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Jorge Rondon has been placed on the Orioles' taxi squad.

Rondon is expected to be officially activated when Miguel Gonzalez (shoulder, elbow) is placed on the disabled lit. The 27-year-old was just sent down on August 27, so he's not eligible to return within 10 days unless there's an injury.
Sep 3 - 5:33 PM

Miguel Gonzalez (elbow, shoulder) is expected to be placed on the disabled list Friday.

Gonzalez felt discomfort in both his shoulder and elbow following his most recent start on Sunday, but tests revealed only inflammation. Still, he's going to get an extended rest. The 31-year-old has struggled to the tune of a 7.46 ERA over his last seven starts, so that's probably a good thing.
Sep 3 - 5:30 PM

Anibal Sanchez (shoulder) threw from a distance of 90 feet on Thursday.

Sanchez said that he wasn't in any pain, but plans to take things slowly as he makes his way back from a right rotator cuff strain. It's unclear whether he'll pitch again this season and the Tigers have little reason to rush things at this point.
Sep 3 - 5:26 PM

Andrew McCutchen acknowledged Thursday that he's dealing with a "tight Achilles."

McCutchen made sure to say that his knee isn't the issue, but he admitted that he's been feeling "a little sore" and "hobbling around a little bit." He's not in the starting lineup Thursday, but we expect him back for Friday's series opener against the Cardinals.
Sep 3 - 5:15 PM

Matt Harvey (dehydration) will rejoin the Mets in Miami on Friday.

Harvey didn't fly with the team to Miami after suffering from dehydration at the end of his outing Wednesday against the Phillies, but it's not a major concern. He's expected to be good to go for his upcoming start against the Nationals early next week.
Sep 3 - 5:11 PM

J.B. Shuck went 1-for-1 with a pinch-hit, two-run triple in Thursday afternoon's win over the Twins.

Shuck's big two-run three-bagger came with the White Sox trailing 4-3 in the seventh inning. They wouldn't look back from their new-found lead. Nice hit off the bench for the backup outfielder, particularly given the fact that he's only seen 110 at-bats this season. In his limited role, he's hitting .282/.352/.373 with no home runs and 11 RBI.
Sep 3 - 4:47 PM

Trevor Plouffe went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts and a walk in Thursday afternoon's loss to the White Sox.

Plouffe fanned in some big spots, notably with two runners on and one out in the seventh inning, as the Twins tried to claw their way back from a 6-4 deficit. They wouldn't score in that frame, ultimately losing by that score. The 29-year-old third baseman is slashing .242/.300/.434 with 18 homers and 73 RBI, though he entered the game hitting just .212/.258/.411 in 29 games since the All-Star Break.
Sep 3 - 4:46 PM

The Mets are expected to recall left-hander Dario Alvarez from Triple-A Las Vegas on Friday.

Alvarez had a brief stint with the Mets late last month, but didn't make an appearance. The 26-year-old owns a 3.67 ERA and 61/21 K/BB ratio over 41 2/3 innings this season between Double- and Triple-A. He'll provide some bullpen depth over the final month.
Sep 3 - 4:45 PM

Jose Abreu went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles, a run scored and a walk in Thursday afternoon's win over the Twins.

Abreu's driven in 80 runs this season, but he left the RBI duties to his teammates in Thursday's tilt with the Twins. The two doubles gave him 30 for the season. He's now five off of the number he smacked last year. With a .292/.347/.506 triple-slash and 24 home runs, he's broken through the notion of a sophomore slump with flying colors.
Sep 3 - 4:44 PM

Daniel Murphy is dealing with a mild strain of his left quad.

Murphy left Wednesday's game with what was described as "mild discomfort" in his quad. He missed some time earlier this year with the same injury and has apparently been playing through it again in recent days. The Mets are calling him day-to-day for now.
Sep 3 - 4:42 PM

Eddie Rosario connected for a grand slam in the third inning of Thursday afternoon's 6-4 loss to the White Sox.

An Eduardo Escobar infield single and a pair of walks issued by White Sox starter Jeff Samardizja set the stage for Rosario to work his grand salami magic with two outs in the third inning. The 23-year-old outfielder is posting one of the sneakier productive seasons in the bigs in 2015, as he maintains a .271/.291/.446 triple-slash with nine homers, 10 triples, 37 RBI and 10 steals.
Sep 3 - 4:42 PM

Jeff Samardzija struggled in Thursday afternoon's win over the Twins, allowing four runs on five hits over 6 1/3 innings.

Samardizja struck out four, but also walked four. His bout of wildness led to the loudest hit of the game in the third inning, when he walked a pair of batters to load the bases with two outs. Eddie Rosario made him pay for his indiscretion in the form of a grand slam. Maybe it's time to stop calling Samardzija inconsistent. In eight of his last 10 starts, he's surrendered at least four runs. That's consistency--just not of the good variety. The 30-year-old right-hander will try for better luck at home against the Indians next time out as he looks to lower his 4.87 ERA and 1.30 WHIP.
Sep 3 - 4:40 PM

Kyle Gibson turned in a quality start in Thursday afternoon's no-decision against the White Sox, yielding three runs on five hits over six innings.

Gibson struck out four without walking a batter in the contest. Solitary runs scored in the first, fourth and sixth innings. Gibson's struggled with putting runners on base in previous starts, but he's mostly been able to limit the amount touching the plate. He'll carry a 3.84 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 115/55 K/BB ratio (across 164 innings) into a tough road showdown with the division-leading Royals next time he toes the rubber.
Sep 3 - 4:40 PM

Nationals manager Matt Williams said that Stephen Strasburg (back) felt fine coming out of his bullpen session Thursday.

Strasburg left his most recent start on Sunday due to discomfort in his upper back and will have his turn skipped on Friday. However, the expectation is that he'll make his return for a crucial series against the first-place Mets early next week.
Sep 3 - 4:30 PM

Jung Ho Kang is not in Thursday's lineup against the Brewers.

He'll take a seat against right-hander Taylor Jungmann. Jordy Mercer will start at shortstop and bat eighth.
Sep 3 - 4:24 PM


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