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Dustin McGowan (shoulder) threw 20 pitches off a mound Tuesday at 80-90 percent intensity.

McGowan dealt with shoulder and neck discomfort early in camp, but he's starting to make some progress. Still, we wouldn't count on him being ready for Opening Day.
Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:58:00 AM

Rafael Devers mashed his eighth homer Saturday in the Red Sox’s loss to the Yankees.

He trimmed New York’s lead to 4-3 by swatting a solo shot to deep center in the seventh. Devers also singled and scored on Jackie Bradley’s RBI single in the fifth inning. The rookie has been on fire, hitting a robust .407 throughout his six-game hitting streak. He’s now homered in three straight games against the Yankees, becoming the first Red Sox hitter to do that since Will Middlebrooks in 2013.
Aug 19 - 10:33 PM

Mitch Haniger went 2-for-4 and cranked a grand slam to lead his club to a 7-6 win over the Rays on Saturday.

His prodigious shot off starter Jake Odorizzi turned a one-run deficit into a three-run lead in the third inning. This was his first game since being hit in the face by a Jacob deGrom pitch on July 29th. He has missed about 60 games this year with various injuries. The young outfielder has a .259 batting average with eight home runs and 28 RBI in 59 games.
Aug 19 - 10:33 PM

Making his return from the disabled list, CC Sabathia scattered four hits and two runs over six strong innings Saturday in a win over the Red Sox.

He fanned four and walked one over the course of 80 pitches. The only runs he allowed came in the fifth inning when the Red Sox broke through for two hits and a walk. The big left-hander has been money versus Boston, yielding just two runs in 20 innings against them this year. Saturday’s win was Sabathia’s first since July 21. He’ll make his next start at home Friday against Seattle.
Aug 19 - 10:31 PM

Blue Jays acquired RHP Tom Koehler from the Marlins in exchange for RHP Osman Gutierrez.

Koehler has battled injuries throughout the year and has also spent time in Triple-A, but offers a wealth of experience (132 major league starts) and could benefit from a change of scenery. If nothing else, the 31-year-old gives Toronto some much-needed pitching depth. He didn't cost the Jays much, either. Gutierrez has posted a miserable 7.85 ERA over 18 starts for Low-A Lansing this year.
Aug 19 - 8:22 PM

Cody Bellinger left Saturday's game against the Tigers with a mild right ankle sprain.

Bellinger stayed in briefly after coming down awkwardly on a catch but was soon replaced by Yasiel Puig in right field. No X-rays were required and Bellinger downplayed his injury when speaking to reporters after the game. Bellinger will be given the day off on Sunday, though it looks like he'll avoid the disabled list. The favorite for NL Rookie of the Year went 0-for-2 with a strikeout before exiting.
Aug 19 - 7:00 PM

Daniel Murphy was scratched from the Nationals' lineup Saturday against the Padres.

Though he hasn't been diagnosed with any specific injury, manager Dusty Baker noticed that Murphy hasn't been moving well over the past few games. He'll get the night off to recharge his batteries before returning for Sunday's series finale. Howie Kendrick, who had been slated to start in left field, will shift to second base with Alejandro De Aza in left.
Aug 19 - 6:26 PM

Aroldis Chapman has been temporarily removed from the closer role.

The move was long overdue as Chapman hasn't looked right in a while. Whether it's his hamstring or simply fatigue from pitching deep into the playoffs last year, the flame-throwing left-hander hasn't been himself in 2017, producing a very un-Chapman-like 4.29 ERA over 38 appearances. Chapman should eventually reclaim his closer status—the Yankees didn't pay $86 million for him to work in middle relief—but right now he's doing more harm than good in the ninth inning. Dellin Betances and David Robertson will split save chances while Chapman works to rebuild his confidence in a lower leverage role.
Aug 19 - 5:49 PM

Yankees activated LHP CC Sabathia from the 10-day disabled list.

Jordan Montgomery was sent down to Triple-A in the corresponding move. Sabathia ended up missing just one start with knee inflammation and will take the hill Saturday at Boston. He'll have his work cut out for him with Chris Sale going for the division-leading Red Sox.
Aug 19 - 5:46 PM

Nationals activated RHP Stephen Strasburg from the 10-day disabled list.

Strasburg will get the nod Saturday against his hometown Padres. He's taking the place of Max Scherzer, who was placed on the 10-day disabled list with neck inflammation. Strasburg has pitched well when healthy, delivering a 3.25 ERA over 20 starts this season.
Aug 19 - 5:38 PM

Yoan Moncada (shin) was scratched from the White Sox's lineup Saturday against the Rangers.

He's out with shin splints in his right leg. Yolmer Sanchez will spell him at second base and bat ninth against Rangers left-hander Martin Perez. Consider Moncada day-to-day.
Aug 19 - 5:37 PM

Jose Quintana pitched well in Saturday's victory over the Blue Jays, racking up eight strikeouts over six innings of two-run ball.

The left-hander scattered four hits and a pair of walks on the afternoon. The Jays pushed across two runs in the fourth inning on a two-run single by Raffy Lopez, but Quintana was in complete command otherwise. He now sports a 4.27 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 155/53 K/BB ratio over 145 1/3 innings on the year. He'll do battle against the Phillies in Philadelphia on Friday.
Aug 19 - 5:34 PM




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