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Felix Hernandez (back) won't start until Wednesday.

The Mariners are calling the move precautionary. Hernandez left his start Monday against the Royals due to cramping in his lower back. It's not a serious issue right now, but it's something to monitor down the stretch.
Thu, Sep 5, 2013 12:15:00 PM

Yordano Ventura suffered a right rib contusion on Saturday night against the Rangers.

Ventura was struck by a comebacker off the bat of Adrian Beltre, and the ball had an exit velocity of 109 mph. But thankfully X-rays turned up negative and he should be fine for his next turn in the Kansas City rotation. The right-hander yielded three earned runs on three hits and four walks over five innings against Texas.
Jul 23 - 9:13 PM

Ryan Zimmerman (rib cage) went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer Saturday with High-A Potomac.

That makes him 5-for-12 with five RBI on his three-game minor league rehab assignment. Out since July 7 because of a left rib cage strain, Zimmerman is expected to return to the Nationals' active roster on Tuesday.
Jul 23 - 9:04 PM

Mac Williamson smacked a go-ahead RBI single in the top of the 12th inning Saturday as the Giants defeated the Yankees 2-1 in New York.

That's the first win since the All-Star break for San Francisco. Williamson provided all of the Giants' offense Saturday, slugging a solo homer in the fifth inning off Ivan Nova and then playing the role of hero with a base hit to center field in the 12th. That all made up for a bad fielding error in the fourth that gave the Yankees their only run of the game. Williamson is slashing .247/.337/.506 with six home runs and 15 RBI in 81 at-bats.
Jul 23 - 8:45 PM

Tommy Stokke of FanRag Sports reports Chris Sale was sent home from U.S. Cellular Field on Saturday after cutting up throwback jerseys that he did not want to wear.

This story takes another fascinating turn. Via FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal: "Sale asked that they not wear (throwbacks) on his day because they are uncomfortable. Things escalated when they wouldn't relent." Sale went after the jerseys with a knife during pregame batting practice, and then apparently exchanged some words with members of the White Sox front office for putting merchandise sales ahead of winning. He could be traded before the August 1 deadline, though that wouldn't really have anything to do with this odd incident. Matt Albers is starting in Sale's place on Saturday night against the Tigers.
Jul 23 - 8:17 PM

Mark Melancon picked up save No. 29 in the Pirates' 7-4 defeat of the Phillies on Saturday.

Melancon racked up two strikeouts in a perfect ninth inning. He is sporting a fantastic 1.55 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, and 38/9 K/BB ratio in 40 2/3 innings this season for the Pirates, who are trying to stay within striking distance of a Wild Card spot. They might consider trading their impending free agent closer if things go south.
Jul 23 - 7:51 PM

According to MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan, the Rangers do not want to include Nomar Mazara in a trade for White Sox ace Chris Sale.

Reports suggest the White Sox are asking for Mazara on top of Jurickson Profar and Joey Gallo. That would be a massive haul for Chicago, and one they're probably not going to get. Mazara, 21, has batted .281/.334/.413 with 11 home runs, 37 RBI, and 38 runs scored over his first 88 major league games while playing very good defense in the outfield. Sale was scratched from his scheduled start Saturday against the Tigers following a clubhouse incident with members of the White Sox front office. It probably had something to do with all the trade rumors swirling around him.
Jul 23 - 7:38 PM

Josh Reddick was scratched from the A's lineup on Saturday due to back soreness.

It sounds like a day-to-day type of thing. Reddick has posted a cool .295/.374/.433 batting line in 61 games this season and will be a big trade chip for the Athletics ahead of the August 1 non-waiver deadline. There is known to be interest from the Cubs.
Jul 23 - 7:19 PM

Diamondbacks pitching prospect Braden Shipley will be called up to make his major league debut Monday in Milwaukee.

Shipley will be filling in for Zack Greinke, who remains sidelined with an oblique injury. The former first-round draft pick (15th overall in 2013) has registered a 3.70 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, and 77/22 K/BB ratio in 119 1/3 innings this season at Triple-A Reno. It's not clear whether he'll get another turn after Monday.
Jul 23 - 7:15 PM

According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, the White Sox are talking to teams about Chris Sale.

That's not exactly breaking news -- trade rumors have swirled around Sale for weeks -- but Passan's report is relevant because those discussions are ongoing even after the ace left-hander was scratched from his scheduled start Saturday against the Tigers because of a pregame clubhouse incident. We don't have any details about that incident, only that it was non-physical and did not cause an injury. This could be a very busy night for Sale's Rotoworld profile.
Jul 23 - 6:59 PM

Tyler Glasnow was pulled from his second major league start Saturday due to shoulder discomfort.

Shoulder troubles rarely end well, but there's no word yet as to the severity of this particular issue. Glasnow figures to see a specialist within the next couple of days. He gave up two runs in three-plus innings Saturday versus the Phillies, hitting two batters and walking three.
Jul 23 - 6:28 PM

Rich Hill (blister) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Sunday.

He'll wear a cover on his finger where a blister has developed and is refusing to go away -- that cover, by the way, can't be worn in a live game. The veteran left-hander lasted just five pitches in his first start out of the All-Star break, back on July 17. Hill is one of Oakland's better trade chips leading up to the August 1 deadline, but he obviously needs to get past this. There is no timetable for his return to the Athletics' rotation.
Jul 23 - 6:23 PM




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