- A look at Thursday's matchups (all times Eastern)
Rockies (Tyler Chatwood
- R) at Mets (Dillon Gee
- R), 12:10
Marlins (Jose Fernandez
- R) at Pirates (Gerrit Cole
- R), 12:35
Cubs (Jeff Samardzija
- R) at Phillies (Ethan Martin
- R), 1:05
Brewers (Donovan Hand
- R) at Giants (Tim Lincecum
- R), 3:45
Tigers (Max Scherzer
- R) at Indians (Zack McAllister
- R), 7:05
Red Sox (Jon Lester
- L) at Royals (Bruce Chen
- L), 8:10
Dodgers (Hyun-Jin Ryu
- L) at Cardinals (Jake Westbrook
- R), 8:15
Day Game After Night Game:
COL, NYM, MIA, PIT, CHC, PHI, MIL, SF
, C, TOR (Knee) - Was a late scratch for Wednesday's game at Seattle due to a sore knee.
, 3B, OAK (Forearm) - Expected to be OK for Friday's game at Toronto, after suffering a left forearm contusion Wednesday as he was thrown out at the plate.
, P, COL (Hamstring) - Felt pain during Wednesday's side session, which places his Thursday start at the Mets in jeopardy.
, C, MIN (Illness) - Removed from Wednesday's game at Kansas City after feeling nauseous.
, P, MIL (Elbow) - Missed his scheduled start Wednesday due to discomfort in his elbow.
, P, BOS (Ankle) - Enduring a swollen ankle sustained in his last start but is expected to take the hill Sunday in Kansas City.
, 2B, LAA (Knee) - Sidelined for a second consecutive game Wednesday due to a sprained left knee.
, P, NYM (Elbow) - Consciously held down his velocity during Tuesday's start versus the Rockies.
, C, CIN (Quadriceps) - Removed from Wednesday's outing due to a bruised right quad.
, P, STL (Elbow) - Removed from Wednesday's start against the Dodgers, after he was hit by a line drive on the elbow; his official diagnosis is a right elbow contusion.
, C, CHC (Ankle) - X-rays were returned negative on his right ankle Wednesday, after he left the game on a cart following a collision with Chase Utley
, OF, CHC (Shoulder) - Diagnosed with a dislocated right shoulder Wednesday following a throw from left field to second base.
, OF, SD (Knee) - May land on the DL in the near future due to a sore right knee.
, SS, LAD (Shoulder) - Sat out for a third game in a row Wednesday due to a jammed shoulder but may be able to pinch hit in the Dodgers' weekend series against the Rays.
, SS, HOU (Thumb) - Had an MRI performed on his sprained left thumb Wednesday, but manager Bo Porter believes that he'll be OK.
Players on the DL
, P, OAK (Foot) - Threw a two-inning, 31-pitch simulated game Tuesday, which he will repeat Saturday.
, P, CHC (Elbow) - Pulled off his rehab assignment Wednesday at High-A Daytona, as three recent scheduled starts were rained out.
, 1B, TEX (Hip) - Partook in batting practice before Tuesday's game.
, P, LAA (Shoulder) - Expected to miss the remainder of the season due to right shoulder inflammation.
, P, TEX (Elbow) - Scheduled to throw an inning during a rehab outing Thursday at Triple-A Round Rock.
, P, CWS (Elbow) - May be able to play catch in 2-to-3 weeks, as he continues his recovery from Tommy John surgery performed in May.
, P, PHI (Shoulder) - Reporting to the Phillies' spring training facility Thursday in Florida.
, P, BAL (Arm) - Experienced lingering pain in his right arm when he attempted to throw Tuesday but intends to throw again Friday.
, 1B, PHI (Knee) - Has not been cleared to hit to date, as he rehabs from knee surgery.
, 2B, DET (Ankle) - Scratched from Wednesday's rehab game at Triple-A Toledo after experiencing soreness in his ankle.
, OF, LAD (Ankle) - Participated in batting practice on the field Wednesday but has yet to test his ankle by running.
, P, CLE (Finger) - Will be sidelined 4-to-6 weeks due to a sprained right middle finger.
, P, SD (Elbow) - Tossed his first bullpen session Tuesday since undergoing Tommy John surgery in May of 2012.
, OF, MIN (Ankle) - Left a rehab game Wednesday due to a hyperextended right knee
, P, TB (Elbow) - Felt fine after playing catch from 90 feet Wednesday and may throw off a mound as early as Sunday, if he avoids setbacks.
, P, BOS (Shoulder) - Scratched from Tuesday's rehab start at Triple-A Pawtucket due to a personal concern.
, P, NYM (Shoulder) - In line to start Sunday at Arizona, marking his first outing since June 20.
, P, WAS (Shoulder) - Felt good after throwing a bullpen session Wednesday, which could allow him to begin a rehab assignment this weekend.
, OF, SF (Hamstring) - May be able to return to the lineup by the end of August from the damaged tendon in his left hamstring.
, P, NYM (Neck) - Season-ending surgery may be on the docket, if his neck fails to improve following next week's epidural injection.
, P, PIT (Forearm) - Threw off a mound Wednesday and has a bullpen session scheduled for Saturday.
, P, CLE (Elbow) - Tossed two innings in a rehab start Wednesday, marking the first multi-inning outing of his assignment.
, P, MIN (Shoulder) - Will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder on August 22, thus bringing his season to a close.
- 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)
, OF, COL
, P, CWS
Activated from the DL
(15-day DL unless otherwise noted)
, P, CIN
, P, MIL
(from Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)
, P, BOS
Jorge De Leon
, P, HOU
, P, KC
, P, COL
, P, CLE
(to Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)
, C, LAD
, P, HOU
, OF, NYM
, 2B, MIL
, P, CLE
, P, SF
, P, KC
, P, CIN
, 3B, LAA
, P, MIA
, P, TOR
- The Astros are playing with fire in any tight contest over the final two months of the 2013 campaign due to last week's trade of Jose Veras
to the Tigers. One domino has already fallen, as Jose Cisnero
was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Wednesday. One night previous, he yielded three runs on two hits and a walk, acting as insurance runs in the barner burner that was Tuesday's 15-10 defeat to the Red Sox. Moreover, in one of his three appearances following the aforementioned deal, he suffered his second blown save of the year last Friday, a game in which Houston's bullpen itself notched two blowups. Consequently, the team will continue to experiment and likely entrust rare save opportunities to Wesley Wright
, SS, BOS - After sitting out three weeks due to tightness in his right hamstring, the going was tough for Drew upon his activation from the DL on July 20. In his initial five outings, he tallied just one hit in 15 at-bats, yet there were glimpses of the immediate future, due to modest counting stats -- one RBI, two runs scored, and one stolen base -- during that stretch. The intervening 11 games have including five multi-hit offerings, during which he's posted a .395 average (15-for-38), three long balls, nine RBI, eight runs scored, and a 9:13 BB:K ratio entering Wednesday's contest. Due to the departure of Jose Iglesias
leading into the trade deadline last week, Drew is now without his primary competition for playing time and will most definitely cover shortstop everyday for the foreseeable future. However, keep in mind that Drew has accumulated just 247 games played across the past three seasons as a result of a managerie of maladies.
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