Michael Morse will miss the rest of the Giants' road trip after being diagnosed with a strained left oblique.
It was originally reported that Morse tweaked his hip during batting practice Monday, but apparently it's his oblique that's the issue. It's possible he could be ready to play when the Giants begin a homestand in a week. Gregor Blanco is getting another start in left field Tuesday.
Sean Doolittle (intercostal) played catch from 90 feet Tuesday.
It's the first time he's thrown since going on the disabled list. Doolittle noted Tuesday that his rehab is coming along well, but he didn't offer a timetable for his return. The A's had indicated previously that they hoped to get him back in mid-September.
Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said Tuesday that Chris Young might not make his next scheduled start.
It doesn't appear that Young is injured, but he could be wearing down after throwing his highest number of innings since 2007. He lasted just two-thirds of an inning in his last outing and just 3 2/3 frames in his start before that. If the Mariners do decide not to start him, Taijuan Walker and Erasmo Ramirez would be options to fill in. A decision will be made in the next couple days.
The White Sox will not promote pitching prospect Carlos Rodon.
The common thought had been that the Sox would bring up this year's No. 3 overall pick in September to work as a reliever as they did with Chris Sale in 2010. However, they've ultimately decided against it. "It just wasn’t right time in his development to bring him to the big leagues and and ask him to get big league hitters out," general manager Rick Hahn said. Hahn did add, however, that Rodon will compete in spring training for a spot on the Opening Day roster. The lefty put up a 2.92 ERA and 38/13 K/BB ratio over his first 24 2/3 pro innings.
Twins shortstop prospect Nick Gordon is out for the season after fracturing a finger.
Gordon had been with Rookie-level Elizabethton, which was in the Appalachian League playoffs. It's a rough end to the season for this year's No. 5 overall pick, but Gordon should make a full recovery and have a relatively normal offseason. He hit .294/.333/.366 with one homer, 28 RBI and 11 steals over 57 games for Elizabethton.