Daily Dose: Trouble for Trout

Daily Dose: Trouble for Trout
Dave Shovein examines the injury to Angels' superstar Mike Trout, a wild marathon affair between the Twins and Rays and much more in Monday's Dose.
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Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Monday that Steven Matz (elbow) will make one more rehab start.

Matz was brilliant in his latest start Sunday with Triple-A Las Vegas, striking out eight batters over five perfect innings. However, the Mets want him to get stretched out to 90 pitches before making his return. Matz has been out all season with a flexor strain, but he could provide a huge boost to this rotation if he's right.
May 29 - 1:28 PM

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Monday that the club hopes Yoenis Cespedes (quad, hamstring) will be ready in 7-10 days.

Cespedes originally landed on the disabled list in late April with a left hamstring injury, but he was held out of a rehab game over the weekend with right quad soreness. Fortunately, it doesn't sound like a major concern right now. The Mets are hoping Cespedes will be able to DH when the club squares off against the Rangers next week.
May 29 - 1:26 PM

Cubs recalled RHP Justin Grimm from Triple-A Iowa.

Grimm has posted a rough 7.53 ERA over 13 appearances with the Cubs this season. He'll pitch in a middle relief capacity.
May 29 - 1:22 PM

Cubs optioned RHP Felix Pena to Triple-A Iowa.

Pena has allowed four runs (three earned) in eight innings with a 9/4 K/BB ratio this season. Justin Grimm will take his spot in the Cubs' bullpen.
May 29 - 1:21 PM

Nationals optioned LHP Matt Grace to Triple-A Syracuse.

The move clears a spot for Stephen Drew's return from the disabled list. Grace owns a 4.05 ERA over seven appearances with the Nats this season and should get another shot at some point soon.
May 29 - 1:19 PM

Nationals activated INF Stephen Drew from the 10-day disabled list.

Drew is finally back to full health after suffering a right hamstring strain on April 11. The veteran infielder will return to a utility role.
May 29 - 1:18 PM

According to Buster Olney of ESPN, "it appears Jose De Leon is on his way to the big leagues."

The Rays have yet to make an official announcement. Erasmo Ramirez was expected to make his scheduled start on Monday despite pitching in relief on Sunday, so perhaps something has changed. De Leon, acquired from the Dodgers in the Logan Forsythe deal, has a 2.16 ERA and 12/2 K/BB ratio in 8 1/3 innings through his first two starts in Triple-A this year. He got a late start on the season due to a flexor tendon issue.
May 29 - 1:06 PM

David Freese is not in Monday's lineup against the Diamondbacks.

He'll take a seat against right-hander Randall Delgado. Josh Harrison will cover third base while Alen Hanson gets a start at second base.
May 29 - 1:04 PM
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