Jose Abreu has been diagnosed with a mild right hip flexor strain.
Abreu took an awkward spill while trying to field a groundball in Wednesday afternoon's game against the Royals. A hip flexor strain is something that could send the first baseman to the 10-day disabled list, though the White Sox are calling him day-to-day for now. Todd Frazier moved from third base to first base on Wednesday with Tyler Saladino taking over at the hot corner.
Chase De Jong will start for the Mariners on Sunday against the Indians.
De Jong is going to be filling in for Felix Hernandez, who landed on the disabled list Wednesday with right shoulder inflammation. De Jong has posted decent numbers in the minors but shouldn't be trusted in a spot start against the defending American League champions.
Jose Abreu was lifted from Wednesday's game against the Royals with an apparent leg injury.
Abreu did the splits and planted awkwardly with his right foot while trying to field a groundball in the top of the fifth inning. Todd Frazier shifted from third base to first base and Tyler Saladino took over at the hot corner for Chicago. There should be an update on Abreu within the hour.
Pirates recalled INF Gift Ngoepe from Triple-A Indianapolis.
Ngoepe is the first African-born player to make it to the major league level. The 27-year-old was batting just .241/.308/.379 in 66 plate appearances this season at Triple-A and holds no fantasy relevance.
Pirates optioned RHP Dovydas Neverauskas to Triple-A Indianapolis.
Neverauskas became the first native of Lithuania to appear in a major league game on Monday night against the Cubs, but he yielded a run on two hits in two innings of work. The 24-year-old right-hander should get another shot soon.