Twins place Oswaldo Arcia on 15-day DL
The left-fielder strained his right hip flexor during Sunday's win over the White Sox. The Twins have recalled OF Eddie Rosario to make his major league debut tonight against the Athletics.
Hamilton 0-for-4 in extended spring game
Fresh off a trade that sent him back to Texas, Josh Hamilton struck out once and hit three grounders in his first game action since October.
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Congrats to Gerrit Cole on being named NL Pitcher of the Month for April! Cole is the Pirates first POTM since Randy Tomlin in June of 1992. #ColeTrain
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This season's streakiest MLB teams
The teams with win streaks of 10 or more were a combined 149-175 last year. Who are they? The Mets, who reeled off 11 straight earlier this season, and the Astros -- winners of 10 straight. Both won five 1-run games during the stretch.
Kershaw could be 2nd best since WWII
Among pitchers who debuted after World War II, Clayton Kershaw would have the 2nd best career ERA at the time of his 100th win (assuming it stays under 2.56 -- he's currently at 2.51). (via Elias)
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Alex Rodriguez goes for #661 tonight in Toronto. He has 36 career HR at Rogers Centre, only David Ortiz (37) has more among visiting players
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Johnny Monell getting called up to Mets.
Managerial firings that paid off
Maybe the Brewers can salvage the season after beginning 7-18 and firing Ron Roenicke. After all, firing the manager actually does work at times. See: Jack McKeon (2003 Marlins) and Bob Lemon (1978 Yankees). 4 examples
Counsell: This is where I thought I'd be
Said Craig Counsell after being named the 19th manager in Brewers history: "I'm not looking to this as a job, this is not a second career. This is my passion of what I want to do."
Clayton Kershaw aiming for 100th W
The reigning NL Cy Young winner, who has a 2.51 career ERA, will be pitching for his 100th win tonight in Milwaukee. Tom Seaver was the last to have an ERA that low (2.33) at the time of his 100th win in 1972. (via Elias)
If MLB stars were in 'Star Wars'
Clearly, Tim Kurkjian would pick Hunter Pence to play Han Solo -- he came in and saved the day for the Giants! Luke Skywalker? That Cubs 3B everyone's talking about. And Darth Vader? A 3B of a different sort.
Yadier Molina's pitch-framing problem
Molina's receiving abilities once made him the gold standard for defensive catchers. But in a baffling turn of events, he's seemingly forgotten the art, dropping from 3rd-best in 2013 to 60th in 2015 in pitch framing. FiveThirtyEight on Yadi's issue
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Yanks have won 5 straight series for first time since end of '12, which was the last time they made the playoffs.