Probable Pitchers for June 21, 2013
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Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:
- Reds SP Homer Bailey yielded two runs in six innings and struck out eight.
- Pirates SP Brandon Cumpton allowed two runs — one earned — over five innings of work in a no-decision.
- Reds OF Jay Bruce launched a solo homer.
- Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez went 3-for-5 with a home run and five RBI.
- Pirates RP Tony Watson notched a six-out save.
- Padres SP Jason Marquis allowed two runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out five over six innings in a no-decision.
- Padres SS Pedro Ciriaco continued his offensive assault, going 2-for-4 with a triple, a homer, a stolen base, three RBI and two runs scored.
- Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig hit a solo home run.
- Dodgers SP Stephen Fife allowed two runs — one earned — over six innings in a no-decision.
- Nationals 1B Adam LaRoche went 3-for-4 with a triple and two RBI.
- Rockies SP Roy Oswalt struck out 11 in his debut, but he took a loss after giving up four runs in five innings.
- Nationals SP Jordan Zimmermann allowed just an unearned run over eight innings and struck out nine Thursday in beating the Rockies.
- Red Sox SP John Lackey wasn't involved in the decision after allowing two runs in seven innings.
- Tigers RP Drew Smyly struck out four in two scoreless innings of relief for his third victory.
- Tigers SP Jose Alvarez pitched five innings of two-run ball in a no-decision.
- Tigers SS Jhonny Peralta hit a walkoff homer off Andrew Bailey.
- Angels SP Tommy Hanson was skewered for seven runs on six hits and two walks over just two innings.
- Mariners 3B Kyle Seager went off, going 4-for-5 with two doubles, a homer, three RBI and three runs scored.
- Mariners SP Felix Hernandez was roughed up for seven runs — six earned — on 12 hits.
- Angels OF Mike Trout continued to shred opposing pitching, reaching base in all five plate appearances and stealing a base.
- Rockies designated RHP Chris Volstad for aasignment.
- Rockies purchased the contract of RHP Roy Oswalt from Double-A Tulsa.
- Rockies optioned LHP Jeff Francis to Triple-A Colorado Springs.
- Pirates recalled RHP Duke Welker from Triple-A Indianapolis.
- Pirates optioned OF Alex Presely to Triple-A Indianapolis.
- Padres acquired C Chris Robinson from the Orioles for a player to be named later.
- Brewers activated LHP Chris Narveson from the 15-day disabled list, sent him outright to Triple-A Nashville.
- Dodgers optioned RHP Chris Withrow to Triple-A Albuquerque.
- Dodgers recalled INF/OF Elian Herrera from Triple-A Albuquerque.
- Tigers recalled LHP Jose Alvarez from Triple-A Toledo.
- Angels signed OF Luis Montanez to a minor league contract; assigned him to Double-A Arkansas.
- Red Sox prospect Garin Cecchini has been promoted from High-A Salem to Double-A Portland.
- White Sox optioned RHP Deunte Heath to Triple-A Charlotte.
- Astros placed OF Trevor Crowe on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder.
- Mariners released C Kelly Shoppach.
- Rangers optioned RHP Josh Lindblom to Triple-A Round Rock.
- Astros purchased the contract of OF/1B Marc Krauss from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
- Brewers OF Ryan Braun may need a full month to heal his thumb.
- Reds OF Chris Heisey (hamstring) is expected to return from the disabled list next Tuesday in Oakland.
- Braves RP Luis Ayala has been cleared to begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett.
- Nationals manager Davey Johnson said that OF Bryce Harper (knee) will hit in the batting cage on Thursday.
- Rockies OF Dexter Fowler tested his right ring finger in the batting cage on Thursday.
- Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki (rib) could do light baseball activity as soon as Monday.
- Cardinals SP Chris Carpenter will undergo an examination on his back.
- Nationals manager Davey Johnson said Thursday that C Wilson Ramos (hamstring) should be playing rehab games within 10 days.
- Padres manager Bud Black indicated that 2B Jedd Gyorko (groin) will return from the disabled list next week.
- Padres manager Bud Black still thinks OF Carlos Quentin (shoulder) will avoid the disabled list.
- Padres 1B Yonder Alonso (hand) hopes to be cleared to begin baseball activities on Monday after visiting a hand specialist.
- Mets SP Jon Niese left Thursday's start against the Braves with left shoulder discomfort.
- Braves 2B Dan Uggla is dealing with vision issues and could wind up undergoing Lasik surgery.
- Giants OF Angel Pagan had to be carted off after apparently reinjuring his hamstring on his rehab assignment on Thursday.
- Giants 3B Pablo Sandoval's (foot) rehab assignment with High-A San Jose has been moved up from Saturday to Friday.
- Giants pitching prospect Kyle Crick (oblique) will rejoin High-A San Jose's rotation on Friday.
- Nationals RP Ryan Mattheus (hand) played catch on Thursday for about 10 minutes.
- Mets SP Jon Niese will leave Friday to have his left shoulder examined in New York.
- Dodgers manager Don Mattingly is hopeful that OF Matt Kemp (hamstring) will be ready to begin a rehab assignment early next week.
- Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Thursday that OF Carl Crawford (hamstring) is not close to a rehab assignment.
- Dodgers OF Scott Van Slyke (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Albuquerque on Friday.
- Dodgers SP Ted Lilly (neck) could throw a bullpen session sometime over the weekend.
- Giants RP Chad Gaudin left Thursday's start against the Marlins in the fifth inning after taking a line drive off the pitching arm.
- Rangers SP Neftali Feliz (elbow) is set to throw a 25-pitch bullpen session on Friday in Surprise, Arizona.
- Twins OF Aaron Hicks (hamstring) could begin a minor league rehab assignment as early as Monday.
- White Sox SP Jake Peavy (rib) spent 30 minutes riding a stationary bike on Thursday and reported feeling fine.
- Rangers 1B Mitch Moreland (hamstring) is expected to be activated from the disabled list this Friday.
- Rays manager Joe Maddon said that SP Alex Cobb (concussion) has some "fluid buildup" in his ear.
- Orioles SP Wei-Yin Chen (oblique) threw a three-inning simulated game in Sarasota on Thursday.
- Orioles SP Jason Hammel (illness) will start Friday against the Blue Jays.
- Athletics RP Jordan Norberto (elbow) underwent successful Tommy John surgery on Thursday.
- CBS Sports' Jon Heyman was told by one person around the Yankees that 3B Alex Rodriguez is making "fantastic" progress from hip surgery.
- Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz (neck) aims to throw a bullpen session on Saturday.
- Red Sox RP Clayton Mortensen (hip) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Thursday with Triple-A Pawtucket.
- Tigers C Alex Avila (forearm) could begin a minor league rehab assignment this weekend.
- Blue Jays SP J.A. Happ (head, knee) is shooting to rejoin the rotation around the All-Star break.
- Red Sox OF Mike Carp (hamstring) has been cleared to play.
- Yankees OF Curtis Granderson had the pin removed from his fractured left pinkie finger Thursday.
- Mariners OF Jason Bay said Thursday that his tight hamstring feels "10 times better" and he expects to return in a day or two.
Notes and Rumors:
- Dodgers SP Matthew Magill and SP Matt Palmer are under consideration to start on Sunday against the Padres.
- Tigers manager Jim Leyland said Thursday that he'll lean toward RP Joaquin Benoit for save opportunities.
- Rangers SP Martin Perez is expected to be called up soon.
- Blue Jays RP Brett Cecil has faced 38 consecutive batters without allowing a base hit, a Blue Jays franchise record.
- Rays SP Alex Colome will make a spot start for the Rays on Saturday afternoon against the Yankees.
- Red Sox SP Allen Webster will be recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket to start Saturday against the Tigers.
- Orioles agreed to terms with first-round pick RHP Hunter Harvey.
- Rays agreed to terms with first-round pick C Nick Ciuffo.
- Rangers SP Martin Perez will be recalled to start on Saturday against the Cardinals.
- Red Sox manager John Farrell said RP Andrew Bailey is no longer the team's closer.