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April 12, 2013

Daily Roundup

Around the League: April 12, 2013

by Clint Chisam

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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! And if you like what you see here, don't forget to check out MLBDC's Insider subscription, which also includes starting pitcher rankings and matchups, top 25 batter vs. pitcher stat rankings, lineup tracker (includes lineups from past seven games), rotation report, stat tracker, and more! 

Probable Pitchers for April 12, 2013

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

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:

  • Nationals SP Dan Haren won despite allowing three runs and 10 hits in five innings against the White Sox.
  • Nationals RP Rafael Soriano picked up his fifth save, and third in three days, with a scoreless ninth versus the White Sox.

  • Nationals OF Denard Span went 2-for-4 with a walk, a steal and two runs scored against the White Sox.

  • Giants SP Ryan Vogelsong allowed five runs (four earned) in six innings in a 7-6 win over the Cubs.

  • Giants RP Sergio Romo locked down his sixth save of the season against the Cubs.

  • Cubs SP Scott Feldman yielded six runs (two earned) in 4 1/3 innings in a loss to the Giants.

  • Giants 2B Nick Noonan went 3-for-5 with three singles and two runs scored in a win over the Cubs.

  • Nationals OF Bryce Harper continued to blister the ball going 2-for-3 with two RBI, two walks and two runs scored.
  • Cubs OF Nate Schierholtz went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and a stolen base in a loss to the Giants.

  • Dodgers 3B Juan Uribe launched a go-ahead solo home run in a 3-2 win over the Padres.
  • Padres OF Cameron Maybin was hitless in three at-bats against the Dodgers and is now 2-for-27 on the season.
  • Padres SP Jason Marquis yielded two runs in five innings as part of a no-decision against the Dodgers.
  • 1B Adrian Gonzalez hit his first homer of the season versus his former club in the Dodgers' win over the Padres.

American League:

  • A's SP A.J. Griffin hurled eight shutout frames in an 8-1 win over the Angels.
  • Angels SP Jason Vargas was tagged for five runs in 5 2/3 innings in a loss to the Athletics.

  • Rangers OF David Murphy had an RBI single in a 4-3 win over the Mariners.

  • A's OF Yoenis Cespedes launched a mammoth homerun to center field and finished the night 2-for-5 in the club's win over the Angels.
  • Rangers RP Justin Grimm gave up two runs in four innings in a no-decision against the Mariners.
  • Mariners SP Felix Hernandez was handed his second straight loss after he yielded four runs (three earned) in 6 2/3 innings against the Rangers.

  • A's C Derek Norris had a good night going 2-for-3 with two runs scored, a walk and a stolen base.
  • Mariners OF Franklin Gutierrez launched his fourth home run of the season against the Rangers.

  • A's DH Seth Smith went 4-for-5 with an RBI double and a run scored in a win over the Angels.

  • A's 3B Josh Donaldson smacked a two-run homer in a win over the Angels.

  • Orioles 3B Manny Machado went 3-4 with two runs scored and a walk in a win over the Red Sox.
  • Angels OF Josh Hamilton went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in a loss to the Athletics.

  • Tigers OF Torii Hunter stayed red hot going 2-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored.
  • Orioles OF Adam Jones drove in two runs with a single and a double in the Orioles' 3-2 win over the Red Sox.

  • Rangers C A.J. Pierzynski went 2-3 with a homer and a walk in the club's win at Seattle.
  • Tigers 1B Prince Fielder went 2-2 with four RBI and two walks in a win over the Blue Jays.
  • Tigers OF Austin Jackson went 3-6 with an RBI and three runs scored in a rout of Toronto.
  • Orioles SP Chris Tillman yielded two runs in 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Red Sox.

  • Red Sox OF Jackie Bradley Jr. went 0-for-2 with a strikeout before being removed for a pinch-hitter in a loss.

  • Tigers SS Jhonny Peralta had a nice day at the plate going 3-for-4 with a run scored and a walk.
  • Orioles 1B Chris Davis launched another homerun giving him six on the season.
  • White Sox SP Dylan Axelrod was lit up for six runs in 3 2/3 innings by the Nationals.

  • White Sox 3B Conor Gillaspie went 2-for-4 with a double against the Nationals.

  • Tigers SP Doug Fister limited the Blue Jays to one earned run over eight innings in an 11-1 blowout win.

  • Blue Jays SP Josh Johnson was hammered for six earned runs over 1 1/3 innings in a loss to the Tigers.

Player Transactions:

National League:
  •  No transactions today.

American League:
  • Mariners designated RHP  D.J. Mitchell for assignment.

  • Mariners purchased the contract of OF Endy Chavez from Triple-A Tacoma.

  • Mariners acquired RHP Aaron Harang from the Rockies for RHP Steven Hensley.
  • Mariners placed OF Michael Saunders on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right shoulder.

  • Rangers recalled RHP Justin Miller from Double-A Frisco; placed him on the 60-day disabled list.

  • Rangers recalled RHP Justin Grimm from Triple-A Round Rock.

  • White Sox 2B Gordon Beckham will be placed on the disabled list with a fractured hamate bone in his left hand.
  • Mariners designated RHP Kameron Loe for assignment.

  • Orioles released LHP Rich Rundles.

Injury Updates:

National League:

  • Dodgers SP Zack Greinke was diagnosed with a fractured left collarbone after he was charged by Padres OF Carlos Quentin in a bench clearing brawl.

  • The Dodgers will make a decision on what to do with SP Ted Lilly (shoulder) following his next bullpen session.

  • MLB.com's Corey Brock predicts that Padres 3B Chase Headley (thumb) will begin a rehab assignment on Sunday.

  • Cubs 2B Darwin Barney (knee) is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment Saturday at Triple-A Iowa.

American League:
  • A's OF Josh Reddick (wrist) will return to the lineup Friday.

  • Angels RP Ryan Madson (elbow) threw a 30-pitch, high-intensity bullpen session on Thursday.

  • Indians C Carlos Santana (thumb) caught a bullpen session and hit in the cage on Thursday.

  • Indians SP Scott Kazmir (rib cage) long tossed from a distance of up to 120 feet on Thursday.

  • Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Thursday that 2B Brian Roberts (knee) will likely not be ready to return in two weeks.

  • Yankees OF Curtis Granderson (forearm) began throwing Thursday.

  • A's 2B Scott Sizemore will undergo surgery on his left ACL on Tuesday.
  • Angels 3B Alberto Callaspo left Thursday's game against the Athletics after seven innings due to tightness in his right calf.
  • Mariners manager Eric Wedge said that OF Michael Morse will likely miss 3-7 days due to a fractured pinkie finger.
  • Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (wrist) hopes to be cleared to begin swinging a bat on Friday.

  • Blue Jays RP Darren Oliver took a line drive off his left forearm on Wednesday and will need a couple of days off.
  • Blue Jays 3B Brett Lawrie (rib cage) went 2-for-2 and played four innings in an extended spring training game.

  • Rangers prospect 2B/SS Jurickson Profar was scratched from Triple-A Round Rock's lineup Thursday due to tightness in his side.
  • X-rays taken late Wednesday on Angels SS Erick Aybar's bruised left heel showed no structural damage.
  • Angels SP Jered Weaver (elbow) is no longer in a sling and could resume playing catch within the next couple days.

Notes and Rumors:

National League:

  • Dodgers OF Jerry Hairston, Jr. was ejected from Thursday's game against the Padres for his involvement in a bench-clearing brawl.
  • Padres OF Carlos Quentin was ejected from Thursday's game against the Dodgers following a bench-clearing brawl.

  • Dodgers OF Matt Kemp was ejected from Thursday's game against the Padres for his involvement in a bench-clearing brawl.

  • Cubs prospect OF Jorge Soler has been suspended five games for wielding a bat on Wednesday night during a bench-clearing incident at High-A Daytona.

  • Phillies C Carlos Ruiz can begin playing in minor league games five days before his suspension ends.

  • Rockies RP Rafael Betancourt has successfully converted his first three save opportunities of the 2013 regular season.

American League:
  • Red Sox RP Alfredo Aceves will be given another start in place of injured starter John Lackey.

  • Yankees SP Phil Hughes will be skipped in the rotation following Thursday's rainout.
  • Indians SP Ubaldo Jimenez will make his next start on Tuesday.

  • According to Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN, the Twins are "kicking the tires on" outfielder Julio Borbon.

  • Tigers manager Jim Leyland reiterated Wednesday that RP Joaquin Benoit will be the primary ninth-inning man.

 

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