- A look at Monday's matchups (all times Eastern)
Athletics (Dan Straily
- R) at Blue Jays (J.A. Happ
- L), 12:37
Rangers (Yu Darvish
- R) at Astros (Brett Oberholtzer
- L), 2:10
Angels (Garrett Richards
- R) at Yankees (Hiroki Kuroda
- R), 7:05
Phillies (Cole Hamels
- L) at Braves (Julio Teheran
- R), 7:10
Reds (Mat Latos
- R) at Cubs (Travis Wood
- L), 8:05
Tigers (Doug Fister
- R) at White Sox (Chris Sale
- L), 8:10
Indians (Danny Salazar
- R) at Twins (Andrew Albers
- L), 8:10
Marlins (Tom Koehler
- R) at Royals (Wade Davis
- R), 8:10
Padres (Edinson Volquez
- R) at Rockies (Jhoulys Chacin
- R), 8:40
Orioles (Scott Feldman
- R) at Diamondbacks (Wade Miley
- L), 9:40
Mets (Jenrry Mejia
- R) at Dodgers (Ricky Nolasco
- R), 10:10
Day Game After Night Game:
, OF, STL (Foot) - Left Sunday's outing due to a contusion in his right foot.
, OF, OAK (Wrist) - Will sit out Monday in Toronto, as he's currently enduring a wrist injury.
, P, SEA (Back) - Tweaked his back Saturday in the seventh inning, after which he proceeded to yield six runs before his removal from the game.
, P, TOR (Forearm) - Developed soreness in his right forearm, which will push back Monday's scheduled start to Wednesday against the Red Sox.
, OF, PIT (Hand) - Missed Sunday's game, after sustaining a bruised left hand Saturday as a result of a hit by pitch.
, C, ATL (Knee) - Held out for a second consecutive outing Sunday due to a sore knee.
, C, OAK (Back) - Not in the lineup Sunday but reported that his sore back felt better.
, SS, LA (Shoulder) - Played catch and fielded groundballs Sunday but was still held out of action for the sixth time in his last seven games.
, 3B, WAS (Forearm) - Did not play Sunday in order to rest his sore left forearm but should return to the lineup Tuesday.
, OF, ARI (Leg) - Carted off the field Sunday, after suffering a dislocated right hip; consider him out indefinitely.
, OF, ATL (Hamstring) - Removed from Sunday's game due to a cramp in his left hamstring but hopes to be in the lineup Monday.
, OF, CWS (Thumb) - Slated for an MRI on his sore left thumb Monday, which has kept him out of four of the past six outings.
, SS, HOU (Thumb) - Expected to return to the lineup Monday but may be held to facing right-handers off the bat, as his thumb still experiences pain when batting from the right side.
, P, ATL (Hand) - X-rays were returned negative, after he took a line drive off his right hand and promptly left Saturday's outing.
, OF, WAS (Knee) - Left Sunday's game, after banging his right knee on a slide into home plate, but said afterward that he'll be OK.
Players on the DL
, P, OAK (Foot) - Threw his second simulated game of 31 pitches Saturday, before participating in fielding practice.
, 1B, TEX (Hip) - Belted a homer Saturday in the second at-bat of his first rehab game at Triple-A Round Rock.
, OF, LAA (Wrist) - Will not be activated in time for Monday's outing at the Yankees.
, P, TEX (Elbow) - Scratched from a rehab appearance Saturday at Triple-A Round Rock due mild triceps tendinitis.
, P, MIL (Hamstring) - Completed a bullpen session Saturday without issue and is slated to toss another Tuesday, with a return to the Brewers' rotation likely for next weekend's four-game set against the Reds.
, OF, SEA (Hamstring) - Started another rehab stint Sunday at Triple-A Tacoma, with no return to the majors in the foreseeable future.
, P, WAS (Shoulder) - May make a rehab appearance as early as Thursday, depending on how he emerges from Monday's bullpen session.
, OF, ATL (Achilles) - Has not yet been cleared to run since hitting the disabled list on July 29.
, P, PIT (Shoulder) - Finished a bullpen session Sunday without suffering a setback and is expected to throw a simulated game this week.
, C, STL (Knee) - Able to fit in catching drills Saturday, one day removed from taking on batting practice for the first time since landing on the DL.
, P, TB (Elbow) - Completed a bullpen session Sunday, and a schedule for the final stages of his rehab should be outlined in the coming days.
, P, WAS (Shoulder) - Requires another rehab start following Saturday's outing at Triple-A Syracuse.
, OF, SF (Hamstring) - Has been running the bases at the Giants' spring training facility and is closing in on a rehab assignment.
, P, SEA (Triceps) - Underwent surgery on a torn lat and will miss the remainder of the season.
, P, LAA (Arm) - Tossed a bullpen session Sunday and seems poised to start Tuesday at the Yankees.
, 3B, NYY (Back) - Hopeful that he'll be able to play in the majors again this year.
, C, SEA (Hand) - Ran sprints before Sunday's game sans cast or brace on his left hand, which sustained a broken hamate bone on July 25.
- 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)
, C, DET (7-day DL)
, 3B, ARI
, 3B, KC
Activated from the DL
(15-day DL unless otherwise noted)
, P, KC (From family medical emergency list)
, C, ATL
, P, NYM
, C, KC (7-day DL)
(from Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)
, P, NYY
, 3B, ARI (Contract selected)
Eury De La Rosa
, P, ARI
, 3B, KC
(to Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)
, 3B, NYY
, P, HOU (Outrighted)
, OF, ATL
, P, NYM
, P, ARI
, P, KC
, OF, CIN
Designated for Assignment
, C, KC
, 2B, KC (From MIN)
- Even though Bobby Parnell
landed on the disabled list Tuesday due to a herniated disc in his neck, the Mets' bullpen has fared well in high-leverage situations thanks to 40-year-old LaTroy Hawkins
. In the last six games, including Sunday, Hawkins has worked the ninth four times, notching three saves in the process, though one of those outings acted as Matt Harvey
's first career shutout. Hawkins himself has been scored upon just once in the second half, a span in which he's surrendered one run on eight hits and no walks, while whiffing five batters in 12 innings. His recent strikeout rate is nothing to write home about, but he should supply cheap saves until either he falters on a number of occasions or Parnell's fate is determined.
- Suddenly, MLB's all-time leader in saves is vulnerable, as Mariano Rivera
blew his third consecutive save Sunday, the first such streak among his 1,098 career appearances. The most recent blowup included yet another long ball off the bat of reigning Triple Crown winner, Miguel Cabrera
, who tagged him Friday for a two-run shot, and was subsequently followed up by a Victor Martinez
drive that squeaked over the right field wall. Overall, Rivera has given up five runs on seven hits (three home runs) with a 2:1 K:BB ratio in four innings during the infamous stretch, but a walkoff homer by teammate Brett Gardner
supplied the Yankees' legend with his third win of the season, as well as a bit of solace for fantasy owners. Despite the distress of late, Rivera is in no danger of handing over ninth-inning duties to, say, David Robertson
, the team's closer-in-waiting.
, P, WAS - Haren's arrival in Washington during the offseason was thought to be the piece that would ensure continued playoff appearances for years to come. However, he was blasted more times than not across the first three months of 2013, ultimately posting a 9.82 ERA in four June starts (18.1 innings). A bout with shoulder stiffness, which forced a midseason DL stint, has seemingly been a blessing in disguise in six starts since his activation on July 8. During that stretch, he's notched at least six strikeouts on each occasion, while totaling four quality starts, en route to a 3-2 record, 2.43 ERA, and 0.973 WHIP in 37 frames. With his upcoming nod Thursday versus the Giants quite the agreeable matchup -- in 16 career games, he's recorded a 3.14 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, and 7.09 K/9IP in 100.1 innings -- Haren seems poised to capture his fourth quality start in a row.
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