Jeff Samardzija has dropped the appeal of his five-game suspension and will begin serving it Wednesday.
Samardzija was handed the five-game sentence for his role in Chicago's April 23 brawl with Kansas City. He should return to the White Sox rotation May 11 in Milwaukee.
Orioles prospect Drew Dosch extended his hitting streak to six games Tuesday in a win for High-A Frederick.
He went 4-for-5 with a double and three singles. Dosch leads the Carolina League in RBI (22) and is third in average (.327). He flashed similar stats last season at Low-A Delmarva, hitting at a .314 clip over 500 at-bats. The 22-year-old will never hit for much power, but his consistency and high contact rate make him one of Baltimore's top prospects (14th-best Orioles prospect on MLB.com).
Yasmani Grandal is not in the Dodgers' lineup on Wednesday night against the Brewers.
Veteran catcher A.J. Ellis will be behind the plate for Dodgers spot starter Joe Wieland.
Juan Uribe is not in the Dodgers' lineup Wednesday.
Justin Turner is getting a second straight start at third base after going 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBI on Tuesday. Turner has been much better than Uribe this season and could continue to grab a larger share of the playing time at the hot corner. Alex Guerrero is also in the mix for playing time at third.
George Springer (head) is not in the Astros' starting lineup on Wednesday night against the Rangers.
Springer banged his head and shoulder against the right-field wall Tuesday while making a spectacular catch. He looked pretty shaken up after the play and is still being evaluated for a concussion. Robbie Grossman is in right and batting ninth on Wednesday.
Max Scherzer yielded 10 hits and five runs but struck out 10 and picked up the victory in Wednesday's 7-5 win over the Marlins.
Nationals manager Matt Williams probably left Scherzer in the game too long, as the righty was allowed to start the eighth with a 7-2 lead even though he'd already topped 100 pitches. He didn't record an out in the frame, permitted a couple singles before serving up a homer to Giancarlo Stanton. It was still a pretty good day overall for Scherzer, as he picked up a win and improved his K/BB ratio to 49/5 over 42 2/3 innings. He'll get the Diamondbacks next.
Matt Adams is not in the Cardinals' lineup Wednesday.
Mark Reynolds is starting at first base and batting cleanup against Cubs left-hander Jon Lester. It's become a typical look for St. Louis against tough lefties.
Drew Storen nailed down his eighth save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning in Wednesday's win over the Marlins.
It got a little hairy at the beginning of the frame, as Storen hit a batter and then allowed a single. He rebounded, though, inducing a flyout from Martin Prado before striking out both Giancarlo Stanton and Marcell Ozuna swinging. Storen has converted eight of nine save chances and boasts a 1.00 ERA.