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Marlins placed SS Adeiny Hechavarria on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 17, with a bruised elbow.

Hechavarria suffered the injury Wednesday during batting practice and is expected to be out for a little over two weeks. The Marlins can try Chris Valaika, Donovan Solano and Nick Green at shortstop in his absence. None of those three players will carry fantasy value.
Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:50:00 PM

Reynaldo Lopez left Thursday's start against the Rangers with tightness in his right side.

He'll be reevaluated on Friday. Lopez had a rough night, allowing five hits, six runs (five earned) and four walks with six strikeouts before exiting with one out in the fifth inning. The 23-year-old has pitched to a mediocre 6.10 ERA in two starts since getting called up from Triple-A Charlotte earlier this month.
Aug 17 - 10:34 PM

Updating an earlier report, Robbie Grossman left Thursday's game against the Indians with a fractured left thumb.

Grossman injured himself in a collision with Byron Buxton in the third inning and was later replaced by Max Kepler. The injury is expected to sideline Grossman for at least three weeks. The 27-year-old has hit .243 with seven homers and 35 RBI over 317 at-bats for Minnesota this season.
Aug 17 - 9:49 PM

Stephen Strasburg (elbow) is expected to return Saturday against the Padres.

He'll return to the mound in his home city of San Diego after missing roughly three weeks with an elbow impingement. Strasburg looked sharp in his lone rehab start, fanning five over five innings of one-run ball Monday for High-A Potomac. The former first overall pick has been steady as ever this year, going 10-3 with a 3.28 ERA over 20 starts for the first-place Nats.
Aug 17 - 8:54 PM

Justin Smoak propelled the Blue Jays to victory by belting a go-ahead home run Thursday against the Rays.

Smoak broke a 3-3 tie by smashing a two-run bomb off Tommy Hunter in the eighth inning. He also drove in a run with an RBI single in the third. Smoak has singlehandedly kept Toronto in the Wild Card hunt with his breakout season, setting career-highs in both homers (33) and RBI (80). Crazy as it may seem, he’s become a legitimate MVP candidate.
Aug 17 - 8:31 PM

Josh Donaldson walloped two homers Thursday in the Blue Jays’ 5-3 win over the Rays.

Both of his home runs were solo shots off All-Star Chris Archer. Donaldson also scored the go-ahead run on Justin Smoak’s two-run homer in the eighth inning. Thursday was Donaldson’s third multi-homer game of the season. Eleven of his 20 long balls this year have come in his last 19 games. Also of note, Donaldson’s .940 OPS is a tick higher than the .939 OPS he posted during his MVP season in 2015.
Aug 17 - 8:30 PM

X-rays on Nolan Arenado's left hand came back negative.

Arenado escaped with just a bruise after taking a hard grounder off his left hand in Thursday's loss to Atlanta. It's the same hand Arenado injured on a hit-by-pitch earlier this week. For now, consider the All-Star third baseman day-to-day.
Aug 17 - 7:40 PM

Avisail Garcia (wrist) was scratched from the White Sox's lineup Thursday against the Rangers.

Alen Hanson will slot in at right field and bat eighth versus Rangers hurler Tyson Ross. Garcia has had a hard time staying healthy in the second half, missing time with a thumb injury last month and now battling left wrist soreness. Consider him day-to-day.
Aug 17 - 7:38 PM

Odubel Herrera (hamstring) is not in the Phillies' lineup Thursday against the Giants.

There was some optimism that Herrera may return for Thursday night's series opener, but obviously that wasn't the case. He remains day-to-day with a lingering hamstring injury. Nick Williams will man center field and bat second against Giants right-hander Jeff Samardzija. Thursday will mark Herrera's third straight absence.
Aug 17 - 7:00 PM

Nolan Arenado left Thursday's game against the Braves with an apparent hand injury.

He bowed out in the seventh inning after taking a hard grounder off his glove hand. It's the same hand that Arenado bruised when he was hit by a pitch Sunday against Miami. Rookie Ryan McMahon replaced Arenado at the hot corner while Mark Reynolds came off the bench to play first base. Arenado went 1-for-2 with a walk and a double before exiting.
Aug 17 - 6:08 PM

X-rays on Jose Ramirez's right forearm/wrist came back negative.

Ramirez left Thursday's matinee in the second inning after taking a 93 mph fastball off his right forearm but looks to be all right. In fact, Indians manager Terry Francona said he could be available off the bench for the second game of Thursday's day/night doubleheader. Giovanny Urshela handled third base after Ramirez exited and will draw the start there in Game 2 against Twins rookie Aaron Slegers.
Aug 17 - 5:39 PM

Aroldis Chapman (hamstring) threw a bullpen session on Thursday.

Chapman also did some running in the outfield and didn't seem to be favoring his injured hamstring. The Yankees are confident he'll avoid the disabled list, though he won't be available out of the pen Thursday against the Mets. David Robertson will continue to handle save chances while Chapman works through his hamstring issue.
Aug 17 - 5:14 PM




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