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Indians activate Nick Swisher from DL, option Tyler Holt to Triple-A
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4:28 pm ET) The Indians have activated Nick Swisher from the 15-day disabled list with a knee injury and is in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game, according to MLB.com.

Swisher is yet to play in a game this season with the injury. He hit .208 with 42 RBI in 360 at-bats in 2014. With the roster move, Cleveland decided to option outfielder Tyler Holt to Triple-A Columbus. Holt went 0 for 3 with the Indians this season. 


Blue Jays' Danny Valencia sprains ankle after tripping on dugout steps
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4:27 pm ET) Blue Jays utility player Danny Valencia was unable to start Tuesday against the Yankees after spraining his ankle Monday. Valencia suffered the injury when he tripped on the stairs walking back from the dugout after Monday's game, per Sportsnet.ca.

Valencia is batting .333 (9 for 27) with three RBI, four doubles and five runs in his last seven games (six starts).


Pirates' Charlie Morton to throw bullpen session Wednesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4:26 pm ET) Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said that pitcher Charlie Morton will throw a bullpen session Wednesday rather than Tuesday, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Morton, who is recovering from September labrum injury, has seen action in a simulated game but has yet to begin a rehab assignment. He went 6-12 with a 3.72 ERA and 126:57 K:BB ratio in 157 1/3 innings in 2014.


Riding six-game hit streak, Cubs C Miguel Montero sits Tuesday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(4:26 pm ET) Cubs catcher Miguel Montero, who had started three straight behind the dish, was given the night off on Tuesday against the Cardinals. Montero has been heating up lately, as he is riding a six-game hitting streak heading into Tuesday's game. But manager Joe Maddon will opt to give him a rest with left-hander Tyler Lyons on the mound for St. Louis.

Welington Castillo , who hasn't played since April 28, was starting behind the dish on Tuesday.


Phillies may give Chase Utley Wednesday off too
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4:26 pm ET) Phillies second baseman Chase Utley was not in Tuesday's starting lineup, and manager Ryne Sandberg said that there was a "pretty good possibility" Utley would give Wednesday off too, per The News Journal

With an off day scheduled for Thursday, that would give Utley a three-day break, as the Phillies try to help him snap a season-opening slump. Utley is hitting just .103, with more strikeouts (14) than hits (9) in 87 at bats. 

"You really feel for the guy with everything he puts into it," Sandberg said.


Reds' Devin Mesoraco (hip) likely to get surgery at some point
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4:22 pm ET) Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco acknowledged Tuesday that his hip injury will likely require surgery to correct, but he's trying all possible treatments first, MLB.com reports.

Mesoraco would be on the shelf for four months if he undergoes surgery, and it appears he's resigned to eventually having the procedure, though he'll continue to see limited action while playing through the issue for now. He could return to the starting lineup this weekend as the team's designated hitter for a series in an American League park.


Mets move Cesar Puello to 60-day disabled list
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4:21 pm ET) The Mets moved outfielder Cesar Puello to the 60-day disabled list, per ESPN.

Puello was on the 15-day disabled list with a back injury. He hasn't played yet this season. The move opens up a spot on the 40-man roster for Johnny Monell, called up by the team on Tuesday.


Cubs RF Jorge Soler returns to lineup Tuesday, hits cleanup
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(4:21 pm ET) Cubs right fielder Jorge Soler returned to the starting lineup for Tuesday's contest against the Cardinals. Soler was hitting in the cleanup spot for the first time this season, as manager Joe Maddon did some juggling in his batting order.

Third baseman Kris Bryant was batting third on Tuesday, after hitting cleanup in each of his first 16 games of the year.


Rangers make multiple adjustments to starting lineup
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4:21 pm ET) The Rangers reshuffled their lineup for Tuesday's game against the Astros, slotting Carlos Corporan at catcher, Carlos Peguero in left field, Delino DeShields in center and Rougned Odor at second base, according to MLB.com.

All four were out of the lineup Monday. DeShields replaces Leonys Martin in center after Martin suffered a sprained left wrist trying to make a diving catch. The Rangers are currently the underdogs (+145) against Houston. 


A's 3B Brett Lawrie getting close to double-digit hitting streak
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4:15 pm ET) Athletics third baseman Brett Lawrie carries an eight-game hitting streak into Tuesday's game at Minnesota. Lawrie has also had multiple hits in three straight games.

Lawrie has never faced Twins rookie Trevor May in his career, but he is batting .263 with two double, two home runs and 12 RBI in 21 games against right-handed starters in 2015.

Lawrie is batting .367 (11 for 30) with one home run, two doubles, five runs and nine RBI during his hitting streak.


 
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