Carlos Gonzalez is not in the Rockies' lineup Sunday.
He's just getting a breather. Brandon Barnes is handling right field with CarGo out.
Yadier Molina is not in the Cardinals' lineup Sunday.
It's a simple day off. Tony Cruz is catching Sunday while Molina rests.
Giancarlo Stanton admitted Saturday that his recovery from hamate bone surgery is "definitely slower" than expected.
Stanton resumed hitting off a tee recently but conceded that he's still feeling some pain in his left hand. "Getting decent -- the ball's coming off OK," Stanton said. "It's just the pain level of it." The Marlins had been hoping to get the outfielder back sometime in early August, but it sounds like it will be a bit longer. "I have to swing off the tee with no pain first, then we'll go from there," Stanton said. "I don't know when that will be. I'm just doing what I'm supposed to every day."
A.J. Burnett (elbow) will undergo an MRI on Monday.
Burnett admitted that he's had elbow pain off and on for a while and during his last start on Thursday it was "a little more than I expected, a little more than I could tolerate." The right-hander will not have surgery and conceded that it's possible he's thrown his last pitch. "I don't expect it to go away and I don't expect it to get better," he said. J.A. Happ has taken Burnett's spot in the Pirates' rotation.
Twins transferred RHP Ryan Pressly from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Tyler Duffey. Pressly not won't be eligible to return from his lat injury until early September.
Twins purchased the contract of RHP Tyler Duffey from Triple-A Rochester.
He'll make his major league debut on Wednesday in Toronto, taking Tommy Milone's (elbow) spot in the rotation. Duffey, 24, earned the promotion after posting a 2.66 ERA with 117 strikeouts over 132 innings between Double- and Triple-A. It will be a tough first assignment for the righty.
Twins placed LHP Tommy Milone on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 1, with a mild left flexor strain.
Milone began feeling soreness after Friday's outing. That the Twins are calling the soreness mild is good news, but it's unclear how long the left-hander might be sidelined. Tyler Duffey will take Milone's spot in the rotation.
Mookie Betts (concussion) is feeling much better and could resume baseball activities next weekend.
Betts was placed on the concussion DL on Wednesday, but Red Sox manager John Farrell said the outfielder's "headache disappeared... no dizziness." It sounds like he should be ready for activated not long after he's eligible.