Week That Was: Yankee Shake Up

Week That Was: Yankee Shake Up
Nick Nelson reflects on the week's biggest MLB news, including Castillo's debut, Gennett's demotion and Whitley's surgery.
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Pedro Baez (pectoral) is pain-free and will begin a throwing program soon.

Baez has been out for over a week with a right pectoral strain, but he's apparently over the ailment. It sounds like he could be ready for activation when eligible or shortly after.
May 24 - 2:29 PM

Yasmani Grandal (concussion) is expected to be activated from the disabled list when first eligible next Saturday.

Grandal was placed on the DL Saturday with a mild concussion, but the Dodgers anticipate him being ready to play in a few days. He could play 2-3 rehab games before being activated.
May 24 - 2:28 PM

Giants recalled RHP Hunter Strickland from Triple-A Sacramento.

Strickland had technically been sent back down after Saturday's doubleheader, but he's now back to take Casey McGehee's spot on the roster. The hard thrower will serve a middle relief role.
May 24 - 2:24 PM

Giants designated 3B Casey McGehee for assignment.

The Giants traded for McGehee over the winter in hopes that he'd pick up some of the offensive slack following the loss to Pablo Sandoval. It would be an understatement to say it didn't work out, as he hit just .200/.254/.282 and is now off the roster. Matt Duffy will be San Francisco's regular third baseman.
May 24 - 2:10 PM

Matt Holliday was scratched from Sunday's lineup with a left arm contusion.

Holliday was hit on the arm by a pitch during Saturday's game and evidently is still sore. Pete Kozma entered the lineup at shortstop in Holliday's place, with Jhonny Peralta sliding into the designated hitter spot and Mark Reynolds moving to left field.
May 24 - 2:08 PM

Steven Souza left Sunday's game versus the Athletics with a left wrist injury.

Souza initially hurt the wrist on a collision at home plate with Stephen Vogt, and he then aggravated it later on a swing. The A's should have more on his status later Sunday.
May 24 - 2:05 PM

Marco Gonzales will travel to St. Louis to be examined after feeling renewed tightness around his left pectoral muscle while playing catch Saturday.

It was reported previously that Gonzales would be scratched from Monday's outing at Triple-A Memphis, and now we have a few more details. The Cardinals are expected to have more on the left-hander's status Wednesday.
Source: MLBlogs.com
May 24 - 2:02 PM

Brandon Crawford is not in the Giants' lineup Sunday.

Crawford played all 18 innings of Saturday's doubleheader, so it's no surprise he's sitting this one out. Joaquin Arias is filling in at shortstop.
May 24 - 1:47 PM
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