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  • White Sox's Colson Montgomery: Showing power at Triple-A

    Montgomery went 2-for-4 with a double, a two-run home run and two runs scored Saturday for Triple-A Charlotte.

    Montgomery tallied his first home run at the highest level of the minors Friday and then followed that up with another long ball Saturday. Per MLB Pipeline, the latter homer had an exit velocity of 109.9 mph. While this has been a positive stretch for Montgomery, he also has a 36.7 percent strikeout rate across his first 60 plate appearances with Charlotte, so a promotion to the majors likely isn't imminent.

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    Red Sox's David Hamilton: Notches second stolen base

    Hamilton went 1-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored and a stolen base in Saturday's 7-2 win over the Angels.

    Hamilton has now reached base six times in six games and is 2-for-2 in stolen base attempts. Unfortunately, he's also struck out seven times in 19 plate appearances and has already made a couple errors at shortstop. Hamilton possesses difference-making speed and should continue to run when he gets on, but his leash as the long-side platoon option at shortstop is short.

  • Carlos Correa SS | MIN

    Twins' Carlos Correa: Nursing mild intercostal strain

    The Twins have reclassified Correa's injury as a mild right intercostal strain, Do-Hyoung Park of reports.

    Correa was placed on the injured list earlier Saturday with what had been called an oblique strain, but the team has now altered the diagnosis based on additional imaging results. That it's being referred to as a mild strain is a positive development, although a timetable for Correa's return isn't expected to be known until late next week. With Correa out, Willi Castro started both games at shortstop during the Twins' doubleheader sweep of the Tigers on Saturday.

  • Aledmys Diaz SS | OAK

    Athletics' Aledmys Diaz: Starts running program

    Diaz (calf) has begun a running program as part of his rehabilitation process, the Associated Press reports.

    The veteran infielder opened the season on the 60-day injured list, so he's seemingly only in the nascent stages of his ramp-up process. Diaz could eventually require a rehab assignment of maximum length whenever he's deemed ready to test himself in game action, given how long he's been sidelined.

  • Orioles' Jackson Holliday: Sits against lefty

    Holliday is not in Saturday's lineup against the Brewers.

    In his first game against a lefty (DL Hall), Holliday finds himself on the bench to start things off. Jorge Mateo gets the start at second base, hitting ninth.

  • Romy Gonzalez SS | BOS

    Red Sox's Romy Gonzalez: Lands on IL

    Gonzalez was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with a left wrist sprain, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

    Fortunately, Gonzalez avoided a fracture, but he'll still be out until at least April 21 due to the injury. Cooper Criswell, who is starting Saturday's game against the Angels, was recalled in a corresponding move. The Red Sox may have to slide Ceddanne Rafaela to second base against lefties and Pablo Reyes to shortstop, unless they are willing to play David Hamilton against same-handed pitchers.

  • Bo Bichette SS | TOR

    Blue Jays' Bo Bichette: Swipes first bag of season

    Bichette went 1-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base in Friday's loss to the Rockies.

    A couple games after launching his first homer of 2024, Bichette nabbed his first steal. The shortstop has hit safely in six straight games, batting .304 (7-for-23) during that stretch with a 3:5 BB:K and three doubles in addition to Tuesday's long ball.

  • Vaughn Grissom SS | BOS

    Red Sox's Vaughn Grissom: Makes first rehab appearance

    Grissom (groin/hamstring) went 0-for-3 as the designated hitter for Triple-A Worcester on Friday.

    Grissom kicked off a rehab assignment with the WooSox, serving as the DH for seven innings. The organization will want to see him play the field for a full nine innings and on back-to-back days before activating him from the 10-day injured list. He may not be the answer for Boston's shoddy infield defense, which has been on display since the team returned home following a successful season-opening road trip, but Grissom is expected to be an everyday member of the lineup once healthy.

  • David Hamilton SS | BOS

    Red Sox's David Hamilton: Another error Friday

    Hamilton went 0-for-3 and committed an error in Friday's 7-0 loss to the Angels.

    After making an immediate splash in his first game up from the minors -- Hamilton homered in his first at-bat -- the infielder's made errors in two straight games that have led to unearned runs. He was not the only player with defensive miscues, and Red Sox manager Alex Cora doesn't have many options at shortstop, so he needs Hamilton to improve. Romy Gonzalez (wrist) is battling an injury, and the manager has said in the past that Pablo Reyes is not considered an everyday player.

  • Carlos Correa SS | MIN

    Twins' Carlos Correa: Placed on injured list

    The Twins placed Correa on the 10-day injured list Saturday with a right oblique strain.

    Correa suffered the injury during an at-bat in the third inning of Friday's loss, and it will officially cost him at least 10 days. The team is still awaiting the results of his MRI and will establish a timeline once they come back. Willi Castro will take over as Minnesota's primary shortstop while Correa recovers, opening the door for Kyle Farmer and Jose Miranda to see more action at the hot corner.

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