Mauricio Cabrera (elbow) could be activated by the Braves within the week, according to David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Cabrera hasn't thrown a pitch for the Braves this year after coming down with elbow tightness late in spring, but he was scheduled to throw two innings for the High-A Florida affiliate Friday then move to Triple-A Gwinnett for another two-inning appearance Tuesday. The plan then, according to Braves manager Brian Snitker, is for Cabrera to throw on back-to-back days before being activated. The Braves have the ninth inning locked down by Jim Johnson, but Cabrera throws 100 mph and could quickly move into a high-leverage role if he proves healthy and effective.
Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports that OF Adam Eaton has been diagnosed with a torn ACL in his left knee and will miss the rest of the season.
He was injured while beating out an infield single against the Mets on Friday night. He had to be helped off the field at the time but the severity of the injury was unknown until now. This is a major blow to the Nationals' chances of winning the National Leage East division. They acquired him from the White Sox over the winter by trading two elite pitching prospects, Lucas Giolito and Reynaldo Lopez. Recovery from a torn ACL can take a year, meaning he could be questionable for the start of next season. Michael Taylor will likely replace Eaton in the starting lineup moving forward.
Pirates recalled OF Daniel Ortiz from Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday.
David Freese was placed on the 10-day disabled list in a corresponding move. The 27-year-old Ortiz will be making his major league debut. He was batting just .217/.266/.233 with zero homers and three RBI at Triple-A. He hit 17 home runs in each of the last two years in the minors. He will serve as bench depth for the Pirates.
Pirates placed 3B David Freese on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to April 25, with a strained right hamstring.
Freese hasn't played since straining his hamstring in Monday's game against the Cubs. The Pirates finally realized his leg wasn't healing fast enough to avoid placing him on the DL. Freese has been one of the club's best hitters in the early going, batting .321/.418/.536 with three home runs and 10 RBI. Outfielder Danny Ortiz was called up from Triple-A to take Freese's place on the roster.
Dodgers optioned RHP Josh Fields to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Saturday.
Fields heads to the minors to make room for LHP Grant Dayton, who was activated from the disabled list in a corresponding move. Fields has pitched well in two stints with the Dodgers this year, notching a 1.29 ERA with 12 strikeouts and just one walk in seven innings of work in nine appearances. It likely won't be long before he gets another opportunity in the majors.
Dodgers activated LHP Grant Dayton from the 10-day disabled list.
Dayton hit the disabled list on April 18th with an intercostal strain. The left-handed specialist returns to a 0.00 ERA in 6 1/3 innings of work prior to the injury. He notched a 2.05 ERA with 39 strikeouts in 26 1/3 innings as a rookie last year. Josh Fields was optioned to Triple-A in a corresponding move.
Angels placed LHP Tyler Skaggs on the 10-day disabled list with a right oblique injury.
He suffered the injury in the fifth inning of Friday's game against the Rangers. No word yet from the team regarding the severity of the injury or how long Skaggs will be out, although oblique injuries often lead to extended absences.
Giants transferred SS Brandon Crawford from the three-day bereavement list to the 10-day disabled list.
He was on the bereavement list due to a death in the family but was also suffering from a strained groin that will keep him sidelined for at least another week. His DL stint was backdated to April 26th.