Jaime Garcia
Cardinals' Jaime Garcia: Has forgettable first inning in Saturday defeat
Jaime Garcia, SP, STL
10:55 AM
News: Garcia (1-2) surrendered four hits, four earned runs and three walks over 6.1 innings in Saturday's 6-1 loss to the Nationals. He struck out six.

A couple of errant pitches made all the difference on a day when there was precious little run support, as Garcia gave up a three-run homer to Jayson Werth in the first inning that he and the Cardinals never recovered from. He was fairly sharp otherwise, although he continues to run into some degree of control problems in every start. The 29-year-old issued a trio of free passes for the second straight appearance, and has a 35:14 K:BB ratio over 31.1 innings in 2016.

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Kyle Skipworth
Reds' Kyle Skipworth: Transferred to 60-day DL
Kyle Skipworth, C, CIN
10:53 AM
News: Skipworth (ankle) was transferred to the 60-day DL Sunday.

This procedural roster move will allow the Reds to open up a spot on the 40-man roster for Sunday's starter, Tim Adleman. Skipworth will continue to rehab his injury in the meantime, though the odds of seeing meaningful time at the Major League level this season remain slim.

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Michael Conforto
Mets' Michael Conforto: In lineup against Bumgarner
Michael Conforto, LF, NYM
10:53 AM
News: Concerto's hot bat keeps him in the lineup Sunday against Madison Bumgarner and the Giants, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.

Conforto was to sit against lefties, but his hot streak since moving to the three-hole keeps him in left field against an elite lefty in Bumgarner. Since moving to that spot 14 games ago, Conforto has hit .407 with 14 runs, nine doubles, four homers and 15 RBI.

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Tim Adleman
Reds' Tim Adleman: Will start Sunday
Tim Adleman, RP, CIN
10:49 AM
News: Adleman had his contracted selected from Triple-A Louisville on Sunday.

Adleman will be called upon to start Sunday's game against the Pirates in place of the injured Raisel Iglesias (shoulder). The right-hander has posted respectable numbers at the Triple-A level this season, but the 28-year-old is likely a placeholder in the rotation until Iglesias is healthy, or another young arm is considered.

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Francisco Cervelli
Pirates' Francisco Cervelli: Out of lineup Sunday
Francisco Cervelli, C, PIT
10:49 AM
News: Cervelli is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Reds.

With the Pirates' first pitch set for early Sunday afternoon, Cervelli will get the day off while Chris Stewart takes over behind the plate. Cervelli has been one of the more pleasant surprises among catchers this season, slashing .321/.438/.385 with 12 RBI and 16 walks compared to 14 strikeouts. Look for Cervelli to rejoin the lineup for Monday's series opener against the Cubs following his off day.

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Raisel Iglesias
Reds' Raisel Iglesias: Lands on DL
Raisel Iglesias, SP, CIN
10:37 AM
News: Iglesias was placed on the 15-day DL Sunday due to a right shoulder impingement.

Iglesias saw his velocity dip in his last scheduled start Monday, and after feeling a "pinch" in his right shoulder Friday, the Reds decided to scratch him from Sunday's scheduled start. They'll now put the young hurler on the disabled list, which will afford the team an extra roster spot while Iglesias works his way back to full strength. For now, that roster spot will got to Sunday's starter, Tim Adelman.

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Wilson Ramos
Nationals' Wilson Ramos: Remains out of the lineup
Wilson Ramos, C, WAS
10:33 AM
News: Ramos (bereavement) remains out of the lineup Sunday against the Cardinals, MASN's Dan Kolko reports.

Ramos will effectively be held out of the entire weekend series, with Jose Lobaton being called upon Sunday to start his third straight game. Look for the Nats' primary backstop to return to action during the upcoming three-game series in Kansas City.

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Homer Bailey
Reds' Homer Bailey: Suffers potential setback
Homer Bailey, SP, CIN
10:29 AM
News: Bailey (elbow) has suffered a "slight setback" according to manager Bryan Price, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Bailey tossed 3.2 innings in his first rehab start Thursday, but it sounds like his recovery plan might be put on hold for the time being. That being said, the Reds do not believe the setback is overly serious, so look for an announcement regarding the direction of his rehab plan in the coming days.

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Daniel Castro
Braves' Daniel Castro: Sitting Sunday
Daniel Castro, SS, ATL
10:27 AM
News: Castro is not in the starting lineup Sunday against the Cubs.

Castro has worked his way into the starting lineup in 11 straight games, as his versatility as allowed him to get starts at second base, third base and shortstop. He currently finds himself in a 0-for-21 slump, however, so perhaps a day of rest is what Castro needs to clear his head and get going at the plate.

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Drew Stubbs
Braves' Drew Stubbs: Not in Sunday's lineup
Drew Stubbs, LF, ATL
10:25 AM
News: Stubbs is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cubs.

Stubbs had started three of the last four games in center field, but manager Fredi Gonzalez will turn to the young Mallex Smith on Sunday afternoon. Stubbs does own a .641 OPS in 41 plate appearances this season, but Smith's presence in the lineup is likely just another way to get another left-handed bat in the order against opposing starter John Lackey.

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