Red Sox call up OF Rusney Castillo; option Jackie Bradley Jr.
In 18 games with Pawtucket this season, Castillo was batting .293 with two home runs and 10 RBI. He was also 6-for-8 in stolen base attempts.
In a corresponding move, the Red Sox have optioned outfielder
Angels' Albert Pujols back in starting lineup Friday
Pujols sat out Thursday's game after taking a pitch to the hand on Wednesday. He is hitting .179 (7 for 39) with two homers and three RBI over the last 10 games played. He owns a .231/.288/.413 with seven homers and 15 RBI in 156 plate appearances.
The Angels are underdogs (+107) at Fenway Park, per VegasInsider.com.
Braves SP Alex Wood scratched Friday due to stomach virus
Rajai Davis serving as DH for Tigers for first time Friday
Davis has been hot lately with six hits in his last 19 at-bats. He has started four of the last five games, earning playing time in the absence of usual DH Victor Martinez, who is out with a knee injury.
Yankees OF Slade Heathcott makes first career start Friday
Heathcott is a former top-100 prospect. He was batting .285 with one home run and 17 RBI in 37 games for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre prior to his promotion. He had a .270/.345/.398/.743 slash line over seven seasons in the minors.
Rangers release RP Kyuji Fujikawa
Five days after designating reliever
Fujikawa did not distinguish himself in the two games in which he appeared this season, allowing three runs in 1 2/3 innings. His career ERA is 5.74.
Paulo Orlando starts eighth straight for Royals
Mariners include Mike Zunino, Welington Castillo in Friday's lineup
Seattle is favored (-149) against Marco Estrada and the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre, per VegasInsider.com.
Nationals' Clint Robinson makes the start in left field Friday
With regular left fielder Jayson Werth on the disabled list,
Nationals activate Casey Janssen, place Sammy Solis on DL
Janssen has been out all season with shoulder inflammation. He made six minor league rehab appearances in Class A and Double-A.
The team also placed LHP
On Friday's episode of the Fantasy Baseball Today podcast the guys look back at Thursday's action, and look ahead at next week's matchups.
White Sox rookie Carlos Rodon has not been quite as ready as advertised, and Chris Towers looks for the reasons why at the Fantasy Baseball Today blog.
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The young Mariners' starter has a world of potential, but he hasn't reached it yet. At the Fantasy Baseball Today blog, Chris Towers tries to figure out why.
On a day filled with bad injury news, the guys discuss all of that plus some more promising developments around the league.