mixed leagues, now is the time to scurry to the waiver wire and secure the studly young left-hander.
Apr 19 - 6:05 PM

Justin Verlander won't resume throwing until the pain in his triceps subsides.

While there are currently no plans for the right-hander to undergo an MRI, you'd have to believe it's on the horizon. At this point, it appears that he's in for an extended absence and shouldn't be counted on to help fantasy owners anytime soon.
Source: M-Live.com
Apr 19 - 6:02 PM

Indians top prospect Francisco Lindor blasted his first homer Saturday for Triple-A Columbus.

It was a solo shot to left field. Lindor hasn't shown us much with the bat, hitting only .212 in his first 33 at-bats. Power is never going to be his strong suit but if Lindor can get that average up, he should get called up to the big leagues.
Apr 19 - 5:46 PM

Twins prospect Adam Brett Walker left the yard twice Saturday for Double-A Chattanooga

Both homers came in the first game of a double-header. Walker's free swinging approach has been a double-edged sword. He's slugged four homers already but also has 15 strikeouts in only 33 at-bats. Walker should continue to be a boom or bust hitter as he makes his way up through the Twins' system.
Source: MILB.com
Apr 19 - 5:26 PM

Torii Hunter hit a three-run home run against the Indians on Sunday.

This was Hunter's first homer since signing with the Twins in the off-season. He hit the three-run shot off of Indians reliever Anthony Swarzak. It would be his only hit in the contest, as he finished 1-for-5. Hunter now has six RBI for the season and is hitting .225/.256/.350. In his first stint with the Twins, Hunter launched 297 home runs. Add one more to that total.
Apr 19 - 5:16 PM

Carlos Santana hit a solo home run in the ninth inning of Sunday's loss to the Twins.

J.R. Graham served up the solo shot, but at that point, the Twins were already up 7-1 and Santana's dinger barely put a dent in the final score. For the season, Santana has two home runs and seven RBI. He's hitting .244/.354/.415 over 41 at-bats to start the 2015 campaign.
Apr 19 - 5:12 PM

Trevor May pitched six innings of one-run ball against the Indians on Sunday.

Outside of a Michael Brantley RBI single in the third, May didn't see much trouble in this one. He allowed just four hits, none of the extra-base variety. May also struck out four without a walk. It was a nice start for the 25-year-old, who's currently pitching in place of the injured Ricky Nolasco. We would need to see him repeat this kind of start a few times before recommending him for fantasy play, though, especially given the 7.88 ERA and 1.77 WHIP he posted for the Twins over 45 2/3 innings last season. May will continue trying to distance himself from those numbers on his road date with the Mariners next time he takes the ball.
Apr 19 - 5:12 PM

T.J. House allowed five runs on seven hits in 5 2/3 innings against the Twins on Sunday.

House walked two and struck out two in the outing. The Twins applied water torture to him in the second inning, scoring runs on a sacrifice fly, an RBI single and a run-scoring grounder. Shane Robinson added an RBI single in the fourth inning and the final run on House's line came via a Torii Hunter homer after the pitcher had left the game. House's 14.14 ERA theoretically has nowhere to go but down from here, assuming Danny Salazar does not replace him in the rotation. Should House make his next start, it will come against the Tigers.
Apr 19 - 5:11 PM

Adam Jones finished 4-for-5 with a home run and five RBI in the Orioles' 8-3 rout of the Red Sox on Sunday.

The scorching start continues for Jones, who is batting .457/.490/.848 with five home runs and 16 RBI through 46 at-bats. He opened the game's scoring Sunday with a two-run shot off Red Sox starter Rick Porcello and then later added two singles and a three-run double. The 29-year-old center fielder is quickly justifying his first-round ADP.
Apr 19 - 5:04 PM

Steven Souza had a big day at the plate, going 3-for-5 with a two-run home run and an RBI double, but the Rays fell to the Yankees 5-3 on Sunday.

Souza gave the Rays a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the first inning with a two-run home run off of Michael Pineda. He helped bring the Rays back within two runs with a fifth-inning double off of Pineda, but it ultimately wasn't enough to avoid a series sweep. Souza is off to a good start, batting .289 with three home runs, 10 RBI, and four stolen bases.
Apr 19 - 4:59 PM

Rick Porcello was hammered for eight earned runs in five innings Sunday as the Red Sox fell to the Orioles.

Porcello gave up two runs in the first inning, one run in the second, another two in the fifth, and then three in the sixth. He surrendered 12 hits in all and walked three Baltimore batters, watching his WHIP balloon from 0.93 to 1.47. The 26-year-old right-hander had been off to a decent start with his new team, but he'll carry an ugly 1-2 record and 6.63 ERA into his next outing on the road against these same Orioles.
Apr 19 - 4:59 PM

Omar Infante was diagnosed with a strained left groin and is considered day-to-day.

Infante sustained the injury during Sunday's game against the Athletics. The oft-injured infielder will probably be rested for a couple of days before rejoining the Royals lineup.
Apr 19 - 4:58 PM

Alex Rodriguez went 1-for-3 with a double, two walks, and two runs scored to help the Yankees take down the Rays on Sunday.

Rodriguez's hot start to the 2015 season continues. Sunday's performance leaves him with a terrific .316/.447/.711 slash line. He has four home runs, 11 RBI, and 10 runs scored to go along with it. Rodriguez remains two home runs shy of tying Willie Mays with 660 career home runs, fourth-most in baseball history.
Apr 19 - 4:57 PM

Andrew Miller worked around a leadoff double with three consecutive strikeouts to earn his fourth save of the season in Sunday's win against the Rays.

Protecting a two-run lead in the ninth inning, Miller allowed a leadoff double to Ryan Brett, but bounced back to strike out Rene Rivera, Logan Forsythe, and Steven Souza to end the contest. Miller remains unscored upon with a 12/2 K/BB ratio in six innings.
Apr 19 - 4:54 PM

Matt Andriese struggled in Sunday's start against the Yankees, serving up four runs in eight hits and two walks in a loss.

Andriese was solid in a spot start on Tuesday, so the pitching-thin Rays called on him again to face the Yankees on Sunday, but it didn't go nearly as well. Andriese recorded only one strikeout on the afternoon and had to be relieved with one out in the fourth inning. Andriese's next turn in the rotation comes next weekend at home against the Blue Jays.
Apr 19 - 4:51 PM



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