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Harold
Nichols
April 11, 2012 11:05 PM GMT
[FREE] Dustin Moseley's (RHP, SD) MRI on his sore shoulder came back much worse than expected, and with Tim Stauffer (RHP, SD) still on DL, the Padres have been forced to change their rotation for their final game in Arizona and their upcoming series with the Dodgers. Moseley's MRI showed "extensive damage," and while no timetable has been set for his return, it is clear that he's likely to miss far more than the minimum 15 DL days.
Brian
Rudd
April 10, 2012 11:05 PM GMT
David Wright was initially listed in the April 10 lineup, but was later scratched due to a swollen pinkie. Results of the x-rays aren't yet known, but the swollen finger is currently making it difficult for him to swing the bat. Ronny Cedeno, who had made just three previous starts at third base in his career, took Wright's spot in the lineup, and would be among the candidates to see increased playing time should Wright miss any additional time.
Jock
Thompson
April 09, 2012 11:06 PM GMT
Michael Saunders has another MLB starting shot only because of Franklin Gutierrez' injury. But their recent performances suggest that questions may remain after Gutierrez returns in a few weeks ...
Kristopher
Olson
April 08, 2012 11:05 PM GMT
What began as faint rumblings that we initially passed off as "spring-training noise" has proven to be anything but: The man getting the ball in the ninth inning for the White Sox—at least initially—would seem to be the least-skilled and least-experienced of all the candidates.
Christopher
Mallonee
April 07, 2012 11:05 PM GMT
On Opening Day 2012, Andres Torres (OF, NYM) re-aggravated a calf injury forcing him to the DL. The Mets called up 24 year-old prospect Kirk Nieuwenhuis to fill that roster spot, hoping he can provide quality starts in CF. He will have his opportunity to prove his value in the coming weeks...will he be able to earn playing time over Scott Hairston (OF, NYM) and even Torres upon his return?
Thomas
Kephart
April 06, 2012 11:05 PM GMT
Season-opening DL stints are affecting starting rotations and early-season lineups. Scott Baker (RHP, MIN), Tim Stauffer (RHP, SD) and Jed Lowrie (SS, HOU) are among those who began the season on the DL.
Brent
Hershey
April 05, 2012 11:05 PM GMT
New manager Robin Ventura announced that his 2012 lineup would include Brent Morel (3B, CHW) batting second and A.J. Pierzynski (C, CHW) in the five-hole. While Morel showed improved contact skills (86%) in 2011, the extra plate appearances may not result in much added production.
Jock
Thompson
April 04, 2012 11:05 PM GMT
Brad Brach is a surprise cut as SD pares down for Opening Day. Pre-season sleeper Everth Cabrera's demotion is less of a shock, but don't sleep on Jesus Guzman. Boston's new closer and more ...
Brian
Rudd
April 03, 2012 11:05 PM GMT
Kyle Farnsworth (RHP, TAM) was scheduled to see a doctor about his ailing elbow April 4, which obviously puts his availability for Opening Day very much in doubt. While nothing is official yet, all reports and signs are suggesting that the Rays will be looking for someone else to handle ninth inning duties to begin the year. Joel Peralta (RHP, TAM), who saved six games last season, including four in September while Farnsworth was sidelined, appears to be the most logical candidate.
Jock
Thompson
April 03, 2012 12:11 AM GMT
Frank Francisco (RHP, NYM) has been his team's favorite to close for the past two seasons, only to lose the job early due to health and / or performance issues. Is it happening again?
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