- A look at Monday's matchups (all times Eastern)
Mets (Dillon Gee
- R) at Twins (Kyle Gibson
- R), 2:10
Rays (David Price
- L) at Orioles (Chris Tillman
- R), 7:05
Rockies (Jeff Manship
- R) at Phillies (Ethan Martin
- R), 7:05
Diamondbacks (Randall Delgado
- R) at Reds (Bronson Arroyo
- R), 7:10
Dodgers (Hyun-Jin Ryu
- L) at Marlins (Jose Fernandez
- R), 7:10
Nationals (Jordan Zimmermann
- R) at Cubs (Jeff Samardzija
- R), 8:05
Astros (Lucas Harrell
- R) at Rangers (Matt Garza
- R), 8:05
Cardinals (Shelby Miller
- R) at Brewers (Marco Estrada
- R), 8:10
Mariners (Aaron Harang
- R) at Athletics (Jarrod Parker
- R), 10:05
Indians (Danny Salazar
- R) at Angels (Jered Weaver
- R), 10:05
Pirates (Francisco Liriano
- L) at Padres (Andrew Cashner
- R), 10:10
Red Sox (Jon Lester
- L) at Giants (Tim Lincecum
- R), 10:15
Day Game After Night Game:
, P, COL (Personal) - Will leave the team Monday in order to deal with the death of his grandmother in Venezuela.
, OF, OAK (Wrist) - Targeting a return to the lineup Monday, after not starting the last seven outings due to a wrist concern.
, P, MIN (Shoulder) - Reported discomfort in his right shoulder after Sunday's start and was examined by the team's medical staff.
, 3B, CHW (Hand) - Missed his second game in a row Sunday due to a bruised left hand.
, OF, MIL (Knee) - Hopes to be back in the lineup for next weekend's series at Cincinnati.
, SS, BAL (Back) - Kept out of the lineup Sunday, but manager Buck Showalter said that he likes his chances of returning to the lineup Monday.
, 2B, DET (Back) - Sat out Sunday as a result of minor back spasms but will likely return to the lineup Tuesday.
, 1B, BOS (Foot) - Remains out of the lineup Sunday for a second consecutive game due to a bout with plantar fasciitis.
, SS, NYY (Ankle) - Left Sunday's game after jamming his ankle on a slide back into first base.
, P, TEX (Shoulder) - The Rangers are hopeful that he'll miss just one start and avoid the disabled list.
, 2B, SF (Back) - Not in the lineup Sunday due to ongoing back and neck concerns.
, C, COL (Head) - Will be watched closely for concussion symptoms the next few days, after he took a foul tip behind the plate Sunday.
, OF, LAA (Hamstring) - Removed from Sunday's game due to a tight right hamstring but is hopeful that he'll be able to play Monday.
, 3B, PHI (Achilles) - Out of the lineup Sunday, after leaving Saturday's outing due to an Achilles injury.
, 3B, WAS (Lower Leg) - Held out of the lineup Sunday, after fouling a ball off his shin Saturday.
Players on the DL
, P, OAK (Foot) - May rejoin the pitching staff after one more rehab outing.
, 1B, TEX (Hip) - Has been unable to participate in batting practice the past three days and is unlikely to be activated before September 1.
, 3B, BAL (Knee) - Expected to be ready for activation from the DL by August 25.
, SS, ARI (Back) - Able to swing a bat and will soon embark upon a rehab assignment.
, OF, KC (Oblique) - Believes that his ailing oblique will keep him sidelined for 4-to-6 weeks.
, P, TEX (Elbow) - Threw a scoreless inning Saturday at Triple-A Round Rock.
, P, BAL (Arm) - Scheduled to throw off flat ground Monday and Wednesday in anticipation of mound work Friday.
, P, PIT (Shoulder) - Started a throwing program at the team's minor league facility Sunday, after his right shoulder was examined Saturday in Pittsburgh.
, P, CLE (Finger) - Played catch from 120 feet Saturday and will soon remove the protective tape from his finger for further long-toss sessions.
, C, ARI (Back) - Slated to catch 3-to-5 innings Monday in the Arizona League.
, P, TB (Elbow) - Racked up 55 throws from 75 feet Sunday, after which he relayed the session went great.
, P, COL (Hamstring) - Will toss a side session Monday, after doing so Saturday without complication.
, OF, SF (Hamstring) - Expected to transfer his rehab assignment to Triple-A Fresno sometime this week.
, OF, TOR (Oblique) - Close to returning to physical activities, including running.
, OF, PHI (Foot) - Still on crutches, as there is no specific timetable for his return to the lineup.
, P, CLE (Elbow) - Gave up one run on two hits to go with three strikeouts across four innings in Friday's rehab start.
, P, CHW (Chest) - Released from the hospital Sunday, after inflammation detected in heart tissue required a night of medical supervision.
- 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, PIT (Transferred to 60-day DL)
, P, NYM
(from Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)
, P, NYM
, P, PIT (Contract selected)
, P, OAK
(to Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)
, OF, PIT
, P, BAL
, P, PIT (From MIA)
, P, TB
, P, OAK
- The Astros are experimenting with a two-closer scheme at the moment, despite one of the options (Josh Fields
) displaying little consistency on the mound, while the other (Chia-Jen Lo
) has yet to yield a run in seven appearances. Fields' previous outing Saturday at the Angels was crisp at the start, as he faced the minimum number of batters in emerging from the ninth inning unscathed. However, manager Bo Porter sent him in for another frame, during which the underwhelming Josh Hamilton
belted a one-out, walkoff home run, marking Fields' second loss in his past six games. While Fields has ultimately succeeded in two of three save opportunities, albeit with a 8.53 ERA and two long balls allowed during the preceding six-outing stretch, Lo is in actuality the safer play, at least at the moment, out of Houston's bullpen for save chances, however fleeting they may be.
, 1B, SF - Before combining to go hitless in seven at-bats Saturday and Sunday, Belt was owner of an 11-game hitting streak, during which he posted five multi-hit outings en route to a .413 average (19-for-46), four homers, nine RBI, and 14 runs scored. The aforementioned run has boosted his 2013 batting line to a more-than-respectable .274/.351/.479, and because he bats third in front of cornerstone catcher Buster Posey
most days, Pence should garner enough hittable pitches to sustain or even build upon his plate prowess of late. It remains to be seen if he can uphold his scorching second half, but everything is lined up perfectly for the 25-year-old first baseman to do just that.
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