Daily Dose: Ross is the Boss

Daily Dose: Ross is the Boss
In Friday's Daily Dose, David Shovein covers Tyson Ross dominating, the Yankees' efforts to upgrade their rotation, Kendrys Morales and more.
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David Ortiz (back) will be re-evaluated on Friday before it's determined how much time he might miss.

Ortiz exited Wednesday's game after admitting to feeling "like a little pop or something" in his upper back during his final at-bat. "I don’t know. We haven’t talked about it yet," Ortiz said of whether he will miss any additional time. "Pretty sure I can probably come in and see how it goes. But hopefully it’s nothing serious."
Jul 25 - 8:48 AM

Rockies sent RHP Jair Jurrjens outright to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Jurrjens had been designated for assignment, but he's cleared waivers and will remain in the organization. The veteran righty held a 10.61 ERA and 2.46 WHIP in two starts for the Rockies.
Jul 25 - 8:38 AM

Mariners activated RHP Blake Beavan from the 60-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-a Tacoma.

Beavan is over his shoulder issue, but he'll join Tacoma's rotation rather than the big league roster. The righty allowed two runs over four frames in his lone start for the M's.
Jul 25 - 8:37 AM

Dayan Viciedo went 0-for-5 at the plate in his return to action Thursday.

Viciedo missed Wednesday's game with tightness in his left lower hamstring, but it turned out to only be a one-day thing. Now hitless in his last 15 at-bats, Viciedo's batting line is down to .233/.283/.395.
Jul 25 - 4:16 AM

Eric Hosmer entered Thursday's game as a defensive replacement.

Hosmer's bruised right hand leaves him unable to swing a bat at the moment, as he was pinch-hit for by Raul Ibanez. He could be limited to defensive work for a few more days.
Jul 25 - 4:16 AM

Joe Nathan struck out the side to emphatically shut out the lights on the Angels in a 6-4 Thursday victory.

He did so as new Dave Dombrowski toy Joakim Soria looked on from the bullpen area. This was the second time this season that Nathan has struck out the side. Nathan toted an embarrassing 6.23 ERA from the ballpark after July 19's blown save against the Indians, but he's struck out five and given up just one hit and no walks in three consecutive shutout appearances. As long as he keeps stringing together scoreless appearances, Brad Ausmus will keep trotting Nathan out in the ninth. If Nathan returns to his June form (9.00 ERA), however, it will be Soria time in Detroit.
Jul 25 - 1:45 AM

Nick Castellanos finished 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Thursday's 6-4 win versus the Angels.

This was the fourth consecutive game in which Castellanos has doubled. The well-built third baseman has only six homers, but you can expect some of those doubles (he now has 24) to go over the fence in the future. That utopia may not occur in 2014, as he's slashing an acceptable-but-not-superlative .268/.313/.407.
Jul 25 - 1:35 AM

Max Scherzer struck out 11 and allowed three runs over seven innings in Thursday's 6-4 victory over the Angels.

He walked one and gave up six hits. Los Angeles nickel-and-dimed three runs out of Scherzer in the fifth inning, but was otherwise baffled by his arsenal. They aren't alone, of course. The right-hander has been flat dealing since his 10-run meltdown against the Royals last month, allowing only 10 earned runs over six starts (he also won the All-Star Game with a scoreless inning during that stretch). Scherzer (12-3, 3.37 ERA) toes the rubber against the White Sox next week.
Jul 25 - 1:34 AM
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