Avisail Garcia
White Sox's Avisail Garcia: Sitting again Wednesday
Avisail Garcia, DH, CHW
4:05 PM
News: Garcia (hamstring) remains out of the lineup Wednesday night.

Jerry Sands will DH, while the White Sox roll with Adam Eaton, Melky Cabrera, and Austin Jackson in the outfield for Wednesday's game against Boston.

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Zach Britton
Orioles' Zach Britton: Increased activity Wednesday
Zach Britton, RP, BAL
4:03 PM
News: Britton (ankle) increased his activity during a bullpen session Wednesday, but his availability to pitch Wednesday night was not revealed by Orioles manager Buck Showalter, Eduardo A. Encina of The Baltimore Sun reports.

Given the uncertainty regarding his availability, it may be prudent to look elsewhere for relief help or staff fillers in leagues that allow daily moves. For now, it's encouraging that Britton's progress has kept him away from a stint on the 15-day DL.

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Alex Rodriguez
Yankees' Alex Rodriguez: To disabled list with hamstring injury
Alex Rodriguez, DH, NYY
2:34 PM
News: Rodriguez was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring.

Rodriguez was removed from Tuesday's game after pulling up while running to first base and an MRI on Wednesday revealed a strain. It's unclear as to just how injured Rodriguez is, but it's enough to put him on the disabled list. He's hitting for a .194/.275/.444 slash line and finally seemed to be putting it together of late, hitting .353 over the past week with three home runs and six RBI. He's replaced by James Pazos, a relief pitcher, on the major league roster.

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Dalton Pompey
Blue Jays' Dalton Pompey: Takes batting practice Tuesday
Dalton Pompey, CF, TOR
1:07 PM
News: Pompey (foot) took batting practice Tuesday, Amy Moritz of the Buffalo News reports.

Manager Gary Allenson said that Pompey is "still on a day-to-day basis", but the improvement is definitely an encouraging sign. Allenson also commented that the outfielder's foot feels better and that he hopes Pompey can return within the next couple days, so it appears that the end of his DL stint is near.

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Chris Gimenez
Rangers' Chris Gimenez: Traded to Indians
Chris Gimenez, C, CLE
12:09 PM
News: Gimenez was traded to the Indians on Wednesday for cash considerations, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

After designating Gimenez for assignment Tuesday, the Rangers were able to find a trade partner to get something in return for the veteran catcher. Gimenez has not played yet this season due to an infected ankle, but he has played in minor league games as part of his rehab assignment. The Indians DFA'd fellow catcher Adam Moore to clear a spot on the roster for Gimenez, so it's clear that they intend on him serving as Yan Gomes' backup behind the plate.

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Nick Gordon
Twins' Nick Gordon: Placed on minor-league DL
Nick Gordon, SS, MIN
9:49 AM
News: Gordon was placed on the minor league disabled list Wednesday with a concussion, Brice Zimmerman of the Fort Myers Miracle reports.

Gordon will be shut down for at least a week after suffering a concussion Tuesday. His production slipped the last week, but he still owns a .309/.343/.447 slash line at the High-A level 23 games into his age-20 season.

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Joe Kelly
Red Sox's Joe Kelly: Rehab start set for Friday
Joe Kelly, SP, BOS
6:27 AM
News: Kelly (shoulder) threw a bullpen session Tuesday and is set to make a rehabilitation start for Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday, the Boston Globe reports.

Manager John Farrell said Kelly will need at least two rehab starts. The question remains will Kelly return to Boston's rotation. With Eduardo Rodriguez (knee) nearing a return to Boston, he would likely replace Henry Owens in the current iteration of the rotation. There isn't an obvious replacement when Kelly is ready to return. Steven Wright, who pitched well again Tuesday, deserves to hold his spot. That would leave Clay Buchholz, who has not pitched well to start the season but has a track record of rebounding from poor starts.

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Eduardo Rodriguez
Red Sox's Eduardo Rodriguez: Makes second rehab start
Eduardo Rodriguez, SP, BOS
6:15 AM
News: Rodriguez (knee) allowed three runs on five hits while striking out three in six innings of a rehabilitation start for Triple-A Pawtucket.

Rodriguez got beat up in the first inning, when he allowed all three runs, but went on to retire 16 of the final 18 batters faced. The Red Sox will consider the next step for Rodriguez, but another rehab start is a strong possibility. The next start would be Sunday. On that schedule, Rodriguez could be back in Boston on May 13.

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Tony Zych
Mariners' Tony Zych: Placed on 15-day DL with shoulder tendinitis
Tony Zych, RP, SEA
5/3/2016
News: Zych was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday retroactive to May 2.

It's unclear when the ailment arose, but it's apparently bad enough to warrant a DL stint for Zych. There is currently no timetable for his return, but that should become clearer once he begins his rehab process. Right-hander Steve Johnson had his contract selected from Triple-A Tacoma and was called up to take his spot on the roster.

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Ervin Santana
Twins' Ervin Santana: On track to start Saturday
Ervin Santana, SP, MIN
5/3/2016
News: Santana (back) pitched a simulated game Tuesday and is on track to start Saturday against the White Sox, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

This had been the plan all along, and with no setbacks following the two innings of work in the sim game, Santana looks to be good to go. He'll likely take the spot of either Tyler Duffey or Alex Meyer in the starting rotation upon his return.

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