Cardinals tab Tyler Lyons, Tim Cooney for doubleheader Tuesday
Lyons is 2-0 with a 5.09 ERA in five starts with the Cardinals in 2015. Cooney has no record and a 5.40 ERA through two starts.
Twins activate Shane Robinson from family emergency list
Right lat strain lands Twins RP Ryan Pressly on DL
The right-hander is 3-2 with a 2.93 ERA through 27 relief appearances. He earned his fourth hold of the season by throwing one scoreless inning during Saturday's 5-3 win.
Padres' Tim Federowicz could start rehab assignment Thursday
He worked on blocking baseballs in the dirt with lateral shifting Monday. He said that was probably his last hurdle before being cleared for a rehab assignment.
Brewers CF Carlos Gomez back in action Monday
Gomez has scored eight runs during the eight-game hitting streak.
Astros 3B Luis Valbuena grabbing some pine against Indians
Marwin Gonzalez is set to man the position instead.
Valbuena is not getting benched for recent struggles at the plate. He has hit safely in four of his last five games and boasts a career-high .438 slugging percentage.
He did go 0-for-3 with three strikeouts in his only start against Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco, who is on the mound Monday.
Braves 2B Jace Peterson gets first day off in a month
Peterson could probably use a bit of a breather, as he is mired in a 7-for-54 slump in his last 14 games. He has one home run, two doubles, five RBI, four runs, six walks and 18 strikeouts in that span.
Royals CF Lorenzo Cain out of Monday lineup
Cain has been fine at the plate. An 0-for-3 performance Sunday ended a five-game hitting streak in which he ripped 11 hits in 19 at-bats.
Padres catcher Derek Norris gets first start in leadoff spot Monday
Norris has been mired in an offensive slump over the last month. Since June 6, he is batting .163 in his last 27 games. However, he does have five home runs in that span.
Rays RF Steven Souza sidelined Monday with pinkie injury
A hand issue has
That is just one of his problems. Another is a 2-for-31 slump that has weakened his average to .210.
It's hard to explain how the Brewers' fifth starter has enjoyed so much recent success, so Al Melchior talked to the righty to better understand his apparent breakout.
Coming off his near no-hitter, Fantasy owners have missed their chance to buy-low on Carlos Carrasco, Chris Towers says at the Fantasy Baseball Today blog.
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Yasiel Puig has been a major disappointment for Fantasy players so far. Chris Towers wonders if better days might be ahead at the Fantasy Baseball Today blog.
At the Fantasy Baseball Today blog, Chris Towers a look at the best and worst pitchers in baseball in June.