Jake Elmore on verge of rehab assignment
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12:05 am ET) Athletics infielder Jake Elmore will report to Triple-A Sacramento "in the coming days" for a rehab assignment, MLB.com reports.

Elmore is working his way back from a strained quad that earned him a trip to the disabled list in late March. He'll try to show enough at Sacramento to crack the team's 25-man roster as a utility infielder.


Delino DeShields to begin limited baseball activities
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2014) Astros infield prospect Delino DeShields was slated to begin limited baseball activities Tuesday after seeing a specialist Monday, the Houston Chronicle reports.

DeShields was hit in the face with a pitch last week, suffering a fractured cheekbone. "With a non displaced fracture, sometimes those things can heal up pretty quickly," general manager Jeff Luhnow said. "We’ll wait and see. He’s going to start some activities as tolerated."

DeShields may be able to expedite his return with the help of a protective mask, though the team isn't committed to going that route with the prospect.


Brian Dozier connects for sixth home run Tuesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2014) Twins second baseman Brian Dozier went 1 for 4 with his sixth home run of the season in his team's 7-3 loss to the Rays Tuesday.

Dozier's solo shot in the fourth inning has become a common sight, as his six home runs come with just eight RBI as well as five stolen bases. He has hit .221/.337/.468 in 77 at-bats.


Gordon Beckham expected to return this weekend
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2014) White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham is expected to be activated from the disabled list this weekend, MLB.com reports.

Beckham began the season on the disabled list due to a strained oblique, but it appears likely he'll make his season debut in this weekend's series against the Mariners. He's coming off a season in which he hit .267/.322/.372 with five home runs, 24 RBI and five stolen bases in 371 at-bats.


Seven different Orioles' players contribute RBI in win
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2014) Everyone in the Orioles starting lineup almost ended up with an RBI during a 7-6 win Monday at Boston. The only two players who didn't contribute an RBI were second baseman Stephen Lombardozzi and outfielder David Lough.

The Orioles got most of their runs during a six-run third inning. Nick Markakis, Nelson Cruz, Chris Davis and Jonathan Schoop all had RBI singles. Adam Jones got an RBI on a fielder's choice and Steve Clevenger had an RBI double.

The Orioles' other run came in the eighth inning on Ryan Flaherty's RBI single. The Orioles hit .303 (10 for 33) and had four walks during the win.


A's claim Andy Parrino off waivers, option him to Triple-A
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2014) The Athletics claimed infielder Andy Parrino off waivers from the Rangers Monday. He was then optioned to Triple-A Sacramento.

Marcus Semien cracks out four hits, four RBI in win over Texas
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2014) White Sox second baseman Marcus Semien came up big at the plate Sunday afternoon, cranking out four hits, including a bases-loaded triple in his team's 16-2 victory over the Rangers.

Semien also singled in the third, eighth and ninth innings, respectively. He finished 4 for 6 with two runs and four RBI. He is hitting .222 with just two homers and nine RBI in 81 at-bats.

Jurickson Profar targeting June return
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2014) Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar is targeting a June return, according to ESPN.

Profar has been sidelined by shoulder issues. General manager Jon Daniels said the first week of June was a realistic return date, but they want to be 100 percent sure Profar is healthy before throwing him out there.


Scott Sizemore sent back down to the minors
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2014) Yankees infielder Scott Sizemore has been sent back to Triple-A, according to Newsday.

Sizemore appeared in five games while he was with the club, hitting .308. He was sent down in order to make room for Mark Teixeira. 


Nick Franklin gets the start at short Sunday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2014) Mariners infielder Nick Franklin started at shortstop Sunday against the Marlins.

Brad Miller is not in the lineup, so Franklin will get a shot at short. He's slated to hit seventh against Kevin Slowey.


More Updates