10DKyle Hendricks SP CHC 51 minutes ago
Manager Joe Maddon said it's possible Hendricks (hand) could play catch over the weekend, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.
This would be a big step for Hendricks, who has been shut down from throwing for the last week after he suffered a setback during a side session. A clearer timetable for his return should become available once he is able to resume his throwing program, though a return before the All Star break remains uncertain.
10DCole Hamels SP TEX 53 minutes ago
Hamels (oblique) will throw a bullpen session Friday, and if all goes well, he will likely start Monday against the Indians, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.
The lefty built up to 81 pitches during his rehab start Wednesday with Double-A Frisco, and he now faces just one final hurdle on the road back from an oblique strain. Hamels turned in a 3.03 ERA in five starts before going down with the injury, but a dramatic decline in strikeout rate (4.1 K/9) and swinging-strike rate, and an uptick in hard contact against, suggest he was overachieving to a significant extent.
Reymin Guduan SP HOU 53 minutes ago
Guduan was recalled by the Astros on Friday prior to their game against the Mariners, Julia Morales of ROOT Sports reports.
Guduan recorder his big-league debut at the end of May before the team optioned him back down to Fresno in place of Dayan Diaz. Now, the two relievers are switching spots again, with Guduan looking to make his fourth appearance in the majors during his second stint for the club. He will provide depth for the bullpen, but is unlikely to earn time in any high-leverage situations.
Dayan Diaz RP HOU 57 minutes ago
Diaz was sent back down to Triple-A Fresno on Friday, Julia Morales of ROOT Sports reports.
Diaz spent a few weeks with Houston, but delivered a poor outing Thursday which likely led to his demotion. The right-hander allowed five earned runs off three hits and two walks while only recording a single out against the A's. In his place, the team recalled left-hander Reymin Guduan from Fresno.
Gavin Cecchini SS NYM 1 hour ago
Cecchini was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas on Friday, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.
Cecchini wasn't in line to see everyday at-bats with Asdrubal Cabrera (thumb) returning from the disabled list, so the Mets decided to send him back to Las Vegas. The 23-year-old held his own during a five game stretch with the big club, slashing .286/.286/.500 with one homer in 14 at-bats, so he could be back before the end of the season should another opportunity arise.
60DZach Britton RP BAL 1 hour ago
Britton (forearm) will throw Saturday at Low-A Delmarva followed by a couple outings at Double-A Bowie, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
If all goes according to plan, Britton will make the journey to Bowie for an appearance Monday, with back-to-back outings scheduled for later on in the week. The southpaw has missed about a month and a half of time now since landing on the DL in early May, but has recently stated that he "feels normal again" and is ready to work his way back up to the big leagues within the next few weeks.
DTDMartín Pérez SP TEX 1 hour ago
Perez fractured his non-pitching thumb Friday, but is expecting to make his next start Wednesday, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Following a freak accident that caused Perez to suffer a small fracture at the very top of his thumb, the left-hander stated that he would be good to go for next week, but the Rangers were not as sure. In the occasion that Perez would be unable to make his scheduled start, the team would likely toss Yu Darvish on Wednesday with Andrew Cashner moved up to Thursday. Perez is looking to throw a bullpen Saturday, and there will be more information regarding his status following that session.
Asdrubal Cabrera SS NYM 1 hour ago
Cabrera (thumb) was activated from the disabled list Friday, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.
As expected, Cabrera will rejoin the Mets for Friday's series opener against the Giants after the minimum stay on the disabled list. Gavin Cecchini was sent to Triple-A in a corresponding roster move, which could mean Cabrera will see a decent amount of starts at second base in Neil Walker's (hamstring) absence.
Andrew Moore P SEA 1 hour ago
Moore was sent down to Triple-A Tacoma on Friday, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.
With Felix Hernandez returning from his shoulder injury Friday, Moore will be be the casualty in the rotation as the 23-year-old heads back to Tacoma. During his start Thursday, Moore went seven innings, only allowing three earned runs off six hits. He didn't allow a single walk but added just four strikeouts. The top prospect is sure to get another chance on the bump with the Mariners very soon.
OUTHéctor Sánchez C SD 1 hour ago
Sanchez (foot, quad) was activated from the disabled list Friday, Dennis Lin of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Sanchez is ready to rejoin the big club after appearing in four rehab games for Triple-A El Paso over the past week. The 27-year-old should, who slashed .091/.167/.227 in 22 at-bats before landing on the DL, should return to his role as backup catcher to Austin Hedges.