Hanley Ramirez (shin) is not in the Red Sox' lineup Friday.
Ramirez injured his shin during Thursday's game. He's considered day-to-day. Alejandro De Aza is in left field Friday.
Pablo Sandoval (forearm) is not in the Red Sox' lineup Friday.
Sandoval was hit on the left forearm by a pitch on Thursday. He merely has a bruise and should be fine in a day or two. Josh Rutledge is filling in at third base.
ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that there's "nothing happening" on the Justin Upton trade front and "it appears he's staying put at deadline."
Things can always change, of course, but there has been surprisingly little trade rumors of late involving the outfielder. The Padres appear content to pick up a draft pick for Upton this winter rather than deal him for a trade package they deem unsatisfactory.
Marlins recalled RHP Jose Urena from Triple-A New Orleans.
He'll rejoin the rotation following the trade of Mat Latos and Dan Haren. Urena has put up a 4.04 ERA in 42 1/3 innings for the big club this season.
Marlins activated INF Donovan Solano from the paternity leave list.
He'll return to his utility role. Solano is hitting an embarrassing .145/.185/.210 over 44 games.
Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Dodgers are talking to the Cubs about a trade involving Alex Wood.
This backs up a report from Robert Murray of BaseballEssential.com that said the Dodgers are shopping the left-hander. The Cubs have been looking everywhere for controllable starters, as they've also been connected to Carlos Carrasco and Tyson Ross, among others. Wood is under team control through 2019.
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Rangers "appear to be planning to hold" Yovani Gallardo.
They've been telling teams all along that they'd rather keep Gallardo and make him a qualifying offer over the winter if they're unable to get a trade proposal they like. Evidently teams haven't met the asking price. The Dodgers, Cubs and Blue Jays have been linked to the right-hander.
Orioles recalled RHP Mychal Givens from Double-A Bowie.
He's taking Bud Norris' spot on the roster. Givens has made just one appearance with the O's this season but boasts a 1.79 ERA with 77 strikeouts over 55 1/3 frames at Bowie.