UPDATES & NEWS
Kris Medlen confirmed that he has spent the past couple days preparing himself to undergo a second Tommy John surgery.
Not many arms come back from a second Tommy John surgery, so this is a crushing blow for Medlen and the Braves. The club went out and brought in Ervin Santana to cover themselves in the rotation, a smooth move given the alternatives.ANALYST: Ray Flowers
Kendrys Morales went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI and two runs scored in the Royals 7-1 win over the Twins on Monday.
Morales is raking to start the season, hitting .358 with 12 runs, two home runs and nine RBI as the Royals everyday DH and cleanup hitter. 2014 was a lost year for Morales as he struggled to find a role with the Mariners and Twins but he showed capable of being a productive player over the two seasons prior where he hits a combined 45 home runs over the two years. Morales was one of the more promising offensive players in the league before a devastating ankle injury nearly ended his career in 2010 but if his hot start is any indication of things to come those who took a chance on Kendrys could be in for a solid season. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba