Rusney Castillo CF BOS 4 hours ago
Castillo will start in right field and bat eighth Friday against the Angels, Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston reports.
The call Castillo's fantasy owners have been waiting for finally came Friday, with the team bringing the 27-year-old up to replace Jackie Bradley Jr. on the active roster. Castillo will bat eighth against right-hander Garrett Richards in his 2015 debut, and manager John Farrell said there will be a rotation in right field and center field moving forward with Castillo, Mookie Betts and Shane Victorino (calf).
Alex Rodriguez 3B/DH NYY 4 hours ago
Rodriguez is back in the lineup Friday against Texas. He will bat third in the Yankees' order as the designated hitter.
With the Yankees playing in an NL park earlier in the week, Rodriguez was subbed out of the lineup for both games against the Nationals. He'll return to the DH role Friday with the Yankees hosting the Rangers.
Yangervis Solarte 1B/2B/3B SD 4 hours ago
Solarte will bat leadoff against the Dodgers on Friday, Padres broadcaster Bob Scanlan reports.
Cory Spangenberg has seen most of the time atop the order since Wil Myers (wrist) was forced out of action, but Solarte will get his first opportunity to lead off Friday against Zack Greinke. While Solarte is just 15-for-65 (.231 average) with three extra-base hits (all doubles) so far in May, he's getting on base at a .328 clip for the season and is batting .302/.356/.438 against right-handed pitching.
Oswaldo Arcia LF/RF MIN 4 hours ago
Arcia (hip) will start his rehab assignment Sunday at Triple-A Rochester, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
Arcia resumed hitting in a cage last Friday and has progressed well enough to start a rehab assignment Sunday. While there is no official timetable for his return, the fact that he'll start playing games at Triple-A Rochester means he could be nearing a return sometime in early June.
David Hale P COL 4 hours ago
Hale will be recalled to start Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Giants, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
Despite a 6.93 ERA and 2.07 WHIP in 24.2 innings with Triple-A Albuquerque so far this season, Hale will get the Game 1 assignment opposite San Francisco's Chris Heston. Jordan Lyles is expected to follow for the Rockies in the nightcap. Hale has a career 56.7 percent groundball rate in the majors, but given his struggles in the minors this year, most will want to avoid him here at Coors Field.
Bruce Rondon RP DET 4 hours ago
Rondon will make his next rehab appearance Sunday at Triple-A Toledo, Chris Iott of mlive.com reports.
Rondon made his first rehab appearance Thursday and threw 22 pitches over two-thirds of an inning. He'll need to pitch on back-to-back days before rejoining the Tigers, but has a scheduled off day on Monday, which means he likely won't rejoin the Tigers until late next week.
Robinson Chirinos C TEX 4 hours ago
Chirinos is back in the lineup Friday against the Yankees.
Chirinos got the day off Thursday after starting the Rangers' previous four games. He'll replace Carlos Corporan behind the plate and bat eighth against the Yankees' Michael Pineda.
Caleb Joseph C BAL 4 hours ago
Joseph is back in the lineup Friday against the Marlins.
Joseph got the day off Thursday afternoon after catching Wednesday night against Seattle. He'll reclaim his spot behind the plate Friday and bat eighth in the order.
Casey McGehee 3B SF 4 hours ago
McGehee is not in the lineup Friday against the Rockies.
Matt Duffy is penciled in to man third base and bat eighth as McGehee sits for the third time in five games. Following an 0-for-3 performance Thursday, McGehee is now batting .190/.248/.276 with three extra-base hits (two home runs) in 113 plate appearances.
Delmon Young LF/RF/DH BAL 4 hours ago
Young is out of the lineup Friday against the Marlins.
With the Orioles facing Marlins' right-hander, Henderson Alvarez, Young has been replaced in the lineup by Alejandro De Aza and Travis Snider will take the field in left.