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Brewers activated OF Norichika Aoki from the paternity leave list.

Aoki left the team on Wednesday to be present for the birth of his second child. He'll bat leadoff in his return Friday night against Julio Teheran and the Braves.
Fri, Jun 21, 2013 04:52:00 PM

Jenrry Mejia is scheduled to undergo surgery to repair a sports hernia on October 2.

The procedure will be performed by Dr. Bill Meyers in Philadelphia. Mejia has pitched through the hernia throughout the second half of the season and will remain active until the Mets officially close up shop. He should be 100 percent by next spring.
Sep 23 - 5:00 PM

Kevin Kiermaier is out Tuesday due to illness.

Kiermaier should be fine in a day or two. The 24-year-old outfielder is batting .262/.314/.445 with 10 home runs and five stolen bases in 103 games this season.
Sep 23 - 4:36 PM

Jonathan Papelbon has been activated from suspension.

Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg told reporters that he will use Papelbon if a save situation arises on Tuesday night. Papelbon was suspended seven games for appearing to grab his crotch toward the fans in Philadelphia on September 14. He then got into a physical altercation with umpire Joe West.
Sep 23 - 4:32 PM

Mike Minor (shoulder) won't pitch again this season.

Minor lasted just one inning on Saturday before experiencing shoulder discomfort and the Braves don't want to risk making it any worse. An MRI was taken and showed no structural damage. David Hale is going to make a spot start for Atlanta on Thursday against the Pirates. Minor will look forward to a bounceback 2015 after posting a rough 4.77 ERA and 1.44 WHIP in 25 starts this year.
Sep 23 - 4:23 PM

Dilson Herrera (quad) is unlikely to return before the end of the 2014 regular season.

Herrera suffered a quad strain on Saturday against the Braves and an injury like that usually takes at least two weeks to heal. The 20-year-old second baseman hit .220/.303/.407 with three home runs and 11 RBI in his first 18 major league games.
Sep 23 - 4:11 PM

Juan Lagares (elbow) is done for the season.

Lagares doesn't need surgery for his right elbow sprain, but his rehab for the injury will last into October. The young center fielder batted .281/.321/.382 with four home runs and 13 stolen bases in 116 games this season while playing elite-level defense.
Sep 23 - 4:08 PM

The Mets confirmed Tuesday that Terry Collins will return as manager of the Mets in 2015.

Meanwhile, the Mets officially announced that general manager Sandy Alderson will receive a contract extension through 2017. Collins has yet to have a winning season during his tenure in New York, but he has done a respectable job with the talent afforded to him and deserves an opportunity to manage a team seemingly on the verge of contention.
Sep 23 - 3:22 PM

Jason Heyward (thumb) is back in the Braves' starting lineup Tuesday against the Pirates.

Heyward hasn't played since he was hit in the left thumb by a pitch last Wednesday, but he's ready to give it a go. He'll bat fifth against Bucs starter Gerrit Cole.
Sep 23 - 3:12 PM

Adam Eaton is back in the White Sox starting lineup on Tuesday against the Tigers.

Eaton was away from the team Monday for personal reasons. The 25-year-old outfielder is batting .298/.361/.397 over 117 games this season.
Sep 23 - 3:09 PM

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that the Mets will shut down Jacob deGrom.

DeGrom had been lined up to face the Astros on Saturday at Citi Field, but he has already thrown 178 2/3 innings this season between the majors and the minors, a jump of 31 innings from his 2013 total. The Mets are content with cutting him off here. While he had little fanfare coming into the year, deGrom will finish 2014 with a 2.63 ERA over 22 starts. He has a very strong case for the National League Rookie of the Year award.
Sep 23 - 1:57 PM

Adam Wainwright shut out the Cubs for seven innings Monday to become the year's second 20-game winner.

Wainwright joined Clayton Kershaw at 20 wins. The only other pitcher with a shot of getting there would seem to be Johnny Cueto, who has 18 wins with two starts left. Madison Bumgarner also has 18 wins and could have two starts left, but it's more likely that he'll be held back for the wild card game than it is that he'll start Sunday. It's Wainwright's second career 20-win season, the other coming in 2010. He's won each of his last five starts, and his ERA is back down to 2.38.
Sep 22 - 11:18 PM




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