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Johan Santana threw 28 pitches in two innings in an extended spring start Monday. Santana is on a five day schedule now so he will throw three innings next time out on Saturday in extended spring.
This would be such a great story to see Santana get one last shot playing at the big league level no matter what team it was with. He was getting clocked at 87-89 mph with his fastball which was a big improvement over where he was just a couple weeks ago. We could see this veteran left-hander as early as June for the Orioles. I know I'd personally love to see it.ANALYST: Drew Phelps
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 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
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
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