- A look at Monday's matchups (all times Eastern)
Diamondbacks (Trevor Cahill
- R) at Reds (Mat Latos
- R), 12:35
Dodgers (Clayton Kershaw
- L) at Marlins (Henderson Alvarez
- R), 12:40
Blue Jays (J.A. Happ
- L) at Yankees (Andy Pettitte
- L), 1:05
Twins (Andrew Albers
- L) at Tigers (Justin Verlander
- R), 1:08
Nationals (Stephen Strasburg
- R) at Cubs (Travis Wood
- L), 2:20
Rockies (Chad Bettis
- R) at Phillies (Kyle Kendrick
- R), 7:05
White Sox (Jose Quintana
- L) at Royals (James Shields
- R), 8:10
Braves (Paul Maholm
- L) at Cardinals (Joe Kelly
- R), 8:15
Steelers (Jeff Locke
- L) at Giants (Matt Cain
- R), 10:15
Day Game After Night Game:
ARI, CIN, LAD, MIA, TOR, NYY, MIN, DET, WAS, CHC
, OF, MIN (Wrist) - Scheduled to hit in the batting cage Thursday, but if discomfort in his left wrist persists, he may land on the disabled list.
, SS, WAS (Back) - Scratched from the lineup Wednesday, after his back locked up during batting practice.
, P, MIN (Shoulder) - Experienced no discomfort while throwing Wednesday and was thus cleared to start Friday at Cleveland.
, OF, MIL (Knee) - Missed his sixth game in a row Wednesday due to a sprained knee.
, OF, ATL (Head) - Expected to sit out 4-to-6 weeks with a fractured jaw, which will be repaired via surgery Thursday in Atlanta.
, 3B, TOR (Ankle) - Sidelined Wednesday due to a left ankle sprain suffered Tuesday, which may result in a DL stint.
, 3B, CHW (Back) - Absent from the lineup Wednesday for a second straight game due to a stiff lower back.
, OF, PIT (Finger) - Remained out of the lineup Wednesday for a third consecutive outing with an injured ring finger.
, C, BOS (Foot) - Out of the lineup for a fifth consecutive game Wednesday due to a bout with plantar fasciitis.
, 3B, NYY (Hand) - Diagnosed with a fracture in his left hand following Wednesday's outing.
, C, OAK (Toe) - His left big toe has a fracture, but he may stay on the 25-man roster nonetheless.
, DH, BOS (Back) - Left Wednesday's outing due to lower back tightness.
, C, DET (Toe) - Kept out of the lineup Wednesday, after sustaining a sore big toe Tuesday.
, OF, OAK (Wrist) - Sustained a sprained right wrist in Wednesday's game, after which an MRI was performed on the region.
, C, SF (Forearm) - Feels fine and has nary a bruise, after taking a fastball to his arm Tuesday.
, 3B, SF (Back) - Expected to return to the lineup Thursday, as an MRI on his back revealed no structural issues.
, OF, OAK (Eye) - Sat out both Tuesday and Wednesday due to an eye concern.
, OF, PIT (Knee) - Enduring tendinitis in his left knee, which kept him out of the lineup Wednesday.
, OF, LAA (Hamstring) - Questionable to play Friday, after missing his third outing in a row Wednesday due to hamstring tightness.
, OF, ATL (Back) - Held out of a third consecutive game Wednesday due to a left upper back strain.
, P, MIL (Personal) - Slated to rejoin the team Friday in Cincinnati, after landing on the paternity list Wednesday.
Players on the DL
, 3B, BAL (Knee) - Transferring his rehab assignment Thursday to Triple-A Norfolk.
, P, BOS (Shoulder) - May make a rehab start as early as Sunday at short-season Lowell.
, OF, KC (Oblique) - His oblique injury is feeling better, but he does not expect to be activated from the disabled list when first eligible Saturday.
, P, CIN (Back) - Felt no lingering issues Wednesday while playing catch from 60-75 feet.
, P, NYM (Elbow) - Tossed an inning Wednesday in a rehab outing with the Gulf Coast League Mets.
, P, PIT (Forearm) - Threw off a slope Tuesday, with a bullpen session on the docket either Thursday or Friday.
, P, PHI (Shoulder) - Joining Double-A Reading on Sunday for his next rehab start.
, P, NYM (Elbow) - Receiving a second opinion Monday on the partial tear of the MCL and bone spurs in his right elbow.
, P, PHI (Elbow) - Visited a doctor Tuesday and may start a throwing program in the near future.
, C, OAK (Concussion) - Able to hit off a tee Wednesday, marking his first baseball activity in weeks.
, SS, NYY (Calf) - Logging five innings at shortstop Thursday at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
, OF, LAD (Ankle) - Making decent turns on his left ankle sprain, but a return in September is the "best-case scenario."
, 2B, LAA (Knee) - Doubtful to be activated from the 15-day disabled list this coming weekend.
, P, CLE (Finger) - Resuming throwing program Friday, after playing catch from 90 feet with protective tape on his finger Wednesday.
, OF, SD (Knee) - Will be held out of any baseball activities for the next two weeks.
, P, TB (Elbow) - Tossed another successful bullpen session Wednesday for a second day in a row, which consisted of 69 pitches.
, 3B, SF (Hamstring) - In line to transfer his rehab assignment to Triple-A Fresno on Friday.
, P, NYM (Neck) - Has yet to be cleared for baseball activities, while surgery remains an option for the herniated disc in his neck.
, P, KC (Elbow) - Gave up two runs on two hits and four walks, while posting six strikeouts in 3.2 innings, during his third rehab start Sunday at Triple-A Omaha.
, P, PHI (Arm) - Suffered a setback during his recovery from a tight right arm.
, P, PHI (Elbow) - Slated to begin a rehab assignment by the end of the week.
, P, PHI (Biceps) - Started throwing bullpen sessions recently, as he recovers from biceps tendinitis.
, P, TEX (Elbow) - Set to throw live batting practice Saturday, which could spur a rehab assignment.
, 3B, CHC (Oblique) - Took grounders prior to Wednesday's outing and is expected to start a rehab assignment soon.
- Players who have been demoted, called up, traded, released, you name it. We'll cover it here.
Activated from the DL
, P, WAS
Placed on the DL
(15-day DL unless otherwise noted)
, OF, TOR
, P, LAA (Transferred to 60-day DL)
, C, MIN (7-day DL)
, P, PIT (Transferred to 60-day DL)
, P, MIL (Paternity list)
(from Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)
, P, DET
, P, LAA (Contract selected)
, OF, MIN
, P, MIL
, OF, PIT (Contract selected)
, OF, TOR
(to Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)
, P, NYY
, P, DET
, OF, LAA
, P, WAS
, OF, PHI
, P, PIT
, P, TOR
, OF, PHI
, SS, TEX
, P, NYM (To Triple-A Las Vegas)
- In three appearances since his return to the role of closer in Colorado, Rafael Betancourt
has been utilized in a pair of high-leverage situations, with mixed results. While his first two outings back in the fold were crisp, including his first successful save since July 14 on Tuesday, Wednesday's game included numerous bumps in the road en route to a blown save, just his second of the year. Entering the bottom of the ninth inning and the Rockies holding a 3-2 advantage, a leadoff double and a groundout off the 38-year-old righty suddenly placed the tying run at third base, with a subsequent double knotting the game up. After an intentional walk, a single drove home the winning run, as he suffered his first strife following a month-long stay on the disabled list due to an emergency appendectomy. Despite the underwhelming frame, manager Walt Weiss intends to stick with Betancourt as his primary fireman for the foreseeable future.
, 2B, SD - One of the favorites for National League Rookie of the Year after the first two months of the season, Gyorko headed to the disabled list on June 10 with a mere tight groin. As he drew closer to activation, a setback occurred, thus extending his rehab assignment to the brink of the All-Star break. By finishing July with a dreadful .100/.118/.100 line, he was suddenly off the radar in most league formats. However, slowly but surely, he has emerged in a 13-game stretch entering Wednesday's action, during which he hit a confident .286 (14-for-49) with five long balls, nine RBI, and six runs scored, thereby flashing back to April and May. Despite positional scarcity, Gyorko is readily available in many free-agent pools, but the "No Vacancy" sign will soon be flashing next to his name across the land.
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