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Manager Bruce Bochy was ejected from Wednesday's game for arguing a third strike.

23 Apr, 04:17 PMSource

Tim Collins (elbow) is going on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Omaha. He'll need at least two appearances there, manager Ned Yost says.

23 Apr, 04:07 PMSource

Ivan Nova (elbow) has asked for a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews.

23 Apr, 03:57 PMSource

Adam Eaton (hamstring) remains out the White Sox lineup on Wednesday.

Eaton was hoping to return to the lineup Wednesday, but will instead miss his fourth straight game with the hamstring injury. He's still considered day-to-day, but if this lingers into the weekend, the White Sox are likely to put him on the DL to let him fully heal.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

23 Apr, 03:53 PMSource

The Phillies have announced they reinstated Cole Hamels from the 15-day disabled list and optioned B.J. Rosenberg to Lehigh Valley.

As expected, Hamels is set to make his 2014 debut Wednesday against the Dodgers. Fantasy owners who have been stashing the Phillies' southpaw may want to wait before activating him in this first outing just to let him get his feet wet, although he does have a 2.14 ERA and 23:1 K:BB over his last 21 innings (three starts) against them. Personally, I'd wait, but if you have strong ratios already, you can certainly take the chance.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

23 Apr, 03:52 PMSource

Reds LHP Aroldis Chapman (head) threw live batting practice Wednesday and said he felt "normal, nothing out of the ordinary."

Sometimes the status quo is all you're looking for when it comes to rehab stints. As long as Chapman isn't tentative or wincing or doing anything that would indicate that he is mentally uneasy about throwing to live hitters, this process should be fairly easy. If all continues down this current path, Chapman could be manning the ninth inning for the Reds in the first week of May.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

23 Apr, 03:47 PMSource

Manager John Farrell says Shane Victorino will bat leadoff or in the two hole in his return to the Red Sox.

Fantasy owners are loving that statement, at least until the extra running wears down the Flyin' Hawaiian. He won;t be long for RBI opportunities but the runs scored and the stolen bases should be helpful. The only question is how much leeway Farrell will give him on the bases here in the early goings of his return.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

23 Apr, 03:42 PMSource

Orioles 3B Manny Machado (knee) will be rehabbing with High-A Frederick on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

This is the start of what should be a fairly lengthy rehab stint. Machado will start at Frederick and will then ascend through the different levels over the next few weeks. Still, he should be back with the Orioles in early to mid-May.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

23 Apr, 03:33 PMSource

Eric Young Jr. is not in the Mets' starting lineup on Wednesday.

Young is just 2-for-15 (.133) over his last four games and is batting .134 against right-handers this season, so he'll take a break today against Cardinals upstart Michael Wacha. Kirk Neuwenhuis will patrol center field and bat leadoff for the Mets on Wednesday.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

23 Apr, 03:28 PMSource

Matt Wieters (forearm) is back in the Orioles' lineup Wednesday.

Wieters was dealing with a minor forearm issue but seems to be ready to return after a quick two-game absence. Fantasy owners can feel confident putting him back into their lineup immediately even though he's 0-for-6 in his career against Blue Jays punching bag, Dustin McGowan. Wieters is batting .321 with three homers and 11 RBI over 15 games this season.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

23 Apr, 03:24 PMSource

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