Josh Harrison 2B/3B/LF/RF PIT 3 days ago
Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Josh Harrison fielded grounders and played catch on Sunday as he continues to recover from a thumb injury, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Harrison, who has been on the disabled list since tearing thumb ligaments earlier this month, remains on track to return in late August.
Brandon Morrow SP SD 3 days ago
San Diego Padres pitcher Brandon Morrow is scheduled to make two more rehab starts as he recovers from a shoulder injury, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. Morrow allowed two runs over 2.1 innings in Saturday's rehab start for Triple-A El Paso.
Coco Crisp LF/CF/DH OAK 3 days ago
Oakland Athletics outfielder Coco Crisp will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Stockton on Monday as he continues to recover from a neck injury, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Crisp, who has not played since late May, is expected to return in early August after he gets back up to speed in the minor leagues.
Jean Segura SS MIL 3 days ago
Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Jean Segura was scratched from the lineup Sunday against the Arizona Diamondbacks because of a score throat, according to the team's official website. Hector Gomez will get the start and bat seventh.
Nolan Arenado 3B COL 3 days ago
Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado is in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Reds after recovering from a hand injury, according to the team's official website. Arenado was pulled from Saturday's game after he was hit on the hand by a pitch, but X-rays were negative and he is in the lineup Sunday after the swelling subsided overnight.
Billy Burns CF OAK 3 days ago
Oakland Athletics outfielder Billy Burns is back in the lineup Sunday against the San Francisco Giants after recovering from a groin injury, according to the team's official website. Burns left Friday's game after suffering the injury during an at-bat, but was able to appear as a pinch-hitter Saturday and is back in the lineup Sunday after a brief absence.
Stephen Piscotty RF STL 3 days ago
St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Stephen Piscotty returned to the lineup for Sunday's game against the Atlanta Braves after a neck injury limited him to a bench role in the previous two games, according to MLB.com. Piscotty had two singles, a walk and an RBI in three at-bats Sunday.
Matt Wieters C/DH BAL 3 days ago
Baltimore Orioles catcher Matt Wieters is out of the lineup Sunday against the Tampa Bay Rays because of a sore back, according to MASN Sports. Wieters was slated to start at first base Sunday but was held out as a precaution, though Orioles manager Buck Showalter expects Wieters to start at catcher Monday against the Atlanta Braves.
Ryan Zimmerman 1B/3B/LF WSH 3 days ago
Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman has been running without issue while progressing through his rehab from plantar fasciitis, according to the Washington Post. Zimmerman may be activated from the disabled list within the next few days.
Johnny Cueto SP KC 3 days ago
The Cincinnati Reds agreed to trade starting pitcher Johnny Cueto to the Kansas City Royals on Sunday, according to Fox Sports. Cueto was told he had been traded prior to Saturday's start, but he pitched through the distraction with eight shutout innings against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. He continues to be one of the more dominant pitchers in baseball, as he has not posted an earned-run average higher than 2.82 since the 2010 season. His 2.62 ERA this season is the ninth best mark in the National League, while his 120 strikeouts rank 12th, however, he is just 7-6 in 19 starts. The move to Kansas City also gives Cueto a great shot at making the postseason, as the Royals are 58-34, 6.5 games ahead of the Minnesota Twins for first place in the American League Central, whereas the Reds are 43-52, 19 games behind the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Central.