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  • Michael Taylor (knee) to miss a few games
    Michael Taylor (knee) is expected to be sidelined for a few days.

    Advice: The feeling is that Taylor didn't cause any major damage when he collided with the outfield wall Thursday, but he has a bad bruise on his right knee. He could wind up missing the entire weekend series against the Marlins. Matt den Dekker should handle center field for a few days. 42 minutes ago
  • Morneau (concussion) set for rehab assignment
    Justin Morneau (concussion) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A New Britain on Friday.

    Advice: Morneau hasn't played since mid-May due to a concussion and a cervical neck sprain, but he's been slowly but surely progressing of late and is ready to test things out in game action. He'll play in three contests for New Britain before being re-evaluated. It's not clear whether the Rockies have a target date for Morneau's return. Today, 11:14 am
    60-Day DL
    4:05 pm @Pit
  • Denard Span to have season-ending hip surgery's William Ladson reports that Denard Span will have season-ending surgery on his left hip on Tuesday.

    Advice: Span has just never been fully healthy all season. He had his first core muscle surgery last December, came back too soon and then required a second procedure in March. He then made a quick recovery from that to return in mid-April, but he then dealt with back and more recently hip issues for the bulk of the campaign. The type of operation he'll have Tuesday isn't known yet, but hopefully it will finally nip is health issues in the bud. Span's Nationals career could be over, as he's slated for free agency this winter. The Nats will go with Michael Taylor in center field for the rest of the season, assuming his knee injury is minor as expected. Today, 10:52 am
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs Mia
  • Craig Kimbrel claimed on revocable waivers
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Craig Kimbrel has been claimed on revocable waivers.

    Advice: Rosenthal was told by a Padres official that they have "no intention" of trading the closer. San Diego did entertain offers for Kimbrel prior to the deadline, but obviously it's not ideal to only be able to negotiate with one team. Kimbrel is owed $24 million from 2016-17 and the Padres have a $13 million club option or $1 million buyout on him for 2018. Today, 10:49 am
  • Salazar (illness) scratched from Fri. start
    Danny Salazar has been scratched from Friday's scheduled start against the Angels due to illness.

    Advice: The Indians presumably will hope that he'll be ready to go at some point over the weekend. Trevor Bauer will start Friday in Salazar's place and will be on regular rest. Today, 10:09 am
  • Matt Holliday (quad) to be re-evaluated
    Matt Holliday (quad) will return to St. Louis this weekend to be re-evaluated.

    Advice: Holliday has been working out at the Cardinals' spring training facility in Florida. It appears he's looking to get cleared to ramp up his activities, and the goal remains to get him back within the next couple weeks. Today, 9:29 am
    15-Day DL
  • Matt Adams (quad) not ready for rehab games
    Matt Adams (quad) is not ready to begin a rehab assignment yet.

    Advice: Cardinals manager Mike Matheny previously indicated that Adams could return by "September 1st-ish," but obviously that's not going to happen. The first baseman continues to work out at the club's spring training facility and should be activated in a couple weeks if all goes well. "Apparently, I said a hard-line Sept. 1, which I don’t remember," he said. "If that doesn’t happen, then people are going to be all up in arms." Today, 9:27 am
    60-Day DL
  • Bryan Mitchell activated from disabled list
    Yankees activated RHP Bryan Mitchell from the 7-day concussion disabled list.

    Advice: Mitchell suffered a concussion and a small nasal fracture when he was hit by a comebacker on August 17, but he's thrown off a mound a couple times in recent days and is ready to go. He'll work in relief for now but could eventually be a candidate to get a start. Today, 8:27 am
  • MRI on Ellsbury's hip only shows bruise
    An MRI on Jacoby Ellsbury's hip confirmed that he's merely dealing with a bruise.

    Advice: Ellsbury injured the hip on a dive Tuesday and then sat out Wednesday. The hope is that he'll return to action Friday, although it's not a given. "The MRI was to make sure there was nothing more," Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said. "He has a contusion of the muscle. There are obviously worse things that (the MRI) could’ve showed." Today, 6:50 am
  • Darren O'Day goes on revocable waivers's Peter Gammons reports that the Orioles have placed Darren O'Day on revocable waivers.

    Advice: Gammons says the waivers will expire on Friday. O'Day almost surely will be claimed, as he's making just $4.5 million this season and is in the midst of the best season of his career. The Orioles are still in the American League Wild Card race and seem unlikely to deal the reliever. Today, 6:27 am
  • Banuelos (elbow) begins rehab assignment
    Manny Banuelos (elbow) tossed two scoreless innings in his first rehab start with Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday.

    Advice: Banuelos walked two and didn't recorded any strikeouts, but he yielded just one hit. The left-hander will make at least a couple more rehab starts before hopefully rejoining the Braves' bullpen at some point in September. Today, 6:07 am
    15-Day DL
    4:35 pm vs NYY
  • Rafael Betancourt released by Rockies
    Rockies released RHP Rafael Betancourt.

    Advice: Betancourt was designated for assignment earlier this week and is now officially a free agent. With a 6.18 ERA on the season, the 40-year-old's days in the majors could be over. Today, 5:48 am
    Not Active
    4:05 pm @Pit
  • Moss' two-run homer snaps 3-3 tie in fifth
    Brandon Moss went 1-for-2 with a two-run homer in Thursday's win over the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Moss cracked his two-run shot off of Diamondbacks starter Rubby De La Rosa in the fifth inning, breaking a 3-3 tie. The Cardinals went on to win 5-3 as they completed a four-game sweep of the boys in the desert. In addition to the big home run, Moss also walked twice. Since joining the Cardinals on July 30, he's hit just .180/.317/.280 in an even 50 at-bats, though he does have 16 homers and 53 RBI to his good name for the season as a whole. Yesterday, 10:11 pm
  • Cards score five against De La Rosa
    Jorge De La Rosa struggled in Thursday's loss to the Cardinals, allowing five runs on five hits over five innings.

    Advice: In what was a sub-par start, De La Rosa walked four and allowed two home runs over just five innings. Tony Cruz took the 26-year-old right-hander yard for a solo shot in the second inning, while Brandon Moss cranked a two-run bomb in the fifth inning. The loss was De La Rosa's first since the All-Star Break. He'll look to rebound from this start when he takes his 4.46 ERA and 1.31 WHIP into a Tuesday afternoon road showdown with the Rockies. Yesterday, 10:07 pm
  • Hudson exits game with cut finger
    Daniel Hudson exited Thursday's contest against the Cardinals after cutting his finger on a grounder.

    Advice: Hudson came on in the top of the ninth inning, but he cut his finger on a Tommy Phan grounder to lead off the frame and had to be removed from the game for Brad Ziegler. The team should provide an update on his status after the game. For now, the reliever should be considered day-to-day. Yesterday, 9:55 pm
  • Denard Span (hip) heading back to DL
    Nationals placed OF Denard Span on the 15-day disabled list with left hip inflammation.

    Advice: The hip issue is related to the core and back issues that have sidelined Span already this season. At this point, there is fear in the Nationals organization that the oft-injured outfielder will not make it back at all this season. Michael Taylor will continue to fill in center field in his stead. Yesterday, 8:04 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs Mia
  • X-rays come back negative for Taylor
    Michael Taylor (knee) is listed as day-to-day after being diagnosed with a right knee contusion on Thursday.

    Advice: Taylor was pulled from Thursday's game in the seventh inning after crashing into the outfield wall. Thankfully, he was able to avoid any significant injuries and should be cleared to return to the Nationals lineup at some point over the weekend. Yesterday, 7:31 pm
  • Michael Taylor leaves game after collision
    Michael Taylor was removed from Thursday's game against the Padres after crashing into the outfield wall.

    Advice: Taylor was attempting to track down a deep drive off the bat of Melvin Upton when he leaped and crashed into the outfield wall at full speed. The injury is believed to have occurred to his right knee, though the severity is unknown at the moment. The Nationals should have an update on his status after the game. Yesterday, 7:07 pm
  • Denard Span (back) not in Thursday's lineup
    Denard Span is out of Thursday's lineup for the Nationals due to back soreness.

    Advice: It doesn't sound like a major concern, but the Nationals will have to manage him down the stretch. Michael Taylor is starting in center field against the Padres. Yesterday, 1:37 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs Mia
  • Span out of Nationals' lineup Thursday night
    Denard Span is out of the Nationals' lineup Thursday.

    Advice: It's just a day of rest for the veteran outfielder, who returned earlier this week from a bad back injury. Michael Taylor is starting in center field against the Padres. Yesterday, 12:41 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs Mia
  • Jacoby Ellsbury sitting out with sore hip
    Jacoby Ellsbury is not in the Yankees' lineup Wednesday due to a sore hip.

    Advice: Ellsbury banged the hip on a dive during Tuesday's game. It's uncertain whether he'll be available off the bench, but the Yanks hope Ellsbury is ready to play Friday after Thursday's off day. Brett Gardner is starting in center field and Chris Young is in left field Wednesday. Wednesday, 8:15 am
  • Mitchell (head) throws simulated inning
    Bryan Mitchell (concussion) made a 30-pitch simulated appearance on Tuesday without issue.

    Advice: Mitchell is already eligible to return from the 7-day concussion disabled list and should be pretty close to official activation. The 24-year-old right-hander suffered a concussion and a small nasal fracture when he was hit by a comebacker on August 17. Tuesday, 2:33 pm
  • Span (back) activated from disabled list
    Nationals activated OF Denard Span from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Span has been sidelined since July 6 with a nagging back injury, but he showed enough over six rehab games to convince the Nationals that he's ready to go. He's batting leadoff in his return Tuesday against the Padres. The veteran outfielder has played well when healthy this season, but he's only appeared in 59 games. Tuesday, 12:47 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs Mia
  • Matt Adams (quad) could return by Sept. 1
    Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Monday that he expects Matt Adams (quad) back "September 1st-ish."

    Advice: Adams is working out at the club's spring training facility and could begin a rehab assignment with High-A Palm Beach as soon as Tuesday. It sounds like the Cards expect him to need only about a week's worth of rehab games before he's activated. The big first baseman has made a quicker-than-expected recovery from surgery in late May to repair a Grade 3 quad strain. Monday, 6:01 pm
    60-Day DL
  • Denard Span (back) to be activated Tuesday
    Denard Span (back) will be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday.

    Advice: Span was 7-for-17 (.412) with a home run, three walks and three runs scored in six rehab games with High-A Potomac. The veteran outfielder has dealt with a nagging back injury since June but is feeling well enough to give it a go again. He's hit .304/.367/.430 with five homers and 11 steals in 59 games this season. Monday, 2:52 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs Mia
  • Span (back) could return as early as Tuesday
    Denard Span (back) went 1-for-3 in his sixth minor league rehab game Sunday with Double-A Harrisburg.

    Advice: Span is 7-for-17 (.412) with a home run, three walks, and three runs scored since beginning his rehab with High-A Potomac last week. The center fielder could be added back to the Nationals' active roster as early as Tuesday and is capable of providing significant fantasy production down the stretch. Span owns a .304/.367/.430 slash line with five homers, 37 runs, 15 doubles, and 11 steals in 59 games this season. Monday, 9:47 am
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs Mia
  • Matt Adams (quad) nears rehab assignment
    Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said on Sunday that Matt Adams (quad) could begin a rehab assignment with High-A Palm Beach as soon as Tuesday.

    Advice: Adams has been at the club's spring training complex the last few days going through a variety of drills and has evidently responded well to them. The thought had been that he was done for the season when he had quad surgery in late May, but now it looks like Adams could be activated in a couple weeks. Sunday, 11:17 am
    60-Day DL
  • Rafael Betancourt designated for assignment
    Rockies designated RHP Rafael Betancourt for assignment.

    Advice: Betancourt boasts a 40/12 K/BB ratio over 39 1/3 innings this season but has also posted a 6.18 ERA. It's possible another club will take a look at him, but this could be the end of the line for the 40-year-old. Sunday, 11:06 am
    Not Active
    4:05 pm @Pit
  • Mitchell (concussion) to throw off mound
    Bryan Mitchell (concussion) will throw a bullpen session Sunday.

    Advice: Mitchell will then throw a live batting practice session later this week before being activated if all goes well. "You want him to get back on a mound," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "That’s the bottom line." Sunday, 7:20 am
  • Danny Salazar struggles in loss to Yankees
    Danny Salazar struggled in a losing effort against the Yankees on Saturday, surrendering five runs (four earned) on eight hits over 4 2/3 innings.

    Advice: On the plus side, Salazar racked up six strikeouts on the afternoon without issuing a walk. The Yankees jumped on him early and often in this one, with Brett Gardner and Brian McCann each leaving the yard during a three-run first inning. He'll carry a 3.30 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 162/41 K/BB ratio into Saturday's start against the Angels. Saturday, 1:17 pm
  • De La Rosa gives up two runs in win
    Rubby De La Rosa held the Reds to two runs over seven innings in a 6-3 win on Friday.

    Advice: De La Rosa scattered seven hits while walking one and striking out six. He now holds a 2.54 ERA in seven starts since the All-Star break and has gone a perfect 5-0 along the way. He's still widely available in most fantasy leagues, but it's about time that changes. He'll try to keep the good vibes going when he faces the Cardinals next week at home. Friday, 9:36 pm
  • Jacoby Ellsbury not in lineup Friday
    Jacoby Ellsbury is not in the Yankees' lineup Friday.

    Advice: It appears to be a simple day of rest for Ellsbury. Brett Gardner is in center field and Chris Young is in left. Friday, 12:29 pm
  • Mitchell (concussion) could return soon
    Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Thursday that Bryan Mitchell (concussion) could be activated from the disabled list when first eligible.

    Advice: Mitchell suffered a concussion and a broken nose when he was hit in the face by a liner on Monday. He's resumed cardio work and should be allowed to throw soon as long as he doesn't experience any more concussion symptoms. Mitchell is eligible to return next Tuesday. Friday, 6:41 am
  • Michael Taylor hits long home run
    Michael Taylor crushed his 11th homer Thursday off the Rockies' Yohan Flande.

    Advice: Statcast had the homer at 490 feet, but other estimates have come in closer to the 470-foot range. Either way, it was a true blast. Taylor hasn't been an on-base guy as a rookie, but his power-speed combination makes him awfully intriguing going forward. Thursday, 9:00 pm
  • Adams (quad) takes batting practice Wednesday
    Matt Adams (quad) took live batting practice prior to Wednesday's game.

    Advice: Adams also did some running in the outfield. "He went through another series of tests today and [was at] almost 100 percent with the running," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. "He ran well and actually looked great. I think there might be just one more gear. But everything that we're watching, he just keeps responding very well. Getting back the swing, getting a good feel on the field again, those are things that he just needs some repetition with." Adams will continue working out in Florida, and despite Wednesday's step forward, there is still no timetable for his return. Wednesday, 5:42 pm
    60-Day DL
  • Yanks place Mitchell on 7-day concussion DL
    Yankees placed RHP Bryan Mitchell on the 7-day concussion disabled list.

    Advice: Mitchell suffered a small nasal fracture when he was hit in the face by a comebacker on Monday. He was also being monitored for a concussion, so apparently he began to show symptoms. He'll now get some extended rest. Tuesday, 12:16 pm
  • Span (back) continues rehab assignment
    Denard Span (back) will continue his minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with Class A Hagerstown.

    Advice: Span, sidelined with a nagging back injury, went 0-for-2 and played three innings in center field in his first game with High-A Potomac on Sunday. Assuming no further setbacks, he figures to rejoin the Nationals before the end of the month. Tuesday, 9:44 am
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs Mia
  • Kimbrel escapes Braves' rally with 34th save
    Craig Kimbrel allowed a run in the ninth inning, but still got his 34th save in Monday's 5-3 win against the Braves.

    Advice: Kimbrel allowed a leadoff single to Nick Markakis, then walked A.J. Pierzynski to bring the tying run to the plate. He struck out Adonis Garcia, but allowed a run-scoring single to Jace Peterson, putting the potential tying run on first. Kimbrel bounced back, striking out Nick Swisher before getting Andrelton Simmons to fly out to right field to end the game. The right-hander is 34-for-36 in save chances with a 2.66 ERA and a 65/16 K/BB ratio in 47 1/3 innings. Monday, 10:19 pm
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