Jeff Mathis C MIA 12 hours ago
Mathis (finger) began a rehab assignment at Triple -A New Orleans on Sunday, Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post reports.
Mathis is trying to return from a fractured ring finger suffered in mid-April. Once he gets enough at-bats in to demonstrate that he's no longer bothered by the injury, the Marlins will likely bring him back to the parent club, where he'll serve as the backup catcher behind J.T. Realmuto.
Tyler Chatwood SP COL 12 hours ago
Chatwood (elbow) tossed a 40-pitch bullpen session Sunday, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.
Chatwood threw a mix of fastballs, changeups, and curveballs during the workout, and seems to be making positive progress from his second Tommy John operation. The 25-year-old is probably further along in his recovery than the Rockies expected at this point, creating the possibility that he might return before season's end.
Anibal Sanchez SP DET 12 hours ago
Sanchez struggled again Sunday, allowing seven runs, two walks and eight hits including two home runs, in just 5.2 innings of work. He did, however, deal up 11 strikeouts.
It was an all-or-nothing outing for Sanchez, who either mystified his opponents or served up tasty taters. He'd actually gotten to the sixth inning relatively unscathed despite some struggles including a balk in the first that delivered a run. Both homers came in the sixth; one of which came to a pinch hitter at the bottom of the Astros lineup. Take a deep breath before you run him out to the mound for your roster -- this game was just a condensed version of his entire season. He's both dominant and disgusting, but all in the same game.
Sonny Gray SP OAK 12 hours ago
Manager Bob Melvin said after Sunday's game against the Rays that he expects Gray (ankle) to make his next scheduled start Friday versus the Yankees, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Gray was pulled after five innings Sunday largely as a precaution, as he had previously taken a comebacker off his foot in the fourth. However, with the Athletics holding a 5-0 lead at the time of his departure, Gray still captured the win, and appears to have avoided any serious damage to his ankle. Expect his status for his next start to be clarified within the next couple of days.
Thomas Field 2B TEX 12 hours ago
Field is out of the lineup Sunday against the Yankees, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Field will sit for the second straight time and third in the last four days Sunday, with Adam Rosales once again starting at second base. It's unclear if a time-shift may be occurring at second base, but the .250/.314/.469 batting line he Field owns isn't terrible.
Brendan Ryan 2B/SS NYY 12 hours ago
Ryan (calf) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Sunday.
The transaction was just a procedural move for the Yankees to free up a 40-man roster spot for reliever Jacob Lindgren, who had his contract purchased from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre ahead of Sunday's game against the Rangers. Ryan should begin a rehab assignment in the coming days before potentially returning to the Yankees at some point in June.
Jacob Lindgren RP NYY 12 hours ago
Lindgren had his contract purchased from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Sunday.
The 22-year-old has been highly impressive at Triple-A this season, supplying a 1.23 ERA and 11.8 K/9 rate over 22 innings. He'll likely function as a multi-inning reliever out of the bullpen for the Yankees.
Branden Pinder SP NYY 12 hours ago
Pinder was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Sunday.
The Yankees will drop Pinder from their bullpen after he was tagged for two runs over three innings in Saturday's loss to the Rangers. Jacob Lindgren was promoted from Triple-A in a corresponding move.
Miguel Cabrera 1B/DH DET 12 hours ago
Cabrera went 2-for-5 with a double, home run and one RBI in Sunday's 10-8 loss to the Astros.
He's third in RBI (32) in baseball and his slash line of .344/.446/.614 is MVP-worthy. He's one of the best in the game, but it's still just May.
Jared Burton RP NYY 12 hours ago
Burton signed a minor-league contract with the Rangers on Sunday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. He'll report to Triple-A Round Rock.
The Rangers are painfully thin on relief-pitching depth, but Burton could provide some salvation if he's first able to recapture his form at Triple-A. He was released by the Yankees earlier this month after it was apparent he wouldn't be called up in the near future, but his 3.44 ERA and 1.24 WHIP over 361 career innings in the big leagues will result in the Rangers giving him a look.