Stephen Strasburg (back, ribs) went for an MRI on Monday.
The team doesn't know the results yet. Strasburg was placed on the disabled list Sunday after being scratched from his second start in a row. The star right-hander reportedly dislocated two of his ribs while lifting weights last week. He had the ribs put back into place by a chiropractor but still didn't feel right ahead of Sunday's start. Strasburg is technically eligible to come off the disabled list Friday but that's not going to happen. Top prospect Lucas Giolito will take his spot in the starting rotation.
Alex Rodriguez is not in the Yankees' lineup Monday against the Rangers.
Manager Joe Girardi hinted Sunday that he might only start Rodriguez against lefties going forward, so he'll take a seat with right-hander Chi Chi Gonzalez throwing for the Rangers on Monday. Carlos Beltran will grab another start at DH. Left-hander Cole Hamels is scheduled to start Tuesday's game, so Rodriguez should be back in the lineup tomorrow.
Rays designated RHP Ryan Webb for assignment.
Webb gave up five hits and four runs in only one inning of work Saturday in his return from the disabled list. The 30-year-old will likely head to Triple-A Durham if he clears waivers. Danny Farquhar was called up to take Webb's spot on the active roster.
Rays recalled RHP Danny Farquhar from Triple-A Durham.
It's been a whirlwind 48 hours for Farquhar, who was recalled Saturday, sent down after the game and is now headed back to Tampa Bay. The Rays cleared a spot for Farquhar by designating Ryan Webb for assignment.
Nationals RHP prospect Lucas Giolito will be called up from Double-A Harrisburg to make his major league debut Tuesday against the Mets.
Manager Dusty Baker said "he's ready for the task." We think so too. Baseball's consensus No. 1 prospect has pitched to a steady 3.17 ERA over 14 starts for Double-A Harrisburg this year while mixing in 100 mph heat and a devastating power curve. The 21-year-old will take Stephen Strasburg's spot in the starting rotation. If he's as good as advertised, Giolito could be in the majors for good. Make sure to scoop Giolito up in your league if he's still available.