Tim Federowicz C SD 12 minutes ago
Federowicz (knee) will be able to start running in six weeks, MLB.com's Corey Brock reports.
That will be the three-month mark since Federowicz's right knee surgery. He should be able to return to action sometime this summer, but will be behind at least Derek Norris on the depth chart, which will limit his value.
Josh Johnson SP SD 20 minutes ago
Johnson (elbow) threw a 40-pitch bullpen session Friday, MLB.com's Corey Brock reports.
The Padres will soon map out a rehab plan for Johnson in the minor leagues, and it could be a drawn out process as there is currently no room for him in the big league rotation.
Jake Marisnick CF/RF HOU 30 minutes ago
Marisnick (right leg discomfort) will be out of the lineup Saturday, the Houston Chronicle's Evan Drellich reports.
He was a late scratch Friday but still participated fully in pregame activities. It's not clear if Marisnick will be back in the lineup for Sunday's series finale, but look for Robbie Grossman or perhaps Evan Gattis to get the start in left field Saturday with Colby Rasmus sliding over to center field.
Sean Doolittle RP OAK 34 minutes ago
Doolittle threw 15 pitches in a bullpen session Friday, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.
Doolittle continues to work his way back from a shoulder issue, and is apparently working on new grips for both his changeup and slider. It's unclear what role he would serve when returning to the bullpen, but he could be in competition for saves if Tyler Clippard were to falter.
Justin Maxwell RF SF 36 minutes ago
Maxwell will start all three games for the Giants this weekend, the San Jose Mercury News' Andrew Baggarly reports.
Manager Bruce Bochy said he has liked Maxwell's at-bats and with two lefties slated to pitch against the Giants Saturday and Sunday the matchups are also in Maxwell's favor. He has always had decent power and speed, but his lack of a strong hit tool has prevented Maxwell for sticking with one organization for very long. However, Maxwell will find playing time difficult to come by once Hunter Pence returns sometime in May.
Daniel Corcino SP LAD 43 minutes ago
Corcino cleared waivers and was outrighted to Double-A Tulsa, SB Nation's Eric Stephen reports.
He will continue to provide organizational bullpen depth pitching in the Texas League.
Logan Verrett SP TEX 43 minutes ago
Verrett was designated for assignment by the Rangers on Friday, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Verrett was claimed off waivers by the Rangers at the beginning of the season, but six earned runs allowed over nine innings has resulted in his designation.
Xavier Cedeno RP LAD 51 minutes ago
Cedeno was designated for assignment Friday.
The Dodgers selected the contract of Sergio Santos on Friday and needed to make room on the 40-man roster. Assuming Cedeno clears waivers he will likely report to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Mike Bolsinger SP LAD 58 minutes ago
Bolsinger was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Friday.
It seems that he will be replaced in the Dodgers' rotation by either Joe Wieland or Scott Baker. There were conflicting reports Friday about which of those two pitchers will be making a start this weekend for the Dodgers, but it certainly won't be Bolsinger. That said, he was fine in his one start for the Dodgers this year, and could make another spot start sometime down the line.
Jake Marisnick CF/RF HOU 1 hour ago
Marisnick was scratched from Friday's lineup with right leg discomfort, the Houston Chronicle reports.
Marisnick will be replaced in center field by Colby Rasmus, who slid over from right and will bat seventh. Robbie Grossman entered the lineup in left field, and will hit ninth. His injury should be considered day-to-day until the team provides information to suggest otherwise.