Happy Biogenesis Suspenion Day, everyone! If you own Nelson Cruz, Jhonny Peralta or Everth Cabrera, make sure your backup plan is ready.
First pitch: The Dodgers and Cubs start the NL day at 4:05 p.m. ET, while the AL gets underway with Mariners-O's at 7:05.
Interleague DH issues: There are five interleague series this weekend, with the Yankees, Indians and Royals losing their designated hitters. Look for Royals DH Billy Butler to take a seat.
Streaming starters: Ricky Nolasco was pretty good on Thursday, raising our record to 67-40 for the season. The weekend picks are Minnesota's Samuel Deduno (owned in 5.7 percent of FOXSports.com leagues) against the Astros tonight, San Diego's Tyson Ross (1.5 percent owned) versus the Yankees on Saturday, and Detroit's Rick Porcello (9.8 percent owned) against the White Sox on Sunday.
On to the rest of the news:
- Yankees OF Curtis Granderson will be activated in time for tonight's game in San Diego. Granderson has played just eight games so far this season.
- Diamondbacks C Miguel Montero is on the DL with a lower back strain.
- Jake Peavy will make his Red Sox debut on Saturday.
- Twins OF Josh Willingham (knee) will begin a rehab assignment on Monday. In other Twins' outfield news, Aaron Hicks has been sent back to the minors, and Oswaldo Arcia has been called up. Arcia has 16 homers between Triple A and the majors this season, and can help your AL-only team.
- B.J. Upton went three-for-four in a Triple-A rehab game last night. He's expected to be in the Braves' lineup on Saturday.
- Carlos Gonzalez missed Thursday's game because of his finger injury, and there's still a chance that he could go on the DL.
- Royals 2B Chris Getz (knee) is on the DL. Miguel Tejada has been playing second base in Getz's absence.
- So, Albert Pujols' season might not be over after all? Hmm ...
- It sounds like Phillies SP Cliff Lee, who has been battling a stiff neck, will return to the mound on Sunday.
- Rangers 1B Lance Berkman (hip) hopes to begin a rehab assignment next week.
- Blue Jays OF Melky Cabrera (knee) is back on the DL.
See you back here Monday morning.