Adam Lind
Mariners' Adam Lind: Not in lineup Friday
Adam Lind, 1B, SEA
7:38 PM
News: Lind is not in the lineup for Friday's matchup with the Twins, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports

Lind will get a standard night off Friday, and will be replaced at first base by Dae-Ho Lee. Lind is coming off his best outing of the season. He went 4-for-4 with two home runs Wednesday against the Athletics. He will likely be back in the lineup Saturday, and will look to stay hot.

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Stefen Romero
Mariners' Stefen Romero: Recalled from Triple-A Friday, will start in left field
Stefen Romero, RF, SEA
7:22 PM
News: Romero was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma on Friday, and will start in left field, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

The Mariners placed Leonys Martin on the 15-day disabled list Friday, and recalled Romero as a result. Shawn O'Malley and Norichika Aoki are both expected to fill in for Martin in center a majority of the time. However, with Sean Smith getting the night off Romero will see start in left field and bat eighth in the order.

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Leonys Martin
Mariners' Leonys Martin: Placed on 15-day DL
Leonys Martin, CF, SEA
7:12 PM
News: Martin (hamstring) was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Friday, Greg Johns of MLB.comreports.

Martin injured his hamstring stealing second base Wednesday. After being ruled out of the lineup Friday the Mariners have opted to place him on the 15-day DL. The timing is unfortunate, as he was in the middle of his hottest stretch of the season. Martin was riding a nine game hitting streak, and was slashing a .500/.583/.933 during that span. Stefen Romero has been recalled from Triple-A Tacoma to fill his roster spot.

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R.J. Alvarez
Athletics' R.J. Alvarez: On pace for early July return
R.J. Alvarez, RP, OAK
6:32 PM
News: Alvarez (elbow) is currently on pace for a late June or early July return, John Hickey of the Bay Area news Group reports.

Alvarez will throw his second bullpen session soon. His next step will likely be throwing a simulated game. Alvarez struggled mightily in 2015; finishing the year with a 9.90 ERA in 20.0 innings pitched.

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Jordan Zimmermann
Tigers' Jordan Zimmermann: Hopeful to make next start
Jordan Zimmermann, SP, DET
6:02 PM
News: Zimmermann is optimistic about making his next scheduled start against the Angels next Friday, Katie Strang of ESPN reports.

Zimmerman indicated he thinks he will be able to take the mound in his next scheduled start. However, the real test will be Sunday when he throws a bullpen session. Expect an update on his status once he has some time to recover from Sunday's workload.

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Jett Bandy
Angels' Jett Bandy: Out of lineup Friday
Jett Bandy, C, LAA
5:02 PM
News: Bandy (hamstring) is not in the lineup for Friday's game against Houston.

The reserve catcher for the Angels left Wednesday's game with some cramping in his hamstring, and although Los Angeles had an off-day Thursday, he'll sit out the series opener against the Astros. Carlos Perez will get the start Friday and he'll likely catch two of the three games in the Angels' weekend series. Bandy's likeliest day to return will be Sunday's early afternoon tilt following a night game.

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Chris Young
Royals' Chris Young: Will pitch out of bullpen upon activation
Chris Young, SP, KC
4:52 PM
News: Young (forearm) will pitch out of the bullpen once he is activated off the DL, Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star reports.

The veteran right-hander has been progressing well since being placed on the disabled list due to forearm tightness earlier in May. He reportedly looked in control during his simulated game Friday and he could be activated at some point over the weekend. However, his spot in the Royals' rotation won't be waiting for him when he returns as Danny Duffy appears to have locked down a starting role. Young's experience as a starter will give him some value as a long reliever, but he possesses very little fantasy upside at this point in his career.

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Justin Upton
Tigers' Justin Upton: Returns to lineup Friday
Justin Upton, LF, DET
4:38 PM
News: Upton (quadriceps) is back in the lineup for Friday's game against the A's.

Upton is making his first start since Saturday after he missed the entire series against the Phillies with quadriceps tightness. He's back in the order Friday, batting sixth and playing left field against Sean Manaea and the A's. Prior to sitting out with a sore quad, Upton had begun to turn things around at the plate, bating .269/.345/.346 in his last seven games.

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Ian Kinsler
Tigers' Ian Kinsler: Returns to lineup Friday
Ian Kinsler, 2B, DET
4:30 PM
News: Kinsler (illness) is back in the lineup for Friday's game against the A's.

After missing two straight games earlier in the week due to flu-like symptoms, the Tigers will have their leadoff man back in the lineup for Friday's series opener. Kinsler will draw a favorable matchup against young left-hander Sean Manaea, who has a .346 BAA against right-handed hitters this season.

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Clay Buchholz
Red Sox's Clay Buchholz: Demoted to bullpen
Clay Buchholz, SP, BOS
4:26 PM
News: Buchholz has lost his spot in Boston's rotation and he will likely be replaced by Eduardo Rodriguez, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

After manager John Farrell was non-committal about Buchholz's status moving forward Thursday, it started to become more and more apparent that the veteran righty may have pitched his way out of the rotation. Buchholz was tagged for six earned runs over 5.0 innings Thursday, marking his sixth start of the season in which he allowed five or more runs. He'll work out of the bullpen for the time being, likely as a long reliever, while Rodriguez (knee) is expected to be recalled to start Tuesday.

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