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Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post Dispatch reports that Jaime Garcia (shoulder) will be ready for spring training without any restrictions.

The oft-injured 27-year-old southpaw will have a secure spot in the Cardinals rotation as long as he's healthy and ready to go. While he's had difficulty staying on the field, there's no disputing his effectiveness when he does take the hill, posting a 3.45 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 7.1 K/9 for his career. If you can stomach the injury risk, he makes for a nice target in the later rounds of mixed league drafts.
Jan 3 - 8:31 PM

Chris Sale picked up his 11th victory of the season on Saturday, striking out 13 in the first game of a doubleheader against the Tigers.

Sale surrendered three runs on six hits and a pair of walks in his seven innings of work. All of the damage against him came in the first inning, where Ian Kinsler belted a solo homer and Victor Martinez added a two-run blast, but Sale settled in nicely afterwards and dominated the rest of the afternoon. Now 11-3 on the season, he'll look to improve upon his outstanding 2.11 ERA and 0.94 WHIP when he does battle against the Indians in Cleveland on Friday.
Aug 30 - 4:37 PM

Red Sox activated SS Xander Bogaerts from the 7-day disabled list.

Bogaerts began exhibiting concussion-like symptoms after taking a Felix Hernandez pitch off his helmet last Friday, so the Red Sox decided to play it safe with their young shortstop. He'll be back in action Saturday night.
Aug 30 - 4:29 PM

George Springer (quad) still isn't able to run at 100 percent effort.

Springer took batting practice earlier this week and has done some other baseball-related activities, but the big hurdle for him will be running the bases and it doesn't sound like he's close to doing that. The dynamic young outfielder said "I hope so" when asked Saturday if he expects to return before the end of the season.
Aug 30 - 4:23 PM

Rangers activated LHP Derek Holland from the 60-day disabled list.

Holland is scheduled to return to the Rangers' starting rotation on Tuesday against the Royals after missing the first five months of the 2014 season due to knee surgery. He wasn't too sharp on his rehab assignment and probably shouldn't be trusted in mixed fantasy leagues right out of the gate.
Aug 30 - 4:18 PM

Rangers designated 1B/OF Mike Carp for assignment.

Carp lasted less than a month with Texas, batting .125 with zero extra-base hits in 46 plate appearances. He had a really good 2013 season but has struggled mightily this year between the Rangers and Red Sox.
Aug 30 - 4:11 PM

Drew Hutchison allowed just one hit over seven scoreless innings in a win over the Yankees on Saturday.

The one hit was a double by Mark Teixeira in the fourth inning. Otherwise, Hutchison dominated by striking out nine and walking two while throwing 64 out of 103 pitches for strikes. He also hit two batters. Amazingly, this is the first time all season that he has back-to-back quality starts. He'll try to keep it going next week when he brings a 4.47 ERA into a start against the Red Sox.
Aug 30 - 3:50 PM

Jose Bautista accounted for the Blue Jays' offense Saturday against the Yankees with a two-run homer.

Make that homers in four straight games for Bautista. This is the second time in his career he's done that. The veteran slugger now has 28 homers on the year, tying his total from his injury-shortened season last year.
Aug 30 - 3:46 PM

Anthony Rizzo (back) is not expected to return to the lineup this weekend.

Rizzo was pulled from Tuesday's game due to tightness in his lower back and has yet to progress enough to return to the lineup. He'll hope to be back in the lineup during the Cubs' homestand, which begins Monday. Chris Valaika will once again draw the start at first base in his place.
Aug 30 - 11:19 AM

Rusney Castillo will make his professional debut with the Gulf Coast League Red Sox on Sunday.

He'll play in the Gulf Coast League finals on Sunday, before progressing to join Double-A Portland or Triple-A Pawtucket for their respective postseason series. He's expected to reach the Red Sox at some point in September.
Aug 30 - 9:14 AM

Yasmani Grandal hit a walk-off RBI single in the 12th inning to help the Padres overcome the Dodgers on Friday.

Grandal was 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in the game prior to his single. The 25-year-old has otherwise had a tough season, slashing .210/.309/.372 with 11 home runs and 34 RBI in 337 plate appearances.
Aug 30 - 2:26 AM

Buster Posey went 5-for-5 with a triple, three RBI, and three runs scored as the Giants routed the Brewers on Friday.

It's the second five-hit game of Posey's career, and it continues the catcher's fantastic month of August. Since the beginning of the month, Posey is batting .350 (36-for-103). He singled in a run in the second inning and tripled in two more in the fifth. Posey owns a .297/.352/.472 slash line with 18 home runs and 71 RBI.
Aug 30 - 1:36 AM




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