Christian Yelich (back) struck out as a pinch-hitter in Saturday's loss to the Braves.
Yelich hasn't started in over a week due to back spasms, although he has made a couple pinch-hitting appearances. It's possible he'll be back in the lineup Sunday.
Matt Adams (back) knocked a pinch-hit, two-run double in Saturday's win over the Nationals.
Adams hasn't started the last couple days due to a minor back issue, but he's fine. He could be in the lineup Sunday.
Cardinals signed C Michael McKenry to a minor league contract.
McKenry had opted out of his minor league deal with the Rangers earlier this month. He's a career .239/.319/.407 hitter at the major league level.
Angels activated INF Cliff Pennington from the 15-day disabled list.
He missed the minimum amount of time with a strained hamstring. Pennington will play pretty regularly until Andrelton Simmons (thumb) returns.
Padres optioned LHP Keith Hessler to Triple-A El Paso.
Hessler has allowed 10 runs over six relief innings for the D'Backs and Padres this season. He should get another shot at some point.
Padres activated LHP Matt Thornton from the 15-day disabled list.
Thornton had been out all season while rebounding from Achilles tendinitis. The veteran left-hander will work in a setup role for the Padres.
Eduardo Nunez continued his dream season in Saturday’s 6-5 win over the Mariners, pounding out four hits, including his fifth homer of the year.
Nunez is now hitting .333/.363/.510 in one of the more unexpected performances of the year. He’s bounced around from third base to shortstop to second base defensively, which has helped his playing time remain high. Although his .366 BABIP suggests that his batting average should drop, he has an outside chance to hit double-digit homers and steal 20-plus bases. No shortstop did that in 2015.
Wade Miley served up a trio of homers and only lasted four innings against the Twins on Saturday, ultimately getting tagged for five earned runs.
It was vintage Miley -- strikeout a ton, walk a couple, and give up the long ball. He struck out six, walked four, and allowed three homers. This is why Miley had a 4.46 ERA with the Red Sox in 2015 and now has a 4.95 ERA with the Mariners. The 29-year-old is what he is at this point and, in terms of fantasy leagues, that’s not a top-75 starter. He’ll look to get back on track against the Padres on the road.