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Daily Link Dump 5/5/15

Links for Cinco de Mayo and the second of four games in Minnesota.

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Alex Cobb has a torn ligament in his elbow.

Greg Holland, who was injured while the A's played at Kansas City, is expected to return tomorrow.

Scooter Gennett is set to return from an injury he suffered in the shower.

David Ortiz's appeal for smashing a dugout phone wasn't heard until yesterday. Still took less time than the Blue Ribbon Committee!

Jarrod Saltalamacchia will be released. In case you were wondering, Saltalamacchia translates to "skip the spot".

The Brewers are expected to sell at the deadline, but Jonathan Lucroy isn't going anywhere.

Some of the left field bleachers at Wrigley Field will open next week, and there's standing room in front of the section.

Jeff Sullivan looks at the driving forces behind Houston's hot start.

Super-utility man Steve Pearce played second base over the weekend.

Eno Sarris wrote a fantastic piece on Stephen Vogt. It even includes a brief interview!

By Carson Cistulli's NERD scores, Trevor May, tonight's starting pitcher for Minnesota, is considered a vry exciting pitcher.

How have mascots been impacted by the new pace-of-play rules?

Tonight's minor league action includes Barry Zito on the mound for Nashville. Stockton won a day game against Lancaster.

On this day a year ago, the A's fell 4-2 to Seattle.

Tonight's starting lineup is the same as last night's.