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Report: Josh Hamilton trade expected to be completed Monday


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(4/26/2015) The trade of outfielder Josh Hamilton from the Angels to the Rangers is expected to be completed Monday, with Hamilton then reporting to Texas' spring training site in Arizona to continue his rehab from offseason surgery, per MLB.com. 

The trade was rumored to have been completed Sunday, but complications arose in finalizing the deal. The Rangers are expected to hold a press conference announcing the trade on Monday. Hamilton is expected to play several games in Triple-A before being called up to the Rangers. 


Athletics outfielder Coco Crisp could start batting practice next week


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Athletics outfielder Coco Crisp may begin taking live batting practice at the end of the week, according to CSN Bay Area.

Crisp, who has been on the 15-day DL since the beginning of the season with an elbow injury, will need to go on a rehab assignment before return to the team, manager Bob Melvin said. He has been able to take dry swings and play catch, but nothing further.


Athletics pitcher Jarrod Parker scheduled to throw five innings Tuesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Athletics pitcher Jarrod Parker is scheduled to throw five innings with roughly 75 pitches in his second rehab start for Class-A Stockton Tuesday, according to CSN Bay Area.

Parker, who is currently on the 15-day DL with an elbow injury, is still some time from rejoining the club in Oakland as he recovers from Tommy John surgery. Parker posted a 12-8 record with 134 strikeouts and a 3.97 ERA in 2014.


Yankees' Jose Pirela goes 0 for 4 in first rehab game


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Jose Pirela returned to the field with the Yankees' Class A team in Tampa. Pirela, on the disabled list after suffering a concussion, is on a minor league injury rehab stint that started on Sunday. 

Pirela didn't play the field, batting second and DHing on Sunday. He went 0 for 4 with a run scored. 


Rangers pitcher Kyuji Fujikawa to be evaluated Monday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Rangers pitcher Kyuji Fujikawa was able to throw 1/3 of an inning on 10 pitches for Triple-A Round Rock Saturday, according to MLB.com.

Fujikawa, who has spent the first three weeks of the season on the 15-day DL with a groin injury, threw 10 pitches in the scoreless appearance. It was his fifth rehab appearance in Triple-A and Fujikawa is expected to be re-evaluated Monday in Arlington to decide what the next step is.


Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco throws five innings in rehab start


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco was able to throw five innings with 66 pitches in his rehab start for Class-A Cedar Rapids Sunday, according to the team.

Nolasco, who is currently on the 15-day DL with an elbow injury, said he felt good after the outing. Nolasco has appeared in just one game this season for Minnesota, posting an 0-1 record with four walks and two strikeouts in three innings of work. 

Twins manager Paul Molitor said he would discuss Nolasco's status with GM Terry Ryan. 

"Ricky threw the ball well," Molitor said. "Velocity was 91-93, settled in around 92 and had no physical restraint, so [a decision is] going to be coming around here pretty soon."


Jacoby Ellsbury not in Yankees' lineup on Sunday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is out of the lineup for Sunday' night's game. 

Ellsbury has been bothered by hip tightness, although treatment has helped with the problem. He was due for a day off soon anyway, so manager Joe Girardi gave him Sunday to rest the hip. The team was hopeful that Ellsbury would be back in the lineup on Monday. 

"His hip got a little tight yesterday," Girardi said. "I don’t know if it's from one of his sliding catches that he irritated it on, but I just decided, let's give him today and I’ll give him about 48 hours to see if he could play tomorrow."


Orioles' J.J. Hardy (shoulder) will need 3-4 rehab games


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy is expected to go through three-to-four rehab games following a cortisone injection he received in his injured shoulder, according to The Baltimore Sun

Hardy isn't expected to take part any activities until Wednesday, though. Then he'll begin the rehab process. it's expected for Hardy to be back with the Orioles in a week.  


Under best-case scenario, Rays' Jake McGee could return May 5


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) There is a chance that Rays pitcher Jake McGee returns by May 5 to face the Red Sox, according to MLB.com. 

McGee, who has been recovering from elbow surgery, is scheduled to make rehab appearances on Tuesday and Friday. He said that if everything goes well, there's a chance he could be back with the Rays for a May 5 start in Boston. 

If not, that day will be treated as another rehab start. 

"My velo is good," McGee said. "Everything depends on location and recovery."


Alex Colome earns win in second Triple-A rehab start


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Rays pitcher Alex Colome made the second start of his minor-league injury rehab assignment at Triple-A Durham on Sunday. 

Colome earned the win, allowing one run over six innings. He gave up four hits and walked no one, striking out six. 

Colome threw 45 strikes in 63 pitches and lowered his ERA to 1.93


Report: Hamilton trade from Angels to Rangers could happen Sunday


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) The Angels could finalize trading outfielder Josh Hamilton to the Rangers on Sunday, according to a report from MLB.com

This has been in the works over the past few days as the Angels seemed inclined to move on from Hamilton. 


Indians' Trevor Bauer to try to throw on Sunday, Tuesday start unsure


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Indians' starter Trevor Bauer will try to play catch on Sunday. Bauer was scratched from Saturday's start with an illness. Right now, he's slotted to start on Tuesday, filling in for T.J. House, who started in Bauer's place on Saturday. 

Manager Terry Francona said the team wasn't sure if Tuesday's start was in jeopardy, per MLB.com.


Royals' Greg Holland cleared to begin throwing on Sunday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Royals pitcher Greg Holland has been cleared to begin throwing, per the Kansas City Star. Holland is on the 15-day disabled list with a pectoral strain. 

Holland was scheduled to begin throwing on Sunday by playing catch. 


Yankees send Jose Pirela to Class A for injury rehab


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Yankees infielder Jose Pirela will begin a minor league injury rehab at Class A Tampa on Sunday. 

Pirela was in the Tampa lineup on Sunday, at designated hitter. 

Pirela is on the disabled list with a concussion. 


White Sox call up Scott Carroll, Daniel Webb, DFA Eric Surkamp


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) With a suspended game, followed by a regularly-scheduled game on Sunday, the White Sox made several roster moves. 

Reliever Scott Carroll was called up from Triple-A Charlotte. He'll take the place of Matt Albers, who was placed on the disabled list. 

To make room for Carroll on the 40-man roster, the Sox designated LHP Eric Surkamp for assignment. 

In addition, since the White Sox will be playing two games on Sunday, the team took advantage of the 26th man rule to call up pitcher Daniel Webb for the second game. 


Blue Jays' Jose Bautista getting acupuncture on sore shoulder


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista has missed five games with a sore shoulder. He told the media that the injury was improving, and he's hopeful that he'll be able to play in Toronto's upcoming series with Boston. 

Bautista's treatment of the injury has included acupuncture on the shoulder, per TSN Radio. He remains day-to-day.


Tigers' Al Alburquerque may have sinus infection


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Tigers reliever Al Alburquerque will see a doctor on Sunday to evaluate the illness that has been bothering him. The Tigers suspect that Alburquerque may have a sinus infection, per MLB.com.

In his last appearance, Alburquerque gave up four runs in two innings on Friday. 


Jose Bautista to miss fifth straight for Blue Jays


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista is not in Sunday's starting lineup, the fifth straight game that he's been out.

Bautista is battling a shoulder injury. The Blue Jays will use the same outfield alignment as Saturday, with Michael Saunders in right, Dalton Pompey in left and Kevin Pillar in center. Prior to Saturday, the three outfielders had combined for one start this season at their respective positions.

The Jays are +122 money line underdogs at Tampa Bay.


Rays' Desmond Jennings (knee) not in lineup Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Blue Jays.

Jennings was removed from Saturday's game due to knee soreness and, one day later, he'll miss his first start of the season. He has hit .222/.306/.238 with five stolen bases in 63 at-bats.

The Rays are favorites (-135) against the Blue Jays Sunday.


Indians' Trevor Bauer (illness) penciled in to start Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Indians pticher Trevor Bauer (illness) is listed as the probable starter for Tuesday's matchup with the Royals.

Bauer had to be scratched from Saturday's scheduled start against the Tigers at the last minute due to food poisoning. He'll look to put a cap on his excellent April in a home start Tuesday. Bauer is 2-0 with a 0.95 ERA and 26:11 K:BB ratio in 19 innings.


Orioles' J.J. Hardy won't throw until Wednesday after cortisone shot


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/25/2015) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy received a cortisone shot in his injured shoulder and will not be able to throw until Wednesday, manager Buck Showalter said per CSN Baltimore.

Hardy, who rejoined the team Saturday, is still on the 15-day DL with the shoulder injury and has not yet played in a rehab game on his road to recovery.


Twins pitcher Trevor May leaves after line drive bounces off his arm


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/25/2015) Twins pitcher Trevor May was forced to leave Saturday's game against the Mariners after taking a line driver off his arm, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

With one out in the third, May gave up a liner to third baseman Kyle Seager, who ripped it right back to him. May tried to stay in the game, but was replaced by Tim Stauffer. He allowed two runs on three hits with five strikeouts in 3 1/3 innings against Seattle.

"It was one of the few spots near the elbow where it is OK to get hit by a ball and it just looks like a little bruising," May said to the Star Tribune. "At that point, I just wanted to make a play and then deal with it after."

X-rays were negative and May is considered day-to-day with the injury.


Rays' Desmond Jennings leaves game Saturday with knee soreness


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/25/2015) Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings was forced to leave Saturday's game against the Blue Jays with knee soreness, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Jennings left in the eighth inning after going 1 for 3 with two strikeouts. He is considered day to day with the injury. He's hitting .222 with two RBI in 63 at-bats this season.


MRI on Mariners P Hisashi Iwakuma (lat) reveals strain, out 2-4 weeks


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/25/2015) A second MRI on Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma's right lat muscle revealed a Grade 1 strain, indicating the right hander will miss two to four weeks, per MLB.com. 

The status of Iwakuma's injury had been on hold until a second MRI could be performed. 

Iwakuma (0-1, 6.61 ERA) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday due to a right lat strain.


Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy inching closer to return


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/25/2015) Orioles shortstip J.J. Hardy rejoined his teammates Saturday in Baltimore and is reportedly feeling better, according to MLB.com.

Hardy, who is currently on the 15-day DL with a left shoulder strain, has yet to play in a rehab game and is still working with the team to determine his next step.

"I think he still feels just a little bit [on his swing]," bench coach John Russell, filling in for manager Buck Showalter, said on Saturday. "I can't go into a lot of detail. I'll let Buck handle more of that. I do know he's making very good progress, so knock on wood that's a good sign."


 
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