DTDMatt Adams1B/DH STL 16 minutes ago
Adams (back) remains out of the lineup Saturday against the Mariners, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
A late scratch from Friday's lineup due to lower back tightness, he will remain out Saturday as Brandon Moss takes over at first base. Adams also battled back problems late last month, but there has been nothing to this point to suggest he is worse off than day-to-day.
15DJonathan PapelbonRP WSH 30 minutes ago
Papelbon is hoping to start a rehab stint on Monday, William Ladson of MLB.com reports.
Papelbon, sidelined since June 13 with rib soreness, threw a 40-pitch bullpen session Saturday and is hoping to begin a rehab assignment Monday. If all goes well over the weekend and next week with a likely assignment, the 35-year-old could return to the Nationals' bullpen before the All-Star break.
Chi Chi GonzalezSP TEX 43 minutes ago
Gonzalez will be recalled from Triple-A Round Rock to start Monday's game against the Yankees, Ryan Posner of MLB.com reports.
Gonzalez has spent the duration of the season, to date, at Triple-A, though he's remained in contention to serve as the Rangers' fifth starter. He'll get that chance against New York, though it's unclear if he'll remain in the rotation beyond Monday's game. Gonzalez has been relatively unspectacular for Round Rock this season, posting a 5.15 ERA and 1.39 WHIP across 14 starts (80.1 innings).
Will VenableOF/DH LAD 47 minutes ago
Venable was outrighted to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Saturday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
Designated for assignment on Friday, Venable went unclaimed during his waiver period and will stay with the Dodgers' Triple-A affiliate. Prior to being signed by Los Angeles on June 14, the 33-year-old spent time with Philadephia's minor league club, Triple-A Lehigh Valley, where he slashed .205/.304/.307 over 41 games.
15DSean ManaeaSP OAK 47 minutes ago
Manaea (arm) is slated to come off the DL to start Wednesday's game against the Giants, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Manaea will spend only the minimum 15 days on the disabled last while nursing a strained muscle in his left forearm. The southpaw made a rehab start at High-A Stockton on Friday, so he'll enter Wednesday's start on a regular four days of rest.
Dillon OvertonP OAK 53 minutes ago
Overton has been recalled to start Saturday's game against the Angels, Joe Stiglich of CSN California reports.
As expected, Overton has officially been recalled, and he'll look to translate the success he's found at Triple-A this season. In his last seven starts at Sacramento, Overton is 7-0 with a 1.40 ERA. It's unclear if he'll remain in the rotation beyond Saturday, but a strong showing could force the A's into a tough decision. To clear space on the 25-man roster, Eric Surkamp was optioned to Triple-A on Saturday.
Eric SurkampP OAK 58 minutes ago
Surkamp was optioned to Triple-A on Saturday, Joe Stiglich of CSN California reports.
Surkamp has endured a string of poor outings of late, most recently allowing four runs (two earned) on five hits across only 3.2 innigns Saturday. Now 0-5 on the season, he'll head down to Triple-A as the A's bring up Dillon Overton from Nashville to start Saturday's game.
60DHenderson AlvarezSP OAK 1 hour ago
Alvarez (shoulder) was moved to the 60-day DL on Saturday, Joe Stiglich of CSN California reports.
The move is essentially a formality, as it frees up a spot on the 40-man roster, which the A's will use to add Dillon Overton. As for Alvarez, he continues to experience soreness in his throwing shoulder and met with Dr. James Andrews twice in the last week. The move to the 60-day DL indicates that Oakland is in no hurry to rush him back into throwing after he was shut down during his last rehab start.
60DColby LewisSP TEX 1 hour ago
Lewis was moved to the 60-day DL on Saturday, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Lewis hit the 15-day DL earlier in the week with a strained lat muscle, and he'll now head to the 60-day list to make room for A.J. Griffin on the 40-man roster. Lewis is expected to miss up to two months, and Saturday's move would appear to suggest the Rangers don't believe he'll be back any earlier.
A.J. GriffinSP TEX 1 hour ago
Griffin was officially activated from the DL to start Saturday's game against the Red Sox, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
As announced Friday, Griffin will come off the DL to return to the rotation Saturday night after completing a rehab assignment earlier in the week. Griffin, who has not pitched for the Rangers since May 7, is expected to remain in the regular rotation going forward.