- A look at Monday's matchups (all times Eastern)
Cardinals (Lance Lynn
R) at Reds (Homer Bailey
Cubs (Jason Hammel
R) at Pirates (Wandy Rodriguez
Rockies (Juan Nicasio
R) at Marlins (Jacob Turner
Royals (Yordano Ventura
R) at Tigers (Anibal Sanchez
Nationals (Jordan Zimmermann
R) at Mets (Zack Wheeler
Twins (Phil Hughes
R) at White Sox (Jose Quintana
Giants (Tim Lincecum
R) at Diamondbacks (Bronson Arroyo
Red Sox (Felix Doubront
L) at Orioles (Wei-Yin Chen
Blue Jays (Brandon Morrow
R) at Rays (Chris Archer
Yankees (Ivan Nova
R) at Astros (Brett Oberholtzer
Mariners (Roenis Elias
L) at Athletics (Jesse Chavez
Day Game After Night Game:
STL/CIN, CHC/PIT, COL/FLA, WAS/NYM, SF/AZ
, OF, TB (Foot) Hopes to be in Thursdays lineup.
, P, MIN (Personal) Should be back from paternity leave Thursday.
, P, MIN (Ankle) Bruised ankle by batted ball Wednesday, limped off field.
, DH, CLE (Ribs) May have to go on rehab since Indians have skipped batting practice in rainy Oakland.
, 3B, CHW (Illness) Out of Wednesdays lineup.
, OF, COL (Illness) Left Wednesdays game with dizziness, thinks he was dehydrated and can start Thursday.
, P, SF (Illness) Says he will make Thursdays start.
, OF, NYM (Quadriceps) Left Wednesdays game with tightness.
Players on the DL
, P, PHI (Shoulder) Will begin rehab at Triple-A Thursday.
, P, LAD (Thumb) Will make minor league rehab start Friday.
, OF, TEX (Leg) Out at least 10 weeks after surgery.
, P, CIN (Elbow) Could be activated next week, closer role awaits?
, P, LAA (Elbow) Continuing with bullpen sessions.
, P, KC (Finger) Was to throw bullpen session Wednesday.
, P, HOU (Biceps) Could be back in early-May.
, P, TEX (Neck) Slated to start Sunday.
, P, WAS (Elbow) Had Tommy John surgery.
Dane De La Rosa
, P, LAA (Forearm) Threw simulated game, will head to rehab at Double-A.
, P, WAS (Back) Will resume throwing program but out most or all of April.
, OF, OAK (Back) On paternity leave, likely headed for minors when activated.
, P, PHI (Biceps) First rehab start will be Sunday at High-A.
, P, TEX (Back) Will begin rehab at Double-A Thursday.
, P, TEX (Knee) Threw for first time since surgery Wednesday, out until June.
, P, AZ (Elbow) Plan is for Hudson to be a reliever when he returns this summer.
, P, SEA (Finger) Probably a week from throwing bullpen session.
, 2B, NYM (Personal) On paternity list Wednesday, should rejoin team Thursday.
Jose Oviedo, P, TB (General Soreness) Could begin rehab this weekend and be activated in middle of the month.
, P, NYM (Elbow) Will be evaluated over next six weeks to determine if he can try to come back or if Tommy John is necessary.
, P, BAL (Suspension) Will pitch in extended spring training Monday.
, OF, BAL (Wrist) Will try to strengthen wrist after having cast removed.
, P, SEA (Back) Started rehab at Double-A.
, C, WAS (Wrist) Will miss four-to-five weeks after surgery Wednesday.
, OF, BAL (Neck) Set to play in extended spring training games.
, SS, PHI (Personal) Away for birth of child, could be away from team until Monday.
, P, OAK (Elbow) Began rehab at Triple-A.
, P, SEA (Shoulder) Began rehab Wednesday at High-A.
, P, SD (Elbow) Cleared spot on 40-man by moving to 60-day DL.
, P, LAD (Elbow) Placed on DL after getting hit hard Sunday.
Placed on the DL
, P, COL
, 2B, NYM paternity list
, P, NYM
, C, WAS
Joe Weiland, P, SD transferred to 60-day DL
, P, LAD
Activated from the DL
, P, LAD
, P, NYM
, 2B, NYM
C.C. Lee, P, CLE
, C, WAS
, P, OAK
, P, COL
(to Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)
, OF, MIA
, OF, KC
, P, NYM
, signed by CWS to minor league contract
, P, claimed by LAA from MIA and optioned to minors
, signed by TOR to minor league contract
, P, claimed by SD from SEA and optioned to minors
, SS, claimed by LAD from SEA and optioned to minors
Chicago Cubs Newly anointed Cubs closer Jose Veras
blew his first opportunity by allowing a run on a hit and two walks Wednesday. Pedro Strop
delivered a good inning and threw 11 of 15 pitches for a strike. Veras is not worthy of an extended opportunity if he cannot right the ship quickly.
Colorado Were you one of those wondering if LaTroy Hawkins
could hold on to a closing job? Hawkins was shaky, allowing a run on two hits and a walk Wednesday, but he still managed to bag his first save opportunity.
Minnesota Glen Perkins
gave up two runs on three hits and a walk as the White Sox tied Wednesdays game in the ninth. While setting up in the eighth, Burton threw 11 of 12 pitches for a strike. The only one that wasnt a strike was served up as a home run to Adam Dunn
Philadelphia Blown saves were abound Wednesday, but perhaps none was worse that Jonathan Papelbon
s. He retired just one batter and allowed three runs on four hits and two walks as the Rangers walked off for a win. The Phillies will give Papelbon a much longer lease than just one game.
Pittsburgh How often did Mark Melancon
and Jason Grilli
squander leads last lear? Not very often. Each pitcher allowed a run to the Cubs Wednesday to send the game to extras. It is too early for Pittsburgh to think about making a move with Grilli, especially when Melancon was not much better.
Toronto Dont read too much into this one. Brett Cecil
earned a save due to a lefty-lefty matchup after Mark Buehrle
could not complete the game. Sergio Santos
should be in line for most saves.
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, P, Mets The news is not good for Bobby Parnell
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