DTDLorenzo CainCF KC 1 hour ago
Cain left Tuesday's game with a strained hamstring, FOX Sports Kansas City's Joel Goldberg reports.
He went 1-for-4 before leaving and being replaced by Jarrod Dyson in Tuesday's game against the Cardinals. Manager Ned Yost said he was unsure of the severity of the hamstring issue, and said Cain will be re-evaluated Wednesday. Cain most recently dealt with a hamstring issue back in 2015, and he missed several games dealing with the injury. Dyson would be the likely replacement in center field if Cain misses some games this time around.
Travis Shaw1B/3B BOS 1 hour ago
Shaw went 3-for-5 with a home run and five RBI in Tuesday's win against the Rays.
Shaw had a solo homer, a two-run double and a two-run single en route to his third five-RBI game of the season, his last of which came on May 10 against the A's. In 75 at-bats this month, the left-hand hitting third baseman had four total RBI before Tuesday's explosion. Shaw is now slashing .273/.338/.455 with nine home runs, 49 RBI and 40 runs through 280 at-bats this year.
DTDJoc PedersonCF LAD 1 hour ago
Pederson left Tuesday's game with an apparent right arm/shoulder injury after slamming into the outfield wall while making a spectacular catch, the Orange County Register's Bill Plunkett reports.
Jonathan Lucroy, who was at second base, managed to scored on the tag, as Pederson was unable to get up to throw the ball back in. He was replaced by Trayce Thompson in center field, with Yasiel Puig coming in to play right field. Pederson will likely go for tests after the game, and his status will be updated when the team provides more details about the nature of the injury.
Rick PorcelloSP BOS 1 hour ago
Porcello (9-2) pitched six quality innings, allowing just one run on five hits while walking three and striking out eight in Tuesday's win against the Rays.
Porcello's eight strikeouts were his most since the last time he faced the Rays back on April 20. Tampa loaded the bases with no outs in the fourth, but only scored once -- with Porcello's third walk of the inning forcing in the run. The Boston right-hander, who had not walked more than two batters in any of his previous 19 starts, wiggled off the hook by getting Logan Forsythe to fly out and fanning the next two Rays' hitters. Porcello retired the last nine batters he faced en route to winning a team-best ninth game. His next start is Monday at home against the Rangers.
DTDZack GreinkeSP ARI 1 hour ago
Greinke left Tuesday's game with tightness in his left oblique.
He left after briefly warming up for the start of the third inning, and interestingly the injury was on the non-throwing side of his body. That said, any injury to the abdominal area can sideline a pitcher, so Greinke should be considered highly questionable to make his next scheduled start on July 4. His status will be updated when more news about his timetable for recovery is released as the week goes on.
Chris ArcherSP TB 2 hours ago
Archer (4-11) dropped his fourth straight start in Tuesday's game against the Red Sox. He pitched 6.1 innings, allowing four runs, seven hits and four walks while striking out nine.
Archer's nightmare season continued at the hands of MLB's most prolific offense on Tuesday. Last year's All-Star now leads the major leagues in losses this season, as he continued to struggle against a Red Sox team that has given him fits throughout his career (1-8 lifetime). It's always a difficult decision to sit a guy with Archer's resume and potential, but his next start comes Sunday against a Tigers team that lit him up for six runs on eight hits in three innings back on May 22.
15DMichael FoltynewiczSP ATL 2 hours ago
Foltynewicz (elbow) is the top candidate to start Thursday's game against the Marlins, Kevin McAlpin of 680 The Fan reports.
He tossed five one-hit shutout innings while striking out five in his last rehab start Saturday, and the Braves don't have any other obvious options to take the ball Thursday. Foltynewicz should get a fairly long leash in the big league rotation that has been decimated by injuries and poor performances. He had a 3.51 ERA in six big league starts earlier this year, although a 4.71 FIP and 4.17 xFIP paint a slightly less encouraging picture.
15DBrandon GuyerOF/DH TB 2 hours ago
Guyer (hamstring) was activated from the 15-day DL on Tuesday, 620 WDAE's Steve Carney reports.
He had an impressive .271/.365/.472 slash line with six homers in 168 plate appearances prior to the DL stint. Guyer figures to see a good chunk of playing time, at least in the short term, as Steven Souza, Kevin Kiermaier and Mikie Mahtook are still on the DL and Corey Dickerson is also ailing. Jaff Decker was designated for assignment as a corresponding move.
Francisco RodriguezRP DET 2 hours ago
Rodriguez picked up his 21st save of the season Tuesday against the Marlins. He walked one and struck out one.
Tuesday marked Rodriguez's seventh save of June, and his 21st in 23 tries this season. The veteran has the second-most saves in the AL, and holds a 3.25 ERA and 1.16 WHIP through 27.2 innings.
Jaff DeckerDH TB 2 hours ago
Decker was designated for assignment on Tuesday, 620 WDAE's Steve Carney reports.
The move corresponds to Brandon Guyer being activated from the 15-day DL. Decker posted a .138/.219/.138 line in limited time (32 plate appearances) with the big league club, and will offer organizational depth at the Triple-A level, assuming he passes through waivers.