Jackie Bradley's double gives Red Sox win Wednesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1:38 am ET) Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley went 1 for 6 Wendesday but hit a two-run double in the 14th inning to give his team a lead they wouldn't squander in a 6-4 Red Sox victory over the White Sox.

Bradley's double came off White Sox infielder Leury Garcia after he walked two batters in his first career pitching appearance. The Red Sox outfielder has hit .244/.354/.317 with two stolen bases in 41 at-bats.

Leonys Martin delivers walkoff hit in win Wednesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2014) Rangers center fielder Leonys Martin played a key role in his team's 3-2 win over the Mariners Wednesday, going 2 for 4 with a triple, one run and one RBI.

Martin's triple came against Felix Hernandez in the eighth inning and was enough to chase the Seattle ace from the game after his nearly flawless performance. The center fielder would score on a sacrifice fly by the next batter. He then came up with the bases loaded and his team down one with two outs in the ninth inning before a wild pitch scored the tying run, and Martin's single to left field ended the game. He has hit .277/.346/.319 with two stolen bases in 47 at-bats this season.

Kole Calhoun out 4-6 weeks with ligament sprain
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2014) Angels outfielder Kole Calhoun will be sidelined four-to-six weeks due to a bad ligament sprain in his ankle, the Orange County Register reports.

Calhoun suffered the injury running the bases Tuesday and was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday. He has hit .222/.276/.426 with two home runs, four RBI and two stolen bases in 54 at-bats.

Angels place Kole Calhoun on DL, call up Brennan Boesch
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2014) The Angels placed outfielder Kole Calhoun on the 15-day disabled list with an ankle injury Wednesday and recalled outfielder Brennan Boesch from Triple-A Salt Lake.

Calhoun twisted the ankle Tuesday trying to beat a ground ball to first base. He's hit .222/.276/.426 with two home runs, four RBI and two stolen bases in 54 at-bats.

Boesch has turned in similar statistics to Calhoun at the Triple-A level this season, hitting .250/.308/.479 with two home runs, nine RBI and one stolen base in 48 at-bats. He had just 51 at-bats with the Yankees last season after seeing regular action with the Tigers over the previous three seasons.

Coco Crisp remains out of lineup Wednesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2014) Athletics center fielder Coco Crisp is not in the starting lineup Wednesday for the third straight game.

Crisp has been dealing with hamstring tightness, and with the team off Thursday, he'll get another couple days to rest the injury before potentially returning for the weekend series against the Astros.

Weather pushes back Shane Victorino's rehab again
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2014) Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino won't start his rehab assignment Wednesday as inclement weather has caused another postponement for Double-A Portland. He is expected to begin his rehab assignment Friday or Saturday, likely with Triple-A Pawtucket, the Boston Herald reports.

Victorino is recovering from a right hamstring strain, and it's possible the weather delays could cause his return to the Red Sox to be pushed back a day or two. He has yet to play in a game this season.

Carlos Beltran still sizzling in defeat of Cubs
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2014) Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran slugged his fourth home run in the last six games and third in the last three games in a Wednesday win over the Cubs.

Beltran opened the scoring with a blast in the first inning and added a walk to sweeten his stat line to .311/.347/.622. He has four home runs and nine RBI on the season.

The hype on George Springer is warranted
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(4/16/2014) Granted, no one can know how a top prospect will perform in his first stint in the big leagues. Some of the best players in the game today needed several stints to settle in. But while detractors point to George Springer's one strikeout every three at-bats as a potential stumbling block, even they recognize how big of a deal he could be.

I mean, the guy had 37 home runs and 45 stolen bases at Triple-A Oklahoma City last year. Yeah, he didn't quite make 40-40, but only four players have ever accomplished that at the big-league level. And the minor-league season is about a month shorter.

Springer's strikeout rate never caught up to him in the minors, where he compiled a .302 batting average in a little more than two seasons, so he could go the route of Matt Kemp, who for all his injuries, has overcome a high strikeout rate to compile a .292 batting average at the big-league level.

Even if he doesn't, the power and speed should be enough to carry Springer. As early as he's arriving, I'm expecting at least a 20-20 campaign. If he does that, you'll take a .260 batting average from him -- and again, that's thinking conservatively.

He hasn't even gotten an at-bat yet, and I already rank him among my top 30 outfielders. That should tell you something.

Michael Bourn back in lineup Wednesday for Indians
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2014) Indians center fielder Michael Bourn has finally returned from a hamstring injury that prevented him from playing for them for nearly a month. He is in the starting lineup for the game Wednesday night in Detroit.

Bourn will begin his quest to rebound from a disappointing first season with Cleveland in 2013. His batting average (.263), stolen bases (23) and on-base percentage (.316) were all his worst in several years.

Scott Feldman back, Robbie Grossman down for Astros
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2014) The Astros have removed ace Scott Feldman from the bereavement list and optioned outfielder Robbie Grossman to Triple-A Oklahoma City as part of a flurry of moves made on Wednesday.

Feldman, who owns a 2-0 record and 0.44 ERA, is set to start Thursday against Kansas City. Grossman has heated up with four hits, including two home runs, in his last 16 at-bats after a horrific start. But he is still batting .125 on the season.

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