Waiver Wired: Nasty Nate

Waiver Wired: Nasty Nate
In this week's Waiver Wired, D.J. Short discusses Nathan Eovaldi's evolution and Kris Medlen's return to relevancy.
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Andre Ethier went 3-for-3 with three singles in Thursday's win over the Reds.

Ethier and Yasiel Puig were the only Dodgers to pick up multiple hits in the 1-0 win. He's posted a productive season to this point and is slashing .296/.372/.483 with 12 homers and 39 RBI. That triple-slash, on the whole, is the best Ethier's posted since 2010.
Aug 27 - 3:41 PM

Denard Span is out of the Nationals' lineup Thursday.

It's just a day of rest for the veteran outfielder, who returned earlier this week from a bad back injury. Michael Taylor is starting in center field against the Padres.
Aug 27 - 3:41 PM

Zack Greinke poured in a strong start in Thursday's 1-0 win over the Reds, tossing seven shutout innings.

Greinke scattered four hits while striking out nine and walking two. None of the hits went for extra-bases. With his strong seven innings, he improved to 14-3 on the season. He backs that record with a 1.61 ERA, 0.85 WHIP and 164/31 K/BB ratio across 179 1/3 innings. A home start against the in-state rival Giants crops up next on Greinke's schedule.
Aug 27 - 3:39 PM

Anthony DeSclafani was on his game in Thursday's loss to the Dodgers, allowing just one run on six hits over seven innings.

DeSclafani bounced back nicely from a six-run fiasco against the Diamondbacks in his last start, holding off the Dodger offense over seven innings. The only run to score against him--and to score in the game--came home on a double play ball by Yasmani Grandal in the second inning. For the afternoon, he struck out six and walked one. He'll head to Wrigley Field in his next start, carrying a 3.84 ERA and 1.36 WHIP along with him.
Aug 27 - 3:36 PM

Rays recalled OF Joey Butler from Triple-A Durham.

Butler has hit .278/.333/.410 with six home runs and 22 RBI in 74 games this season at the major league level. He could see some action in the Tampa Bay outfield down the stretch with Desmond Jennings heading back to the disabled list.
Aug 27 - 3:31 PM

Rays placed OF Desmond Jennings on the 15-day disabled list with a left knee bruise.

Jennings banged his surgically-repaired knee on a slide into second base over the weekend and hasn't felt right since. We might not see him again this season. Jennings, 28, will be arbitration eligible for the second time this winter after earning $3.1 million in 2015. He has appeared in only 28 games.
Aug 27 - 3:29 PM

Jung Ho Kang is out of the Pirates' lineup Thursday.

Kang was also given a day off Tuesday. He's been worked hard in his first major league season and Jordy Mercer is back from his knee injury to take some of the reps at shortstop. Mercer will start there and bat eighth versus Miami on Thursday evening.
Aug 27 - 3:26 PM

Yasiel Puig was removed from Thursday's game against the Reds after re-injuring his right hamstring.

Puig pulled up lame after legging out an infield single against Aroldis Chapman in the top of the ninth inning. The 24-year-old Cuban outfielder could be looking at yet another extended absence. He's appeared in just 77 games this season for the Dodgers.
Aug 27 - 3:18 PM
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