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Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts out of the lineup Tuesday
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4:04 pm ET) Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts is out of the starting lineup Tuesday against the Rays, the team announced. Bogaerts started the last four games for Boston, but will get the day off Tuesday, giving Brock Holt the start at short.

Holt is hitting .462 with five RBI in 26 at-bats this season.


Tigers' Joe Nathan to make rehab appearance Wednesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4:02 pm ET) Tigers pitcher Joe Nathan will make a rehab appearance with Triple-A Toledo Wednesday after playing catch Tuesday, MLB.com reports.

If all goes well with Wednesday's appearance, Nathan says he could be activated from the disabled list as early as Friday. The pitcher was able to throw his second bullpen session Monday without issue. He's on the disabled list with a right elbow flexor strain.

Manager Brad Ausmus said recently he won't decide what to do with the closer role until Nathan is healthy enough to return from the disabled list.


Rays reliever Jake McGee has rehab stint pushed back
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4:00 pm ET) The rehab assignment at Triple-A Durham has been delayed for Rays reliever Jake McGee, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

McGee is reporting that his elbow is fine, but that his overall body stiffness from an extended spring training stint is preventing him from starting the assignment.

The left-hander had been considered a viable closer candidate coming into the season. He saved 19 games and compiled a 1.89 ERA a year ago.


Orioles outfielder Delmon Young with good matchup Tuesday
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3:55 pm ET) Orioles outfielder Delmon Young has a solid track record against starting pitcher Mark Buerhle. Young has a career .396/.429/.660 slash line in 53 at-bats against Buerhle, who starts Tuesday for Toronto.

Young will bat fifth Tuesday for Baltimore.


Rays' Alex Cobb hopes to throw bullpen later this week
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3:54 pm ET) Rays pitcher Alex Cobb will play catch Tuesday and Wednesday, and he hopes to throw a bullpen session by the end of the week, the Tampa Tribune reports.

Cobb has remained limited to playing catch while working his way back from forearm tendinitis. As he'll likely need to go on a rehab assignment before being cleared for a return, it's likely he doesn't make his season debut until May.


Rays first baseman James Loney hopes to rejoin team this weekend
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3:53 pm ET) Rays first baseman James Loney is very close to a return to the majors, according to the Tampa Tribune. Loney is expecting to play in one minor league game this week and rejoin the Rays this weekend. 

Loney, who is currently on the 15-day DL with an oblique injury, has been out since the first game of the season with the injury.


Blue Jays' Jose Reyes leading off Tuesday, Devon Travis out
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3:51 pm ET) Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes is batting leadoff in Tuesday's matchup against the Orioles, while second baseman Devon Travis is out of the lineup.

Reyes was diagnosed with a small rib fracture last week after feeling a jolt of pain during an at-bat Thursday. He was ruled out through the weekend but is able to return to action Tuesday.

Travis left Sunday's game after getting hit with a pitch. He escaped serious injury after the team announced he was not dealing with a rib fracture, but he'll take a seat Tuesday. He said that the rib is bruised and sore, but he's not dealing with a pulled muscle or anything more serious, the Toronto Star reports. Ryan Goins will draw the start at second base.

The Blue Jays are favorites (-121) against the Orioles Tuesday.


Reds C Mesoraco unexpectedly sidelined again Tuesday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3:49 pm ET) It was anticipated that Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco (hip) would be back in the lineup Tuesday in Milwaukee, but he remains out. Mesoraco is not only dealing with the ailment, but had been away from the team on personal business.

Injuries have prevented Mesoraco from playing much this season. And when he has played he hasn't hit - he has just two hits in 21 at-bats.


Rays' Jeff Beliveau has shoulder impingement
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3:45 pm ET) Rays pitcher Jeff Beliveau said Tuesday that he has an impingement in his left shoulder, the Tampa Tribune reports.

Beliveau underwent an MRI Saturday, and he's scheduled to undergo more testing Wednesday. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday due to shoulder soreness.


Braves' Philip Gosselin gets start at short over Jace Peterson
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3:45 pm ET) Braves infielder Philip Gosselin will start at shortstop in Tuesday's game at the Mets, in place of regular starter Jace Peterson. He'll hit eighth in the lineup.

It's just Gosselin's second start at short this season. He's also started one game at third. 

Gosselin is hitting .100 this season, with a stolen base and two RBI. 

The Braves are +135 underdogs at the Mets. 


 
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