MLB injuries, news and rumors roundup for April 5
Here's our nightly roundup of the MLB news, injuries and rumors.
Our first full Saturday of MLB action was a great one. Let's rundown the news of the day, which is mostly just injury updates.
Pirates: The contracts of both general manager Neal Huntington and manager Clint Hurdle have been extended by three years and there's also a fourth option year on each.
Rays: The club has agreed to a two-year, $13 million extension with Yunel Escobar. There's also a club option for a third year.
Astros: Dexter Fowler had to be hospitalized due to a stomach bug that was connected to dehydration (Ultimate Astros).
Braves: Evan Gattis missed Saturday and will probably miss Sunday's game due to a stomach virus (ajc.com).
Brewers: The right thumb injury continues to hamper Ryan Braun.
Dodgers: Yasiel Puig has gotten X-rays on his left thumb after injuring it in Saturday's game (MLB.com).
Giants: Jeremy Affeldt won't be returning from his knee injury Monday when he's eligible (MLB.com).
Mariners: Rookie sensation Taijuan Walker (shoulder) could join the rotation in 10 days (thenewstribune.com).
Mets: Jonathon Niese has been activated from the disabled list and will start Sunday against the Reds.
Nationals: Ryan Zimmerman has a sore shoulder and will be re-evaluated Sunday (William Ladson).
Rangers: The plan for now is to have Colby Lewis back in a week, Matt Harrison back around May 1 and Derek Holland back sometime in June (Jon Heyman).
Red Sox: Will Middlebrooks (calf cramp) and Mike Carp (lower back tightness) were late scratches from the lineup Saturday night (NESN.com).
Reds: Billy Hamilton misssed Saturday's game with a jammed left middle finger (Associated Press). Also, Devin Mesoraco (oblique) and Jonathan Broxton (forearm) are expected to be activated from the disabled list by Tuesday (John Fay).
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