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Second opinion confirms no surgery for Twins' Jordan Schafer
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6:34 pm ET) Twins outfielder Jordan Schafer got a second opinion on the injured knee that landed him on the disabled list.

Schafer was disabled retroactive to May 11 with a sprained MCL. He met with Dr. James Andrews on Friday, and Dr. Andrews confirmed that the MCL didn't require surgery. 


Red Sox bring up Rusney Castillo, option Jackie Bradley Jr.
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6:28 pm ET) The Red Sox officially called up outfield prospect Rusney Castillo from Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday, the team announced.

Castillo is expected to start in right field during Friday night's game against the Angels. Castillo is batting .293 with two home runs and 10 RBI in 18 games in Triple-A.

To make room for Castillo, the Red Sox optioned outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. to Triple-A.


Rangers seeking ways to keep Delino DeShields in lineup
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6:28 pm ET) The return of Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton as early as Monday in Cleveland could result in changes for hot-hitting Delino DeShields.

He is making it quite difficult for that move to be a benching.

"I hope he continues to make it challenging," Jeff Banister told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "We'll do everything we can as long as the young man continues to produce and play. These things usually have a way of working themselves out."

DeShields could find himself at second base, where Rougned Odor struggled and Tommy Field and Adam Rosales have split time. DeShields has yet to play there this season, but the Rangers would likely want to keep him and his .279/.405/.393 slash line in the lineup.


Still no baseball activities for Athletics' Ike Davis
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6:23 pm ET) Athletics' first baseman Ike Davis is still recovering from a quad injury and is has not yet returned to baseball activities, per the San Francisco Chronicle.

Davis hasn't played since May 12 and is on the 15-day disabled list. He is hitting .282 with two homers and 11 RBI this season.


Orioles' Bud Norris lit up in rehab start
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6:18 pm ET) Orioles pitcher Bud Norris had a rough outing in his first injury rehab start at Triple-A Norfolk. 

Norris is on the 15-day disabled list, recovering from bronchitis. He gave up nine runs on 12 hits over 2 2/3 innings. He gave up two home runs, didn't walk a batter and struck out one in the 72-pitch outing. 


Red Sox GM Cherington: I'm not worried about Hanley Ramirez
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6:08 pm ET) The left shoulder of his left fielder is an issue, but Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington is claiming he's unconcerned.

"None, really," he told the Boston Herald when asked about any reservations he has about struggling Hanley Ramirez. "Physically he hasn't said anything about it. He's had some days where he's swung the bat really well and has hit some balls hard. I'm not worried about Hanley. He'll get going again."

Ramirez has not driven in a run in May. He has just 11 hits in his last 51 at-bats.


Dodgers SS Jimmy Rollins returns to lineup for Friday's game
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6:06 pm ET) After getting Thursday's game off to rest, Dodgers shortstop Jimmy Rollins will be back in the lineup for Friday's game against the Padres, reports TrueBlueLA.com. 

Rollins is batting .313 with three RBI in his last nine games. Rollins will bat second and face Andrew Cashner on Friday, who he is 0 for 12 against in his career.

The Dodgers are the favorites (-190) over the Padres on Friday.


Cubs' Junior Lake gets the start in left field Friday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6:04 pm ET) Cubs outfielder Junior Lake is making a rare start in left field, batting seventh on Friday against the Diamondbacks. Lake was recalled from Triple-A on Tuesday and is making just his third start of the season.

Lake is replacing Chris Coghlan, who had started each of the last five games. Coghlan is likely just receiving a day off, with no injury being reported. 


Rockies choose Hale over Bergman for 2nd game of doubleheader
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5:57 pm ET) The Rockies will call up starting pitcher David Hale from Triple-A Albuquerque to start the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Giants, according to MLB.com. Christian Bergman is not available to make the start after warming up Wednesday and pitching in relief Thursday.

Hale, who last started May 17, is 0-3 with a 6.93 ERA and 2.07 WHIP in five starts for Albuquerque. He has 21 strikeouts and 13 walks in 24 2/3 innings.


Orioles INF Ryan Flaherty could begin rehab Monday or Tuesday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5:47 pm ET) Orioles infielder Ryan Flaherty, who's been on the disabled list since May 12 with a right groin strain, will play nine innings at extended spring training on Saturday. If all goes well after that, Flaherty will likely report to Triple-A Norfolk on Monday or Tuesday to begin his rehab assignment, according to MASNSports.com.

He's eligible to come off of the DL next week, but the team has provided a clear timetable for when Flaherty might return to the team.


 
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