Darren Kritzer

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San Diego Padres v Seattle Mariners

The San Diego Padres are expected to offer third baseman Chase Headley a multi-year extension that would make him the highest-paid player in franchise history, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Headley, who missed the first two weeks of the regular season with a thumb injury, has posted a  .280/.373/.540 line in 13 games this year, with three home runs. Over his career, the former second round pick of the Padres in the 2005 draft owns a .273/.352/.420 line with 70 home runs, and a 16.1 combined fWAR.

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Tampa Bay Rays v Boston Red Sox

The first place Boston Red Sox have activated right-hander Joel Hanrahan from the 15-day disabled list.

Hanrahan, who was placed on the DL back on April 16th with a sore right hamstring, was expected to regain his role as the team’s closer from Andrew Bailey, who pitched well in his absence, but those plans may have changed.

Manager John Farrell:

“He’s active today. Before announcing what his role is, when he comes to the ballpark we’ll have a chance to sit down. … The one thing Joel is, he’s honest with himself, and he understands what’s going on here.”

On the season, the former Pittsburgh Pirate reliever appeared in six games for the Red Sox, recording a 11.57 ERA, 12.85 FIP, 7.46 xFIP with three saves.

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The Toledo Mud Hens will wear Chewbacca jerseys in their game against the Charlotte Knights on the weekend as part of Star Wars Weekend the team has planned.

Their slogans for the weekend. “May the fourth be with you” and “Revenge of the fifth”.

Only in the minor-leagues!

H/T to bigleadsports for the photo

Seattle Mariners v Oakland Athletics

The Oakland Athletics announced they have activated outfielder Yoenis Cespedes from the 15-day disabled list and to make room on the roster, have designated Casper Wells for assignment.

Cespedes, who has been out with a strained muscle in his hand, started the season with a slash line of just .200/.298/.450 in 11 games.

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Not sure what A.J. Burnett was doing on this one, but his natural reaction must have taken over after he caught the ball on the mound on Russell Martin’s attempt to throw out Jon Jay.

Pittsburgh Pirates v St. Louis Cardinals

Major League Baseball has suspended Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Jonathan Sanchez six games for hitting the Cardinals’ Allen Craig with a pitch in the game Friday in St. Louis.

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Toronto Blue Jays v New York Yankees

The New York Yankees made a series of moves today after losing two players to injury in last night’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays.

New York placed catcher Francisco Cervelli on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured right hand, while multiple reports say the team also placed pitcher Ivan Nova on the DL with an elbow injury.

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