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Orioles recalled INF Danny Valencia from Triple-A Norfolk.

Valencia has batted .200/.243/.443 in 24 games this year for the O's. He's starting in the DH spot Sunday.
Sun, Aug 4, 2013 10:43:00 AM

Evan Gattis has been diagnosed with a kidney stone.

Gattis hasn't played since September 7 due to strep throat and hasn't seen much in the way of improvement, but Braves general manager Frank Wren is now optimistic that they've gotten to the root of the problem. The hope is that he could return to the lineup in the next couple of days.
Sep 17 - 6:54 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Brewers intend to exercise their half of Aramis Ramirez's $14 million option for 2015.

Of course, Ramirez could always turn down his portion of the option and attempt to find a multi-year deal. The 36-year-old has been productive when healthy this season, batting .295/.341/.447 with 15 home runs and 65 RBI over 123 games.
Sep 17 - 6:48 PM

Roenis Elias is scheduled to fly back to Seattle to undergo an MRI on his left elbow.

Elias was forced to leave Tuesday's start against the Angels with what the Mariners are now calling "flexor bundle tightness" in his throwing elbow. There should be more clarity on his status soon, but Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon acknowledged Wednesday that he's likely done for the year. No word yet on who will replace him in the rotation Sunday against the Astros, but Taijuan Walker is a strong possibility.
Sep 17 - 6:42 PM

Justin Morneau finished 3-for-4 with a home run and six RBI in Wednesday's 16-2 rout of the Dodgers.

Colorado absolutely pounded Dodgers spot starter Carlos Frias, with Morneau kicking off the fun on a three-run blast in the bottom of the first inning. He also hit a two-run single to finish off the scoring in that eight-run opening frame before doubling in the bottom of the fourth and collecting his sixth RBI of the afternoon on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the fifth. The veteran first baseman has an excellent .320/.363/.497 batting line with 16 home runs and 79 RBI in 127 games this season.
Sep 17 - 6:32 PM

Ryan Raburn needs surgery to repair damaged meniscus in his left knee.

He's done for the year. Raburn was a pleasant surprise for the Indians last season, but he'll finish 2014 with a disappointing .200/.250/.297 batting line and four home runs over 74 games. The 33-year-old is under contract for $2.5 million next season.
Sep 17 - 6:25 PM

Shin-Soo Choo had torn cartilage and a small bone spur removed from his left ankle Wednesday.

Choo should be fully recovered in 6-8 weeks. The 32-year-old already underwent season-ending surgery late last month for bone spurs his left elbow. He'll look to rebound in 2015 from a disappointing first season in Texas where he batted just .242/.340/.374 with 13 home runs and four stolen bases over 123 games.
Sep 17 - 6:22 PM

Brandon Moss is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Rangers.

Moss has homered in back-to-back games, but he'll take a seat against southpaw Derek Holland. Nate Freiman will make the start at first base. Josh Reddick will also sit Wednesday, with Jonny Gomes in left field and Sam Fuld in right.
Sep 17 - 6:18 PM

Josh Hamilton is out of the Angels' lineup Wednesday against the Mariners.

Hamilton went 1-for-3 with a single Tuesday in his first game back from a right shoulder injury. There was no word of a setback, so he's presumably getting a scheduled day off against lefty James Paxton. Collin Cowgill will start in left field Wednesday while Albert Pujols will DH and C.J. Cron plays first base.
Sep 17 - 6:04 PM

Dioner Navarro (head) is out of the Blue Jays' starting lineup on Wednesday versus the Orioles.

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons told reporters that Navarro is "a little fuzzy" after taking a foul tip off his mask on Tuesday night. He passed an initial concussion test and is considered day-to-day.
Sep 17 - 5:58 PM

John Lackey (arm) is scheduled to pitch in Friday's series-opener against the Reds.

Lackey was skipped from his last turn after complaining of arm fatigue, but he felt better after a side session on Tuesday. The veteran right-hander has an ugly 5.05 ERA in 46 1/3 innings since joining the Cardinals.
Sep 17 - 5:54 PM

Michael Wacha (shoulder) will return to the Cardinals' rotation Saturday against the Reds.

Wacha reported feeling "great" after a 30-pitch bullpen session on Sunday and then extended himself without issue in another bullpen session Wednesday, so he's been given the go-ahead to pitch this weekend versus the visiting Reds. The 23-year-old right-hander has been battling a shoulder issue since June. The Cardinals want to see what he's capable of before October arrives.
Sep 17 - 5:52 PM




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