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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. 


Orioles' Steve Pearce, Ryan Flaherty back in the lineup Tuesday
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3:45 pm ET) Orioles' Steve Pearce and catcher Ryan Flaherty are back in the starting lineup Tuesday after getting the day off Monday, per MASN Sports.

Pearce will bat second and play first base after not playing since Saturday. He is hitting .250 in eight career at-bats against Mark Buehrle with two doubles and a strike out. Flaherty is hitting .333 with two home runs and three RBI in 24 at-bats this season.

The Orioles are currently the underdogs (+125) against Toronto.


Phillies' Sizemore draws first start in six games with Haren on mound
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3:42 pm ET) Phillies outfielder Grady Sizemore drew his first start in six games Tuesday against the Marlins. Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg might have made the move given Sizemore's history against Marlins starting pitcher Dan Haren.

Sizemore is batting .550 (11 for 20) with two doubles, three home runs, four RBI, three walks and three strikeouts in his career against the veteran right-hander.


3B Yunel Escobar back in the lineup Tuesday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3:41 pm ET) Nationals third baseman Yunel Escobar has returned to the lineup for the Tuesday game against St. Louis after being sidelined since Saturday with a groin injury. He is batting sixth.

Escobar returns having sit safely in all but two games this year. He boasts a slash line of .286/.362/.405.


Braves start Chris Johnson at third over Alberto Callaspo
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3:40 pm ET) Braves third baseman Chris Johnson will start Tuesday's game against the Mets, over Alberto Callaspo. Johnson will hit fifth in the order.

With Tuesday's game, Johnson and Callaspo each have made six starts at third base this season. Neither player has started more than two games in a row. Johnson is hitting .320 with three RBI. 

The Braves are +135 underdogs at the Mets. 


Red Sox DH David Ortiz suspended one game, will appeal
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3:39 pm ET) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz has been suspended one game for bumping an umpire in Sunday's game against the Orioles, the league announced. He has elected to appeal the suspension.

Ortiz was ejected from Sunday's game for arguing balls and strikes, and his contact with the umpire during the confrontation has drawn a one-game suspension. The designated hitter has hit .220/.340/.390 with two home runs and four RBI in 41 at-bats.


Mets prospect Kevin Plawecki bats seventh in MLB debut
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3:32 pm ET) The Mets wasted little time getting catcher prospect Kevin Plawecki into the starting lineup following his promotion from Triple-A Las Vegas on Tuesday. Plawecki started and hit seventh on Tuesday against Braves right-hander Trevor Cahill.

Plawecki posted a .292/.368/.435/.803 slash line in four seasons in the minors (296 games). He also had 26 home runs, 72 doubles and 177 RBI.

Plawecki is considered the 63rd-best prospect in baseball by MLB.com and Baseball America.


Cubs option Arismendy Alcantara, transfer Mike Olt to 60-day DL
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3:32 pm ET) The Cubs optioned infielder Arismendy Alcantara to Triple-A Iowa Tuesday while also transferring third baseman Mike Olt to the 60-day disabled list.

Both moves clear 25-man and 40-man roster spots for top prospect Addison Russell, who is set to start at second base and bat ninth in his major-league debut Tuesday.

Alcantara was just 2 for 26 with five walks and one stolen base in 11 games with the Cubs. Olt is recovering from a hairline fracture in his wrist.


Tigers' Anthony Gose, Alex Avila back in the lineup Tuesday
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3:30 pm ET) Tigers center fielder Anthony Gose and cathcer Alex Avila are back in the starting lineup Tuesday, the team announced.

Gose and Avila sat out the last three games as Detroit faced three consecutive left-handed pitchers. Gose is hitting .393 in 28 at-bats so far this season while Avila is hitting .182 with one home run and three RBI in 22 at-bats.

The Tigers are currently the favorites (-115) over the Yankees Tuesday.


 
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