Darren Kritzer

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Tampa Bay Rays v Boston Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox have placed closer Joel Hanrahan on the 15-day disabled list due to a hamstring injury. The move is retroactive to April 14th.

Hanrahan, who was acquired this past offseason from the Pittsburgh Pirates in a six-player deal, has struggled in the early portion of the season, posting a 11.57 ERA, 12.89 FIP with 7.7 K/9 and 9.6 BB/9 in 4 2/3 innings. In his place, the Red Sox will likely stick with Andrew Bailey in the closer’s role, despite blowing a save Monday vs. Tampa.

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This may not be the best catch of the year by a fan (that went to his guy in Seattle for sure) but anytime you see a one-handed grab like this, you have to give it some consideration.

GIF courtsey @CorkGaines

Toronto Blue Jays v Detroit Tigers

UPDATE: General manager Alex Anthopoulos addressed the media and revelaed Reyes will likely be out until the All-Star Break.

 

*** The slide that may cost Jose Reyes a good portion of the season officially landed him on the 15-day disabled list today, as the team recalled infielder Munenori Kawasaki from Triple-A Buffalo. Kawasaki appeared in 61 games for the Mariners last season, recording a .192/.257/.202 line with two stolen bases. Maicer Izturis will also see time at short, although Anthopoulos has already started making calls to other GM’s, according to MLBTR.

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Detroit Tigers v Oakland Athletics

The Oakland Athletics, who are off to a good start this season with nine wins in their first eleven games, have placed outfielder Yoenis Cespedes on the 15-day disabled list with a hand injury.

 

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Milwaukee Brewers v Chicago Cubs

The struggling Chicago Cubs bullpen got some bad news today, after it was revealed closer Kyuji Fujikawa was being placed on the disabled list with a forearm injury.

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Pittsburgh Pirates v Baltimore Orioles

The Atlanta Braves added depth to their bullpen on Wednesday, acquiring reliever Luis Ayala from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for minor league left-hander Chris Jones.

Ayala, a nine-year veteran, has appeared in two games this season for the Orioles, allowing two runs on four hits. Last season, the 35-year old right-hander appeared in 66 games for Baltimore, posting a 2.64 ERA, 3.67 FIP with 6.1 K/9. The Orioles had been trying to deal him since spring training.

The Braves have been short in regards to bullpen options after learning set-up man Jonny Venters would be out for the first four weeks of the season with a elbow injury. Currently the Braves bullpen consists of Jordan Walden, Eric O’Flaherty, Luis Avilan, Cory Gearrin, Cristhian Martinez and closer Craig Kimbrel. Combined they have a 1.88 ERA and 6.4 K/9 in 24 innings pitched this season.

The Boston Red Sox have placed pitcher John Lackey on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 7 with a right bicep strain. Lackey left his start Sunday against the Blue Jays after tossing 4 1/3 innings.

Lackey, who was making his first start since undergoing Tommy John surgery in October of 2011, underwent an MRI that showed the right-hander avoided any structural damage. In his career, he has posted a 4.10 ERA, 3.90 FIP with 7.0 K/9.

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