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Marcell Ozuna is not in Saturday's lineup versus the Cubs.

He'll take a seat against right-hander John Lackey. Ichiro Suzuki will make the start in center field and bat leadoff as he continues his chase toward 3,000 MLB hits. He's currently 17 away.
Jun 25 - 12:06 PM

Oswaldo Arcia is expected to be in the lineup for the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Orioles.

The Rays are going with Jaff Decker, Taylor Motter, and Corey Dickerson in their outfield and Brad Miller out of the DH spot in the first game. Arcia hasn't played since June 14, so the Rays didn't want him to play both games of the doubleheader. The 25-year-old should split time between right field and the DH spot with his new team.
Jun 25 - 11:57 AM

Charlie Furbush (shoulder) has resumed throwing bullpen sessions.

Furbush hasn't pitched in a major league game since July 2015 due to shoulder issues, but he's finally making some progress. It's unclear when he'll go out on a minor league rehab assignment, but he'll likely a bunch of appearances before being a legitimate consideration to rejoin the Mariners.
Jun 25 - 11:43 AM

Mariners manager Scott Servais said Friday that Felix Hernandez (calf) continues to show improvement.

"He's feeling good," said Servais. "He's picking up his throwing routine, getting stretched out. I think he's trying to get out to 120 feet today. I heard him arguing with [trainer Rick] Griffin in there about wanting to do a little bit more, so you know he's progressing really nicely. We can't have him soon enough." King Felix has been sidelined since May 27 with a right calf strain, but he's likely on track to return right after the All-Star break.
Jun 25 - 11:41 AM
Jon Jay - OF - Padres

Jon Jay (wrist, forearm) remains out of the Padres' lineup Saturday against the Reds.

Jay hasn't played since he was hit in the wrist area with a pitch last Sunday and a stint on the disabled list remains a possibility. Travis Jankowski will start in center field again and bat leadoff Saturday.
Jun 25 - 11:34 AM

Marc Carig of Newsday reports that the Mets are expected to officially sign Jose Reyes on Saturday afternoon.

Multiple reporters are saying the same, as a reunion is basically seen as a foregone conclusion at this point. Reyes won't officially become a free agent until 1 p.m. ET, but Mets manager Terry Collins was already talking Friday about how the team plans to use him. The Mets would only be responsible for paying the veteran infielder a prorated portion of the major league minimum. Reyes was designated for assignment by the Rockies last week after completing a suspension for a domestic violence incident with his wife.
Jun 25 - 11:24 AM

Adrian Sampson will require season-ending surgery to reattach the flexor bundle in his right elbow.

Sampson suffered the injury during warmup pitches before what was supposed to be his second major league start on Thursday. The surgery won't require as lengthy as a rehab process as Tommy John surgery, which he previously had in high school, but he won't be an option for the Mariners again until 2017.
Jun 25 - 11:21 AM

Yankees designated 1B Ike Davis for assignment.

The move clears a spot for Mark Teixeira's return from the disabled list. Davis went 3-for-14 (.214) with an RBI during his brief stint with the Yankees. He told reporters that he'll consider staying with the organization if he passes through waivers unclaimed.
Jun 25 - 11:17 AM

Wade Miley (shoulder) tossed four perfect innings Friday in a minor league rehab start with Low-A Everett.

Miley struck out seven batters and got stretched out to 55 pitches. He reported no issues with his shoulder. "Pain free. I'm ready to rock and roll," said Miley. "I felt like I probably could have pitched last week, but they wanted to be smart about it. So I took some time off and hopefully it'll pay off in the long run." The southpaw should make his return Wednesday against the Pirates.
Jun 25 - 11:13 AM

Brad Miller will serve as the designated hitter in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader versus the Orioles.

Corey Dickerson was the DH on Friday, but he's starting in left field Saturday. Tim Beckham will make the start at shortstop.
Jun 25 - 11:09 AM

Desmond Jennings is not in the lineup for the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Orioles.

Jaff Decker will make the start in center field instead. Taylor Motter will play right field and Corey Dickerson is in left.
Jun 25 - 11:06 AM

Matt Wieters is not in the lineup for the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Rays.

No surprise here, but look for him to play the nightcap. Francisco Pena will start behind the plate for the first game.
Jun 25 - 11:04 AM

Astros purchased the contract of 1B A.J. Reed from Triple-A Fresno.

The move is now official. Reed is expected to make his major league debut as the designated hitter Saturday against the Royals. The 23-year-old didn't exactly put up monster numbers in Triple-A this year (.266/.345/.509 with 11 home runs through 59 games), but he was riding an eight-game hitting streak and hit three homers along the way. The Astros could sit him against left-handers initially, but his power and patience makes him worth adding in most fantasy formats.
Jun 25 - 10:52 AM

Trevor Plouffe (groin) could take some swings in the cage on Saturday.

Plouffe was held out of the lineup Friday after suffering a mild right groin strain on Thursday, but he's feeling some improvement. The Twins are optimistic he'll be able to avoid a stint on the disabled list, but it depends on how he responds in the next couple of days.
Jun 25 - 10:48 AM

Jaff Decker will start in center field in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Orioles.

Meanwhile, Desmond Jennings is on the bench. Decker has played both corner outfield spots since joining the Rays earlier this month, but this will be his first start in center field. Taylor Motter is making the start in right field Saturday while Corey Dickerson is in left. The newly-acquired Oswaldo Arcia isn't in the lineup, but he could be for Game Two. He figures to see time between DH and right field.


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