Kris Bryant 3B CHC 14 hours ago
Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant is back in the lineup Monday after being removed from Sunday's game with a head injury. Brant has passed the concussion protocol and thus appears to have avoided any serious issue.
Carter Capps RP MIA 15 hours ago
The Miami Marlins placed relief pitcher Carter Capps on the 15-day disabled list Monday because of an elbow strain. Capps had to be removed from Sunday's game against the San Diego Padres after feeling discomfort in the area, but his placement on the disabled list comes as something of a surprise, as he said he was feeling better after the game. "I'm not really concerned, just frustrated it tightened up when the game's on the line," Capps told Fox Sports Florida. "It definitely gives me a lot of comfort like I said it already feels better now. I have full range of motion. I passed all the tests. It's really not an issue, just unfortunately cramped up on me. Didn't need it to happen that at-bat." Capps is having a breakout season, tallying a 1.16 earned-run average and 58 strikeouts in just 31 innings.
Danny Valencia 1B/3B/LF TOR 15 hours ago
Third baseman Danny Valencia was claimed off waivers by the Oakland Athletics on Monday, according to MLB.com. Valencia, who was designated for assignment by the Toronto Blue Jays over the weekend, will provide depth in the outfield and corner infield spots.
Brandon Beachy SP LAD 15 hours ago
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Brandon Beachy accepted an outright assignment to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Saturday, according to True Blue LA. The acquisitions of Mat Latos and Alex Wood made Beachy the odd-man out in the starting rotation.
A.J. Burnett SP PIT 15 hours ago
Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher A.J. Burnett intends to pitch again this season despite suffering from a strained flexor tendon, according to Fox Sports 1. There was speculation that Burnett would not pitch again after being placed on the disabled list with right elbow inflammation, but an MRI revealed that his UCL is intact. Burnett said that he will not undergo surgery to resolve the issue. "In my mind, surgery is not an option," he told MLB.com. "I'd built up some pain tolerance. It comes and goes, part of doing this 16 years. You figure out what you can and can't do." Burnett, who considered retirement after last season, has had what may be the best season of his career after signing a one-year, $8.5 million deal in November, tallying a 3.06 earned-run average and 36 walks in 135.1 innings. If Burnett is able to avoid surgery, it is possible he could return for the postseason.
Kyle Schwarber C/DH CHC 16 hours ago
Chicago Cubs catcher Kyle Schwarber is expected to remain in the major leagues even after fellow catcher Miguel Montero returns from the disabled list, according to MLB.com. The Cubs will carry three catchers -- Schwarber, Montero and David Ross -- although the 23-year-old is more likely to see more time in left field than behind the plate. The rookie has earned his place with the Cubs by hitting .333/.422/.556 with two doubles, a triple, four home runs, 13 RBI and a stolen base over his first 23 games as a Cub. Montero is just beginning a rehab assignment as he recovers from a thumb injury, but is expected to resume starting catching duties upon his return. Ross will serve as Jon Lester's personal catcher, while Schwarber will likely only catch occasionally, as he is expected to displace Chris Coghlan as the everyday left fielder.
Tommy Milone SP MIN 17 hours ago
Minnesota Twins pitcher Tommy Millone underwent tests Monday that revealed signs of a strain, but no structural damage in his arm, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Millone is currently on the disabled list as a result of the ailment, though he is not expected to be sidelined for a long time.
David Ross C CHC 21 hours ago
Chicago Cubs catcher David Ross will not be displaced from the roster upon fellow catcher Miguel Montero's return from a thumb injury, according to MLB.com. Montero is starting a rehab assignment Monday and should return soon, but the Cubs plan to carry Ross as well as hot-hitting rookie Kyle Schwarber on the roster, with Ross continuing to serve as Jon Lester's personal catcher.
Hanley Ramirez SS/LF/DH BOS 24 hours ago
Boston Red Sox outfielder Hanley Ramirez is expected to play Tuesday against the New York Yankees after leaving Sunday's game with a knee injury, according to the Boston Globe. Ramirez left for a pinch runner following an eighth-inning single Sunday, but manager John Farrell expressed little concern over the ailment.
Mookie Betts 2B/CF/RF BOS 24 hours ago
Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts began exertion tests Sunday while recovering from a concussion, according to the Boston Globe. Betts will be examined sometime in the next three days.