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MLB Daily Dish May 5: Matt Cain, Jay Bruce, Wilin Rosario, Heath Bell

Each weekday morning, we'll provide you with a recap of everything you need to know transaction-wise from yesterday in the baseball world. Injuries, rumors, signings and more–you'll find them all right here.

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First-year manager Bryan Price said he would go with Chris Heisey in right field while Bruce is out. Heisey is hitting .255/.305/.345 in 60 plate appearances with one home run and four stolen bases.
  • The Colorado Rockies activated right-hander Jhoulys Chacin from the 15-day DL and placed catcher Wilin Rosario on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 3, with a viral infection, according to a team announcement. Chacin started for the Rockies on Sunday and allowed four runs on eight hits and five walks across five innings.
  • The Oakland A's transferred right-handed starter A.J. Griffin to the 60-day DL from the 15-day DL with a right flexor muscle strain, according to's transaction page. Griffin is currently recovering from Tommy John surgery and is out for the remainer of the season.

Roster Moves

  • The Atlanta Braves activated right-hander Gavin Floyd from the 15-day DL and optioned Ian Thomas to Triple-A Gwinnett, per a team announcement. Floyd will start in place of Ervin Santana on Tuesday.
  • The Houston Astros recalled left-hander Darin Downs from Triple-A Oklahoma City and designated left-hander Raul Valdes for assignment, per a team announcement. Downs pitched a inning of scoreless relief in the Astros' 8-7 loss.



  • Rehab Assignments: Jaime Garcia (Springfield), Jason Motte (Springfield), Conor Gillaspie (Charlotte), Wilson Ramos (Hagerstown), Ethan Martin (Clearwater), Adam Lind (Dunedin), Dane De La Rosa (Salt Lake)