- A look at Monday's matchups (all times Eastern)
Athletics (Bartolo Colon
- R) at Tigers (Max Scherzer
- R), 1:08
Angels (Jason Vargas
- L) at Rays (Jake Odorizzi
- R), 1:10
Royals (Bruce Chen
- L) at Twins (Samuel Deduno
- R), 1:10
Phillies (Ethan Martin
- R) at Mets (Carlos Torres
- R), 1:10
Marlins (Tom Koehler
- R) at Nationals (Gio Gonzalez
- L), 7:05
Brewers (Yovani Gallardo
- R) at Pirates (Gerrit Cole
- R), 7:05
Indians (Ubaldo Jimenez
- R) at Braves (Kris Medlen
- R), 7:10
Orioles (Chris Tillman
- R) at Red Sox (Jon Lester
- L), 7:10
Mariners (Erasmo Ramirez
- R) at Astros (Jordan Lyles
- R), 8:10
Day Game After Night Game:
OAK, DET, LAA, TB, KC, MIN, PHI, NYM
, OF, MIN (Wrist) - Kept out of the lineup for the seventh time in eight games due to a sore left wrist but will join the team on its upcoming six-game road trip that begins Friday.
, 3B, PHI (Hamstring) - Left Wednesday's outing with an apparent hamstring concern.
, OF, PHI (Achilles) - Missed his fourth game in a row Wednesday due to a sore Achilles.
, 2B, NYY (Hand) - Out of the lineup Wednesday, after he was hit by a pitch on the hand Tuesday.
, OF, BOS (Foot) - Removed from Wednesday's contest, after fouling a ball off his foot.
, OF, COL (Knee) - Not in Wednesday's lineup for a second consecutive outing due to a bruised knee.
, 3B, SD (Back) - Held out of the lineup Wednesday due to the back stiffness that he sustained during Tuesday's defeat.
, 3B, KC (Illness) - Unlikely to play Thursday, which would mark his third game a row on the pine as a result of strep throat.
, 3B, LAA (Hamstring) - Diagnosed with a strained right hamstring Wednesday, which will result in a stint on the disabled list.
, SS, NYY (Lower Leg) - Scratched from the lineup Wednesday, after aggravating the right foot injury he suffered Tuesday; will undergo an MRI on Thursday to determine if a DL stint is required.
Players on the DL
, P, BOS (Shoulder) - Scheduled for rehab appearances both Friday and next Wednesday, September 4, at Triple-A Pawtucket.
, P, COL (Elbow) - Expected to start Sunday, marking his first appearance since July 31.
, P, TB (Shoulder) - Presumably treading water in his attempted recovery from a right shoulder strain.
, P, DET (Elbow) - Suffered a bruise after getting hit on the thigh by a groundball during a rehab game Tuesday at Triple-A Toledo.
, P, TEX (Elbow) - Pitched 2-to-3 innings during a rehab outing Wednesday at Triple-A Round Rock.
, OF, COL (Finger) - Completed batting practice Tuesday, despite some lingering pain in his right middle finger.
, P, PIT (Forearm) - Tossed a simulated game Wednesday, with a potential rehab assignment to commence Saturday.
, P, NYM (Elbow) - Had successful Tommy John surgery performed on the torn UCL in his right elbow Wednesday.
, P, TOR (Forearm) - Shut down for the remainder of the season due to a strained right forearm but will avoid surgery.
, OF, LAD (Ankle) - Ran the bases once again Wednesday and will start a rehab outing Thursday at High-A Rancho Cucamonga.
, P, NYM (Elbow) - Endured surgery Wednesday to remove a bone spur from his right elbow.
, P, TB (Elbow) - Slated to make a rehab start Thursday at Triple-A Durham and remains on track for activation from the DL when first eligible on September 3.
, P, CLE (Elbow) - Notched two strikeouts in a scoreless frame during a rehab game Monday at Double-A Akron.
, OF, SD (Knee) - Ruled out for the rest of the season and will eventually undergo surgery to relieve chronic right knee pain.
, P, TEX (Shoulder) - Long tossed from 120 feet Tuesday and will likely throw off a mound this weekend.
, P, PIT (Forearm) - May begin a rehab assignment in the near future following a fruitful meeting with Dr. James Andrews.
, P, TEX (Elbow) - Threw two-plus innings during a rehab start Tuesday at Double-A Frisco.
, OF, SF (Heel) - Underwent surgery to remove bone spurs from his left heel Wednesday and will be sidelined for the next six months.
, 3B, CHC (Oblique) - Started a rehab assignment with the Cubs' rookie league team Tuesday, when he went 2-for-3 with a double and a walk.
, P, STL (Back) - In line for a return to the rotation in early September, after throwing a successful bullpen session Tuesday.
, C, SEA (Hand) - Embarked upon a rehab assignment Tuesday at Triple-A Tacoma, going 1-for-2 with a triple and a free pass.
- Players who have been demoted, called up, traded, released, you name it. We'll cover it here.
Activated from the DL
, P, OAK (From 60-day DL)
, 2B, ARI
, P, KC (From Paternity List)
, 2B, ATL
Placed on the DL
(15-day DL unless otherwise noted)
, 2B, CLE (Placed on 60-day DL)
, 2B, CLE
(from Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)
, P, STL
, OF, CLE
, P, KC
, P, SD
, P, BAL
(to Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)
, P, SD
, P, BAL (To GCL Orioles)
, P, KC (To High-A Wilmington)
, OF, ATL
, P, KC (To High-A Wilmington)
, P, ARI (To Double-A Mobile)
, P, PIT (To Double-A Altoona)
, P, STL
, P, OAK
, P, OAK (Outrighted)
, C, PIT (To Double-A Altoona)
, P, PHI
, P, MIN
, C, PIT
, OF, PIT
- A trio of primary closers wavered Tuesday, with the Diamondbacks' own Brad Ziegler
allowing the Padres to knot up what was a 9-7 advantage entering the top of the ninth inning on three hits and two walks. While the combustible Heath Bell
shut down the side in the next frame during the 10-inning walkoff win, Ziegler hasn't exactly been crisp in his last three appearances, surrendering four runs on nine hits and six walks, while posting three strikeouts in 3.2 innings. Granted, the failed save marked just Ziegler's second in nine attempts since he was handed the job, while owning seven victories with a 2.52 ERA on the year, but further collapses could result in a change of roles for the 33-year-old right-hander.
- Of all things, a balk befell Danny Farquhar
in the top half of the tenth, with runners on first and third. The call seemed sketchy, especially with two outs, but the closer indeed flinched slightly, which the home plate umpire observed and correctly communicated. Fortunately for Farquhar, his place in the bullpen is quite secure with nine saves in 10 opportunities as well as two losses, such as Tuesday's against the Rangers, since landing the gig to begin August. A plus K/9IP of 14.59 in 11.1 innings this month approaches Craig Kimbrel
-esque levels and appears sustainable due to the righty's mark of 13.8 in 2013.
- After an up-and-down first two-and-a-half months of the season, Fernando Rodney
has settled into a groove, securing 17 of 20 saves with a 3-2 record. Each of the three foiled late-inning outings during that stretch have unfolded in August, with the most recent transpiring Tuesday, when he yielded a one-out, two-run double off the bat of Angels shortstop Erick Aybar
. Nevertheless, Rodney, the flamethrower, rebounded Wednesday by notching his 31st save via a groundout and two strikeouts, sustaining an 11.75 K/9IP mark for the 2013 campaign in the proccess.
, 3B, HOU - What began is a frustrating month at the plate for the third baseman has suddenly turned fruitful. Through the first 14 games, or August 15, Dominguez had reached base on a mere 10 occasions, with minimal counting stats (two RBI and two runs scored) to show for his effort. His fortunes experienced a 180 on August 16, when he blasted a solo shot during a 3-for-5 performance, from which he has yet to look back. In the subsequent 11 outings entering play Wednesday, he was crushing the ball to the tune of a .381 average (16-for-42), five homers, two doubles, 10 RBI, 12 runs, and a 5:6 BB:K ratio, ultimately leaving his slash line for the month at a bountiful .311/.468/.779. The run has left him batting in the middle of the order for the rebuilding Astros in front of a similarly scorching Chris Carter
, who has added three long balls of his own during the aforementioned span.
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