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April 1, 2013

Daily Roundup

Around the League: April 1, 2013

by Clint Chisam and Joe Hamrahi

As we get set to begin the 2013 season, we introduce another new feature here at Baseball Prospectus. Thanks to Jason Martinez and Clint Chisam of MLB Depth Charts, we'll now be bringing you daily news, notes, transactions, injury updates, and notable performances from the previous day's games...throughout the entire season! (For the first full week of the new campaign, this feature will be completely free to all readers!)

And if you like what you see here, don't forget to check out MLBDC's Insider subscription (http://www.mlbdepthcharts.com/2013/02/mlbdepthcharts-insider.html), which also includes starting pitcher rankings and matchups, top 25 batter vs pitcher stat rankings, lineup tracker (includes lineups from past 7 games), rotation report, stat tracker, and more! 
 

Probable Pitchers for April 1, 2013

Pitchf/x cards of today's probable pitchers can be found here: BrooksBaseball.net Probable Pitchers

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:

  • No Games Played

American League:

  • Pinch-hitter Rick Ankiel delivered a three-run homer off Derek Lowe in the bottom of the sixth as the Astros beat the Rangers 8-2 on Sunday.

  • Erik Bedard was credited with his first major league save after pitching 3 1/3 scoreless innings of relief Sunday against the Rangers.

  • Despite striking out nine, Matt Harrison lost to the Astros after giving up six runs -- five earned -- in 5 2/3 innings on Sunday night.

  • Justin Maxwell tripled twice and walked Sunday in the opener against the Rangers.

Transactions:

National League:

American League:

Injury Updates:

National League:
  • The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Jason Motte (elbow) is "still a significant time away" from being cleared for a throwing program.

  • Braves placed LHP Jonny Venters on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 27, with a left elbow sprain.
  • Dodgers placed LHP Ted Lilly on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 29, with a left shoulder injury.

  • Dodgers placed LHP Scott Elbert on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 22, with a left elbow injury

  • Dodgers placed SS Hanley Ramirez on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 22, with a torn ligament in his right thumb.

  • Dodgers placed RHP Chad Billingsley on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 22, with a right finger injury.

  • Pirates placed Charlie Morton on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 22, with a right elbow injury.

  • Pirates placed RHP Jeff Karstens on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 22, with a right shoulder injury

  • Pirates placed LHP Francisco Liriano on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 22, with a right arm fracture.

  • Pirates placed INF Brandon Inge on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 26, with a right shoulder injury.

  • Diamondbacks placed OF Adam Eaton on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 22, with a left elbow sprain.

  • Diamondbacks placed SS Willie Bloomquist on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 27, with an oblique injury.

  • Diamondbacks placed Cody Ross on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 22, with a left calf injury.

  • Diamondbacks placed SS Didi Gregorius on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 30, with a right elbow sprain.

  • Cubs placed RHP Matt Garza on the 15-day disabled list with a strained lat.

  • Cubs placed 3B Ian Stewart on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left quad.

  • Cubs placed RHP Scott Baker on the 60-day disabled list with a right elbow strain.

  • Reds placed RHP Nick Masset on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder injury.

  • Marlins placed 1B Joe Mahoney on the 15-day disabled list with a strained oblique.

  • Marlins placed C Jeff Mathis on the 15-day disabled with a broken collarbone.

  • Padres placed LHP Casey Kelly on the 60-day disabled list with a left elbow injury.

  • Padres placed LHP Cory Luebke on the 60-day disabled list with a left elbow injury

  • Padres placed INF Logan Forsythe on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 27, with plantar fasciitis in his right foot.

  • Padres placed INF/OF James Darnell on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 22, with a strained left oblique.

  • Padres placed 3B Chase Headley on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 22, with a fractured left thumb.

  • Marlins placed RHP Jose Ceda on the 60-day disabled list with a right elbow injury.

  • Marlins placed OF Alfredo Silverio on the 60-day disabled list with a sprained right elbow.

  • Marlins placed 1B Logan Morrison on the 60-day disabled list with a right knee injury.

  • Marlins placed RHP Henderson Alvarez on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 27, with mild right shoulder inflammation.

  • Marlins placed RHP Nathan Eovaldi on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 24, with mild right shoulder inflammation.

American League:
  • Blue Jays placed 3B Brett Lawrie on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 22, with a left rib cage injury.

  • MASN's Steve Melewski reports Dylan Bundy is dealing with "mild tightness" in his right elbow.

  • Blue Jays placed RHP Dustin McGowan on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 27, with a sore right shoulder.

  • Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow indicated that Alex White (elbow) could require Tommy John surgery.

  • Yankees placed RHP Phil Hughes on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 22, with a bulging disc in his back.

  • Yankees placed SS Derek Jeter on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 22, with a left ankle injury.

  • Yankees placed OF Curtis Granderson on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 22, with a fractured right forearm.

  • Yankees placed 1B Mark Teixeira on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 22, with a strained right wrist.

  • Rangers placed LHP Martin Perez on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 22, with a fractured left forearm.

  • Rangers placed RHP Colby Lewis on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 22, with a right elbow injury.

  • Rangers placed RHP Joakim Soria on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 22, with a right elbow injury.

  • Rays purchased the contract of RHP Juan Carlos Oviedo and then placed him on the 60-day disabled list with a right elbow injury.

  • Royals placed LHP Danny Duffy on the 15-day disabled list with a left elbow injury.

  • Red Sox placed LHP Franklin Morales on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 22, with a bulging disk in his lower back.

  • Red Sox placed LHP Craig Breslow on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 22, with left shoulder inflammation.

  • Red Sox placed DH David Ortiz on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 22, with inflammation in his heels.

  • Orioles placed INF/DH Wilson Betemit on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 26, with a PCL tear in his right knee.

  • Orioles placed LHP Tsuyoshi Wada on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 22, with a left elbow injury.

  • Orioles placed RHP Steve Johnson on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 23, with a strained lat.

  • Rays DH Luke Scott (calf) could be sidelined as long as five weeks.

  • Angels placed LHP Andrew Taylor on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 22, with a small tear in his left labrum.

  • Angels placed RHP Ryan Madson on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 22, with a right elbow injury.

Notes and Rumors

National League:

  • Mets INF Justin Turner (calf) will be available to play Monday.
  • Kyle Lohse will make his Brewers' debut on Friday against the Diamondbacks.

  • Cesar Izturis, Manny Parra and Alfredo Simon are expected to make the Reds' Opening Day roster.

  • Placido Polanco will bat cleanup for the Marlins on Opening Day.

  • The Marlins will use Chris Coghlan and Justin Ruggiano in a platoon in center field at the start of the season.

  • The Marlins will limit Jose Fernandez to 150-170 innings this season

  • Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said starting Justin Sellers at shortstop and Luis Cruz at third base will be "pretty much a regular thing."

American League:
  • Joe Mauer will bat second at the start of the season for the Twins.

 

Joe Hamrahi is an author of Baseball Prospectus. 
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