Baseball Shots Of The Week – May 13, 2014

1. Milwaukee Brewers (24-14)
1. Milwaukee Brewers (24-14)
Mark Reynolds is inching toward having twice as many Ks as hits. (Photo by Jeff Curry/Getty Images)

Ryan Braun could return from the disabled list Tuesday just as Aramis Ramirez is placed on it.
2. San Francisco Giants (24-14)
2. San Francisco Giants (24-14)
Jean Machi has been surprisingly effective for the Giants. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Brandon Belt is expected to have two pins inserted in his fractured left thumb to assist in the healing process.
3. Oakland Athletics (23-15)
3. Oakland Athletics (23-15)
Sonny Gray is one of the funner pitchers in baseball to watch. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Coco Crisp remained out of the A's lineup for the fifth straight game with a neck strain and is listed as day-to-day.
4. Detroit Tigers (21-12)
4. Detroit Tigers (21-12)
The Detroit rotation is terrifyingly good. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Anibal Sanchez threw a simulated game on Monday and is on track to pitch for the Tigers on Sunday night in Boston.
5. Colorado Rockies (23-17)
5. Colorado Rockies (23-17)
Jordan Lyles continues to surprise for the Rockies. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

The Rockies went deep five times in an 11-2 victory over the Reds on Saturday night.
6. Baltimore Orioles (20-15)
6. Baltimore Orioles (20-15)
The good news is Matt Wieters won't need Tommy John surgery. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Kevin Gausman will make his season debut for the Orioles, starting opposite Tigers ace Justin Verlander on Wednesday.
7. Los Angeles Dodgers (20-19)
7. Los Angeles Dodgers (20-19)
Kenley Jansen's strikeout rate is ridiculous. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Dodgers will phase in the use of walk-through metal detectors at Dodger Stadium this season, beginning with Monday night's game against the Marlins.
8. Atlanta Braves (21-15)
8. Atlanta Braves (21-15)
For all the focus on the rotation, the bullpen has been very good. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Justin Upton did not start in left field on Sunday after having lower back muscle contusion.
9. Washington Nationals (19-18)
9. Washington Nationals (19-18)
The Anthony Rendon-Bryce Harper argument is silly. Both are high-quality youngsters. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

The injuries continue to pile up as one-third of the Nationals' Opening Day lineup is now on the 15-day disabled list.
10. New York Yankees (19-17)
10. New York Yankees (19-17)
No rotation has walked a lower percentage of batters faced than New York's has. (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

Alfonso Soriano logged his 1,000th American League hit on Monday, becoming the seventh player in Major League history to collect 1,000 hits in both leagues.
11. Texas Rangers (19-19)
11. Texas Rangers (19-19)
Don't let the name fool you―Rougned Odor should be a pretty good player. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

The Rangers will face some good pitching in the next week as they are expected to face Blue Jays left-hander Mark Buehrle and right-hander R.A. Dickey during their three-game series that starts on Friday in Arlington.
12. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (19-17)
12. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (19-17)
Ernesto Frieri's home-run struggles are something to behold. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Angels third baseman, Ian Stewart was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a bruised left hand.
13. St. Louis Cardinals (19-19)
13. St. Louis Cardinals (19-19)
Greg Garcia hasn't been the second-base answer the Cards were hoping for. (Photo by Jeff Curry/Getty Images)

Joe Kelly continues to be hampered by his strained hamstring and is uncertain just how long the recovery will be before he is cleared to pitch again.
Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images
Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images
15. Cleveland Indians (18-20)
15. Cleveland Indians (18-20)
Corey Kluber is having another solid year. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Terry Francona pulled John Axford from the closer's role over the weekend.
16. Miami Marlins (20-18)
16. Miami Marlins (20-18)
Miami hasn't faded into the background just yet. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Jose Fernandez was placed on the disabled list with an injury to his right elbow.
17. Chicago White Sox (19-20)
17. Chicago White Sox (19-20)
Adam Eaton is fast and among the league leaders in groundballs hit. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Adam Eaton will leave Oakland on Wednesday to join Triple-A Charlotte for an injury rehab assignment.
18. Toronto Blue Jays (18-20)
18. Toronto Blue Jays (18-20)
Marcus Stroman should be making his first start any week now. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion has been named the American League Player of the Week.
19. Seattle Mariners (20-17)
19. Seattle Mariners (20-17)
Hisashi Iwakuma: still good. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Felix Hernandez earned his first win in more than a month, but also earned the first ejection of his Major League career in Monday's 12-5 win over the Tampa Bay Rays.
20. Kansas City Royals (18-19)
20. Kansas City Royals (18-19)
James Shields with another good start as he marches toward free agency. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

The Royals are continuing to wait for Mike Moustakas to start producing and six weeks into the season, the wait continues.
21. Cincinnati Reds (17-19)
21. Cincinnati Reds (17-19)
Just imagine the Cincy rotation when Mat Latos returns. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Aroldis Chapman struck out the side while earning his first save of the season in the Reds' 4-1 win over the Rockies on Sunday.
22. Minnesota Twins (17-19)
22. Minnesota Twins (17-19)
Kurt Suzuki's resurgence is one of the more surprising stories around the Twins. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Minor League outfielder Kenny Wilson was claimed off waivers by the Twins from the Blue Jays on April 24, then Minnesota designated him for assignment on Friday as was claimed off waivers by Toronto over the weekend.
23. New York Mets (17-19)
23. New York Mets (17-19)
Wilmer Flores doesn't have the defensive chops to man shortstop, but the Mets will give it a go anyway. (Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images)

Mets president and majority owner Saul B. Katz denies a story that he would like to sell his shares in the team.
24. Tampa Bay Rays (16-22)
24. Tampa Bay Rays (16-22)
Brad Boxberger recorded three strikeouts on nine pitches with the bases loaded on Thursday night. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Starting pitcher Alex Cobb is coming off a strained left oblique and will throw a simulated game of four innings or 60 pitches, he could be back in the rotation by the end of the month.
25. Philadelphia Phillies (17-19)
25. Philadelphia Phillies (17-19)
Many questioned the Carlos Ruiz signing, but he's started off well. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

The Phillies' bullpen couldn't hold a three-run lead for Cole Hamels and eventually lost 5-4 in 11-innings to the Mets.
26. Pittsburgh Pirates (16-21)
26. Pittsburgh Pirates (16-21)
It's still not Gregory Polanco time. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Andrew McCutchen was back in the Pirates' lineup over the weekend after missing his first game of the season.
27. San Diego Padres (18-21)
27. San Diego Padres (18-21)
The Padres continue to have trouble scoring runs. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Padres outfielder Seth Smith has been named the National League's Player of the Week, for going (14-for-28) at the plate last week.
28. Arizona Diamondbacks (15-25)
28. Arizona Diamondbacks (15-25)
Bronson Arroyo has quietly strung together three straight quality starts. (Photo by Tom Lynn/Getty Images)

Addison Reed entered in the ninth to secure the save, but the Nationals hit him for two home runs in the inning and lost 6-5.
29. Chicago Cubs (12-24)
29. Chicago Cubs (12-24)
Nate Schierholtz is not having a good season. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Despite striking out seven over six scoreless innings, Jeff Samardzija was unable to earn a win for the 14th consecutive start.
30. Houston Astros (12-26)
30. Houston Astros (12-26)
George Springer's first home run? An opposite-field shot. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Astros relief pitcher Matt Albers, has missed 19 games with tendinitis in his throwing shoulder, is still several days away from even throwing again.
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