Yangervis Solarte moves across infield to third base
The return of Jedd Gyorko to the lineup has forced
Solarte has been tearing it up at the plate since the trade that brought him from the Yankees. He has seven hits in 21 at-bats with five runs scored, one home run and one RBI in each of the five games he's played.
Ian Kennedy set to start Saturday after being skipped
What was expected has been confirmed -
Kennedy can only hope the time off doesn't derail his momentum. He is 3-0 in his last five outings with four quality starts and nine runs allowed in 32 innings.
Jonny Gomes: I'm braced to leave Boston
Gomes is attractive to teams seeking to bolster their lineups against left-handers, against whom he boasts a .315/.410/.450 stat line. He is not eager to be shipped out, but is better prepared for it than he was earlier in his career.
"The first time I got traded, it was extremely mised emotions of a team, not necessarily giving up, but feels like you're replaceable," he told WEEI.com. "At the same time, out of all the guys available in the trade market, this other team picked you. You never want to be given up on. But there are situations where you're not being given up on but the business side stands out."
Mets could deal Noah Syndergaard to land Troy Tulowitzki
Tulowitzki,, however, is dealing with an injured hip that could prove problematic in any trade talks. He still owns a sensational stat line of .340/.432/.603, though the differences in his home-away splits are significant. He's batting .417 at home with 14 home runs and 35 RBI. He's at .257/7/17 on the road.
Brewers could be interested in trading for David Price
A source has told Ken Rosenthal that Milwaukee has put its "foot in the water" in regard to Price, which indicates their interest could either be mild or strong. The Brewers, however, might not boast the level of talent in their farm system to lure Price and could balk at paying a salary that could rise to $20 million in 2015.
It also remains to be seen if the
Report: Blue Jays targeting Asdrubal Cabrera
Cleveland has shown no inclination to sign Cabrera with prized prospect Francisco Lindor on the way. Lindor has been raking at Triple-A Columbus after his recent promotion. Cabrera has raised his trade value by hitting well lately, but he is tied for the American League lead in errors with 14 and has limited range.
Jedd Gyorko back in lineup Monday after activation from DL
Gyorko was a mess at the plate early this season after a strong rookie year. He is hoping to quickly improve on a miserable stat line of .162/.213/.270.
Report: Baseball execs anticipating trade of Jon Lester
Rival executives are expecting the
The defending World Series champions have all but fallen out of playoff contention. The value of Lester has arguably never been higher. He not only owns a 10-7 record and career-best 2.52 ERA, but he has also won his last four decisions and allowed a mere seven runs in his last 58 2/3 innings.
Tommy La Stella getting afternoon off Monday
La Stella has four hits in his last six at-bats after a 2-for-20 slide.
B.J. Upton absent from Monday lineup
Upton has been solid and consistent since moving to the top of the order. He has been particularly productive lately with seven hits and seven runs scored in the last six games.
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Ryan Howard proves with 25-homer, 95-RBI pace that he's not ready for glue factor
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