Adam LaRoche 1B WAS 39 Mins
LaRoche is dealing with back stiffness, Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports.
LaRoche was lifted for pinch-hitter Kevin Frandsen after going 0-for-3 at the dish Monday, and it sounds like the back pain was to blame. He was held out of the lineup nearly a week ago with a similar ailment, but it seems to be a bit more serious this time around. Consider LaRoche day-to-day until further tests are performed Tuesday.
Chris Heston SP SF 2 Hrs
Heston will have his contract purchased from Triple-A Fresno on Sunday.
Heston already has a career-high 173 inning under his belt this season at Triple-A Fresno, over which he's posted a 3.38 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 125:51 K:BB ratio. He'll serve as bullpen depth for the Giants down the stretch, and could be considered in an emergency spot start scenario.
Erik Cordier SP SF 2 Hrs
Cordier will be recalled by the Giants on Tuesday.
Cordier owned a 3.59 ERA and 1.35 WHIP over 52.2 innings in Triple-A this year, and will provide the Giants with bullpen depth down the stretch.
Gary Brown CF SF 2 Hrs
Brown will be recalled by the Giants on Tuesday.
Brown will provide the Giants with outfield depth as they attempt to lock up a spot in the postseason. The former first-round pick is known for his speed and defensive prowess, so he could prove to be a valuable bench player down the stretch. Brown hit .271 with 36 steals in the minors this season.
Adam Duvall 1B/3B SF 2 Hrs
Duvall will be recalled by the Giants on Tuesday.
Duvall is a familiar face in the Giants' clubhouse, as he's already accumulated 61 at-bats in the majors this year, and has been with the team for the majority of August. He hit two long balls while with the club, and hit 27 total while with Triple-A Fresno. Duvall will provide corner infield depth for manager Bruce Bochy, as well as a power threat off the bench in pinch-hit situations.
Marco Scutaro 2B SF 2 Hrs
Scutaro (back) has been placed on the 60-day DL.
Scutaro was already in danger of missing the rest of the 2014 season, and this move essentially confirms that notion. His transfer will clear up an extra space on the 40-man roster for the Giants' next round of September call-ups.
Matt Cain SP SF 2 Hrs
Cain (elbow) has been placed on the 60-day DL.
The move is merely procedural, as Cain is already considered out for the season after undergoing arthroscopic elbow surgery. His transfer makes extra room on the Giants' 40-man roster for another round of September call-ups.
Jorge De Leon RP HOU 2 Hrs
De Leon will be recalled by the Astros Tuesday when rosters expand, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports.
De Leon has risen relatively quickly through the Astros' farm system, most recently posting a 2.63 ERA over 48 innings in his second stint at the Triple-A level. He'll provide bullpen depth for the Astros down the stretch.
Max Stassi C HOU 2 Hrs
Stassi will be recalled by the Astros Tuesday when rosters expand, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Stassi will be the third string catcher for the Astros behind Jason Castro and Carlos Corporan, meaning he likely won't see enough reps to warrant much fantasy consideration this season. The 23-year-old has hit .247/.296/.378 with nine homers over 101 games in the minors this year.
Jonathan Villar SS HOU 3 Hrs
Villar will be recalled by the Astros Tuesday when rosters expand, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Villar was with the team earlier this season, but was eventually sent down to Triple-A Oklahoma City, where he hit .258/.363/.347 over 51 Pacific Coast League games. He'll provide the Astros with infield depth over the final month of the season.