MLB rumors, injuries and news roundup for April 15
Injury updates on Craig Kimbrel, Clayton Kershaw, Dustin Pedroia, Manny Machado and Juan Lagares headline Tuesday's daily recap.
Tax day is in the rear-view mirror, but the 2014 MLB season is just beginning. We still have another five and a half months to go, then it's time for the postseason. Here is a recap of Tuesday's news from around the league.
RUMORS & SPECULATION
Padres: Offered 3B Chase Headley a three-year extension in the $33 million to $39 million range. The offer was nowhere close to what Headley is seeking. He will be a free agent after the season. (Jon Heyman)
Angels: RHP Dane De La Rosa was placed on the 15-day DL with shoulder inflammation, the team announced. He was optioned to Triple-A on Monday, but that was voided ... OF Kole Calhoun left Tuesday's game with a right ankle injury and will be placed on the DL. (Los Angeles Times)
Dodgers: LHP Clayton Kershaw (back) threw a 26-pitch bullpen session and showed his best velocity since getting hurt (MLB.com) .. RHP Chad Billingsley (Tommy John surgery) was sent for an MRI after cutting a bullpen session short due to discomfort. (Orange County Register)
Giants: Manager Bruce Bochy confirmed IF Marco Scutaro (back) is not close to returning to the team (San Francisco Chronicle) ... LHP Jeremy Affeldt (knee) will be activated off the DL on Wednesday. (San Francisco Chronicle)
Indians: DH Jason Giambi (rib) is in line to be activated off the DL on Friday. (MLB.com)
Mariners: RHP Taijuan Walker was scratched from his scheduled Triple-A rehab start with what was called "arm stiffness" ... RHP Hisashi Iwakuma (finger) threw a 51-pitch bullpen session on Tuesday and will throw a simulated game on Friday. (710 AM ESPN Seattle)
Mets: OF Juan Lagares (oblique) was placed on the 15-day DL, the team announced ... RHP Jenrry Mejia left Tuesday's start with a blister, the team announced ... RHP Curtis Granderson (ribs) is day-to-day after crashing into the outfield wall on Monday. X-rays were negative (MLB.com) ... RHP Bartolo Colon has a minor back problem according to GM Sandy Alderson, but he is expected to make his next start.
Orioles: 3B Manny Machado (knee) ran sprints again and could be cleared to play in minor league rehab games by the weekend (MASN sports) ... OF Adam Jones (illness) is expected to return to the lineup in a day or two. (MASN Sports)
Padres: RHP Josh Johnson (elbow) will see Dr. James Andrews soon and there is some concern he will need his second Tommy John surgery ... SS Everth Cabrera was scratched from Tuesday's game with a sore knee. It is unclear how long he will be sidelined. (Bob Scanlan)
Red Sox: 1B Mike Napoli (dislocated finger) is day-to-day ... RHP Koji Uehara (shoulder) is likely to be available on Thursday (CSN Boston) ... 2B Dustin Pedroia (wrist) received a cortisone shot and is expected to return to the lineup on Wednesday. (ESPN Boston)
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