Dana Eveland will be unavailable until at least Friday after receiving a cortisone injection in his ailing left elbow.
The Mets are hoping it's not a disabled list situation, but it's not a given. Eveland has pitched surprisingly well for the Mets, posting a 3.09 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 21/5 K/BB ratio over 23 1/3 relief innings.
Brandon Morrow is no longer using a brace on his right index finger when throwing bullpen sessions.
However, Blue Jays manager John Gibbons noted that the right-hander has yet to throw at full intensity. Morrow has been on the shelf since early May with a torn tendon sheath in his right index finger but is hoping to rejoin the Jays as a reliever next month.
Alex Rios returned to the Rangers' lineup Wednesday.
Rios missed Tuesday's contest with a bruised right thumb, but he's fine now. The veteran outfielder is sporting a .284/.313/.399 batting line with four homers, 49 RBI and 16 steals this season.
Dustin Ackley is not in Wednesday's lineup due to a sore back.
It's not a big issue, but the Mariners are hoping rest Wednesday combined with Thursday's off day will allow Ackley to return to action Friday. Chris Denorfia is in left field in his place Wednesday.
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Neal Cotts has been claimed on revocable waivers by an unnamed team.
There would seem to be a good chance Cotts is traded, as he could be a useful bullpen piece for a contending team. The left-hander boasts a 3.48 ERA and 58/20 K/BB ratio over 54 1/3 innings this season.