Victor Martinez1B/DH DET 4 hours ago
Martinez went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer and scored three runs in Tuesday's game against the Twins.
Tuesday's three-hit performance, Martinez's seventh multi-hit game of the month, pushed his average back above .300 after a two-game hiatus. The veteran's numbers have dipped a bit during the second half. He's slashing .289/.352/.453 in 128 at-bats following the All-Star break, versus .305/.353/.514 in 311 at-bats prior to the Midsummer Classic.
Erasmo RamirezP TB 4 hours ago
Ramirez has put together scoreless outings in six of his eight August relief appearances, with the most recent being a 1.1-inning stint against the Red Sox on Monday in which he walked two but also recorded a pair of strikeouts.
The 26-year-old righty has had a couple of hiccups during the month against the Twins and Yankees, respectively, but has otherwise been sharp in relief outings of varying length. Ramirez worked two or more frames in his first four appearances of the month, surrendering all five of the earned runs on his ledger in August over that span. The former starter continues to provide valued versatility out of the bullpen by eating some innings when necessary and otherwise serving as a a one-inning bridge in the latter portions of games. Ramirez sports a 7-9 record, 3.87 ERA and 1.28 WHIP over 74.1 innings this season.
15DHuston StreetRP LAA 4 hours ago
Street (knee) underwent season-ending surgery Wednesday, he announced via his personal Twitter account.
Street underwent an arthroscopic procedure due to persistent medial pain in his right knee. The veteran will miss the remainder of 2016, but he's expected to be ready when next season opens in April. The 33-year-old Street closes the season with a disappointing 6.45 ERA and nine saves across 26 appearances (22.1 innings).
7DNick Franklin2B/SS/LF TB 5 hours ago
Franklin (concussion) did some light work Tuesday without any setbacks, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The rehabbing 25-year-old reported that he "felt good for the most part" and that he didn't feel any limitations overall. Franklin is likely to keep ramping up his activity in the coming days in preparation for what the Rays hope is a relatively quick return to the lineup. He's served as a refreshingly surprising source of offense over limited action this season, slashing .292/.364/.510 with seven doubles, a triple, four homers and 23 RBI.
60DAlex CobbSP TB 5 hours ago
Cobb (elbow) is likely to make one more rehab start for Triple-A Durham following a rough outing against Norfolk on Monday in which he gave up five earned runs on nine hits and two walks over four innings, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
It was another down cycle in the rollercoaster ride that has been Cobb's rehab appearances. He'd looked strong over four innings against Columbus on Aug. 16, but couldn't consistently get hitters out Monday over his 81 pitches. As a result, it's likely the Rays opt to give him one more opportunity to tune up before entering the major league rotation.
15DTyler GlasnowRP PIT 5 hours ago
Glasnow (shoulder) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Wednesday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
Glasnow tossed three scoreless innings at Double-A Altoona on Monday, saying afterward that his shoulder and arm felt fine. If all goes well with Wednesday's session, Glasnow is expected to progress to making another rehab start at Triple-A Indianapolis.
DTDYulieski Gurriel3B HOU 6 hours ago
Gurriel (hamstring) remains out of the lineup Wednesday against the Pirates, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Gurriel sustained the injury during his major league debut Sunday, but he's logged just one at-bat -- as a pinch hitter in Monday's game -- since. The hope is that the Cuban slugger can return to the lineup within the next few days, and his next opportunity will come Friday, when the Astros open a three-game home set against the Rays.
David Freese1B/3B PIT 6 hours ago
Freese is not in the lineup Wednesday against Houston.
It looks like a routine day off for Freese, his first in more than a week. Sean Rodriguez will take over at third base, and he'll bat seventh against the Astros' Collin McHugh.
Anibal SanchezP DET 6 hours ago
Sanchez (7-12) tossed seven innings, allowing three runs on seven hits while striking out two in Tuesday's win over the Twins.
In his first 19 starts of the year, Sanchez lasted seven innings just once. He's now done it in two consecutive starts while lowering his ERA to 5.83, its lowest mark since April 17. The 32-year-old is enjoying his best month of the season, picking up two wins in five outings while owning a 3.66 ERA and notching 26 strikeouts in 32 innings. Sanchez is slated to make his next start Sunday versus the Angels.
Andrew McCutchenCF PIT 6 hours ago
McCutchen is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against Houston.
The struggling outfielder doubled in a run in Tuesday's win over the Astros, but he'll take a seat Wednesday, marking his first absence from the lineup since August 4. Starling Marte will get the nod in center field, and he'll bat in McCutchen's usual No. 3 spot in the order.