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Felix Pen to start for Angels on Tuesday 06-18-2018
Felix Pena P LAA
Angels' manager Mike Scioscia announced that Felix Pena will start on Tuesday.

Bill Shaikin on Twitter
The Angels are forced to really lean on their rotation depth with Nick Tropeano and Garrett Richards on the shelf. Pena is not a recommended streaming option.
Buster Posey returns to Giants lineup Monday 06-18-2018
Buster Posey C SF
Buster Posey returned to the Giants' starting lineup on Monday.

Alex Pavlovic on Twitter
Posey was held out of action on Sunday due to general soreness, but all appears to be well now. He's catching and batting cleanup on a Monday.
Walker Buehler to throw bullpen on Saturday 06-18-2018
Walker Buehler P LAD
Walker Buehler (ribs) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Saturday at Citi Field.

David Vassegh on Twitter
It will be the first time that the right-hander has done so since landing on the disabled list with a microfracture in his right rib. If all goes well with that session, he should be cleared to face live hitters, either in a minor league rehab start or a simulated game.
Chase Utley expected to return in a few days 06-18-2018
Chase Utley 2B LAD
Dodgers' manager Dave Roberts said Monday that Chase Utley (thumb) will return from the disabled list within the next couple of days.

David Vassegh on Twitter
The 39-year-old was hitting just .216/.302/.324 with one homer and 14 RBI in 126 plate appearances before he was sidelined with a left thumb sprain at the end of May. His days of fantasy relevancy have passed him by.
Giants place Brandon Crawford on paternity 06-18-2018
Brandon Crawford SS SF
Giants placed SS Brandon Crawford on the paternity leave list. He'll miss the next three games to be with his wife for the birth of the couple's fourth child. Kelby Tomlinson was recalled from Triple-A in a corresponding move to provide infield depth for the Giants' series against the Marlins.
Giants recall Kelby Tomlinson from Triple-A 06-18-2018
Kelby Tomlinson 2B SF
Giants recalled INF Kelby Tomlinson from Triple-A Sacramento. Tomlinson will function as additional infield depth while Brandon Crawford is away on paternity leave. He's hitting just .226/.274/.283 with no homers and nine RBI in 113 plate appearances with the Giants this season and is irrelevant for fantasy purposes.
Juan Soto powers Nationals past Yankees 06-18-2018
Juan Soto LF WAS
Juan Soto crushed a go-ahead two-run homer in the sixth inning on Monday, powering the Nationals past the Yankees in the completion of their May 16th game. The two sides started play with the score knotted at 3-3 in the sixth inning, and the only scoring on the afternoon was the 19-year-old's two-run blast off of Chad Green in the sixth. Soto finished the day 1-for-2 and is hitting a mighty impressive .316/.407/.608 with six homers and 14 RBI in his first 91 plate appearances at the big league level.
Sean Doolittle records save against Yankees 06-18-2018
Sean Doolittle P WAS
Sean Doolittle recorded his 18th save of the season on Monday, working a perfect ninth inning against the Yankees in the completion of May 16th's game. Doolittle came in with a two-run lead and mowed down the heart of the Yankees' order, striking out Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton, then getting Gary Sanchez on a fly ball. Doolittle has been a monster in the closer's role for the Nationals, compiling a 1.47 ERA, 0.55 WHIP and 43/3 K/BB ratio.
Chad Green takes loss in suspended game 06-18-2018
Chad Green P NYY
Chad Green wound up taking a loss in the completion of a suspended game from May 16. Green allowed a pair of runs on three hits in his lone inning of work, serving up a two-run homer to Juan Soto that proved to be the difference in teh ballgame. Even with this rough outing, Green still owns a stellar 2.36 ERA and 1.05 WHIP on the season.
Kaleb Cowart (ankle) cleared for rehab games 06-18-2018
Kaleb Cowart 3B LAA
Kaleb Cowart (ankle) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Salt Lake on Monday.

Los Angeles Angels PR on Twitter
Cowart has missed the last couple weeks with a sprained ankle. He should be ready to return in a few days but might not necessarily be reinstated to the major league roster.
Jabari Blash optioned to Triple-A 06-18-2018
Jabari Blash RF LAA
Angels optioned OF Jabari Blash to Triple-A Salt Lake. Blash is just 2-for-18 at the plate in the majors this season. Kole Calhoun is back from the DL to take his roster spot.
Kole Calhoun activated from disabled list 06-18-2018
Kole Calhoun RF LAA
Angels activated OF Kole Calhoun from the 10-day disabled list. Calhoun has missed most of this month with a strained right oblique but is back in right field and batting ninth Monday. He'll return to an ugly .145/.195/.179 batting line.
Jay Bruce (hip) scratched from lineup Monday 06-18-2018
Jay Bruce RF NYM
Jay Bruce (hip) has been scratched from the Mets' lineup Monday.

Tim Healey on Twitter
Bruce has been dealing with soreness in his hip and will now miss his fourth game out of the last five. Jose Bautista has replaced him in the lineup.
Wade Miley (oblique) ready for rehab games 06-18-2018
Wade Miley P MLW
Wade Miley (oblique) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Biloxi later this week.

Tom Haudricourt on Twitter
Miley got through a simulated game Sunday with no issues, clearing the way for his return to game action. He's not eligible for activation until July 9.
Deck McGuire designated for assignment 06-18-2018
Deck McGuire P TEX
Rangers designated RHP Deck McGuire for assignment. The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for the return of Elvis Andrus. McGuire was claimed off waivers last week.
Jairo Diaz re-signs with Rockies 06-18-2018
Jairo Diaz P COL
Rockies re-signed RHP Jairo Diaz to a minor league contract. The Rockies released Diaz last week but he's now back in the organization. He's been out nearly all of this season with a forearm issue.
Bradley Zimmer (shoulder) to undergo MRI 06-18-2018
Bradley Zimmer CF CLE
Bradley Zimmer (shoulder) is slated to undergo an MRI.

Jordan Bastian on Twitter
Zimmer suffered a right shoulder injury during batting practice last week while at Triple-A Columbus and is still dealing with some lingering discomfort. The Indians hope the exam will give them more information to work with.
Kiermaier (thumb) on track to return Tuesday 06-18-2018
Kevin Kiermaier CF TB
Kevin Kiermaier (thumb) is on track to be activated from the disabled list Tuesday.

Marc Topkin on Twitter
It was reported previously that Kiermaier would return on Friday, but he must have talked his way into an earlier return. The outfielder will go through a workout with the Rays on Monday and then be activated the following day assuming all goes well. He's been out since mid-April with a torn ligament in his right thumb and went 7-for-17 (.412) with a triple and a double in five rehab games.
Rob Zastryzny recalled from Triple-A 06-18-2018
Rob Zastryzny P CHC
Cubs recalled LHP Rob Zastryzny from Triple-A Iowa. Zastryzny has made one two-inning scoreless appearance for the Cubs this season. He'll give them another lefty in the bullpen while Brian Duensing is on bereavement.
Brian Duensing goes on bereavement list 06-18-2018
Brian Duensing P CHC
Cubs placed LHP Brian Duensing on the bereavement list. He can be away for 3-7 games. Rob Zastryzny has taken Duensing's spot in the bullpen.
Javier Baez (elbow) could return on Tuesday 06-18-2018
Javier Baez 2B CHC
Javier Baez (elbow) could return to the Cubs' lineup Tuesday.

Carrie Muskat on Twitter
Baez is sitting out Monday after leaving Sunday's game following a hit by pitch on the left elbow, but he didn't need any X-rays and said he's fine. Ben Zobrist is at second base Monday.
Could Kershaw (back) return this weekend? 06-18-2018
Clayton Kershaw P LAD
Clayton Kershaw (back) said after getting through a three-inning simulated game Monday that he expects to pitch in a game in five days.

Ken Gurnick on Twitter
Kershaw wouldn't say if that game would be a start in New York against the Mets, but he didn't seem to rule it out, either. The veteran left-hander has made just one start for the Dodgers since May 1, but he has rejoined their rotation without a rehab start before in the past. We'll know more about his status in the coming days.
Tom Murphy starting again for Rockies Monday 06-18-2018
Tom Murphy C COL
Tom Murphy is starting at catcher and batting eighth for the Rockies on Monday.

Rotoworld Daily Lineups
Murphy has started six of seven games since being recalled, including five at catcher. Chris Iannetta and Tony Wolters haven't provided much at the plate on an offense that's struggled, and it appears the Rockies are willing to give Murphy -- who has the best offensive ceiling of the trio -- a long look. Murphy is hitting .300/.333/.400 over his first five games with the big club after slugging 16 homers over 48 games at Triple-A. He needs to be owned in fantasy leagues.
Jerad Eickhoff (shoulder) to throw off mound 06-18-2018
Jerad Eickhoff P PHI
Jerad Eickhoff (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session Tuesday.

Meghan Montemurro on Twitter
He'll continue to build things up with bullpen sessions before then facing hitters and resuming a rehab assignment. Eickhoff has been out all season with shoulder issues.
Pat Neshek (lat) throws live BP 06-18-2018
Pat Neshek P PHI
Pat Neshek (lat) threw live batting practice Sunday.

Meghan Montemurro on Twitter
He'll do it again Wednesday before the Phillies determine the next step, which would presumably be a rehab assignment. Neshek has been out all season with a strained lat.
Tests on Carlos Carrasco's elbow are clean 06-18-2018
Carlos Carrasco P CLE
All tests on Carlos Carrasco's injured right elbow came back negative.

Jordan Bastian on Twitter
Carrasco had to leave Saturday's start against the Twins after he was drilled by a comebacker, but he has avoided a serious injury. He was placed on the disabled list Sunday and will be re-evaluated Wednesday following a few days of treatment. There would seem to be a pretty good chance he could return before the end of the month, but the stiffness and soreness in his elbow will have to go away.
Whit Merrifield (knee) in Monday's lineup 06-18-2018
Whit Merrifield 2B KC
Whit Merrifield (knee) is in the Royals' lineup Monday.

Rotoworld Daily Lineups
Merrifield exited Sunday's game after fouling a ball off his left knee, but he escaped with merely a bruise. He is in the designated hitter spot Monday, as Adalberto Mondesi is at second base.
Rougned Odor sitting out on Monday 06-18-2018
Rougned Odor 2B TEX
Rougned Odor is not in the Rangers' lineup Monday.

Rotoworld Daily Lineups
Odor takes a seat in Elvis Andrus' first game back from the disabled list, as Jurickson Profar will slide over to second base. Profar has outplayed Odor this season and should see a good number of starts at the keystone, although it's hard to imagine Odor being outright benched.
Ricardo Rodriguez recalled from Triple-A 06-18-2018
Ricardo Rodriguez P TEX
Rangers recalled RHP Ricardo Rodriguez from Triple-A Round Rock. Rodriguez has allowed just one unearned run over 12 relief appearances for Round Rock this season. He'll be making his first appearance for the Rangers this season when he gets into a game.
Jose Trevino optioned to Double-A Frisco 06-18-2018
Jose Trevino C TEX
Rangers optioned C Jose Trevino to Double-A Frisco. Trevino hit a walk-off single Sunday but now finds himself back in the minors. It means that Isiah Kiner-Falefa -- who has never caught at the major league level, is now the Rangers' backup catcher.
Elvis Andrus activated from disabled list 06-18-2018
Elvis Andrus SS TEX
Rangers activated SS Elvis Andrus from the 60-day disabled list. Andrus missed over two months of action with a fractured right elbow as a result of a hit by pitch. He was just 1-for-24 at the plate while on his rehab assignment, but fantasy owners shouldn't be hesitant about putting the shortstop back into their lineups this week.
Richard Rodriguez activated from DL 06-18-2018
Richard Rodriguez P PIT
Pirates activated RHP Richard Rodriguez from the 10-day disabled list. Rodriguez missed the minimum amount of time with a sore shoulder. He's been excellent out of the Pirates' bullpen this season with a 2.38 ERA and 33/3 K/BB ratio across 22 2/3 innings.
Jose Osuna recalled from Triple-A 06-18-2018
Jose Osuna RF PIT
Pirates recalled INF/OF Jose Osuna from Triple-A Indianapolis. Osuna has batted .241/.267/.483 with a pair of homers and six RBI in 29 at-bats with the big league club this season. He'll will mostly be a bat off the bench.
Kris Bryant hitting leadoff Monday vs Dodgers 06-18-2018
Kris Bryant 3B CHC
Kris Bryant will hit leadoff Monday against the Dodgers.

Chicago Cubs on Twitter
It will be his third start out of the leadoff spot this season, all three of them coming in the past two weeks. Ben Zobrist hit leadoff on Sunday, but he's in the No. 3 spot Monday.
Jacob Stallings optioned to Triple-A 06-18-2018
Jacob Stallings C PIT
Pirates optioned C Jacob Stallings to Triple-A Indianapolis. Stallings was up for a few days as protection while Francisco Cervelli was banged up, but Cervelli is fine now.
Dovydas Neverauskas optioned to Triple-A 06-18-2018
Dovydas Neverauskas P PIT
Pirates optioned RHP Dovydas Neverauskas to Triple-A Indianapolis. Neverauskas has been back-and-forth between the majors and minors this season, posting a 10.64 ERA over 11 relief appearances with the big club. He'll surely be back up later this summer.
Caleb Smith back from bereavement list 06-18-2018
Caleb Smith P MIA
Marlins activated LHP Caleb Smith from the bereavement list. Smith will start Monday in San Francisco. The young left-hander boasts a 3.75 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, and 83/30 K/BB ratio over 72 innings this season.
Merandy Gonzalez optioned to Double-A 06-18-2018
Merandy Gonzalez P MIA
Marlins optioned RHP Merandy Gonzalez to Double-A Jacksonville. Gonzalez has given up 11 runs over 17 1/3 relief innings for the Fish this season. He'll presumably go back into Jacksonville's rotation.
Clayton Kershaw (back) throws simulated game 06-18-2018
Clayton Kershaw P LAD
Clayton Kershaw (back) threw three innings Monday in a simulated game.

Ken Gurnick on Twitter
Kershaw faced a small group of teammates, including the likes of Cody Bellinger and Chase Utley. Assuming no issues with the back, the southpaw will throw another bullpen session before beginning a possible rehab assignment late this week or early next week. Kershaw has made just one start for the Dodgers since May 1, but they have still managed to bounce back nicely in the standings.
Adams (finger) considered gametime decision 06-18-2018
Matt Adams 1B WAS
Matt Adams (finger) is considered a gametime decision Monday against the Yankees.

Chelsea Janes on Twitter
Adams hasn't played since being hit on the left index finger while attempting on bunt on Friday. He's going to have to show that he can swing a bat before being cleared to return.
Travis Shaw (wrist) not in lineup Monday 06-18-2018
Travis Shaw 3B MLW
Travis Shaw (wrist) is not in Monday's lineup against the Pirates.

Milwaukee Brewers on Twitter
Shaw tweaked his right wrist on Sunday and has been dealing with some soreness, so he'll get a breather. Hernan Perez will fill in at the hot corner.
Hechavarria not in Monday's lineup 06-18-2018
Adeiny Hechavarria SS TB
Adeiny Hechavarria is not in Monday's lineup against the Astros.

Marc Topkin on Twitter
Hechavarria made the start at shortstop Sunday in his return from the disabled list, but Willy Adames is back in there Monday. Christian Arroyo's oblique injury buys the Rays some more time, but Hechavarria wouldn't appear to have much of a future here. A trade is a distinct possibility, though maybe when Daniel Robertson (hamstring) is ready to return.
Osuna's leave extended through June 25 06-18-2018
Roberto Osuna P TOR
Major League Baseball has extended the administrative leave for Roberto Osuna for another week through June 25.

Ben Nicholson-Smith on Twitter
It's a paper move with Osuna's legal situation looming. The Blue Jays' closer was arrested May 8 for allegedly assaulting a woman and won't have his next court date until July 9. His lawyer, Domenic Basile, said Monday that his client intends to plead not guilty. It could be a while under there's a resolution here.
Luhnow receives extension from Astros 06-18-2018
A.J. Hinch C PHI
The Astros have promoted general manager Jeff Luhnow while extending his contract through 2023.

Chander Rome on Twitter
Luhnow originally joined the Astros as general manager in December of 2011, but his new title will be president of baseball operations and general manager. He's deserving of the promotion and new deal coming off a World Series championship. The club is currently 1.5 games ahead of the Mariners in the AL West with a 48-25 record.
Twins release Taylor Featherston 06-18-2018
Taylor Featherston 2B MIN
Twins released INF/OF Taylor Featherston.

Seth Stohs on Twitter
Featherston was batting just .167/.270/.278 over 55 games this season with Triple-A Rochester. The 28-year-old will look for a better opportunity with another club.
Willson Contreras not in lineup Monday 06-18-2018
Willson Contreras C CHC
Willson Contreras is not in Monday's lineup against the Dodgers.

Chicago Cubs on Twitter
He'll sit with the day game after the night game. Chris Gimenez will start behind the plate and catch Tyler Chatwood.
Javier Baez (elbow) out of Monday's lineup 06-18-2018
Javier Baez 2B CHC
Javier Baez (elbow) is out of Monday's lineup against the Dodgers.

Chicago Cubs on Twitter
Baez hinted as much during a radio appearance on Monday. The 25-year-old was hit in the left elbow by a pitch Sunday, but fortunately he avoided serious injury. Consider him day-to-day. Ben Zobrist will start at second base Monday.
Hellickson (hammy) to throw sim. game Tuesday 06-18-2018
Jeremy Hellickson P WAS
Jeremy Hellickson (hamstring) is slated to throw a simulated game on Tuesday.

Mark Zuckerman on Twitter
This rules Hellickson out as a possibility to start Tuesday against the Orioles, though he'd be on turn to return this weekend depending on how things play out. The veteran right-hander has been out for a couple of weeks with a right hamstring strain.
Phillies call up LHP Davis 06-18-2018
Austin Davis P PHI
Phillies purchased the contract of LHP Austin Davis from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Davis, 25, earned the call-up after posting a 2.70 ERA and 48/10 K/BB ratio over 36 2/3 innings between Double- and Triple-A this year. He'll be making his major league debut when he gets into a game.
Phillies demote Hector Neris to Triple-A 06-18-2018
Hector Neris P PHI
Phillies optioned RHP Hector Neris to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Astros activate Reymin Guduan to AAA 06-18-2018
Reymin Guduan P HOU
Astros activated LHP Reymin Guduan from the paternity leave list; optioned to Triple-A Fresno.

Chandler Rome on Twitter
Guduan made one appearance with the Astros last Wednesday before leaving to be present for the birth of his first child. The 25-year-old returns to a 3.10 ERA and 43/18 K/BB ratio over 29 innings in Triple-A.
Cards option Voit to Triple-A 06-18-2018
Luke Voit 1B STL
Cardinals optioned 1B Luke Voit to Triple-A Memphis. He'll head back down to the minors with Jose Martinez back from paternity leave. Voit went 0-for-7 with four strikeouts and one walk over the weekend.
Jose Martinez activated from paternity list 06-18-2018
Jose Martinez 1B STL
Cardinals activated 1B Jose Martinez from the paternity leave list. Luke Voit was optioned to Triple-A in a corresponding roster move. Martinez missed the weekend series against the Cubs to be present for his daughter's birth in Venezuela.
Yankees recall OF Clint Frazier from Triple-A 06-18-2018
Clint Frazier LF NYY
Yankees recalled OF Clint Frazier from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Frazier will provide some outfield help with Brett Gardner (knee) banged up, but it's unclear how long he'll stick around. The 23-year-old owns an impressive .312/.389/.558 batting line with seven homers over 38 games in Triple-A this season.
Yankees option INF Torreyes to Triple-A 06-18-2018
Ronald Torreyes 2B NYY
Yankees optioned INF Ronald Torreyes to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre. Clint Frazier has been called up from Triple-A to take his place on the active roster. Torreyes was called up on June 9 and logged just four plate appearances during his brief stay.
Indians option OF Allen to Triple-A 06-18-2018
Greg Allen CF CLE
Indians optioned OF Greg Allen.

Jordan Bastian on Twitter
The 25-year-old Allen is in a 1-for-33 (.030) slide at the plate, pulling his batting line down to .204/.248/.301 over 34 games. He should get another chance with the Indians before long.
Indians ink Rzepczynski to minors deal 06-18-2018
Marc Rzepczynski P SEA
Indians signed LHP Marc Rzepczynski to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Columbus.

Jordan Bastian on Twitter
Rzepczynski was released by the Mariners earlier this month after posting a 9.39 ERA over 18 appearances this season. The 31-year-old southpaw has enjoyed some success in the past and makes for a worthy flier for Cleveland.
Indians activate 1B Yonder Alonso 06-18-2018
Yonder Alonso 1B CLE
Indians activated 1B Yonder Alonso from the family medical emergency list.

Jordan Bastian on Twitter
Greg Allen was sent down to Triple-A in a corresponding roster move. Alonso missed the weekend series against the Twins.
Roberto Osuna expected to plead not guilty 06-18-2018
Roberto Osuna P TOR
Roberto Osuna's lawyer, Domenic Basile, said Monday that his client intends to plead not guilty.

Shi Davidi on Twitter
Osuna wasn't present for his first court date on Monday in connection with a charge for his arrest on May 8 for allegedly assaulting a woman. The judge approved July 9 for the next hearing date. Basile said he expects MLB to wait on any punishment for Osuna until there's a resolution on his criminal case. In other words, there's nothing imminent here. Osuna could face a suspension from MLB event if he isn't convicted.
Gardner (knee) expected to sit out Monday 06-18-2018
Brett Gardner LF NYY
Brett Gardner said that while he's "encouraged" by how his right knee feels, he's going to sit out the second game against the Nationals on Monday.

Erik Boland on Twitter
Gardner missed Sunday's game due to right knee soreness and can be considered day-to-day. The Yankees have reportedly called up Clint Frazier to provide some depth as the 26th man, though the club has yet to make an official announcement.
Hellickson (hamstring) nears return to Nats 06-18-2018
Jeremy Hellickson P WAS
Jeremy Hellickson (hamstring) threw bullpen sessions Thursday and Saturday and did some fielding Monday without issue.

Mark Zuckerman on Twitter
Hellickson said the fielding drills were "probably the last step" and that he doesn't think he needs a rehab assignment. It's unclear if the Nationals agree, but Hellickson could be an option to start Tuesday against the Orioles. Hellickson posted a strong 2.28 ERA over nine starts prior to going down with a hamstring strain earlier this month.
Sano back in action after demotion 06-18-2018
Miguel Sano 3B MIN
Miguel Sano will start at third base and bat third Monday in his first game since his demotion to High-A Fort Myers.

Marshall Kelner on Twitter
Sano was demoted last week after batting just .203/.270/.405 with seven homers over 37 games. The 25-year-old reported to spring training out of shape after offseason surgery on his leg and has regressed with his approach this season, so a reset could be the best thing for him. An exact timetable for his return will depend on how he responds.
Giants ink RHP Valdez to minors deal 06-18-2018
Jose Valdez P SF
Giants signed RHP Jose Valdez to a minor league contract.

Baseball America
Valdez was released earlier this month after being designated for assignment. The 28-year-old put up a rough 12.60 ERA over four appearances with the Giants this season and will function as organizational depth in his return.
Baez (elbow) likely to miss Monday's game 06-18-2018
Javier Baez 2B CHC
Javier Baez (elbow) said during an appearance on 670 The Score that he'll probably get the night off Monday.

670 The Score
Baez exited Sunday's game after he was hit in the left elbow by a pitch, but he didn't require X-rays and said Monday that he was doing "good." Still, the Cubs appear likely to play things safe and give him the night off. Either way, it looks like a minor concern.
Kiermaier (thumb) on track for Friday return 06-18-2018
Kevin Kiermaier CF TB
Kevin Kiermaier (thumb) is on track to be activated from the disabled list Friday.

Tampa Bay Times
Kiermaier is 7-for-17 (.412) with a triple and a double through five rehab games between High-A Charlotte and Triple-A Columbus as he makes his way back from surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb. The 28-year-old was batting just .163/.250/.233 over his first 12 games prior to the injury, but he was very productive when healthy last year and is worth scooping up in mixed fantasy leagues if he was dropped.
Melky Cabrera chooses to become free agent 06-18-2018
Melky Cabrera RF CLE
Melky Cabrera elected free agency.

Tribe Insider on Twitter
Cabrera chose free agency over an outright assignment to Triple-A Columbus. Cabrera, 33, batted just .207/.242/.293 with zero home runs through 66 plate appearances during his time with the Indians. He'll try to find a new opportunity elsewhere.
Report: Mets open shop for trade offers 06-18-2018
Jeurys Familia P NYM
Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Mets are ready to listen to trade offers for "virtually everyone" on their roster.

The Athletic
Rosenthal notes that the Mets would understandably prefer to keep their young, controllable talent, but he also adds that the club is more open to moving Noah Syndergaard (under team control through 2021) than staff ace Jacob deGrom (under team control through 2020). Obviously it would take a huge haul for them to part with either pitcher, but they are keeping an open mind. Probably the most realistic name to be moved is closer Jeurys Familia, who is due to become a free agent following the season. Asdrubal Cabrera also makes sense as a possible trade chip for New York.
Mariners option Freitas to Triple-A 06-18-2018
David Freitas C SEA
Mariners optioned C David Freitas to Triple-A Tacoma.

Shannon Drayer on Twitter
Chris Herrmann will take his spot as Mike Zunino's backup. Freitas is batting .217/.299/.283 with four doubles and three RBI over 23 games with the big club this season.
M's activate Chris Herrmann from 10-day DL 06-18-2018
Chris Herrmann C SEA
Mariners activated C/INF/OF Chris Herrmann from the 10-day disabled list.

Shannon Drayer on Twitter
Herrmann went 2-for-12 (.167) with a double over five games during a rehab stint with Triple-A Tacoma. The 30-year-old appeared in just one game with the Mariners in late May before going down with a right rib cage strain. David Freitas was sent down in a corresponding roster move, so Herrmann will serve as Mike Zunino's backup.
Mariners activate Juan Nicasio from DL 06-18-2018
Juan Nicasio P SEA
Mariners activated RHP Juan Nicasio from the 10-day disabled list.

Shannon Drayer on Twitter
Nicasio had no issues with his right knee coming out of a bullpen session over the weekend. The 31-year-old returns to a 5.34 ERA over 30 appearances. Despite the shaky results, he owns a solid 37/2 K/BB ratio over 28 2/3 innings.
Yanks, Mariners showing interest in JA Happ 06-18-2018
J.A. Happ P TOR
According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, the Yankees and Mariners are both expressing interest in Blue Jays starter J.A. Happ.

Jon Morosi on Twitter
The Blue Jays are coming off a surprising three-game sweep of the Nationals, but they're buried in fourth place in the American League East standings and are likely to launch into selling mode within the next several weeks, ahead of the July 31 deadline. Happ has seemingly emerged as Toronto's most valuable trade chip with Josh Donaldson battling health issues. The veteran left-hander holds a 3.48 ERA, 1.065 WHIP, and 94/25 K/BB ratio in 82 2/3 innings (14 starts) this season. He's making $13 million in the final year of a three-year, $36 million deal.
Osuna won't attend first court hearing Monday 06-18-2018
Roberto Osuna P TOR
Roberto Osuna's first court date in connection with his sexual assault charge will be "a largely procedural hearing" and the Blue Jays closer will not attend it, per Shi Davidi of
That hearing is scheduled for Monday afternoon at the Old City Hall courthouse in Toronto. Criminal defense lawyer Domenic Basile will appear on Osuna's behalf for pre-trial discussions that "will set the stage for the next court hearing, possibly in two or three weeks," writes Davidi. Osuna has been on Major League Baseball's administrative leave list since his arrest May 8 for allegedly assaulting a woman. A resolution to this case is clearly not imminent.
Myers (oblique) homers in latest rehab game 06-18-2018
Wil Myers RF SD
Wil Myers (oblique) went 1-for-4 with a solo homer Sunday in his latest rehab game with Triple-A El Paso.

Bill Center on Twitter
Myers is now 3-for-12 (.250) with a homer, a double, and five strikeouts through three rehab games as he makes his way back from a strained left oblique. He originally landed on the disabled list in late April, so the Padres will likely want him to play another couple of games in Triple-A before bringing him back. Still, a return later this week appears within reach assuming no setbacks.
Hedges (elbow) homers in rehab game 06-18-2018
Austin Hedges C SD
Austin Hedges (elbow) went 2-for-4 with a solo homer Sunday in a rehab game with Triple-A El Paso.

Bill Center on Twitter
It was his first game with El Paso after appearing in four games with High-A Lake Elsinore. Hedges had to be pulled off a rehab stint late last month with renewed discomfort in his elbow, but he hasn't had any issues this time around. He initially landed on the disabled list on May 1, but his return appears to be imminent.
Familia (shoulder) allows one run in return 06-18-2018
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Jeurys Familia (shoulder) allowed one run on three hits and walk over one inning of work in his return from the disabled list Sunday against the Diamondbacks. Familia entered the game in the eighth inning with the Mets down by one. He allowed three straight hits to let in the run, but was able to escape without further damage. Robert Gsellman eventually notched the save after the Mets staged a comeback in the ninth. Familia should get his closer job back, though perhaps the Mets will want to see him shake the rust with a clean outing.
Javier Baez (elbow) expects to play on Monday 06-18-2018
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Javier Baez (elbow) said after Sunday's game that he expects to be in the Cubs' lineup on Monday.

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Baez departed Sunday's game against the Cardinals after he was hit by a pitch in his left elbow. The 25-year-old infielder sat afterwards that he was good and that he isn't sure if he'll even need an X-ray to check for structural damage. Consider him day-to-day.