Andy Dirks
Andy Dirks limited to aquatic rehab until end of month
Andy Dirks, LF, DET
9:54 PM
News: Tigers outfielder Andy Dirks has been limited to aquatic rehab at the team's spring facility in Florida, reports. Dirks is expected visit a back specialist at the end of the month, seeking clearance for more rehab work.

Jason Bartlett
Jason Bartlett makes surprise retirement announcement
Jason Bartlett, LF, MIN
7:34 PM
News: Twins shortstop Jason Bartlett, who began a rehab stint Thursday with Class A Fort Myers, told manager Doug Mientkiewicz an hour before Friday's game he will retire, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. The 34-year-old finished his 10-year career with a .270/.336/.366 slash line, with 31 homers and 286 RBI in 892 games played.

Jimmy Paredes
Jimmy Paredes gets the call
Jimmy Paredes, RF, KC
6:54 PM
News: The Royals called up utility man Jimmy Paredes from Triple-A Omaha on Friday, reports.  In 11 games for Omaha, Paredes batted .319 (15 for 47) with one home run and four RBI this season.

Oswaldo Arcia
Oswaldo Arcia takes underwater swings Friday
Oswaldo Arcia, RF, MIN
6:27 PM
News: Twins outfielder Oswaldo Arcia took some swings underwater along with some light tee work, manager Ron Gardenhire told the St. Paul Pioneer Press on Friday. Arcia was placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a wrist injury on April 9 and remains without a timetable for his return.

Josh Willingham
Josh Willingham not ready to swing a bat
Josh Willingham, LF, MIN
6:23 PM
News: Twins outfielder Josh Willingham lifted some weights on Friday, but has not been cleared to start swinging, manager Ron Gardenhire told the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Willingham won't be able to swing a bat until the small fracture in his wrist is fully healed.

Willingham hit .294/.435/.353 with three runs and one RBI in 17 at-bats before the injury. He remains without a timetable.

Tyler Collins
Tyler Collins sent down to Triple-A
Tyler Collins, RF, DET
5:59 PM
News: THe Tigers optioned outfielder Tyler Collins to Triple-A Toledo on Friday. Collins had just two hits over 14 at-bats in seven appearances.

Jim Adduci
Jim Adduci in, Mitch Moreland out of Friday lineup
Jim Adduci, CF, TEX
5:53 PM
News: The absence of Mitch Moreland in the lineup Friday against the White Sox in favor of Jim Adduci is the result of Ron Washington simply yearning to give the latter his first start of the season for the Rangers rather than dissatisfaction with the former

"His at-bats have been excellent," Washington told the Dallas Morning News about Moreland. "I've been putting getting Adduci in there and I need to do it."

Moreland has reached base five times in the last two games and is batting .279 on the season.


Coco Crisp
Coco Crisp returns to lineup Friday for Athletics
Coco Crisp, CF, OAK
5:22 PM
News: Athletics center fielder Coco Crisp is back at his familiar spot at the top of the lineup Friday after missing three games with a hamstring injury.

Crisp had been his typically productive self before going down. He owns a stat line of .292/.455/.500.


Carlos Beltran
MRI comes back clean for Carlos Beltran
Carlos Beltran, RF, NYY
5:15 PM
News: Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran underwent MRIs on his shoulder and wrist, all of which came back clean, the New York Daily News reports.

Beltran will be out of the starting lineup Friday against Tampa Bay after taking a tumble over the wall at Tropicana Field on Thursday. He remains hopeful of returning to the starting lineup Saturday.

Beltran is batting .298 with four home runs and nine RBI over 57 at-bats.

Darin Mastroianni
Jason Kubel out, Darin Mastroianni in Friday lineup
Darin Mastroianni, CF, MIN
4:46 PM
News: Hot-hitting left fielder Jason Kubel is not in the lineup Friday night for the Twins against Kansas City southpaw Jason Vargas. He has been replaced by Darin Mastroianni, who will lead off.

Kubel is batting .340 on the season, but just .188 against left-handers.


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