- A look at Monday's matchups (all times Eastern)
Mariners (Joe Saunders
- L) at Royals (Jeremy Guthrie
- R), 2:10
White Sox (Jose Quintana
- L) at Orioles (Miguel Gonzalez
- R), 7:05
Red Sox (Jake Peavy
- R) at Yankees (Ivan Nova
- R), 7:05
Cardinals (Lance Lynn
- R) at Reds (Tony Cingrani
- L), 7:10
Astros (Brad Peacock
- R) at Athletics (Sonny Gray
- R), 10:05
Rays (David Price
- L) at Angels (Jerome Williams
- R), 10:05
Diamondbacks (Trevor Cahill
- R) at Giants (Ryan Vogelsong
- R), 10:15
Day Game After Night Game:
, SS, TEX (Back) - Was available off the bench Friday and is slated to be back in the lineup Friday.
, 3B, COL (Thumb) - Left Wednesday's game with a thumb contusion.
, OF, LAA (Wrist) - Experiencing trouble with his wrist, which held him out of the lineup Wednesday.
, OF, PHI (Achilles) - Not in the lineup for a third day in a row, and ninth out of his last 11, due to mild tendinitis in his Achilles.
, 3B, DET (Abdomen) - Fit in another day off Wednesday, as he felt "a little sore."
, C, HOU (Knee) - While his health is improving, he'll continue to take a cautious approach with the cyst on the medial side of his right knee.
, P, COL (Thumb) - In line to start Saturday in San Diego following Wednesday's bullpen session.
, 1B, STL (Foot) - Diagnosed with a sprain in his left foot, an injury that will force him back to St. Louis for further evaluation.
, C, STL (Forearm) - Partook in batting practice Wednesday and will soon be cleared to join the lineup.
, 1B, NYM (Oblique) - Received an injection Wednesday and is not expected to play again this season.
, 3B, HOU (Illness) - Missing from the lineup Wednesday for a second consecutive day due to nausea.
, 3B, NYM (Ankle) - Out of the lineup Wednesday due to a combination of ankle discomfort, fatigue, and teammate Josh Satin
, 2B, KC (Head) - Endured concussion tests Wednesday, after banging his head and neck in the infield during a diving attempt at a groundball.
, OF, COL (Finger) - Kept out of the lineup Wednesday, despite his activation from the DL on Tuesday.
, P, MIL (Shoulder) - Will have further tests performed on his left shoulder Thursday.
, OF, HOU (Oblique) - Sidelined Wednesday, after suffering a right oblique strain during an at-bat Tuesday.
, OF, WAS (Hip) - Hopes to return to the lineup Friday, as he deals with a sore hip.
, P, SEA (Back) - On pace to start Sunday against the Rays, after his removal from Monday's start with a cramp in his lower back.
, SS, DET (Ankle) - Removed from Wednesday's outing due to bilateral shin splints.
, C, SF (Finger) - Held out of the lineup Wednesday due to a torn fingernail on his right ring finger.
, OF, LAD (Knee) - Remained out of the lineup Wednesday due to a mild knee strain, marking his third day in a row on the bench.
, P, LAD (Back) - Scratched from his start Friday in Cincinnati due to mild back stiffness.
, OF, ATL (Quadriceps) - Expected to play Friday at Philadelphia, after he was scratched Wednesday with a contusion in his left quad.
, 2B, SF (Back) - Missed three of the past four games with a sore back.
, SS, MIL (Illness) - Absent from the lineup Wednesday due to an illness.
, P, WAS (Hamstring) - Will miss his expected start Saturday in Miami as a result of dealing with minor hamstring tightness in his last few outings.
, 2B, PIT (Leg) - Fouled a pitch off the inside of his leg Wednesday but was not removed from the game.
Players on the DL
, 1B, SD (Hand) - Hopeful that he'll be activated from the disabled list in approximately two weeks.
, OF, TOR (Hip) - Ruled out for the season but expected to be 100 percent by spring training 2014.
, P, SF (Forearm) - Expected to start Saturday versus the Diamondbacks.
, P, CIN (Back) - Will return from the DL on Thursday in order to start against the Cardinals.
, P, CIN (Back) - Tossed a 35-pitch bullpen session Tuesday, after which it was revealed that he changed up his throwing motion.
, P, BAL (Arm) - Slated for activation from the disabled list Thursday but won't be available to pitch Friday or Saturday.
, OF, ATL (Achilles) - Recently dealt with lingering discomfort that forced a shutdown of his daily running program.
, 2B, LAA (Knee) - Progressing slowly through a hyperextended knee but hopes to return to the big club before season's end.
, OF, PIT (Finger) - Unable to throw from long distances or make a two-handed swing with a bat.
, OF, SD (Knee) - Undergoing surgery on his right wrist Friday, which will likely end his season.
, P, PIT (Shoulder) - Has advanced his rehabilitation to Triple-A Indianapolis but is unlikely to rejoin the Pirates this season.
, 3B, LAA (Hamstring) - Had an MRI performed Wednesday on his strained hamstring.
, P, COL (Hamstring) - Scheduled for activation from the DL on Sunday, when he will start at San Diego.
, P, ARI (Finger) - Hopes to return to the Diamondbacks by the end of the season, after dislocating his right pinky finger on August 23.
, P, PIT (Forearm) - Threw his best bullpen session yet Tuesday, as he emerged without feeling any pain.
, P, CHW (Chest) - Completed a successful simulated game Wednesday.
, P, STL (Back) - Completed a lengthy bullpen session Tuesday and may come off the disabled list when first eligible Friday.
, P, SD (Elbow) - Intends to pitch at the Arizona Fall League or in winter ball.
- Players who have been demoted, called up, traded, released, you name it. We'll cover it here.
Activated from the DL
, OF, KC
, P, TEX
(from Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)
, OF, HOU
, P, CHC (Contract Selected)
Designated for Assignment
, P, CHC
, OF, CHC
Claimed off Waivers
, P, CHC (From BOS)
- The activation of reliever Jason Grilli
on Tuesday threw a wrench into the Pirates' hierarchy for saves, with a seeming threat returning to pilfer opportunities away from Mark Melancon
. However, two factors allayed those fears: manager Clint Hurdle ensuring that Grilli would not take over the closing gig immediately, and Melancon being handed the first and only save chance since Grilli's activation. Entering a 4-3 game in the ninth inning Tuesday, Melancon gave up a double but surrounded the base knock with two groundouts, before a strikeout completed the frame for his 11th save of the year. Meanwhile, the Brewers manhandled the Pirates on Wednesday, providing an extremely low-leverage situation for Grilli to test out his healing forearm. After surrendering a leadoff single, the righty forced a lineout and struck out two, revealing scant rust in the process. With a handful of similar outings, the closing gig may soon gravitate from Melancon to Grilli once more.
, OF, WAS - Following a 1-for-4 evening at the plate Wednesday, Span has in hand a 17-game hitting streak, the longest active mark in the big leagues. He has predictably exhibited little power, pounding out just six extra-base hits among 69 at-bats. Despite the lack of punch, the outfielder has bolstered his slash line by at least 20 points in each batting category, currently residing at a respectable .278/.329/.379 for the season. Perhaps the most remarkable aspect of the run is the number of counting stats that have accompanied his .406 average: five RBI, 11 runs scored, and two stolen bases, with prescient plate presence -- a 5:7 BB:K ratio -- to boot. With such sparse ownership across the majority of fantasy establishments, Span is truly a bargain at this juncture.
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