According to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, top prospect Alex Reyes was lifted from his start Tuesday night at Triple-A Memphis as "insurance" in case he's needed Saturday in Miami.
That would be his major league debut. Tyler Lyons is also a possibility for that turn, but he might have to be used in relief at some point over the next three days. Reyes struck out seven batters over three innings on Tuesday night against the Triple-A affiliate of the Dodgers and he has 79 strikeouts in 55 total innings this season with the Memphis Redbirds. But those big swing-and-miss totals have come with a 5.07 ERA.
Nelson Cruz made an early exit from Tuesday's game against the Pirates with an apparent leg injury.
Cruz was moving gingerly as he went from first to third on a Kyle Seager double in the top of the seventh inning and Franklin Gutierrez took over in right field in the bottom of the seventh. There should be an update from the Mariners within the hour.
Luis Valbuena suffered a right hamstring strain on Tuesday night against the Yankees.
Valbuena pulled up lame while running to first base in the bottom of the second inning. Houston is calling him day-to-day, but a 15-day disabled list stint seems possible. That would open more playing time at third base for top prospect Alex Bregman, who served as the Astros' designated hitter on Tuesday after starting at the hot corner in his MLB debut on Monday.
Alex Reyes was pulled from his start Tuesday night at Triple-A Memphis after just three innings.
There's no word yet about an injury, so this could be part of some trade that is in the works. Or maybe it's a sudden callup? We're doing guesswork for now. Reyes, one of the top pitching prospects in baseball, had struck out seven batters in three innings Tuesday night against the Triple-A affiliate of the Dodgers. The 21-year-old right-hander has 79 strikeouts in 55 innings this season with Memphis.
Alex Cobb (elbow) threw a successful bullpen session Tuesday in Port Charlotte.
Cobb is now expected to resume his minor league rehab assignment Friday in a start for the Charlotte Stone Crabs. The right-hander was pulled back a week ago due to arm fatigue, and he's probably going to have to prove his health over three or four more minor league starts before the Rays consider him an option for the major league rotation. Cobb underwent Tommy John surgery last May.
Luis Valbuena left Tuesday's game against the Yankees with a right leg injury.
Valbuena fell while running to first base in the bottom of the second inning. He looked to be in a good amount of pain as he limped to the home dugout at Minute Maid Park. Valbuena was starting at third base in this one, with top prospect Alex Bregman serving as the Astros' DH. Marwin Gonzalez moved to the hot corner and Jason Castro took over at first base.
Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Tuesday that Jorge Soler (hamstring) will get 9-10 more minor league at-bats before he is activated from the disabled list.
So that would be three or four more minor league games, which puts him on target to return this weekend. Soler is 2-for-13 with eight strikeouts so far between Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa. He has been out since June 7 with a left hamstring strain.
Rays manager Kevin Cash said he expects Logan Morrison (wrist) to return Wednesday.
LoMo had been aiming to return Tuesday, but the decision was made to give his ailing forearm and wrist a little bit more rest. Steve Pearce is starting at first base for the Rays on Tuesday night against the Dodgers.