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Red Sox optioned OF Jackie Bradley to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Bradley has gone hitless in 11 at-bats in the majors this season. He has nothing left to prove in the minors, but the Red Sox simply have better options for their outfield at the moment.
May 22 - 3:41 PM

Red Sox recalled OF Rusney Castillo from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Castillo is starting in right field on Friday and should be at the position for the Red Sox most days going forward. The Cuban defector has dealt with a few injuries since spring training, but he batted .293/.341/.440 with two homers, 10 RBI and six stolen bases at Pawtucket to earn the promotion. His power/speed combo makes him worth starting in fantasy lineups right away.
May 22 - 3:35 PM

Rangers released RHP Kyuji Fujikawa.

Fujikawa cleared waivers after being designated for assignment, but he didn't want to report to Triple-A so the Rangers just cut him loose. He doesn't figure to be out of a job for long.
May 22 - 3:23 PM

Francisco Cervelli is not in the Pirates' lineup Friday.

It's just a day off. Chris Stewart is behind the dish in Cervelli's place.
May 22 - 3:20 PM

Twins released 1B/OF Brock Peterson.

Peterson, 31, was batting just .186/.289/.351 at Triple-A Rochester. He'll now look to latch on elsewhere.
May 22 - 3:18 PM

Marcus Semien is not in the Athletics' lineup Friday.

New A's coach Ron Washington is putting Semien through drills prior to Friday's game as he seeks to improve the youngster's defense, so it's no surprise he's not in the lineup. Andy Parrino is handling shortstop.
May 22 - 2:55 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Yasiel Puig (hamstring) is "feeling much better" and it "may not be that much longer" before he returns.

Puig was shut down just over a week ago after having a setback with his left hamstring during his rehab assignment, but he's evidently made nice progress since then. The Dodgers have yet to reveal when the outfielder will re-start the rehab assignment, but it sounds like it could happen shortly.
May 22 - 2:46 PM

MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez reports that Cuban right-hander Norge has defected from his native country and is seeking a Major League contract.

Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan is hearing that the Dodgers are the "early favorites" to sign the right-hander. Passan also notes that "many believe (Ruiz is) the best pitcher in Cuba" and that he's a "short right-hander but will get significant bank." Ruiz turned 21 just over a month ago.
May 22 - 2:40 PM

Adam Lind is not in the Brewers' lineup Friday.

He's receiving a day of rest with the Braves throwing lefty Alex Wood. Jason Rogers is starting at first base.
May 22 - 2:29 PM

Nationals activated RHP Casey Janssen from the 15-day disabled list.

Janssen has been out all season while battling a shoulder issue. He figures to be eased back into things initially but should eventually find himself as one of the main setup men for closer Drew Storen.
May 22 - 2:27 PM

Nationals placed LHP Sammy Solis on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 18, with left shoulder inflammation.

Solis has had shoulder issues in the past, so hopefully this isn't anything serious. Casey Janssen (shoulder) has been activated from the DL to take Solis' spot in the bullpen.
May 22 - 2:25 PM

Will Smith has been suspended eight games by Major League Baseball for having a foreign substance on his arm during Thursday's game in Atlanta.

It seems like a pretty harsh ruling. Smith has officially appealed the suspension and might be able to get it reduced a bit. He will be allowed to continue pitching in the meantime.
May 22 - 1:30 PM

Sportsnet's Shi Davidi reports that the Blue Jays haven't asked the Phillies about Cole Hamels "in months."

The report comes on the heels of a revelation from CBS Sports' Jon Heyman which stated that Hamels would not waive his no-trade clause to go to Toronto. Davidi, though, hears that their inquiry came all the way back during the GM meetings in November. Regardless of when it took place, it appears clear that Hamels isn't going to the Blue Jays.
Source: Sportsnet
May 22 - 1:25 PM

Athletics purchased the contract of INF Andy Parrino from Triple-A Nashville.

Parrino was batting .273/.369/.432 with four homers for Nashville. He'll serve as a utility infielder for the A's.
May 22 - 12:18 PM

Athletics placed RHP Edward Mujica on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured right thumb.

Mujica suffered the injury Thursday when he was hit by a comebacker off the bat of the Rays' Bobby Wilson. It's unclear at this point how long he's expected to be sidelined.
May 22 - 12:17 PM


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