15DDaniel NorrisSP DET 4 hours ago
Norris (oblique) will make at least one more rehab start before returning to the TigersEvan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
While Norris hasn't experienced a setback, he was shelled in his last outing Saturday, allowing five earned runs and three walks in 4.2 innings of work at Triple-A Toledo. It appears as though the Tigers weren't satisfied with that performance, so he'll take the hill again later in the week before the team makes a call on his status.
Hector RondonRP CHC 5 hours ago
The Cubs' acquisition of Aroldis Chapman on Monday will push Rondon to a setup role, Fred Zinkie of MLB.com reports.
Rondon has been fantastic this season, but the Cubs felt they needed a sure thing in the ninth inning, and there are few surer things than Chapman. Rondon, who has converted 18 of 22 save opportunities this year, should thrive in the eighth inning, so he'll still have value in leagues that count holds.
Addison Russell2B/SS CHC 5 hours ago
Russell is back in the lineup for the Cubs on Monday after leaving the game with a heel bruise on Sunday, Jesse Rogers of ESPN reports.
This is good news for Russell, who was listed as day-to-day. Over his last 10 games Russell is hitting .371 with seven RBI. During this stretch, he has raised his average from .237 to .249. Russell will hit seventh against White Sox right-hander Miguel Gonzalez on Monday.
Russell MartinC TOR 5 hours ago
Martin's knee continues to improve, and he's in the lineup Monday against the Padres, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet reports. "All indications are that he's pretty good," manager John Gibbons said.
Martin missed the previous three games after falling in a sauna, but it appears as though he's mostly moved past the issue. Gibbons intimated that Martin would again be in the lineup Tuesday before a potential maintenance day Wednesday.
Dexter FowlerCF CHC 5 hours ago
Fowler, who was out of Sunday's lineup due to general soreness, is leading off and serving as the Cubs' DH on Monday against the White Sox, ESPN's Jesse Rogers reports.
The hamstring injury that landed Fowler on the DL earlier in the year was bothering him Sunday and the Cubs will take advantage of a series in an American League park to give him more rest Monday. The Cubs could look to deploy Fowler at DH again Tuesday, but then the Chicago series shifts to Wrigley Field on Wednesday, at which point it will be interesting to see if Fowler gets deployed in the outfield or requires more rest.
DTDCameron MaybinCF DET 5 hours ago
Maybin, who is not in Monday's lineup, is considered day-to-day with a back strain, George Sipple of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Maybin was held out of action Sunday, and he'll miss a second straight contest Monday while battling tightness and discomfort in his back. The Tigers will take a wait-and-see approach to the issue, and as of now the hope is that he'll only miss a few days and avoid a DL stint.
Ubaldo JimenezSP BAL 5 hours ago
Jimenez will come off the paternity list Tuesday, Jon Meoli of the Baltimore Sun reports.
Jimenez will remain on the paternity list for one more day following the birth of his child over the weekend. The expectation as of now is that he'll be in line to start Thursday in Minnesota, but the team is yet to confirm. Jimenez last pitched on July 8, when he was shelled for five earned runs on five hits in just 1.1 innings.
Melvin UptonLF/CF/DH SD 5 hours ago
Upton is out of the lineup Monday against the Blue Jays.
He also sat Sunday, so it's worth wondering if Upton is a little banged up. Upton has also been pretty cold at the plate, notching three hits in his last 27 at-bats, and if he is ailing, that would explain his recent struggles. We will update his status if any word of an injury surfaces. Alex Dickerson will start in left field and hit fifth Monday.
Chris Carter1B/DH MIL 5 hours ago
Carter is not in the lineup for Monday's series opener against the Diamondbacks.
Carter will get his first rest since July 4 after collecting just one hit in 16 at-bats over the last four games. Jonathan Lucroy will move out from behind the plate to man first, while Martin Maldanado will catch Chase Anderson and bat eighth for the Brewers.
OUTRandal GrichukOF/DH STL 5 hours ago
Grichuk is out of Monday's lineup against the Mets.
He will sit for the second time in the last four games, making way for Jeremy Hazelbaker in center field. Grichuk went on a rampage initially after being recalled by the Cardinals early in the month, but he has cooled off since, going 4-for-24 since July 17. His power still plays in deeper leagues, but the Cardinals seem content treating him like a part-time player.