Jean Segura indicated that he does not have a concussion.
On Tuesday, Pirates reliever Arquimedes Caminero hit Segura on the side of his batting helmet with a 96 MPH fastball. The infielder was subsequently taken to a Pittsburgh hospital to be evaluated for a possible concussion, but he said on Wednesday that he was not diagnosed with that traumatic injury. If that is truly the case, he should be able to avoid the 7-day concussion disabled list.
Dillon Gee took a loss Wednesday after yielding six runs -- five earned -- in four innings versus the Twins.
Not a good sign when Minnesota's punchless offense can post crooked numbers against you. Gee gave up two runs in the first inning, one more in the second, and then three more between the fourth and fifth. He watched his ERA rise from 2.90 to 3.86 in the matinee loss at Target Field. We'd expect the regression to continue.
Jeanmar Gomez earned his 17th save of the season in Wednesday afternoon's 8-5 defeat of the Tigers.
Gomez retired Cameron Maybin, J.D. Martinez, and Miguel Cabrera in order in the bottom of the ninth inning to preserve Philly's three-run lead. The 28-year-old right-hander has been one of the biggest surprises of the 2016 fantasy season so far, boasting a 2.45 ERA in 25 2/3 frames. He is 17-for-18 in save opportunities.
Pirates athletic trainer Todd Tomczyk said that the range of motion and strength in Elias Diaz's injured right elbow are getting "close to normal."
Diaz is progressing in his recovery from an early May debridement procedure on his throwing elbow, but he still has a ways to go. The 25-year-old backstop is expected to be out at least another month. He could return in late June or early July if he doesn't suffer a setback in rehab.
Aaron Nola surrendered four earned runs over six innings but picked up a win Wednesday versus the Tigers.
Nola struck out six and issued only one walk, flashing exceptional breaking stuff all afternoon, but the sometimes-dangerous Tigers offense tagged him for seven hits (including five singles in Detroit's three-run fifth). Nola stands 4-3 with a stellar 3.14 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, and 70/12 K/BB ratio in 66 innings this season. He gets the Nationals in Philly next.
Mariners optioned SS Chris Taylor to Triple-A Tacoma.
Luis Sardinas was called up as the corresponding roster move. Taylor had been on the major league roster just four days before being called back down. In 84 career games in the bigs, the 25-year-old shortstop owns a .240/.296/.296 triple-slash. He managed a single in three at-bats during his most recent cup of coffee.
Anibal Sanchez allowed six runs -- three earned -- over six innings Wednesday in a loss to the Phillies.
Sanchez got very little help from his defense in this one, with Jose Iglesias, Cameron Maybin, and Steven Moya all committing errors. But the right-hander made enough messes on his own, yielding eight hits (including two home runs) in the 8-5 loss. Sanchez will carry a 6.04 ERA into his next start on the road against the Angels.
Mariners recalled INF Luis Sardinas from Triple-A Tacoma.
Shorstop Chris Taylor has been optioned to Triple-A as the corresponding roster move. Earlier this season, the 23-year-old Sardinas saw 26 at-bats with the M's. He managed just four hits in that space. While he could see his share of playing time until Ketel Marte (thumb) is ready to return, he has yet to find the sort of major league success that would make him a palatable fantasy option.