MLB rumors, injuries and news roundup for April 21
Monday's MLB recap -- news, transactions, rumors and injury updates -- can be found within.
Here's all that's worth knowing for Monday, April 21 (click here for today's scores) ...
- Mets: Have called up OF Bobby Abreu to serve as a left-handed bat off the bench.
- Braves: Good news for the battered Atlanta rotation: LHP Mike Minor may be within days of his return. David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes that Minor, who's been sidelined with with shoulder tendinitis, could join the Braves' rotation in time to start Saturday against the Reds.
- Pirates: LHP Wandy Rodriguez has been placed on the 15-day DL with right knee inflammation.
- Reds: LHP Aroldis Chapman, who's been sidelined since being struck in the face by a line drive late in spring training, will likely throw live batting practice on Wednesday, reports John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer.
- Rockies: OF Michael Cuddyer has been placed on the 15-day DL with a left hamstring strain.