Masahiro Tanaka SP NYY 13 Mins
Tanaka is experiencing "general soreness" in his right arm and will head back to New York for continued strengthening, Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports.
The Yankees did not provide any other details about Tanaka's status, but he is not scheduled to see a doctor at this time, so it appears they are hoping his setback is only minor. There remains the chance that it could be more serious, but expect an update on Tanaka's status either way once more details emerge.
Chris Gimenez C CLE 14 Mins
Gimenez was placed on the paternity list Friday.
Gimenez will be replaced on the active roster by Yan Gomes, who was activated from the 7-day concussion disabled list Friday. It's unclear what role Gimenez will serve when he returns, but the rosters will be expanded for September, so he will likely retain his spot.
Yan Gomes C CLE 24 Mins
The Indians activated Gomes (concussion) from the disabled list Friday.
Gomes will return to action after missing just over a week with a concussion. He is apparently not showing symptoms any longer, so he has been cleared to resume playing. Gomes will start Friday's game and hit sixth in the Indians' batting order.
Anthony Rizzo 1B CHC 33 Mins
Rizzo (back) hope to return to the lineup Friday, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.
He woke up feeling better Thursday morning, but his back still bothers him when he extends it by swinging. The Cubs made the prudent move by giving him an extra day off to recuperate. He should be back in the lineup soon.
Colby Rasmus CF/DH TOR 1 Hr
Rasmus (illness) is back in the lineup as the DH on Friday, John Lott of the National Post reports.
Kevin Pillar will continue to man center field, but Rasmus owners will at least benefit from his presence in the starting lineup again following a two-game absence.
Rich Hill RP NYY 1 Hr
Hill has been designated for assignment by the Yankees, Mark Feinsand of the NY Daily News reports.
After just six appearances with the big club, the Yankees are sending Hill packing -- at least back to Triple-A -- assuming he passes through waivers. Josh Outman will replace Hill on the roster.
Josh Outman RP NYY 1 Hr
Outman has been called up by the Yankees, Mark Feinsand of the NY Daily News reports.
He'll add a left-handed option to the relief corps for manager Joe Girardi, while taking the roster spot formerly held by Rich Hill.
Travis Snider LF/RF PIT 1 Hr
Snider (hamstring) is out of the lineup Friday against the Reds.
Snider left Wednesday's game with the injury and missed Thursday as well. The team recently demoted Gregory Polanco and promoted Jose Tabata, who will start in right field Friday and bat second for the Pirates.
Fernando Salas RP LAA 2 Hrs
Salas pitched a clean inning with a strikeout to tally a win against the A's on Thursday.
Salas took over for Houston Street in the tenth inning Thursday, and was able to pick up the victory after a Howie Kendrick sacrifice fly in the bottom of the frame ended the contest. Salas seems to be in the right place at the right time this season, as he is a perfect 5-0 with a 2.23 ERA in 48.1 innings.
Russell Branyan 1B NYY 2 Hrs
Branyan has signed a minor league deal with the Indians.
Presumably, he'll get a look from the Indians at some point in September when rosters expand. Branyan hasn't been in the big leagues since 2011, but he spent 65 games in the Mexican League with Tijuana this summer, hitting .296/.423/.620 with 19 homers in 272 plate appearances.