Player Notes

  • Likely for weekend return
    Middleton (shoulder) is expected to be activated from the injured list for the final weekend of the regular season, Bryan Hoch of reports.

    Advice: Middleton got through a bullpen session Wednesday without issue and can log another appearance or two with the Yankees before his 2023 campaign comes to a close. The 30-year-old reliever is scheduled to become a free agent this winter. 20 minutes ago
  • Moved to 60-day IL
    The Angels transferred Loup (shoulder) from the 15-day injured list to the 60-day injured list Wednesday.

    Advice: This move clears out a 40-man roster spot for Kelvin Caceres, who has earned the call to the Angels' big-league bullpen. Loup was shut down last week with a left shoulder strain. 49 minutes ago
  • Optioned to Salt Lake
    The Angels optioned Marte to Triple-A Salt Lake on Wednesday.

    Advice: Marte has allowed 10 runs -- nine earned -- in 9.1 major-league innings this season. Kelvin Caceres will fill the vacant spot in the Angels' bullpen ahead of Wednesday's game against the Rangers. 55 minutes ago
  • Dominant for 25th hold
    Brash secured his 25th hold in a win over the Astros on Tuesday, firing two scoreless innings during which he allowed a hit and recorded two strikeouts.

    Advice: Brash threw 19 of 25 pitches for strikes while extending his scoreless appearance streak to 13 outings. The right-hander continues to primarily see seventh- and eighth-inning work, although he's arguably been more trustworthy overall in the last month-plus than primary closer Andres Munoz. If the Mariners do make it into the postseason, how manager Scott Servais distributes high-leverage assignments will be something to monitor. Today, 10:12 am
  • Back in big leagues
    Martinez was recalled from Triple-A Reno on Wednesday, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports.

    Advice: Martinez will provide a fresh arm for the bullpen after they were needed for six innings in Tuesday's win over the White Sox. The hard-throwing righty hasn't found his footing yet in the majors, giving up 13 runs over eight frames. Today, 10:01 am
  • Takes loss Tuesday
    Clarke (3-6) allowed three runs on three hits and struck out one over two-thirds of an inning to take the loss Tuesday versus the Tigers.

    Advice: Clarke gave up back-to-back solo home runs to Akil Baddoo and Parker Meadows in the eighth inning, and he couldn't settle down after that. Jackson Kowar later allowed an inherited runner to score. Clarke has taken on a share of the closing committee in Kansas City, but the numbers haven't been pretty -- he has an 8.64 ERA over 8.1 innings in September, and a 5.90 ERA with a 1.60 WHIP and 65:24 K:BB through 58 innings overall. The reliever has added three saves, 12 holds and three blown saves. Today, 9:52 am
  • Dealt fifth loss
    Karinchak (2-5) allowed a run on two hits and struck out one over two-thirds of an inning to take the loss Tuesday versus the Reds.

    Advice: Karinchak had posted 3.2 scoreless innings over his first four appearances back in the majors before faltering in the fifth inning Tuesday. The right-hander is now at a 3.29 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 52:25 K:BB with 13 holds and two blown saves over 38.1 innings this season. Karinchak is mostly seeing low-leverage work to finish the campaign. Today, 9:40 am
  • Gets another start to close season
    Davis is scheduled to start Wednesday's game against the Dodgers at Coors Field.

    Advice: Davis will be making a second straight turn through Colorado's rotation in what likely represents his final appearance of the season, barring him being needed in relief for Sunday's finale against the Twins on three days' rest. The right-hander struck out four over five innings this past Friday against the Cubs, but he was handed the loss after serving up three earned runs on four hits and three walks. He's not a recommended streaming option Wednesday while pitching at a hitter-friendly park against one of the majors' top offenses. Today, 9:25 am
  • Rejoining rotation Friday
    Silseth (concussion) is scheduled to return from the 7-day injured list to start Friday's game against the Athletics at Angel Stadium, reports.

    Advice: Silseth's availability for the rest of the season looked to be in question after he suffered a concussion Aug. 26 when he was struck on the head by an errant throw, but he cleared up any concerns about his health by making rehab starts with Triple-A Salt Lake on Sept. 17 and 22. In his most recent outing with Salt Lake this past weekend, Silseth tossed 60 pitches and 3.1 scoreless innings, so he should be capable of giving the Angels something close to a traditional start as he steps back into the rotation for the final series of the season. Today, 9:16 am