Aaron Sanchez P TOR 6 hours ago
Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Aaron Sanchez will appeal his three-game suspension for throwing at Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar during Sunday's game, according to the team's official website. No date has been set for Sanchez's hearing, and he will be eligible to pitch until a decision is reached.
Josh Reddick RF OAK 7 hours ago
Oakland Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick was a last minute scratch from the starting lineup Tuesday against the Baltimore Orioles, apparently due to continued lower-back tightness, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Reddick left Sunday's game early due to the injury and sat out Monday despite taking part in a full on-field workout prior to the game, and his status for Wednesday is now in question.
David Freese 3B/DH LAA 7 hours ago
Los Angeles Angels third baseman David Freese could return as soon as next week after recovering from a non-displaced fracture in his right index finger, according to the Orange County Register. Freese has been sidelined since July 22 and it is unclear whether he will require a rehab assignment before returning.
Jon Lester SP CHC 7 hours ago
Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester will start Friday against the San Francisco Giants after his outing Monday against the Pittsburgh Pirates was cut short by rain, according to MLB.com. Lester needed 31 pitches Monday to get through 1.2 innings before the game was suspended and eventually postponed, forcing the team to shuffle their rotation.
Justin Upton LF SD 8 hours ago
San Diego Padres outfielder Justin Upton is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Milwaukee Brewers because of a thumb injury, according to the team's official website. Upton suffered a bruised thumb during Monday's game, but he is available off the bench Tuesday.
Sean Doolittle RP OAK 8 hours ago
Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Sean Doolittle is expected to begin a rehab assignment this weekend as he recovers from a left shoulder strain, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Doolittle completed a simulated game Tuesday, which reportedly went well, and barring any setbacks will be cleared for a minor league assignment. He has been limited to only one appearance this season due to separate shoulder strains. Upon his return, he could push Edward Mujica for ninth inning responsibilities. Mujica just inherited the closer job following the trade of Tyler Clippard last week. Doolittle saved 22 games last year for the A's in 61 appearances, posting a 2.73 ERA and 0.73 WHIP over 62.2 innings while striking out 89. Doolittle struck out 60 in each of his first two seasons as a set-up man, posting an ERA of 3.13 or lower and a WHIP of 1.08 or lower.
David Wright 3B NYM 8 hours ago
New York Mets third baseman David Wright could start a rehab assignment as early as Monday as he continues to recover from a back injury, according to ESPN New York. Wright, who began what will be a five-day stretch of rigorous baseball workouts Tuesday, will rest Sunday before embarking on a rehab assignment if he does not suffer any setbacks. The 32-year-old has not played since April 14 because of spinal stenosis, but he is nearing a return after receiving clearance to increase his activity level. “I’m planning on coming back and being an everyday player," Wright said. “It’s nice to be back in the grind again, rather than being secluded to the therapy room. It’s been a long process and I like the fact we’re finally talking about baseball and no rehab and doctors. You put in all this work to finally get to the point where you are now." Wright will need a handful of rehab starts before he returns, but he is on track to return sometime this month.
Collin Cowgill OF LAA 8 hours ago
Los Angeles Angels outfielder Collin Cowgill took batting practice on the field prior to Tuesday's game as he continues to recover from a right wrist injury, according to MLB.com. Cowgill has been limited to 35 games due to the injury and remains without a timetable for return.
Buck Farmer P DET 9 hours ago
Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Tuesday that pitcher Buck Farmer will move to the bullpen, according to the Detroit News. Farmer was originally scheduled to start Wednesday against the Kansas City Royals, but that assignment will go to recent acquisition Matt Boyd.
Logan Morrison 1B/DH SEA 9 hours ago
Seattle Mariners first baseman Logan Morrison remains out of the lineup Tuesday because of a thumb injury, according to the Tacoma News Tribune. Morrison will miss his sixth straight start, but he has appeared as a pinch-hitter in each of the last three games and should be available off the bench once again.