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Jake Elmore gets first start of season for Rays
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(2:34 pm ET) Rays second baseman Jake Elmore is in the starting lineup for the first time this season. Elmore will bat eighth in the lineup. 

Regular second baseman Logan Forsythe moves to first base. It's his fourth start of the season at the position. 

The Rays are +102 money line underdogs to visiting Toronto. 


Tim Beckham replaces David DeJesus at Rays DH
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(2:30 pm ET) Rays DH David DeJesus is not in the team's starting lineup for Saturday's game. In his place, Tim Beckham becomes the eighth Rays player to start at designated hitter this season. 

Beckham has five starts at second base and two at shortstop this season. He went 2 for 2 with two RBI and a home run after entering Friday's game as a pinch hitter. 

The Rays are +102 money line underdogs against visiting Toronto. 


Cards' Jaime Garcia (shoulder) throws simulated game Saturday
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(2:30 pm ET) Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said pitcher Jaime Garcia (shoulder) threw 44 pitches Saturday in a simulated game and will try to increase his pitch count in his next simulated game scheduled for Thursday, according to MLB.com. 

Garcia has been out since spring training with shoulder inflammation related to surgery. 

He's been pitching to live hitters the last few weeks but Saturday was his first simulated game.


Bobby Wilson starts in place of Rene Rivera as Rays catcher
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(2:26 pm ET) Rays catcher Rene Rivera is not listed in the starting lineup for Saturday's game. 

Bobby Wilson gets the start behind the plate, batting ninth in the order. It's his fifth start of the year and second in five games. 

The Rays are +102 money line underdogs against visiting Toronto. 


Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez to throw to live hitters on Thursday
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(2:10 pm ET) Marlins starting pitcher Jose Fernandez (Tommy John surgery) is scheduled to throw 15 pitches to live hitters on Thursday, reports MLB.com.

Fernandez has been out since May 2014 after undergoing Tommy John surgery.

He is expected to return to the Marlins by late June or early July.

MRI on Marlins' Christian Yelich shows bulging disk
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(1:50 pm ET) An MRI on Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich showed a bulging disk in his lower back, per MLB.com.

Yelich is on the 15-day disabled list, and the team is confident that, despite the MRI findings, Yelich will be ready to return to the lineup at the end of the 15 days, in early May.


Astros' Chris Carter replaces Evan Gattis at DH
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(1:30 pm ET) Astros DH Evan Gattis is not listed in the team's starting lineup for Saturday's game at Oakland. After 11 straight starts at DH, Gattis heads to the bench, replaced at DH by first baseman Chris Carter

Marwin Gonzalez gets his third start of the year at first base, batting eighth in the lineup. 

The Astros are +105 money line underdogs at Oakland. 


Jake Marisnick misses second straight for Astros
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(1:28 pm ET) For the second straight game, Astros center fielder Jake Marisnick was not in the starting lineup on Saturday. 

Marisnick is dealing with a leg injury. For the second straight day, he's replaced in center by Colby Rasmus.  

The Astros are +105 money line underdogs at Oakland. 


White Sox place Matt Albers on disabled list
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(1:20 pm ET) The White Sox placed pitcher Matt Albers on the 15-day disabled list, after he suffered a compression fracture in a finger on his pitching hand.

Albers suffered the injury during the team's brawl with Kansas City. The team believes he will be able to return at the end of the 15 days. 


Trevor Bauer a last-minute scratch for Indians, T.J. House gets start
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(1:18 pm ET) Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer was a last-minute scratch for Saturday's start against Detroit. 

Bauer is battling an illness and, after doing pre-game long toss, informed the staff that he wouldn't be able to start. 

LHP T.J. House gets the start. 


 
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