Yonder Alonso
Athletics' Yonder Alonso: X-rays negative, diagnosed with wrist contusion
Yonder Alonso, 1B, OAK
12:24 AM
News: Alonso was diagnosed with a right wrist contusion after initial X-rays came back negative, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

This news comes as a major relief after Alonso was hit flush on the wrist and removed from Tuesday's game against the Marlins -- his first since being sidelined with a sore knee over the weekend. While X-rays were negative, he is still dealing with a contusion, so there's still the possibility of Alonso sitting out Wednesday with an off-day looming before the A's weekend set with the Yankees. Look for a further update on Alonso's status during the day Wednesday, but if he's unavailable for the series finale, Ryon Healy would likely fill in at first base.

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Cole Hamels
Rangers' Cole Hamels: Resumes throwing Tuesday
Cole Hamels, SP, TEX
5/23/2017
News: Hamels (oblique) played catch Tuesday for the first time since landing on the disabled list, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Although he's likely still out for another month, Hamels starting to throw again is a positive sign of his progress. According to Fletcher, pitching coach Doug Brocail was impressed with the zip Hamels was getting on his tosses Tuesday. The next step of Hamels' rehab process will likely be decided after the club sees how his oblique responds to the increased activity in the coming days.

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Carlos Carrasco
Indians' Carlos Carrasco: Allows four runs in no-decision versus Reds
Carlos Carrasco, SP, CLE
5/23/2017
News: Carrasco allowed four runs on five hits and four walks across 6.1 innings in a no-decision Tuesday against the Reds. He struck out six.

Carrasco looked a bit rusty as he made his first start since suffering a pectoral issue eight days ago, allowing a pair of runs on four hits, two walks and a hit batsman through two innings. He settled down to great effect, however, and cruised through four more frames, yielding another run when the bullpen allowed an inherited runner to score in the seventh. Carrasco lost his opportunity to pick up a win as the hosts came all the way back, but he threw 104 pitches with no ill effects and will look to exploit a favorable matchup in his next start Sunday against the Royals.

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Jesse Hahn
Athletics' Jesse Hahn: Dealing with triceps strain
Jesse Hahn, SP, OAK
5/23/2017
News: Hahn was diagnosed with a right triceps strain Tuesday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

The right-hander was pulled after two-plus innings against the Marlins after his fastball velocity had dropped to 90 miles per hour. He threw 51 pitches (33 strikes) and allowed five earned runs on seven hits prior to his exit. Slusser adds that Jharel Cotton could be called up as a spot starter if Hahn is unable to make his next turn in the rotation.

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Cody Allen
Indians' Cody Allen: Escapes jam to record 13th save of season
Cody Allen, RP, CLE
5/23/2017
News: Allen worked around a hit and a walk with two strikeouts to record his 13th save of the season in Tuesday's 8-7 win over the Reds.

A walk and a hit put the tying run in scoring position with one out, but Allen buckled down to retire the final two men to close out the one-run victory. While his 1.45 WHIP is uncharacteristically high, Allen still owns a 1.45 ERA, a 14.5 K/9 and an American League-leading 13 saves on the season.

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Dylan Covey
White Sox's Dylan Covey: Lifted due to oblique soreness
Dylan Covey, SP, CHW
5/23/2017
News: Covey was removed from Tuesday's outing in Arizona due to left oblique soreness and he will be reevaluated Wednesday, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

He was visited by Chicago's training staff after being tagged for four earned runs over 2.1 innings and was ultimately removed from the outing. Counting this start, Covey has now allowed 13 earned runs over 37.2 innings this season. Wednesday's evaluation from the training staff should shed light on Covey's availability for his next turn in the rotation.

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Rick Porcello
Red Sox's Rick Porcello: Works around 11 hits in win over Rangers
Rick Porcello, SP, BOS
5/23/2017
News: Porcello (3-5) allowed five runs (four earned) on 11 hits with no walks across six innings in Tuesday's win over the Rangers. He struck out four.

Porcello tied his season high for hits allowed, but he scattered the baserunners as well as one could and nearly escaped the seventh with a respectable line in hand, only for two more runs to score with two outs. He struggles seemed to stem from poor location rather than a lack of control, as he went without a walk for the third time in four starts while throwing 69 percent of his pitches for strikes. Porcello hasn't been near the form that landed him the Cy Young award last year, but he has gone at least six innings in eight of 10 starts this season and will look to improve upon his 4.35 ERA in Sunday's start against the Mariners.

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Andrew Cashner
Rangers' Andrew Cashner: Struggles in loss to Red Sox
Andrew Cashner, SP, TEX
5/23/2017
News: Cashner (1-4) allowed five runs on six hits and four walks across five innings during Tuesday's loss to the Red Sox. He struck out two.

Cashner consistently played with fire in this one, loading the bases with no outs on two occasions as he allowed more than two earned runs for the first time since his first start of the season. He entered the night with a shiny 2.45 ERA, but his 1.41 WHIP and dismal 21:25 K:BB ratio suggest that a sizable correction could be on the way in that category. Despite what his ratios suggest, Cashner had still managed to string together four consecutive quality starts prior to this rough outing and will look to get back on track Sunday against the Blue Jays.

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Matt Shoemaker
Angels' Matt Shoemaker: 6.1 scoreless innings in win over Rays
Matt Shoemaker, SP, LAA
5/23/2017
News: Shoemaker (4-2) tossed 6.1 scoreless innings in Monday's win over the Rays, allowing three hits with three walks and five strikeouts.

Shoemaker delivered one of his best outings of the season in this one, pitching to contact for much of the night and allowing just two men past first base. He departed with the bases loaded and one out in the seventh, but Yusmerio Petit came on and neutralized the threat. Shoemaker endured a rough stretch at the start of the season, but he has now delivered three consecutive quality starts, allowing just three runs in 18.2 innings during that stretch to lower his ERA to a season-best 3.97. He will look to continue his strong run of form Sunday against the Marlins on the road.

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Alex Cobb
Rays' Alex Cobb: Allows four runs in loss to Angels
Alex Cobb, SP, TB
5/23/2017
News: Cobb (4-4) allowed four runs on seven hits and three walks across 7.1 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Angels. He struck out five.

Cobb gave up a pair of solo home runs on the first inning, but he cruised through six more frames before allowing another two runs with one out in the eighth. He struggled to throw strikes at times and tied a season high in free passes, one of which came around to score. While the late decline hurt Cobb's bottom line, this was the first time he had allowed more than three runs in over a month and ended a streak of three consecutive quality starts. He still owns a respectable 3.82 ERA and will look to get back on track Sunday against the Twins.

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