The Los Angeles Angels have placed starting pitcher Matt Shoemaker on the bereavement list after the death of his grandfather, ESPN Los Angeles reports. The move will have Shoemaker away from the team from three to seven games.
With Shoemaker out, the Angels have called up Nick Tropeano to make his 2015 debut after pitching four games with the Astros last season. Shoemaker is tentatively scheduled to make his next start Wednesday against the Athletics.
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- Astros roster moves: Josh Fields activated from DL, Jonathan Villar optioned to Triple-A - The Crawfish Boxes
"With the move, Houston will have 13 pitchers on the roster and just 12 position players. That includes only one backup infielder (Marwin Gonzalez) and one backup outfielder (Robbie Grossman)."
- Oakland A's will call up Chris Bassitt Thursday, option Arnold Leon to Triple-A - Athletics Nation
"Bassitt will replace Leon as the long reliever while Jesse Chavez starts Thursday's game in place of Jesse Hahn, who is allowing a blister on his right middle finger to heal."
Mariners sign Carlos Quentin to minor-league deal - MLB Daily Dish
"Quentin will report to Triple-A Tacoma, though his deal reportedly includes an opt-out clause on May 12 that will allow him to become a free agent if he is not on the major-league roster."
Arizona Diamondbacks bat pitcher 8th, want more runners on base ahead of Paul Goldschmidt - arizonasports.com
"So, a night after scoring just one run, matching a season-low for a third time in 14 games, the D-backs' posted lineup for the series finale against the Texas Rangers listed starter Archie Bradley hitting eighth and shortstop Nick Ahmed ninth."
Colorado Rockies option Wilin Rosario, activate John Axford - Purple Row
"Rosario will head to the minors essentially to work on his defense; he'll almost exclusively play first base during his time with the Isotopes."
Dodgers recall Mike Bolsinger, option Chris Heisey to Triple-A - True Blue LA
"Bolsinger was 2-0 and had yet to allow a run in two starts with Oklahoma City. The right-hander allowed only three hits and three walks in 11 innings, while striking out 17."
Barry Bonds wins appeal, did not obstruct justice - McCovey Chronicles
"The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the Barry Bonds decision on Wednesday. Bonds had been convicted of obstruction of justice for claiming he didn't know what was going in his body, and ... hell, I can't follow this case."