Sonny Gray Headshot

Gray (back) was dominant in his rehab outing Thursday and could rejoin Oakland's rotation as soon as Tuesday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. He allowed two hits and no walks while striking out seven batters over 6.0 innings.

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Perhaps the most important takeaway from Thursday's outing was Gray sitting 94 with his fastball and locating it extremely well. His seven strikeouts in 6.0 innings back up that notion, as does the fact that he didn't register a walk. Gray is now lined up to start Tuesday in Minnesota, but Slusser notes that the team's off-day Monday affords the A's the luxury of waiting until Wednesday to activate him.
Christian Bethancourt Headshot

Bethancourt will focus on pitching while at Triple-A El Paso, Dennis Lin of the Union-Tribune reports.

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The Padres outrighted Bethancourt off the 40-man roster Tuesday after his struggles as both a reliever and as a hitter while with the big league club. According to Lin, Bethancourt will leave open the possibility of going back behind the plate down the line, but wants to train primarily as a pitcher for the time being. Bethancourt has strong velocity on his fastball, sitting at 94.1 miles per hour, but he'll need time to hone in on his command. He walked a whopping eight batters in just 3.2 innings while with the Padres, but it's clear that the organization is confident enough in his upside to where they believe he can develop as a pitcher down the line.
Steve Selsky Headshot

Selsky was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday, Peter Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

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With Chase d'Arnaud being claimed Thursday, the Red Sox had to make a 25-man roster move to clear a spot. Selsky had appeared in just three games since April 16 and hadn't made a start since April 9 even with Boston's rash of infield injuries. He'll head down to Pawtucket, where he figures to see much more regular playing time.
Brock Holt Headshot

Holt (vertigo) is set to begin his rehab assignment at Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday, Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

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His vertigo has kept him on the shelf since April 21, but Holt is ready to get back into game action. The Red Sox organization will start him out slow, playing him at DH to start his rehab assignment before deploying him in the field. Once Holt logs some innings in the field, the Red Sox figure to activate him shortly thereafter. His return will help a Boston infield that has been ravaged by injury early in the season.
Chris Devenski Headshot

Devenski (1-1) was tagged with his first loss of the season when he allowed two runs on one hit and one walk while striking out five over 2.1 innings in Thursday's 4-3 loss to the Indians.

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Devenski was as dominant as ever, but showed he's human after all as he tired toward the end of his 44-pitch outing. He worked around an error to get into a third inning of work, but walked nine-hole hitter Yan Gomes before watching Francisco Lindor take him deep -- 456-feet deep -- for a two-run homer run that ended Devenski's night. Having thrown 51 pitches over the last two days, Devenski is probably unavailable until Sunday.
Alex Dickerson Headshot

Dickerson (back) has been participating in cardio and light lifting and is expected to resume baseball activities within a week, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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Dickerson, who was diagnosed with a protruding disc in his back in mid-March and eventually moved to the 60-day DL on April 7 after starting the season on the 10-day DL, is showing progress with his recovery. Assuming he doesn't experience a setback during his workouts, the left-fielder is expected to resume baseball activities within a week. Jabari Blash will likely continue filling in for Dickerson as long as Travis Jankowski (foot), who's currently on the 10-day DL, remains sidelined.
Masahiro Tanaka Headshot

Tanaka (3-1) pitched a complete game shutout Friday, allowing just three hits with three strikeouts and no walks in a win over the Red Sox.

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Tanaka was extremely economical in this one, as he needed just 97 pitches (72 strikes) to go the distance and outduel Boston ace Chris Sale. His ERA is still inflated at 4.20 after a rocky first few outings, but the 28-year-old has turned it around with a pair of gems his last two times out and has yielded just one run in his last 16 innings. He'll look to keep the hot streak going next time out in a home date against the Blue Jays on Tuesday.
Mike Fiers Headshot

Fiers allowed two runs on five hits and three walks while striking out two over 4.1 innings in Thursday's 4-3 loss to Cleveland.

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Fiers was only at 74 pitches before getting lifted, but No. 5 starters with ERAs over five don't get a long leash. Both runs he allowed came on solo homers, giving him three consecutive games having allowed multiple homers. He's permitted an MLB-leading eight homers in just 19.1 innings. Fiers' next start is Tuesday at home against Texas.
Ashur Tolliver Headshot

Tolliver was placed on the 7-day minor league disabled list with abdominal soreness, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Tolliver, a left-handed reliever who is on the 40-man roster, is not expected to be out long. In five games for Triple-A Fresno, Tolliver has allowed two runs on three hits and six walks while striking out five in 6.2 innings.
David Paulino Headshot

Paulino (bruised elbow) faced hitters in a live batting practice session Thursday, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Houston general manager Jeff Luhnow said Paulino "felt good" after the session. The club will see how the right-hander repsonds to Thursday's activity but the plan is to progress Paulino from live BPs to simulated games to a rehabilitation stint. Luhnow said if all goes well, it could be a couple of weeks.
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