Brad Boxberger RP TB 42 minutes ago
Boxberger notched his 14th save of the season Saturday, working a perfect inning and striking out one.
After a couple of rough appearances that nearly tripled his ERA on the season (sending it from 1.10 to 2.95), Boxberger was back in form on Saturday. The Rays haven't yet started working Jake McGee back into the closer mix, so for now Boxberger should continue to have ninth inning duties to himself.
Vinnie Pestano RP LAA 48 minutes ago
Pestano was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Saturday, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.
Pestano has struggled throughout the season and has been used to record more than one out just once in his last six appearances. He figures to make it back to the major league club before too long, but the right-hander will likely continue to pitch in low-leverage situations.
Jung-Ho Kang SS/3B PIT 49 minutes ago
Kang is out of the lineup Saturday.
It's just a standard day off for Kang, who is slashing .302/.375/.453 so far this season. Jordy Mercer will start at shortstop and hit eighth Saturday.
Erasmo Ramirez SP TB 52 minutes ago
Ramirez dominated the Orioles on Saturday, tossing seven shutout innings and giving up three hits and a walk, striking out seven, to pick up his third win of the season.
It was easily Ramirez's best start of the season to date, and a nice rebound from an ugly last outing against the A's. His ERA is still an unsightly 5.53, but he'll have a solid chance of lowering it further in his next turn, on Thursday in Seattle.
Efren Navarro 1B/LF LAA 1 hour ago
Navarro was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake on Saturday, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.
Vinnie Pestano was sent down to make room on the roster for Navarro, who will return for his third stint with the major league club this season. Navarro will start at first base and bat eighth Saturday against Tigers right-hander Shane Green as Albert Pujols gets another day off from field duties.
Erick Aybar SS LAA 1 hour ago
Aybar (hamstring) remains out of the lineup Saturday against the Tigers, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.
Aybar said he felt "great" Friday and suggested his absence was merely precautionary, but it seems the training staff still has some reservations about the health of his left hamstring. Grant Green will get the start at shortstop Saturday in place of Aybar, who remains day-to-day ahead of Sunday's series finale.
Buster Posey C/1B SF 1 hour ago
Posey is out of the lineup Saturday, CSN Bay Area's Alex Pavlovic reports.
After going 2-for-4 with a home run and a double in Friday's game Posey gets the night off Saturday. Andrew Susac will catch and hit eighth.
Robinson Cano 2B SEA 1 hour ago
Cano (illness) is back in the lineup Saturday against the Indians.
Cano will step back into the lineup Saturday to face right-hander Shaun Marcum after missing two starts with flu-like symptoms. The 32-year-old Cano has posted a .080 ISO in 47 games to this point (career .186) and his walk rate is down close to four percent from last year.
Yordano Ventura SP KC 1 hour ago
Ventura will start Sunday against the Cubs, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
The team will simply push each of their starters back a day after Saturday's game was postponed due to rain. Ventura will look to even his record on the year at 4-4 with a win in the finale against Chicago.
Tsuyoshi Wada SP CHC 2 hours ago
Wada will not start Saturday as the game has been postponed due to rain, Bruce Miles of the Daily Herald reports.
He will presumably just take the ball Sunday instead with all of the Cubs' starters getting an extra day of rest. The game will be made up at a later date.