Travis d'Arnaud was lifted from Saturday's game versus the Nationals in the eighth inning due to some tightness in his upper back.
D'Arnaud isn't going to play Sunday, but he had been slated to be on the bench, anyway, as Rene Rivera almost always catches Noah Syndergaard. The Mets' backstop is day-to-day. "It’s just a little tight, I’ll be OK," d’Arnaud said. "It’s fine."
J.A. Happ (elbow) made 30-40 throws from 75 feet on Saturday.
Happ tried to throw last Thursday and it didn't go well, so he worked on strengthening his elbow joint and things went better Saturday. "He’ll play catch again (Sunday) and we’ll reevaluate again, but today was a real good day," Blue Jays pitching coach Pete Walker said Saturday. "Hopefully tomorrow we continue that trend and hopefully get him moving." Mat Latos will continue to fill in for Happ.
Steven Souza (hand) is not in the Rays' lineup Sunday.
Souza's left hand is still sore following a hit by pitch Saturday, but thankfully an X-ray came back clean and he should be back in there in a day or two. Shane Peterson is in right field. The Rays also have Daniel Robertson at shortstop over Tim Beckham.
Orioles recalled RHP Logan Verrett from Triple-A Norfolk.
Verrett posted a 6.57 ERA over his first seven relief appearances at Norfolk this season, but that didn't deter the O's from summoning him for bullpen help. He'll be used as a long man.
Orioles recalled LHP Richard Bleier from Triple-A Norfolk.
Bleier allowed one earned run and had an 11/0 K/BB ratio over nine frames at Norfolk to earn a promotion. He'll work in middle relief.
Avisail Garcia admitted to playing through some tightness in his upper left leg/groin area on Saturday.
The cold weather in Detroit didn't help, but Garcia made it through the full game. The outfielder said he would be treated with stretching and ice and it doesn't sound like anything that will force him to miss any time.
James Shields (lat) made about 40 light throws on Saturday and said he "felt good."
It's unclear what the next step is for Shields at this point or if he'll require a rehab assignment before rejoining the White Sox' rotation. This is the first time in his 12-year career that Shields has been on the disabled list.
There is no plan yet for Pablo Sandoval (knee) to resume baseball activities.
Sandoval remains limited to range of motion and strengthening exercises as he works his way back from a right knee sprain. There's no timetable for his return.