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Dodgers' Puig, Crawford, Uribe out of lineup Sunday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12:52 pm ET) Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig, left fielder Carl Crawford and third baseman Juan Uribe are not in the starting lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Rockies.

Puig was able to return from a tight hamstring Saturday and go 2 for 3 with a walk, but manager Don Mattingly said that the outfielder had a noticeable limp while playing nine innings. Crawford is out of the lineup for the second straight day due to illness. Uribe is sitting for the first time in four games.

With the trio sidelined, Justin Turner will bat second and play third base, Andre Ethier will bat fifth and start in right field and Scott Van Slyke will start in left field and bat sixth against Rockies right-hander Eddie Butler.

Despite the multiple absences, the Dodgers are heavy favorites (-165) Sunday.


Brandon Workman still 2-3 weeks away from throwing for Red Sox
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(12:51 pm ET) Brandon Workman is still two-to-three weeks away from starting a throwing program, Red Sox manager John Farrell said. 

Workman received a PRP (platelet-rich-plasma) injection earlier in the week, to help stimulate healing of his injured elbow ligament. 

"He’s still probably two or three weeks away from initiating any type of throwing program," Farrell said, per WEEI. "So he’ll remain here in Boston. There are some changes to the ligament. To what extent, or percentage of tear, I don’t have that. But that is why he received the injection he did."


Jesse Hahn confident he'll make next start for Athletics
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(12:45 pm ET) Athletics starting pitcher Jesse Hahn was forced to leave Saturday's game with a blister on his right middle finger. 

On Sunday, Hahn was wearing a bandage on the finger, but he was confident he wouldn't miss a start, per the Bay Area News Group.

There's still a possibility that the blister will keep him out of the April 23 start, however, so that the blister can heal fully. Jesse Chavez would get the start in his place, per MLB.com.  


Masahiro Tanaka's next start up in the air for Yankees
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(12:28 pm ET) Yankees manager Joe Girardi isn't sure when Masahiro Tanaka's next start will be. 

The possibility of rain on Monday is causing the uncertainty. Girardi said that Tanaka could start Thursday or Friday, depending on whether Monday's game is played as scheduled, per MLB.com.


Yankees' Carlos Beltran still 'weak', may play on Monday
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(12:26 pm ET) Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran still feels "weak" from the illness that has kept him out of the lineup for the last two games, according to manager Joe Girardi. 

The team is hopeful that Beltran will be able to play against Detroit on Monday, per MLB.com


Athletics' Brett Lawrie playing on Sunday, will have Monday off
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(12:24 pm ET) Athletics third baseman Brett Lawrie is in Sunday's lineup, despite being hit on the left elbow by a pitch in Saturday's game. Lawrie told the Bay Area News Group that his elbow was "good to go" on Sunday.

Lawrie will have Monday off, but that is a scheduled off day, not injury-related. 


Carlos Carrasco, Trevor Bauer trading spots in Indians' rotation
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(12:21 pm ET) The Indians are shuffling places in their starting rotation. Carlos Carrasco and Trevor Bauer will swap places, per MLB.com

Bauer is now going to start on Monday and Carrasco will get the ball for Tuesday's game. 


Tigers' Victor Martinez 'certainly not 100 percent' but will play
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(12:18 pm ET) Tigers DH Victor Martinez is still battling knee soreness, but it shouldn't force him from the lineup. 

Manager Brad Ausmus said that Martinez is "certainly not 100 percent", per the Detroit Free Press, but he doesn't anticipate sitting Martinez down against right handed pitchers in the near future. 


White Sox's Jake Petricka throws another scoreless inning in rehab
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(12:13 pm ET) White Sox pitcher Jake Petricka threw another scoreless inning on Saturday. Petricka is on minor league injury rehab in Triple-A Charlotte as he tries to return from the 15-day disabled list for an elbow injury.

Petricka walked two and struck out two in the sixth inning. He threw 12 strikes in 24 pitches.

White Sox manager Robin Ventura said he got good reports on the appearance, per MLB.com


Padres' Justin Upton (quad) out of lineup Sunday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12:09 pm ET) Padres left fielder Justin Upton is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Cubs due to a quad strain.

It'll be the first game this season Upton hasn't started for the Padres. He's hit .326/.373/.630 with three home runs and eight RBI in 46 at-bats. He felt better after receiving postgame treatment, MLB.com reports, and the injury doesn't appear to be serious.

With Upton sidelined, Will Venable will draw the start in left field, while catcher Derek Norris will shift to the cleanup spot after not starting Saturday.

The Padres are underdogs (+120) in Chicago Sunday.


 
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