- A look at Thursday's matchups (all times Eastern)
Cardinals (Adam Wainwright
- R) at Mets (Matt Harvey
- R), 1:10
Reds (Mat Latos
- R) at Cubs (Jeff Samardzija
- R), 2:20
Nationals (Ross Detwiler
- L) at Rockies (Jeff Francis
- L), 3:10
Yankees (Hiroki Kuroda
- R) at Athletics (Jarrod Parker
- R), 3:35
Red Sox (Felix Doubront
- L) at Orioles (Kevin Gausman
- R), 7:05
Giants (Matt Cain
- R) at Pirates (Charlie Morton
- R), 7:05
Royals (Ervin Santana
- R) at Rays (Jeremy Hellickson
- R), 7:10
Blue Jays (Esmil Rogers
- R) at Rangers (Yu Darvish
- R), 8:05
Phillies (Cliff Lee
- L) at Twins (Kevin Correia
- R), 8:10
Day Game After Night Game:
STL, NYM, WAS, COL, NYY, OAK
, OF, MIL (Thumb) - Held out for a third consecutive game Wednesday due to a sore thumb, and despite the rest, the pain has not lessened in the appendage.
, P, BOS (Neck) - Not expected to make his next start until Tuesday versus Tampa Bay.
, 2B, BAL (Oblique) - Felt no issues after playing catch prior to Wednesday's game.
, OF, OAK (Hamstring) - Did not play Wednesday due to a tight hamstring.
, P, COL (Triceps) - Emerged from Tuesday's bullpen session without issue and is scheduled to start Saturday against Philadelphia.
, P, OAK (Chest) - Suffering through a minor pectoral injury.
, OF, OAK (Heel) - Not in the lineup Wednesday due to a heel injury.
, OF, COL (Ribs) - Missed his fifth game in a row Wednesday due to bruised ribs but is expected to return to the lineup Thursday versus Washington.
Jorge De La Rosa
, P, COL (Finger) - Started Wednesday's game against the Nationals, despite dealing with soreness in his middle finger.
, OF, DET (Knee) - Out of the lineup Wednesday and will get the next three days off in order to rest his sore knees.
, P, NYM (Forearm) - Has been dealing with flexor tendinitis since spring training and may not have been able to make Wednesday's successful start without the extra rest afforded him.
, 1B, SEA (Back) - Missed his second consecutive outing Wednesday due to a stiff lower back.
, P, MIN (Illness) - Feels no soreness in his triceps but was sent home Wednesday due to the flu.
, OF, LAD (Shoulder) - Scratched from Wednesday's lineup due to a sore right shoulder.
, SS, LAD (Hamstring) - Ran the bases Wednesday and should return to the lineup in the near future.
, 2B, SF (Hand) - Diagnosed with a tendon issue in his left hand, which is delaying his rehabilitation.
Players on the DL
, P, NYM (Elbow) - Rebooted his rehab assignment recently at Double-A Binghamton.
, P, LAD (Finger) - May be disciplined for his presence on the field during Tuesday's brawl with Arizona.
, P, COL (Groin) - Hopes to pitch off a mound by the end of the week.
, P, MIL (Shoulder) - Starting a rehab assignment Thursday at Low-A Wisconsin.
, P, LAD (Triceps) - Could be disciplined for being on the field during Tuesday's brawl with Arizona.
, 3B, ARI (Oblique) - Slated to begin baseball activities next week.
Wei-Yen Chen, P, BAL (Oblique) - Expected to resume pitching off a mound in the next few days.
, P, CIN (Shoulder) - Will not alter his delivery in order to avoid future injuries.
, P, DET (Elbow) - His return date remains unknown, but his season could in fact be over.
, C, LAD (Oblique) - Held hitless in four at-bats Tuesday during his first rehab game at High-A Rancho Cucamonga.
, 2B, WAS (Wrist) - Resumed baseball activities Wednesday and is expected to play in a rehab outing Thursday at Triple-A Syracuse.
, P, PIT (Forearm) - Beginning a rehab assignment Thursday at Triple-A Indianapolis.
, OF, SEA (Hamstring) - Restarted his rehab assignment Wednesday at Triple-A Tacoma.
, P, TEX (Back) - Hopes to start a throwing program Monday but may not return to the Texas pitching staff until September.
, 2B, ARI (Hand) - Faced live pitching for the first time since landing on the DL on April 16.
, OF, DET (Hamstring) - Played five innings in the outfield Tuesday at Triple-A Toledo, going 1-for-3 with an RBI single.
, OF, LAD (Hamstring) - Participated in batting practice Tuesday but has yet to run the bases due to continued discomfort, thus delaying his rehab assignment.
, 2B, TEX (Ribs) - Hopes to start a rehab assignment as early as Thursday.
, C, PHI (Knee) - Expected to miss 6-to-8 weeks following Wednesday's knee surgery.
, C, CLE (Shoulder) - Shut down his rehab assignment due to persistent soreness in his shoulder and visited Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday in order to have the injury examined.
, OF, HOU (Hand) - Moved his rehab assignment to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Wednesday.
, P, PIT (Shoulder) - Gave up five runs in six innings Tuesday during a rehab start at Triple-A Indianapolis, which will keep him on an assignment for a bit more time.
, OF, TEX (Hamstring) - Ramping up his activity level and is on schedule to be activated from the DL when first eligible on June 21.
, P, NYY (Shoulder) - Slated to pitch a simulated game Friday at extended spring training rather than make a rehab start at Low-A Charleston.
, P, TB (Triceps) - Scheduled to throw his first simulated game Thursday.
, C, WAS (Hamstring) - Suffered a setback in his recovery from a hamstring injury and is unlikely to return to the Nationals before the All-Star break.
, C, PHI (Hamstring) - Took part in a rigorous workout prior to Tuesday's game and may start a rehab assignment Sunday.
, 3B, SF (Foot) - Should be ready to be activated from the DL when first eligible on June 24.
, 1B, SEA (Oblique) - Will likely start a rehab assignment Thursday at Triple-A Tacoma.
, 2B, PHI (Hamstring) - Could begin a rehab assignment Sunday.
- 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, WAS (Transferred to the 60-day DL)
, P, TEX (Transferred to the 60-day DL)
, OF, SD
, P, CHC
, P, BOS
, OF, SD
, P, WAS
, P, CHC
, P, SF
, P, COL
(to Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)
Jose De La Torre
, P, BOS
Nathan Karns, P, WAS
, P, SF
, P, TEX
Designated for Assignment
, P, CHC
Eric Young Jr.
, OF, COL
Mike Gilmartin, 3B, WAS
Alvin Herrera, P, BAL
, P, ARI
Michael Recchia, P, CWS
Erick Hurtado, P, NYY
, P, WAS (From CHC)
, P, CHC (From WAS)
White Sox - Six appearances in June have mostly been unkind to closer Addison Reed
, who boasts two saves with a 7.88 ERA, 1.375 WHIP, and 10:1 K:BB ratio over eight innings. The most recent flub took place Tuesday against the Blue Jays, when he served up a solo homer with two outs in the ninth inning to knot up the score at five runs apiece. The 21-pitch frame forced manager Robin Ventura to cap Reed at one inning, and the White Sox eventually suffered defeat. Despite a few bumps on the road, Reed has blanked the opponent in 22 of 29 appearances, while ranking fifth in the majors with 19 saves, thereby ensuring his status as the prime ninth-inning option in the team's bullpen.
Blue Jays - On Tuesday, Reed's contemporary in Toronto, Casey Janssen
, tossed a clean 10th, earning his 13th save of the season in the process. In actuality, there were a few blemishes -- a single and a walk -- but Janssen was able to escape the contest unscathed by inducing a groundout. After succeeding on all seven save opportunities during the inaugural month of the year, Blue Jays have afforded him the same number since the calendar turned to May, with just one blown save on his game log. While his teammates are sure to pick up the pace, chance-wise, Janssen's finest talent is limiting baserunners as a whole, considering he ranks fourth in WHIP (0.774) and fifth in BAA (.178) among major league pitchers with at least 10 saves in their back pocket.
, C, BOS - A stable bat in the Red Sox's lineup, Saltalamacchia has actually improved his batting splits in each month this season, with the past couple weeks acting as perhaps his hottest stretch of the year. Since May 27, he has provided at least one hit in nine of 12 outings, including five multi-hit performances, en route to a .347 average (17-for-49), three homers, six doubles, 14 RBI, and eight runs scored. On Thursday, the Orioles are trotting out right-handed rookie Kevin Gausman
, who carries an 8.84 ERA and .346 BAA after getting shelled in three of his four nods in 2013. With such a friendly presence on the mound, Saltalamacchia's .326/.379/.605 slash line versus righties bodes well for his potential success.
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