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May 24, 2013

Daily Roundup

Around the League: May 24, 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 May 24, 2013

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

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:
 
(18-28) Cubs - 2 at 4 - Pirates (29-18)
  • Cubs SP Edwin Jackson fell to 1-7 on the season giving up four runs and six hits over 3 innings in a rain shortened outing.
  • Pirates SP Jeanmar Gomez was doing pitching well but had his start cut short due to rain. Gomez allowed one run and three hits over 3.2 innings.
  • Pirates OF Starling Marte continued his breakout season going 2-for-3 with two runs scored, a walk and a stolen base.
  • Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen had a big day going 3-for-4 with two RBI, a run scored and two stolen bases.
  • Cubs got RBI's from 1B Anthony Rizzo and Pinch Hitter Ryan Sweeney.
  • Pirates RP Jason Grilli notched his NL leading 19th save.

American League:

(20-27) Angels - 5 at 4 - Royals (21-23) 
(27-19) Indians - 12 at 3 - Red Sox (28-20) 
  • Indians OF Drew Stubbs tripled, doubled twice and drove in three runs.
  • Red Sox SP Ryan Dempster was pulled after giving up four runs in three innings.
  • Indians OF Michael Bourn went 3-for-6 with a double and two RBI.
  • Indians SP Zach McAllister permitted three runs on five hits and three walks over five frames.
  • Indians 1B Mark Reynolds went 3-for-4 with a walk, the RBI and a run scored.
  • Indians C Carlos Santana went 1-for-2 with four walks.
(18-26) Twins - 6 at 7 - Tigers (26-19)
  • Tigers 3B Miguel Cabrera's 14th home run & three RBI. Miggy's on pace for 198 RBI, which would set an MLB record.
  • Tigers RP Jose Valverde worked a scoreless ninth inning, striking out two and earning his fifth save of the season.
  • Tigers SP Rick Porcello was chased for five runs on 10 hits over five innings, but escaped with a no-decision.
  • Twins OF Josh Willingham blasted two homers and collected four RBI.
  • Twins SP Scott Diamond surrendered three runs on nine hits and a walk over 5 2/3 frames in a no-decision loss.
(25-22) Orioles - 6 at 12 - Blue Jays (20-27) 
  • Blue Jays C J.P. Arencibia went 2-for-5 with a home run and four RBI in Thursday's 12-6 win over the Orioles.
  • Blue Jays SP Brandon Morrow yielded six runs in seven innings and allowed three home runs.
  • Making his major league debut, Orioles SP Kevin Gausman yielded four runs in five innings.
  • Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion smacked a grand slam in the sixth inning.
  • Orioles 3B Manny Machado went 3-for-4 with three doubles and two RBI.
Inter League:
 
Player Transactions:

National League:
  • Marlins released RHP Jon Rauch.
  • Reds signed RHP Trevor Bell to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Louisville.
  • Padres optioned RHP Burch Smith to Triple-A Tucson.
  • Phillies recalled RHP Michael Stutes from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
  • Phillies purchased the contract of INF/OF Michael Martinez from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
  • Phillies placed 2B Chase Utley on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 21, with a mild oblique strain.
American League:
  • Mariners optioned C Jesus Montero to Triple-A Tacoma.
  • Mariners purchased the contract of C Jesus Sucre from Triple-A Tacoma.
  • Athletics activated SS Hiroyuki Nakajima from the 15-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Sacramento.
  • Ranges released RHP Derek Lowe.
  • Rangers signed INF Mark Teahen to a minor league contract.
  • Red Sox signed LHP Rafael Perez to a minor league contract.
  • Orioles designated RHP Alex Burnett for assignment.
  • Orioles purchased the contract of RHP Kevin Gausman from Double-A Bowie.
  • Orioles optioned RHP Jake Arrieta to Triple-A Norfolk.
  • Royals recalled RHP Louis Coleman from Triple-A Omaha.
  • Royals optioned RHP Kelvin Herrera to Triple-A Omaha.
  • Yankees 2B Alberto Gonzalez has accepted an assignment to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
  • CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the White Sox have placed infielder Angel Sanchez (back) on waivers.
  • Indians recalled LHP Scott Barnes from Triple-A Columbus.
  • Indians designated LHP David Huff for assignment.
  • Twins purchased the contract of RHP P.J. Walters from Triple-A Rochester.
Injury Updates:

National League:

  • Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton took live batting practice Wednesday for the first time since straining his right hamstring.
  • Marlins 1B Logan Morrison (knee) will shift his rehab assignment to Double-A Jacksonville on Monday.
  • Marlins 1B Joe Mahoney (hamstring) is expected to begin playing in rehab games Sunday at Triple-A New Orleans.
  • Phillies RP Mike Adams (back) is scheduled to make an appearance in a minor league rehab game Monday.
  • An MRI of Diamondbacks OF Adam Eaton's left elbow revealed no structural damage.
  • Mike Puma of the New York Post was told by a high-ranking team official that prospect right-hander Zack Wheeler is expected make 2-3 more starts with Triple-A Las Vegas before joining the Mets.
  • Phillies SP Carlos Zambrano allowed one (unearned) run over four innings Thursday at extended spring training.
  • Cubs prospect OF Albert Almora went 3-for-4 with a double in his first game Wednesday with Low-A Kane County.
  • Nationals RP Christian Garcia (forearm) is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment this weekend with Double-A Harrisburg.
  • Cardinals RP Fernando Salas received a shot Thursday to help the inflammation in his right shoulder.
American League:
  • 3B Matt Dominguez (quad) is expected to return to the Astros' starting lineup on Friday evening.
  • Orioles prospect SP Brandon Kline (ankle) has been placed on the disabled list with Low-A Delmarva.
  • Blue Jays prospect SP Sean Nolin is expected to start Friday against the Orioles.
  • Red Sox C David Ross (concussion) will begin a rehab assignment Thursday with Double-A Portland.
  • Yankees SP Ivan Nova (triceps) could be activated from the disabled list early next week.
  • Twins OF Darin Mastroianni underwent surgery Thursday to repair bone chips on his left ankle.
  • Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (wrist) could begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with Double-A Trenton.
  • Yankees RP Joba Chamberlain (oblique) is scheduled to throw two inning Saturday in extended spring training.
  • Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Thursday that 3B Kevin Youkilis (back) is "maybe a week" away from being activated.
  • Tigers OF Austin Jackson (hamstring) is unlikely be activated from the disabled list when he's eligible Monday.
  • Yankees SP Michael Pineda (shoulder) threw five innings Thursday in a start at extended spring training.
  • Orioles 3B Wilson Betemit (knee) will begin light baseball activities next week.
  • Orioles C Taylor Teagarden (thumb) is slated to start catching live batting practice and hitting off coaches Thursday in Sarasota, Florida.
  • Red Sox 3B Will Middlebrooks is considered day-to-day with lower back spasms.
  • Blue Jays RP Darren Oliver said Thursday that he's dealing with a sore pitching shoulder for the last 7-10 days.
  • Tigers RP Octavio Dotel (elbow) threw a bullpen session Thursday.
  • Angels manager Mike Scioscia said RP Kevin Jepsen (triceps) is "close" to rejoining the bullpen.
  • Twins SS Pedro Florimon Jr. left Thursday's game against the Tigers with a right index finger sprain.
  • Angels manager Mike Scioscia said SP Jered Weaver (elbow) will rejoin the rotation next week as long as his between-starts bullpen session goes well.
  • Indians SP Brett Myers (elbow) will make at least one more rehab start.
  • Indians RP Josh Tomlin (Tommy John surgery) could return near the end of the season.
Notes and Rumors:

National League:
  • Phillies OF Darin Ruf could be called up this weekend.
  • A source told Andy Martino of the New York Daily News that the Mets could demote 1B Ike Davis after this weekend's three-game series against the Braves.
  • Dodgers RP Ronald Belisario sits on a 3.22 ERA through 23 appearances.
  • Brewers C Martin Maldonado has regressed at the plate in 2013, slashing .184/.253/.303 over 83 plate appearances.
  • Phillies RP Antonio Bastardo has a 2.35 ERA through 19 appearances despite a mediocre 1.43 WHIP.
  • Nationals RP Tyler Clippard hasn't allowed a run in May.
  • Giants 3B Joaquin Arias has been one of baseball's worst hitters, slashing .205/.262/.205 through 43 plate appearances.
  • Phillies RP Jeremy Horst has not carried over his success from 2012, posting a 5.09 ERA and 1.58 WHIP over 17 2/3 innings.
  • Rockies RP Adam Ottavino boasts a 2.01 ERA over 22 1/3 relief innings for the Rockies.
American League:
  • Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports that left-hander Rafael Perez is expected to sign with the Red Sox.
  • Blue Jays manager John Gibbons confirmed Thursday that Sean Nolin will start Friday against the Orioles.
  • White Sox C Josh Phegley is batting .333/.400/.651 with 10 home runs and 28 RBI through 34 games at Triple-A Charlotte.
  • Over 19 relief appearances, Mariners RP Charlie Furbush owns a 4.42 ERA in 18 1/3 innings.
  • RP Jason Frasor has tallied a 3.65 ERA through 17 appearances in his first season for the Rangers.
  • Blue Jays RP Aaron Loup has been a bright spot in Toronto's bullpen, tallying a 2.55 ERA and 1.18 WHIP over 24 2/3 innings.

 

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