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3B Eduardo Nunez (strained left oblique) returned to Triple-A Rochester lineup for 1st time since Saturday. 

24 Apr, 02:46 PMSource

Bruce Chen was tagged for five runs on six hits and a walk with two strikeouts over just 4.1 innings against the Indians on Thursday.

24 Apr, 02:35 PMSource

Michael Brantley went 1-for-3 with one RBI and a run scored against the Royals on Thursday.

24 Apr, 02:34 PMSource

Asdrubal Cabrera went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI during the Indians' 5-1 win over the Royals on Thursday.

Cabrera is slowly pulling himself out of the early batting average hole he dug himself with hits in six of his last eight games and multi-hit performances in three of them. Unfortunately though, his power and run production remains minimal as these were his first RBI in 10 games and he has just one home run and seven RBI in total. Perhaps once he hits more of a groove at the plate, he'll start to produce better, so stick with him for now.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

24 Apr, 02:32 PMSource

Corey Kluber was masterful in his start Thursday as he tossed a complete game and allowed just one unearned run on four hits with no walks and 11 strikeouts against the Royals.

Well now this is the Kluber fantasy owners have been waiting to see. He needed just 101 pitches (75 strikes) to complete the outing and forced the Royals into some serious worm-killing with 12 ground ball outs. He had shown some nice progress during his second and third starts of the season, but took a step backwards in his last outing. Given that now three of his five outings have been quality starts and the style in which he pitched in this one, Kluber is looking more and more like a steady option rather than a hyped guy who could be dropped with another poor showing. Next week against the Angels in pitcher friendly Angel Stadium should be a nice test to see how well he carries the momentum from this start.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

24 Apr, 02:29 PMSource

Brandon Kintzler (neck) was activated from the disabled list Thursday.

As expected, Kintzler was activated and will immediately slot back into his seventh inning role. Prior to his neck injury, Kintzler, a ground ball guru, had thrown five scoreless innings and was credited with one hold. As the seventh inning guy, he should be in line for more holds to come.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

24 Apr, 01:50 PMSource

 Cole Gillespie was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma. 

While the Mariners have themselves a crowded outfield, Gillpespie has earned himself a look after posting a slash line of .362/.456/.741 with five home runs and 14 RBI in 16 games. How much playing time he'll actually see remains in question though.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

24 Apr, 01:40 PMSource

Diamondbacks pitching coach Mike Harkey believes that Bronson Arroyo was rushed back from his back injury during spring training. 

Arroyo has given up 14 earned runs over his last two starts (nine innings) and his fastball velocity is lower than it has been in any month of April over the last six years. The Diamondbacks are now saying that rushing him back has prevented him from building his arm strength and that is the primary cause for his current issues. If that's the case, then another outing or two should help him rebuild his stamina and velocity, right? Well, we'll see. It's a valid theory that the team is providing, but if we don't start seeing a velocity increase in his next start or two, there might be a more serious underlying issue. He'll face the Phillies on Saturday so we'll re-visit then.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

24 Apr, 01:22 PMSource

Eduardo Nunez (oblique) is back in the Rochester lineup Thursday, playing third base and batting sixth.

Nunez is not far away from a promotion to the big club as his oblique is, pretty much, healed. Where he'll play though is a different situation as it seems unlikely that manager Ron Gardenhire will replace his current starters right now. Nunez will serve as utility infielder when he arrives.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

24 Apr, 01:20 PMSource

Manager Robin Ventura indicated Thursday that Gordon Beckham would be the White Sox' starting second baseman moving forward. 

Obviously Ventura has never heard of Wally Pipp. Regardless, we expected Beckham to take over at second with Marcus Semien shifting over to third, but once Conor Gillaspie returns, decisions will need to be made. If Ventura is settled on Beckham at second, then he'll have to platoon Semien and Gillaspie at third. However, if Beckham doesn't hit well, Semien is probably going to start poaching some time at the keystone as well.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

24 Apr, 01:00 PMSource

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