Rangers recalled INF Jurickson Profar from Triple-A Round Rock.
Profar is starting at second base and batting leadoff for the Rangers on Friday and could remain in both places for the next week while Rougned Odor serves his suspension. After missing two seasons with ongoing shoulder issues, Profar has batted .284/.356/.426 with five homers and four steals across 189 plate appearances with Round Rock this season. His stay with the big club could be short, but he's worth owning in fantasy leagues while he's up.
David Ortiz is not in the Red Sox' lineup Friday.
It looks to be a routine day of rest. The Red Sox have Hanley Ramirez in the designated hitter spot, Travis Shaw at first base and Marco Hernandez at third base Friday.
Yan Gomes is absent from the Indians' lineup Friday.
It appears to be a simple day off. Chris Gimenez will catch in Gomes' place.
Major League Baseball has upheld Jose Bautista's one-game suspension.
Bautista tried to get the suspension thrown out via the appeals process but was denied. He'll serve the suspension on Friday against the Red Sox. Ezequiel Carrera is getting a start in right field in Bautista's place.
Asdrubal Cabrera (back) is back in the Mets' lineup Friday.
Cabrera had to leave Wednesday's game due to back spasms, but he rested up during the off day Thursday and is now ready to go. He's at shortstop and batting second against Julio Urias and the Dodgers.
The Tigers have confirmed that Matt Boyd will start on Saturday against the Athletics.
It had been the assumption after he was scratched from Thursday's scheduled outing at Triple-A Toledo. The Tigers hope it's just a spot start, as Jordan Zimmermann (groin) is hoping to be ready for his next turn next week. Boyd went 4 2/3 shutout innings in a relief appearance for the Tigers last month and boasts a 2.06 ERA in eight starts for Toledo this year.
Steven Souza is not in the Rays' lineup Friday.
Souza was removed for a pinch-hitter Thursday after striking out in his first three plate appearances and now will get a day off Friday. The streaky outfielder is batting .217/.250/.217 with 13 strikeouts over his last six games. The Rays are going with Corey Dickerson, Desmond Jennings and Brandon Guyer in the outfield and Steve Pearce in the designated hitter spot Friday.
Adam Eaton is not in the White Sox' lineup Friday.
He's getting a day off with the Royals throwing left-hander Danny Duffy. Austin Jackson is leading off and in center field, while Avisal Garcia is in right and Jerry Sands is in the designated hitter spot.