Daily Dose: Darvish To The DL

Daily Dose: Darvish To The DL
Nate Grimm discusses Yu Darvish's trip to the disabled list, the Yankees' closer situation and a couple of high-profile demotions in Sunday's Dose.
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Dexter Fowler (back) is back in the Cardinals' lineup Sunday.

Fowler didn't play Saturday due to a sore back, but he's feeling well enough a day later to give it a go. He's in center field and batting cleanup against Ivan Nova and the Pirates. The Cards are also giving the recently recalled Stephen Piscotty a start, as Tommy Pham is receiving a day off.
Aug 20 - 3:43 PM

Trea Turner (wrist) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Syracuse on Monday.

It's unclear how many rehab games Turner will need, but he's missed nearly two months of action so he'll need to knock some rust off. Still, a return before the end of the month, or perhaps even before the end of the week, would seem to be doable. Turner still ranks as the No. 4 shortstop in fantasy this season even after all the missed time.
Aug 20 - 2:55 PM

Dodgers claimed RHP Jordan Jankowski off waivers from the Astros; optioned him to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Jankowski hasn't had a great year either in the majors or minors, but he's missed bats consistently as a pro. The 28-year-old will give the Dodgers additional relief depth.
Aug 20 - 2:11 PM

Mets acquired RHP Jacob Rhame from the Dodgers to complete the trade of OF Curtis Granderson.

Rhame, 24, holds a 3.29 ERA and 70/28 K/BB ratio over 63 innings at the Triple-A level this season. A hard thrower who is now on the Mets' 40-man roster, Rhame could debut before the end of 2017.
Aug 20 - 2:08 PM

Joe Panik (concussion) did some sprints on the field on Sunday.

It's a positive sign as he works his way back from post-concussion symptoms. Panik should slowly ramp up his activities this week as tolerated, but the Giants will obviously be cautious with him.
Aug 20 - 1:41 PM

Phillies recalled RHP Ben Lively from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Lively will start Sunday against the Giants, pushing Mark Leiter back to the bullpen. He's posted a 3.80 ERA over seven starts with the big club this season, although he's struck out only 17 across 42 2/3 frames.
Aug 20 - 1:37 PM

Hunter Pence is not in the Giants' lineup Sunday.

Pence has had a nice August, but he'll get some rest in this one. Carlos Moncrief is in right field.
Aug 20 - 1:33 PM

Jett Bandy (rib) did some throwing Sunday and will attempt to resume hitting later this week.

Working his way back from a fractured rib, Bandy should return sometime next month. He'll only be the third catcher, though.
Aug 20 - 1:18 PM
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