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  • Anibal Sanchez (pectoral) remains shut down
    Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Monday that there remains no timetable for Anibal Sanchez (pectoral) to resume throwing.

    Advice: Sanchez had a setback a week ago when scar tissue in his pectoral broke up as he was throwing on flat ground. Ausmus did say that the right-hander is feeling better, but he offered no hints as to how close Sanchez was to picking up a ball again. "It's good that he felt better today, but until he's completely pain-free, we won't do anything with him," Ausmus said.
    Today, 3:12 pm
    Disabled List
  • Wong hits dramatic pinch-hit home run vs PIT
    Kolten Wong hit a game-tying two-run homer against the Pirates on Monday.

    Advice: The Cardinals entered the bottom of the seventh down 4-2 before Kolten Wong hit a pinch-hit two-run homer to tie the game at 4-4. Wong was out of the lineup to start after hitting his head on the field on Sunday, but he passed concussion tests and was able to come through in dramatic fashion on Labor Day. Hopefully Wong is completely in the clear health-wise and will be able to add to his .252/.293/.404 slash. When he's going right, Wong has the power to help carry a squad.
    Today, 3:08 pm
    W, 5-4 vs x Pit
  • Phillies call up 3B prospect Maikel Franco
    Phillies purchased the contract of 3B Maikel Franco from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

    Advice: It's official. Franco got off to a slow start this season, but he hit .324 with a .922 OPS, 11 home runs, and 47 RBI in 54 games after the start of July. It's unclear if he'll play everyday, as the Phillies still have Cody Asche in the fold at third base, but he's capable of providing mixed league value when in the lineup.
    Today, 2:58 pm
  • Morse (hip) scratched from Monday's lineup
    Michael Morse is out of Monday's lineup against the Rockies after tweaking his hip during batting practice.

    Advice: Joaquin Arias will make the start at first base. Consider Morse day-to-day for now.
    Today, 2:30 pm
  • Nationals recall Xavier Cedeno from Triple-A
    Nationals recalled LHP Xavier Cedeno from Triple-A Syracuse.

    Advice: Cedeno made three scoreless appearances earlier this season out of the Nationals' bullpen, and he's back now to provide left-handed relief depth for the final month.
    Today, 12:41 pm
  • A's DFA left-handed reliever Joe Savery
    Athletics designated LHP Joe Savery for assignment.

    Advice: Savery has posted good numbers this year at Triple-A and owns a decent 3.83 career ERA in the majors, but the A's needed to open up a 40-man roster spot to improve their position player depth for the stretch run.
    Today, 12:32 pm
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    W, 6-1 vs Sea
  • Dodgers recall Tim Federowicz from AAA
    Dodgers recalled C Tim Federowicz from Triple-A Albuquerque.

    Advice: Federowicz will be the Dodgers' emergency third catcher for the final month of the regular season. He is 8-for-61 (.131) in 18 games this year in the majors.
    Today, 12:26 pm
  • Royals recall Casey Coleman from Omaha
    Royals recalled RHP Casey Coleman from Triple-A Omaha.

    Advice: Coleman had two different stints in the majors earlier this season. He will fill a middle relief role.
    Today, 11:16 am
  • Phils to promote 3B prospect Maikel Franco
    According to Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Phillies will promote Maikel Franco on Tuesday.

    Advice: And the 22-year-old top third base prospect could make his major league debut Tuesday night against Braves left-hander Mike Minor. Franco got off to a sluggish start this season at Triple-A Lehigh Valley, but he's hit .324 with a .922 OPS, 11 home runs, and 47 RBI in 54 games since the beginning of July. He should play against most lefties in Philly and will be of good use in fantasy leagues that allow daily lineup changes.
    Today, 10:55 am
  • Indians recall Austin Adams from Triple-A
    Indians recalled RHP Austin Adams from Triple-A Columbus.

    Advice: Adams has allowed four earned runs in 3 1/3 innings of relief this season at the major league level. He will pitch in low-leverage situations for the Indians.
    Today, 10:19 am
  • A's recall Fernando Rodriguez from Triple-A
    Athletics recalled RHP Fernando Rodriguez from Triple-A Sacramento.

    Advice: Rodriguez has allowed just one run in eight innings of relief this season for the Athletics. He'll give the best bullpen in baseball a little more depth.
    Today, 9:25 am
  • A's activate SS Jed Lowrie (finger) from DL
    Athletics activated SS Jed Lowrie from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Lowrie missed three weeks with a hairline fracture in his right index finger. He is batting just .238/.317/.354 with five homers and 42 RBI in 110 games this season for the A's and acknowledged to reporters on Monday that the finger still isn't fully healed.
    Today, 9:23 am
    W, 6-1 vs ^ Sea
  • Wong has passed additional concussion tests
    Kolten Wong (head) passed additional concussion tests on Monday morning in St. Louis.

    Advice: Wong made an early exit from Sunday's series finale against the Cubs after banging his head on the ground while trying to make a diving catch in shallow right-center field. He is sore from the whiplash but should be ready to go later this week. Pete Kozma is starting at second base in Monday afternoon's series-opener versus the Pirates.
    Today, 8:56 am
    W, 5-4 vs x Pit
  • Pedroia (head) is unlikely to play this week
    Dustin Pedroia (concussion) is unlikely to return to the Red Sox lineup before the weekend.

    Advice: Pedroia suffered a concussion Saturday when took a forearm to the head in a nasty collision at second base. He was still symptomatic as of Monday morning and Red Sox manager John Farrell said it would be "optimistic" to think that he could play in the club's upcoming three-game series against the Yankees. Brock Holt is starting at second base in Monday's series finale in Tampa Bay.
    Today, 8:30 am
  • Rays recall Curt Casali from High-A level
    Rays recalled C Curt Casali from High-A Charlotte.

    Advice: Casali will operate as an emergency third catcher for the Rays with rosters having expanded to 40. He is doubtful to get more than a start or two in September.
    Today, 7:35 am
  • Aaron Sanchez may see more save chances
    Aaron Sanchez could get more multi-inning save chances down the stretch for the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Sanchez has been dominant out of the Toronto bullpen since his July 22 promotion and Jays closer Casey Janssen is in a bit of a slump. "We're trying to maximize who [Sanchez] is," manager John Gibbons said this weekend. "So if he goes out there and he's got one inning under his belt and it's easy, we're going to ride him." Sanchez earned six outs for his first major league save Saturday against the Yankees.
    Today, 6:37 am
  • Wei-Yin Chen was called up from the minors on Sunday August 31.
    Today, 3:00 am
  • Kolten Wong passes initial concussion tests
    Kolten Wong (head) passed his initial concussion tests on Sunday.

    Advice: Wong was removed from Sunday's game after crashing his head into the ground while attempting to make a tumbling catch. He will be re-evaluated on Monday, but his chances of avoiding any missed time look strong.
    Yesterday, 5:19 pm
    W, 5-4 vs x Pit
  • Wei-Yin Chen fans seven Twins for 14th win
    Wei-Yin Chen struck out seven while allowing four runs over 6 2/3 innings in Sunday's win over the Twins.

    Advice: Chen gave up a two-run homer to Trevor Plouffe in the fourth, one of eight hits allowed on the afternoon. Chen has been plenty good this season, owning a 3.83 ERA through 26 starts, but the fact that he's among the league leaders in wins at 14-4 speaks to the fluky nature of the statistic. Even so, Chen and the Orioles will surely take it. The left-hander will square off with the Rays in Tampa on Friday.
    Yesterday, 2:11 pm
  • Dustin Pedroia (head) will not play on Monday
    Red Sox manager John Farrell said Sunday that Dustin Pedroia (concussion) will not play on Monday.

    Advice: Pedroia took a forearm to the head in Saturday's contest against the Rays and has been experiencing concussion-like symptoms ever since. It's very likely that he will need a couple of days off, and will have to pass the standard concussion protocol before he's cleared to return to the lineup.
    Yesterday, 2:10 pm
  • Kolten Wong sustains head injury on Sunday
    Kolten Wong was forced to leave Sunday's game against the Cubs after sustaining a head injury when crashing into the ground attempting to corral a shallow pop fly to right-center field.

    Advice: Wong was able to walk off the field under his own power with the team's training staff. He'll likely be put through the standard concussion protocol, and it could be a couple of days before he's cleared to rejoin the Cardinals lineup. He was replaced by Pete Kozma, who could see additional time at second base should Wong require any type of extended absence.
    Yesterday, 2:08 pm
    W, 5-4 vs x Pit
  • Pedroia (concussion) not in Sunday's lineup
    Dustin Pedroia (concussion) is not in the Red Sox' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Pedroia was displaying concussion-like symptoms after leaving Saturday's game versus the Rays when he took a forearm to the head. He would normally be placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list, but with roster expansion coming, a move isn't needed. He will, however, have to pass MLB concussion protocol before being cleared to return to action. Brock Holt is at second base Sunday and could remain at the position for a while.
    Yesterday, 8:35 am
  • Pedroia showing concussion-like symptoms
    Dustin Pedroia was displaying concussion-like symptoms after leaving Saturday's loss to the Rays.

    Advice: Pedroia got hit in the head by Kevin Kiermaier's forearm in a nasty second-inning collision. He's scheduled to see a doctor in Tampa on Sunday morning and seems likely to be placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list.
    Saturday, 7:32 pm
  • Pedroia exits game with apparent head injury
    Dustin Pedroia left Saturday's game against the Rays with an apparent head injury.

    Advice: Pedroia got struck in the face by Kevin Kiermaier's forearm on a collision at the second base bag in the bottom of the second inning. Brock Holt moved from third base to second base and Will Middlebrooks took over at the hot corner. The Red Sox should provide an update on Pedroia at some point Saturday night.
    Saturday, 5:03 pm
  • Aaron Sanchez notches first career save
    Aaron Sanchez recorded six outs against the Yankees on Saturday for his first major league save.

    Advice: Inheriting a 2-0 lead from Drew Hutchison, Sanchez struck out two out of the three batters he faced in the eighth inning before coming back out for the ninth. Struggling closer Casey Janssen was warming in the bullpen during the inning and might have come in if he got into trouble. It didn't happen, as Sanchez sat the Yankees down in order in the ninth, including a strikeout looking to Brian McCann to end it. Sanchez owns a 1.66 ERA and 20/3 K/BB ratio over his first 21 2/3 innings in the majors.
    Saturday, 12:47 pm
  • Jed Lowrie (finger) begins rehab on Friday
    Jed Lowrie (finger) will begin his minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Sacramento on Friday.

    Advice: He's expected to remain there through the weekend, and if all goes well he will rejoin the Athletics on Tuesday when rosters expand. Before hitting the disabled list, Lowrie slashed .238/.317/.354 with five homers and 42 RBI in 110 games.
    Friday, 3:55 pm
    W, 6-1 vs ^ Sea
  • Jed Lowrie may start rehab trip over weekend
    Jed Lowrie (finger) may begin a rehab assignment this weekend.

    Advice: Lowrie played catch on Tuesday, and the next step is a rehab assignment. Assuming he needs a few games to get up to game speed, Lowrie should be back in Oakland in the first few days of September.
    Wednesday, 3:22 pm
    W, 6-1 vs ^ Sea
  • Wei-Yin Chen optioned to Gulf Coast League
    Orioles optioned LHP Wei-Yin Chen to the Gulf Coast League Orioles.

    Advice: It's just a paper move, as Chen will rejoin the rotation on Sunday. Steve Clevenger has taken his spot on the roster.
    Wednesday, 12:20 pm
  • Franco's turnaround continues
    Phillies prospect 3B Maikel Franco went 1-for-4 with a grand slam on Tuesday for Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

    Advice: Franco had a horrendous start to his season, as he batted just .209/.367/.318 with 22 extra-base hits (five home runs) over the first three months of the season (78 games). Thankfully, the 22-year-old has looked more like his 2013 self since beginning of July, with a .327/.341/.598 batting line, 11 home runs, 15 doubles and 44 RBI over 49 games. Meanwhile, his seven home runs in August represent his highest total for any month this season, and it's more than he hit over a combined 52 games between June and July (5 HR). Franco now has 16 home runs this season after hitting 31 in 2013. The Phillies haven't decided whether they'll call up Franco in September, but his torrid second half definitely has shifted the odds in his favor.
    Wednesday, 12:13 pm
  • Sanchez setback was scar tissue breaking up
    An ultrasound has revealed that the setback Anibal Sanchez (pectoral) suffered Monday was as a result of scar tissue breaking up.

    Advice: It's good news all things considered, but Sanchez is essentially back to where he was when he first suffered the injury on August 8. "The ultrasound says I've got full motion, and I feel really good on that," Sanchez said. "Right now, I'm just like back at the first day [of the injury], heating and cooling the area." The Tigers are hopeful that the right-hander will make it back before the end of the season, but it's no guarantee. Kyle Lobstein will fill the fifth spot in the rotation for now.
    Tuesday, 8:53 pm
    Disabled List
  • Pedroia homers, knocks in 4 to pace Red Sox
    Dustin Pedroia clubbed a two-run home run and hit a two-run single in six plate appearances in Tuesday's 11-inning win against the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

    Advice: Pedroia kicked off the scoring with a two-run home run in the first inning. As the game was tied up 4-4 in the 11th, Pedroia started off what turned out to be a seven-run frame with a two-run single. The second baseman has homered in consecutive games, giving him seven on the season along with 51 RBI and a .281/.341/.382 slash line.
    Tuesday, 8:49 pm
  • Chen fails to make it through the fifth frame
    Wei-Yin Chen got a no-decision despite failing to make it through the fifth inning as the Orioles defeated the Rays 4-2 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Chen didn't have his best stuff on Tuesday, failing to record a strikeout on any of the 22 batters he faced. Overall, he yielded seven hits and three walks. He was lucky to have only allowed the two runs, as Brad Brach bailed him out to finish off the fifth inning. Chen has a 3.76 ERA, a 1.25 WHIP, and a 109/28 K/BB ratio. The lefty, still 13-4, will match up against the Twins at home on Tuesday in his next start.
    Tuesday, 8:37 pm
  • Jed Lowrie (finger) to play catch Tuesday
    Led Lowrie (finger) will play catch on Tuesday.

    Advice: If all goes well, he could be ready for a minor league rehab assignment by the end of this week. Lowrie has been on the disabled list since August 14 because of a hairline fracture in his right index finger. He's tracking toward an early-September return.
    Tuesday, 2:11 pm
    W, 6-1 vs ^ Sea
  • Anibal Sanchez suffers setback with pectoral
    Anibal Sanchez felt pain in his injured right pectoral muscle Monday in a throwing session.

    Advice: Sanchez is going to visit a doctor Tuesday to determine the severity of the setback. He's been on the disabled list since August 10 and could very well remain sidelined through the end of the regular season. The Tigers should provide an update on his status at some point Wednesday, after they have more details.
    Tuesday, 1:12 pm
    Disabled List
  • Rays option Curt Casali to High-A Charlotte
    Rays optioned C Curt Casali to High-A Charlotte.

    Advice: The move clears a spot for Ryan Hanigan's return from the disabled list. With the minor league season coming to an end on Sunday, Casali should be back on September 1.
    Tuesday, 11:33 am
  • Lowrie (finger) hopes to start throwing soon
    Jed Lowrie (finger) hopes to start throwing in the next few days.

    Advice: Lowrie suffered a hairline fracture in his right index finger earlier this month and has been in shutdown mode for about 10 days. With the minor league season winding down, the A's are likely to activate him as soon as he resumes baseball activities.
    Aug 25, 2:20 pm
    W, 6-1 vs ^ Sea
  • Phillies 3B prospect Franco hits for cycle
    Phillies prospect third baseman Maikel Franco went 4-for-4, hitting for the cycle for Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Saturday.

    Advice: It's easy to get caught up in the should-have-been hype and forget that Franco has hit .254/.295/.417 with 30 doubles, four triples, and 14 home runs as a 21-year old in Triple-A. Franco has the potential to be a middle-of-the-order slugger, but he has struggled mightily in Triple-A. His long term defensive home is up in the air, but he will be given the opportunity to right the ship in 2015 and should see the major leagues early in 2015.
    Aug 24, 8:10 am
  • Lowrie (finger) still unable to throw or hit
    Jed Lowrie (finger) is still unable to throw or hit.

    Advice: Lowrie said the finger is feeling better despite being unable to do many baseball activities. The shortstop said he's hoping to be able to do one or both in the coming days. Lowrie has been on the disabled list for a week, and his timetable suggests he's unlikely to come off the DL when first eligible.
    Aug 22, 3:44 pm
    W, 6-1 vs ^ Sea
  • Anibal Sanchez (pectoral) resumes throwing
    Anibal Sanchez (pectoral) threw on flat ground Friday.

    Advice: It's the first time he's done any throwing since he landed on the disabled list earlier this month with a strained right pectoral muscle. Sanchez will play catch again on Saturday and eventually progress to mound work, though it's not clear when that will take place. He's not expected back until mid-September.
    Aug 22, 2:24 pm
    Disabled List
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