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Joe Kelly (hamstring) is expected to join the Cardinals on this road trip. Kelly has been playing loss toss and testing his leg with some light running. His next step would be to start throwing off the mound again.

Kelly has been sidelined the last two weeks following a hamstring injury but is inching closer to a return to the Cardinals starting rotation. Once healthy he will take over for Tyler Lyons, who has been a respectable replacement in his absence (0-2 w/ 4.50 ERA). Kelly will look to build off of his strong start in which he went 1-1 with a 0.59 ERA and 1.24 WHIP through three starts prior to going down with a hamstring injury.He is expected back at some point in the month of May. ANALYST: Matthew Beck

Cardinals officially place Matt Holliday (quad) on the 15-day disabled list.

Another quad injury to the Cardinals star is frustrating to his owners, who were hoping he was finally back to full health. Holliday's lastest setback might be partly responsible for the Cardinals' acquisition of Brandon Moss from the Indians. Holliday will be back for the Cards' World Series push, but he will end up being sidelined for most of the month of August. Analysis: Zack Carpenter

Dodgers have acquired Bronson Arroyo from the Braves.

In order to get the other pieces of this 13-player trade, the Dodgers are taking on Arroyo's contract, who hasn't pitched since June 15, 2014.  Analysis: Zack Carpenter

Braves have acquired Hector Olivera from the Dodgers.

This is the biggest young piece the Braves are stockpiling in their trade of Alex Wood to the Dodgers. Although already 30 years old, Olivera is a great talent who is Major League-ready. He has hit .387 in 31 at-bats in Triple-A this year and once he returns from a hamstring injury that has shelved him since July 13, he will be ready to join the Braves roster. Analysis: Zack Carpenter

Update: Michael Pineda will likely be placed on the 15-day disabled list with a forearm strain.

Turns out that Pineda's forearm strain, thought to be not serious, is the latest in his line of arm injuries. After missing all of 2013 and 2014 with arm issues, this is obviously a big concern for Pineda, who started the year hot but has cooled off considerably. The Yankees are going with a bullpen game tonight in place of Pineda, but expect them to call up a Triple-A arm to replace him longer term. Analysis: Zack Carpenter

Dee Milliner(Achilles) was cleared Wednesday for practice.

Milliner missed most of last season with an Achilles tear. The former No. 9 overall pick is battling for a reserve role in a defensive backfield that is loaded. The Jets will love to have Milliner to provide secondary depth to a defense that could end up being one of the best in the AFC. Analysis: Zack Carpenter

Cordarrelle Patterson continues to work with the second team offense so far in training camp.

Many experts thought Patterson was set for a breakout year in 2014, but that obviously didn't happen. It doesn't look like Patterson will be much of a contributor this season either. Analysis: Zack Carpenter

The three-team trade between the Dodgers, Marlins and Braves is done. Players are being informed.

Alex Wood is the centerpiece of this trade that will mainly benefit the Dodgers, at least in the short term. The Dodgers are getting Wood, Mat Latos and Michael Morse, while the Braves and Marlins are stockpiling young talent.  Analysis: Zack Carpenter

Sandy Leon cleared waivers. He was out-righted to triple-A Pawtucket.

Leon will stay in the organization to provide some catcher depth. Leon hasn't had much success this year, sporting a .185/.265/.223 and three RBI in 67 games. Analysis: Zack Carpenter

Kyle Lobstein (shoulder) was moved to the 60-day disabled list on Thursday.

Lobstein last pitched on May 23 with a left shoulder injury. It looks like the club is shutting him down for the season with this move. He was having minimal success as a rotation man for the Tigers when he was healthy. Analysis: Zack Carpenter

David Nelson, Greg Little, and Santonio Holmes worked out for the Bengals Thursday.

The Bengals are trying to find a No. 3 receiver behind A.J. Green and Brandon Tate. They're working out a trio of receivers whose best days are behind them. Nelson (6 games), Little (6) and Holmes (9) saw very little action last year. Analysis: Zack Carpenter

Michael Pineda is dealing with a forearm muscle strain. It's not considered serious at this time. He's been scratched from Thursday's start.

It doesn't look to be serious right now, but with Pineda's history of arm injury--missing all of 2013 and 2014--there is plenty of reason for concern. Pineda has been scratched from tonight's start, and Bryan Mitchell will start in his place as part of a bullpen game. Analysis: Zack Carpenter

A judge in Texas has granted a motion by Adrian Peterson's attorney to lift his probation early.

Looks like Peterson can finally get back to focusing exclusively on producing for the Vikings. Peterson will be playing 2015 with a huge chip on his shoulder, trying to prove he is still an elite running back who can get it done. He is in great shape and it looks like he is fully prepared to handle another big workload after sitting out all but one game last year. Analysis: Zack Carpenter

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