Manager Clint Hurdle said there remains a 'chance' Andrew McCutchen (rib) avoids the disabled list.
Seriously? The Pirates are really going to try this? McCutchen is dealing with a fractured rib and the original recovery timetable give to him was one month. Now, the Pirates are thinking that he'll be back next week? They can try it until they need depth on the roster given the fact that the move to the DL can be done retroactively, but might be forced to make the move should another injry crop up or they simply need to add depth to the bullpen. If McCutchen doesn't hit the DL and they try to let him play through it, fantasy owners could be in serious trouble relying on production they just won't get.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Kevin Gausman (shoulder) threw 32 pitches in a two-inning simulated game.
With the success Gausman has seen during the simulated game, the Orioles are ready to push forward with his rehab assignment. Right now, he will head to High-A Frederick on Saturday and, barring any setbacks, he's scheduled to start for Double-A Bowie on June 11. He is expected to throw 60-to-65 pitches before he's activated from the DL. There's been some talk of him being stretched out to rejoin the rotation, but nothing has been decided as of yet. Analysis: Howard Bender
Prince Shembo went through waivers unclaimed.
It's not that no one needs him, it's that no one wants him. He's been charged with animal cruelty and is accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend's dog. Let's hope he never plays an NFL down ever again. This guy's a piece of crap. Even if he's found innocent, what kind of a person is he anyway that everyone involved would believe him capable of such disgustingness. Total garbage. Analysis: Howard Bender