MLB injuries, news and rumors roundup for April 20
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It's that time again: Our nightly roundup concerning the news that was in Major League Baseball on this fine Sunday.
Cardinals: Tyler Lyons will take Joe Kelly's spot in the rotation while Kelly is on the shelf with a hamstring injury. Lyons will get the ball Monday (Derrick Goold).
Mets: Bobby Abreu is expected to join the big-league club in time for Monday's game (Mets official Twitter account).
Tigers: After trading for him less than a month ago, they have released Alex Gonzalez.
Twins: They have claimed outfielder Sam Fuld off waivers (Ken Rosenthal).
Braves: Mike Minor is set to rejoin the rotation next Saturday.
Cubs: Prospect Javier Baez returned to the lineup Sunday from an ankle injury. He was the DH and went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts (MiLB.com).
Dodgers: Clayton Kershaw could be ready to return in the first week of May.
Yankees: Ivan Nova has a partially torn UCL in his pitching elbow.
Giants: Even though Marco Scutaro still isn't even playing in rehab games due to his back injury, the Giants are unlikely to pursue a trade to shore up second base (sfgate.com).
Mets: Kyle Farnsworth is the new closer (Marc Carig).
Marcell Ozuna figures to be the next Marlins star on the move
Several relievers have signed in the last two days
Several teams are interested in the switch-hitting first baseman
Neshek and the Phillies are closing on a two-year contract
And the team that first drafted Cole is interested
This scout was SUPER into Jeter