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Kevin Kiermaier is not in the Rays starting lineup on Saturday.

The outfielder is batting an illness and is feeling a bit under the weather. He should be ready to return to the lineup in a day or two.
Apr 18 - 3:31 PM

Shane Victorino was scratched from the Red Sox lineup on Saturday due to sore ribs.

Victorino smashed into the outfield wall on Friday trying to take a home run away from Caleb Joseph, which caused the injury. He should be able to return to active duty in a day or two.
Apr 18 - 3:27 PM

Matt Holliday was removed from Saturday's game against the Reds in the second inning due to mild tightness in his back.

The Cardinals are calling his early exit purely precautionary. It wouldn't be surprising to see the veteran outfielder get a day of rest on Sunday as well, but the team should have an update on his status after the game.
Apr 18 - 2:45 PM

Pirates recalled OF Jaff Decker from his minor league rehab assignment, optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Decker had a chance to compete for a reserve outfielder role with the Pirates during the spring, but a left calf strain put an end to that dream. He should get an opportunity with the big league club at some point during the 2015 campaign.
Apr 18 - 2:40 PM

Marlins claimed LHP Matt Tracy off waivers from the Marlins.

Tracy was designated for assignment by the Yankees last week after appearing in one game as an emergency reliever with the big league club. He'll be nothing more than organizational depth in Miami.
Apr 18 - 2:09 PM

Orioles activated INF Jimmy Paredes from the 15-day disabled list.

Paredes is taking the place of Jonathan Schoop on the active roster who was placed on the disabled list on Saturday with a knee injury. He'll function in a utility role for the O's.
Apr 18 - 1:14 PM

Orioles placed INF Jonathan Schoop on the 15-day disabled list with a Grade 1 PCL tear in his left knee.

Schoop also has a sprained MCL. He sustained the injury in Friday's game from a hard slide by Pablo Sandoval at second base. The O's are encouraged that there was no damage to his ACL and are optimistic that he'll be able to return before the end of the regular season. Ryan Flaherty and Everth Cabrera should both see regular playing time in Baltimore's middle infield for now.
Apr 18 - 1:11 PM

Jonathan Schoop is heading to the disabled list after being diagnosed with a Grade 1 PCL tear and MCL sprain.

Schoop was the victim of a hard slide into second base by Pablo Sandoval during Friday's game and was spotted limping around the clubhouse on Saturday. It's a tough blow for the Orioles and for fantasy owners of the young infielder. O's manager Buck Showalter expects him to return before the end of the season, though there is no clear timetable at the moment.
Apr 18 - 1:02 PM

Mookie Betts is not in the Red Sox starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Orioles.

Just a routine day off for the budding young superstar who went hitless in Friday's game against the O's. Brock Holt is drawing the start in his place in center field and will hit leadoff for the Red Sox on Saturday.
Apr 18 - 12:48 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Saturday that Michael Cuddyer will rest one game over the weekend.

The Mets want to ensure that Cuddyer remains healthy through the grind of the MLB season, so they'll give him plenty of rest as needed throughout the year. Make sure to check lineups where daily changes are allowed, as he'll sit on Sunday if he's in there on Saturday.
Apr 18 - 12:28 PM

Yunel Escobar (groin) will undergo an MRI on Saturday.

Escobar said that he felt okay on Saturday and remains optimistic that he'll be able to avoid a trip to the disabled list, but the Nationals want to make sure before making a determination.
Apr 18 - 11:54 AM

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Angels and Josh Hamilton are in talks to resolve their dispute.

The two sides are reportedly exploring multiple avenues that include trades, though nothing is believed to be close. Hamilton meanwhile continues to rehab his shoulder and isn't expected to return to the diamond until sometime in May.
Apr 18 - 11:48 AM

Kolten Wong is not in the Cardinals starting lineup on Saturday.

It's nothing more than a day of rest for Wong who should be back in there for Sunday's series finale. Pete Kozma will make his first start of the season in his place and will bat eighth against opposing right-hander Homer Bailey.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Apr 18 - 11:43 AM

Derek Norris is not in the Padres starting lineup for Saturday's contest against the Cubs.

It's a routine day of rest for Norris being a day game after a night game, but it's also noteworthy that it will be the second straight time that Will Nieves has caught for Tyson Ross. Expect to see Norris back in there on Sunday.
Apr 18 - 11:34 AM

Trevor Plouffe is not in the Twins starting lineup on Saturday.

Eduardo Nunez is getting the start in his place at third base and will bat eighth for the Twins against Danny Salazar and the Indians. Plouffe should return to his place at the hot corner for Sunday's series finale.
Apr 18 - 11:23 AM


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