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Nationals purchased the contract of OF Steven Souza from Double-A Harrisburg.

The Nats had to add him to the 40-man roster in order to avoid exposing him to the Rule 5 Draft. A third-round pick in 2007, Souza has figured things out at the plate the last two years, batting .300/.396/.557 with 15 homers and 20 steals at the Double-A level this season. He'll turn 25 next April and is likely to begin the year at Triple-A.
Fri, Nov 1, 2013 10:37:00 AM

X-rays on Jose Ramirez's right forearm/wrist came back negative.

Ramirez left Thursday's matinee in the second inning after taking a 93 mph fastball off his right forearm but looks to be all right. In fact, Indians manager Terry Francona said he could be available for the second game of Thursday's day/night doubleheader. Giovanny Urshela handled third base after Ramirez exited and will likely draw the start there in Game 2 against Twins rookie Aaron Slegers.
Aug 17 - 5:39 PM

Aroldis Chapman (hamstring) threw a bullpen session on Thursday.

Chapman also did some running in the outfield and didn't seem to be favoring his injured hamstring. The Yankees are confident he'll avoid the disabled list, though he won't be available out of the pen Thursday against the Mets. David Robertson will continue to handle save chances while Chapman works through his hamstring issue.
Aug 17 - 5:14 PM

Cardinals placed RHP Trevor Rosenthal on the 10-day disabled list with right elbow irritation.

The injury is specific to the posterior part of his elbow, which is the same area where the UCL is located. This would explain why Rosenthal's velocity was way down Wednesday against the Red Sox. Rosenthal had been doing a nice job in the closer role, producing a 1.88 ERA while going a perfect 7-for-7 in save chances since the All-Star break. Look for Seung Hwan Oh to lead a ninth-inning committee during his absence.
Aug 17 - 4:55 PM

Jon Lester departed his start Thursday against the Reds due to left lat tightness.

Lester called for a trainer after throwing 40 pitches in a brutal second inning that saw the Reds post nine runs -- seven of which were charged to the veteran southpaw. Lester might not be able to take his next turn in the Cubs' rotation and could even require a disabled list stint. He'll be reevaluated on Friday.
Aug 17 - 3:47 PM

Mets placed INF Jose Reyes on the 10-day disabled list with a left oblique strain.

It's not considered a serious strain, so Reyes could be ready for activation as soon as his 10 days are up. Gavin Cecchini and Matt Reynolds have both been called up from Triple-A Las Vegas to provide the Mets with badly-needed infield depth.
Aug 17 - 3:23 PM

Yankees recalled 1B Tyler Austin from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Austin fractured his left foot in February and then promptly strained his hamstring when the Yankees promoted in late June, but the 25-year-old first baseman had been hitting the ball well at Triple-A over the last couple of weeks and has earned another callup before the expansion of MLB rosters in September. That said, it's not clear how much he's going to play in New York.
Aug 17 - 2:59 PM

Jose Ramirez was removed from Thursday's game against the Twins after taking a pitch off his right forearm.

Twins starter Kyle Gibson plunked Ramirez with a 93.1 mph fastball in the top of the second inning. Giovanny Urshela entered to run the bases and handle the hot corner for the Tribe. There should be an injury update soon from Minnesota's Target Field.
Aug 17 - 2:20 PM

Yasmany Tomas has experienced another setback with his right groin.

He's off to Philadelphia to meet with a specialist. Tomas has been out since the first week of June and there is obviously no timetable for his return at this point. He could very well be done for the year. Tomas, 26, is owed $13.5 million in 2018, $15.5 million in 2019, and $17 million in 2020.
Aug 17 - 12:45 PM

Diamondbacks activated OF David Peralta from the paternity leave list.

Peralta is starting in right field and batting leadoff on Thursday afternoon against the Astros after missing a couple of games following the birth of his daughter. The 30-year-old outfielder is slashing .303/.359/.470 in 383 at-bats this season.
Aug 17 - 11:17 AM

Trevor Rosenthal will be examined by the Cardinals' medical staff for renewed tightness in his right arm.

Rosenthal was pulled from a save chance Wednesday night against the Red Sox after giving up a homer and a walk to the first two batters he faced. His fastball velocity was way down and Cardinals manager Mike Matheny noted in his postgame press conference that "something didn't look right." This comes with frustrating timing, as Rosenthal had recaptured ninth-inning duties in St. Louis this summer alongside a career-best strikeout rate. Seung Hwan Oh, Tyler Lyons, and John Brebbia could all see saves down the stretch if Rosenthal is badly injured. Oh is probably the best fantasy stash of the group.
Aug 17 - 8:56 AM

Kevin Kiermaier (hip) is eyeing a return this weekend, per Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.

Kiermaier is just 1-for-15 through four rehab games at High-A Charlotte, but if he feels good after playing a full nine innings of center field on Thursday it sounds like the Rays might activate him from the disabled list ahead of Friday's series opener against the visiting Mariners. Kiermaier has been on the shelf since early June because of a fractured hip. He also came down with a minor back issue in late July.
Aug 17 - 8:43 AM




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