Player Notes

  • Cut loose by San Francisco
    DeJong was released by the Giants on Thursday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    Advice: Even with Brandon Crawford (hamstring) likely to miss the remainder of the regular season, the Giants are cutting bait with DeJong and summoning Marco Luciano and Tyler Fitzgerald from Triple-A Sacramento. DeJong, an impending free agent, has batted just .207/.258/.355 in 400 plate appearances this year between St. Louis, Toronto and San Francisco. 26 minutes ago
  • Expected to be ready for next year
    Greene is expected to be ready for the start of next season following Tommy John surgery Wednesday on his right (non-throwing) elbow, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports.

    Advice: Greene needing Tommy John surgery to repair his injured elbow was a worst-case scenario. However, because he's a position player and because the operation was on his non-throwing arm, his rehab will not take nearly as long. It's possible, if not probable, that the Tigers will ease him into things in spring training, but all signs point to Greene being ready to roll come Opening Day. The young outfielder batted .288/.349/.447 with 11 homers across 416 plate appearances in 2023. 28 minutes ago
  • Lands on 10-day IL
    Crawford was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday with a right hamstring strain, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    Advice: Crawford suffered the injury Wednesday in what could wind up being his final game in a Giants uniform. The 36-year-old impending free agent is eligible to be activated Oct. 1, but that is the last day of the regular season and it's unclear whether he'd be ready anyway. Marco Luciano and Tyler Fitzgerald have both been brought up from Triple-A Sacramento to presumably share time at shortstop down the stretch. Paul DeJong was given his release. 31 minutes ago
  • Set for rehab assignment
    Brazoban (hamstring/hip) is beginning a rehab assignment Thursday with Triple-A Jacksonville, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.

    Advice: Out since mid-August due to a left hamstring strain and left hip impingement, Brazoban might become an option again for the Marlins' bullpen leading into the final week of the regular season. He'd registered a 4.29 ERA and 60:31 K:BB across 56.2 innings prior to landing on the injured list. Today, 9:39 am
  • Rehab start Thursday
    Alcantara (forearm) is scheduled to make a rehab start Thursday with Triple-A Jacksonville, Craig Mish of the Miami Herald reports.

    Advice: If that outing goes smoothly, Alcantara could make it back for one final regular-season start and perhaps help the Marlins in their quest to claim an NL wild-card spot. He was diagnosed with a forearm flexor strain earlier this month but has thrown a couple of side sessions without issue in the last week. Should next week's return come to fruition, Alcantara would likely be facing the Mets on the road at Citi Field. Today, 9:32 am
  • Getting start Thursday
    Gaddis will be recalled from Triple-A Columbus to start for the Guardians on Thursday against the Orioles, Roch Kubatko of reports.

    Advice: Gaddis will be taking over the rotation spot vacated by Tanner Bibee (hip), who was placed on the 15-day injured list earlier this week. Over 10 appearances (six starts) with Cleveland this season, Gaddis has put up a 4.85 ERA over 10 appearances. Gaddis might receive just the one start, as the Guardians are poised to get Shane Bieber (elbow) and Triston McKenzie (elbow) back from the 60-day injured list in the coming days. Today, 9:24 am
  • Sent for MRI on wrist
    Contreras, who is out of the lineup Thursday against the Brewers, has been sent for an MRI on his injured left wrist, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.

    Advice: Contreras has been bothered by wrist discomfort for a while and felt "acute pain on a swing" during Wednesday's loss to the Brewers, per Jones. This could all potentially lead to an early shutdown for the 31-year-old catcher, who has put up an impressive .309/.402/.557 batting line with 10 homers and 31 RBI in 46 games since the All-Star break. Andrew Knizner and Ivan Herrera are the fill-in options behind the plate for St. Louis. Today, 9:20 am
  • Will miss time with neck issue
    Rays manager Kevin Cash said Thursday that Raley will miss some time due to a neck issue, Tricia Whitaker of Bally Sports Sun reports.

    Advice: It's not clear yet whether Raley will be placed on the injured list, but at the very least it sounds like he will be unavailable for at least several days. He had been set to receive an MRI after his left arm felt numb during a pinch-hit appearance Wednesday. That the Rays are now calling it a neck issue suggests it could be some sort of nerve problem. It's an injury which stems from a collision Raley was involved in during batting practice last Saturday, and he hasn't made a start since the incident. Today, 8:38 am
  • Pushed back due to sore knee
    Anderson's next scheduled start has been pushed back to Sunday's series finale in Minnesota while he tends to knee soreness, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

    Advice: It's not clear when Anderson's knee began bothering him, but he'll receive some extra rest in hopes that he can overcome the issue. Anderson had been slated to take the hill either Friday or Saturday, but since he'll be pushed back, the Angels will call up Davis Daniel from Triple-A Salt Lake to pitch Friday, while Kenny Rosenberg will get the nod Saturday. Anderson has been a major disappointment in his first season with the Angels, posting a 5.43 ERA over 27 appearances (25 starts). Today, 8:30 am