Rangers acquire outfielder, sent pitcher to DL
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12:57 pm ET) The Rangers have acquired minor league outfielder Dan Robertson from the Padres and sent pitcher Pedro Figueroa to the disabled list with elbow inflammation, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Robertson is batting .364 in 22 at-bats with Triple-A El Paso.


Report: Red Sox to promote Alex Wilson on Wednesday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12:39 pm ET) Right-hander Alex Wilson will be promoted Wednesday from Triple-A Pawtucket, sources have told the Boston Globe.

The 27-year-old Wilson has performed well out of the bullpen this season with eight scoreless innings and nine strikeouts. But he has also walked five, continuing a trend that followed him last year with the Red Sox. He walked 14 in 27 2/3 innings in Boston a year ago.


Pedro Figueroa exits game Tuesday with elbow injury
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1:47 am ET) Rangers pitcher Pedro Figueroa was removed from Tuesday's game against the A's after suffering an elbow injury, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Figueroa threw just one pitch in the game, hitting a batter. He immediately began shaking his arm and was removed after a visit from the trainer. The team will likely have him undergo an MRI. Figueroa owns a 4.00 ERA and 3:3 K:BB ratio in nine innings.


Matt Albers dealing with shoulder tightness
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1:41 am ET) Astros pitcher Matt Albers was unavailable for Tuesday's game against the Mariners due to shoulder tightness, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Albers may not be able to pitch Wednesday either, but the team doesn't see the injury as a major issue. He has allowed just one earned run in 10 innings while striking out eight and walking three in eight appearances.


Josh Fields earns second save vs. A's
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1:24 am ET) Astros pitcher Josh Fields recorded his second save of the season Tuesday, striking out one in a scoreless ninth inning to lock down his team's 5-2 win over the A's.

Fields' first save came all the way back on April 2, and three Astros relievers have shared the team's five saves thus far. It was Fields' turn Tuesday, and he turned in a 1-2-3 inning to pick up the save. He owns a 2.00 ERA and 11:4 K:BB ratio in nine innings.


Joakim Soria locks down fifth save Tuesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1:18 am ET) Rangers closer Joakim Soria recorded his fifth save Tuesday, striking out one in a scoreless ninth inning in his team's 5-4 win over the A's.

Soria got out to a slow start this April, recording just one save in his first five appearances while giving up four earned runs in five innings. However, he's tossed four scoreless innings in his last four appearances, racking up four saves while not allowing any hits or walks. He owns a 4.00 ERA and 9:2 K:BB ratio in nine innings.


Alexi Ogando earns win with one-out appearance Tuesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1:15 am ET) Rangers pitcher Alexi Ogando was able to retire the only batter he faced Tuesday, earning him a win in his team's 5-4 victory over the A's.

Ogando (1-1) was able to end the eighth inning with his team down one, and the offense would go on to score two runs in the ninth. He owns a 5.23 ERA and 8:5 K:BB ratio in 10 1/3 innings.


Luke Gregerson blows save opportunity Tuesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1:12 am ET) Athletics pitcher Luke Gregerson couldn't protect a 4-3 lead Tuesday, giving up two earned runs on three hits in the ninth inning of his team's 5-4 loss to the Rangers.

Gregerson (0-1) was gifted a second chance when the Rangers couldn't successfully execute a squeeze bunt, resulting in an out at home plate. However, it ended up not making a difference, as the Rangers would go on to plate two runs against Gregerson. He owns a 3.09 ERA and 7:1 K:BB ratio in 11 2/3 innings.


Eric O'Flaherty impresses in 35-pitch session Tuesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12:02 am ET) Athletics pitcher Eric O'Flaherty stretched out to 60 feet, six inches for the first time Tuesday and looked impressive during a 35-pitch session, MLB.com reports.

"As a matter of fact, I asked him if he had an inning in him today," manager Bob Melvin said.

O'Flaherty is on the 60-day disabled list while recovering from Tommy John surgery.


Troy Patton records four outs in scoreless rehab outing
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2014) Orioles pitcher Troy Patton gave up just one hit while pitching 1 1/3 scoreless innings in his first rehab appearance with Triple-A Norfolk Tuesday.

Patton is serving a 25-game suspension after testing positive for amphetamines, and the first day he's eligible for reinstatement is April 30.


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