Xander Bogaerts knocks one out of the park
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12:02 am ET) It took 16 games, but Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts finally put one over the fences Thursday night against the White Sox.

Bogaerts took Chicago ace deep in the sixth inning for a solo home run. He finished 1 for 3 with one run scored and one RBI in a 3-1 win. He is hitting .268/.397/.357 with two RBI in 56 at-bats.

Ryan Jackson likely to need surgery
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2014) Padres infielder Ryan Jackson would be a possible call-up option if Chase Headley has to go on the disabled list with a bicep injury, but MLB.com reports he is dealing with an injury of his own.

Jackson, who is with Triple-A El Paso, has a wrist injury that looks like it will require surgery, according to the report. He is set to report to the team's training staff for examination this week before a decision is ultimately made.  A possible timeline for his recovery is not yet known.

Jackson was hitting .214/.267/.286 prior to the injury for El Paso. He appeared in 20 games at the major-league level over the previous two season with the Cardinals. 


Brendan Ryan will play simulated game Saturday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2014) Yankees infielder Brendan Ryan is scheduled to play in a simulated game Saturday in Tampa and remains on track to rejoin the team at some point in May, the Star-Ledger reports Thursday.

"He's got to go through a normal spring training," manager Joe Girardi said. "That will obviously be (sped) up because we could get him more at-bats in certain situations, but we'd like to see him get 40, 50 at-bats."

Brandon Crawford appears as pinch-hitter Thursday
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2014) Giants infielder Brandon Crawford was out of the lineup yet again Thursday due to a hamstring injury, but was able to appear as a pinch-hitter, a sign he is nearing a return. Crawford took groundballs and stretched before the game, and appeared in the game in the ninth inning, flying out to left in his lone plate appearance. 

Hanley Ramirez: I'll be back in lineup Friday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2014) Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez is not anticipating missing another game with a left hand injury sustained on a hit-by-pitch against San Francisco on Wednesday. Ramirez told MLB.com that he plans on returning to the lineup Friday in the opener of a series against Arizona.

Brandon Crawford sidelined again with hamstring tweak
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2014) A hamstring injury will keep Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford out for the second straight game Thursday against the Dodgers.

Crawford had been on a tear before the injury knocked him out. He remains on a seven-game hitting streak during which he has 10 hits in 25 at-bats with four runs and seven RBI. He boasts an impressive stat line of .318/.407/.545.


Hanley Ramirez still sidelined after HBP on hand
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2014) Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez remains out of the lineup with a left hand injury for the Thursday game against San Francisco.

That news comes as no surprise as he has been scheduled to have a further examination of the injury, which was sustained when he was hit by a pitch in the game Wednesday.

Ramirez will attempt to prevent his absence from curtailing his momentum when he does return. He has opened the season on a roll with a stat line of .281/.379/.509 and 11 runs scored.


Eduardo Nunez to be called up Thursday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2014) Twins infielder Eduardo Nunez will be called up for Thursday's double header, according to FSN.

Nunez will be the team's 26th man for both games. He'll likely be sent down to the minors following the two games. Nunez was brought over from New York in mid-April.


Jose Reyes return to Blue Jays moved back to Saturday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2014) The return of Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes from a hamstring injury has been pushed back from Friday to Saturday. His team is in chilly Cleveland this weekend and is trying to avoid him playing three games there.

Reyes has not found his timing at the plate in a minor league stint, during which he has yet to hit safely in six at-bats.


Jose Reyes plays entire game at short during rehab start
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2014) Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes was able to play the entire game in the field Wednesday.

At the plate, Reyes finished 0 for 3. He walked and reached on an error, scoring both times he got on base. He's expected to be activated from the disabled list Friday as long as he doesn't experience a setback.


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