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There are almost too many two-start options for owners to sift through in advance of Week 4. Our Al Melchior shares his perspective on your rotations. Full story
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6Eric Young, NYM, LF22
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6Wandy Rodriguez, PIT, SP-13
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Chris Synder announces retirement
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12:41 am ET) Rangers Triple-A catcher Chris Synder announced his retirement Saturday, FOX Sports Southwest reports.

Snyder played 10 seasons in the majors, hitting .224/.328/.382 with 77 home runs and 298 RBI in 2,087 at-bats. He spent seven seasons with the Diamondbacks, also playing for the Pirates, Astros and Orioles.


Kenley Jansen comes away with save No. 6
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12:16 am ET) Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen worked his way around a base hit and recorded one strikeout in a scoreless frame, securing his sixth save of the season in an 8-6 victory over the Diamondbacks.

Jansen has allowed at least one hit in each of his last three appearances. He is 6 of 8 in save chances with a 4.50 ERA, a 1.90 WHIP and 18:5 K:BB ratio over 10 innings pitched.

Dan Haren picks up third win vs. Diamondbacks
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12:13 am ET) Dodgers starting pitcher Dan Haren picked up his third win of the season Saturday night against the Diamondbacks. The right-hander yielded five runs -- two earned -- on seven hits and no walks while striking out five over 7 1/3 innings pitched in an 8-6 victory.

Haren owns a 2.16 ERA and 1.00 WHIP along with 20:2 K:BB ratio over 25 innings in four starts. He'll make his next start Thursday at home against Philadelphia.

Mike Bolsinger gets rocked in first start
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12:08 am ET) Diamondbacks pitcher Mike Bolsinger got rocked Saturday night against the Dodgers, suffering his first loss of the season in an 8-6 defeat. The right-hander, making his first start of the season, surrendered seven runs -- six earned -- on seven hits and one walk while striking out five over four innings pitched.

Bolsinger has allowed eight earned runs over his first seven innings pitched through two appearances. He'll make his next start Thursday against the Cubs in Chicago.

Joakim Soria closes out White Sox
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2014) Rangers closer Joakim Soria entered Saturday's game against the White Sox in the ninth inning with a three-run advantage. He made quick work of the White Sox striking out one and needing just nine pitches to secure a 1-2-3 ninth inning and his third save of the season in a 6-3 victory.

Soria owns a 5.14 ERA and 1.00 WHIP with 7:2 K:BB ratio over seven innings pitched.

Colby Lewis collects first win of season
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2014) Rangers pitcher Colby Lewis fell two outs shy of a quality start on Saturday, but still managed to come away with his first win of the season in his team's 6-3 victory over the Tigers. He allowed one run on six hits and one walk while striking out four over 5 1/3 innings pitched.

Lewis owns a 4.22 ERA, a 1.41 WHIP and 8:1 K:BB ratio over 10 2/3 innings. He'll make his third start of the season Friday in Seattle.

Pablo Sandoval to get 'mental break' Sunday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2014) Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval will not play Sunday against the Padres as manager Bruce Bochy feels he needs a "mental break," the San Jose Mercury News reports.

Sandoval went 0 for 3 Saturday, dropping his season line to .171/.256/.286 with two home runs and six RBI in 70 at-bats. The Giants have scored one run in each of their last three games, all losses.


Jose Quintana gets rocked in loss to Rangers
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2014) White Sox pitcher Jose Quintana was hit hard and was pegged his with his first loss of the season Saturday night against the Rangers in Texas. The left-hander permitted five runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out one over five innings of a 6-3 defeat.

Quintana has yielded eight runs over his last three starts (18 innings). He owns a 3.75 ERA and 1.38 WHIP over 24 innings pitched. He'll look to make his next start Thursday in Detroit.

Shane Victorino goes hitless in rehab debut
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2014) Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino had an uneventful start to his minor-league rehab assignment at Triple-A Pawtucket Saturday night. He finished 0 for 3 in his first game action since suffering a hamstring injury. He's expected to re-evaluated after his third game before the team can establish a timetable for his return.

Michael Morse hits home run in loss Saturday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2014) Giants outfielder Michael Morse scored his team's only run Saturday, going 1 for 3 with a solo home run in the Giants' 3-1 loss to the Padres.

It was the third home run of the season for Morse, who went deep off San Diego starter Eric Stults in the fifth inning. He has hit .302/.373/.547 with 11 RBI in 53 at-bats.


 
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