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Bryce Harper (hip) is expected to return Wednesday.

An examination this weekend on Harper's ailing left hip showed only inflammation and he's going to try to play through the discomfort down the stretch. Harper, 20, is hitting .273/.377/.504 with 19 homers, 49 RBI and eight stolen bases in 101 games this season.
Tue, Sep 10, 2013 05:20:00 PM

Jayson Werth (foot) is reporting to the Nationals' spring training facility in West Palm Beach, Florida.

He'll work out there for the next couple of days before possibly embarking on a minor league rehab assignment over the weekend. Werth has been on the disabled list since early June with a bone bruise in his left foot. The veteran outfielder should be ready for activation around the final week of August or first week of September, assuming he can avoid setbacks.
Aug 16 - 11:33 AM

Orlando Arcia (back) remains out of the Brewers' starting lineup on Wednesday afternoon.

Arcia was scratched from Tuesday's lineup due to back spasms and he will take another day of rest. Eric Sogard is starting at shortstop and batting leadoff against Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole.
Aug 16 - 10:58 AM

Andrew Heaney (elbow) is scheduled to make his season debut Friday in Baltimore.

Heaney got the go-ahead after throwing a bullpen session in front of Angels coaches and trainers on Tuesday at Nationals Park. The 26-year-old left-hander is nearly 14 months removed from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery and posted a promising 2.60 ERA and 29/5 K/BB ratio over 27 2/3 innings on his six-start minor league rehab assignment. He's looking like a potential fantasy sleeper for the stretch run.
Aug 16 - 10:55 AM

Nationals placed OF Brian Goodwin on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to August 14, with a left groin strain.

The injury comes with bad timing for Goodwin, who had been drawing regular starts in the Nationals' outfield. He owns a cool .811 OPS with 13 home runs and six stolen bases in 74 games this season. Alejandro De Aza has been called up from Triple-A Syracuse in a corresponding 25-man roster move.
Aug 16 - 10:47 AM

James Paxton (pectoral) hopes to begin playing catch this weekend.

Paxton remains in shutdown mode with a strained left pectoral muscle, but he told reporters Tuesday that he's feeling much better and he has a check-up exam scheduled for this Friday in Seattle. We should have a clearer picture about his timetable by Saturday. Paxton hit the disabled list on August 11 with a stellar 12-3 record, 2.78 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, and 138/33 K/BB ratio in 119 2/3 innings this season. The 28-year-old southpaw also missed time in May with a forearm strain.
Aug 16 - 9:01 AM

Joey Gallo hit his ninth homer of the month and 34th of the year Tuesday against the Tigers.

He also walked and scored a second run. That run is notable; he'd been driven in just once in his previous 17 games. The Rangers have slowly moved him up in the lineup, but they still won't go any higher than fifth with him.
Aug 15 - 11:52 PM

Luis Castillo had to settle for a no-decision but was superb Tuesday night against the Cubs, whiffing seven batters over six shutout frames in the Reds' 2-1 victory.

Castillo permitted only two hits -- both singles -- on the night while issuing a pair of walks. He had thrown only 80 pitches through his six shutout innings, but the Reds elected to pinch-hit for him in the top of the seventh when they had a scoring opportunity. Castillo has tossed four straight quality starts and has not given up more than four runs in any outing despite facing a brutal schedule. He takes on the Braves in Atlanta this weekend.
Aug 15 - 11:35 PM

Zach Davies limited the Pirates to one run over 6 2/3 innings to pick up his 14th victory on Tuesday.

We're three-quarters of the way through the season and Zach Davies has a realistic chance at 20 wins. He hasn't been great; his 4.26 ERA is worse than his 3.97 mark from last year, when he went 11-7 in 28 starts. His strikeouts are down and his walks are up. Still, he has taken a step forward this last month and the run support has been there all year long.
Aug 15 - 11:25 PM

Gary Sanchez continued to swing a hot bat Tuesday, slugging a solo homer and adding a single and a sac fly in a win over the Mets.

Sanchez's bomb off of Jacob deGrom was a no-doubter over the left-field wall and put the Yankees up 4-0 at the time. His sac fly in the eighth inning wound up being the winning run. The young catcher has now homered four times over his last seven contests and has piled up 11 hits during a seven-game hitting streak.
Aug 15 - 10:59 PM

Dominic Smith swatted an opposite-field, two-run shot for his first major league home run in Tuesday's loss to the Yankees.

Sonny Gray shut out the Mets through the first six frames, but Smith followed a Wilmer Flores walk by lifting one just over the left-field wall. In addition to it being his first big league homer, it was also Smith's first two RBI. He has a hit in four of five games with the big club.
Aug 15 - 10:44 PM

Aroldis Chapman felt tightness in his hamstring on the final play of Wednesday's game against the Mets.

Chapman told reporters after the game that "it's nothing to worry about," but he was clearly grimacing as he came off the mound on Juan Lagares' groundout and he stepped gingerly on the first base bag to complete his 16th save. The closer looked shaky again Tuesday, allowing a two-run homer to Amed Rosario before eventually nailing down the win. David Robertson and Dellin Betances should be owned in most fantasy leagues either way.
Aug 15 - 10:38 PM




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