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Links to News Articles & the Day’s Highlights:
- Michael Pineda makes much anticipated start Saturday – OPSN
- Teixeira Placed on 15-Day DL – SU**
- Ike Davis Partied Too Much Last Two Seasons – OPSN
- Should the Nats be concerned about Strausburg’s health? – OPSN
- Rays Sign Yunel Escobar to an Extension – OPSN
- Waiver Wire Pick-Ups for Week 1 – OPSN
- MLB.com’s Beat the Streak Picks: 4/6/14 – OPSN
- Five Trendy Sleepers That Won’t Live Up to the Hype – OPSN
Other MLB Highlights and Transactions:
- *Blue Jays Designated RHP Jeremy Jeffress for assignment. Recalled RHP Chad Jenkins from Buffalo (IL). Selected the contract of RHP Marcus Walden from Buffalo (IL).
- *Rangers Selected the contract of RHP Nick Martinez from Frisco (TL). Optioned RHP Daniel McCutchen to Frisco.
- *Rays Optioned INF Vince Belnome to Durham (IL). Reinstated OF Sean Rodriguez from paternity leave. Sent RHP Juan Carlos Oviedo to Durham for a rehab assignment. Agreed to terms with SS Yunel Escobar on a three-year contract.
- *Mariners Sent RHP Taijuan Walker to High Desert (Cal) for a rehab assignment.
- *Giants Sent LHP Jeremy Affeldt to Fresno (PCL) for a rehab assignment.
- *Pirates Agreed to terms with general manager Neal Huntington and manager Clint Hurdle on three-year contract extensions through the 2017 season.
- *Yankees Placed 1B Mark Teixeira on the 15-day DL. Recalled C Austin Romine from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL).
- *Dodgers Sent RHP Josh Beckett to Rancho Cucamonga (Cal) for a rehab assignment.
- *Royals Selected the contract of RHP Aaron Brooks from Omaha (PCL). Designated INF Pedro Ciriaco for assignment.
- *Astros Signed 1B Lance Berkman and RHP Roy Oswalt to one-day contracts and announced their retirements
- *Reds Sent RHP Jonathan Broxton to Pensacola (SL) for a rehab assignment.
- *Diamondbacks Transferred LHP Patrick Corbin to the 60-day DL. Claimed OF Roger Kieschnick off waivers from San Francisco and optioned him to Reno (PCL).
*Information regarding player transactions are courtesy of ESPN.com
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