Eduardo Rodriguez
Red Sox's Eduardo Rodriguez: Tipping pitches
Eduardo Rodriguez, SP, BOS
7:22 AM
News: Rodriguez, who was demoted to Triple-A Pawtucket earlier this week, will work to eliminate habits that tip his pitches to opposing hitters, Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports. "It's no secret -- hitters know what's coming," Red Sox pitching coach Carl Willis said. "He has worked on it extensively during bullpen sessions, dry work periods. He makes progress. He shows the ability to make those adjustments. However, when the game begins and the game situations start and his focus gears more toward the attack of the hitter, the old habits resurface."

This isn't the first time Rodriguez has dealt with the issue of broadcasting to hitters the pitch he's about to throw, but he hasn't been able to shake the problem this season. Aside from tipping his pitches, he's having trouble with his slider and missing location out over the middle of plate, resulting in nine homers allowed over 29.1 innings. This will not be a one-week fix. Rodriguez will make multiple starts for the PawSox while Boston makes roster adjustments to add a replacement for him.

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Michael Feliz
Astros' Michael Feliz: Pitches two scoreless Tuesday
Michael Feliz, RP, HOU
6:46 AM
News: Feliz worked around two hits and a walk Tuesday to pitch two scoreless innings in relief during a 7-1 win over the Angels. He struck out two.

After a ridiculous May (0.54 ERA, 26:1 K:BB over 16.2 innings), Feliz has a 2.70 ERA and 13:5 K:BB over 13.1 innings in June. He's getting consistent work pitching every few days as the long-man out of Houston's bullpen.

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Luis Valbuena
Astros' Luis Valbuena: Forgettable night in two-hole Tuesday
Luis Valbuena, 3B, HOU
6:38 AM
News: Valbuena went 0-for-5 with four strikeouts hitting out of the two-hole during Tuesday's 7-1 win over the Angels.

Valbuena does have two three-hit performances over his last four games, but Tuesday's Golden Sombrero dropped his batting average from .263 to .257 on the season.

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Jose Altuve
Astros' Jose Altuve: Active on basepaths Tuesday
Jose Altuve, 2B, HOU
6:34 AM
News: Altuve went 2-for-4 with a walk, two runs scored and two stolen bases during Tuesday's 7-1 win over the Angels.

The stolen bases were Altuve's first in three weeks. He's now tied for third in the category behind Jonathan Villar (26 steals) and Rajai Davis (21).

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J.B. Shuck
White Sox's J.B. Shuck: Ventura's choice in center
J.B. Shuck, CF, CHW
6:02 AM
News: Manager Robin Ventura said he prefers an outfield alignment that utilizes Shuck in center field and Adam Eaton in right, the Chicago Tribune reports.

The White Sox initially moved Eaton to center after Austin Jackson hit the disabled list in late-May and flanked him with Melky Cabrera and Avisail Garcia at the corners. However, the current alignment of Cabrera-Shuck-Eaton is an improvement defensively. The increase in playing time has been a relative wake-up call for Shuck's bat, as he is hitting .250 with five extra-base hits over his last 52 plate appearances.

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Josh Donaldson
Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson: Triples, drives in three against Rockies
Josh Donaldson, 3B, TOR
4:06 AM
News: Donaldson went 2-for-5, walked, scored a run and drove in three in Tuesday's win over the Rockies.

Donaldson extended his hitting streak to seven games with the effort, and Tuesday's marked the fifth of those games with two hits. He added a triple Tuesday, giving him five on the season, more than he hit in the past two years combined. After 84 extra-base hits in 158 games last year, Donaldson is on almost the exact same pace in 2016, with 40 extra-base hits through 77 games.

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J.A. Happ
Blue Jays' J.A. Happ: Gets win thanks to offense against Rockies
J.A. Happ, SP, TOR
3:58 AM
News: Happ (10-3) allowed five runs on nine hits and a walk with three strikeouts over five innings but still picked up the win Tuesday against the Rockies.

Happ has been solid this year, with a 3.70 ERA and a 69:31 K:BB, but his 10-3 record is far more about run support than his skill. At 5.8 runs per game entering this start, Happ ranked 10th in the American League in run support per start. Of course, the Blue Jays lineup isn't going anywhere, but Happ has allowed 13 home runs in 16 starts and isn't going to reliably bring in wins like this unless the Blue Jays keep raking for him.

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Ryan Madson
Athletics' Ryan Madson: Picks up 15th save amidst wild finish
Ryan Madson, RP, OAK
3:20 AM
News: Madson picked up his 15th save despite allowing three runs on four hits and two walks over two innings in Tuesday's win over the Giants.

Oakland scored eight runs combined in the eighth and ninth innings to give Madson a huge cushion to work with. Both runs came on solo home runs as Madson pounded the zone with a four-run lead in the ninth inning. It's usually disconcerting when a closer serves up two long balls in one start, but it seems fairly clear Madson didn't get into save situation mode until after the homers made it a close shave again, and he promptly retired three of the next four hitters.

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Kendall Graveman
Athletics' Kendall Graveman: Gives up four runs in no-decision
Kendall Graveman, SP, OAK
3:16 AM
News: Graveman allowed four runs on nine hits and a walk with three strikeouts in a no-decision Tuesday against the Giants.

Graveman hasn't struck out more than five batters in a single start since May 2 against Seattle. He drew just six swinging strikes in 77 pitches Tuesday night and is struggling to miss bats in a big way. His K/9 is down to 6.2, and his inability to induce whiffs is a big reason why his ERA is so high, now up to 4.84.

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Khris Davis
Athletics' Khris Davis: Mashes 19th homer against Giants
Khris Davis, LF, OAK
3:10 AM
News: Davis homered, his 19th, in a 2-for-4 game with three runs scored and a walk in Tuesday's win over the Giants.

Davis is raking over his past 14 games, in which he has mashed five homers and owns a .303/.350/.607 batting line. He also now has three walks in this stretch, as many as he managed to draw in the entire month of April. He'll need to find plate discipline to keep this hot streak going, as pitchers are likely to start treating him with much more care as he keeps putting balls into the seats.

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