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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss why he protested the game against the Nationals after Nats reliever Sean Doolittle appeared to tap the ground before delivering the ball in the ninth inning. It's a move that was deemed illegal for Cubs reliever Carl Edwards earlier this season.

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Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Mike Trout in his last nine games: 11-for-31, 8 walks. At his current pace, he'll finish the year with 148 walks.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

We are in a rain delay at Guaranteed Rate Field. The White Sox lead 4-1 after the top of the fifth, so the game is official. The top of the inning was played in a downpour.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Mid-game X-Rays on Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka came back negative after he was evaluated following a sharp grounder that hit his right leg at the end of the sixth. With a 111.3 mph exit velocity, the ball off Yandy Diaz's bat was smoked before ricocheting to first baseman Luke Voit for the out. Although he had thrown 88 pitches, he came out after the inning-ending injury. Officially, Tanaka was diagnosed with a right shin bruise.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Statcast didn't really know what to do with Ryan Feierabend's knuckler during his first inning of work. But it registered eight "sliders" that ran 74 to 78 in velocity and -- tellingly -- no spin. Guessing the spinless offerings were good, old knucklers, the first thrown by a big league pitcher this season. The first one was hit out of the park by Chicago's Leury Garcia.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

I'm probably a little too excited to watch Ryan Feierabend make his Blue Jays debut across the street from the lair of another lefty knuckleballer -- Wilbur Wood of the White Sox. Great nugget from ESPN Stats & Info on this: Feierabend is making his first big league start since Sept. 23, 2008 with the Mariners. He faced the Angels in that game, and Vladimir Guerrero Sr. batted cleanup for the Halos. Vlad Jr. is Feierabend's third baseman today.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Didi Gregorius was originally going to play as a DH in an extended spring training game in Tampa on Monday, but he'll now play at SS. It's a sign he's progressing well in Tommy John rehab. Aaron Boone said it's "fair" to expect him back sometime in June.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Giancarlo Stanton has been facing live pitching in Tampa as he goes through rehab for his shoulder. Aaron Boone says he was hit in the knee yesterday, but checked out OK. He'll face more live pitching today, in hopes of starting a rehab assignment Monday with the High-A Tarpons.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

James Paxton said this morning his knee felt good following Friday's bullpen session. He'll have another session Sunday, in which he'll focus on throwing inside fastballs (to righties). "That's the pitch I have to rely on my back side the most," Paxton said. Those pitches should really test his left leg. Paxton also told ESPN he's spoken recently with fellow Yankees lefty CC Sabathia about making adjustments to pitch around knee pain. Paxton will implement some of CC's suggestions. He's also likely going to wear a brace in games: "something I'll do until we get to a point where it needs to be to support that knee."