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Vidal Nuño Headshot

Nuno was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk on Saturday, Rich Dubroff of Press Box Online reports.

Prior to Friday's rough outing, the southpaw had lowered his ERA to 3.12. However, Nuno allowed his third home run of the season in his brief appearance versus the Yankees, leading the Orioles to send him back to Triple-A for more work. Baltimore is fairly thin on lefties with the departures of him and Jayson Aquino, so Nuno could return to the big leagues fairly soon if the Orioles need a lefty in their relief corps again.
7:21 pm (EST)
Chris Iannetta Headshot

Iannetta is not in the lineup Saturday against the Rockies.

It will be the fourth time in the last six games that Iannetta takes a seat, serving as further evidence that the veteran has not solidified the primary catcher spot for the D-Backs. Jeff Mathis gets the start Saturday, something that has become a common occurrence in a lineup that has scored 133 runs this season, second-most in the majors.
7:19 pm (EST)
Jayson Aquino Headshot

Aquino was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk on Saturday, Rich Dubroff of Press Box Online reports.

The 24-year-old southpaw has appeared twice for the major-league club this season, once as a starter and once as a reliever. Although the start was serviceable, the bullpen appearance was a total disaster, as he allowed a three-run home run in just one-third of an inning. With no room in the rotation, Aquino will head back to the minors to get more work in as a starter until the Orioles need more help at the big-league level.
7:12 pm (EST)
Jhoulys Chacin Headshot

Chacin (foot) is slated to make his regularly-scheduled start Saturday against the Giants.

Chacin experienced some swelling in his left foot following Tuesday's start, but X-rays came back negative, so he'll be good to go after a few days of rest. The right-hander shut down the Giants in their earlier meeting this season, allowing three hits and no runs over 6.2 innings while striking out five.
7:07 pm (EST)
Matt Cain Headshot

Cain will make his scheduled start Saturday against the Padres.

Cain left his previous start Monday with a hamstring injury, but it appears he's ready to go following a clean MRI. The veteran right-hander is off to a great start his season with a 2.42 ERA and 15 strikeouts, plus has a 7.9 K/9 against Colorado in his career.
7:00 pm (EST)
Braden Holtby Headshot

Holtby will start at home in Saturday's Game 2 against the Penguins, CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.

This is not a surprise, as barring an injury Holtby was always likely to get the start. Following a postseason loss, Holtby has posted a 1.92 GAA and a .933 save percentage in his career. The Penguins did finish the regular season with the best goals-per-game average, so it won't be easy, but it wouldn't be a shock to see Holtby bounce back at home.
7:00 pm (EST)
Chad Ruhwedel Headshot

Ruhwedel (arm) has been scratched for Game 2 against the Capitals on Saturday.

Ruhwedel has yet to play in a postseason game, and there is no indication that he is close to returning. He remains day-to-day.
6:49 pm (EST)
David Peralta Headshot

Peralta is not in Saturday's lineup against the Rockies.

With southpaw Tyler Anderson on the rubber for Colorado, Peralta will cede his position in right field to Chris Owings. The 29-year-old lefty is off to an excellent start this season, batting .326 with three home runs and seven RBI, and should be back in the lineup Sunday.
6:48 pm (EST)
Ian Mahinmi Headshot

Mahinmi (calf) will be sidelined for Sunday's Game 1 against the Celtics.

Mahinmi, who has reportedly been improving in his individual workouts, will still remain off the floor for the Wizards during Game 1 of their series against the Celtics. Mahinmi missed all of the Wizards' first-round matchup against the Hawks and remains without a real timetable for a return. His status will likely be updated sometime after Sunday's contest.
6:41 pm (EST)
Rich Hill Headshot

Manager Dave Roberts said Hill (finger) will make a rehab start Thursday for High-A Rancho Cucamonga, David Vassegh of 570 AM LA Sports reports.

Hill threw a simulated game Saturday, so it appears he's improving fast enough to warrant a shot at regular action. Roberts added that Thursday's start will last four innings or 60 pitches and the long-term goal is to bring him back as a starter, so expect the southpaw to see a couple appearances of this nature before he returns to the rotation. Alex Wood will likely return to the minors or be sent to the bullpen when that happens, though the Dodgers will initially carry six starters for their series next weekend in San Diego.
6:36 pm (EST)
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