Anthony Gose OF DET 12 minutes ago
Gose is not in the lineup Friday against the Angels.
With lefty Hector Santiago due up for the Angels, Gose will head to the bench for the first time since May 16. Gose is batting .329/.368/.459 this season but his exposure to left-handed pitching figures to remain limited.
Scott Kazmir SP OAK 13 minutes ago
Kazmir (shoulder) will start throwing again Saturday, MLB.com's Jane Lee reports.
He says he was confident all along that the shoulder injury was not serious and was just muscle tightness, and the MRI results Thursday supported that notion. Kazmir should still miss Tuesday's start but he could be back for next Sunday's outing in Boston.
Erick Aybar SS LAA 18 minutes ago
Aybar (hamstring) said Friday that he feels "great" and could play but will opt to sit out in an effort to make sure he is in the lineup Saturday, the Orange County Register's Jeff Fletcher reports.
This crisis appears to be averted and he should be back in the lineup sometime this weekend. Taylor Featherston is getting the start at shortstop Friday.
James Paxton SP SEA 21 minutes ago
Paxton (finger) was placed on the 15-day DL on Friday with a strained middle finger tendon, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.
The injury forced Paxton off the hill Thursday after 4.2 innings and has now sent him to the disabled list. Paxton's teammate, Hisashi Iwakuma, dealt with a similar injury last spring and was shut down from throwing for close to three weeks, though the Mariners haven't said how long Paxton will be out nor have they announced his replacement in the rotation. Mike Montgomery seems like a top candidate.
Yan Gomes C CLE 24 minutes ago
Gomes is not in the lineup Friday.
The Indians seem to be sitting Gomes every other day for now, and that trend continues Friday. Roberto Perez will get the start and hit ninth.
Robinson Cano 2B SEA 24 minutes ago
Cano (illness) is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Indians.
Cano is apparently still under the weather, so he will sit out Friday for the second day in a row. Willie Bloomquist will get the start at second base Friday in Cano's place.
Jose Fernandez SP MIA 28 minutes ago
Fernandez (elbow) is slated to throw 45 pitches in his first extended spring training start Monday, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
The Marlins had been eyeing mid-June for Fernandez's first extended spring start, but the right-hander completed several live sessions without issue and convinced the training staff he was ready to pitch in a controlled environment. While it's uncertain how many extended spring starts he'll need before embarking on a rehab assignment, Fernandez's stated goal is to return before the All-Star break.
Joe Beimel RP SEA 28 minutes ago
Beimel will take a leave of absence for personal reasons, the Tacoma News-Tribune's Bob Dutton reports.
Supposedly his absence will be brief, and in the meantime Lucas Luetge was called up from Triple-A to offer bullpen depth at the big league level.
Lucas Luetge RP SEA 31 minutes ago
Luetge was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma on Friday, the Tacoma News-Tribune's Bob Dutton reports.
Joe Beimel took a leave of absence for personal reasons so the Mariners needed bullpen reinforcements. Don't look for Luetge to get too many opportunities in high leverage situations while he is up with the Mariners.
Jerry Blevins RP NYM 39 minutes ago
Blevins (forearm) could resume throwing in mid-June, Mike Vorkunov of the Star-Ledger reports.
The lefty is now close to six weeks removed from suffering a fractured forearm, and if his follow-up X-ray shows sufficient healing, he could be cleared to start a throwing program next month. There is no set timetable for his return, but Blevins appears to have a chance to return before the All-Star break.