Adam Wainwright Headshot

Mike Matheny's contract was extended for three years by the Cardinals.

Added 11/04/16 10:07 am (EST)   Source
The Cardinals missed the playoffs for the first time during his five years as their manager. He has the most wins of any manager since 2012, and will now be with the Cardinals through 2020.
Brooks Pounders Headshot

Pounders was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake following Wednesday's loss to the Rays.

Added 10:55 pm (EST)
Pounders was shuttled back to Salt Lake after tossing a scoreless inning Wednesday night, lowering his ERA to 7.71 through 4.1 innings (five appearances) with the big club this season. He'll wait around in the minors until the Angels need another relief option. The Angels are expected to announce a corresponding roster move prior to Thursday's series finale.
Keon Broxton Headshot

Broxton went 1-for-3 with a solo home run during Wednesday's loss to Toronto.

Added 10:49 pm (EST)
Broxton entered the game on a 16-game tear with three homers, 10 RBI, four stolen bases, 13 runs and a .354/.391/.600 slash line, and Wednesday's bomb only beefed up his heater. With his April struggles in the rearview mirror, the 27-year-old outfielder is in line to post an admirable cross-category campaign.
Fernando Rodney Headshot

Rodney walked a batter in a scoreless ninth inning Wednesday to pick up his 12th save of the season in an 8-6 win over the White Sox.

Added 10:49 pm (EST)
It's his eighth straight appearance without allowing a run, but it speaks to how poorly Rodney was pitching before that stretch that his 7.13 ERA is the lowest it's been in a month. The veteran closer's job security might last only until his next rough patch, but at least for now he's on something of a roll.
Adam Morgan Headshot

Morgan was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley following Wednesday's loss to the Rockies, Ryan Lawrence of reports.

Added 10:39 pm (EST)
Morgan was sent back to Lehigh Valley after tossing three scoreless innings Wednesday, allowing three hits while striking out two. He'll head back to the minors until the Phillies need another bullpen arm. A corresponding roster move will be announced prior to Thursday's series finale with the Rockies.
José Abreu Headshot

Abreu went 4-for-5 with a double, a home run, two runs scored and three RBI in Wednesday's 8-6 loss to the Diamondbacks.

Added 10:37 pm (EST)
Abreu matched his career high with four hits and bashed his 10th homer of the season, the second long ball in as many nights. He heads back to Chicago after a very successful road trip, having gone 17-for-46 (.370) with three doubles, five home runs and and 10 RBI over 10 games. The White Sox are off Thursday before engaging in a double-header against the Tigers on Friday.
Randall Delgado Headshot

Delgado allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits and a walk while striking out three over four innings in Wednesday's 8-6 win over the White Sox.

Added 10:37 pm (EST)
He threw 61 pitches (36 strikes) in his first start since 2015, but Delgado didn't last long enough to get credit for a win despite the impressive offensive support he received. If the D-backs keep him in the rotation for another turn, the 27-year-old righty would make his next start Monday on the road against the Pirates.
Domingo Santana Headshot

Santana went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run and a walk during Wednesday's loss to Toronto.

Added 10:34 pm (EST)
Santana is quietly turning in a solid fantasy campaign with six homers, 22 RBI, four stolen bases, 23 runs and a .268/.370/.449 slash line. The cross-category numbers move the needle in the majority of virtual settings, and he probably still has some untapped power upside. Batting in the middle of the Milwaukee lineup also helps buoy Santana's fantasy floor.
Jed Lowrie Headshot

Lowrie went 4-for-4 with two doubles, a run scored and two RBI in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Marlins.

Added 10:29 pm (EST)
The veteran switch hitter has been on a tear lately, recording four multi-hit performances in his last six games with four doubles, two homers, seven runs and six RBI. He's now hitting a cool .300 (51-for-170) on the season, but with Franklin Barreto continuing to rake for Triple-A Nashville, Lowrie will need to stay hot if he's going to keep his starting job at second base once the Super 2 deadline has come and gone in June.
Jacoby Ellsbury Headshot

Ellsbury was placed on the 7-day disabled list with a concussion and neck sprain, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.

Added 10:25 pm (EST)
Ellsbury suffered the injuries after making an impressive catch while crashing into the wall Wednesday night, so he'll get some time off to recover. Aaron Hicks should see the bulk of center field duties while Ellsbury is sidelined; he'll be eligible to return May 31 if he's ready. The Yankees are expected to announce a corresponding roster move Thursday.
Santiago Casilla Headshot

Casilla allowed a hit and a walk while striking out one in a scoreless ninth inning Wednesday to notch his seventh save of the season in a 4-1 win over the Marlins.

Added 10:24 pm (EST)
It's his first save in two weeks, as the A's offense has typically been scoring too many runs or not enough during that stretch, but things worked out just right for Casilla in this one. The 36-year-old has been far from dominant this season, and with Sean Doolittle (shoulder) about to embark on a rehab assignment Casilla's time having the closer role to himself in Oakland could be near its end.
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