Rangers' Mitch Moreland only had one chip removed from elbow
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4:59 pm ET) Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland had surgery to remove bone chips from his elbow, but when doctors opened him up, there was only one chip to be found. 

Moreland said he had a chip about the size of a watermelon seed removed from his left elbow, per Fox Sports Southwest, and that was the only chip there was.  


Adam LaRoche leaves game for White Sox
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4:32 pm ET) White Sox first baseman Adam LaRoche left Sunday's game in the bottom of the fifth inning. 

LaRoche was one of several White Sox players who has been bothered by flu-like symptoms, and he looked like he wasn't feeling well earlier in the day, per Comcast Sports Net


Yankees Brett Gardner: Alex Rodriguez is 'all business'
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(2:06 pm ET) Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner isn't surprised by Alex Rodriguez's approach this season. 

"He’s been all business since he’s been back," Gardner said, per the Journal News. "Last year, obviously, was very, very tough for him, and tough for a lot of people, but I think ever since he’s come back he’s been all about working hard and trying to help the team win."

That's in keeping with what Gardner has seen from A-Rod in the time the two have been teammates. 

"I’ve had a chance over the last eight or nine years to really see behind the scenes and what goes into his preparation for the game, and the way that he works in the offseason. He doesn’t need to go out of his way to try to win me over," Gardner said. 


Billy Butler out of starting lineup for Athletics
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(12:14 pm ET) Athletics designated hitter Billy Butler is out of the starting lineup for Sunday's game. It will be just the second start Butler has missed this season. 

Mark Canha moves to DH from left field to give Butler a day of rest. Sam Fuld shifts from center to left to replace Canha. 

Entering the lineup to fill Fuld's vacancy in center is Billy Burns, who will bat leadoff. Burns is making his second consecutive start in center. 


White Sox rest Tyler Flowers, Conor Gillaspie, Jose Abreu
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(11:46 am ET) The White Sox left two regulars out of the lineup on Sunday and moved another to DH to give him a day's rest from playing the field. 

Catcher Tyler Flowers is out of the lineup. For the third time in five games, he'll be replaced by Geovany Soto, who will bat eighth in the order. 

Third baseman Conor Gillaspie is also out of the starting lineup, for just the fifth time this year. He's replaced by Gordon Beckham, who'll bat seventh. 

Jose Abreu moves from first base to DH, swapping positions with Adam LaRoche, who gets his third start of the year at first base. 


Joe Mauer, Kennys Vargas switch positions for Twins
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(11:28 am ET) For the fourth time this season, Joe Mauer and Kennys Vargas will switch positions to give Mauer a day off from the field. 

Mauer will play designated hitter for the Twins in Sunday's game, while Vargas will play first base. It's the second time in five games and third in the last nine that the two players have flip-flopped positions. 


Astros' Evan Gattis smacks fourth home run of 2015
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2015) Astros designated hitter Evan Gattis went 1 for 5 at the plate in Houston's 11-4 win over the Mariners Saturday.

Gattis did his damage in the third when he cracked a Taijuan Walker delivery over the left center field wall for a two-run shot, his fourth of the season. Gattis boosted his average to .183 with 13 RBI in 82 at-bats this season.


Eric Campbell misses second straight for Mets
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2015) Mets third baseman Eric Campbell is out of the starting lineup for the second straight game on Saturday. Campbell is hitting .204 this season.

Just like Friday, the Mets replace Campbell by moving David Murphy over from second base. Dilson Herrera replaces Murphy at second, batting sixth in the order. 


Desmond Jennings at DH for Rays, Brandon Guyer, Rene Rivera to bench
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2015) Desmond Jennings returned to the Rays' lineup on Saturday, after missing five games with a sore knee. 

Jennings will play designated hitter, not left field. Regular DH David DeJesus moves to left field, sending Brandon Guyer to the bench. 

Catcher Rene Rivera is also out of the starting lineup as backup Bobby Wilson gets a day in the starting lineup. Wilson will make his seventh start of the year and bat ninth.


Next up for A-Rod on milestone list: 3,000 Hits
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/2/2015) With Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez catching Willie Mays Friday in the all-time home run chase, next up on his milestone list is 3,000 hits where, coming into Saturday's game, he's 44 shy of reaching, per MLB.com.

"I still think that he’ll be asked a lot about [3,000 hits]," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. “There aren’t a lot of people in the big leagues that have had 3,000 hits, so he’ll be asked a lot about it. I’m sure he’ll think plenty about it, but we also have some time until we get there.”

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