Charlie Morton's injury designation has been changed from right hip inflammation to a sports hernia.
It's a more serious injury, but Morton said he hopes to return later this season. Surgery is a possibility, but the right-hander is hoping to delay it until the offseason. Morton pitched with the injury for a while before finally being placed on the DL over the weekend.
Royals prospect LHP Sean Manaea struck out nine batters over 5 1/3 innings on Tuesday, allowing three runs on five hits and two walks for High-A Wilmington.
Manaea has been on cruise control over his last eight starts, posting a 1.53 ERA, .176 BAA (.481 OPS), and 51-22 strikeout-to-walk ratio over 47 innings. The left-hander hasn’t allowed more than five hits in a game during that span, and Tuesday’s outing also marked the first time he’s allowed more than two runs since June 26. Manaea should begin 2015 at Double-A Northwest Arkansas and, if all goes according to plan, join the Royals’ starting rotation later in the season.
Andrelton Simmons is back in the Braves' lineup Wednesday.
Simmons exited Tuesday's contest with sore left hip, but he's fine. The slick-fielding shortstop is hitting .304/.333/.435 with a homer and five RBI over his last six games.
Anthony Rendon is not in the Nationals' lineup Wednesday.
It's just a day of rest. Kevin Frandsen is filling in at third base for Rendon.
Rays transferred OF Jerry Sands from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for the return of Wil Myers. Sands is out for the season following left wrist surgery.