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Seattle Mariners - PlayerWatch

RHP Stephen Pryor, who went on the 15-day disabled list March 21 while he continued to recover from right triceps surgery in August 2013, was activated April 17. He was then immediately sent down to Triple-A Tacoma. 1B Ji-Man Choi, a top prospect in the Seattle Mariners' farm system, was suspended for 50 games on Thursday by Major League Baseball after testing positive for methandienone, a performance-enhancing drug. The Mariners placed him on the restricted list.

Minnesota Twins - PlayerWatch

RHP Kyle Gibson's eight scoreless innings in game one of the doubleheader Thursday were a career high. He improved to 3-0 this season, becoming the first Twins starter to make the Opening Day roster and win his first three starts since 2008 (Livan Hernandez). 2B Brian Dozier led off the first inning with his fifth home run of the season. The leadoff shot was the sixth of his career and third this season. His six leadoff homers are tied for fifth on the Twins' all-time list with Zoilo Versalles.

Kansas City Royals - PlayerWatch

LHP Justin Marks was recalled from Triple-A Omaha, and he joins Danny Duffy as the lone southpaws in the Kansas City bullpen. Marks was 1-1 with a 3.24 ERA over three appearances (one start) with Omaha. DH Billy Butler hit sixth in the order Thursday, the first time this season he batted someplace other than cleanup. Butler responded to the move by going 1-for-3 with a walk and a run. Before his 10th-inning single Wednesday night, Butler was mired in an 0-for-19 slump dating to April 9.

Kansas City Royals - PlayerWatch

LHP Justin Marks was recalled from Triple-A Omaha, and he joins Danny Duffy as the lone southpaws in the Kansas City bullpen. Marks was 1-1 with a 3.24 ERA over three appearances (one start) with Omaha. DH Billy Butler hit sixth in the order Thursday, the first time this season he batted someplace other than cleanup. Butler responded to the move by going 1-for-3 with a walk and a run. Before his 10th-inning single Wednesday night, Butler was mired in an 0-for-19 slump dating to April 9.

Colorado Rockies - TeamReport

MLB Team Report - Colorado Rockies - INSIDE PITCH SAN DIEGO -- There is a name for what happened to the Rockies in their four-game road series against the Padres. "Petcoed." Even with the fences moved in last season, Petco Park in San Diego remains one of the toughest hitting parks in the major leagues -- particularly early in the season with the marine layer. If you doubt that, ask any Padres.

Atlanta Braves - TeamReport

MLB Team Report - Atlanta Braves - INSIDE PITCH Though the season is still young, the Braves rotation is quickly establishing itself as one of the best in the National League, if not all of Major League Baseball.

Los Angeles Dodgers - TeamReport

MLB Team Report - Los Angeles Dodgers - INSIDE PITCH Yasiel Puig, again. And again. His controversial life as a ballplayer resumed Thursday in the Los Angeles Dodgers' 2-1 victory in San Francisco over the Giants, and much of what you need to know about Puig occurred in the second inning First, he dropped a routine fly, only to pick up the ball and force a runner at second base, meaning no E-9. Still, a blunder.

Minnesota Twins - TeamReport

MLB Team Report - Minnesota Twins - INSIDE PITCH MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins were a part of outdoor baseball history during the first game of their doubleheader Thursday against the Toronto Blue Jays, playing the coldest game in the history of professional outdoor baseball in Minnesota.

San Francisco Giants - TeamReport

MLB Team Report - San Francisco Giants - INSIDE PITCH Pablo Sandoval might lose his job as the San Francisco Giants' No. 3 hitter. The third baseman was 0-for-4 and struck out in a pivotal eighth-inning bat with one out and two runners on base. The Giants fell 2-1 to the Dodgers in Thursday's series finale, their seventh straight one-run outcome, their most since 1910. "Maybe I'll drop him down in the order," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said, "try to take some pressure off him."

Texas Rangers - TeamReport

MLB Team Report - Texas Rangers - INSIDE PITCH ARLINGTON, Texas -- Unlike the plan going into the season for the Texas Rangers, the catching spot evolved into a shared position between J.P. Arencibia and Robinson Chirinos. Arencibia started his ninth game in Thursday's 8-6 win over the Seattle Mariners, while Chirinos opened behind the plate seven times. That mirrors what's going on at second base, where Donnie Murphy and Josh Wilson have split time.
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