- A look at Saturday’s matchups (all times Eastern)
Rangers (Nick Tepesch
- R) at Nationals (Doug Fister
- R), 12:05
Twins (Kevin Correia
- R) at Yankees (Masahiro Tanaka
- R), 1:05
Royals (Aaron Brooks
- R) at Blue Jays (Marcus Stroman
- R), 1:07
Padres (Tyson Ross
- R) at White Sox (Andre Rienzo
- R), 2:10
Giants (Yusmeiro Petit
- R) at Cardinals (Michael Wacha
- R), 2:15
Rockies (Franklin Morales
- L) at Indians (Trevor Bauer
- R), 3:05
Mets (Jacob deGrom - R) at Phillies (Kyle Kendrick
- R), 3:05
Cubs (Jason Hammel
- R) at Brewers (Wily Peralta
- R), 4:10
Orioles (Chris Tillman
- R) at Astros (Dallas Keuchel
- L), 4:10
Braves (Ervin Santana
- R) at Marlins (Jacob Turner
- R), 4:10
Rays (Jake Odorizzi
- R) at Red Sox (Rubby De La Rosa
- R), 7:15
Pirates (Brandon Cumpton
- R) at Dodgers (Hyun-Jin Ryu
- L), 7:15
Angels (Tyler Skaggs
- L) at Athletics (Tommy Milone
- L), 10:05
Tigers (Drew Smyly
- L) at Mariners (Chris Young
- R), 10:10
Reds (Johnny Cueto
- R) at Diamondbacks (Brandon McCarthy
- R), 10:10
Day Game After Night Game:
TEX/WAS, MIN/NYY, KC/TOR, SD/CWS, SF/STL, COL/CLE, NYM/PHI, CHC/MIL, BAL/HOU, ATL/MIA
, C, SF - (Back) Missed a second straight start Friday.
, 2B, SEA - (Hand) Expected to return to the lineup this weekend.
, 1B, STL - (Calf) Held out of the Cardinals’ lineup again Friday.
, P, KC - (Elbow) Scheduled for a light bullpen session Saturday and a full bullpen Monday.
, P, SF - (Finger) Developed a blister during Wednesday’s outing but expects to make his next scheduled start Tuesday.
, P, MIA - (Elbow) Expects to make his next start Tuesday against the Rays.
, SS, MIN - (Face) Left Friday’s game after suffering a facial injury.
, 1B, CWS - (Back) Reported improvement Friday but still not able to play.
, OF, MIN - (Back) Held out of the lineup Friday for a third straight game.
, OF, SD - (Foot) Was not included in Friday’s lineup.
, SS, AZ - (Thumb) Sat in favor of Chris Owings
Players on the DL
, OF, LAA - (Thumb) Resumed his rehab at Triple-A Salt Lake on Friday and could be activated Tuesday.
, 3B, COL - (Finger) Will not require surgery to repair fracture.
, P, PHI - (Elbow) Not expected to resume throwing for another week or so.
, 3B, WAS - (Thumb) Served as the designated hitter in his first game with High-A Potomac on Friday.
, 1B, CIN - (Quadriceps) Hit and ran on the field at Great American Ballpark on Friday.
, OF, NYY - (Elbow) Took batting practice on the field Friday and did not experience any discomfort.
, P, SD - (Elbow) Penciled in for a simulated game Monday and is expected to bypass a minor league rehab assignment.
, C, BAL - (Elbow) Threw about 25 times Friday and said afterward that his arm had some life.
, P, WAS - (Shoulder) Completed a bullpen session Thursday and is now scheduled for a simulated game Sunday.
, 3B, MIL - (Hamstring) Begins a rehab assignment with Low-A Wisconsin on Sunday.
, OF, AZ - (Foot) Played catch and took swings off a tee Wednesday.
, P, BOS - (Knee) Scheduled to play catch Saturday.
, P, NYY - (Knee) Met with team doctors Friday to determine the next step in his rehab.
, 1B, CLE - (Knee) Could be cleared for land-based drills as soon as Monday.
, P, MIN - (Elbow) Diagnosed with an irritated ulnar nerve.
, P, CLE - (Back) Threw a simulated game to minor league hitters Friday.
, P, ATL - (Hamstring) Making progress and could rejoin the Braves’ bullpen at some point next week.
, P, AZ - (Forearm) Threw another simulated game Friday and is scheduled to pitch in back-to-back rehab games next Thursday and Friday.
, P, AZ - (Elbow) Set to throw a bullpen session within a week.
, P, SD - (Elbow) Underwent an MRI last week, which came back clean.
, P, TB - (Elbow) Completed a bullpen session Friday and is now scheduled to pitch three innings in a simulated game Monday.
, P, BAL - (Shoulder) Began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Norfolk on Friday.
, C, BOS - (Wrist) Diagnosed with a broken hamate bone and will require surgery.
Shawn Kelley, P, NYY - (Back) Threw off a mound Friday for the first time since landing on the DL.
, P, LAD - (Elbow) Placed on the 15-day DL with a torn UCL.
, P, KC - (Back) Set for a side session Sunday, after which he will begin a rehab assignment.
, P, SF - (Hamstring) Scratched from his scheduled start Saturday and is headed for the DL.
- Players who have been called up, demoted, traded, released, you name it. We’ll cover it here.
Activated from the DL
, 2B, TB
, P, CHC
Placed on the DL
(15-day, unless otherwise noted)
, C, BOS
, P, SEA (transferred to 60-day DL)
, P, CHC (paternity list)
(from Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)
, OF, STL
, P, TOR
, P, TOR
, P, BOS
, OF, SEA
(to Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)
, P, TOR
, OF, STL
, P, SEA
Designated for Assignment
, P, TOR
Los Angeles Angels
- Ernesto Frieri
notched another save Thursday, his eighth of the year and third since last Sunday. Meanwhile, Joe Smith
has been working in the setup role, and despite manager Mike Scoscia’s refusal to officially name Frieri as closer, it looks like Frieri has reclaimed the job. The home run issues that plagued Frieri early in the season seem to have been corrected, as he has now gone eight straight appearances without allowing a homer.
- Cody Allen
retired the side in order and struck out two in the ninth inning of Friday’s game against the Rockies en route to his second save of the season. The Indians’ closer situation has been murky since John Axford
was removed from the role, but Allen, who has struck out 29 in 22.1 innings this season, took a step toward claiming the job Friday. Bryan Shaw
has posted better ratios thus far (1.46 ERA, 0.89 WHIP) and is an option as well, but manager Terry Francona has not yet tipped his hand as to which player he prefers.
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, OF, MIN - A wrist injury put Arcia out of commission in early April, and though he hit .308/.349/.487 while on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester, the Twins decided to leave him down at the conclusion of the assignment to be sure the wrist was completely healthy. He was recalled late last week and proceeded to bat cleanup in his first four games back, before slotting into the five-hole for Friday’s tilt against the Yankees. The 23-year-old Arcia once again collected multiple hits Friday, the third time he’s done so since returning to the big club, and launched his second home run in four games. Last season, Arcia hit .251/.304/.430 with 14 homers in 97 games (378 plate appearances), and while he is a free swinger who will strike out a lot, playing time should remain ample as the team leans on him as a key run producer.
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DraftStreet Value Plays
P - Drew Smyly
, DET ($12,265)
C - Brayan Pena
, CIN ($5,213)
1B - C.J. Cron
, LAA ($5,050)
2B - Ben Zobrist
, TB ($5,544)
SS - Jhonny Peralta
, STL ($5,540)
3B - Chase Headley
, SD ($4,700)
OF - Oswaldo Arcia
, OF ($5,118)
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