David Hale P COL 10 hours ago
Hale will be recalled to start Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Giants, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
Despite a 6.93 ERA and 2.07 WHIP in 24.2 innings with Triple-A Albuquerque so far this season, Hale will get the Game 1 assignment opposite San Francisco's Chris Heston. Jordan Lyles is expected to follow for the Rockies in the nightcap. Hale has a career 56.7 percent groundball rate in the majors, but given his struggles in the minors this year, most will want to avoid him here at Coors Field.
Bruce Rondon RP DET 10 hours ago
Rondon will make his next rehab appearance Sunday at Triple-A Toledo, Chris Iott of mlive.com reports.
Rondon made his first rehab appearance Thursday and threw 22 pitches over two-thirds of an inning. He'll need to pitch on back-to-back days before rejoining the Tigers, but has a scheduled off day on Monday, which means he likely won't rejoin the Tigers until late next week.
Robinson Chirinos C TEX 10 hours ago
Chirinos is back in the lineup Friday against the Yankees.
Chirinos got the day off Thursday after starting the Rangers' previous four games. He'll replace Carlos Corporan behind the plate and bat eighth against the Yankees' Michael Pineda.
Caleb Joseph C BAL 10 hours ago
Joseph is back in the lineup Friday against the Marlins.
Joseph got the day off Thursday afternoon after catching Wednesday night against Seattle. He'll reclaim his spot behind the plate Friday and bat eighth in the order.
Casey McGehee 3B SF 10 hours ago
McGehee is not in the lineup Friday against the Rockies.
Matt Duffy is penciled in to man third base and bat eighth as McGehee sits for the third time in five games. Following an 0-for-3 performance Thursday, McGehee is now batting .190/.248/.276 with three extra-base hits (two home runs) in 113 plate appearances.
Delmon Young LF/RF/DH BAL 10 hours ago
Young is out of the lineup Friday against the Marlins.
With the Orioles facing Marlins' right-hander, Henderson Alvarez, Young has been replaced in the lineup by Alejandro De Aza and Travis Snider will take the field in left.
Coco Crisp LF/CF/DH OAK 11 hours ago
Crisp (neck) is dealing with the same injury that affected him in 2014. He will try to rehab the injury and go through treatment to avoid surgery, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Crisp's disc issue in his neck could land him on the DL, but no official decision has been made at this point, according to Slusser. If Crisp has to undergo surgery, manager Bob Melvin stated that it would likely end his career.
Adonis Garcia CF ATL 11 hours ago
Garcia was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.
Left-hander Ian Thomas was recalled in a corresponding move, providing insurance for the Braves with Alex Wood (illness) scratched Friday and Eric Stults set to start in his place. The 30-year-old Garcia's promotion was a nice story, but he logged just two plate appearances during his time with the big club and it's uncertain if he'll be back anytime soon.
Lonnie Chisenhall 1B/3B/DH CLE 11 hours ago
Chisenhall is back in the lineup Friday against Cincinnati.
Chisenhall was given the night off Thursday, but will reclaim his spot at third base Friday against the Reds. He'll bat sixth in the lineup against right-hander Mike Leake.
Ian Thomas RP ATL 11 hours ago
Thomas was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.
The Braves needed an arm with Alex Wood (illness) scratched from his scheduled start Friday and Eric Stults coming out of the bullpen to toe the rubber in his absence. Thomas has not given up a run in 15.2 innings between Double-A and Triple-A so far this season, and the lefty allowed just one earned run over 3.1 frames during his first stint with the big club this season.