Brandon Crawford is not playing Wednesday due to some calf soreness.
Giants manager Bruce Bochy insisted that it's a minor issue. It sounds like Crawford will be back in there on Friday after Thursday's off day.
Hunter Pence is not in Wednesday's lineup due to a minor left wrist injury.
You always have to worry a bit when it's a wrist injury, but it seems the Giants are convinced this is a minor issue. The Giants are off Thursday, so they'll shoot for Pence to be back in there Friday.
Astros pitching prospect Vincent Velasquez lost a no-hitter in the seventh inning Tuesday in a win for Double-A Corpus Christi.
Jorge Bonifaco homered on a 3-0 count to end the no-hit bid after 6 1/3 innings. It was the only hit Velasquez allowed in his seven innings of work. 61 of his 98 pitches went for strikes. Opponents are batting just .165 against the former second-round pick. Velasquez is MLB.com's 78th-ranked prospect.
Astros 3B prospect Marc Wik went 4-for-4 with three runs scored while hitting for the cycle Tuesday for High-A Lancaster.
He's the first JetHawk to hit for the cycle since Dan Gulbransen in June of 2014. Wik hadn't gone deep in his previous 24 games prior to belting a solo blast in the third inning. The 22-year-old has been raking all year. His .459 on base percentage would lead the California League if he had enough at-bats to qualify.
Enrique Burgos (shoulder) is expected to miss more than the minimum 15 days on the disabled list.
Burgos is battling tendinitis in his pitching shoulder. The D'Backs don't think he'll be out terribly long, but he will require more than a couple weeks of down time.
Ben Revere is not in the Phillies' lineup Wednesday.
It appears to simply be a day off. Jeff Francoeur is in right field in Revere's place.
Mariners 1B prospect Jesus Montero slugged a grand slam in Tuesday's win for Triple-A Tacoma.
The grand slam was Montero's first since 2010 when he played for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Montero finished the night with four hits and six RBI. He needed just a triple to complete the cycle. The 25-year-old had his ups and downs in the big leagues (.258, 23 HR, 88 RBI in 188 games) but he's settled in nicely at Tacoma, hitting .300 across 51 games this season. He's been particularly effective with runners in scoring position, batting .369 in 65 at-bats.
Yankees designated RHP David Carpenter for assignment.
Carpenter has struggled this season, holding a 4.82 ERA with just 11 strikeouts over 18 2/3 innings. His velocity has been fine, though, so it's a surprise to see the Yankees give up on him considering his 2.63 ERA and over a strikeout per frame across the previous two seasons. The Yanks should be able to find a trade partner for him.