- A look at Friday's matchups (all times Eastern)
Marlins (Nathan Eovaldi – R) at Cubs (Jason Hammel
– R), 4:05
Brewers (Kyle Lohse
– R) at Pirates (Brandon Cumpton
– R), 7:05
Athletics (Tommy Milone
– L) at Orioles (Wei-Yin Chen
– L), 7:05
Cardinals (Lance Lynn
– R) at Blue Jays (Marcus Stroman
– R), 7:07
Red Sox (Rubby De La Rosa
– R) at Tigers (Drew Smyly
– L), 7:08
Phillies (Cole Hamels
– L) at Reds (Johnny Cueto
– R), 7:10
Mariners (Chris Young
– R) at Rays (Erik Bedard
– L), 7:10
Indians (Trevor Bauer
– R) at Rangers (Yu Darvish
– R), 8:05
Yankees (Chase Whitley
– R) at Royals (Jeremy Guthrie
– R), 8:10
Astros (Dallas Keuchel
– L) at Twins (Phil Hughes
– R), 8:10
Dodgers (Hyun-Jin Ryu
– L) at Rockies (Eddie Butler
– R), 8:40
Braves (Julio Teheran
– R) at Diamondbacks (Brandon McCarthy
– R), 9:40
White Sox (Andre Rienzo
– R) at Angels (Jered Weaver
– R), 10:05
Nationals (Tanner Roark
– R) at Padres (Tyson Ross
– R), 10:10
Mets (Jonathon Niese – L) at Giants (Matt Cain
– R), 10:15
Day Game After Night Game:
, C, CHC (Neck) – Received a day off on Thursday after getting hit by a foul ball to the throat.
, SP, BAL (Oblique) – Will play catch on Friday after missing a start.
, SP, BAL (Forearm) – Expected to make next scheduled start.
, SP, KC (Elbow) – Only missed one start before returning Thursday.
, SS, HOU (Elbow) – Did not start on Thursday.
, SS, DET (Knee) – Missed Thursday start and underwent MRI which revealed no damage.
, 1B, TOR (Back) – Will not start Thursday’s game and could miss Friday as well.
Players on the DL
, OF, TEX (Finger) – Rehab assignment moved to Triple-A Round Rock.
, SP, TEX (Elbow) – MRI revealed further damage and will be rested for three weeks.
, SP, KC (Back) – Will make a rehab start on Sunday.
, RP, BAL (Groin) – Will pitch Saturday at Single-A Delmarva with the anticipation of being activated from the DL on Sunday.
, C, BAL (Elbow) – Had a Thursday throwing session with no significant improvement.
, RP, COL (Elbow) – Was placed on the 15-day DL with inflammation.
, SP, COL (Hand) – Meeting with a doctor to determine the severity of injury, placed on 15-day DL.
, 1B, CIN (Quadriceps) – Fielded ground balls and took batting practice on Thursday.
, C, BOS (Wrist) – Transferred to the 60-day DL.
, RP, PHI (Forearm) – Started a rehab assignment on Thursday.
, SP, SD (Elbow) – Will be reevaluated soon after improvement.
, RP, TOR (Forearm) – Will throw a bullpen session on Sunday after Thursday’s successful stint.
, OF, TOR (Hamstring) –After taking batting practice on Wednesday, is in line for rehab games next week.
Eric O’Flaherty, RP, OAK (Elbow) – Expected to make a rehab start on Friday.
, SP, PHI (Elbow) – Still has not been given clearance on a throwing program.
, SP, BOS (Shoulder) – Will start a few rehab games before being reassessed.
, RP, MIA (Elbow) – Will avoid Tommy John surgery and start a program of rest.
, C, TEX (Knee) – Resumed light running and expects to swing the bat next week.
, OF, TEX (Leg) – Expected to report to extended spring training over the next few days.
, C, TB (Hamstring) – Expected to return to action next Wednesday after taking batting practice on Thursday.
, RP, SF (Hamstring) – Threw a bullpen session on Thursday with an expected rehab assignment in the near future.
, SP, WAS (Shoulder) – Expected to start a rehab game on Friday.
, 2B, SF (Back) – Is now cleared to resume throwing after resting for a few weeks after surgery.
- Players who have been demoted, called up, traded, released, you name it. We'll cover it here.
Activated from the DL
, OF, NYY
, RP, TEX
Placed on the DL
(15-day DL, unless otherwise noted)
, RP, COL – (Elbow)
, SP, COL – (Hand)
, OF, NYM
, RP, COL
(to Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)
, RP, NYM
, OF, NYY
, RP, BOS
, RP, TEX
, RP, PIT
Baltimore Orioles – Tommy Hunter
is expected to be activated from the 15-day DL on Sunday, but does that mean he’s automatically pushed into the Orioles’ closer role again? Some questions remain, but with current closer Zach Britton
doing a solid job its possible Hunter is relegated to middle relief. It’s a situation that certainly bears watching, but if I’m putting money on one guy – yes, I’m a gambling man – it’s Britton (0.88 ERA and 0.95 WHIP with four saves out of five opportunities).
Detroit Tigers – Joe Nathan
is a great closer… by name alone. His numbers over his last three appearances would have him picking daisies as a middle reliever if his name wasn’t “Joe Nathan
”. Keep a close eye on the Tigers closer situation, as Nathan’s numbers are quite pitiful. Nathan has given up eight runs over his last 1.1 innings pitched, with zero saves – no bueno. Joba Chamberlain
is a wonderful hedge option right now for all owners scrounging for saves.
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