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Miguel Almonte Headshot

Almonte was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Monday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

Almonte had been slated to replace the injured Nathan Karns (forearm) in the rotation last week, but the Royals were able to skip his turn after Thursday's game against the Yankees was postponed due to rain. Though Karns won't be back from the disabled list in time for his next scheduled start Tuesday against the Tigers, the Royals won't turn to Almonte to fill the void after he came on in relief Sunday. The Royals called up reliever Kevin McCarthy in a corresponding move to replace Almonte on the pitching staff, but it's still unclear who will enter the rotation Tuesday.
3:13 pm (EST)
Robert Gsellman Headshot

Manager Terry Collins said Gsellman will be moved to the bullpen once Steven Matz (elbow) and Seth Lugo (elbow) return from the disabled list, Matt Ehalt of The Record reports.

With Matz and Lugo nearing a return to the big club, it looks like Gsellman will be ousted from the Mets' starting rotation, though he'll remain with the big club as a reliever for the time being. In eight games as a starter this season, the 23-year-old compiled a 6.86 ERA and 29:14 K:BB across 40.2 innings. He's compiled a 2.25 ERA across three appearances (four innings) as a reliever this year, so he could prove to be a valuable piece to a struggling Mets bullpen if he's able to turn things around.
3:11 pm (EST)
Mitch Haniger Headshot

Haniger (oblique) is still experiencing soreness and isn't ready to begin a rehab assignment, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

The Mariners had initially hoped that Haniger would begin a rehab assignment last Tuesday, but those plans were put on hold after his oblique injury acted up during a batting practice session. It's not considered a serious setback for Haniger, but fantasy owners who were banking on having the outfield back from the disabled list this week shouldn't prepare to activate him just yet.
2:58 pm (EST)
Dustin Pedroia Headshot

Pedroia was diagnosed with a sprained left wrist after exiting Monday's game against the White Sox in the second inning, Tim Britton of The Providence Journal reports.

Pedroia suffered the injury after colliding with Jose Abreu in the first inning, and although Red Sox trainers allowed him to stay in the field to finish out the frame, the second baseman remained in the dugout for the bottom of the second inning, with Josh Rutledge replacing him. The team is expected to provide more clarity on the extent of Pedroia's injury prior to Tuesday's contest, but he should be viewed as day-to-day for the time being.
2:51 pm (EST)
Tyler Pill Headshot

Pill will start Tuesday's game against the Brewers, Matt Ehalt of The Record reports.

With Steven Matz (elbow) and Seth Lugo (elbow) still another rehab start away from rejoining the big club, Pill will be given the spot start against a strong Brewers offense. Although he allowed a run in his only major-league appearance this season, Pill compiled a a combined 1.60 ERA across 56.1 innings between Double-A and Triple-A this season. With Matz and Lugo nearing a return, this will likely be Pill's only spot start for the time being, though he could earn himself another opportunity later in the season should he impress.
2:49 pm (EST)
Dustin Pedroia Headshot

Pedroia was removed from Monday's game against the White Sox in the bottom of the second inning with an undisclosed injury, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.

Pedroia collided with the White Sox's Jose Abreu in the first inning and may have tweaked the left knee that had been bothering him heading into the past weekend. The Red Sox should offer more details on the nature of Pedroia's injury after Monday's contest. Josh Rutledge came off the bench to replace Pedroia at the keystone in the second inning.
2:43 pm (EST)
John Axford Headshot

Axford gave up two earned runs on two hits and two walks over an inning in Sunday's 9-5 loss to the Yankees. He also recorded a strikeout.

The veteran reliever has gotten frequent use since making his 2017 debut on May 21, already having worked 4.1 innings across four appearances. It hasn't exactly been smooth either, as Axford has now given up at least one earned run in three of those outings and allowed seven hits and four earned runs overall. His ERA and WHIP now stand at unsightly 8.31 and 2.08, respectively, but manager Bob Melvin figures to continue giving the 34-year-old righty regular opportunities to work through his early struggles.
2:33 pm (EST)
Felix Pena Headshot

Pena was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Monday, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports.

Despite registering a couple of scoreless appearances for the Cubs, Pena will head back to Triple-A as Justin Grimm rejoins the big club. Pena has now compiled a 3.38 ERA and 9:4 K:BB through eight big-league innings this season. He'll likely stick around Iowa until the Cubs need another bullpen arm.
2:26 pm (EST)
Jesse Hahn Headshot

Hahn (triceps) is scheduled to make a rehab start with High-A Stockton on Wednesday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Hahn was replaced in the rotation by Jharel Cotton last week after hitting the disabled list with a triceps strain. Cotton will make another start Thursday against the Indians, but if Hahn's rehab outing goes smoothly, the right-hander could be ready to come off the DL next week. Manager Bob Melvin should update the Athletics' plan for Hahn once he's evaluated following the rehab start.
2:25 pm (EST)
Justin Grimm Headshot

Grimm was recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Monday, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports.

This will mark Grimm's third stint with he big club this season; the 28-year-old compiled a 7.52 ERA and 15:8 K:BB through 14.1 innings with the Cubs earlier in the season. Felix Pena was optioned to Triple-A Iowa in a corresponding move.
2:23 pm (EST)
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