Yankees OF Ramon Flores makes MLB debut on Saturday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6:45 pm ET) Yankees' Ramon Flores is making his Major League debut, as he is in Saturday's starting lineup against the Tigers. Flores will start in left field and bat seventh for manager Joe Girardi.

Flores was promoted from Triple-A on Friday to replace the injured Slade Heathcott. Flores had four home runs and 15 RBI in 42 games with Scranton. 


Orioles CF Adam Jones has mild ankle sprain, manager says
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6:40 pm ET) Orioles manager Buck Showalter said center fielder Adam Jones was absent from Saturday's lineup due to a mild ankle sprain. Jones underwent an X-ray and an MRI to confirm the diagnosis. 

Jones initially injured the ankle while sliding at home on Friday, and he is listed as day-to-day, according to the Baltimore Sun. His status for Sunday's series-finale is uncertain. 


Angels recall INF/OF Efren Navarro on Saturday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6:26 pm ET) The Angels recalled infielder/outfielder Efren Navarro on Saturday. Navarro is in the starting lineup for Saturday's contest against the Tigers, playing first base and batting eighth. 

This will be Navarro's third stint with the Angels this season. He has four hits in 19 at-bats through his first 12 games with the big league club.

Pitcher Vinnie Pestano was optioned to Triple-A to make room on the 25-man roster, according to the Orange County Register.


Yoenis Cespedes in Tigers' cleanup spot for fourth straight game
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(6:24 pm ET) Detroit manager Brad Ausmus said when Victor Martinez went out of the lineup due to injury that J.D. Martinez would likely handle cleanup duties for the Tigers. However, it's been Yoenis Cespedes that's found a home at No. 4, as he will hit cleanup for the fourth straight game on Saturday. 

Cespedes is 2-for-11 with one homer and three RBIs in the last three contests as cleanup hitter, but the Tigers haven't been able to muster much offense as a team, scoring just six runs in their last five games. Cespedes is hitting .308 against Angels starter Jered Weaver in 13 career at-bats. 


Angels SS Erick Aybar (hamstring) still out of lineup on Saturday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6:22 pm ET) Angels shortstop Erick Aybar remains out of the starting lineup on Saturday against the Tigers. Aybar sat out Friday's game after injuring his left hamstring on Thursday.

Aybar believes he is ready to go, but the team decided to give him one more day to recover. He's expected to have a full workout on Saturday, and should be in the lineup on Sunday, according to the Orange Count Register

Grant Green is getting the start at shortstop and batting ninth in Saturday's lineup. 


Rangers OF Ryan Rua taking reps in infield
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(6:18 pm ET) Rangers outfielder Ryan Rua is getting closer a going on a reahb assignment. But when he does, he will likely take reps at both infield and outfield positions, according to the Dallas Morning News.

"His big-picture future is probably how we used him at the start of this year," manager Jeff Banister said. "But in the short-term, his versatility, I think we can capitalize on that. Versatility is important in today's game. Elite teams have multiple guys who can do that."

Rua has taken reps at all infield positions while rehabbing the fractured bone in his foot. He is expected to run the bases on Sunday and could begin his rehab assignment as early as Friday.

"Everything has felt good in batting practice," Rua said. "I've done some long-distance half-jogging, half-sprinting and that's felt good. There have been no problems. It's time to push it a little more."


OF Jerry Sands earns start for Indians
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(6:15 pm ET) With first baseman Carlos Santana on paternity leave, the Indians shuffled their lineup Saturday against the Mariners, giving right fielder Jerry Sands a start and slotting him eighth in the order. 

Sands, who was called up Thursday, is making his first appearance for Cleveland since April 27, when he was sent down to Triple-A. In 23 MLB at-bats this season, Sands is hitting .348 with four RBIs. 


Blue Jays CF Kevin Pillar blasts second home run of the season
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5:54 pm ET) Blue Jays center fielder Kevin Pillar ripped his second home run of the season in Saturdays' 3-2 loss to the Twins. Pillar's home run was a solo shot in the top of the fourth that temporarily tied the game at two. 

It was Pillar's only hit of the game, and he has been struggling offensively. Over his last 10 games, Pillar has just six hits in 33 at-bats and just two RBI.


Rangers OF Shin-Soo Choo off against lefty Saturday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3:39 pm ET) Rangers right fielder Shin-Soo Choo is grabbing some pine Saturday against Boston left-hander Wade Miley. Choo is  11-for-58 against southpaws this season and 0-for-5 lifetime against Miley.

The absence from the lineup is his first since April 29.

Choo has cooled since a tremendous run. He is batting .167 (3-for-18) over his last six games.


Royals send down Paulo Orlando to make room for Alex Rios
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3:25 pm ET) The Royals announced that outfielder Alex Rios was activated from the disabled list on Saturday. 

Rios had been out with a fractured hand since mid-April. 

To make room for Rios, the Royals optioned outfielder Paulo Orlando to Triple-A Omaha. Orlando was hitting .241 with one home run seven RBI. He had a league-leading five triples, however. 


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