OUTDee Gordon2B MIA 1 hour ago
Gordon is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Padres, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
Robert Andino will man second base and lead off against lefty Clayton Richard following his two-hit effort Friday night, as Gordon sits for a second straight game. Gordon did end up coming off the bench and logging three at-bats Friday, finishing 0-for-3, so it doesn't seem as though an injury is in play. Gordon is batting .286 and is 8-for-12 in stolen base attempts in August.
Albert SuarezP SF 1 hour ago
Suarez was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento and will start Saturday against the Braves.
With Jake Peavy (back) moved to the DL, Suarez will return for his first major league start since July 3. Suarez has turned in mixed results at both levels this season and his strikeout upside is relatively limited, but he has limited the damage at home, holding opponents to eight runs in 25.1 innings at AT&T Park so far this year (2.84 ERA).
Alex PresleyOF DET 1 hour ago
Presley was designated for assignment Saturday, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
With Jose Iglesias' return from the DL on Saturday, the Tigers cleared a spot by designating Presley for assignment. The 31-year-old outfielder hadn't appeared in any of the Tigers' last five games and was hitting a mere .198 at the big league level on the season. He'll now be subject to waivers but he could return to the Tigers organization if he goes unclaimed.
Darwin Barney2B/SS/3B TOR 1 hour ago
Barney's sixth-inning solo homer in Friday's blowout win over the Twins was his first since back on June 5 versus the Red Sox.
The second baseman had been mired in a long-ball drought of epic proportions before Friday's round-tripper, which came in a game where Barney also collected a double and scored two runs overall. He's tallied four multi-hit efforts over his last seven games, but is still hitting just .240 over 50 August at-bats.
Jose IglesiasSS DET 1 hour ago
Iglesias (hamstring) was activated off the 15-day disabled list Saturday, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
The Tigers designated Alex Presley for assignment Saturday in order to clear a spot for Iglesias on the active roster. Iglesias' return may not tip the scales much for the Tigers offensively, but having his glove back at shortstop will be a huge boon to their infield defense. Andrew Romine and Erick Aybar stand to see a severe reduction in playing time with Iglesias back in the fold.
15DJake PeavyP SF 1 hour ago
Peavy (lower back strain) was placed on the 15-day DL on Saturday retroactive to Aug. 21.
Albert Suarez was recalled in a corresponding move and will toe the rubber Saturday opposite Braves right-hander Mike Foltynewicz. Peavy has been wholly ineffective in 29 appearances this season, posting a 5.55 ERA and 1.42 WHIP, and he figures to return to the bullpen assuming he makes it back this season. A return timetable was not immediately provided but he will be eligible to return as soon as Sept. 5.
Jackie Bradley Jr.OF BOS 2 hours ago
Bradley will drop to ninth in the order for Saturday's game against the Royals.
Bradley's prolonged slump has dropped him all the way to the bottom of the order as he's hit just .156 over the last 30 games and .080 over the last week. He'll have the tough task of trying to break out of that slump Saturday against Cy Young candidate Danny Duffy.
Jorge AlfaroC PHI 2 hours ago
Alfaro was optioned to Double-A Reading on Saturday.
The Phillies brought Alfaro up Friday for some short-term depth behind the plate -- they needed a backup with A.J. Ellis still en route from Los Angeles and Alfaro was already on the 40-man roster. He figures to return sometime in September but Alfaro had hit a rough stretch with Reading and will likely be used sparingly over the final few weeks.
Josh Donaldson3B/DH TOR 2 hours ago
Donaldson went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer, three RBI overall and a walk in Friday's 15-8 victory over the Twins.
Donaldson has now gone deep in consecutive games and has hit the 30-homer mark in consecutive seasons. He's also hit safely in five straight and has four RBI in the last two contests.
Justin Smoak1B/DH TOR 2 hours ago
Smoak went 2-for-5 with a pair of RBI singles and three-run homer in Friday's 15-8 victory over the Twins.
The slugging first baseman delivered early and often Friday, beginning with a 407-foot shot in the second that plated Troy Tulowitzki and Melvin Upton, Jr. He followed with run-scoring singles in the third and seventh, making it his highest RBI tally on the season by far. The performance was a bright spot in an otherwise dismal August for Smoak, who's slashed .195/.250/.366 over 41 August at-bats.