CC Sabathia's next scheduled start has been pushed back a day to Monday against the White Sox.
They just wanted to give the big man a little extra rest after he allowed 11 runs over his last two outings. Chad Green will be recalled to make a spot start.
Jonathan Lucroy is absent from the Brewers' lineup Thursday.
He's getting a day off with it being a day game after a night game. Martin Maldonado is filling in behind the plate.
A Braves official told Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports that the club is "99.9 percent" sure they will not trade Julio Teheran before the deadline.
The 99.9 percent number came after the official said outright that the team is "not trading Teheran." That the Braves are inclined to keep Teheran isn't a surprise, as he's under control cheaply through 2020 and the club would like him to start on Opening Day next season in their new stadium. However, he'll be sought after next month, regardless (the Red Sox are one team that's reportedly already inquired), and the Braves will surely be open to a deal if they get an offer to their liking.
Starlin Castro is not in the Yankees' lineup Thursday.
It's a simple day off. Ronald Torreyes will handle second base.
Elvis Andrus is not in the Rangers' lineup Thursday.
It's a routine day off. Jurickson Profar will handle shortstop while Andrus rests.
Carlos Beltran (hamstring) will hit in a batting cage on Thursday.
Beltran is not in the lineup again Thursday but appears to be feeling a bit better. He tweaked his right hamstring on Tuesday and will likely be down for a few days.
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Mets will recall Seth Lugo from Triple-A Las Vegas prior to Thursday's game versus the Cubs.
He'll supplant Sean Gilmartin as the club's long man in the bullpen. Lugo, 26, holds a 6.55 ERA and 55/18 K/BB ratio over 68 2/3 frames this season at Las Vegas. He'll be making his major league debut when he enters a game.
White Sox recalled 3B Matt Davidson from Triple-A Charlotte.
Davidson has had a nice year for Charlotte, batting .268/.349/.444 with 10 homers and 46 RBI over 326 plate appearances. The 25-year-old figures to see some playing time in the designated hitter spot while Melky Cabrera (wrist) is out, as Avisail Garcia is needed for outfield duty. Given Garcia's struggles, it's not out of the question that he could stick around a while if he hits. That's probably not likely, though, as Davidson hit around .200 at Triple-A from 2014-15.