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According to beat writer John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer, free agent Scott Rolen "wants to play."

Fay suspects that money could be an issue with the Reds, who are "at or above their budget for payroll," and that Rolen could ultimately wind up with the Dodgers. The 37-year-old third baseman batted just .245/.318/.398 last season for Cincy but could see regular playing time in Los Angeles if he's healthy. Luis Cruz is currently penciled in as the Dodgers' starter at the hot corner.
Thu, Jan 31, 2013 10:53:00 AM

DJ LeMahieu was scratched from the Rockies' lineup Tuesday due to left wrist inflammation.

Daniel Descalso will start at second base and bat sixth Tuesday versus Brewers right-hander Chase Anderson. This could be a multi-game absence for LeMahieu.
Aug 23 - 5:09 PM

Rangers activated LHP Derek Holland from the 60-day disabled list.

Holland will start for the Rangers on Tuesday night against the Reds after missing the last two months with shoulder inflammation. He had a 5.20 ERA in 14 starts with Texas before landing on the disabled list.
Aug 23 - 5:06 PM

Lance Lynn (elbow) is set to make a rehab start Wednesday with Double-A Springfield.

He'll likely throw around 50 pitches, or three innings. Lynn worked 1 2/3 scoreless innings in his minor league rehab debut last Monday with High-A Palm Beach and came out of the appearance with no abnormal discomfort in his surgically-repaired right elbow. He's made a miraculous recovery so far from Tommy John surgery and could be an option for the Cardinals by mid-to-late September.
Aug 23 - 5:04 PM

Rangers activated OF Josh Hamilton from the 60-day disabled list; placed him on unconditional release waivers.

Hamilton underwent surgery in June for an ACL injury and to repair arterial and meniscus cartilage in his left knee. The 35-year-old outfielder is still owed $28.4 million in 2017, but the Angels are on the hook for most of that. He didn't appear in a single game this season and will turn 36 years old next May. It probably won't be a very fruitful free agent market for him.
Aug 23 - 4:57 PM

Luis Valbuena will undergo season-ending surgery on his strained right hamstring.

Valbuena came down the hamstring strain back in late July and then suffered a setback last week while running. Alex Bregman has since taken over as the Astros' primary third baseman, with Yulieski Gurriel recently working into the mix. Valbuena finishes the 2016 season with a .260/.357/.459 batting line, 13 home runs, and 40 RBI in 90 games. He will be a free agent this winter at age 31.
Aug 23 - 4:53 PM

Chris Tillman (shoulder) is now questionable for his Thursday start against the Nationals.

Tillman has been bothered by shoulder discomfort for the last few weeks and apparently had a bad between-starts workout on Tuesday afternoon. Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he'll make a decision about the scheduled Thursday start on Wednesday. There probably won't be an update before then.
Aug 23 - 4:32 PM

Aledmys Diaz (thumb) was able to take grounders on Tuesday in St. Louis.

He is scheduled for a checkup with doctors next Monday and will hope to advance to full baseball activities at that point. Diaz has been on the disabled list since the end of July with a hairline fracture in his thumb. Greg Garcia and Jedd Gyorko have been doing most of the filling in at shortstop for the Cardinals.
Aug 23 - 4:25 PM

Devon Travis is out Tuesday due to an issue with the third knuckle on his right hand.

Travis received an injection and the Blue Jays are hoping he can return Wednesday. It doesn't sound like anything major. Darwin Barney is starting at second base and batting leadoff Tuesday versus the Angels.
Aug 23 - 4:21 PM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said you can "pretty much count on" Jose Bautista (knee) returning from the disabled list when first eligible on Thursday.

Bautista has been on the 15-day disabled list since August 10 because of a left knee sprain. There haven't been many specific updates, but he is apparently making good progress on the side. The veteran slugger has registered a relatively disappointing .222/.349/.444 batting line with 15 home runs and 48 RBI in 80 games this season for Toronto.
Aug 23 - 4:18 PM

Yulieski Gurriel (hamstring) is out of the Astros' starting lineup again on Tuesday night.

Gurriel left his MLB debut on Sunday with right hamstring tightness and was limited to pinch-hitting duties on Monday. His status appears to be the same for Tuesday. Alex Bregman is starting at third base and batting second versus Pirates right-hander Ivan Nova.
Aug 23 - 4:05 PM

Huston Street is expected to undergo season-ending knee surgery.

It's a fitting end to a disastrous season for the veteran closer. Street was rarely healthy this year and struggled when he was, collecting a miserable 6.45 ERA over 26 outings. Rookie Cam Bedrosian (finger) has surpassed him and would probably be the favorite for saves if he were healthy. Fernando Salas has filled in at closer the past couple weeks. The Angels' bullpen has been a complete mess this year.
Aug 23 - 3:58 PM




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