Ricky Nolasco SP MIN 13 hours ago
Nolasco indicated he felt good following a five-inning, 66-pitch rehab outing with Single-A Cedar Rapids on Sunday.
Nolasco continues to progress in his recovery from elbow soreness, and will likely require one or two more rehab starts before finally rejoining the Twins.
Kelly Johnson 1B/3B ATL 13 hours ago
Johnson hit fourth in the order for the Braves on Sunday, going 1-for-4 with an RBI, a run scored and a walk.
The Braves have reshuffled their order a bit recently, and with a real lack of offensive punch on the roster, Johnson could feasibly see more at-bats in the middle of the lineup. He is hitting just .206 with four RBI on the season, but Johnson has shown the ability to hit for power in the past and his fantasy value would receive a boost if he sticks in his new spot.
David Wright 3B NYM 13 hours ago
Wright will begin to ramp up his baseball activities Monday by taking grounders and doing some running, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.
Wright continues to work his way back from a hamstring injury that was slated to cost him approximately three weeks. The earliest he could return comes the first week of May, but his progression over the next week or two should determine when he'll finally rejoin the club.
Trevor Cahill P ATL 13 hours ago
Cahill gave up four runs on five hits and three walks across 6.0 innings in a loss to the Phillies on Sunday, dropping his record to 0-3.
This was Cahill's best outing of the young season, although that's not saying much considering the fact that he came in with a 9.95 ERA through only 6.1 combined innings in his first two starts. The righty will look to pick up that elusive first win with the Braves on Friday against the Reds.
Aaron Brooks RP KC 13 hours ago
Brooks was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Sunday.
Brooks was added to the 25-man roster as the Royals' 26th man for the doubleheader Sunday, but was sent back to the minors afterward, as expected.
Pablo Sandoval 3B BOS 13 hours ago
Sandoval hit third in the order against the Orioles on Sunday and filled the box score, going 1-for-2 with a home run, three RBI, two runs scored and three walks.
The Panda is off to an underwhelming start to the season and even though his OPS still sits at .725, owners will be happy that he finally smacked his home run with the Red Sox. His move to the three-spot corresponded with a routine day off for David Ortiz, so he should expected to bat further down in the order when Big Papi returns to the lineup on Monday.
Wade Miley SP BOS 14 hours ago
Miley was rocked in Baltimore on Sunday, giving up seven runs (six earned) on five hits and two walks against the Orioles; he did not strike out a batter.
The left-hander has alternated between decent and disastrous outings through his first four starts with the Red Sox and his ERA now sits at a painful 8.62 on the season. Miley will look to right the ship against the Yankees next Saturday.
Everth Cabrera SS BAL 14 hours ago
Cabrera led off for the Orioles on Sunday and went 2-for-6 with a pair of runs scored against the Red Sox.
Cabrera has been the everyday shortstop for the club with Ryan Flaherty on the disabled list, but has been rather unimpressive thus far, hitting .234 with just five runs scored and two stolen bases. Starting shortstop J.J. Hardy is set to begin a rehab assignment next week as he returns from a shoulder injury, so Cabrera's run of consistent playing time appears to be nearing its end.
Delmon Young LF/DH BAL 14 hours ago
Young batted cleanup for the Orioles on Sunday against the Red Sox and responded by going 3-for-6 with five RBI and three runs scored.
His move to the four-spot was likely due to his favorable splits against left-handed pitching, as Wade Miley got the start for Boston. Young is off to a great start to the season at the plate, hitting .368 with seven RBI through 38 at-bats, and could receive a boost in value if he continues to bat cleanup against lefties.
Bud Norris SP BAL 14 hours ago
Norris picked up his first win of the season on Sunday, allowing three runs over 6.2 innings against the Red Sox and striking out two.
The righty was off to a dreadful start to the season and entered the game with a shocking 17.42 ERA, but was able to keep the potent Boston lineup in check as he received 18 runs of support from the offense. Norris' ERA now sits at 12.18 for the season, a figure that he will look to lower even further against the Rays next Saturday.