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Ryan Webb recently underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum and damaged cartilage in his hip.

Webb revealed the news himself on Twitter. The 31-year-old posted a 3.98 ERA and 13/12 K/BB ratio over 20 1/3 innings for Triple-A Sacramento in the Giants organization this season. He had to settle for a minor league contract this year and will have to again over the winter.
Aug 21 - 6:15 PM

Joey Gallo is experiencing concussion symptoms and did not travel with the Rangers to Anaheim.

Gallo also suffered a nasal fracture as a result of a collision with teammate Matt Bush on Sunday. The Rangers are holding off placing Gallo on the concussion disabled list for now in hopes that he'll make a quick recovery. As is the case with all concussions, though, that's anything but a guarantee. Gallo is a risky fantasy play this week. Ryan Rua has been recalled and is getting a start in left field Monday.
Aug 21 - 6:12 PM

Rangers purchased the contract of RHP Nick Gardewine from Double-A Frisco.

Gardewine, 24, holds a 2.41 ERA and 50/12 K/BB ratio over 33 2/3 innings for Frisco this season. He'll be making his major league debut when he gets into a game.
Aug 21 - 6:08 PM

Rangers recalled 1B/OF Ryan Rua from Triple-A Round Rock.

Rua will provide a little depth with Joey Gallo (concussion) banged up. He's hit only .202 with two homers over 99 major league at-bats this season.
Aug 21 - 6:06 PM

Rangers optioned INF/OF Phil Gosselin to Triple-A Round Rock.

Gosselin was only up for a couple days and got one at-bat. He'll be back in September.
Aug 21 - 6:03 PM

Rangers placed RHP Matt Bush on the 10-day disabled list with a right knee MCL sprain.

Bush is also experiencing concussion symptoms after colliding with teammate Joey Gallo while chasing a pop-up. It's unclear at this point how long he'll be sidelined.
Aug 21 - 6:02 PM

Giants released OF Melvin Upton.

Upton opted out of his minor league contract in hopes of catching on with a contending club. Injuries have limited him to just 12 games in the minors this season, and he's hit only .244/.306/.333. However, Upton had an .874 OPS against lefties last season and can still play some defense and run. He should catch on somewhere.
Aug 21 - 5:58 PM

Josh Bell is not in the Pirates' lineup Monday.

Bell had a homer and four RBI Sunday night, but he'll take a seat in this one with the Dodgers throwing left Alex Wood. Jose Osuna will handle first base. Sean Rodriguez will get a start in right field over Adam Frazier.
Aug 21 - 5:52 PM

Yasmany Tomas will undergo season-ending core muscle surgery on Tuesday.

Tomas first went on the disabled list back in early June and encountered multiple setbacks along the way. It amounts to a lost season for the 26-year-old, as he hit only .241/.294/.464 with eight homers while being limited to 47 games. The Diamondbacks tried to trade Tomas last winter and it wouldn't be a surprise if they try again this winter, although the market for him might not be there.
Aug 21 - 5:50 PM

Mitch Moreland was scratched from the Red Sox' lineup Monday due to a sore neck.

Moreland passed concussion protocol following a collision with Brett Gardner on Sunday, but his neck is a little sore. He's day-to-day.
Aug 21 - 5:45 PM

Jason Kipnis is not in the Indians' lineup Monday.

He's just getting a breather. Kipnis has finally been heating up with a six-game hitting streak, which included a three-game home run streak.
Aug 21 - 5:39 PM

David Price (elbow) played catch from 60 feet on Monday.

Price was shut down for a while due to ongoing stiffness in his left elbow but is apparently experiencing improvement. He's hoping to feel well enough to play catch again on Tuesday and would progress his throwing program from there. The Red Sox remain hopeful that he'll rejoin their rotation this season, but there are no guarantees.
Aug 21 - 5:37 PM

Marc Carig of Newsday reports that Steven Matz has been pitching through pain all season due to a nerve issue in his left elbow and could require surgery.

Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reported previously that Matz might be dealing with an arthritic left elbow, while Carig hears it's a issue similar to the one Jacob deGrom dealt with last season. Matz was given an injection Monday and the hope is that he'll return to pitch this year, but it sounds like surgery is on the table if the shot doesn't help. The left-hander has had a long history of elbow problems and has posted an ugly 6.07 ERA over 13 starts this season.
Aug 21 - 5:25 PM

George Kontos was unavailable Sunday due to a tight groin, but he worked out pregame Monday and is ready to go.

Kontos has allowed just one run while striking out seven over five innings since the Pirates claimed him off waivers. He'll continue to operate in middle relief.
Aug 21 - 5:08 PM

Cody Bellinger (ankle) won't return to the Dodgers' lineup until at least Wednesday.

Bellinger's right ankle is still swollen after he sprained it Saturday, and he'll miss at least three games. The rookie will be re-evaluated Wednesday to see if he's ready to go then or needs more time. The Dodgers can obviously afford to proceed cautiously here given their 20-game lead in the National League West.
Aug 21 - 5:04 PM



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