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Date: Team: Pos:

Jackie Bradley (finger) will wear a splint for the next 5-7 days.

Bradley was placed on the 10-day disabled list earlier on Wednesday with a sprained left thumb sustained in Thursday's game against the Indians. X-rays on his finger returned negative, but an MRI revealed a sprain in the thumb -- thankfully no structural damage, though. The Red Sox expect that the outfielder will be able to return before the end of the season, but as of now, there is no concrete timetable as to when he might be ready to rejoin the Sox.
Aug 23 - 5:50 PM

Matt Carpenter is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Padres due to an illness.

Not only is Carpenter absent from the lineup, he is not at the ballpark at all as he rests up from a bit of sickness. Jedd Gyorko will man first base in his place against the Padres and is hitting sixth.
Aug 23 - 5:43 PM

Trevor Rosenthal will undergo Tommy John surgery next week.

Rosenthal injured his right elbow last week. After Dr. George Paletta and Dr. Neal ElAttrache examined medical scans of his arm, Tommy John was determined as the needed course of action. Dr. ElAttrache will perform the procedure. The 27-year-old right-hander is now looking at a long, long road of recovery and will not be ready to return to action until late next summer, at the earliest. Seung Hwan Oh looks like the best bet for saves down the stretch in St. Louis, though Tyler Lyons and John Brebbia could also factor in.
Aug 23 - 5:35 PM

Yu Darvish (back) threw a bullpen session on Wednesday.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts passes along that Darvish's bullpen went off without a hitch. Barring a setback over the next few days, he will start against the Brewers on Sunday. If that is the case, he will have missed just one outing due to his current bout of back tightness.
Aug 23 - 5:30 PM

Ian Desmond (calf) felt good after a workout on Wednesday.

Desmond pushed himself in the workout and came away from it feeling good. He will need to go through a minor league rehab assignment, but does not sound far off from returning to play with the Rockies. A strained right calf has kept him on the shelf since July 26.
Aug 23 - 5:28 PM

Will Harris (shoulder) is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Saturday.

Harris is currently out on a minor league rehab assignment. Assuming his outing on Friday comes without a setback, he will be ready to rock 'n' roll for the final two games of the Astros' weekend set against the Angels. Harris has been working his way through a bout of shoulder inflammation which landed him on the disabled list at the end of July.
Aug 23 - 5:23 PM

Max Scherzer (neck) will miss his Friday start against the Mets.

Scherzer told reporters that he is a few days behind where he would like to be on the health front, as he still feels some tightness in his neck. He played catch on Wednesday. With the ace right-hander still down for the count, Matt Grace could potentially see another start in his place on Friday versus New York.
Aug 23 - 5:19 PM

Max Kepler (illness) is in the lineup and hitting sixth for Wednesday's game against the White Sox.

Kepler has missed the last two days due to a stomach bug. Now past the illness, he is set to play right field in Wednesday's game, which will pit Ervin Santana against James Shields.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: The Twins are arguably the top stack on tonight's slate against James Shields, who has been absolutely brutal against left-handed bats. Shields has managed to allow 13 HRs to lefties in 33 IP - good for an unsightly 3.55 HR/9 rate - and predictably isn't limiting hard contact (36.4 Hard% vs. LHBs, 33.1 Hard% vs. RHBs). The lefties are the prime targets here, notably Rosario and Kepler, but the entire lineup is in play.
Aug 23 - 4:58 PM

Lonnie Chisenhall (calf) will work out with the team on Friday.

Come Friday, team and player will discuss their next course of action. Chisenhall's been out on a minor league rehab assignment and could potentially play in one more minor league game on Sunday before he rejoins the team. A right calf strain has kept him on the shelf for more than a month.
Aug 23 - 4:50 PM

Noah Syndergaard (lat) will not throw batting practice for another day or two.

Syndergaard had been expected to throw to hitters on Wednesday. That has now been pushed back until later in the week. Per manager Terry Collins, this slight delay is just a precautionary measure. Syndergaard has not faced live hitters since he tore a lat muscle near the end of April. Expect the Mets to play matters cautiously with their ace.
Aug 23 - 4:45 PM

Adonis Garcia (finger) could begin a minor league rehab assignment next week.

Garcia underwent surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left ring finger in mid-June. He also missed two weeks with an Achilles injury earlier in the campaign. Should he keep on his current recovery track without setback, he could potentially rejoin the Braves in early September.
Aug 23 - 4:41 PM

Johan Camargo (knee) could begin a minor league rehab assignment next week.

Camargo is rehabbing from a right knee bruise he suffered near the beginning of August. He is not in line to return before the end of the month, but assuming no setbacks over the next week-plus, could return to the Braves early in September.
Aug 23 - 4:37 PM

Carlos Santana (back) might be available to pinch-hit off the bench against the Red Sox on Wednesday.

Santana was lifted from Monday's game due to tightness in his lower back. Edwin Encarnacion will play first base in his place on Wednesday, with Yandy Diaz working at designated hitter in Encarnacion's accustomed spot. Consider Santana day-to-day. This back tightness does not sound like something that will keep him out of the lineup for long.
Aug 23 - 4:34 PM

Francisco Cervelli (wrist) swung the bat on Wednesday.

Cervelli landed on the disabled list on August 17 with left wrist inflammation. Health has been an issue throughout the campaign for the backstop, who has now been placed on the DL on three separate occasions. There is no current timetable for his return to action.
Aug 23 - 4:22 PM

Wade LeBlanc (quad) threw a bullpen session on Wednesday.

LeBlanc strained his left quad late last week. There is no current timetable for his return, but that should clarify as he progresses further in his rehab. Prior to going down injured, the southpaw reliever held a 4.99 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 48/16 K/BB ratio over 61 1/3 innings.
Aug 23 - 4:19 PM



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