Brewers to activate Tom Gorzelanny on Friday
Gorzelanny has been on the disabled list since May 11 (backdated to May 7) with shoulder tendinitis. He has a 2.30 ERA in 15 2/3 relief innings for Milwaukee.
Brewers expected to option Hiram Burgos
No move has officially been made, but Gorzelanny is expected to be activated before Friday's game. Burgos had a 6.44 ERA over 29 innings (six starts), with 10 of his 21 earned runs coming in a May 11 disaster against Cincinnati. It is unclear who will take his spot in the rotation.
Phillies to activate Mike Adams on Sunday
Adams has been out with a back injury since May 10. Sunday is his first day eligible to return. He owns a 3.00 ERA in 15 innings as Jonathan Papelbon's setup man.
Not feeling any better about Adam Eaton
So the latest MRI didn't reveal anything new with
I'm no doctor, but I am something of a historian. This whole rigmarole sounds an awful lot like what Carl Crawford went through -- starting up, sitting down, starting up, sitting down -- before eventually submitting to Tommy John surgery last year. The Diamondbacks aren't completely convinced either. They're sending him to Dr. James Andrews.
All is not well with Eaton's elbow. If it was, he'd be hitting more than .200 at the level where he hit nearly .400 last year. I'm not saying you should drop him in Fantasy, but if a Brandon Beachy or Michael Pineda type is still available, you might want to switch out your DL stash.
Yankees option Dellin Betances
Betances did not appear with the Yankees. He has a 5.40 ERA in eight appearances (six starts) at Scranton-Wilkes Barre.
Yankees activate Ivan Nova
Nova hasn't pitched since April 26 due to a triceps injury. Although the club has not announced anything regarding his role, it's likely he replaces Vidal Nuno as the fifth starter in the rotation. Nova had a 6.48 ERA in four starts prior to the injury.
Pedro Ciriaco is AL-only worthy
Ciriaco will likely play third base full-time, but already has the all-important shortstop eligibility, which gives him a bump in value when plugged in at the weaker position with his everyday at-bats.
While Ciriaco is hitting just .175 in spotty playing time this year, he hit .293 last season, and should see his average improve with regular at-bats. He also had 16 steals in 2012, and showed off some speed in the minors, with two seasons of 35 or more steals. He won't put up eye-popping stats, but Ciriaco has a nice chance to fill your stat sheet with average and speed for as long as Middlebrooks is out.
Mike Adams to return Sunday
Contrary to reports from earlier in the week, CSNPhilly.com reported Friday that
The team was originally planning on having Adams face live hitters in a rehab game Monday, but apparently has decided that facing hitters in batting practice Friday is enough. Adams has been on the disabled list since May 10 due to a back strain.
Jose Iglesias called up to play third
Recent reports indicated that
Middlebrooks was placed on the disabled list due to back spasm. Iglesias is expected to play third base Friday against the Indians, according to The Boston Globe.
Red Sox recall Alfredo Aceves
Aceves has been successful in four starts at Triple-A Pawtucket, as he owns a 3.13 ERA and 1.9 K/BB over 23 innings. Look for him to act as a long reliever for Boston.