Kendall Graveman SP OAK 14 hours ago
Graveman struck out two and walked three while giving up three runs -- two earned -- on four hits over three innings against the Angels on Monday.
He needed 73 pitches to record nine outs, and Graveman pitched to two batters in the fourth inning before exiting. Through three starts, Graveman has struggled to match the success he had in Arizona this spring, and he appears to be the first starter out of the rotation once the A's get Jarrod Parker, A.J. Griffin, or Sean Nolin healthy.
Tyler Clippard RP OAK 14 hours ago
Clippard walked a pair of batters, but navigated through a scoreless ninth inning Monday to record his first save of the season.
Working with the buffer of a three-run lead, Clippard walked Erick Aybar before he struck out C.J. Cron. After Chris Iannetta flew out, Johnny Giavotella drew a walk before Clippard got Kole Calhoun to fly out to left field to end the game. Clippard will hold the closer's role for the A's until Sean Doolittle (shoulder) is ready to return from the disabled list, and he'll likely see more save opportunities in the coming weeks after a number of lopsided games has prevented him from finishing close games in the early weeks of the season.
Drew Stubbs CF COL 14 hours ago
Stubbs entered Monday's game as a replacement for Corey Dickerson (foot) and went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in a losing effort.
Depending on the extent of Dickerson's injury, Stubbs may be in line for an increased role, He's scuffled in limited chances to begin the 2015 campaign, however, opening with an 0-for-12 mark at the plate including seven strikeouts.
Jorge De La Rosa SP COL 14 hours ago
De La Rosa (groin) struck out three and walked one while getting tagged for nine runs -- seven earned -- on nine hits over two innings in a loss to San Diego on Monday night.
The right-handed heavy San Diego lineup hammered De La Rosa from the get-go Monday night, hanging five runs on the lefty in the top of the first inning. He'll look to turn things around after a disastrous debut in a home start Saturday against the Giants.
Will Venable CF/RF SD 14 hours ago
Venable went 1-for-2 with a two-run homer after entering Monday's game as a replacement for Justin Upton.
The Padres have used Venable sparingly, even after trading Cameron Maybin to Atlanta on the eve of Opening Day. He's started just two games this season while compiling a 4-for-15 mark with a pair of homers in nine appearances.
Odrisamer Despaigne SP SD 14 hours ago
Despaigne struck out five and walked two while giving up two runs on six hits over 6.2 innings in a winning effort against the Rockies on Monday.
Given the matchup and the environment, Despaigne's strong start Monday was a surprising outcome. He's now carrying a 1.47 ERA on the young season, but the Padres may bump him from the rotation this weekend as Ian Kennedy is nearing a return from the disabled list.
Corey Dickerson LF COL 14 hours ago
Dickerson is dealing with mild plantar fasciitis in his left foot and his status moving forward is uncertain, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.
Dickerson exited Monday's game against the Padres after two unfruitful at bats. He was replaced by Drew Stubbs and Stubbs seems to be the likely candidate for extra reps in the outfield if Dickerson is forced to miss extended time. Until the Rockies shed some light on the situation, Dickerson should be considered day-to-day ahead of Tuesday's game against the Padres.
Nolan Arenado 3B COL 14 hours ago
Arenado (wrist) is officially listed as day-to-day but believes he'll be able to play Tuesday against the Padres, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.
Arenado was scratched mere minutes before Monday's game against the Padres with soreness in his left wrist. His optimism for Tuesday's game is certainly a good sign moving forward this season, but the 30-year-old should still be considered a game-time decision until he's cleared by the medical staff.
Peter Bourjos CF STL 15 hours ago
Bourjos will be placed on a three-day paternity leave starting Tuesday, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Bourjos will join his wife for the birth of their first child and won't be eligible to rejoin the Cardinals until Friday against the Brewers. St. Louis will be calling up relief pitcher Mitch Harris in the meantime, resulting in the Cardinals having one less relief batter in their dugout.
Addison Russell SS CHC 15 hours ago
Russell will be called up by the Cubs for Tuesday's game against the Pirates, CBS Sports reports.
It's assumed that Russell will be immediately installed as the Cubs' starting second baseman, bumping Arismendy Alcantara into a utility role, and potentially removing Jonathan Herrera from the roster. The 21-year-old should be an impact contributor at the keystone immediately, while he's hit .314 with a homer and seven RBI to begin the season at Triple-A Iowa.