Edwin Escobar SP BOS 10 hours ago
Escobar (elbow) has progressed to throwing off flat ground, Alex Speier of the Boston Globe reports.
Escobar may have dodged a bullet with this elbow injury, as the strain was very close to the area associated with a UCL tear that would have required Tommy John. Rest and rehab is expected to do the trick instead for the 22-year-old lefty, who should progress to throwing from a mound within the coming weeks. Once healthy, Escobar is expected to begin the year at Triple-A Pawtucket, but has a chance to provide bullpen help in the majors as a late-season call-up.
Matt Carpenter 3B STL 10 hours ago
Carpenter left Sunday's game against the against the Pirates in the seventh inning after feeling "lightheaded," FOX Sports Midwest reports.
It's not clear if the lightheadedness was related to dehydration or some other condition, but Carpenter should be considered day-to-day in advance of Monday's series opener with the Cubs. The third baseman clubbed his fourth homer of the season in the bottom of the fourth inning to give the Cardinals a 1-0 lead prior to his departure.
Oswaldo Arcia LF/RF MIN 10 hours ago
Arcia left Sunday's game in the fifth inning due to right hip irritation, Tyler Mason of Fox Sports North reports.
Arcia was 2-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored before exiting. Consider him day-to-day, with his availability for Monday's series opener against the Athletics uncertain.
Adam LaRoche 1B/DH CWS 11 hours ago
LaRoche, who is feeling a bit under the weather, was replaced by Conor Gillaspie in the fifth inning Sunday, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.
LaRoche is the latest player to fall victim to the bug that appears to be going around the Chicago clubhouse. He'll take a seat for the rest of the afternoon after going 1-for-2 at the plate with a walk and a run scored.
Brock Holt 2B/SS/3B/RF BOS 11 hours ago
Holt, who went 0-for-4 Saturday, is not in the lineup Sunday against the Yankees, Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald reports.
Holt had started four of the last five games in right field for the Red Sox, but will sit in favor of Daniel Nava on Sunday evening. The right field situation continues to be a revolving door for manager John Farrell, though Holt has received the bulk of the playing time with Shane Victorino (hamstring) on the shelf.
Jerry Sands LF CLE 11 hours ago
Sands has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A Columbus, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Sands can now elect to stay within the organization or test the free agent waters. The outfielder had been off to a strong start in limited opportunities, so he may garner interest from a team in search of a right-handed bat should he choose to go that route.
Jose Iglesias SS DET 11 hours ago
Iglesias left Sunday's game due to groin tightness, MLB.com's Jason Beck reports.
Iglesias was 1-for-2 at the plate before being replaced by Andrew Romine. The team is listing him as "day-to-day" for now, so be sure to check Tuesday's lineup before using the young shortstop in daily formats.
Tyler Lyons SP STL 11 hours ago
The Cardinals will call up Lyons to start Tuesday against the Cubs.
Lyons will take his shot at the slot in therotation vacated by Adam Wainwright's season-ending injury. The Cardinals could have used Carlos Villanueva as an option but then had to turn to him in Saturday's extra-inning game, so Lyons does not have a long leash.
Zack Cozart SS CIN 11 hours ago
Cozart was diagnosed with a bruised right index finger after leaving Sunday's game against the Braves.
X-rays fortunately came back negative for the shortstop, who departed in the fourth inning after he attempted to field a bad hop on a ground ball with his throwing hand. Though a stint on the disabled list doesn't appear to be in the cards, Cozart is still being labeled as day-to-day and thus could be at risk of missing Tuesday's game against the Pirates.
Hunter Pence RF SF 11 hours ago
Pence (forearm) took batting practice Sunday, CSN Bay Area's Alex Pavlovic reports.
Pence didn't appear to have full rotation in his forearms while taking his hacks, but did manage to hit a couple over the fence during his session. The Giants are expected to decide on a rehab plan for the outfielder within the next few days.