Nats SS Ian Desmond extends hitting streak to 10 games
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/24/2015) Shortshop Ian Desmond doubled in the Nationals' loss to the Marlins on Friday to extend his hitting streak to 10 games.

He's hitting .340 (17 for 50) during the streak.

Phillies' Freddy Galvis scores winning run on Braves' passed ball, error
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/24/2015) The Braves allowed a passed ball and committed an error, their fourth of the game, in the bottom of the ninth inning Friday of a scoreless game to allow the Phillies' Freddy Galvis to score the winning run. 

Braves first baseman Freddy Freeman committed the final miscue in the Braves' loss. 

Galvis went 3 for 4 in the victory.


Orioles INF Rey Navarro says first-ever call up 'A dream come true'
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/24/2015) After 885 games in the minor leagues, infielder Reynaldo Navarro said his first-ever call up to the major leagues is "A dream come true. This is where they play the best baseball in the world," reports MASNsports.com.

Navarro was called up by the O's after infielder Ryan Flaherty was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right groin strain.

Navarro is a career .265 hitter in the minors.

Morneau, Gonzalez return for Rockies; Tulowitzki gets night off
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2015) Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau and right fielder Carlos Gonzalez returned to the lineup Friday night at home against San Francisco. Both players received the night off on Thursday. Morneau will bat cleanup, while Gonzalez will hit sixth in the order.

Morneau is batting .231 (12 for 52) with one home run, two doubles and three RBI in 14 games, while Gonzalez is batting .179 (10 for 56) with one home run, four doubles and five RBI in 14 games.

Troy Tulowitzki, who started all but one of 16 games this season for the Rockies, received his second night off this season. He is hitting .300 (18 for 60) with nine doubles, a home run and eight RBI in 16 appearances.

Colorado is a home underdog (+100) against the defending World Series champions, per VegasInsider.com.


Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy (shoulder) not ready to be cleared
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2015) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy needs to have two straight days without any pain in his shoulder before he is cleared to start playing in rehab games, reports SportsNet Mid-Atlantic.

Hardy has not played this season due to a shoulder strain and he has been working out with the team's Triple-A affiliate in Norfolk.


Bourjos taken off Cardinals paternity list; Anna optioned to minors
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2015) The Cardinals activated outfielder Peter Bourjos off the paternity list, and optioned infielder Dean Anna down to Triple-A Memphis on Friday, per the team's official website.  Bourjos has been held without a hit in his first four at-bats of the season.

Royals recall Brandon Finnegan, send down Orlando Calixte
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2015) The Royals brought up pitcher Brandon Finnegan on Friday and sent down shortstop Orlando Calixte to its Triple-A affiliate, the team announced.

Finnegan started the season at Double-A, while Calixte was 0 for 2 in his lone appearance this season.

Manager Ned Yost said Finnegan will work out of the bullpen initially and he does not have a definitive role for him yet, reports The Kansas City Star.


Red Sox's Brock Holt starts for Xander Bogaerts
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2015) Red Sox utility man Brock Holt gets a start at shortstop in place of Xander Bogaerts for Friday's game at Baltimore. 

Holt has started games at second, third, short and center. With Friday's game, Holt will have three starts at shortstop, more than any other position. It's the second time in four games he's gotten the start at short ahead of Bogaerts. 

Boston and Baltimore are even with -105 money lines for the game. 


Orioles put Ryan Flaherty on DL, recall Rey Navarro
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2015) The Orioles announced on Friday that they have placed infielder Ryan Flaherty on the 15-day disabled list with a right groin strain. 

The move will be retroactive to April 23.

Flaherty is hitting .300/.400/.600 and has two home runs and four RBI in nine games. The Orioles are confident that Flaherty will be activated from the DL when he's eligible, according to MASN Sports.  

To replace Flaherty on the 25-man roster, the Orioles have recalled infielder Reynaldo Navarro from Triple-A Norfolk. Navarro has appeared in two games with Norfolk and has a home run and two RBI. He has a slash line of .429/.500/1.000. 

Assuming Navarro gets into a game during this stint with the Orioles, he will be making his major-league debut. 


Howard, Utley, Galvis, Ruiz reinserted into Phillies lineup on Friday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2015) Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard, second baseman Chase Utley, shortstop Freddy Galvis and catcher Carlos Ruiz were all held out of the starting lineup on Thursday. All four starters returned to the starting lineup Friday night against the Braves.

Howard moved back to the No. 5 spot in the order for just the second time this season. Utley returned to his regular No. 3 spot, while Ruiz batted seventh, followed by Galviz eighth.

Philadelphia is considered a slight underdog (+105) at home against Atlanta, per VegasInsider.com.


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