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Yoenis Cespedes is considered day-to-day with right wrist soreness.

Cespedes added that he underwent an X-ray on the wrist, but the results aren't back yet. He said that he hurt his wrist on a swing. The Mets will have to hope that it's nothing serious. The veteran slugger was limited to 81 games last season due to nagging leg issues.
Mar 13 - 12:04 PM

Rangers optioned RHP Yohander Mendez to Triple-A Round Rock.

Rangers GM Jon Daniels told reporters on a conference call Tuesday that Mendez violated team rules and that this demotion will serve as his punishment. Daniels noted that other players were involved to a lesser degree, but he wouldn't get into any specifics, only noting that it's not something that would need to involve the police or MLB's commissioner's office. Austin Bibens-Dirkx will take Mendez's spot in the Rangers' rotation on Wednesday.
Jun 19 - 5:28 PM

Mike Foltynewicz (triceps) is tentatively scheduled to come off the disabled list Sunday.

Atlanta is lining up Sean Newcomb and Julio Teheran to pitch the first two games of this weekend's series against the Orioles, and the hope is that Foltynewicz will be ready to pitch the finale on Sunday. The 26-year-old right-hander first has to make it through a couple more side sessions. He had a 2.16 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, and 94/33 K/BB ratio through 79 innings this season with the Braves when he landed on the disabled list June 16, retroactive to June 13, with right triceps tightness.
Jun 19 - 5:24 PM

Ronald Acuna (knee) is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment "sooner than later."

Those are the words of Atlanta Journal Constitution beat writer David O'Brien, who notes that Acuna has gone through two days of intense workouts this week at the Braves' spring training complex in Florida. The 20-year-old future star has been on the disabled list since May 28 because of a mild ACL sprain in his left knee. He had a .779 OPS with five home runs and two stolen bases through his first 29 major league games.
Jun 19 - 5:18 PM

Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports that the Diamondbacks "have been in contact" with the Orioles about a possible Manny Machado trade.

Morosi notes, however, that "this is viewed as due diligence on Arizona’s part" for the time being. You can bet that just about every contending team will reach out to the O's about Machado, who's batting .310/.377/.567 with 18 home runs and 53 RBI in 69 games this season for a Baltimore team that will carry a 20-50 record into play Tuesday. The 25-year-old superstar is scheduled to become a free agent this winter.
Jun 19 - 5:15 PM

Brandon Morrow was unavailable Tuesday afternoon against the Dodgers due to back tightness.

And he also won't be available for the nightcap of Tuesday's doubleheader. Justin Wilson blew a save in Morrow's place in the early game as the Cubs fell 4-3. This doesn't sound like it will be a DL situation for Morrow, who boasts a 1.59 ERA and 16 saves this season.
Jun 19 - 5:10 PM

Kyle Farmer hit a pinch-hit go-ahead two-run double in the top of the ninth inning Tuesday as the Dodgers beat the Cubs 4-3 in the first game of a doubleheader.

Cubs closer Brandon Morrow was apparently unavailable for this one and the Dodgers took advantage of a weaker crop of relievers to earn a big comeback victory at Wrigley Field. Farmer hit the double off left-hander Justin Wilson, after Austin Barnes drew a leadoff walk and Justin Turner roped a one-out single.
Jun 19 - 4:59 PM

Mets placed OF Jay Bruce on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to June 18, with a hip injury.

Bruce had missed four of the Mets' last five games due to back and hip issues, and he'll now be sidelined for at least the next nine days. The 31-year-old outfielder has batted just .212/.292/.321 with three home runs and 17 RBI in 236 plate appearances this season for New York. He's in the first year of a three-year, $39 million free agent deal.
Jun 19 - 4:54 PM

Stephen Strasburg (shoulder) still hasn't resumed throwing.

Nationals manager Davey Martinez told reporters Tuesday that Strasburg is still in the strength-building phase of his rehab. The 29-year-old right-hander has been on the disabled list since June 10 with shoulder inflammation and there is currently no timetable for his return to the Nats' starting rotation. He seems unlikely to be ready before the All-Star break, unless he can ramp things up soon.
Jun 19 - 4:47 PM

Rays activated OF Kevin Kiermaier from the 60-day disabled list.

Kiermaier is starting in center field and batting leadoff on Tuesday night against the Astros after missing a little over two months with a torn ligament in his right thumb. He went 7-for-17 (.412) with a triple and a double in five rehab games and can be plugged back into fantasy lineups immediately.
Jun 19 - 4:42 PM

Nationals recalled RHP Jefry Rodriguez from Triple-A Syracuse.

Rodriguez is set to make his first major league start on Tuesday night against the Orioles. He has good swing-and-miss stuff and makes for an intriguing deep-league fantasy streaming option versus the strikeout-prone Baltimore lineup. But this will likely be a spot start only for the 24-year-old right-hander.
Jun 19 - 4:24 PM

Nationals placed 1B Matt Adams on the 10-day disabled list with a fractured left index finger.

Adams was struck on the hand while attempting to bunt on Friday, and it took a couple of days for the Nats to discover the small fracture. It's unclear how long he will be sidelined. The left-handed-hitting first baseman boasts a .275/.351/.575 batting line with 13 home runs and 36 RBI in 57 games this season with Washington.
Jun 19 - 4:18 PM




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