60DHuston Street RP LAA 10 minutes ago
Street (lat, triceps) was reinstated from the 60-day DL on Thursday prior to the game against New York.
For the time being, Cam Bedrosian is still expected to be the closer for the Angels while Street works as more of a set-up man. He could conceivably work his way into the closer's role but Street will have to earn it. During four rehab appearances, Street yielded just one hit and one walk while striking out three in four innings of work. The right-hander should be good to go, but is likely not worth a look unless he returns to the ninth-inning spot.
Nick Vincent RP SEA 11 minutes ago
Vincent notched his ninth hold in Wednesday's 7-5 win over the Tigers, allowing a hit over a scoreless inning.
After the Mariners had rallied to take a 7-4 lead with four runs in the seventh, Vincent served as an effective bridge to closer Edwin Diaz in the ninth. It was the veteran right-hander's third hold over the last four nights and fifth overall in six June appearances. Vincent has a 14-appearance scoreless streak that dates back to May 14 and has lowered his ERA from 3.06 to 1.80 in the process.
Tony Zych RP SEA 16 minutes ago
Zych (3-2) fired 1.2 scoreless innings in Wednesday's 7-5 win over the Tigers, allowing a walk and recording a strikeout.
Zych got five important outs on a scant 17 pitches, ringing up the first two after coming on in relief of James Paxton with two on in the sixth. The 26-year-old right-hander has four consecutive scoreless outings and has accomplished the feat in nine of his last 10 appearances overall. Zych has proven to be one of the steadiest bullpen options for manager Scott Servais, generating a solid 2.08 ERA and 1.15 WHIP across 21.2 innings.
OUTChase Headley 3B NYY 19 minutes ago
Headley is not in Thursday's lineup against the Angels.
Headley will get a day off for the first time since June 11. In his place, Ronald Torreyes is manning the hot corner while batting ninth in the order. Headley should be back in the lineup for Friday's series opener with the Rangers.
Cody Allen RP CLE 22 minutes ago
Allen was placed on the paternity list Thursday.
Allen was away from the team Wednesday and was officially put on leave Thursday, following the birth of his child. The right-hander will miss Thursday's game and could be gone through Saturday's contest with the Twins. Allen may return before Sunday, and in a corresponding move, the team activated Mike Clevinger from Triple-A Columbus for his start Thursday night against Baltimore.
Robinson Canó 2B SEA 23 minutes ago
Cano went 1-for-4 with a go-ahead two-run double and a run in Wednesday's 7-5 win over the Tigers.
Cano's seventh-inning two-bagger brought home Jean Segura and Ben Gamel, snapping a 4-4 tie. The 34-year-old second baseman had gone hitless over the first two games of the series versus Detroit, and his double was the first extra-base hit he'd logged since June 9. Despite an overall power drought this month, Cano is still sporting an impressive 37.1 percent hard-contact rate over his 88 plate appearances in June.
Andrelton Simmons SS LAA 26 minutes ago
Simmons went 3-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and his 13th stolen base of the season in Wednesday's loss to the Yankees.
The 27-year-old hasn't let his new placement in the heart of the order limit his ability to stay active on the basepaths. In fact, he has taken three bases over the three games he has batted fifth in. Simmons continues to be a solid contributor at the shortstop position, giving him mixed-league value for the first time since 2013 when he exploded for 17 home runs.
Tyler Flowers C ATL 28 minutes ago
Flowers is not in the lineup Thursday against the Giants.
Despite hitting two homers in his past three starts, Flowers will head to the bench for Thursday's series finale. Kurt Suzuki will take over behind the dish in his absence.
Nelson Cruz RF/DH SEA 31 minutes ago
Cruz went 2-for-4 with three RBI from a two-run double and a run-scoring single in Wednesday's 7-5 win over the Tigers.
The slugging outfielder's June tear continues, as Cruz now has nine multi-hit outings and extra-base hits during the month as part of an impressive .344/.427/.547 line. The 36-year-old also has possession of the AL lead in RBI and ranks fourth overall in the majors behind the prolific trio of Jake Lamb, Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado.
Welington Castillo C BAL 40 minutes ago
Castillo (shoulder) is in the lineup for Thursday's game against Cleveland.
Castillo sat out Wednesday with a sore right shoulder after getting struck by a foul ball while catching during Tuesday's contest. He appears good to go for the series finale with the Indians, as he will set up behind the dish and bat sixth.