Austin Jackson CF SEA 7 hours ago
Jackson is out of the lineup Sunday against the Athletics, MLB.com's Greg Johns reports.
Jackson will get a breather after going 2-for-16 at the plate over his previous four games. In Jackson's place, manager Lloyd McClendon will insert James Jones in center field and at the top of a lefty-heavy lineup to face Oakland right-hander Chris Bassitt.
Daniel Coulombe RP LAD 7 hours ago
Coulombe was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Sunday, MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports.
Coulombe will give the Dodgers an extra arm in relief, taking the roster spot of Carlos Frias (back) who was placed on the DL in a corresponding move. The lefty reliever hasn't been particularly effective during four prior appearances in the majors this season, giving up six earned runs over 6.1 innings. His time with the Dodgers will likely be short-lived once again.
Carlos Frias P LAD 7 hours ago
Frias (back) was placed on the 15-day DL Sunday, MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports.
Frias was originally scheduled to start Monday against the Phillies, but the team will now have to turn to a backup plan. Even though an MRI on his lower back came back negative, his status for that start had rightfully been up in the air. No official replacement has been announced yet, but long relief man Juan Nicasio could be one option.
Jaime Garcia SP STL 7 hours ago
Garcia (shoulder) has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, Jim Hayes of FOX Sports Midwest reports.
Garcia's placement on the DL comes as a bit of a surprise, as earlier in the week it was reported that he would be OK to make his regularly scheduled start Tuesday. Perhaps something went wrong in his side session, as he'll instead be subject to his third change of plans this week. St. Louis has a doubleheader scheduled for Tuesday, and according to Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com, the team will start Tyler Lyons and Tim Cooney, both of whom will need to be recalled from Triple-A Memphis prior to the game.
Hunter Harvey SP BAL 7 hours ago
Harvey (elbow) will begin a throwing program Sunday, Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.
It was feared earlier this season that Harvey would require Tommy John surgery after experiencing tightness in his right elbow in early May, but it appears the Orioles will try to circumvent that potential outing by taking the rest-and-rehab route with their young hurler. With Harvey already having been shelved for the past couple of months, it appears he's now feeling well enough to start working out again, in what figures to be a lengthy process. Don't expect to see him pitch in a competitive game setting for a few more weeks, if not longer.
Jake Lamb 3B ARI 7 hours ago
Lamb is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rockies.
The Diamondbacks will send Lamb to the bench and go with a right-heavy lineup to counter Rockies starter Jorge De La Rosa. Aaron Hill will step in for Lamb at third base.
Will Middlebrooks 3B SD 8 hours ago
Middlebrooks (ankle) remains out of the lineup Sunday.
It was thought that Middlebrooks could return to action Friday, but he did not start that day and has not since. Yangervis Solarte will start at third base Sunday for the sixth straight day.
Dale Thayer RP SD 8 hours ago
Thayer (shoulder) allowed three runs on three hits in a one-inning rehab appearance Saturday for Double-A San Antonio.
Per MLB.com's Corey Brock, the team will determine Monday if they want him to pitch in at least one more rehab outing. Although the line score didn't look encouraging, he emerged from the outing free of any indication of a setback. Physically, he'll be good to go, but the team may still choose to have him see a few more batters in the minors to shake the rust off.
Jordan Walden RP STL 8 hours ago
Walden (biceps) will throw his first bullpen session Monday, Jim Hayes of FOX Sports Midwest reports.
Walden is expected to remain out of commission until after the All-Star break, but his first scheduled bullpen session is a step in the right direction. He'll likely throw several next week before heading out on a rehab assignment in mid-to-late July.
Tim Federowicz C SD 8 hours ago
Manager Pat Murphy indicated Sunday that Federowicz (knee) will go through extended drills this week, and could begin a minor league rehab assignment in 10 days, Corey Brock of MLB.com reports.
Murphy also stated that Federowicz will require "a bunch" of at-bats before rejoining the Padres, meaning he could stay on his rehab assignment for a while. Even when he returns, Derek Norris will maintain the primary duties behind the plate, but Federwoicz should take over the backup spot in place of Austin Hedges.