Erick Aybar was removed from Friday's game against the Marlins in the fifth inning after he was hit in the ankle by a pitch from Adam Conley.
Aybar remained in the game to run the bases for himself, but was replaced by Daniel Castro defensively to begin the next inning. It would appear as though his exit was precautionary, but expect an update from the Braves on his status shortly.
Mariners recalled OF Stefen Romero from Triple-A Tacoma.
Romero will take the place of the injured Leonys Martin on the Mariners roster. The 27-year-old outfielder was hitting .358/.417/.601 with seven homers and 34 RBI in 39 games at Triple-A. He could be interesting in AL-only leagues, but is unlikely to see enough playing time to be relevant in mixed leagues.
Mariners placed OF Leonys Martin on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.
Rather than rush the hot-hitting outfielder back, they'll give him the proper time to heal his injury. Stefan Romero has been recalled from Triple-A to take his place on the M's roster.
Padres manager Andy Green said Friday that Tyson Ross (shoulder) could pick up a baseball within the next week.
The right-hander has been in San Diego doing weighted-ball drills while he continues to recover from inflammation in his pitching shoulder. They're going to play things very cautiously in his rehab, but it at least sounds as though he's trending in the right direction.
Sonny Gray (shoulder) is expected to throw off a mound on Saturday.
He played catch without any issues on Thursday and indicated Friday that his trapezius was feeling much better. A's manager Bob Melvin was unsure how many bullpens Gray would need before being cleared for a minor league rehab start, but it sounds like he could potentially be ready to return around when he's first eligible on June 6.
Chasen Shreve (shoulder) is expected to resume throwing next weekend.
He has rejoined the team after receiving a cortisone injection on Thursday. There remains no clear timetable for a potential return to the Yankees bullpen for the 25-year-old left-hander.
Jon Lester yielded two runs (one earned) in 6 1/3 innings in Friday’s 6-2 win over the Phillies.
It was a solid performance after his worst start of the year. The second run scored after Lester was pulled from the game. And after the first of two rain delays. The southpaw struck out seven and walked two to improve to 5-3 with a 2.48 ERA. He’ll get the Dodgers in his next start.
Adam Morgan was tagged for six runs over four innings in a loss to the Cubs on Friday.
Morgan gave up eight hits, including three home runs. His ERA now sits at 6.67 through six starts. The Phillies could look in another direction soon.