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Adam Dunn smashed a grand slam on Saturday, leading the White Sox in a 10-1 rout over the visiting Astros.

Dunn finished the day 2-for-4 with five RBI. He was mired in a 3-for-32 (.094) slump over his past 10 games heading into Friday's tilt, but looks to be getting back on track with consecutive multi-hit games. He's now batting .226 on the season with 19 homers and 45 RBI.
Sat, Jun 9, 2012 07:28:00 PM

Collin McHugh left Monday's start versus the Indians with a bruised left forearm.

McHugh took a comebacker off the bat of Lonnie Chisenhall to force his exit. He was in the midst of another excellent outing, yielding just one unearned run on five hits and no walks while striking out seven. It's not clear at this point if McHugh's next start might be in jeopardy, but the Astros should update his status after the game.
Sep 15 - 10:45 PM

Giants activated 1B Brandon Belt from the 15-day disabled list.

Belt said he "felt good, completely normal" during batting practice Monday and feels ready for game action. However, just because he's been activated doesn't mean that he'll start playing regularly right away. He's not in the lineup Monday and the Giants figure to be careful with him down the stretch given that he's been limited to just five games since the beginning of August due to post-concussion issues.
Sep 15 - 9:55 PM

Jonathan Papelbon has been suspended seven games by Major League Baseball for his actions following Sunday's appearance.

Papelbon was ejected by umpire Joe West after grabbing his crotch on his way to the Phillies' dugout. The reliever will not appeal, so his suspension begins Monday. Ken Giles will be in line for saves over the next week.
Sep 15 - 9:03 PM

Angel Pagan was scratched from Monday's lineup due to back stiffness.

Pagan has had back issues dating back to mid-June and missed a game earlier this month when it flared up on him. It remains to be seen if the flare-up this time will cost him more than a game. Juan Perez took his spot in center field and at the top of the lineup.
Sep 15 - 9:00 PM

Bryce Harper left Monday's game versus the Braves due to lightheadedness.

It's not clear at this point what brought about the lightheadedness, but the Nationals should provide more on Harper's status after the game. He struck out in his lone at-bat before exiting.
Sep 15 - 8:19 PM

Tyson Ross' next scheduled start will be pushed back a few days because the right-hander is dealing with general soreness after his last outing.

Ross was rocked for six runs -- four earned -- in three innings Saturday in an uncharacteristically poor showing. It doesn't appear to be something to be overly concerned about at the moment. Robbie Erlin will get the ball on Thursday versus the Phillies, with Ross hoping to start over the weekend or possibly early next week.
Sep 15 - 7:30 PM

Nolan Arenado will undergo an MRI on his chest Monday.

Arenado left Sunday's game with what the Rockies referred to as a chest contusion. The club doesn't expect the injury to be serious, but we won't know for sure until the MRI comes back. Consider Arenado day-to-day until further notice.
Sep 15 - 7:14 PM

Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) is not expected to make another start during the regular season.

An MRI on Ryu's left shoulder showed only inflammation, but the Dodgers still plan to bring him along slowly. He'll resume throwing later this week, but there will be barely over a week left in the season at that point and he just won't have time. Whether he'll be able to make it back for some starts during the postseason remains to be seen. Carlos Frias is starting Wednesday in Ryu's place.
Sep 15 - 6:44 PM

Josh Hamilton (shoulder) is hoping to be back in the Angels' lineup on Wednesday.

Hamilton had a successful round of batting practice on Monday and could be cleared for action if he gets through another round Tuesday. The 33-year-old hasn't played since September 4 due to a right shoulder issue. When he does return, he expects to hit lower than his customary cleanup spot.
Sep 15 - 6:40 PM

Danny Duffy (shoulder) will pitch in a simulated game Tuesday.

Duffy left his last start on September 6 with a sore shoulder, but he now feels healthy and ready to pitch. However, the Royals aren't ready to throw him back into game action. Liam Hendriks will start Tuesday against the White Sox.
Sep 15 - 5:15 PM

Anibal Sanchez (pectoral) threw 25 pitches off the mound Monday and felt good.

Sanchez landed on the disabled list a month ago with a strained pectoral muscle and had a setback in late August, but he's beginning to make some progress. He's slated to throw again tomorrow before the next step is decided. It might be late for him to start again for the Tigers during the regular season, but he could have a role come postseason time.
Sep 15 - 5:01 PM




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