Glen Perkins RP MIN 16 Hrs
Perkins will undergo tests on his neck and shoulder and won't be available until Friday at the soonest, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Perkins' numbers had taken a dive since he returned from a stiff neck last weekend, with the left-hander blowing two saves and surrendering six runs over his last 2.1 innings. The Twins hope that a couple of days off will be all he needs to get over the issue, but there's a real possibility Perkins will end up being shut down for the season. If that's the case, Jared Burton looks like the top candidate to pick up saves for the Twins in the interim.
Michael Saunders OF SEA 17 Hrs
Saunders is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Angels, MLB.com's Greg Johns reports.
The Mariners will rest several of their left-handed batters with southpaw Derek Holland on the mound for the Rangers. Chris Denorfia will fill in for him in the outfield.
Ryan Zimmerman 3B/LF WAS 17 Hrs
Zimmerman (hamstring) played five innings in an instructional league game Wednesday, Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com reports.
Leading off every inning for both "teams" in the simulated outing, Zimmerman went 4-for-8 at the dish, while playing two innings at third base and three at first. He'll DH on Thursday and then play seven innings in left field Friday, with a decision on his return to the big club to follow. There's a chance he could be back as soon as Saturday against the Marlins.
Chris Taylor SS SEA 17 Hrs
Taylor will earn a second straight start at shortstop Wednesday against the Angels, MLB.com's Greg Johns reports.
Taylor is coming off one of the most productive nights in his Mariner career, as he went 2-for-5 with a run scored and three RBI on Tuesday. He'll fill in for Brad Miller at shortstop with the Angels starting left-hander C.J. Wilson on Wednesday. It seems that both Miller and Taylor could be used in a platoon at the position the rest of the way.
Mike Zunino C SEA 17 Hrs
Zunino is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Angels, MLB.com's Greg Johns reports.
It appears to be a regular day of rest for Zunino, who started the last two games. He turned in an excellent day at dish Tuesday night, going 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBI, while also reaching base twice on hit-by-pitches.
Josh Reddick RF OAK 17 Hrs
Reddick is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Rangers.
The platoon-conscious Athletics will have Reddick take a seat against Rangers lefty Derek Holland, as Jonny Gomes steps into his spot in the outfield. Reddick is just 1-for-9 for his career against Holland.
Adam Dunn 1B/DH OAK 17 Hrs
Dunn is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Rangers.
Dunn will bow out of the lineup for the first time in three games with a lefty on the mound for the Rangers. Derek Norris serves as the Athletics' designated hitter in Dunn's pace.
Brandon Moss 1B/LF.. OAK 17 Hrs
Moss is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Rangers.
Moss has provided home runs in back-to-back games to snap a massive power outage, and it looks like manager Bob Melvin doesn't want his run of success to end against lefty Derek Holland. Nate Freiman will enter the lineup in Moss' place.
Dioner Navarro C/DH TOR 17 Hrs
Updating a previous report, Navarro is out of the lineup Wednesday after he took a foul ball off his catcher's mask Tuesday night, Barry Davis of Sportsnet reports.
The Blue Jays will presumably put Navarro through a number of tests to determine whether or not he suffered a concussion as a result of the incident. Since the team is effectively out of the running for a Wild Card berth, it wouldn't be surprising if Navarro is kept out a few days as a precaution. Josh Thole and George Kottaras would serve as the Jays' primary catchers until Navarro is cleared to return.
Manny Machado 3B BAL 17 Hrs
Machado (knee) will continue to rehab in Los Angeles over the next week, Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.
Manager Buck Showalter acknowledged that Machado is progressing well with his recovery from knee surgery that ended his season in late-August. He should be ready to go for Opening Day of next season, but he'll join the Orioles strictly as a spectator for the playoffs.