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Chase Headley exits game with calf strain
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7:51 pm ET) Padres third baseman Chase Headley was forced to leave Thursday's game against the Nationals because of a right calf strain, MLB.com reports.

Headley sustained the injury coming out of batters box during his first at-bat in the second inning. It's the same calf injury that kept him sidelined for a good portion of spring training. He was replaced by Alexi Amarista.

Headley is hitting .186 with two home runs and seven RBI in 70 at-bats. His status remains up in the air for the second game of a four-game series on Friday.

Travis Jankowski to miss 'significant time' due to broken wrist
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7:45 pm ET) Padres outfield prospect Travis Jankowski will miss a "significant" amount of time after suffering a broken bone in his left wrist on Wednesday, MLB.com reports.

Jankowski, the 44th overall pick in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, injured his wrist while running into the fence after making a catch. He was hitting .254 in his first 67 at-bats for Double-A San Antonio.


Oscar Taveras back in action at Triple-A
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(7:39 pm ET) Cardinals outfield prospect Oscar Taveras returned to the starting lineup for Triple-A Memphis on Thursday. He's starting at left field and hitting third in the lineup, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Taveras his left ankle running out of the batter's box on Monday. He is hitting .299 with a .493 slugging percentage, .849 OPS, three home runs, four doubles and 12 RBI in 18 Triple-A games this season.

David Phelps will pitch while Michael Pineda is suspended
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7:32 pm ET) The Yankees will have David Phelps step into the rotation in place of Michael Pineda moving forward, FOXSports.com reports. Pineda was handed a 10-game suspension after being discovered with pine tar on his neck during Wednesday's start, so Phelps could receive as many as two starts in Pineda's place, though the schedule has yet to be determined.  

Manny Machado could return in Minnesota
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7:12 pm ET) Orioles infielder Manny Machado will play both second and third base on his minor-league rehab assignment beginning Friday in Class A Frederick, and might only be a week away from returning to the majors. The Baltimore Sun reports Machado is expected back for the start of a series against the Twins May 2, in Minnesota, assuming he does not suffer a setback while on assignment. 

Dylan Bundy throwing 40 pitches Friday
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(7:04 pm ET) Orioles pitcher Dylan Bundy will toss another bullpen session Friday, as he continues to recovery from his recovery from Tommy John surgery. He has been cleared to throw 40 pitches, and mix in curveballs for the second time. 

Jim Johnson could soon be 'part of ninth-inning mix'
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(6:55 pm ET) Athletics manager Bob Melvin told the San Francisco Chronicle on Thursday that reliever Jim Johnson could soon "be part of the mix in the ninth inning." The A's have been using a closer-by-committee approach since Johnson's last blown save.

Since losing the closer role on April 9, Johnson has tossed five straight scoreless outings, none of which have come in the ninth inning. He's allowed five hits and two walks while striking out six in 6 2/3 scoreless innings since his last ninth-inning meltdown.

A.J. Griffin will seek second opinion on Tuesday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6:39 pm ET) Athletics starting pitcher A.J. Griffin (elbow) will get a second option from Dr. Thomas Mehlhoff on his injured elbow on Tuesday, the San Francisco Chronicle reports on Thursday.

Griffin began throwing this week, but has not been "feeling great," according to the report. Prior to that, he had been shut down for just over a month due to flexor tendinitis. Surgery remains a possibility for the 26-year-old, who posted a 3.83 ERA in 200 innings last year.

Matt Albers won't get the green light Thursday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6:31 pm ET) Astros pitcher Matt Albers will be unavailable for the third straight day on Thursday due to right shoulder stiffness, the Houston Chronicle reports. Albers has been sidelined since Monday due to the ailment. He has allowed just one earned run in 10 innings while striking out eight and walking three in eight appearances.

Will Middlebrooks expected back Friday
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6:12 pm ET) Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks finished his minor-league rehab assignment hitless in 10 at-bats after going 0 for 4 for Triple-A Pawtucket Thursday, but the team has deemed him ready to return from a calf injury. The Boston Globe reports Middlebrooks is expected to be activated Friday for the team's series beginning in Toronto.

 
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