The Athletics plan to skip Scott Kazmir's (shoulder) next start.
It sounds as though the team is optimistic that he will be able to rejoin the rotation after that, which is encouraging. Perhaps there was nothing significant found in Thursday's MRI, which would be a nice break for the oft-injured left-hander.
Coco Crisp (neck) is scheduled to undergo an epidural on Monday and will be sidelined at least a month afterward.
The hope remains that he will be able to avoid surgery, though it continues to look unlikely that he will be fantasy relevant this season. Billy Burns will continue to benefit in his absence.
Rangers recalled INF Hanser Alberto from Triple-A Round Rock.
Alberto is replacing Phil Klein on the roster. There's a strong chance he's there merely as infield depth for two days until the Rangers decide on a starter for Saturday, so it's unlikely he has any fantasy value.
Rangers optioned RHP Phil Klein to Triple-A Round Rock.
After a good showing in his first start, Klein was clobbered by the Indians on Memorial Day, and it has cost him his rotation spot. No replacement has been announced for Saturday's start, but it's expected to be Chi Chi Gonzalez.
Derek Holland (shoulder) made 20 throws at a distance of 60 feet without issue on Thursday.
It's the first time the southpaw has thrown since hitting the disabled list with a strained shoulder. He's still several weeks away from a potential return, but it's a first step in the right direction.
A.J. Griffin (elbow) said he felt good after tossing a pair of 15-pitch innings in a simulated game on Thursday.
The right-hander admitted that he doesn't know what the next step will be, but it's possible he could be cleared for a minor league rehab start.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Thursday that Masahiro Tanaka (forearm, wrist) should rejoin the rotation next week.
He is traveling west with the club and is expected to start against the Mariners on Tuesday or Wednesday. He will be limited to around 80 pitches in his first start, but should be all systems go afterwards.
Jose Iglesias (knee) has returned to the Tigers starting lineup on Thursday
He missed the last four games due to soreness in his knee, but appears to be good to go. The Tigers sent Dixon Machado back to Triple-A on Thursday, indicating they have confidence in The health of Iglesias.