Miguel Cabrera was removed from Friday's game against the Blue Jays in the fourth inning due to an apparent hamstring injury.
Cabrera was running to second base on a 3-2 pitch to Victor Martinez when he pulled up lame. He had to be assisted off the field by the training staff and was walking with a noticeable limp. The Tigers should have an update on his status soon, but any sort of extended absence would be a deadly blow to the Tigers chances of a postseason berth.
Scott Baker was forced to leave Friday's start at Triple-A Oklahoma City with an undisclosed injury.
Baker lasted just 2 2/3 innings before departing. It's unclear at the moment exactly what the injury that he sustained is, but the Dodgers should have an update on the veteran right-hander's status soon.
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Friday that Andre Ethier will remain the team's starting left fielder after Carl Crawford returns from the disabled list.
The news doesn't come as a huge surprise, as Ethier is slashing .270/.350/.479 with 10 homers and 28 RBI and has been a consistent performer throughout the season. Crawford appears destined for a reserve role upon his eventual return.
Travis d'Arnaud (elbow) is not expected to rejoin the Mets when he's first eligible.
While the hyperextended elbow that he's dealing with isn't going to require surgery, it will keep the young backstop sidelined for longer than 15 days. There remains no clear timetable for his potential return to the Mets lineup.
Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Mets are willing to overpay to acquire Ben Zobrist from the Athletics.
With the A's winning 12 of their last 18 games, there is hope within the organization that they could still make a run for the postseason, so at least for now Zobrist has been pulled off the trade block. That being said, you never want to give away leverage in a negotiating situation and now that the word is out A's general manager Billy Beane is likely to demand a king's ransom from the Mets in exchange for Zobrist.
Carl Crawford (oblique) will resume his minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Oklahoma City on Saturday.
Crawford has been out the past couple of days due to flu-like symptoms. He worked out with the Dodgers on Friday and admitted that he should be ready to return to the club immediately after the All-Star break, though it's likely to be in a reserve role.
Michael Cuddyer (knee) remained out of the Mets' starting lineup for Friday's game against the Dodgers.
The veteran outfielder is still expected to avoid the disabled list. He received a cortisone injection on Wednesday and is expected to return to action at some point over the weekend.
Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Friday that he'd like to have Sonny Gray (illness) return to the rotation on Tuesday.
That way, the right-hander would be able to make two starts before the All-Star break. He had to have his last start skipped and required hospitalization due to a nasty bout of salmonella, but he seems to be doing much better now. Chris Bassitt will start in his place again on Sunday, so look for Gray to take Tuesday's series opener against the Yankees in New York.