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Justin Morneau is not in the Rockies starting lineup on Saturday.

Morneau will give way to Matt McBride. This is likely a combination of rest for Morneau, as well as Morneau's relative innefticiveness against lefties this year. Hopefully Saturday's breather will also help him get hot again, as he's two for his last fourteen (.143). ANALYST: Ben Diamond

Blue Jays prospect Miguel Castro left Friday's game with a right hand issue.

Castro officially left the game with forearm tightness, which does not sound good at all. As we've seen too many times over the past couple of seasons, forearm tightness generally leads to Tommy John surgery. Castro showed a lot of promise with the Blue Jays early this season, stepping in as closer for a couple weeks, but the 20-year old struggled with command, leading to his demotion. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Stephen Strasburg left Friday's game with the trainer in the second inning.

Strasburg only faced five batters, before exiting the game with some sort of issue in his shoulder area. Strasburg had struggled mightily this season prior to his injury, so the issue could be related to his recent ineffectiveness. The Nationals should update us on his condition soon. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Update: Avisail Garcia (knee) could be used as a pinch hitter on Friday.

Garcia has sat seven times in his last nine games due to a knee injury, but he is making progress and could start in a game this weekend if all goes well. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Drew Pomeranz (shoulder) will make a rehab appearance of two innings on Sunday.

Pomeranz was placed on the DL with shoulder tightness, but he has responded very well to treatment and is probably two weeks away from returning to the big leagues. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Coco Crisp (neck) will have a bone scan on Monday.

Crisp has been out since May 19th with a neck injury, and it looks like he still has a ways to go in his recovery. He still has to get an epidural at some point next week, and then the A's will see how he responds to that before coming up with a firm timetable for his return. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Manager Chip Hale says that Jarrod Saltalamacchia will get the bulk of the time behind the plate.

With Tuffy Gosewisch landing on the DL and very little depth at the catching position for Arizona, Saltalamacchia should see plenty of time behind the plate. He's probably not a viable fantasy option, though, after a very rough start to the season with Miami. Analysis: Ben Diamond

A.J. Griffin (elbow) will make a rehab start on Tuesday. He is scheduled to throw three innings and 45 pitches.

Griffin is recovering from Tommy John surgery, and had suffered some shoulder soreness earlier in his recovery delaying his timetable. He could be back by late June if all goes well during the rehab assignments. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Brewers placed Brandon Kintzler on the 15-day disabled list with left knee tendinitis.

Kintzler was initially going to be DFA'd to clear a spot on the active roster for Jean Segura, but will instead be placed on the 15-day DL with left knee tendinitis. The Brewers have not provided a timetable for his return. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Ryan Lavarnway has been outrighted to Triple-A and has chosen to elect free agency.

Lavarnway could find a team in need of catching depth, such as the Diamondbacks, but he may end up signing a minor league deal as well. He doesn't have any fantasy value. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Mark Teixeira is not in the Yankees starting lineup on Friday.

Teixeira will get his first day off since May 12th, with Garrett Jones hitting sixth and starting at first against the right handed Sonny Gray. Analysis: Ben Diamond

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