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Jeff Mathis is done for the season after an MRI has revealed a fractured right thumb.

Mathis suffered what he thought was a bruise a couple weeks ago, but it turns out the injury is more serious. It's not clear whether he'll have surgery, but getting ready for spring training won't be a problem.
Fri, Sep 27, 2013 03:58:00 PM

George Springer (knee/quad) remained out of the Astros' lineup Tuesday.

It's the second straight game he's missed. When asked whether he feels more pain in his knee or quad, Springer said, "I just have overall kind of discomfort." An MRI revealed no structural damage, so for now the young outfielder remains day-to-day. "You have to say to yourself 'He's not going to play within the next 15 days,'" manager Bo Porter said of a possible DL stint for Springer. "We're not at that point right now."
Jul 22 - 9:03 PM

MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports that the Marlins are likelier to extend Casey McGehee than trade him.

McGehee is a sell high candidate if there ever was one, but the Marlins evidently want to keep him around. The third baseman is eligible for arbitration this winter for a final time, so the Marlins wouldn't necessarily have to extend McGehee in order to keep him around for another year. McGehee, who has drawn interest from the Mariners, among other clubs, is batting .322 with 56 RBI this season.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Jul 22 - 8:17 PM

Alex Rios (ankle) is expected to return to the lineup on Wednesday.

Rios tested out his sore right ankle prior to Tuesday's game and said he's fine, but Rangers manager Ron Washington elected to hold the outfielder out for a third straight game. "It felt good," Rios said. "I know Wash wanted to give me an extra day, but I'm ready. I expect to be as good as ever."
Jul 22 - 7:31 PM

Lynn Henning of the Detroit News reports that Joel Hanrahan (elbow) is "still a longshot" to pitch for the Tigers this season.

Making his way back from Tommy John surgery, Hanrahan is throwing bullpen sessions in extended spring training but has yet to face hitters and it's not clear when he might be ready to do so. The veteran reliever was only guaranteed $1 million by the Tigers, so while his lack of progress is disappointing, it's not a big blow.
Jul 22 - 7:13 PM

Taijuan Walker will be recalled to start on Wednesday versus the Mets.

Walker has put up a 3.60 ERA while striking out nine over 10 innings in his two starts for the Mariners this season. With James Paxton (lat) slated to return pretty soon, Walker likely has to pitch well in order to remain in the rotation. Still, he makes for a nice streaming option Wednesday at the very least.
Jul 22 - 6:34 PM

Rockies placed SS Troy Tulowitzki on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 20, with a left hip flexor strain.

Tulo suffered the hip strain Saturday while trying to leg out a single. The Rockies called the injury a quad "cramp" at first, but Tulo wasn't making much progress and will now be sidelined through the July 31 trade deadline. He wasn't likely to be dealt anyway. Josh Rutledge will fill in at shortstop and could be a decent mixed-league fantasy option for a bit.
Jul 22 - 5:44 PM

Jose Abreu is out of the White Sox starting lineup on Tuesday night due to stiffness in his back.

White Sox manager Robin Ventura called the issue "minor." Paul Konerko is starting at first base on Tuesday versus the Royals. Abreu should be ready on Wednesday.
Jul 22 - 5:17 PM

Kevin Siegrist (forearm, shoulder) is expected to return to the Cardinals' bullpen on Wednesday.

Siegrist was placed on the disabled list at the end of May with a forearm strain and then developed a shoulder issue during his rehab. The 25-year-old left-hander is now finally back to 100 percent health, having made five scoreless appearances at Double-A Springfield.
Jul 22 - 5:02 PM

Erick Aybar (groin) is back in the Angels' starting lineup on Tuesday night versus the Orioles.

Aybar missed a couple of games with soreness in his right groin. He's batting fifth and starting at shortstop on Tuesday against Orioles righty Miguel Gonzalez.
Jul 22 - 4:59 PM

Asdrubal Cabrera (back) is not playing Tuesday.

Cabrera left Monday's series-opener against the Twins with back spasms. He's considered day-to-day. Mike Aviles is starting at shortstop Tuesday night in Minnesota.
Jul 22 - 4:37 PM

Indians recalled RHP Danny Salazar from Triple-A Columbus.

Salazar will start for the Indians on Tuesday night against the Twins at pitcher-friendly Target Field. He posted a 2.32 ERA and 39 strikeouts over his last 31 innings (five starts) at Columbus and is worth a flier in most standard fantasy leagues. But control is still a major issue for the talented 24-year-old right-hander.
Jul 22 - 4:23 PM




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