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Chris Beck left Thursday's game against the Rangers with a bruised right shoulder.

It's been a rough night for White Sox pitchers with Reynaldo Lopez (side) and now Beck both going down with injuries. Beck, who came on in relief of Lopez in the fifth, took an Adrian Beltre line drive off his shoulder and allowed a two-run homer to Nomar Mazara before exiting. Those were the only two batters he faced. Beck sports an ugly 5.87 ERA over 46 relief innings this year. He's day-to-day.
Aug 17 - 10:36 PM

Reynaldo Lopez left Thursday's start against the Rangers with tightness in his right side.

He'll be reevaluated on Friday. Lopez had a rough night, allowing five hits, six runs (five earned) and four walks with six strikeouts before exiting with one out in the fifth inning. The 23-year-old has pitched to a mediocre 6.10 ERA in two starts since getting called up from Triple-A Charlotte earlier this month.
Aug 17 - 10:34 PM

Koda Glover (back, shoulder) has been rehabbing at the Nationals' spring training facility in West Palm Beach.

Glover plans to ramp up his activity after getting good news from his doctor earlier this week. As of last week, he was throwing up to 100 feet on flat ground. A rotator cuff injury has sidelined Glover since June 11.
Source: MASN Sports
Aug 17 - 10:25 PM

Enny Romero (forearm) tossed a perfect inning Thursday in a rehab appearance for Triple-A Syracuse.

He retired the side in the sixth inning, recording one strikeout over 14 pitches. The 26-year-old looks ready to rejoin the Nats' bullpen after missing the past couple of weeks with a strained forearm. He holds a 3.99 ERA across 47 1/3 innings for Washington this season.
Source: MASN Sports
Aug 17 - 10:16 PM

Updating an earlier report, Robbie Grossman left Thursday's game against the Indians with a fractured left thumb.

Grossman injured himself in a collision with Byron Buxton in the third inning and was later replaced by Max Kepler. The injury is expected to sideline Grossman for at least three weeks. The 27-year-old has hit .243 with seven homers and 35 RBI over 317 at-bats for Minnesota this season.
Aug 17 - 9:49 PM

Austin Slater (hip) is ready to resume running.

It's a good first step, but Slater is still nowhere close to a return after tearing the adductor muscle in his right hip just prior to the All-Star break. With little to play for, the Giants certainly won't rush him in his recovery. Before he went down, the 24-year-old posted a respectable .290 average with three homers in 100 at-bats for San Francisco.
Aug 17 - 9:22 PM

Miguel Gomez suffered a setback in his recovery from a right knee injury.

Gomez had been slated to return Saturday following a short rehab assignment with High-A San Jose, but obviously that's no longer an option. He'll be in a holding pattern until the Giants clear him for rehab games. So far the rookie has eight hits including two doubles in 33 big league at-bats.
Aug 17 - 9:20 PM

Brandon Belt (concussion) will begin light cardio work on Friday.

It's Belt's first activity of any kind since going down with a concussion earlier this month. The Giants are going to take things slow with Belt and there's no guarantee he'll be back before the end of the year. Ryder Jones has been filling the void at first base.
Aug 17 - 9:18 PM

Scott Feldman said his knee bothered him Thursday against the Cubs.

The right-hander got blown up for six runs in only 3 2/3 innings Thursday and his fastball was barely hitting 82 mph. Feldman hasn't looked right since coming off the DL earlier this month and admitted as much after the game. "If it doesn’t get any better, I don’t think I can pitch like that anymore," he said. "We’ll see." If anything, Feldman's knee seems to be getting worse, not better. With nothing left to play for this year, the Reds may consider shutting Feldman down for the season. Headed for free agency this winter, Thursday may very well have been Feldman's final start in a Reds uniform.
Aug 17 - 9:02 PM

Stephen Strasburg (elbow) is expected to return Saturday against the Padres.

He'll return to the mound in his home city of San Diego after missing roughly three weeks with an elbow impingement. Strasburg looked sharp in his lone rehab start, fanning five over five innings of one-run ball Monday for High-A Potomac. The former first overall pick has been steady as ever this year, going 10-3 with a 3.28 ERA over 20 starts for the first-place Nats.
Aug 17 - 8:54 PM

Robbie Grossman left the second game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Indians with a left thumb injury.

He injured himself in a near-collision with Byron Buxton in center field. Max Kepler pinch-hit for Grossman and replaced him in right field. Grossman singled in his only at-bat before exiting.
Aug 17 - 8:52 PM

Chris Archer scattered five hits and three runs over seven strong innings Thursday in a no-decision against the Blue Jays.

Archer served up a pair of solo homers to Josh Donaldson but was otherwise lights out. He finished his afternoon with 10 strikeouts and didn’t walk anyone. Archer has fanned 10 or more hitters in three of his last six outings, though he’s only won once during that span. He’ll take a 3.84 ERA into his next start Wednesday against the very same Jays he just faced.
Aug 17 - 8:35 PM

Evan Longoria reached base four times Thursday in a loss to the Blue Jays.

Longoria singled, doubled and walked twice. His wall-ball double in the eighth, which fell just out of Ezequiel Carrera’s reach in center field, knotted the game at three, though Justin Smoak broke the tie with a solo blast later in the inning. The Rays’ long-time third baseman has hit .268 with 17 homers and 68 RBI this season.
Aug 17 - 8:34 PM

Mallex Smith tripled and drove in a run Thursday in a loss to the Blue Jays.

The triple, which drove in Adeiny Hechavarria for Tampa Bay’s first run of the afternoon, was Smith’s only hit of the game. In fact, his day ended in the sixth inning when Trevor Plouffe replaced him as a pinch-hitter. Smith’s days as a regular in Tampa could be coming to an end with Gold Glove center-fielder Kevin Kiermaier (hip) slated to return this weekend.
Aug 17 - 8:33 PM

Chris Rowley spanned five innings Thursday against the Rays, allowing four hits and two runs in a no-decision.

The West Point grad walked five and struck out three while throwing 51 of his 90 pitches for strikes. Rowley struggled with his control at times but kept the damage to a minimum. He left with the lead, though Tampa Bay eventually tied the game at three on an RBI double by Evan Longoria in the eighth inning. Even if he didn’t get the win, it was impressive to see Rowley match Rays starter Chris Archer in only his second major league start. He’ll face the Rays again in his next start Wednesday at Tropicana Field.
Aug 17 - 8:32 PM



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