Ruben Tejada SS NYM 7 minutes ago
Tejada is starting at shortstop Sunday, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports.
The move is a bit of a surprise. The Mets have an off-day Monday while Wilmer Flores, sitting for Tejada, has two home runs his past three games, including one Saturday. But manager Terry Collins has elected to give Tejada the start at shortstop.
Wilmer Flores 2B/SS NYM 9 minutes ago
Flores is not in the lineup Sunday, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports.
Flores blasted his second home run in three games, hitting a two-run shot Saturday. Manager Terry Collins is surprisingly playing Ruben Tejada on Sunday, giving Flores, who has started to heat up, the day off.
Eric Young LF ATL 11 minutes ago
Young is not in the lineup Sunday against the Blue Jays.
The newly-acquired Cameron Maybin seems to be eating into Young's at-bats, as the speedy outfielder will find himself out of the lineup for the third time in four games. His ability to steal bases should allow Young to at least see action off the bench as a pinch-runner most nights, but he'll need to show more consistency at the plate in order to earn his way back in the lineup on a more frequent basis. Young is off to a 6-for-33 start to his Braves career and owns a horrid .229 on-base percentage.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis LF/CF NYM 11 minutes ago
Nieuwenhuis is starting in left field Sunday, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports.
Nieuwenhuis is giving Michael Cuddyer a day off. With the off-day Monday, manager Terry Collins could have easily played Cuddyer, but he has opted to give him an extra's rest early in the season to keep him fresh while giving Nieuwenhuis some at-bats.
Kevin Kiermaier CF/RF TB 12 minutes ago
Kiermaier (illness) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Yankees, Matt Baker of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Kiermaier continues to deal with an illness, which will hold him out of the starting lineup for the second straight game. He should be available off the bench if needed for a short burst late in the game, but manager Kevin Cash will roll with Brandon Guyer, Desmond Jennings and Steven Souza in the outfield to start things off.
Michael Cuddyer 1B/LF/RF NYM 13 minutes ago
Cuddyer is getting a day off Sunday, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports.
Cuddyer should be right be in the lineup Tuesday against Atlanta. The team's off-day Monday gives him an extra day of rest. Cuddyer is being replaced in left field by Kirk Nieuwenhuis.
Jeff Francis RP TOR 21 minutes ago
Francis had his contract selected from Triple-A Buffalo on Sunday.
Francis began the year strong for the Bisons, allowing just two hits and no earned runs over five innings in his first start of 2015. He'll provide the Jays with another left-handed arm out of the pen, but is unlikely to see much time in high-leverage situations in the short term.
Colt Hynes RP TOR 26 minutes ago
Hynes was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Sunday.
Hynes has allowed two earned runs on eight hits over three innings this year, but will be sent down in favor of veteran left-hander Jeff Francis. He may get the call once again if the need for bullpen depth arises at any point.
Rajai Davis LF/CF DET 30 minutes ago
Davis will bat leadoff and start in center field Sunday against the White Sox.
Davis will start his second straight game over platoon-mate Anthony Gose, as the Tigers will square off against lefty Jose Quintana on Sunday afternoon.
Anthony Gose OF DET 32 minutes ago
Gose is not in the lineup Sunday against the White Sox.
Gose still has the slight edge in Detroit's soft center field platoon, but will now have taken a seat in back-to-back contests. Rajai Davis will start in center field, leading off in the order against lefty Jose Quintana.