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Edgmer Escalona may start of long tossing soon
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6:02 pm ET) Orioles pitcher Edgmer Escalona will start long tossing in the next day or two, MASN Sports reports on Thursday. Escalona started the season on the 60-day disabled list and remains without a timetable for return.

Josh Johnson set for examination of 'everything' in arm
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5:59 pm ET) The first season with San Diego for right-hander Josh Johnson could be over before it even began. He will pay a visit to noted surgeon Dr. James Andrews next Tuesday for a "look at everything," Bud Black told the San Diego Union-Tribune. That includes his ligaments, forearm flexor and back of elbow.

The oft-injured Johnson lost half of the 2013 season to injury and has yet to throw a pitch for the Padres.


Nolan Reimold begins light baseball activities
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5:54 pm ET) Orioles outfielder Nolan Reimold began light baseball activities by hitting off a tee in the team's spring training facility in Sarasota on Thursday, MASN Sports reports. Reimold is working his way back from season-ending neck surgery and remains without a timetable.

Ian Kinsler racks up season-high four RBI against Indians
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5:50 pm ET) Tigers second baseman and leadoff hitter Ian Kinsler turned a 3-1 deficit into a 4-3 lead with one swing of the bat Thursday against Indians right-hander Danny Salazar.

The three-run homer in the fifth inning put his team up to stay and allowed Justin Verlander to earn the victory. He added an RBI single in the sixth.

Kinsler has been consistent and productive since the opening bell. He has seven multi-hit games and boasts a slugging percentage of .519.


Manny Machado will play 3-5 extended spring games after Friday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5:49 pm ET) Orioles third baseman Manny Machado is scheduled to start sliding on Friday, the first time since having knee surgery, MASN Sports reports. He will then begin playing approximately 3-5 extended spring training games before starting a minor-league rehab assignment.

Machado already has 17 at-bats in simulated games during his recovery and is expected to need the full 20 days on his minor-league rehab assignment, according to the report.

Jeremy Jeffress elects free agency
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(5:45 pm ET) Reliever Jeremy Jeffress did not accept an outright assignment from Toronto, electing to become a free agent, according to Yahoo! Sports on Thursday. Jeffress owned a 10.80 ERA over 3 1/3 innings pitched for Triple-A Buffalo.

Michael Brantley drives in four for Indians in Motown
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5:40 pm ET) Left fielder Michael Brantley was pretty much the entire offense for the Indians in Detroit on Thursday. In the process, he snuck into third among the American League RBI leaders with 14.

Brantley drove a two-run single to right off Justin Verlander in the fifth inning to break a 1-1 tie and slammed a two-run homer in the seventh to chop the deficit to 6-5.

It was his first multi-hit game since April 6, but he still owns a respectable stat line of .275/.362/.392.


Ji-Man Choi hit with 50-game PED suspension
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(5:39 pm ET) Mariners minor-league first baseman Ji-Man Choi was slapped with a 50-game suspension on Thursday after testing positive for methandienone, a performance-enhancing substance, MLB.com reports. He was placed on the restricted list for the duration of his suspension.

"A banned substance was detected in my urine sample," Choi said, per the Tacoma News Tribune. "I do not know what I could have taken that caused me to test positive. I have not and never would knowingly use anything illegal to enhance my performance."

Anthony Gose called up for twinbill
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5:34 pm ET) Blue Jays outfielder Anthony Gose was called up for Thursday's doubleheader against the Twins, according to the team's play-by-play broadcaster. He is expected to start at center field for the second game of the doubleheader. 

Lonnie Chisenhall remains sizzling with four-hit game
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5:33 pm ET) Indians designated hitter Lonnie Chisenhall neither scored nor drove in a run Thursday in Detroit, but he also made no outs. He slammed four singles from the ninth spot in the order to raise his batting average to .522.

Chisenhall was considered a prime candidate for demotion upon the impending return of Jason Giambi from a rehab assignment, but will quite likely stick around. He has hit safely in all seven games in which he has played this season.


 
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