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Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Thursday that Carlos Beltran would be sidelined 6-12 weeks if he winds up needing surgery to remove bone spurs from his right elbow.

Cashman also added that Beltran is likely to be examined by Dr. James Andrews while on the disabled list. The veteran outfielder has been given a cortisone shot and it's conceivable that he could be back relatively soon, but it's all up in the air at this point. It's sounding like he'll likely be out until after the All-Star break if he winds up going under the knife.
Thu, May 15, 2014 07:03:00 PM

Miguel Sano (shin) is not in the Twins' lineup Sunday.

Sano departed Saturday's game with left shin soreness. He's considered day-to-day. Ehire Adrianza is covering third base. Joe Mauer is getting a day off Sunday, as Mitch Garver is at first base.
Aug 20 - 11:37 AM

Chris Davis (illness) is back in the Orioles' lineup Sunday.

Davis missed the last two games with an illness, but he's feeling well enough to give it a go Sunday. He's at first base and batting seventh against Parker Bridwell and the Angels.
Aug 20 - 11:30 AM

Drew Pomeranz (back) is expected to make his next scheduled start on Wednesday in Cleveland.

Pomeranz was lifted from his start last Friday due to back spasms, but he's responded well to treatment the last few days. He'll throw a bullpen session Monday before officially being cleared for Wednesday if all goes well.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 20 - 11:25 AM

Cameron Maybin (knee) remained out of the Angels' lineup Sunday.

He hasn't played since Wednesday due to nagging right knee soreness. It's the same knee that sent Maybin to the disabled list and he might have to head back there if he doesn't improve in a hurry. Ben Revere will get another start in left field and in the leadoff spot.
Aug 20 - 11:18 AM

Clayton Kershaw (back) is on track to begin a rehab assignment next weekend with either Double-A Tulsa or Triple-A Oklahoma City.

That's assuming he gets through a simulated game -- which will take place Monday -- with no issues. Kershaw tossed a simulated game last Wednesday with no problems. It's unclear at this point how many rehab starts the left-hander will require. Kershaw has been out for the last four weeks with a lower back strain.
Aug 20 - 11:17 AM

Brewers activated RHP Chase Anderson from the 10-day disabled list.

Anderson will rejoin the Brewers' rotation on Sunday in Colorado. It's obviously not an ideal spot for a return, and Anderson will get another tough matchup later this week in Los Angeles against the Dodgers. However, while it might be a good idea to keep the righty benched initially, Anderson boasts a 2.89 ERA on the season and needs to be scooped up in any leagues where he was dropped.
Aug 20 - 10:52 AM

Cody Bellinger (ankle) is not in the Dodgers' lineup Sunday.

Bellinger suffered a mild right ankle sprain Saturday and manager Dave Roberts said Sunday that he could hold the rookie out of action for 2-3 days to be safe. Adrian Gonzalez will handle first base and Chase Utley is serving as the designated hitter in Detroit. The Dodgers are also resting Chris Taylor and Yasmani Grandal, as they have Enrique Hernandez in center field and Austin Barnes at catcher.
Aug 20 - 10:37 AM

Mariners released INF Danny Espinosa.

The M's signed Espinosa last month after he was cut loose by the Angels, but he played very little the last few weeks and continued to be a zero with the bat. Espinosa can still pick it with the glove but sports an embarrassing .164/.237/.279 batting line this season.
Aug 20 - 10:23 AM

Alex Cobb (toe) will rejoin the Rays' rotation on Thursday versus the Blue Jays.

He'll slide into the rotation spot vacated by Jacob Faria (abdomen). Cobb has been on the shelf for the last couple weeks with turf toe in his right big toe, but he's been throwing the last few days with no issues.
Aug 20 - 10:19 AM

Rays placed RHP Jacob Faria on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to August 17, with a left abdominal strain.

Faria admitted that he's dealt with the ailment for several starts and it could at least partly explain why he's scuffled a bit lately. The rookie expects to return this season, although a timetable isn't known. Alex Cobb (toe) will return from the disabled list Thursday to take Faria's spot in the Rays' rotation.
Aug 20 - 10:11 AM

Jayson Werth (foot) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Syracuse on Monday.

Werth has been on the disabled list since early June with a bad bone bruise in his left foot, but he appears to have finally turned a corner with his recovery and is ready for game action. It's unclear how many rehab games he'll require given that he's been out so long, but a return before the end of August is possible. The Nationals could use him given how banged up their outfield is.
Aug 20 - 9:03 AM




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