Yovani Gallardo
Orioles' Yovani Gallardo: Could resume throwing soon
Yovani Gallardo, SP, BAL
3:37 PM
News: Gallardo (shoulder) is expected to resume throwing soon, Rich Dubroff of CSN Mid Atlantic reports.

Everything has gone well thus far in Gallardo's rehab after landing on the disabled list with tendinitis in his throwing shoulder, so the next step will be to resume throwing. The initial timetable of 4-to-6 weeks would target a late May return, but a lot will depend on exactly when Gallardo is able to throw and how his shoulder responds to it.

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Erik Johnson
White Sox's Erik Johnson: Expected to start Thursday
Erik Johnson, SP, CHW
3:31 PM
News: Johnson is expected to be promoted and start Thursday's game against the Red Sox, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.

With John Danks being released, Chicago now needs to fill the fifth starter role, and while no official transaction has occurred yet, Johnson will likely rejoin the big league club. The righty has worked to a 3.74 ERA through four starts at the Triple-A level to start the season.

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John Danks
White Sox's John Danks: Designated for assignment Tuesday
John Danks, SP, CHW
3:27 PM
News: Danks was designated for assignment Tuesday, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.

Danks was lit up in his first four starts of the season, posting a 7.25 ERA, 1.75 WHIP, and allowing five home runs over just 22.1 innings. He'll try to straighten himself out in the minors, while Erik Johnson is expected to join the big league team and slot into the rotation in his stead.

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Michael Fulmer
Tigers' Michael Fulmer: Making next start Thursday
Michael Fulmer, SP, DET
2:49 PM
News: Fulmer will start Thursday against the Indians, Chris Iott of MLive.com reports.

Fulmer made his major league debut Friday, going five innings with four strikeouts while allowing just two runs en route to earning the win. With Shane Greene (finger) on the disabled list, Fulmer will continue filling in at the back end of the Detroit rotation.

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Carlos Carrasco
Indians' Carlos Carrasco: Resumed jogging Tuesday
Carlos Carrasco, SP, CLE
2:45 PM
News: Carrasco (leg) has been able to jog lightly, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Per manager Terry Francona, most of Carrasco's work has been limited to in a pool, but it's an encouraging sign that he's been able to run less than two weeks since suffering a hamstring strain. The pitcher's initial timetable of 4-to-6 weeks looks to still be in range, so it's possible he could be ready by the start of June.

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Cody Anderson
Indians' Cody Anderson: Likely to be called up
Cody Anderson, SP, CLE
2:25 PM
News: Anderson will likely be promoted and start Saturday against the Royals.

Anderson struggled mightily in his first four starts to the season, surrendering six home runs and 17 earned runs in just 20 innings pitched, but it appears as though his demotion will be a brief one. The club has gone with a four-man rotation in his absence, so Anderson figures to slot back in as the number five option if he stays with the parent club.

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Yu Darvish
Rangers' Yu Darvish: Throws bullpen session Tuesday
Yu Darvish, SP, TEX
1:53 PM
News: Darvish (elbow) threw a 15-pitch bullpen session Tuesday and is still expected to pitch in his rehab assignment Friday, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Darvish is still targeting a mid-to-late May return from the DL and his exact status should be more clear following his rehab start with Triple-A Round Rock on Friday.

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Marco Estrada
Blue Jays' Marco Estrada: Improving mechanics to find success
Marco Estrada, SP, TOR
7:21 AM
News: Estrada's emerging success in Toronto is a result of a change in his arm angle and release point, CBS Sports reports.

Upon arriving in Toronto after the 2014 season, Estrada was coming off a year in which he posted a 4.36 ERA, while allowing 1.7 home runs per nine innings. Bringing Estrada to homer-happy Rogers Centre and having him face stiff AL East competition looked like a spectacularly bad idea. Since then, the veteran right-hander has fired 205.2 innings, posting a strong 3.11 ERA and allowing a far more manageable 1.1 homers per nine frames. The change in mechanics seems to suggest Estrada's success is something that will stick around for a while.

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Clay Buchholz
Red Sox's Clay Buchholz: Needs to improve
Clay Buchholz, SP, BOS
7:11 AM
News: Red Sox manager John Farrell said getting Buchholz going is an "improvement that we could make," Mass Live reports.

In responding to a question about the team's overall performance in April, the manager took the unusual step of discussing an individual player's performance. That's not like Farrell, who has gone way out of his way in the past to protect players. By calling out Buchholz, who has a 6.51 ERA with 31 hits and 13 walks in 27.2 innings, the manager has put the scuffling right-hander on notice. With two injured starters -- Eduardo Rodriguez and Joe Kelly -- at various stages of rehab, Buchholz has pitched well enough to retain his spot in the rotation.

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Edinson Volquez
Royals' Edinson Volquez: Takes loss to Nationals despite quality start
Edinson Volquez, SP, KC
1:15 AM
News: Volquez (3-2) allowed two runs on seven hits and a walk over 7.2 innings with seven strikeouts in a tough loss Monday against the Nationals.

After allowing two runs in the first inning, Volquez settled in and absolutely locked down the Nationals. He induced 11 swinging strikes and nine ground ball outs, threw 20 first-pitch strikes to 29 batters and threw 72 strikes in 114 pitches to keep his team in the game. Unfortunately, Gio Gonzalez (six shutout innings) was better, but Volquez has given owners plenty to like this year. Other than a disaster last time out against the Angels (eight runs in five innings), Volquez has gone at least 5.2 innings and allowed two runs or less every time out.

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