Maikel Franco was lifted from Wednesday's game against the Tigers with a right ankle sprain.
Franco suffered the sprain in the top of the seventh inning, appearing to jam his foot on a slide into second base. He subsequently limped off the field. No timetable for his return has been set forward as of yet. If it isn't serious, Franco could come back in short order, but these things sometimes have a tendency to linger.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi indicated that he expects Alex Rodriguez (hamstring) to be in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Blue Jays.
Rodriguez will play in his second rehab game with Double-A Trenton on Wednesday, then onward to the major league club on Thursday (barring a setback). He has been on the disabled list with a hamstring strain since May 4.
Jeurys Familia picked up his 16th save of the season Wednesday afternoon against the Nationals.
Familia worked around a pair of singles to preserve the Mets' two-run lead. The 26-year-old closer has a 2.01 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 18/4 K/BB ratio in 22 1/3 innings this season. He struck out one on Wednesday.
Tanner Roark held the Mets to two runs -- one earned -- over seven innings but took a loss on Wednesday.
Roark got zero run support from the Nationals offense, falling to 3-4 on the year. He does have a 2.71 ERA in 63 innings (10 starts) this season, and he's whiffed 58 batters in 63 innings. The right-hander will hope for better luck next time out against the Phillies.
Rockies activated RHP Jason Motte from the 15-day disabled list.
Motte will finally join the Colorado bullpen on Wednesday after missing the first eight weeks of the season with a shoulder strain. He had a 3.18 ERA and five strikeouts in 5 2/3 minor league rehab innings.
Rockies placed LHP Boone Logan on the 15-day disabled list with left shoulder inflammation.
Shoulder injuries are always tricky, so it's not worth guessing how long he might be out. Jason Motte has been activated in a corresponding move and will take over the vacant spot in the Rockies' bullpen.
Mark Teixeira is out of the Yankees' starting lineup on Wednesday with renewed neck discomfort.
He has three homers in nine career at-bats against the Blue Jays' starter, Marco Estrada, so it's a big absence. Teixeira is considered day-to-day for now.
Alex Rodriguez (hamstring) will play another rehab game with Double-A Trenton on Wednesday.
And then he should be activated on Thursday. A-Rod went 2-for-4 with two singles and an RBI in his rehab debut Tuesday at the Double-A level. He's been on the disabled list since May 4 with a hamstring strain.