"It's a slowly progressing healing process for John," Silverman said.
Jaso is currently on the 60-day DL with a wrist injury. He is yet to play in a game this season for Tampa Bay after hitting .264 with nine home runs in 2014.Analysis:
His anger has nothing to do with his play on the field. It has everything to do with a member of the Red Sox security staff giving Boston fan Mike Shuster several of his signed souvenirs in exchange for the ball Yankees DH Alex Rodriguez sent over the Green Monster on Friday night to tie Willie Mays for fourth place on the all-time home run list.
Ortiz assured that he didn't feel any anger toward Rodriguez. He simply wanted to give permission for any of his autographs to be handed out.
"That is not OK with me at all," he told the New York Daily News. "That's not the way it's supposed to work. They're supposed to ask me before any of my [items] get offered to anyone. ... It's not because they were doing this for A-Rod's ball. It's because they're supposed to ask me before any of my [expletive] get offered to anyone."Analysis:
"I talked to Bourny today a little bit about it," Francona said prior to Tuesday's game, per MLB.com. "And this is just in the near future, because we really want Bourny to be our center fielder, but it's been a struggle for him against lefties."
It will be Brantley's first start in center field this season after drawing 44 starts there in 2014. The Indians are currently the underdogs (+110) against Kansas City.Analysis:
Swisher is yet to play in a game this season with the injury. He hit .208 with 42 RBI in 360 at-bats in 2014. With the roster move, Cleveland decided to option outfielder Tyler Holt to Triple-A Columbus. Holt went 0 for 3 with the Indians this season.Analysis:
In 51 at-bats this season, Paredes is batting a robust .353 with three homers and 10 RBI. He has been a revelation early on, and should continue to see regular playing time while his bat stays hot.Analysis:
On the season, DeJesus is batting .259 with a home run and 10 RBI. He snapped a five-game hitless streak by going 2 for 4 on Monday.Analysis:
Cron's struggles, which includes an underwhelming .229 batting average, has caused him to lose playing time. He has appeared in just 19 of the team's 26 games thus far, and with several other DH options at manager Mike Scioscia's disposal, Cron could be in danger of seeing even less time if he doesn't improve at the plate.Analysis:
It's not only his offense that is impressing. The former catcher has also made great strides learning how to play first base.
“I mean, he’s a good first baseman now,’’ Tacoma hitting coach Cory Snyder said, per The Seattle Times. “He could play first base in the big leagues right now. It wouldn’t even bother me.”
Montero's success on the field is supported by a turnaround with his attitude. He showed up to camp this year down from 275 pounds to 230 pounds. He has also put behind him a 2013 suspension for performance-enhancing drugs and an incident last year when he threw ice cream at a scout.
“It’s kind of a new lease on life in baseball,’’ Snyder said. “He got everything in order he needed to off the field. With his life, with his family, with kind of everything."Analysis:
"I got one, but I had other pitches to hit," Butler said after the game, per the Bay Area News Group. "It’s just not working out for me right now, you know? I got pitches from (Twins’ starter Phil) Hughes after that, pitches to hit from other guys, too."
Butler was unable to find success late against closer Glen Perkins, popping up with a man on base and his team down two.
"I got a pitch from Perkins," Butler said. "I was just swinging, and I’m not getting the results for reasons I can’t see right now."
Butler, who sported a .377 batting average and 1.023 OPS on April 22, is hitting .257/.318/.396 with three home runs and 12 RBI in 101 at-bats due to his recent struggles.Analysis:
Morales has at least one RBI in five of his last six games. He has 10 total in that span.
The 31-year-old Morales has a hit in 22 of 25 games. He has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games. He is batting .293 with one home run, three doubles and 12 RBI in that span.Analysis: