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Skip Schumaker will head to Triple-A after extended spring work
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9:53 pm ET) The Reds want infielder Skip Schumaker to take his rehabilitation to Triple-A once he gets through some extended spring training games, MLB.com reports Wednesday. Though there is not set timeline for his return to competitive action, Schumaker will get as many at-bats as he needs as he continues to recover from a dislocated shoulder in spring training.

"We're going to try and be as accommodating as we can to get him as many at-bats, seeing as many pitches as possible on the front end of this thing," manager Bryan Price told MLB.com. "Once he goes to a full-season league, we can't control the environment."


Nick Franklin likely heading back to Triple-A
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9:52 pm ET) Mariners infielder Nick Franklin will likely be optioned to Triple-A Tacoma before Friday's game against the Rangers.

Franklin tweeted "Las Vegas here I come!" after Wednesday's win over the Astros, indicating that he's been informed that he'll join Tacoma in Las Vegas. He went 1 for 3 Wednesday and is 2 for 16 with two walks in 16 at-bats with the big-league club.


No slowing down for Charlie Blackmon
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9:48 pm ET) One day after getting a game off to rest against a tough lefty, Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon was back at the top of the lineup Wednesday against the Giants.

Blackmon extended his hitting streak to five games, while reaching base multiple times for the fourth time in that streak. He scored four times while going 2 for 5 with a walk, and he added his fourth home run in three games, while driving in three in the 12-10 loss.

Blackmon has been one of the best hitters in the league through the season's first few weeks, and is now hitting .410/.453/.692 through 22 games. He has five home runs, 16 RBI and 19 runs scored in 78 at-bats. 


Troy Tulowitzki goes deep yet again
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9:40 pm ET) Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki continued his strong play Wednesday, in a 12-10 loss to the Giants in 11 innings.

Tulowitzki went 3 for 5 in the game, his third three-hit game in the last six. He drove in three runs, including two on a first-inning home run. He added one walk and scored twice as the Rockies went on to los in extra innings.

Tulowitzki is off to a remarkable start to the season, with 16 RBI and 19 runs scored in 21 games. He is hitting .388/.494/.701 in 67 at-bats. 


Brandon Hicks makes an impact in start
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9:33 pm ET) Giants infielder Brandon Hicks continued his solid play as a part-time player Wednesday, hitting his second home run of the season in a 12-10 win over the Rockies.

Hicks played the entirety of the 11-inning battle, and had his best game of the season. He went 3 for 6 with a pair of extra-base hits, including a solo home run in the third inning that began a comeback. He finished with one run scored and one driven in.

Hicks is hitting .250/.412/.475 in 40 at-bats this season, with four RBI and seven runs scored. 


Dylan Bundy throws eight curveballs in bullpen session
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(9:31 pm ET) Orioles pitcher Dylan Bundy threw his breaking ball eight times in Wednesday's bullpen session, marking the first time in his recovery he's thrown curveballs, MLB.com reports.

"He's progressing well. It's the last real piece," manager Buck Showalter said. "It's a baseball decision now and not a medical question. And that's kind of where we are with Manny [Machado]. It's a baseball [decision] now as opposed to the physical part of it, so that's what you're hoping to get to."

Bundy is rehabbing from Tommy John surgery and could be ready to pitch for the Orioles in June.


Byron Buxton to see first action Monday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9:22 pm ET) Twins outfielder Byron Buxton is scheduled to play three innings in an extended spring-training game Monday, MLB.com reports.

It'll be Buxton's first action since spraining his wrist on March 16. The Twins initially hoped he'd be able to play Thursday, but they're being extra cautious with the top prospect.


Brendan Ryan continues work at spring training complex
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8:55 pm ET) Yankees infielder Brendan Ryan has continued to receive at-bats at the team's spring training complex in Florida while recovering from nerve damage in his spine, MLB.com reports.

Ryan has received about 20 at-bats thus far, and the team was looking to get him at least 50 at-bats before he returns. He could end up back with the Yankees in seven-to-ten days, according to the report.


Tyler Chatwood can't make early lead last
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8:26 pm ET) Rockies starting pitcher Tyler Chatwood received plenty of help in his start against the Giants Wednesday, but could not make it stand up in a 12-10, extra-innings loss.

Chatwood was staked to an early 5-1 lead through two innings, which makes his ultimate failure to make that stand up all the more disappointing. His lead lasted just one inning, as the Giants took him deep twice in the third inning to tie the game.

Chatwood was ultimately charged with five runs on seven hits and four walks in six innings of work. Each run allowed came by way of the longball, as the Giants took him deep three times. Chatwood added five strikeouts, while throwing just 53 of 100 pitches for strikes.

Chatwood has one quality start through three trips to the mound this season, and remains 1-0 with a 4.26 ERA through 19 innings of work. He will look for his second win in his next start, Tuesday in Arizona. 


Matt Cain hit hard in no-decision
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8:19 pm ET) Giants starting pitcher Matt Cain was bailed out by the offense Wednesday against the Rockies, but remains winless after the 12-10 extra-innings win.

Cain was in pretty much perpetual trouble early in the start, as the Rockies jumped on him for four runs in the first two innings of work. He settled down for a while after, but was ultimately tagged with seven runs on 10 hits and three walks in six innings of work. He struck out four while throwing 64 of 104 pitches for strikes, and was taken deep twice in the outing. 

Fortunately, Cain avoided his fourth loss as the offenses rallied to win in extras. He is off to a poor start, carrying 4.35 ERA and 0-3 record through his first five starts. Cain will try to get back on track in his next start, set for Tuesday against the Padres.


 
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