Dodgers P Daniel Corcino clears waivers, sent to Double-A
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After designating him for assignment on Wednesday, pitcher Daniel Corcino
cleared waivers on Friday and was sent outright
to the Dodgers' Double-A team in Tulsa, per TrueBlueLA.com.
Corcino was selected off waivers by Dodgers from the Reds on April 17.
Corcino appeared in five games for the Reds, starting three, in 2014, where he went 0-2 with a 4.34 ERA.
Dodgers send P Mike Bolsinger to Triple-A
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With the call up of reliever Sergio Santos earlier on Friday, the Dodgers have sent pitcher Mike Bolsinger
to Triple-A, reports the Orange County Register
In his one appearance this season on Thursday, Bolsinger started and allowed one run on five hits in 5 2/3 innings for a no decision.
Twins' Ricky Nolasco has rehab start pushed back a day
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Injured Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco
will start his minor league injury rehab assignment a day later than expected.
Nolasco was originally supposed to start for Class-A Cedar Rapids on Saturday. Instead, he'll take the mound on Sunday, per the Star Tribune.
There is a 90 percent chance of rain on Saturday, which led to the change in the schedule.
Giants' Matt Cain may go 11 months between starts
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Giants pitcher Matt Cain
is expected to begin playing catch next week, but it'll still be awhile before he returns to game action.
Cain is on the 15-day disable list with a forearm injury, but, according to a report by the San Francisco Chronicle, he's still "weeks from pitching".
Cain, who last pitched on July 9 of last season, may end up going 11 months between starts.
"My hope is that we're going to see the Matt Cain that we know," manager Bruce Bochy said, per CSN Bay Area. "It's going to be important for us to maybe slow-play this a little so we don't have another setback. He showed (good) signs before the last setback. I think we have a good chance of seeing the Matt Cain we know."
Padres' Josh Johnson throws 40 pitches in bullpen session on Friday
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Padres pitcher Josh Johnson
(Tommy John surgery) threw 40 pitches during a bullpen session on Friday
and expects to throw his next one on Monday or Tuesday, according to U-T San Diego
Johnson has been recovering from Tommy John surgery and hasn't pitched in a game since August 2013.
The right hander signed as a free agent with the Padres in January 2015.
Rangers DFA Logan Verrett to clear roster spot for Wandy Rodriguez
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Rangers reliever Logan Verrett
was desginated for assignment Friday
to clear a roster spot for Wandy Rodriguez
, who was promoted from Triple-A Round Rock to start against the Angels.
The right-hander Verrett went 0-1 with a 6.00 ERA in four relief outings. He had three strikeouts and four walks in nine innings.
Mets P Matt Harvey (ankle) still to make start Saturday vs. Yankees
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Despite a mild ankle sprain, Mets pitcher Matt Harvey
's scheduled start for Saturday against the Yankees
in the Bronx is still a go, reports ESPN.com.
Harvey originally suffered the injury in spring training and had the ankle re-evaluated by a doctor on Wednesday.
Harvey worked out Thursday with the ankle taped up.
"A little tape is not going to keep him from pitching the way he can pitch," Mets manager Terry Collins said.
Comeback progress slow for Blue Jays lefty Johan Santana
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Blue Jays southpaw and former standout Johan Santana
, who has missed three of the last four seasons to injury, is making slow progress
in his recovery from a shoulder injury, Sportsnet is reporting.
He remains on a throwing program and is throwing about 100 feet, but has yet to do any mound work.
The 36-year-old Santana hasn't pitched extensively since 2012.
Nats' Max Scherzer's thumb swollen after getting jammed Thursday
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Nationals manager Matt Williams told reporters that pitcher Max Scherzer
's thumb is a bit swollen
on Friday, according to the team's official website.
Scherzer jammed his thumb when he hit a grounder to the left side in the fifth inning of Thursday’s 4-1 loss to the Cardinals. The right-hander was pulled for pinch-hitter Tyler Moore in the bottom of the seventh inning. The Nationals plan to have him thrown an bullpen session between starts, and if he is experiences any issues, they'll adjust their rotation plans.
At this point, Williams expects Scherzer to be ready for his next scheduled start on Tuesday against Atlanta, per Comcast SportsNet Washington.
White Sox P Jeff Samardzija 'not proud' of brawl with Royals
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White Sox pitcher Jeff Samardzija
seemed at least somewhat regretful a day after leaving the bench to join a brawl with the Royals on Friday.
"You're not happy about it, you're not proud of it," Samardzija said Friday, via CSN Chicago.
Samardzija drew plenty of criticism for his role considering he wasn't pitching Thursday night, yet decided to engage in the scrum. According to the Chicago Tribune, multiple Royals players said they do not approve of Samardzija's demeanor in games.
"For me, I'm not a big fan of him," Lorenzo Cain said. "I don't know what the deal is.”
White Sox pitcher Chris Sale was also among those ejected in the game. He said he wants to turn the page, saying his team is "not a fight club," according to the Tribune.