- A look at Thursday's matchups (all times Eastern)
Rays (Roberto Hernandez
- R) at Tigers (Max Scherzer
- R), 1:08
Orioles (Miguel Gonzalez
- R) at Astros (Bud Norris
- R), 2:10
Mets (Shaun Marcum
- R) at Nationals (Gio Gonzalez
- L), 7:05
Rangers (Derek Holland
- L) at Red Sox (Jon Lester
- L), 7:10
Diamondbacks (Ian Kennedy
- R) at Cardinals (Shelby Miller
- R), 7:15
Athletics (Dan Straily
- R) at White Sox (Jose Quintana
- L), 8:10
Twins (Mike Pelfrey
- R) at Royals (Wade Davis
- R), 8:10
Phillies (Tyler Cloyd
- R) at Brewers (Wily Peralta
- R), 8:10
Padres (Andrew Cashner
- R) at Rockies (Jhoulys Chacin
- R), 8:40
Braves (Tim Hudson
- R) at Dodgers (Zack Greinke
- R), 10:10
Yankees (Phil Hughes
- R) at Mariners (Aaron Harang
- R), 10:10
Day Game After Night Game:
TB, DET, BAL, HOU
, 1B, SD (Hand) - Out for a fifth consecutive game Wednesday due to a bruised hand but unlikely to land on the disabled list.
, P, COL (Triceps) - A recent MRI revealed a mild hyperextension in his right triceps.
, OF, MIA (Calf) - Did not play Wednesday due to a sore calf.
, 2B, LAD (Groin) - Missed Wednesday's outing but will continue to play through his sore groin.
, OF, BOS (Groin) - Intends to return to the lineup Thursday, after taking batting practice Wednesday and feeling much improvement with his groin.
, OF, COL (Illness) - Held out of the lineup Wednesday due to an illness.
, P, LAD (Thumb) - Sustained a bruised right thumb after he was hit by a line drive Tuesday, but X-rays were returned negative, and he may avoid a DL stint.
, 2B, TB (Back) - Scratched Wednesday due to tightness in his back.
, P, LAD (Neck) - Dealing with a stiff neck, after allowing five runs (four earned) in four innings Tuesday.
, 1B, TEX (Hamstring) - Will return to Texas (from Boston) on Thursday in order to have an MRI on his hamstring.
, P, NYM (Shoulder) - Felt good following a throwing session Wednesday and is slated to make his upcoming start Saturday.
, OF, SF (Hamstring) - Missed Wednesday's game due to a hamstring injury and has not played since May 25.
, P, CHW (Ribs) - An MRI on Wednesday revealed a non-displaced rib fracture, which will keep him out for 4-to-6 weeks.
, 2B, CIN (Forearm) - Held out of the lineup Wednesday but should return for Friday's game.
, P, PIT (Forearm) - Left Wednesday's start in the first inning due to a tight left forearm.
, C, SEA (Hand) - Suffered a hand injury Tuesday and will sit out the next 3-to-4 days.
Players on the DL
, P, ATL (Elbow) - Struggled to loosen up during a rehab start Monday at Double-A Mississippi.
, P, LAD (Finger) - Shut down for four weeks due to nerve irritation in his right hand and arm, and will have surgery, if rehab doesn't work.
, 3B, BAL (Knee) - Recovering more slowly than expected and has no timetable for a return.
, OF, LAA (Hamstring) - Expects to be activated from the disabled list Monday.
, P, LAA (Elbow) - Nearly ready to toss a bullpen session and expected to avoid a rehab assignment.
, SS, CLE (Quadriceps) - Could be sidelined for 3-to-4 weeks when considering similar quadriceps injuries.
, P, LAD (Triceps) - Will resume throwing Thursday and expects to spend the minimum 15 days on the disabled list.
, P, STL (Shoulder) - Will toss live batting practice for the second time Thursday.
, P, BAL (Oblique) - Able to fit in a side session Tuesday but has no timetable for a return.
, P, WAS (Oblique) - Completed a successful bullpen session Wednesday but will not start Saturday for the injured Stephen Strasburg
, P, KC (Elbow) - Moving up his rehabilitation from Double-A Northwest Arkansas to Triple-A Omaha, where he will make his next nod Monday.
, P, LAD (Elbow) - Suffered a complete tear of the UCL in his left elbow and will have season-ending Tommy John surgery performed next week.
, P, MIA (Shoulder) - Expected to make another rehab start at Double-A Jacksonville, at which point the Marlins may activate him from the DL.
, 2B, WAS (Wrist) - Paid a visit Wednesday to a hand specialist in Baltimore.
, P, NYN (Forearm) - May not play again this season, as he recovers from surgery to remove bone spurs in his right elbow.
, P, PHI (Shoulder) - Stated Wednesday that he's pleased with his recovery from shoulder surgery but has no timetable for a return.
, OF, CIN (Hamstring) - Starting a rehab assignment Friday at Triple-A Louisville.
, P, MIL (Hamstring) - Scheduled to begin a rehab assignment at Low-A Wisconsin on Friday.
, 2B, ARI (Hand) - Has fit in two days each of hitting off a tee and via soft toss.
, P, ARI (Elbow) - Was removed from a rehab start Tuesday after two innings at Double-A Mobile due to elbow stiffness.
, OF, LAD (Hamstring) - Will embark upon a rehab assignment before returning to the Dodgers.
, 2B, TEX (Ribs) - Has displayed improved mobility but has yet to begin swinging a bat.
, P, PHI (Knee) - Either pitching at extended spring training or starting a rehab assignment Thursday.
, 3B, TOR (Ankle) - Has experienced no noticeable improvement with his sore left ankle, after residing on the DL for a week.
, P, ARI (Shoulder) - Had an MRI performed on his right shoulder that confirmed no structural damage.
, P, PIT (Shoulder) - In line to make his next rehab start Thursday at Triple-A Indianapolis.
, P, CLE (Elbow) - Could be cleared to continue throwing this weekend.
, 3B, BOS (Back) - May not be activated from the disabled list when eligible this weekend, if his rehab assignment doesn't go well.
, P, PIT (Elbow) - Expected to start Saturday at Triple-A Indianapolis.
, P, MIL (Finger) - Lasted just two innings during a rehab start Tuesday at Triple-A Nashville in which he gave up six runs.
, P, TB (Triceps) - Slated to toss a bullpen session Friday.
, C, WAS (Hamstring) - Will resume baseball activities Thursday at extended spring training.
, SS, TOR (Ankle) - Is progressing in his recovery and may start a rehab assignment in two weeks.
, P, SF (Elbow) - Made a rehab start Wednesday at Triple-A San Jose.
, OF, PIT (Oblique) - Unlikely to be activated from the 15-day DL when he's first eligible Saturday, as he has yet to begin a rehab assignment.
, OF, BOS (Hamstring) - Will begin a rehab assignment Thursday, which should last 3-to-4 games.
, P, STL (Elbow) - Slated to make a second rehab start Sunday at Low-A Peoria.
- Players who have been demoted, called up, traded, released, you name it. We'll cover it here.
Placed on the DL
(15-day DL unless otherwise noted)
, P, CIN
, P, MIL
, OF, SEA (Transferred to 60-day DL)
, P, WAS
Activated from DL
, P, TEX
, C, BAL
, C, SEA
, P, STL
, P, MIL
, P, CIN
(to Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)
, P, STL
, P, TEX
, P, ARI
, 2B, SEA
Designated for Assignment
, C, BAL
, P, MIN
Ryan Buch, P, COL
Enrique De Los Rio, P, CHC
, C, TB
Salvador Jerez, P, CHC
Paddy Matera, IF, CLE
Anderson Placido, P, ARI
Marlins - Steve Cishek
, Miami's closer, amazingly received just his first save opportunity since May 10 on Tuesday, only to blow it immediately by surrendering a leadoff homer in the 10th inning against Philadelphia. He quickly induced two groundouts, but a subsequent walk forced him from the game, as he collected his second blown save (in a measly seven chances) in 2013. In actuality, he is not in danger of losing the late-inning gig, mostly due to a dearth of quality relievers in the Marlins' organization, but Cishek could stand to hone in his control. Since his last successful save, he holds a 4.50 ERA and 5:7 K:BB ratio in 10 frames, which leaves much to be desired.
Mets - Yet another closer was roughed up Tuesday: the Mets' Bobby Parnell
. Entering the bottom of the ninth inning with a 2-1 advantage at Washington, he showed little regard for the situation, considering Ryan Zimmerman
promptly doubled and advanced to third on a wild pitch. The next batter knocked him home, a double left runners on second and third, and an intentional walk soon juiced the bases. When Parnell finally achieved an out, his left fielder, Mike Baxter
, was so out of position that the throw home had no chance of nabbing the Nationals' Adam LaRoche
, sending the locals home happy with a walkoff victory. Overall, though, Parnell has total job security, despite the occasional strife, having racked up four wins, nine saves, and a 23:8 K:BB ratio in 24.2 innings this year.
, 2B, ATL - On the season, Uggla has been nasty at the plate, and not in a friendly sense. In 184 at-bats, he carries a .179/.309/.375 slash line with 10 homers, 21 RBI, and 30 runs scored. Only one aspect of the preceding is desirable -- the long balls -- but his endorsement Thursday is a result of a matchup to be exploited. Versus the Dodgers' scheduled starter, Zack Greinke
, Uggla has tallied three hits in six career at-bats with one double and two RBI. Of course, the sample size is small, but because he has reached base in six of his last nine outings, with three hits (but nine walks) in 26 at-bats, he may be primed for his prototypical, but brief, outburst from his home below the Mendoza Line. The matchup is somewhat good and the player is generally bad, but Uggla is the man Thursday.
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