Josh TomlinSP CLE 9 hours ago
Tomlin didn't factor into the decision in Friday's 2-1, 19-inning victory over the Blue Jays, striking out eight while giving up seven hits, an earned run and two walks over six innings.
The right-hander pounded the strike zone consistently, garnering 18 called strikes on the afternoon. Tomlin produced his sixth straight quality start, and kicked off July in fine fashion after an equally strong June. The 31-year-old wrapped up the previous month with a 2-0 record and 2.60 ERA, and lowered the latter figure for the season in each of his first three June appearances. He'll look to get back in the win column against the Tigers next Wednesday.
7DJoe Panik2B SF 9 hours ago
Panik (concussion) has resumed some light physical activity, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
This is a positive sign, although manager Bruce Bochy did not specify which activities Panik has been cleared for exactly. Panik was placed on the 7-day concussion DL on Thursday, with his symptoms not emerging until more than a week after he was hit in the head by a pitch. A possible return timetable won't take shape until he adds more baseball-related activity to his regimen.
15DMatt CainSP SF 9 hours ago
Cain (hamstring) is on track to return to the Giants' rotation after the All-Star break, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
The right-hander is making a start in the (rookie-level) Arizona League on Friday, on the heels of a successful live bullpen session Tuesday. Cain will reportedly make another start in the minors next week in preparation for a post-break return to the big league team. The long ball has haunted Cain this season, as it did a year ago (1.78 HR/9 in 2015), and expectations should be generally low for him in the second half.
15DMatt Davidson3B CWS 10 hours ago
Davidson underwent surgery Friday to repair a fracture in his right foot.
The 25-year-old returned to the major leagues Thursday following a nearly three-year absence, but in a stroke of horrible luck, he broke his foot in his first game with the White Sox. A screw was inserted into Davidson's foot to stabilize the fracture. His timetable is unclear, but Davidson will undergo X-rays in two weeks and the team will map out a recovery plan at that time.
Gregor BlancoOF/DH SF 10 hours ago
Blanco has been added to Friday's lineup against the Diamondbacks, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Denard Span was scratched due to neck soreness and Blanco will replace him both in center field and atop the order against right-hander Shelby Miller. Blanco is coming off a poor month of June (.596 OPS) and he's hitting just .242/.312/.331 against right-handed pitching this season. He had a .293/.374/.418 line against right-handers in 2015.
DTDDenard SpanCF SF 10 hours ago
Span was scratched from Friday's lineup due to neck soreness, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
With Span unable to give it a go in the opener against Arizona, Gregor Blanco will take over in center field and atop the order against right-hander Shelby Miller. The extent of this injury is uncertain, but according to the report, it's similar to an issue Span dealt with earlier this season.
DTDRyan RaburnLF/RF/DH COL 11 hours ago
Raburn (illness) remains out of the lineup Friday against the Dodgers.
Raburn was scratched from Tuesday's lineup, sat Wednesday, and apparently is still not ready to go following Thursday's team off day. That said, Raburn starts primarily against lefties and the Dodgers are starting a right-hander in Bud Norris, so it's not entirely clear whether his absence is indeed related to the illness. His presence or lack thereof in Saturday's lineup against lefty Scott Kazmir will be telling.
Alex RodriguezDH NYY 11 hours ago
Rodriguez is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Padres, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
This absence could be seen coming a mile away, as Rodriguez has not played the field at all in 2016 and the Yankees are in San Diego this weekend. It would not be a surprise if Rodriguez sat out the entire interleague series with the DH unavailable. Rodriguez has found himself on the bench more of late even when the team does have the DH, having failed to kick it into gear after a dismal start to the season.
DTDCarlos BeltranRF/DH NYY 11 hours ago
Beltran (hamstring) remains out of the lineup Friday against the Padres, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Aaron Hicks will man right field in place of Beltran, who continues to nurse a bout of hamstring tightness. An MRI earlier in the week came back clean and Beltran was able to pinch hit Thursday, but he was immediately lifted for a pinch runner after drawing a walk Thursday and it's uncertain if he'll be well enough to return to the field before the end of the series. The Yankees are without the DH this weekend in San Diego.
60DRyan VogelsongP PIT 11 hours ago
Vogelsong (eye) threw a successful simulated game on Friday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
Vogelsong has been throwing bullpen sessions this past week and took another step forward Friday by completing a simulated game. The 38-year-old was hit in the face by a pitch on May 23 resulting in several fractures but has been working his way back to full health steadily since then. He figures to begin a rehab assignment in the coming weeks with a potential return to the majors following the All-Star Break.