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June 7, 2013

Daily Roundup

Around the League: June 7, 2013

by Clint Chisam

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Probable Pitchers for June 7, 2013

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

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:
(28-32) Padres - 6 at 5 - Rockies (32-29) (12 innings)
  • Padres OF Cameron Maybin finished the game 2-for-5 with a run scored, two RBI and a pair of stolen bases.
  • Padres SP Andrew Cashner delivered a strong performance in a no-decision, surrendering three runs on seven hits over his seven innings of work.
  • Rockies C Wilin Rosario blasted his 10th home run of the season.
  • Rockies SP Jhoulys Chacin had a rough game, allowing five runs on seven hits over 5 1/3 innings.
(31-30) Phillies - 5 at 1 - Brewers (22-37)
  • Hitting out of the leadoff spot for the first time since 2004, Phillies 3B Michael Young went 3-for-5 and scored a run.
  • Phillies SP Tyler Cloyd pitched very well, allowing four hits and five free passes over 6 2/3 scoreless innings.
  • Brewers 3B Juan Francisco, starting in his third consecutive game, went 1-for-3.
  • Brewers SP Wily Peralta’s difficult 2013 season continued, as he was tagged for five runs on seven hits in his five innings.
(37-23) Braves - 0 at 5 - Dodgers (26-33)
  • Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig continued his rise to legendary status, smashing his first career grand slam.
  • Dodgers SP Zack Greinke was outstanding, allowing four hits and three walks over seven shutout innings.
  • Braves OF Jason Heyward recorded his fourth consecutive multi-hit game, going 2-for-4 with a pair of singles.
  • Braves SP Tim Hudson suffered a tough luck loss, surrendering just one run on four hits over his seven frames.
(34-26) Diamondbacks - 8 at 12 - Cardinals (39-21)
  • Cardinals SP Shelby Miller was good again, allowing two runs while striking out nine over six innings.
  • Diamondbacks SP Ian Kennedy was rocked for 10 runs on 13 hits and two walks over four innings.
  • Cardinals RP Edward Mujica nailed down his 18th save of the season with a perfect 2/3 of an inning.
  • Diamondbacks OF Gerardo Parra went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored.
  • Cardinals 2B Daniel Descalso went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer.
(23-33) Mets - at - Nationals (29-30) (Postponed)

American League:

(34-26) Orioles - 3 at 1 - Astros (22-39)
(35-25) Yankees - 6 at 1 - Mariners (26-35)
  • Mariners SP Aaron Harang was obliterated, getting torched for six runs on eight hits in only 2 1/3 innings.
  • Yankees 2B Robinson Cano launched his 15th home run of the season.
  • Yankees SP Phil Hughes was stellar, allowing just three hits and a pair of walks over seven scoreless innings.
  • Mariners 3B Kyle Seager had the lone run with an RBI double.
(32-27) Rays - 2 at 5 - Tigers (32-26)
(36-23) Rangers - 3 at 6 - Red Sox (37-24)
  • Red Sox DH David Ortiz played the role of hero, belting a three-run walkoff homer.
  • Red Sox SP Jon Lester served up a pair of home runs in a no-decision, allowing three runs on seven hits over his six frames.
  • Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre had a solid night at the dish, going 3-for-4 with a solo homer.
  • Rangers SP Derek Holland had mixed results in a no-decision, surrendering two runs on nine hits over his six innings of work.
(26-31) Twins - 3 at 7 - Royals (25-32)
  • Royals OF Lorenzo Cain capped off a four-run eighth inning with a two-run blast.
  • Royals SP Wade Davis pitched well in a no-decision, allowing just three runs (zero earned) on four hits and three walks in his five innings of work.
  • Twins DH Ryan Doumit homered for the third time in his past four games.
  • Twins SP Mike Pelfrey delivered a solid outing in a no-decision, allowing three runs on seven hits over 6 1/3 innings.
(37-25) Athletics - 5 at 4 - White Sox (25-33)-(10 innings)
  • Athletics SP Dan Straily was solid over seven frames, allowing four runs while striking out three.
  • Athletics RP Grant Balfour nailed down a save with a scoreless 10th inning.
  • White Sox SP Jose Quintana gave up four runs on seven hits over 7 2/3 innings.
  • Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes launched two homers for the second time in three games
Player Transactions:

National League:
  • Padres activated OF Cameron Maybin from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Padres placed 1B Yonder Alonso on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 1, with a sore right wrist.
  • Cardinals recalled LHP Kevin Siegrist from Triple-A Memphis.
  • Cardinals optioned RHP Maikel Cleto to Triple-A Memphis.
  • Nationals recalled LHP Xavier Cedeno from Triple-A Syracuse.
American League:
  • Rangers purchased the contract of 1B Chris McGuiness from Triple-A Round Rock.
  • Rangers transferred RHP Colby Lewis from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
  • Rangers placed 1B Mitch Moreland on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring.
  • White Sox purchased the contract of RHP Ramon Troncoso from Triple-A Charlotte.
  • White Sox recalled RHP Deunte Heath from Triple-A Charlotte.
  • White Sox optioned RHP Brian Omogrosso to Triple-A Charlotte.
  • White Sox placed RHP Jake Peavy on the 15-day disabled list with a non-displaced fracture in his rib cage.
  • Angels released RHP Mark Lowe.
  • Orioles recalled OF Xavier Avery from Triple-A Norfolk.
  • Orioles placed RHP Steve Johnson on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique.
  • Orioles RP Steve Johnson will be placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique.
  • Blue Jays optioned OF Anthony Gose to Triple-A Buffalo.
  • Mariners recalled RHP Blake Beavan from Triple-A Tacoma.
  • Mariners optioned RHP Hector Noesi to Triple-A Tacoma.
  • Orioles optioned OF Xavier Avery to Triple-A Norfolk.
  • Royals designated RHP Nate Adcock for assignment.
  • Royals claimed INF Edinson Rincon off waivers from the Padres; optioned him to Double-A Northwest Arkansas.
Injury Updates:

National League:

  • Mets OF Matt den Dekker (wrist) has been cleared to begin playing in games at extended spring training.
  • Cardinals SP Chris Carpenter (shoulder) said he still has "a ways to go" before he returns.
  • Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that Rockies OF Dexter Fowler is dealing with a migraine in addition to the flu.
  • Cardinals RP Fernando Salas (shoulder) played catch Thursday for the first time since being placed on the disabled list.
  • Phillies SP John Lannan (quad) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Thursday with High-A Clearwater.
  • Nationals SP Ross Detwiler (oblique) will make a minor league rehab start Saturday with High-A Potomac.
  • Nationals 2B Danny Espinosa received a cortisone shot in his right wrist on Thursday.
  • Nationals manager Davey Johnson said that OF Bryce Harper will have his left knee examined by Dr. James Andrews on Monday.
  • Cardinals pitching prospect Tyrell Jenkins left Thursday's start at Low-A Peoria with a right shoulder strain.
  • Dodgers 2B Mark Ellis (groin) is expected back in the lineup on Friday.
  • Dodgers SP Hyun-Jin Ryu (foot) has officially been cleared to start on Friday against the Braves.
  • Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg (lat) will throw a simulated game on Tuesday.
  • Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said OF Carl Crawford's left hamstring strain is "fairly significant" and the outfielder will be out longer than 15 days.
American League:
  • Rangers RP Joakim Soria (elbow) threw a 30-pitch bullpen session on Wednesday and will toss 35 pitches on Friday.
  • Rangers RP Collin Balester underwent season-ending Tommy John surgery on his right elbow Monday.
  • Orioles RP Pedro Strop (back) threw 25 pitches in a simulated inning on Thursday.
  • Yankees SS Derek Jeter (ankle) will fly to Charlotte, North Carolina next week to meet with his surgeon and undergo a CT scan as part of a follow-up examination.
  • Rangers 1B Mitch Moreland will wait 5-6 days before testing his right hamstring.
  • Rays RP Jake McGee was pulled from Thursday's game against the Tigers because of a left shin contusion.
  • Royals OF Jarrod Dyson (ankle) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Omaha on Thursday.
Notes and Rumors:

National League:
  • MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports that the Marlins are open to moving right-hander Ricky Nolasco.
  • Royals OF Tom Gorzelanny will make a spot start on Saturday against the Phillies.
  • Braves selected Oklahoma State right-hander Jason Hursh with the 31st pick in the draft.
  • Cardinals selected high school LHP Rob Kaminsky 28th overall.
  • Reds selected Samford outfielder Philip Ervin with the 27th pick.
  • Giants selected shortstop Christian Arroyo with the 25th pick in the draft.
  • Cardinals selected Gonzaga LHP Marco Gonzales with the 19th pick in the draft.
  • Dodgers selected Jacksonville University RHP Chris Anderson with the 18th overall pick.
  • Phillies add high school shortstop J.P. Crawford with the 16th pick in the draft.
  • Diamondbacks selected Nevada RHP Braden Shipley with the 15th overall pick.
  • Pirates selected high school catcher Reese McGuire with the 14th pick in the draft.
  • Padres took Mississippi State outfielder Hunter Renfroe with the 13th pick.
  • Mets take high school first baseman Dominic Smith 11th overall.
  • Nationals SP Ross Ohlendorf will not be called up to start on Saturday following Thursday's rainout.
  • Pirates selected high school outfielder Austin Meadows with the ninth pick in the draft.
  • Marlins selected third baseman Colin Moran from the University of North Carolina with the sixth overall pick.
  • Dodgers SP Ted Lilly could miss his scheduled start on Sunday due to a disc issue with his neck.
  • Rockies picked Oklahoma RHP Jonathan Gray with the third overall pick in the 2013 draft.
  • Cubs picked University of San Diego third baseman Kris Bryant with the second pick in the draft.
American League:
  • Rangers manager Ron Washington said 1B Chris McGuiness will see the majority of the playing time at first base while Mitch Moreland (hamstring) is on the disabled list.
  • The Blue Jays are expected to call up 3B Andy LaRoche prior to Friday's game.
  • Tigers made Texas RHP Corey Knebel the 39th overall selection in the 2013 draft.
  • Royals selected Indiana St. left-hander Sean Manaea with the first pick in the competitive balance round and 34th overall selection in the draft.
  • Yankees took high school left-hander Ian Clarkin with the 33rd and final pick in the first round of Wednesday's draft.
  • Yankees picked Fresno State outfielder Aaron Judge with the 32nd selection.
  • Rangers picked high school shortstop Travis Demeritte 30th overall Thursday.
  • Rays selected University of Arkansas RHP Ryne Stanek with the 29th overall pick.
  • Yankees took third baseman Eric Jagielo 26th overall in the draft.
  • Athletics picked high school outfielder Billy McKinney 24th overall.
  • Rangers picked Oral Roberts right-hander Alex Gonzalez with the 23rd selection.
  • Orioles drafted high school right-hander Hunter Harvey 22nd overall.
  • Rays selected catcher Nick Ciuffo with the 21st pick in the 2013 draft.
  • Tigers selected University of Florida right-hander Jonathan Crawford with the 20th pick.
  • White Sox grabbed junior college shortstop Tim Anderson with the 17th pick in the draft.
  • Mariners selected University of New Mexico third baseman D.J. Peterson with the 12th pick.
  • Blue Jays picked right-hander Phil Bickford with the 10th pick in the draft.
  • Royals selected Stephen F. Austin shortstop Hunter Dozier with the eighth pick in the draft.
  • Red Sox selected high school left-hander Trey Ball with the seventh pick in the draft.
  • Indians picked high school outfielder Clint Frazier the fifth overall pick in the draft.
  • Twins selected high school RHP Kohl Stewart fourth overall in the draft.
  • Astros selected Stanford RHP Mark Appel with the first overall pick in the 2013 draft.

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