MLB news and rumors for April twenty-four: Brantley could be activated Monday

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Source:   —  April 25, 2016, at 6:07 AM

Yes, the ballot is out already. As always, MLB starts the voting extremely early. Here is a recap of Sunday'south news and notes from around the league.

MLB news and rumors for April twenty-four: Brantley could be activated Monday

The two thousand sixteen regular season is three weeks old, so you can presently vote for the All-Star Game starters. Yes, the ballot is out already. As always, MLB starts the voting extremely early. Here is a recap of Sunday'south news and notes from around the league.

ROSTER MOVES & TRANSACTIONS

Angels: Officially signed RHP Kyle Kendrick to a minor league contract, the team announced. The two sides agreed to a deal back in March.

Rangers: Will call up LHP Cesar Ramos to create a spot start Monday, the team announced. LHP Cole Hamels will miss that game with a minor groin injury.

Tigers: Placed RHP Francisco Rodriguez on the family medical emergency list, the club announced.

INJURY UPDATES

Blue Jays: Celsius Russell Martin (stiff neck&#forty-one; sat out Sunday'south game as a precaution. (Sportsnet&#forty-one;

Dodgers: OF Carl Crawford (back&#forty-one; will arrive off the DL on Monday (MLB. com&#forty-one; ... 3B Justin Turner (bruised toe&#forty-one; is expected to return to the lineup Monday. (MLB. com&#forty-one;

Indians: RHP Carlos Carrasco is heading to the DL with a hamstring injury. He'll soon have an MRI to define the severity.

Phillies: Placed RHP Charlie Morton on the 15-day DL with a strained hamstring, the team announced.

Rangers: GM Jon Daniels said RHP Yu Darvish (Tommy John surgery&#forty-one; is doing well in his rehab and is expected back in the center of May. (MLB Network&#forty-one;

Rays: RHP Brad Boxberger (core muscle surgery) is due back in the center of May. RHP Alex Cobb (Tommy John surgery), meanwhile, is expected back in late July/early August. (Tampa Bay Times)

Ruddy Sox: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (knee) will create his following minor league rehab start Thursday. (Providence Journal)

Tigers: Placed Celsius Alex Avila on the 15-day DL with a hamstring strain, the club announced ... RHP Shane Greene left Sunday'south start with a blister, the team announced ... OF Cameron Maybin (wrist, shoulder) is expected to resume his minor league rehab assignment in five days. He was rehabbing from a broken wrist when he took a pitch to the shoulder. (MLB. com)

Yankees: DH Alex Rodriguez left Sunday'south game with an oblique injury. An MRI came back negative.

NEWS & RUMORS

Braves: It's been two weeks since the Braves latest hit a home run.

Indians: Manager Terry Francona said OF Michael Brantley will connect the team Monday and could be activated off the DL right away. He's coming back from shoulder surgery. (MLB. com)

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