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Pierre Thomas' agent said the Saints have reached out to discuss the running back's future with the club. The agent would not reveal the specifics of that phone call.

Red Sox optioned P Heath Hembree to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Hembree gave up six earned runs in 2 1/3 innings pitched and the Red Sox decided that they had seen enough. He'll had back to Triple-A Pawtucket and provide depth for the team. Analysis: David Kerr

Indians recalled P Austin Adams from Triple-A Columbus.

Adams will take the roster spot of Scott Atchison, who was placed on the disabled list on Thursday. The 28-year-old reliever owns a 5.40 ERA at Triple-A Columbus, but has shown the ability to rack up strikeouts as evident by his 14.0 K/9 this year. The Indians are likely to use him in the middle innings. Analysis: David Kerr

Indians recalled Jerry Sands from Triple-A Columbus.

Sands will be filling the roster spot of Carlos Santana, who was place on the paternity list on Thursday. There's a very good chance Sands could see a couple of starts the next few days. Analysis: David Kerr

Indians placed Scott Atchison on the 15-day disabled list.

Atchison is dealing with an ankle sprain and also owns a 5.74 ERA over 15 2/3 innings pitched, so this will likely benefit the team as a whole. It's unknown whether he will be ready to return once his 15 days are up. Analysis: David Kerr

Indians placed Carlos Santana on the paternity list.

Santana is going to miss a few days while on the paternity list, so be sure to remove him from your fantasy lineup. He can miss up to three days, though it is unknown whether he will use the allotted amount of time. Jerry Sands was called up to take Santana's place on the Indians roster. Analysis: David Kerr

Dylan Bundy was placed on the disabled list at Double-A Bowie with right shoulder soreness.

Bundy just can't catch a break. The good news here is that there is no structural damage in Bundy's shoulder and he has been prescribed anti-inflammatories and rest. Assuming both of those recommendations work, Bundy could start throwing again sometime in June. Prior to his shoulder injury, Bundy was doing well for Double-A Bowie this season with a 3.68 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and a 10.2 K/9. Analysis: David Kerr

Rusney Castillo (shoulder) has returned to the Red Sox starting lineup on Thursday.

Castillo missed Wednesday's game due to a shoulder injury, but it was never thought to be serious. He's back in right field and will bat ninth for the Red Sox on Thursday night. Analysis: David Kerr

Rob Brantly (thumb fracture) was sent to Double-A Birmingham on an injury rehab assignment.

The light-hitting Brantly will need a week or so of rehab games before he's able to join the White Sox, but it's doubtful that is where he actually ends up. Brantly is more likely to head to Triple-A and serve as depth for the big league team. Analysis: David Kerr

Leonys Martin is not in the Rangers starting lineup on Thursday.

Martin is struggling across the board this season to the tune of a .215 average, so he will take a seat against the Red Sox on Thursday night. It's worth noting that Martin is actually hitting lefties (.245) better than righties (.198), but the team feels as though batting Delino DeShields Jr. in the leadoff spot against a lefty will benefit them overall. Martin will be back in the lineup over the weekend. Analysis: David Kerr

A CT scan of Nationals left fielder Jayson Werth's left wrist at on Thursday revealed two small fractures.

Well, this is definitely going to keep Werth on the shelf until after the All-Star break at the earliest. It's a tough blow for Werth and the Nationals, but the important thing as that he gets fully healthy before the postseason. Werth has been dealing with injuries since before spring training started and this is just the icing on the cake. We should have more news on his situation soon, but for now, expect Michael A. Taylor to take over as the Nationals' everyday left fielder. Analysis: David Kerr

White Sox recalled RHP Chris Beck from Triple-A Charlotte.

As is often the case with a doubleheader, the White Sox needed a spot start, so they are giving the ball to Chris Beck. The 24-year-old prospect doesn't have elite minor league numbers and actually has posted a paltry 5.5 K/9 rate over four minor league seasons. Beck will face off against Mike Wright on Thursday night, so this should be a relatively high scoring game for those of you that are looking to stack in DFS games. Analysis: David Kerr

Alexei Ramirez is not in the White Sox starting lineup.

The White Sox are playing the second game of a doubleheader and they're going to give their starting shortstop the night off. Gordon Beckham will bat fifth and play shortstop for the White Sox during the nightcap against Baltimore. Analysis: David Kerr

Elton Brand said he will take several weeks to decide whether he will return for a 17th season.

Brand has been playing in the NBA since 1999, so obviously, his time in the league is coming to a close soon. The veteran forward played in just 34 games for the Hawks and averaged 2.7 points. It may be time to finally hang up the sneakers. Analysis: David Kerr

White Sox optioned Scott Carroll to Triple-A Charlotte.

Carroll has made eight relief appearances for the White Sox this season, but his 3.12 ERA is quite deceiving. With seven strikeouts and seven walks, Carroll has been extremely lucky to have given up only six earned runs in 17.1 innings pitched. He'll head back to Triple-A and serve as depth for Chicago. Analysis: David Kerr

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