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Cardinals' Yadier Molina returns to the lineup, Jason Heyward out
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4:41 pm ET) Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina will return to the starting lineup Monday against the Phillies after missing two games with a knee injury, the team announced. 

Molina, who is hitting .294 with eight RBI in 51 at-bats, was replaced by Tony Cruz for the last two days while Molina recovered. He will bat sixth. 

Outfielder Jason Heyward is out of the lineup Monday after picking up a groin injury in Sunday's game. Mark Reynolds will take his place and bat fifth. Jhonny Peralta will slide up to Heyward's regular two spot in the batting order.

The Cardinals are currently the favorites (-145) against Philadelphia.


Rangers anticipate John Hamilton will join team in a few weeks
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4:41 pm ET) The Rangers have announced that they anticipate Josh Hamilton will join the big-league club in mid-to-late May, per USA Today.

That announcement was made before his press conference Monday after the trade from the Angels became official.

Hamilton will be joining the team's extended spring training program in Arizona in the next few days as he continues his rehab from shoulder surgery.


Athletics' Melvin: 'We feel good about' Eric O'Flaherty
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4:40 pm ET) Athletics lefty reliever Eric O'Flaherty has struggled early this season, but manager Bob Melvin is still optimistic about the way the southpaw has pitched, CSN Bay Area reports.

"The movement’s there," Melvin said. "The ball is down, (though) maybe not as many strikes. … We feel good about (O’Flaherty). It’s just that sometimes there are going to be periods when it’s not working out. This is one of them right now. You can’t just walk away from it. Plus, you only have so many guys down there."

O'Flaherty has allowed eight earned runs in 6 1/3 innings while striking out seven and walking four in his first seven appearances.


Illness might not keep Red Sox 1B Napoli on bench Monday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4:30 pm ET) Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli is not starting Monday against the White Sox, but that doesn't mean he won't play.

"He's under the weather," John Farrell told WEEI. "He's here, he's not completely unavailable, but he's not capable of starting right now. He's dealing with some illness."

Napoli has played in 18 of 19 games this season.


Rangers LF Carlos Peguero batting second Monday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4:20 pm ET) Left fielder Carlos Peguero is not only getting a rare start for the Rangers on Monday night against visiting Seattle, but he has been moved into the second spot in the lineup for only the second time this season. This will mark his first start in the last five games.

The promotion of sorts is certainly not performance-based. Peguero hasn't had a hit since April 14, after which he is 0-for-12.


Mariners' Jackson, Ackley, Morrison not in lineup Monday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4:19 pm ET) Mariners first baseman Logan Morrison and outfielders Austin Jackson and Dustin Ackley are not in the starting lineup for Monday's matchup with the Rangers.

The Mariners are slotting Justin Ruggiano in the leadoff slot and starting him in center field. It's the 19th time he's acted as his team's leadoff hitter, and he's posted a .177/.261/.380 line with four home runs and four stolen bases in 79 at-bats while in the No. 1 slot.

Rickie Weeks is getting the start in left field and batting sixth Monday, while Willie Bloomquist is playing first base and batting eighth.

The game is a dead heat in Las Vegas, with both teams having the same odds (-105).


Report: Red Sox not interested in catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4:12 pm ET) The Red Sox are reportedly not interested in bringing back catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, even at the league minimum, according to the Providence Journal.

Saltalamacchia was designated for assignment Monday by the Marlins after struggling to a .069 average in 29 at-bats this season. He played for Boston from 2010-2013, hitting .243 with 55 home runs and 182 RBI in his three seasons with the club. The Marlins have 10 days to trade Saltalamacchia and if they are unable to, he would clear waivers and be able to join any team. 


Royals' Yost hopes to start Chris Young Friday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4:07 pm ET) Royals manager Ned Yost said Monday that he hopes to start pitcher Chris Young Friday against the Tigers, but Young will remain available out of the bullpen over the next few days, the Kansas City Star reports.

The Royals need a start Friday with Edinson Volquez serving his five-game suspension, as he won't be eligible to make his next start until Saturday. Young has made four appearances out of the bullpen, giving up just two earned runs in 8 2/3 innings while striking out five and walking two.


Indians top prospect SS Francisco Lindor progressing in Triple-A
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4:05 pm ET) Although Indians general manager Chris Antonnetii is happy with the progress of shortstop Francisco Lindor in Triple-A, he said the organization's top prospect still needs more experience in the minors before he gets a call up to the major leagues, reports the Northeast Ohio Media Group.

MLB.com recently ranked Lindor as the fourth-best prospect in baseball.

Lindor is hitting .302 in 63 at-bats in Triple-A this year, with three doubles, eight runs scored and six stolen bases.


Mets pitcher Bobby Parnell to resume throwing Thursday
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4:04 pm ET) Mets pitcher Bobby Parnell is feeling better with his injured arm and is scheduled to resume throwing on a flat ground Thursday, according to ESPN.com.

Parnell, who is currently on the 15-day DL while recovering from Tommy John surgery,  said the forearm soreness he was dealing with last week has already dissipated while he had a few days off. Parnell has made three rehab appearances so far and is hoping to build his stamina back before joining the club.


 
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