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June 4, 2013

Daily Roundup

Around the League: June 4, 2013

by Clint Chisam

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Probable Pitchers for June 4, 2013

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

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:
(26-31) Padres - 1 at 2 - Dodgers (24-32)
  • Dodgers SP Stephen Fife allowed one run over 5 1/3 innings while striking out five.
  • Dodgers RP Brandon League nailed down his 12th save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning.
  • Padres SP Eric Stults pitched well against his former team despite taking a loss, yielding just two runs over seven frames.
  • Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles in his major league debut.
  • Dodgers OF Scott Van Slyke singled and belted a solo homer.
(16-42) Marlins - 2 at 7 - Phillies (28-30)
  • Phillies SP Kyle Kendrick recorded his fourth career complete game allowing six hits and striking out five.
  • Marlins RP Tom Koehler remained winless after allowing five runs -- four earned -- in five innings.
  • Phillies OF Domonic Brown, named the NL Player of the Month for May, went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer.
  • Phillies C Erik Kratz went 2-for-4 and hit his seventh homer.
(35-23) Pirates - 2 at 7 - Braves (35-22)
  • Braves SP Kris Medlen won for just the second time this year by allowing an unearned run over seven innings.
  • Braves OF Jason Heyward went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer.
  • Pirates OF Travis Snider went 0-for-4 and struck out three times.
(30-28) Rockies - 0 at 3 - Reds (36-22)
(32-25) Diamondbacks - 1 at 7 - Cardinals (38-19)
  • Cardinals SP Lance Lynn moved to 8-1 with seven innings of one-run ball.
  • Diamondbacks SP Trevor Cahill surrendered five runs and nine hits in five innings.
  • Cardinals OF Carlos Beltran returned to action and went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer and three RBI.
  • Cardinals OF Jon Jay went 0-for-4 and has opened June 2-for-15.

American League:

(30-27) Indians - 4 at 7 - Yankees (32-25)
  • Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira hit his eighth career grand slam off Justin Masterson.
  • Yankees SP Andy Pettitte pitched 4 2/3 innings and allowed four runs in his return from the disabled list.
  • Indians SP Justin Masterson was tagged for seven runs in 6 1/3 innings.
  • Indians 3B Mark Reynolds went 0-for-3 and is hitting .185 with two home runs and 28 strikeouts in his last 81 at-bats.
(21-37) Astros - 2 at 1 - Angels (25-33)
  • Astros OF Chris Carter launched a solo homer as the Astros swept the Angels over a 4 game set.
  • Astros SP Erik Bedard put up his best start of the season, spinning seven innings of one-run ball.
  • Angels SP Joe Blanton struck out 11 and allowed two runs over eight innings but took a loss.
(24-31) White Sox - 2 at 4 - Mariners (25-33)
  • Mariners SP Joe Saunders pitched well for the second straight start, tossing 6 1/3 frames of one-run ball.
  • Mariners RP Tom Wilhelmsen allowed a run on a hit and a walk but still converted the save.
  • White Sox SP John Danks pitched decently in a loss, allowing four runs – three earned – over six frames.
  • Mariners OF Raul Ibanez belted a two-run homer.
Inter League:
(35-24) Athletics - 10 at 2 - Brewers (21-35)
  • Athletics SP Tommy Milone allowed two runs over seven innings.
  • Athletics OF Coco Crisp went 4-for-5 with a homer and a double.
  • Brewers 2B Rickie Weeks homered and tripled in a run to account for all of clubs offense.
Player Transactions:

National League:
  • Pirates placed RHP Jeanmar Gomez on the 15-day disabled list with right forearm tightness.
  • Cubs sent RHP Alex Burnett outright to Triple-A Iowa.
  • Phillies activated 3B Michael Young from the bereavement list.
  • Phillies optioned INF/OF Michael Martinez to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
  • Braves acquired LHP Tom Keeling from the Brewers for 3B Juan Francisco.
  • Brewers released INF Alex Gonzalez.
  • Brewers recalled 2B Scooter Gennett from Triple-A Nashville.
  • Brewers optioned RHP Mike Fiers to Triple-A Nashville.
  • Brewers acquired 3B Juan Francisco from the Braves for minor league LHP Tom Keeling.
  • Marlins recalled LHP Edgar Olmos from Double-A Jacksonville.
  • Pirates placed RHP Phil Irwin on the 60-day disabled list.
  • Pirates recalled RHP Jered Hughes from Triple-A Indianapolis.
  • Nationals released LHP J.C. Romero.
  • Pirates optioned OF Alex Presley to Triple-A Indianapolis.
  • Braves signed RHP Mitch Atkins to a minor league contract.
  • Dodgers optioned RHP Matthew Magill to Triple-A Albuquerque.
  • Diamondbacks optioned RHP Randall Delgado to Triple-A Reno.
  • Padres released INF Edinson Rincon.
  • Dodgers recalled RHP Stephen Fife from Triple-A Albuquerque.
  • Dodgers placed OF Carl Crawford on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 2, with a strained left hamstring.
American League:
  • White Sox activated 2B Gordon Beckham from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Rangers released INF Mark Teahen.
  • Royals C Salvador Perez is expected to be activated from the bereavement list Tuesday.
  • Twins purchased the contract of OF Clete Thomas from Triple-A Rochester.
  • Twins designated LHP Tyler Robertson for assignment.
  • The Royals have promoted SP Yordano Ventura to Triple-A Omaha.
  • Yankees optioned OF Brennan Boesch to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
  • Yankees activated LHP Andy Pettitte from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Blue Jays optioned RHP Mickey Storey to Triple-A Buffalo.
Injury Updates:

National League:

  • Mets SP Jon Niese (shoulder) is expected to start Saturday against the Marlins.
  • Mets SP Zack Wheeler is expected to make one more start with Triple-A Las Vegas before being promoted for the Mets' next homestand against the Cubs.
  • FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that RP Sean Marshall (shoulder) is expected to be out for close to another month.
  • Mets prospect catcher C Travis d'Arnaud (foot) received clearance Monday to begin limited workouts.
  • Marlins manager Mike Redmond said Monday that OF Giancarlo Stanton (hamstring) is doing baserunning drills at the team's spring training complex in Jupiter, Florida.
  • Brewers manager Ron Roenicke doesn't anticipate SP Marco Estrada (hamstring) being ready for his next start.
  • Brewers SP Hiram Burgos (shoulder) will not return from the disabled list on Thursday, the first day he's eligible.
  • Brewers RP Jim Henderson (hamstring) said Monday that he's "real confident" he will be activated from the disabled list on Saturday, the first day he's eligible.
  • Rockies SP Tyler Chatwood (triceps) is hoping to be ready for his next start.
  • Mets RP Scott Atchison will not need surgery for a bone spur in his right elbow after receiving a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews.
  • Dodgers RP Scott Elbert (elbow) has been shut down from his rehab assignment.
  • Dodgers SS Hanley Ramirez (hamstring) is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday.
  • Dodgers SP Chris Capuano will undergo an MRI on his ailing triceps.
  • Cardinals SP Chris Carpenter (shoulder, neck) threw 40-plus pitches of live batting practice on Monday.
  • Dodgers SP Hyun-Jin Ryu (foot) felt good during a bullpen session Monday and expects to be ready to make his next start.
American League:
  • Red Sox prospect SP Matt Barnes allowed seven runs over just 1 2/3 innings in his start Sunday at Double-A Portland.
  • Yankees SP Michael Pineda (shoulder) will throw in an extended spring training game Monday.
  • Orioles SP Wei-Yin Chen (oblique) will resume a throwing program Tuesday.
  • Orioles RP Tsuyoshi Wada (elbow) will make his next rehab start Thursday with Triple-A Norfolk.
  • Indians SP Brett Myers (elbow) could resume a throwing program in 4-5 days.
  • Blue Jays SP Ramon Ortiz will undergo an MRI on his right elbow Monday.
  • Royals OF David Lough (wrist) is expected to return to the lineup Tuesday against the Twins.
  • Astros OF Justin Maxwell (hand) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with Double-A Corpus Christi.
  • Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre was diagnosed with a "minor" strain of his left hamstring following an MRI.
  • Orioles SP Dylan Bundy (elbow, forearm) will resume a throwing program on June 10.
  • Mariners OF Michael Morse (quad) hopes to return to the lineup by the middle of the week.
  • Indians manager Terry Francona said after Monday's game that SS Asdrubal Cabrera (quad) is "most likely" headed to the disabled list.
  • Tigers OF Austin Jackson (hamstring) will attempt to resume baseball activities on Tuesday.
  • Mariners OF Franklin Gutierrez (hamstring) has been pulled off his rehab assignment, as he's still having problems with his "lower half."
  • Indians SP Zach McAllister will have his next start pushed back due to a finger issue.
Notes and Rumors:

National League:
  • Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson confirmed that SP Tyler Skaggs will be called up from Triple-A Reno to start Tuesday against the Cardinals.
  • Cardinals RP Joe Kelly will start Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.
  • Brewers RP Alfredo Figaro will start on Friday against the Phillies.
  • The Reds are considering promoting right-hander Curtis Partch from Triple-A Louisville.

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