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Jose Tabata returns Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1:36 pm ET) Pirates outfielder Jose Tabata returned to the starting lineup Friday.

Tabata missed Wednesday's game due to concussion-like symptoms. While he didn't start Thursday, he was used off the bench during the game. Tabata will play right field and hit seventh Friday.


Jon Jay being rewarded for strong play


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12:11 pm ET) Cardinals outfielder Jon Jay has started three of the last four games in center, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

The club brought in Peter Bourjos in the offseason, but he hasn't produced to open the season. Manager Mike Matheny said Jay has been playing well enough to warrant more playing time. "Jon had four quality at-bats (Wednesday)," Matheny said. "It’s a good day for him to keep that swing going."

Jay is hitting .250 in 28 at-bats. 


Thefts becoming harder to get for Mike Trout


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11:22 am ET) It might fall under the category of nitpicking for arguably the most productive hitter in the game, but the dropoff in stolen bases for Mike Trout has become noticeable.

That number dropped from 49 in 2012 to 33 last season. He has just one in 15 games this year. One reason is the lack of opportunities. He has been on first base with second unoccupied just 10 times in 2014. Left-handers, who are generally tougher to run against, have been on the mound in six of those instances. The Angels led 11-1 in another.

Trout explained as well that he is receiving more attention. "Pitchers have been giving me a lot of different looks," he told the Orange County Register. "You don't want to run into outs, but we're going to stay aggressive for sure."


Jay Bruce remains in cleanup spot


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11:12 am ET) Reds outfielder Jay Bruce will remain in the cleanup spot Friday against the Cubs.

Bruce has struggled to open the season, hitting just .152 in 46 at-bats. He was briefly moved down to fifth in the order earlier this week, but the move appeared to be temporary. Bruce returned to the fourth spot the following game, and, after a day off Thursday, he'll hit cleanup Friday.

Bruce will look to get things going against Cubs ace Jeff Samardzija.


Jason Kubel remains one of early-season surprises


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11:05 am ET) Twins left fielder Jason Kubel could not have possibly kept up the pace he forged in the first week of the season, but has remained productive.

He was batting .462 with four doubles, one home run and six RBI through April 9. He is 5 for 24 since, but has three RBI in the last two games and his comeback after a lost, injury-plagued 2013 has been one of the most intriguing stories early in 2014. He has been placed in the middle of a Minnesota lineup that lacks power and owns a stat line of .340/.420/.521.

Kubel is just one year removed from a 90-RBI season with Arizona.


Carlos Beltran could be out after taking tumble Thursday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10:28 am ET) Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran might sideline himself for the Friday night game at Tampa Bay after taking a tumble over the wall at Tropicana Field on Thursday that resulted in a sore left shoulder and right wrist.

He told the Newark Star-Ledger he would determine his health Friday morning before informing Joe Girardi of his decision.

His loss would be felt. Despite taking an 0 for 5 in the opener of the four-game series, he is 11 for 30 with four home runs in the last eight games.


Justin Ruggiano gets a rest Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10:20 am ET) Cubs outfielder Justin Ruggiano will get a rest Friday against the Reds.

Ryan Sweeney is set to take over in center, while Junior Lake will start in left. Ruggiano has been mostly utilized as a spot-starter most of the year due to Emilio Bonifacio's hot start. Ruggiano is hitting just .143 in 21 at-bats. 


John Farrell to contemplate lineup possibilities


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10:14 am ET) The impending return of Shane Victorino from the disabled list will provide John Farrell intriguing lineup options.

Victorino will almost certainly be plugged back into the second hole, but Farrell might place emerging Xander Bogaerts into the leadoff spot rather than move him down. That would result in Dustin Pedroia batting third.

That lineup would give the Red Sox a right-left-right configuration at the top of the order that Farrell covets, according to ESPN.

Bogaerts has earned consideration to take over the leadoff spot with an on-base percentage of .397.


Andrew McCutchen finally slugs first homer


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12:26 am ET) Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen brought his season-opening power outage to an end Thursday, in an 11-2 win over the Brewers.

McCutchen's  homerless drought reached 15 games with the end of his last appearance, and he wasn't interested in letting it leak into a 16th game, as he took Yovani Gallardo deep in the bottom of the first for a 422-foot slam to center field. McCutchen drove in two runs on that swing, and added one more RBI on a fielder's choice later in the game, finishing 1 for 5 and extending his hitting streak to six games.

McCutchen has set the bar pretty high with his play in recent seasons, so his .262/.378/.410 line through 16 games is a disappointment so far. He has still driven in eight runs and score seven, with six extra-base hits in 61 at-bats. 


Jarrod Dyson placed on bereavement leave


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12:12 am ET) Royals outfielder Jarrod Dyson was placed on bereavement leave following Thursday's game against the Astros, according to the Kansas City Star. Dyson is batting .125 with one hit in just eight at-bats.

Denard Span gets through rehab game without issue


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2014) Nationals outfielder Denard Span played in his first rehab game Friday at Class A Hagerstown, as part of his recovery from a concussion.

Span played in the field and batted four times, and seemed to have no trouble, scoring three times. He went 1 for 2 with two walks, while adding an RBI.

Span is likely to play in one more rehab game before making a possible return this weekend. 


Micheal Cuddyer leaves with hamstring


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2014) Rockies outfielder Michael Cuddyer was forced to leave Thursday's game against the Padres in the seventh inning due to cramping in his left hamstring. The team is officially listing him as day to day moving forward, according to MLB.com.

Cuddyer went 0 for 3 in the game, dropping his batting average to .317,  the lowest it has been all season. 


Shin-Soo Choo hits first one out


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2014) Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo hasn't provided much run production this season, but he found his power stroke in an 8-6 win over the Mariners Thursday.

Choo hit his first home run of the season Thursday, a solo shot in the second inning. He added a single later in the game, finishing 2 for 5 with a pair of strikeouts.

Choo hasn't hit for much power for the Rangers, but he has been doing his typically excellent job getting on base. Though he didn't hit his first home run until his 16th game of the season, he is hitting .293/.417/.414 on the season. 


Angel Pagan pinch-hits, expected back Friday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2014) Giants outfielder Angel Pagan's sore knee was not such a serious issue that he could not appear in Thursday's game against the Dodgers. He grounded out as a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning, and manager Bruce Bochy told MLB.com he expected Pagan to be in the lineup Friday for the series opener against the Padres. 

Dustin Ackley registers fifth multi-hit game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2014) Mariners outfielder Dustin Ackley enjoyed his fifth multi-hit game of the season Thursday afternoon against the Rangers.

Ackley singled in the second inning and doubled in two runs in the third inning. He finished 2 for 4 with two RBI in an 8-6 defeat. He is hitting .294/.333/.471 with one home run and nine RBI in 51 at-bats.

Corey Hart reaches base four times in loss to Rangers


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2014) Corey Hart played his first game in the outfield on Thursday for the Mariners, and snapped out of his recent funk with his fourth home run of the season in an 8-6 defeat to the Rangers.

Hart took starter Tanner Scheppers deep for a solo home run in the third inning. He added a double and finished 2 for 3 with two walks, a run scored and an RBI. He is hitting .233/.313/.535 with four home runs and six RBI in 43 at-bats.

Shane Victorino will start rehab assignment Saturday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2014) Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino will begin his minor-league rehab assignment on Saturday at Triple-A Pawtucket, the Boston Globe reports. Victorino is recovering from a right hamstring strain and remains hopeful of coming off the disabled list when eligible.

Lorenzo Cain placed on 15-day DL


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2014) As expected, the Royals placed outfielder Lorenzo Cain on the 15-day disabled list because of a groin strain on Thursday, the team announced. Cain was removed from Wednesday's contest with the injury. He is hitting .333 (14 for 42) with five RBI in 12 games.

Michael Brantley drives in four for Indians in Motown


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2014) Left fielder Michael Brantley was pretty much the entire offense for the Indians in Detroit on Thursday. In the process, he snuck into third among the American League RBI leaders with 14.

Brantley drove a two-run single to right off Justin Verlander in the fifth inning to break a 1-1 tie and slammed a two-run homer in the seventh to chop the deficit to 6-5.

It was his first multi-hit game since April 6, but he still owns a respectable stat line of .275/.362/.392.


Anthony Gose called up for twinbill


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2014) Blue Jays outfielder Anthony Gose was called up for Thursday's doubleheader against the Twins, according to the team's play-by-play broadcaster. He is expected to start at center field for the second game of the doubleheader. 

Eric Young on extended tear for Mets


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2014) Mets leadoff hitter Eric Young has broken free from an early-season slump in style and with consistency. He opened the year 0 for 15 but is since batting .350 with 14 hits in 40 at-bats. He also has six hits in his last three games.

The result has been many trips down the third-base line to home plate. Young has scored 12 runs in the last eight games. He is tied for the National League lead in that department.


Ryan Braun returns to lineup Thursday after day off


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2014) Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun received one game off Wednesday to rest his ailing thumb, but is back in the lineup Thursday as his team plays in Pittsburgh.

Braun has struggled with the thumb, which in turn has limited his power this season. Aside from a three-homer, seven-RBI game in Philadelphia on April 8, he is batting .243 with no home runs and just three RBI.


Colby Rasmus picks up two hits Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2014) Blue Jays outfielder Colby Rasmus picked up two hits Thursday against the Twins.

Rasmus was one of the only bright spots for Toronto. The team was shut out by pitcher Kyle Gibson. Rasmus, along with Josh Thole, were the only two Blue Jays to collect two hits during the game. Rasmus had to serve as the designated hitter as he was working his way back from a hamstring injury.


Brett Gardner on the bench Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2014) Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner is not in the team's starting lineup Thursday against the Rays.

Gardner will be replaced by Ichiro Suzuki in left field. It's assumed that it's just a normal day off for Gardner, as he's not dealing with any known injuries at this time. 


Ben Revere slams three hits, including game-winner


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2014) Phillies outfielder Ben Revere began the game Thursday against visiting Atlanta on a hitless streak that had extended to 12 at-bats. He ended it as the hero.

Revere went 3 for 4 and broke a scoreless tie with a two-out RBI single in the eighth inning. He had already singled in the first and sixth. He raised his batting average for .204 to .250 with the fine performance.


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