Player Notes

  • Enters as pinch hitter
    Guerrero (knee) entered Thursday's game against the Yankees as a pinch hitter, Mike Wilner of the Toronto Star reports.

    Advice: Guerrero has been out of the lineup for two consecutive games due to right knee discomfort. He had an MRI done Thursday which came back clean and also gave Toronto confidence to put him on the field. Guerrero beat out a groundball for a base hit, and his ability to run down the line is another good sign for his potential return. 27 minutes ago
  • Outrighted to Omaha
    The Royals sent Beaty outright to Triple-A Omaha on Thursday.

    Advice: Beaty was designated for assignment by the Royals on Monday, and he'll officially remain within the organization after clearing waivers. Beaty slashed .230/.347/.295 with four RBI across 72 plate appearances in the majors this season. Today, 4:47 pm
  • Not in Thursday's lineup
    Davis isn't starting Thursday against the Dodgers, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    Advice: After going 2-for-11 with an RBI and three runs scored across his last four games, Davis will get a day to rest Thursday. His absence will allow Wilmer Flores to start at third base while batting second. Today, 4:10 pm
  • Sitting Thursday
    Rojas isn't in the Dodgers' lineup Thursday against the Giants, Kirsten Watson of SportsNet LA reports.

    Advice: Rojas will get a breather Thursday after failing to record a hit in each of his last two games. Enrique Hernandez will fill in at shortstop and bat ninth. Today, 3:09 pm
  • Sitting against lefty
    Brown is out of the lineup Thursday versus the Tigers.

    Advice: Brent Rooker will play right field and bat third as the Athletics take on left-hander Tarik Skubal. Carlos Perez will fill the DH role and hit sixth. Brown is slashing just .146/.242/.200 with zero home runs in 62 plate appearances this year against southpaws. Today, 2:26 pm
  • Not in lineup Thursday
    Noda is not in the lineup Thursday against the Tigers.

    Advice: Jordan Diaz will start at first base and bat seventh. Noda grabs a breather after going 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Wednesday's series finale versus the Mariners. Today, 2:22 pm
  • Another start Thursday
    Horwitz is playing first base and batting sixth Thursday against the Yankees.

    Advice: It's the second straight start for Horwitz, who filled the DH role Wednesday after Vladimir Guerrero (knee) was scratched and tallied three RBI as part of a 6-1 victory. The 25-year-old has batted .286/.375/.429 across his first 40 major-league plate appearances this season with Toronto and could see more opportunities if Guerrero requires an extended absence. Today, 1:38 pm
  • Not starting Thursday
    Rivas isn't in the Pirates' lineup Thursday against the Cubs, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Advice: Rivas will sit out Thursday after going 3-for-14 with a homer and two RBI across his last five games. Jared Triolo will instead start at first base while batting sixth. Today, 1:29 pm
  • Absent from lineup
    Urias is out of the lineup for Thursday's game in Cleveland.

    Advice: Urias started Wednesday in Houston, but he's now been in the lineup just three times over the Orioles' last 10 contests. Adam Frazier is at second base and Jordan Westburg will patrol third Thursday. Today, 12:26 pm