Freddy Galvis was forced to leave Friday's game against the Mets due to tightness in his right hamstring.
The injury isn't believed to be serious, but it could certainly impact his availability the rest of the way. The 26-year-old has shown surprising power this season, hitting 20 long balls and plating 67 runs while swiping 17 bases.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts indicated Friday that Rich Hill will be on a "somewhat abbreviated" pitch count in his start against the Giants.
With the recurring blister issues that the southpaw has dealt with this season, the Dodgers simply want him to get some work in and remain healthy heading into the postseason, so don't expect him to work too deep into Friday's start. He has been outstanding on the season, compiling a 2.05 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 125/32 K/BB ratio over 105 1/3 innings.
Luis Severino will start for the Yankees on Saturday against the Orioles.
He's taking the hill in place of Masahiro Tanaka who has been shut down for the year. Severino has appeared in 21 games (10 starts) for the Yankees this season, compiling a 5.75 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 63/23 K/BB ratio across 67 1/3 innings. He'll look to play spoiler against the division-rival O's on Saturday.
The Yankees announced Friday that they'll skip Masahiro Tanaka's final start of the season on Saturday.
With nothing left to play for, there's no reason to push the right-hander any further than necessary. He finishes a terrific 2016 campaign with a 14-4 record, 3.07 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 165/36 K/BB ratio across 199 2/3 innings. Luis Severino will start in his place on Saturday against the Orioles.
Danny Valencia (neck) was scratched from the Athletics starting lineup on Friday.
The issue is believed to be minor, but there's no real reason to push him at this point. Matt Olson will take his place in the lineup and bat ninth against Taijuan Walker and the Mariners on Friday.
Alex Bregman is not in the Astros starting lineup for Friday night's contest against the Angels.
Bregman (hamstring) returned to action on Wednesday, but it looks as though they'll still play things cautiously with him down the stretch. With the Astros out of the wild card hunt, it wouldn't be surprising to see him sit out the final two games.
Evan Gattis is not in the Astros starting lineup on Friday.
It's just a day of rest for the White Bear, who has been doing a lot of work behind the plate recently. Expect to see him at some point on Friday as a pinch hitter and and his return to the lineup on Saturday.
Danny Salazar (forearm) could throw a simulated game on Monday according to manager Terry Francona.
It will all depend on how the right-hander feels the next couple of days after throwing a 30-pitch bullpen session on Wednesday. Salazar still has his sights set on returning to the Tribe's rotation for the ALDS.