Orioles OF Alejandro De Aza back in lineup, right field Wednesday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(3:55 pm ET) After being held out of the starting lineup the last two games for the Orioles, Alejandro De Aza was back in there for manager Buck Showalter on Wednesday against the Mets. De Aza started in right field and hit leadoff against Mets' starter Jacob deGrom.

De Aza has been scuffling at the plate lately, collecting just three hits in his last 24 at-bats. But he returns to the lineup Wednesday, affording Delmon Young a day of rest.


Rangers DH Prince Fielder plates two runs in win over Astros
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12:37 am ET) Rangers designated hitter Prince Fielder made his presence felt at the plate during Tuesday's 7-1 victory over Houston.

Fielder doubled in a pair of runs in the opening frame off starter Scott Feldman for his only hit of the evening. He finished 1 for 4 with two RBI, extending his modest hitting streak to five games. He is hitting .350 (36 for 103) with four homers, 13 RBI and a .407 on-base percentage through his first 26 games.


Yankees' Chase Headley on lower back soreness: 'I'll be fine'
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2015) Yankees manager Joe Girardi told reporters he subbed Alex Rodriguez in for Gregorio Petit at third base late in Tuesday's 6-3 victory over Toronto because Chase Headley is dealing with soreness in his lower back, per Newsday. Petit was drilled in the hand in the eighth inning, which prompted the change by Girardi in the bottom of the ninth.

Headley is expected to be back in the lineup Wednesday.

"I'll be fine," Headley said.

Headley is hitting .247 with 10 RBI in 97 at-bats this season.


Rays' John Jaso still not participating in baseball activities
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2015) Rays designated hitter John Jaso is still not ready to participate in baseball activities, general manager Matt Silverman said per the Tampa Bay Times.

"It's a slowly progressing healing process for John," Silverman said.

Jaso is currently on the 60-day DL with a wrist injury. He is yet to play in a game this season for Tampa Bay after hitting .264 with nine home runs in 2014.


David Ortiz mad autographed items given without his permission
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2015) Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is mad. And he's on a seven-game hitting streak.

His anger has nothing to do with his play on the field. It has everything to do with a member of the Red Sox security staff giving Boston fan Mike Shuster several of his signed souvenirs in exchange for the ball Yankees DH Alex Rodriguez sent over the Green Monster on Friday night to tie Willie Mays for fourth place on the all-time home run list.

Ortiz assured that he didn't feel any anger toward Rodriguez. He simply wanted to give permission for any of his autographs to be handed out.

"That is not OK with me at all," he told the New York Daily News. "That's not the way it's supposed to work. They're supposed to ask me before any of my [items] get offered to anyone. ... It's not because they were doing this for A-Rod's ball. It's because they're supposed to ask me before any of my [expletive] get offered to anyone."


Indians center fielder Michael Bourn out of the lineup Tuesday
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2015) Indians center fielder Michael Bourn is out of the starting lineup on Tuesday, with Michael Brantley shifting to center and Ryan Raburn moving taking over in left field, according to MLB.com. Manager Terry Francona indicated Bourn will be held out of the lineup for the forseeable future against left-handed pitchers.

"I talked to Bourny today a little bit about it," Francona said prior to Tuesday's game, per MLB.com. "And this is just in the near future, because we really want Bourny to be our center fielder, but it's been a struggle for him against lefties."

It will be Brantley's first start in center field this season after drawing 44 starts there in 2014. The Indians are currently the underdogs (+110) against Kansas City.


Indians activate Nick Swisher from DL, option Tyler Holt to Triple-A
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2015) The Indians have activated Nick Swisher from the 15-day disabled list with a knee injury and is in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game, according to MLB.com.

Swisher is yet to play in a game this season with the injury. He hit .208 with 42 RBI in 360 at-bats in 2014. With the roster move, Cleveland decided to option outfielder Tyler Holt to Triple-A Columbus. Holt went 0 for 3 with the Indians this season. 


Orioles' Jimmy Paredes starting at second base Tuesday vs. Mets
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/5/2015) Without the use of a designated hitter at his disposal, Orioles manager Buck Showalter has inserted Jimmy Paredes at second base for Tuesday's matchup against the Mets. Paredes is making his second start at second this year, but his bat is what is likely keeping him in the lineup.

In 51 at-bats this season, Paredes is batting a robust .353 with three homers and 10 RBI. He has been a revelation early on, and should continue to see regular playing time while his bat stays hot. 


White Sox's Adam Eaton, Adam LaRoche return to the lineup
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2015) White Sox center fielder Adam Eaton and first baseman Adam LaRoche are back in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Tigers. Eaton missed three straight days with an illness. LaRoche left Sunday's game with an illness as well.

Eaton was replaced by J.B. Shuck for the last three days. Eaton was dealing with a 103 temperature for the last three days and lost 10 pounds because of the illness. He is hitting .192 with three doubles in 78 at-bats this season.

Laroche is hitting .211 with three home runs and nine RBI in 76 at-bats.

The White Sox are currently the favorites (-115) against Detroit Tuesday.


Rays LF David DeJesus has success against Red Sox Porcello
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/5/2015) David DeJesus will man left field and bat fifth for the second consecutive game for the Rays in Tuesday night's matchup with the Red Sox. DeJesus has a lifetime .364 batting average (8 for 22) against Boston's starter Rick Porcello, so Rays manager Kevin Cash will hope his left fielder can continue that success Tuesday.

On the season, DeJesus is batting .259 with a home run and 10 RBI. He snapped a five-game hitless streak by going 2 for 4 on Monday.


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