Ivan Nova SP NYY 7 minutes ago

Nova will start Monday's game against the Royals, the New York Post reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With CC Sabathia (groin) heading to the disabled list, Nova will enter the starting rotation in his place. Manager Joe Girardi indicated the plan is to limit Nova's pitch count to about 75 on Monday, as he's been working as a reliever this year and thus not stretched out as a starter. The 29-year-old lost out on the competition for the final rotation spot in spring training, but he could work his way back into consideration with a strong audition in Sabathia's absence.

Rafael Ortega LF/CF LAA 10 minutes ago

Ortega was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Friday, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Ortega head to back to Salt Lake now that Daniel Nava (knee) has returned from the DL. In 14 games with the Angels, Ortega was 15-for-51 with four RBIs and two stolen bases.

Rich Hill SP OAK 12 minutes ago

Hill will start Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader with the Orioles, Rich Dubroff of CSNmidatlantic.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Orioles have altered their rotation order in light of Friday's rainout, with Mike Wright starting the matinee Saturday and Ubaldo Jimenez following in the nightcap.

Ubaldo Jimenez SP BAL 16 minutes ago

Jimenez will start Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader with the A's, Rich Dubroff of CSNmidatlantic.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

As expected, he will just move back a day after Friday's game was postponed due to rain. Jimenez is now slated to oppose Jesse Hahn instead of Rich Hill, with the A's opting to use Hill in Game 1.

Daniel Nava 1B/RF/DH LAA 18 minutes ago

Nava (knee) was activated from the DL and is back in the lineup Friday against the Rays, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He will return to left field and the two-hole in the batting order to face right-hander Cory Rasmus after missing three weeks with left patella tendinitis. Rafael Ortega was optioned down to make room for Nava on the active roster. Nava figures to remain in a platoon role, ceding starts against lefties to Shane Robinson with Craig Gentry (back) on the DL.

Desmond Jennings LF/CF TB 24 minutes ago

Jennings is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Angels, Bill Chastain of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Brandon Guyer will man left field and bat seventh against right-hander Cory Rasmus. Jennings has been in a miserable slump of late, recording just one hit in his last seven starts (25 at-bats).

Dustin Garneau C COL 25 minutes ago

Garneau was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque on Friday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Garneau heads back to the majors after the Rockies put Nick Hundley (oblique) on the 15-day DL. The 28-year-old help out Tony Wolters behind the plate. In 11 games at Albuquerque, Garneau recorded eight hits, including two home runs and three RBIs in 37 appearances at the plate.

15DNick Hundley C COL 30 minutes ago

Hundley (oblique) was placed on the 15-day DL on Friday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The DL stint can be backdated to May 4, so Hundley will be eligible to return as soon as May 19, but he will need to show some progress over the next week or so for a return on that date to be realistic. Dustin Garneau was recalled in a corresponding move to help out Tony Wolters behind the plate.

Anthony Rizzo 1B CHC 30 minutes ago

Rizzo was 1-for-2 with a pair of walks and a solo home run in Chicago's win over the Nationals on Friday afternoon.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It's taken him a while to build his average up to it's current .257 level after a slow start, but he's getting on base at a .409 pace, while the power and RBI numbers have not faltered. He now has 10 home runs and 28 RBI despite the rather pedestrian batting average, and that's what his fantasy owners were really looking for when they drafted him.

Steven Souza Jr. RF TB 36 minutes ago

Souza (pectoral) is in the lineup for Friday's game against the Angels, Bill Chastain of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Apparently the pectoral spasms that forced Souza from Friday's game have subsided, as he's set to man right field and bat fifth against right-hander Cory Rasmus. Souza has struck out 33 times in 83 at-bats this season, but he's made up for the whiffs to a large extent by hitting six home runs and slugging .506.