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Lackey fires seven scoreless frames in win 05-29-2015
John Lackey P STL
John Lackey fired seven scoreless innings in a 3-0 win over the Dodgers on Friday. Lackey was nothing short of excellent, allowing just five hits (all of them singles) and one walk while striking out nine batters. The veteran right-hander has allowed three earned runs or fewer in seven straight starts and now has a 2.83 ERA on the year. Not bad for a guy who is making the major league minimum salary. He'll try to keep it going against the Brewers at home next week.
Jose Abreu leaves game with irritated finger 05-29-2015
Jose Abreu 1B CWS
Jose Abreu was forced to leave Friday's game against the Astros due to irritation in his right index finger.

Jose de Jesus Ortiz
It's an issue that cropped up earlier in the season as well for Abreu, causing him to depart from a game mid at-bat when he had difficulty gripping the bat. The injury doesn't appear to be very serious though, so consider the slugger day-to-day.
Bolsinger gives up two runs in loss 05-29-2015
Mike Bolsinger P LAD
Mike Bolsinger suffered his first loss of the season after giving up two runs over six innings against the Cardinals on Friday. While Bolsinger couldn't quite match the dominance he showed last time out, the only runs scored on a ground out in the first inning and an RBI double in the third. He struck out three and walked three in the loss. Bolsinger has a stingy 1.15 ERA and 25/9 K/BB ratio in 31 1/3 innings over his first five starts this season, but the lack of velocity still leaves us skeptical about his ability to remain an asset in mixed fantasy leagues.
Rosenthal notches 14th save of season 05-29-2015
Trevor Rosenthal P STL
Trevor Rosenthal tossed a perfect ninth inning Friday against the Dodgers for his 14th save of the season. Rosenthal blew a save back on May 3, but he hasn't allowed a run since. The hard-throwing right-hander has a 0.77 ERA with 25 strikeouts and eight walks over 23 1/3 innings so far this season.
Peralta has two hits in win over Dodgers 05-29-2015
Jhonny Peralta SS STL
Jhonny Peralta went 2-for-3 with an RBI double, a walk, and a run scored in Friday's win over the Dodgers. Peralta's seventh-inning double off Juan Nicasio provided some insurance for the Cardinals' bullpen. The 33-year-old has four multi-hit games in his last five and is batting .311 with seven home runs and 26 RBI across 47 games. Production at the shortstop position has been hard to come by this season, but Peralta is right there among the best.
Wong has two hits Friday vs. Dodgers 05-29-2015
Kolten Wong 2B STL
Kolten Wong went 2-for-5 with two runs scored and a stolen base against the Dodgers on Friday. Wong is taking his opportunity in the leadoff spot and running with it. He's hitting .357 with five home runs, 16 RBI, and 20 runs scored over his last 25 games and appears poised to claim his place among the top fantasy second basemen.
Rollins has two hits Friday vs. Cardinals 05-29-2015
Jimmy Rollins SS LAD
Jimmy Rollins went 2-for-4 with a double Friday against the Cardinals. Rollins has now hit safely in six straight games. Despite the recent hot streak, the 36-year-old has a disappointing .210/.278/.352 batting line through 46 games this season.
Colabello's two-run blast powers Blue Jays 05-29-2015
Chris Colabello RF TOR
Chris Colabello blasted a go-ahead two-run homer in the ninth inning on Friday, powering the Blue Jays to a come-from-behind 6-4 victory over the Twins in Minnesota. It was Colabello's lone hit in four at-bats on the night, but certainly proved to be the critical blow in the ballgame. He has been a force the Blue Jays lineup since his callup, slashing .379/.432/.598 with four homers and 14 RBI. He needs to be owned and started in all mixed leagues until he cools off.
Buehrle registers 31st career complete game 05-29-2015
Mark Buehrle P TOR
Mark Buehrle registered the 31st complete game of his career in Friday's victory over the Twins. It certainly didn't appear as if it was going to be a lengthy outing for Buehrle, who surrendered four runs to the Twins in the first inning. He settled in masterfully afterwards though, allowing just one hit the remainder of the night. He racked up three strikeouts on the night without issuing a walk, needing just 111 pitches to navigate through nine innings. He'll look to carry over this strong effort when he takes on the Nationals in Washington on Wednesday.
Torii Hunter has RBI double in losing effort 05-29-2015
Torii Hunter RF MIN
Torii Hunter went 1-for-4 with an RBI double in a losing effort against the Blue Jays on Friday. Hunter's RBI knock off Mark Buehrle came during a four-run uprising in the first inning, though the Twins would be limited to just one hit the remainder of the game. He has been very impressive in his return to Minnesota, slashing .281/.333/.461 with a team-leading 30 RBI.
Trevor May fans five in no-decision on Friday 05-29-2015
Trevor May P MIN
Trevor May pitched decently in a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Friday, allowing four runs on eight hits over his six innings of work. May punched out five on the night while issuing just one free pass. The Twins staked him to an early 4-0 lead after one inning, but he was unable to hold on to earn his fourth victory of the season. He'll carry a 5.07 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 41/9 K/BB ratio into Wednesday's start against the Red Sox in Boston.
Hamilton homers twice as Rangers top Red Sox 05-29-2015
Josh Hamilton LF TEX
Josh Hamilton hit his first two home runs of the season in Friday's 7-4 win over the Red Sox. Hamilton launched a solo homer in the bottom of the second inning before hitting another solo blast in the fourth. It was his ninth career multi-homer game. The 34-year-old is coming off shoulder surgery and remains an injury risk, but his return to Texas puts him in a great position to be valuable in mixed fantasy leagues again.
Gallardo goes six innings in win 05-29-2015
Yovani Gallardo P TEX
Yovani Gallardo gave up two runs (one earned) over six innings in a win over the Red Sox on Friday. Both runs scored in the fourth inning via a sacrifice fly by Xander Bogaerts and an RBI single from Blake Swihart. Gallardo allowed just four hits and walked three while striking out five batters. The veteran right-hander has won three out of his last four starts and has allowed three earned runs or fewer in nine out of his 11 starts this season. He'll carry a 3.88 ERA into a start against the White Sox next week at home.
Wright gives up three runs in loss 05-29-2015
Steven Wright P BOS
Steven Wright yielded three runs over 5 2/3 innings Friday in a loss to the Rangers. Wright was fine for the most part, but Josh Hamilton had his number on this night, connecting for a pair of solo home runs. The knuckleballer struck out four and walked one in the loss and now owns a 3.90 ERA and 15/9 K/BB ratio in 27 2/3 innings over three starts and two relief appearances this season. Assuming Wright remains in the rotation, he lines up for a start against the Twins next week.
Tolleson notches sixth save of season 05-29-2015
Shawn Tolleson P TEX
Shawn Tolleson tossed a perfect ninth inning Friday against the Red Sox for his sixth save of the season. Tolleson has been spotless since taking over as Rangers' closer and hasn't allowed a run since way back on May 7. The 27-year-old has posted a quality 2.70 ERA with 30 strikeouts and just four walks over 23 1/3 innings so far this season.
Ramirez homers in second straight game 05-29-2015
Hanley Ramirez LF BOS
Hanley Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and two runs scored Friday against the Rangers. After failing to hit a home run through his first 22 games this month, Ramirez has now gone deep in back-to-back games. Perhaps his shoulder is finally feeling better.
Bogaerts (forearm) has sac fly Friday vs. TEX 05-29-2015
Xander Bogaerts SS BOS
Xander Bogaerts (forearm) went 0-for-3 with a sacrifice fly Friday against the Rangers. Bogaerts suffered a bruised left forearm when he was hit by a pitch during Thursday's game, but he didn't end up missing any time. The 22-year-old is batting .263/.312/.369 with two home runs and 16 RBI through 46 games this season.
Strasburg leaves with left trap muscle issue 05-29-2015
Stephen Strasburg P WAS
Stephen Strasburg was removed from Friday's start against the Reds after facing just five batters due to an issue with his left trap muscle.

Dan Kolko on Twitter
He'll be re-evaluated on Saturday. With the shoulder ailment that he has been dealing with in recent weeks, combined with this new injury and his poor performance to date, a trip to the disabled list seems like a logical conclusion for the right-hander, but we'll know more on his status on Saturday. Taylor Jordan filled in admirably on Friday and would be the logical candidate to join the rotation should Strasburg require an extended absence.
Mike Napoli tossed for arguing called strike 05-29-2015
Mike Napoli 1B BOS
Mike Napoli was ejected from Friday's game against the Rangers for arguing a called third strike call with home plate umpire Todd Tichenor.

Texas Rangers on Twitter
Manager John Farrell came to his player's defense and was also given the gate. Before departing, Napoli had gone 0-for-2 with a pair of walks and a run scored.
Eric O'Flaherty nearing return to A's bullpen 05-29-2015
Eric O'Flaherty P OAK
Eric O'Flaherty is expected to make his final appearance in a minor league rehab game with High-A Stockton on Saturday before rejoining the Athletics bullpen.

CSN Bay Area
He has been sidelined since early May with left shoulder inflammation. Before hitting the shelf, the 30-year-old southpaw posted a troublesome 11.57 ERA and 2.29 WHIP over seven innings of work out of the A's bullpen.
Davis blasts 12th homer as Orioles top Rays 05-29-2015
Chris Davis 1B BAL
Chris Davis belted his 12th home run of the season as the Orioles topped the Rays 2-1 on Friday. His solo shot off Kevin Jepsen tied the game at 1-1 in the seventh inning and provided the O's the opportunity to come back and win later on. He finished the night 2-for-3 and also drew a walk, raising his season slash to .228/.312/.506 to go along with 12 homers and 30 RBI.
Miguel Gonzalez pitches well in no-decision 05-29-2015
Miguel Gonzalez P BAL
Miguel Gonzalez pitched well in a no-decision against the Rays on Friday, allowing just one run on three hits over eight strong innings. The veteran right-hander racked up six strikeouts on the night without issuing a walk. The only blemish on his evening was a solo homer off the bat of Steven Souza in the second inning. While he doesn't rack up elite strikeout numbers, Gonzalez owns a solid 3.48 ERA over 62 innings on the season. He'll look to get back in the win column when he takes on the Astros in Houston on Wednesday.
DeSclafani gives up two runs in victory 05-29-2015
Anthony DeSclafani P CIN
Anthony DeSclafani gave up two runs over six innings in a 5-2 win over the Nationals on Friday. DeSclafani held the Nationals to a pair of RBI singles. He gave up eight hits in all while walking two (one intentional) and striking out just one batter. This was his first win since April 20. The 25-year-old right-hander has a 3.41 ERA through 10 starts this season, but he owns a mediocre 41/25 K/BB ratio in 58 innings.
Chapman notches eighth save of season 05-29-2015
Aroldis Chapman P CIN
Aroldis Chapman tossed a scoreless ninth inning against the Nationals on Friday for his eighth save of the season. Chapman struck out two in the inning and worked around a one-out single from Bryce Harper to notch the save. While this is mostly about how bad the Reds have been recently, this was just his third save this month. The hard-throwing left-hander has a 1.69 ERA with 36 strikeouts and 11 walks over 21 1/3 innings of work this season.
Todd Frazier connects for 15th home run 05-29-2015
Todd Frazier 3B CIN
Todd Frazier went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk Friday against the Nationals. Frazier now has 15 home runs on the season, which puts him three behind Washington's Bryce Harper for the National League lead. He's already more than halfway to the 29 home runs he hit all of last season. Frazier has hit safely in eight of his last nine games, giving him a .266/.357/.584 batting line on the year.
Votto hits home run against Nationals 05-29-2015
Joey Votto 1B CIN
Joey Votto smacked a solo homer in Friday's win over the Nationals. It was his eighth home run of the season and his first since since way back on April 28. After hitting .317 in April, the 31-year-old has hit just .236 this month.
Ramos has two hits in loss to Reds 05-29-2015
Wilson Ramos C WAS
Wilson Ramos went 2-for-5 with an RBI single in a loss to the Reds on Friday. Ramos came into Friday's action with just one hit (a home run) in 21 at-bats over his last six games. That was after hitting safely in 19 out of 20 games. Fantasy owners will have to hope that this is the start of another hot streak.
Steven Souza homers in return to Rays lineup 05-29-2015
Steven Souza Jr. RF TB
Steven Souza returned to the Rays lineup with a bang on Friday, blasting a solo home run in a losing effort against the Orioles. Souza hadn't played since leaving Sunday's game with a sprained left wrist after a collision with Steven Vogt. The solo blast off Miguel Gonzalez was his lone hit in four at-bats on the night and he's now hitting .224/.322/.421 with eight homers and 18 RBI on the season.
Karns fans seven over six shutout innings 05-29-2015
Nathan Karns P TB
Nate Karns delivered an excellent performance in a no-decision against the Orioles on Friday, allowing just one hit over six shutout innings. Karns punched out seven on the evening and walked two. He needed just 87 pitches to get through his six frames, so it's a bit of a surprise that manager Kevin Cash didn't let him begin the seventh inning. He has done a nice job in the Rays rotation, posting a 3.32 ERA and 53/24 K/BB ratio over 57 innings. He'll take on the Angels in Anaheim his next time out on Wednesday.
Diamondbacks release Kevin Frandsen 05-29-2015
Kevin Frandsen LF WAS
Diamondbacks released INF/OF Kevin Frandsen. The 33-year-old was hitting .309/.352/.333 with seven RBI in 26 games at Triple-A Reno, but wasn't close to getting a call-up from the Diamondbacks. He'll look to latch on elsewhere to continue his playing career.
Tulowitzki homers twice to power Rockies 05-29-2015
Troy Tulowitzki SS COL
Troy Tulowitzki clobbered a pair of solo home runs off Cole Hamels on Friday, powering the Rockies to a 4-1 victory over the Phillies. Tulo got the Rockies on the board with his solo blast in the first inning and repeated the feat in the third inning. He also collected a pair of singles, finishing the night 4-for-4 with two runs scored and a pair of RBI. The oft-injured shortstop is now hitting .285/.303/.456 with four long balls and 20 RBI on the season.
Chad Bettis outstanding in win over Phillies 05-29-2015
Chad Bettis P COL
Chad Bettis was outstanding in Friday's victory over the Phillies, allowing just two hits over eight scoreless innings. The right-hander punched out eight in the impressive outing and didn't issue a walk. He has been nothing short of spectacular in his last two outings, allowing just two runs over 15 1/3 innings and posting a 15/2 K/BB ratio. While he obviously won't continue at this pace and pitches his home games at Coors Field, he could be worth a look as a streaming option in NL-only or deeper mixed leagues.
Maikel Franco goes hitless in loss to Rockies 05-29-2015
Maikel Franco 3B PHI
Maikel Franco went 0-for-4 with a strikeout as the Phillies fell to the Rockies on Friday. As a team, the Phillies managed just two hits against Chad Bettis who was brilliant on the evening. While Franco has shown flashes of brilliance early in his Phillies career, he's now hitting a disappointing .218/.259/.382 through his first 58 plate appearances.
Cole Hamels pitches well in loss to Rockies 05-29-2015
Cole Hamels P PHI
Cole Hamels pitched well in a losing effort against the Rockies on Friday, allowing just two runs on five hits over his eight frames. The All-Star left-hander racked up nine strikeouts on the evening while walking just one. Both of the runs he allowed were solo home runs off the bat of Troy Tulowitzki. An increasingly popular name in trade rumblings, Hamels will bring a 2.91 ERA and 76/25 K/BB ratio into Thursday's start against the Reds.
Haren gives up two runs in victory over Mets 05-29-2015
Dan Haren P MIA
Dan Haren yielded two runs over seven innings in a 4-3 win over the Mets on Friday. Haren allowed just four hits on the night, with the only damage coming on solo homers from Lucas Duda and Curtis Granderson. The veteran right-hander struck out four and walked one in the victory and now owns a 3.03 ERA through 10 starts this season. He'll get the Cubs next week at home.
Matt Harvey strikes out 11 batters in loss 05-29-2015
Matt Harvey P NYM
Matt Harvey took the loss Friday after giving up four runs over eight innings against the Marlins. The big blow was a three-run homer by Justin Bour in the fourth inning. Harvey was pretty dominant otherwise, allowing a total of six hits and one walk while striking out a season-high 11 batters. He's now winless over his last five starts and will bring a 3.11 ERA into a start against the Diamondbacks on the road next week.
Ramos notches third save of season 05-29-2015
A.J. Ramos P MIA
A.J. Ramos worked around trouble Friday against the Mets to secure his third save of the season. After entering the bottom of the ninth inning with a two-run lead, Ramos allowed a leadoff single to Ruben Tejada before throwing a wild pitch. He got Lucas Duda to strike out swinging, but then allowed a bloop to left field which ended up going for a double and brought the Mets to within one run. However, Ramos managed to strike out Michael Cuddyer before getting Wilmer Flores to ground out to end it. The 28-year-old is 3-for-3 in save chances since taking over the closer role from Steve Cishek and owns an excellent 1.13 ERA and 30/7 K/BB ratio over 24 innings this season. The Marlins haven't been winning much recently, but he needs to be owned in all fantasy leagues.
Bour slugs three-run homer in victory 05-29-2015
Justin Bour 1B MIA
Justin Bour clubbed a three-run homer in Friday's win over the Mets. His fourth-inning blast off Matt Harvey was his only hit in four at-bats Friday, but it was the biggest play of the game. Bour is now hitting .361 (22-for-61) with five home runs and nine RBI over 28 games this season. With Michael Morse (finger) on the DL, he should be owned in all NL-only fantasy leagues.
Duda hits sixth homer in last seven games 05-29-2015
Lucas Duda 1B NYM
Lucas Duda blasted a solo home run Friday against the Marlins. Duda, who went 1-for-4 in the loss, has now gone deep six times in his last seven games. Through 48 games, the 29-year-old owns a healthy .304/.397/.550 batting line to go along with nine home runs and 24 RBI. Suddenly he's right on pace to duplicate his power production from last season.
Granderson hits solo homer in loss 05-29-2015
Curtis Granderson RF NYM
Curtis Granderson hit a solo homer in Friday's loss to the Marlins. It was his sixth home run of the season and his first since May 17. Granderson is tied for fifth in the National League with 26 walks, so he has done a decent job getting on base out of the leadoff spot for New York, but he's hitting just .237 with a .385 slugging percentage.
Lorenzo Cain has three hits as Royals win 05-29-2015
Lorenzo Cain CF KC
Lorenzo Cain went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI as the Royals topped the Cubs 8-4 on Friday afternoon in Chicago. His RBI double in the eighth inning plated Mike Moustakas, breaking a 4-4 tie and proving to be the difference maker in the ballgame. He has been a force in the middle of the Royals lineup this season, slashing .310/.362/.433 with 20 RBI.
Edinson Volquez fans nine in no-decision 05-29-2015
Edinson Volquez P KC
Edinson Volquez racked up nine strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Cubs on Friday. The right-hander allowed three runs on six hits and a walk on the afternoon, and left in line for a victory, though his bullpen was unable to hold onto his lead. He has been a tremendous addition to the Royals rotation, posting a 2.95 ERA and 48/21 K/BB ratio over his 61 innings. He'll look to get back in the win column on Thursday when he does battle against the Indians.
Addison Russell homers in loss to Royals 05-29-2015
Addison Russell 2B CHC
Addison Russell blasted his fourth home run of the season in a losing effort against the Royals on Friday. His solo shot off Kelvin Herrera tied the game at 4-4 in the seventh inning, but wound up being the extent of the Cubs offense. He also doubled in the contest, finishing the day 2-for-4. Russell is now hitting .260/.305/.455 with four homers and 14 RBI in his limited time in the big leagues.
Arrieta gives up four runs in no-decision 05-29-2015
Jake Arrieta P CHC
Jake Arrieta surrendered four runs on eight hits over seven innings in a no-decision against the Royals on Friday. Arrieta racked up five strikeouts on the afternoon without issuing a walk. Most of the damage against him came via the long ball, with Alcides Escobar, Alex Gordon and Salvador Perez each blasting solo home runs. He'll carry a 3.18 ERA and 67/14 K/BB ratio into Wednesday's start against the Marlins in Miami.
Garcia (knee) expects to return on Saturday 05-29-2015
Avisail Garcia RF CWS
Avisail Garcia (knee) expects to return to the White Sox lineup on Saturday.

Chicago Sun-Times
He hasn't played since aggravating his knee injury during Monday's game. It's the type of injury that isn't serious enough to land him on the disabled list, but could continue to crop up here and there throughout the grind of the MLB season.
Ross Detwiler to be used out of bullpen 05-29-2015
Ross Detwiler P TEX
Ross Detwiler (shoulder) will be used out of the Rangers bullpen once he returns from the disabled list.

Stefan Stevenson on Twitter
The Rangers have had issues recently with the backend of their rotation, but it doesn't appear that Detwiler will be the savior for the group. He is expected to rejoin the team soon.
Erik Cordier elects to become free agent 05-29-2015
Erik Cordier P SF
Erik Cordier has elected free agency. Cordier cleared waivers after being designated for assignment by the Giants, but he has opted to explore the open market rather than accepting an outright assignment to Triple-A Sacramento. The right-hander holds a 1.50, 1.00 WHIP and 20/8 K/BB ratio over 12 innings in the minor leagues this season.
Peavy (back) experiences setback after rehab 05-29-2015
Jake Peavy P SF
Jake Peavy experienced renewed back tightness after his minor league rehab start with Triple-A Sacramento on Wednesday and will be evaluated by a doctor.

Amy Gutierrez on Twitter
Giants skipper Bruce Bochy said that the team will slow play his recovery, which is an obvious setback in his return to the Giants rotation. There is no clear timetable for him to resume throwing at the moment.
Carlos Santana to rejoin Indians on Sunday 05-29-2015
Carlos Santana 1B CLE
Carlos Santana will return from the paternity leave list and join the Indians on Sunday in Seattle.

Paul Hoynes on Twitter
Santana was away from the team to be with his wife for the birth of their baby girl, and he has enjoyed a couple of days with his newborn. Expect him back in the lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Mariners.
Ervin Santana throws 60 pitch BP session 05-29-2015
Ervin Santana P MIN
Ervin Santana threw 60 pitches in a live batting practice session on Friday without any issues.

Mike Berardino on Twitter
He'll throw again this weekend before heading to extended spring training to start working in live game action. He's in line to begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester in mid-June before rejoining the Twins when his suspension is up in July.
Mariners recall Dominic Leone from Triple-A 05-29-2015
Dominic Leone P SEA
Mariners recalled RHP Dominic Leone from Triple-A Tacoma. He'll take the place of James Paxton on the active roster. Leone owns a 5.40 ERA and 4/6 K/BB ratio over 8 1/3 innings out of the Mariners bullpen on the season. He'll likely hang around until the team decides how best to replace Paxton in the rotation.
Mariners place James Paxton on 15-day DL 05-29-2015
James Paxton P SEA
Mariners placed LHP James Paxton on the 15-day disabled list with a strained tendon in his finger. The young southpaw was removed from his start on Thursday with the issue. It's unclear at the moment how long he'll be sidelined, but the Mariners should have an update on his status soon. Domonic Leone has been recalled from Triple-A to take his place on the roster.
Strasburg departs with apparent arm injury 05-29-2015
Stephen Strasburg P WAS
Stephen Strasburg was removed from Friday's outing against the Reds with an apparent shoulder injury.

MASN Nationals on Twitter
He faced just five batters before departing with the team trainer. The right-hander obviously hasn't been right all season, and a trip to the disabled list looks increasingly likely.
Drew Pomeranz to make rehab start Sunday 05-29-2015
Drew Pomeranz P OAK
Drew Pomeranz (shoulder) is scheduled to make his first minor league rehab start with High-A Stockton on Sunday.

John Hickey on Twitter
He will work two innings in his first outing and build up from there. Barring any setbacks, he should be ready to rejoin the rotation in late June
Brewers place Brandon Kintzler on 15-day DL 05-29-2015
Brandon Kintzler P MLW
Brewers placed RHP Brandon Kintzler on the 15-day disabled list with left knee tendinitis. It had been reported that he would be designated for assignment to make room for Jean Segura to rejoin the roster, but it appears they have skirted the roster issue for the time being. Look for him to return at some point in mid-to-late June.
Ryan Lavarnway elects to become free agent 05-29-2015
Ryan Lavarnway C BAL
Ryan Lavarnway has elected free agency. He was designated for assignment earlier in the week to make room on the active roster for Steve Clevenger. With so many teams around the league starved for depth behind the plate, he should be able to find a suitable opportunity elsewhere.
Yankees place Slade Heathcott on DL 05-29-2015
Slade Heathcott RF NYY
Yankees placed OF Slade Heathcott on the 15-day disabled list with a Grade two quadriceps strain. Heathcott sustained the injury on Wednesday and was scratched from Thursday's lineup. Ramon Flores will be recalled from Triple-A on Saturday to take his place on the Yankees roster. Chris Young should see the bulk of the playing time in center field in his absence.
Cano (illness) remains out of M's lineup 05-29-2015
Robinson Cano 2B SEA
Robinson Cano (illness) remains out of the Mariners starting lineup on Friday. Cano got the night off on Thursday as he was dealing with a stomach issue and apparently is still under the weather. Willie Bloomquist will fill in at second base.
Aybar (hamstring) expects to play Saturday 05-29-2015
Erick Aybar SS LAA
Erick Aybar (hamstring) felt much better on Friday and expects to return to the lineup on Saturday.

Jeff Fletcher on Twitter
While he isn't in the lineup on Friday, he appears to have avoided any serious injury. Look for him to return at some point over the weekend.
Mariners place Joe Beimel on restricted list 05-29-2015
Joe Beimel P SEA
Mariners placed LHP Joe Beimel on the restricted list. He will be away from the team for a day or two to attend his son's high school graduation. Lucas Luetge has been recalled to take his place in the bullpen.
Mariners recall Luetge from Triple-A 05-29-2015
Lucas Luetge P SEA
Mariners recalled LHP Lucas Luetge from Triple-A Tacoma. He will serve as an extra arm in the bullpen for a couple of days while Joe Beimel tends to a personal matter. Luetge will work in muddle relief.
Eduardo Rodriguez to start next Wednesday 05-29-2015
Eduardo Rodriguez P BOS
Eduardo Rodriguez will start next Wednesday against the Twins.

Scott Lauber on Twitter
Rodriguez was electric in his major league debut Thursday, spinning 7 2/3 shutout innings against the Rangers with seven strikeouts, two walks and just three hits allowed. The Red Sox will go with six starters for at least one more turn through the rotation, but Rodriguez isn't going anywhere as long as he keeps pitching well.
Josh Harrison getting a day off Friday 05-29-2015
Josh Harrison 3B PIT
Josh Harrison is not in the Pirates' lineup Friday.

Rotoworld Daily Lineups
It appears to simply be a routine day off. Jung Ho Kang is at third base Friday, with Jordy Mercer handling shortstop.
Jose Bautista likely to play RF on Monday 05-29-2015
Jose Bautista RF TOR
Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Friday that he's optimistic Jose Bautista (shoulder) will be ready to play right field on Monday.

Gregor Chisholm on Twitter
Bautista has been limited to designated hitter duty since late April due to a sore right shoulder. He's been throwing regularly since receiving a cortisone shot last weekend, though, and hasn't had any setbacks. The Blue Jays will be in Washington on Monday and not have the DH spot available.
Travis d'Arnaud nursing bone bruise in wrist 05-29-2015
Travis d'Arnaud C NYM
Travis d'Arnaud's (finger) return from the disabled list will be delayed due to a bone bruise in his wrist.

Adam Rubin on Twitter
It's not clear at this point how he suffered the injury or how long it will set him back. D'Arnaud had been slated for activation from the disabled list next week. He's been on the shelf since April 20 with a fractured right pinkie finger.
Erick Aybar (hamstring) absent from lineup 05-29-2015
Erick Aybar SS LAA
Erick Aybar (hamstring) is not in the Angels' lineup Friday.

Rotoworld Daily Lineups
Aybar tweaked his left hamstring during Thursday's contest. He's not expected to require a stint on the disabled list, but he could need a few days off. Taylor Featherston is at shortstop in his place.
Joel Peralta (neck) nearing mound work 05-29-2015
Joel Peralta P LAD
Joel Peralta (neck) expects to throw off a mound at some point over the weekend.

Dylan Hernandez on Twitter
Peralta has been playing catch for over a week and evidently has felt fine. The reliever is dealing with a strained neck.
Tuffy Gosewisch likely has ACL tear 05-29-2015
Tuffy Gosewisch C ARZ
Tuffy Gosewisch revealed Friday that he likely has an ACL tear in his left knee.

Steve Gilbert on Twitter
It sounds like he'll receive at least one more opinion before making a decision on surgery, but it appears his season is likely over. Jarrod Saltalamacchia has taken Gosewisch's spot on the roster and should serve as the Diamondbacks' starting catcher indefinitely.
Matt Holliday sitting out due to the flu 05-29-2015
Matt Holliday LF STL
Matt Holliday is sitting out on Friday due to the flu and a fever.

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It's unclear whether he'll be available off the bench. Holliday should be ready to return to action in a day or two. Randal Grichuk is in left field Friday.
Avisail Garcia (knee) sitting out again Fri. 05-29-2015
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Avisail Garcia (knee) remained out of the White Sox' lineup Friday.

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Garcia hasn't played since aggravating his right knee injury during Monday's game. He is progressing, though, as he did some running and will hit and take flyballs during batting practice before the game. It sounds like he could be back in the lineup at some point over the weekend. J.B. Shuck is in right field Friday.
Brad Peacock (intercostal) throws off mound 05-29-2015
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Brad Peacock (intercostal) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session Friday.

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It was the first time he's thrown off a mound since going on the disabled list in mid-April with a left intercostal strain. There's no timetable for Peacock's return, but it will be a while since he'll need a rehab assignment first and is just now throwing from the bump again.
Wieters (elbow) on track for June 5 return 05-29-2015
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Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Friday that Matt Wieters (elbow) will be activated from the disabled list on June 5.

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He's eligible to be activated on June 4, but it appears the O's will have Wieters join them in Cleveland rather than a day earlier in Houston. Showalter added that the catcher will have no physical restrictions when he returns, so it sounds like fantasy owners can count on him being in the lineup regularly.
Jason Castro absent from Friday's lineup 05-29-2015
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Jason Castro is not in the Astros' lineup Friday.

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It's a routine day off. Hank Conger is behind the dish in Castro's place.
David Ortiz getting another day off 05-29-2015
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David Ortiz is not in the Red Sox' lineup Friday.

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It's his second straight day of rest, as the club is giving the struggling slugger some time off to work on his swing. Hanley Ramirez is the designated hitter Friday, with Brock Holt handling left field.
Jeff Kobernus catches on with Giants 05-29-2015
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Giants signed INF/OF Jeff Kobernus to a minor league contract.

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Kobernus has finally latched on somewhere after being released by the Nationals in spring training. The 26-year-old is merely an organizational depth guy.
Jason Marquis moved to Reds' bullpen 05-29-2015
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Jason Marquis has been demoted to the Reds' bullpen.

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It's pretty amazing that he lasted this long, really. Marquis posted a 6.46 ERA over nine starts for the Reds, including an 8.50 mark over his last four outings. He'll work in a mop-up role.
Cueto (elbow) not ready for Sunday start 05-29-2015
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Johnny Cueto (elbow) will not be ready to start on Sunday against the Nationals as hoped.

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It doesn't appear that Cueto has had another setback, but rather the Reds just want to give him some more time. They're hoping he'll be ready to take the ball sometime during the series with the Phillies that begins next Tuesday. Michael Lorenzen will start Sunday.
Charlie Blackmon not in Friday's lineup 05-29-2015
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Charlie Blackmon is not in the Rockies' lineup Friday.

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It's just a day of rest. Brandon Barnes is in center field with Blackmon on the bench.
Marlins claim Chad Smith off waivers 05-29-2015
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Marlins claimed RHP Chad Smith off waivers from the Angels; optioned him to Triple-A New Orleans. It's the fourth different organization he's been in since February. Smith will give the Marlins relief depth on the farm.
Asdrubal Cabrera (groin) returns to lineup 05-29-2015
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Asdrubal Cabrera (groin) is back in the Rays' lineup Friday.

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It's his first start since he suffered a mild groin injury on Sunday. Cabrera sports an ugly .213/.267/.338 batting line over 45 games this season.
Khris Davis not in Friday's lineup 05-29-2015
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Khris Davis is not in the Brewers' lineup Friday.

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It's just off. Gerardo Parra is handling left field while Davis sits.
Grady Sizemore designated for assignment 05-29-2015
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Phillies designated OF Grady Sizemore for assignment. The Phils re-signed Sizemore to a $2 million contract over the winter after he was decent for them down the stretch last season, but he's hit just .245/.288/.296 with no homers in 39 games this season. He's at least managed to stay healthy for a while now, but the 32-year-old just doesn't look to have anything left in the tank.
Brandon Kintzler designated for assignment 05-29-2015
Brandon Kintzler P MLW
Brewers designated RHP Brandon Kintzler for assignment. It's the second time in the last month that he's been designated for assignment. Kintzler has allowed six runs -- five earned -- over seven relief innings in the majors this season.
Jean Segura activated from disabled list 05-29-2015
Jean Segura SS MLW
Brewers activated SS Jean Segura from the 15-day disabled list. Segura fractured his right pinkie finger 15 days ago, but he didn't even need a rehab assignment and returns after missing the minimum amount of time. The speedy shortstop is batting .262/.306/.373 with two home runs and six stolen bases in 33 games this season.
Jairo Asencio released by White Sox 05-29-2015
Jairo Asencio P CWS
White Sox released RHP Jairo Asencio. Asencio, 32, posted a 5.03 ERA but struck out 28 over 19 2/3 innings at Triple-A Charlotte. He should be able to find another minor league deal elsewhere.
V-Mart (knee) could be out until second half 05-29-2015
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Lynn Henning of the Detroit News reports that Victor Martinez (knee) could be sidelined until after the All-Star break.

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The Tigers haven't set a timetable for Martinez's return as he battles soreness in his surgically-repaired left knee, but Henning notes that it's "going to be a slow process." V-Mart has begun rehabbing the knee, but it appears it's going to be a long time before he's game-ready again.
Oscar Hernandez moved to 60-day DL 05-29-2015
Oscar Hernandez C ARZ
Diamondbacks transferred C Oscar Hernandez from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for the addition of Jarrod Saltalamacchia. Hernandez is out with a broken left hamate bone and a timetable for his return isn't known.
Tuffy Gosewisch (knee) placed on DL 05-29-2015
Tuffy Gosewisch C ARZ
Diamondbacks placed C Tuffy Gosewisch on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 28, with a left ACL injury. Gosewisch injured the knee while trying to beat out an infield single on Wednesday. It's not clear at this point if the ligament will require surgery, but if it does it would obviously knock Gosewisch out for the season. Jarrod Saltalamacchia has taken his spot on the roster.
Diamondbacks call up Jarrod Saltalamacchia 05-29-2015
Jarrod Saltalamacchia C ARZ
Diamondbacks purchased the contract of C Jarrod Saltalamacchia from Triple-A Reno. Saltalamacchia hit two homers in nine games for Reno but batted just .188/.222/.375 overall. However, with Tuffy Gosewisch (knee) going on the disabled list the Snakes needed another body behind the plate. Salty should get the bulk of the starts while Gosewisch is out and his power makes him worth an add in two-catcher leagues.
Todd Redmond outrighted to Triple-A 05-29-2015
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Blue Jays sent RHP Todd Redmond outright to Triple-A Buffalo. Redmond has been knocked around for 11 runs over 8 1/3 innings for the Jays this season. He'll provide Triple-A depth.
Jason Hammel pushed back to Sunday 05-29-2015
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Jason Hammel's next scheduled start has been pushed back from Saturday to Sunday.

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Hammel has been dealing with a fingernail issue on his pitching hand, and although it doesn't seem like a big deal, the Cubs are using the opportunity to give him an extra day of rest. He's flip-flopping spots with Tsuyoshi Wada, who moves up from Sunday to Saturday.
Travis (shoulder) set for rehab assignment 05-29-2015
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Devon Travis (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Buffalo on Friday.

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He'll stay with Buffalo through the weekend before being activated on Monday, the first day he's eligible, if all goes well. Travis has been on the shelf since May 17 with inflammation in his left shoulder.
Alex Rios (hand) to be activated on Saturday 05-29-2015
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Alex Rios (hand) will be activated from the disabled list on Saturday.

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He had been slated for a return on Friday, but the Royals have decided to give him one more day. Rios has been on the shelf since mid-April with a fracture in his left hand. Paulo Orlando is getting another start in right field Friday but is expected to be sent down when Rios is activated.
Johnny Cueto on Astros' trade radar 05-29-2015
Johnny Cueto P CIN
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Johnny Cueto "is at least on (the Astros') radar."

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It's possible they could ultimately shoot a little lower (Heyman says that they're also considering Aaron Harang), but it sounds like there's a good chance the Astros will add a starter before the deadline. One executive noted that potential trade talks between the Astros and Reds could get interesting given the icy relationship Houston general manager Jeff Luhnow and Cincinnati GM Walt Jocketty had when together in St. Louis. Cueto is currently dealing with an elbow issue, but he was cleared of structural damage and is expected to rejoin the rotation Sunday.
Astros have discussed Harang internally 05-29-2015
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CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Aaron Harang "has at least been discussed by the Astros."

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It's unclear at this point whether they deemed him a fit or not, but the common feeling is that the Astros will look to add an arm to their rotation. Harang, 37, has experienced a career renaissance, putting up a 1.93 ERA across 10 starts for the Phillies this season.
Orioles getting interest in Alejandro De Aza 05-29-2015
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CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that "there's said to be a bit of a market" for Alejandro De Aza.

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De Aza was designated for assignment by the Orioles on Wednesday after batting .214/.277/.359 over 30 games. He's making $5 million this season, so the O's would likely have to eat some of the contract to move him in a trade. Heyman says that the Angels are not among the clubs interested in De Aza.
Teams interested in Cody Ross on minors deal 05-29-2015
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CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Cody Ross is receiving interest from clubs looking to sign him to a minor league contract.

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It sounds like Ross isn't ready to jump at any of the offers, though, preferring to hold out for an ideal situation. The 34-year-old was released by the A's earlier this month after notching just two hits in 22 at-bats.
Cody Asche recalled from Triple-A 05-29-2015
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Phillies recalled 3B/OF Cody Asche from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Asche batted .295/.358/.393 with one homer over 15 games for Lehigh Valley while making the conversion from third base to left field. The Phillies will make a corresponding move prior to Friday's game.
Sean Manaea suffers setback with groin injury 05-29-2015
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Royals pitching prospect Sean Manaea (abdomen) has been shut down from his throwing program due to a groin injury.

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Manaea has been out all season with an abdominal strain and now has a groin ailment to deal with. He's expected to be assigned to Double-A Northwest Arkansas by the third week of June.
Brandon Finnegan to work as SP at Triple-A 05-29-2015
Brandon Finnegan P KC
Brandon Finnegan will be used as a starter at Triple-A Omaha.

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The Royals had been planning to use him in relief in case he was needed for a bullpen role in the majors, but Finnegan needed to iron out some issues in his delivery and the club thought the best way for him to do that would be as a starter. Finnegan has split his time between starting and relieving in the minors this season, posting a 3.60 ERA and 15/13 K/BB ratio over 15 innings between Double- and Triple-A.
Kyle Zimmer (shoulder) set for season debut 05-29-2015
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Royals pitching prospect Kyle Zimmer (shoulder) will make his season debut at Low-A Lexington on Friday.

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Zimmer had been shut down for a few weeks after having soreness in his surgically repaired right shoulder, but he's back on track now. The 23-year-old was one of the best pitching prospects in the game before the shoulder issues cropped up in 2014, but he's playing catch-up now after throwing just 4 2/3 frames since the beginning of last season.
Delino DeShields won't be regular at 2B 05-29-2015
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Rangers manager Jeff Banister said Thursday that Delino DeShields is not ready to make starts at second base.

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DeShields played three innings there on Wednesday and Banister considers him "an option" at the position, but it doesn't sound like him getting extensive time at the keystone is in the cards. The 22-year-old began his pro career at second but was poor defensively there, necessitating a move to the outfield. Texas is mixing and matching at second base for now but should give Rougned Odor another shot before long.
Matt Moore (elbow) set for rehab assignment 05-29-2015
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Matt Moore (elbow) is expected to begin a rehab assignment next week.

Tampa Tribune
Moore threw 46 pitches in three innings Thursday in his final appearance in extended spring training. Working his way back from Tommy John surgery, the left-hander is looking at a return to the Rays in late June or early July, depending on how many rehab starts they decide he needs.
Ivan Nova (elbow) nearing rehab assignment 05-29-2015
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Ivan Nova (elbow) will make one more appearance in extended spring training next week before beginning a rehab assignment.

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The right-hander threw 63 pitches in his sixth appearance in extended spring on Thursday. Making his way back from Tommy John surgery, Nova will need a handful of rehab starts but should be an option for the Yankees' rotation in late June or early July.
O's unsure on Bud Norris staying on rehab 05-29-2015
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The Orioles haven't decided whether Bud Norris (bronchitis) will make another rehab start.

Baltimore Sun
Norris allowed four runs in five innings on Wednesday for Double-A Bowie, but manager Buck Showalter said the righty pitched really well the first three frames. Mike Wright wasn't as good Thursday as he was his first two times out, which could potentially open the door for Norris rejoining the rotation next week.
Erick Aybar (hamstring) considered day-to-day 05-29-2015
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Angels manager Mike Scioscia considers Erick Aybar (hamstring) day-to-day and doesn't think he'll require a disabled list stint.

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Aybar was lifted from Thursday's game against the Tigers due to tightness in his left hamstring. He actually tried to talk his way into staying in, so it doesn't appear to be too serious. Scioscia said the club will be careful, though, so he figures to be out a few days. "He's as important as anyone on our team," the skipper said.
Kang parks a homer as Bucs rout the Padres 05-29-2015
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Jung Ho Kang hit a three-run homer as the Pirates topped the Padres 11-5 on Thursday. He finished 1-for-5. Now riding a 10-game hitting streak, Kang is making it mighty difficult for Jordy Mercer to make an argument to regain at-bats. It's still early yet, but Kang's game has transitioned surprisingly smoothly stateside. He's hitting .308/.371/.462 with three steals, three homers and 17 RBI in 104 at-bats. Kang deserves to be owned in more leagues than he currently is.
OF McCutchen has another multi-hit effort 05-29-2015
Andrew McCutchen CF PIT
Andrew McCutchen went 3-for-5 with two doubles, two runs scored and two RBI as the Pirates bested the Padres on Thursday. McCutchen has finally woken up from his early-season slumber. He's had multi-hit games in five of his last eight, recording three in three of them. Hitting .188 as recently as May 6, McCutchen has his slash line up to .272/.364/.473. Expect it to keep rising.
Burnett wins 5th straight, Pirates blast Pads 05-29-2015
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A.J. Burnett allowed five runs -- four earned -- over 5 2/3 innings Thursday in an 11-5 win against the Padres. He struck out six and walked two. Burnett wasn't sharp, but he didn't have to be facing off against an imploding Ian Kennedy. The 38-year-old has won five consecutive starts and is now 5-1 with a 1.81 ERA and 1.16 WHIP.
Kennedy reverts back into a pitching machine 05-29-2015
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Ian Kennedy was ripped for seven runs in 3 2/3 innings by the Pirates in Thursday's 11-5 loss. Here we go again. Kennedy coughed up three homers in the train wreck, the second time this year he's allowed at least three round-trippers and seven earned runs in a start. At 2-5 with a 7.15 ERA, he simply can't be trusted in fantasy at the moment.
Pujols reaches base 3 times, homers in win 05-29-2015
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Albert Pujols went 1-for-2 with a two-run homer, two walks and two runs scored in a 12-2 victory against the Tigers on Thursday. Pujols has nine homers -- putting him on a 30-pace clip -- but he isn't doing much else. He has only 19 RBI and has a rough .238/.294/.436 slash line. On a positive note, he's hit safely in six of seven and has four extra-base hits in that stretch.
Iannetta smacks grand slam as LAA punks DET 05-29-2015
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Chris Iannetta went 2-for-4 with a double and a grand slam on Thursday in a 12-2 stomping of the Tigers. With the game already out of hand, Detroit stretched Tom Gorzelanny beyond his LOOGY capabilities and his ERA will suffer for it for some time. Not that Iannetta much cares. His slash line was a hideous .123/.217/.137 as recently as 11 days ago, but Carlos Perez's emergence has jolted him awake. Iannetta has 12 RBI in his past 10 games and three homers and three doubles across his last eight.
Wilson holds Tigers to 1 ER in 12-2 laugher 05-29-2015
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C.J. Wilson painted six innings of one-run ball in the Angels' 12-2 blowout of the Tigers on Thursday. Wilson was hard to touch -- he surrendered only two hits and struck out seven -- but his control wavered in walking five. Fortunately, none of that mattered as he danced from danger and his teammates turned Buck Farmer and Tom Gorzelanny into human PiƱatas. At 3-3 with a 3.18 ERA and 1.18 WHIP, Wilson is pitching slightly better than his career norms.
Uncle! Buck: Farmer gets blasted in loss 05-29-2015
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Buck Farmer was detonated by the Angels on Thursday, yielding seven runs on nine hits over five innings of a 12-2 loss. He gave up twice as many homers (two) as he struck out. Farmer was making his season debut in a spot start in place of the injured Kyle Lobstein (shoulder). We are about to see how much faith the Tigers currently have in the 24-year-old, because a quick hook back to the minors is certainly in play here. In four career MLB appearances (two starts), Farmer has a 11.57 ERA.
OF Aoki has fifth straight multi-hit effort 05-29-2015
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Nori Aoki finished 2-for-4 with a run scored on Thursday versus the Braves. Aoki has five straight multi-hit games and a six-game hit streak overall. With the way he's hitting, the Giants won't be able to pull him out of the lineup or the leadoff slot. Aoki is slashing .326/.398/.418 with 11 steals, the latter good for fourth in the NL.
Belt homers in 7-0 victory versus the Braves 05-29-2015
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Brandon Belt's sixth home run of the season helped the Giants beat the Braves 7-0 on Thursday. He finished 2-for-4 with two runs scored, adding a double. The seventh inning round-tripper, on a 1-2 count against Shelby Miller, gave the Giants a 1-0 lead. San Francisco broke open the game in the next frame. Belt is now slashing .305/.375/.536.
Heston twirls 7 1/3 shutout IP, SF tops ATL 05-29-2015
Chris Heston P SF
Chris Heston fired 7 1/3 shutout innings, striking out six, in Thursday's 7-0 triumph over the Braves. He scattered four hits and walked one. After giving up five runs or more in three of his last four starts (and four of his past six), tonight's performance was an encouraging sign indeed. Still, it's difficult to get overly excited here: In 10 starts, Heston has been bombed four times and allowed one earned run or fewer in the other six. It adds up to a decent 3.82 ERA, but NL-only owners are playing roulette when they roll him out.
Miller gives up just 1 run, takes loss anyway 05-29-2015
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Shelby Miller was slapped with the tough-luck loss on Thursday, yielding just one run over seven innings in a 7-0 loss to the Giants. Miller was scarcely in danger. Oh, except for that seventh inning Brandon Belt homer. Chris Heston was dealing across the bump, ensuring that Miller's record would drop to 5-2. The youngster, who struck out one and walked none tonight, has proven to be everything the Braves could have asked for and more, posting a 1.48 ERA and 0.88 WHIP across 10 starts.
Yankees Clipp'ed: Clippard finishes off NYY 05-29-2015
Tyler Clippard P OAK
Tyler Clippard gave up one run but evaded further damage to earn his fifth save of the season in Thursday's 5-4 victory against the Yankees. Clippard had himself to blame for the run after inexplicably walking Garrett Jones -- who has been hitting like your grandfather has been cooking -- with two outs. Brett Gardner next doubled Jones in, doing right by the karma gods. Clippard has been effective and owns a nice 2.57 ERA, but his days as closer are numbered with Sean Doolittle healthy and shaking off the rust in middle relief.
Burns Notice: Billy smacks another homer 05-29-2015
Billy Burns CF OAK
Billy Burns finished 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Thursday's 5-4 victory over the Yankees. Billy Burns is apparently the new Rickey Henderson. He's hit two homers in the past five games (and also smacked a double). How surprising is that? Well, Mr. Burns hit a grand total of two homers in 1,796 minor league at-bats. He slugged .357 on the farm, but has found this major league stuff pretty easy with a .417 mark (and a .302 average). It won't continue, but who are we to rain on Billy Burns' parade?
Graveman gives up 3 runs in a ND vs. Yankees 05-29-2015
Kendall Graveman P OAK
Kendall Graveman allowed three runs on seven hits across 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Yankees on Thursday. He struck out four and walked two. Same old story, here: The 24-year-old is effective when he keeps his mediocre stuff down, but it gets hit hard when left up in the zone (Brian McCann provided a nice example in the second inning). The A's probably wouldn't tolerate him in the rotation if they were contending, but they can afford to let him take his lumps. In fairness, Graveman has looked much better in his two starts since returning from demotion. Overall, he has a 5.79 ERA and a 1.68 WHIP.
Sabathia runs out of steam, gives up 5 ER 05-29-2015
CC Sabathia P NYY
C.C. Sabathia struggled again on Thursday, coughing up five runs on eight hits across six innings in a loss to the A's. Sabathia actually started out quite well. He'd been spotted a 3-0 lead by the bottom of the fifth when the wheels began to fall off, which perhaps could have been predicted when Billy Burns hit a homer. Sabathia has a solid 51/12 K/BB rate, but it comes with a 2-7 record, 5.67 ERA and 1.43 WHIP. Steer clear outside of AL-only formats.
Allen whiffs 2 in drama-less 9th to earn save 05-29-2015
Cody Allen P CLE
Cody Allen struck out two and tossed a scoreless ninth to convert his 10th save of the season in Thursday's 5-3 win over the Mariners. Allen did not look long for the late innings in going 0-2 with a 11.57 ERA in April, but he's converted all six of his save chances in May and given up an acceptable four runs in 13 innings. The overall numbers will still make your eyes bleed (5.85 ERA and 1.65 WHIP), but Allen will continue to drag those down to baseline.
Moss goes 2-for-4 with a home run, 2 runs 05-29-2015
Brandon Moss RF CLE
Brandon Moss finished 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored in a win over the Mariners on Thursday. It was his third homer of the past eight games. Cleveland asked for power when acquiring Moss and that's exactly what they've gotten: He's on pace for 28 homers and 97 RBI. Everything else is still making the transit from California, as Moss sports an underwhelming .227/.300/.447 slash line.
Kluber whiffs 13, now has 50 in past 4 starts 05-29-2015
Corey Kluber P CLE
Corey Kluber punched out 13 batters and gave up three runs over seven innings in a 5-3 win over the Mariners on Thursday. He gave up seven hits and walked one. Kluber has 50 strikeouts over his past four starts, which means that he very likely enjoyed a better month than we all did (he gave up a combined five runs over 32 innings in those outings). Prior to that stretch he was 0-5 with a 5.04 ERA. But if you sold low at that time, you deserve what's coming to you. Kluber leads the league with 96 strikeouts.
Paxton exits game early with a finger injury 05-29-2015
James Paxton P SEA
James Paxton left Thursday's game against the Indians in the fifth inning due to a left middle finger injury.

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Officially, it's being described as "discomfort." The Mariners haven't updated his status, but said he would be evaluated on Friday. Before leaving, Paxton was smacked around for four runs -- three earned -- over 4 2/3 innings. It's no shame to lose to Corey Kluber, but Paxton did himself no favors. He was imminently hittable, allowing eight, including a Brandon Moss solo homer. He was also terribly inefficient, and would have been closing in on 100 pitches had he been able to complete the fifth.