Report: Nick Franklin en route to join Mariners
Promising middle infielder
The team had yet to confirm the promotion of Franklin from Triple-A Tacoma, but he even indicated it in a tweet.
Franklin will likely receive playing time in the outfield with shortstop Brad Miller and second baseman Robinson Cano set at his familiar spots.
Manager: Brian Roberts dealing only with back spasms
Joe Girardi spoke optimistically Wednesday in regard to
Roberts has not played since Saturday.
Rays push back and flip starters for series against Yankees
A Tuesday rainout has altered the
Blister likely won't sideline Kevin Gausman from next start
Gausman struggled in a brief stint with Baltimore last season and did not make the club out of spring training.
Aroldis Chapman set to throw second bullpen session
Manager Bryan Price said after three or four more bullpen sessions, Chapman could be ready for live batting practice. Chapman will need to receive medical clearance before throwing to live batters.
"His arm's in great shape, it's just getting his endurance," Price said. "He was really shut down in all capacities, he wasn't able to condition a great deal. He has been able to go out and play catch and kept his arm in shape and then he's built up his endurance from running and he'll have to build up his endurance throwing, as well."
Jacob Turner might throw off mound this weekend
Turner, who could throw off a mound as early as this weekend, will likely make at least one rehab start before coming off the disabled list.
Scott Feldman back, Robbie Grossman down for Astros
Feldman, who owns a 2-0 record and 0.44 ERA, is set to start Thursday against Kansas City. Grossman has heated up with four hits, including two home runs, in his last 16 at-bats after a horrific start. But he is still batting .125 on the season.
Kevin Slowey to replace Brad Hand in Marlins' rotation?
It appears the
Slowey was 1-6 with a 4.21 ERA in 14 starts last season. Hand is 0-1 with an 11.37 ERA in two starts this season.
Astros DFA struggling starter Lucas Harrell
Harrell has yielded 19 hits and walked nine in 12 1/3 innings.
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