Robinson Cano2B SEA 7 hours ago
Cano went 2-for-4 with a solo homer Sunday against the White Sox.
Cano left the yard for the seventh time this month to give him 30 bombs on the season. This is the first time he's reached that milestone since doing so with the Yankees, when he blasted 33 homers in 2012.
Josh TholeC TOR 8 hours ago
Thole was designated for assignment following Sunday's 9-6 win over the Twins, Barry Davis of Sportsnet reports.
The Blue Jays bolstered their catching corps by acquiring Dioner Navarro from the White Sox over the weekend, leaving no room for Thole as the club's third backstop. Thole had been a mainstay on the Blue Jays' roster over the last four years due to his comfort with catching knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, but he rarely made an impact with his bat. He was sitting on a .164/.254/.218 batting line across 128 plate appearances this season prior to being dropped from the 40-man roster. Assuming he goes unclaimed off waivers, Thole could still opt to remain with the organization as a depth catcher at Triple-A Buffalo.T
DTDIvan NovaSP PIT 8 hours ago
Nova was pulled from Sunday's start against the Brewers after six innings due to left hamstring discomfort.
Nova cruised through six frames, surrendering only one run on three hits and no walks while striking out four batters over an economical 75 pitches. He departed the game with a 2-1 lead, so he'll be in line for the win if the Pirates' relief crew is able to keep the Brewers off the board. The Pirates will provide Nova with treatment over the next few days with the hope of alleviating the pain he's experiencing with the hamstring, but as of now, there's no guarantee he'll be able to make his next start. Look for manager Clint Hurdle to provide clarity on Nova's situation after Sunday's game concludes.
Logan SchaferCF/DH MIN 8 hours ago
Schafer's contract was purchased from Triple-A Rochester on Sunday, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Schafer will provide the Twins with some depth in the outfield after Danny Santana suffered a shoulder sprain in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays that will require a DL stint. The 29-year-old Schafer offers a capable glove in the outfield, but he's made a minimal impact with the bat over 646 plate appearances at the major-league level, putting together a .212/.286/.319 batting line.
15DDanny SantanaSS/LF/CF/DH MIN 8 hours ago
Santana (shoulder) was placed on the 15-day DL following Sunday's 9-6 loss to the Blue Jays.
Santana exited in the top half of the first inning with an AC sprain in his right shoulder, which he sustained during an outfield collision with teammate Robbie Grossman. The Twins' medical staff quickly determined that Santana's injury was more than a day-to-day concern, so he'll head to the DL in order for the team to bring aboard Logan Schafer from Triple-A Rochester as outfield depth. There's still a possibility that Santana could rejoin the Twins later in September if his rehab goes smoothly.
Brock Holt2B/SS/3B/LF/RF BOS 8 hours ago
Holt will enter the lineup at second base and bat leadoff Sunday against the Royals, Ryan Hannable of WEEI.com reports.
With Dustin Pedroia away from the team to tend to a family matter, Holt will get a temporary opportunity to set the table for one of the league's most potent lineups. Pedroia is expected to rejoin the club for their upcoming series with the Rays and reclaim his spot in the lineup as soon as Monday, so Holt's run at the keystone will likely be short lived. However, with Andrew Benintendi (knee) recently hitting the DL, Holt could be in line for a surge in his starts in left field over the next two weeks, though he'll have to battle with Chris Young for those duties.
DTDDustin Pedroia2B BOS 8 hours ago
Pedroia (personal) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Royals, Ryan Hannable of WEEI.com reports.
As was reported earlier, Pedroia is away from the team Sunday to tend to a family matter, but he's expected to rejoin the Red Sox during their upcoming series with the Rays and could be back in the lineup as soon as Monday. In the meantime, he'll be replaced by Brock Holt, who will bat leadoff and cover the keystone Sunday night.
Jose De LeonSP LAD 8 hours ago
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Sunday that De Leon would only receive a September call-up if the team has a need for him, David Vassegh of 570 AM LA Sports reports.
Despite several members of the Dodgers' starting pitchers succumbing to injuries this season that has left the rotation in shambles, the organization has resisted the temptation thus far to promote De Leon, one of their top pitching prospects, to the big leagues. De Leon has only covered 78.2 innings at Triple-A Oklahoma City this season and has posted dominant numbers (2.86 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, 98:20 K:BB ratio), so service-time considerations might be the primary reason why the 24-year-old has yet to make his debut.
15DLouis ColemanRP LAD 8 hours ago
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Sunday that Coleman will be promoted to the big leagues when rosters expand Sept. 1, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports.
Coleman, who last appeared for the Dodgers on Aug. 2, is nearing the finish line in his recovery from right shoulder fatigue, which resulted in his move to the DL a little over three weeks ago. The right-hander accrued a 3.70 ERA and 1.33 WHIP over 41.1 innings (50 appearances) with the Dodgers prior to his injury and is expected to slide into a middle-relief role once he rejoins the club.
Casey FienRP LAD 8 hours ago
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Sunday that Fien would be recalled when rosters expand Sept. 1, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports.
Roberts also mentioned that pitcher Louis Coleman and utility man Austin Barnes would join the big club later this week, but said the club hasn't determined who else will be promoted beyond those players. Fien, who appeared in at least 60 games for the Twins each of the previous three seasons, has languished at the major-league level in 2016, producing a 5.30 ERA and 1.37 WHIP in 37.1 innings. The 32-year-old probably won't be asked to fill many high-leverage innings for the Dodgers in September, but he'll still be able to help the team finish out less competitive games when necessary.