Player Notes

  • Tosses bullpen session
    Senga (shoulder/triceps) threw a two-inning bullpen session Saturday, Abbey Mastracco of the New York Daily News reports.

    Advice: Senga was able to throw more than 30 pitches in the session and he's expected to throw a shorter one next week. The right-hander has been slowly working his way back from a posterior right capsule strain and then a subsequent triceps injury and he's yet to make his season debut. Senga has already been ruled out for the first half of the season, but if he can build off of Saturday's session next week, he'll remain on track to return relatively soon following the All-Star break. Rotowire.com 13 minutes ago
  • Inks minors deal with Nationals
    The Nationals signed Ramirez to a minor-league contract, MMark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.

    Advice: Ramirez was released by the Rays earlier this week after hitting just .268/.284/.305 in 48 games. The 29-year-old is a career .287/.325/.408 hitter and has slashed .322/.357/.445 against left-handed pitching. Ramirez will report to Triple-A Rochester for now but is a good bet to be added to the Nationals' roster sooner rather than later, especially with Joey Gallo (hamstring) expected to miss significant time. Rotowire.com 24 minutes ago
  • Jazz Chisholm Jr. gets rare day off on Saturday
    Jazz Chisholm Jr. is not in the lineup for Saturday’s showdown against the division-rival Nationals.

    Advice: It’s a rare day off for Chisholm, who has made an appeares in 68 of 69 contests this season for Miami. The talented 26-year-old outfielder is batting .254/.319/.435 with 10 homers and 13 steals in 285 plate appearances. It’ll be Dane Myers patrolling center field on Saturday afternoon in his absence. Rotoworld 26 minutes ago
  • Outright optioned
    Snead cleared waivers and was outright optioned to Triple-A Tacoma on Saturday.

    Advice: Snead was designated for assignment by the Mariners on Tuesday, but he'll now report to Triple-A after going unclaimed on waivers. The left-hander has appeared in 12 contests with Tacoma this season, producing a 2.92 ERA and 0.91 WHIP with 13 strikeouts over 12.1 innings. Rotowire.com 30 minutes ago
  • Aiming for return in late June
    Contreras (forearm) is targeting a return in late June, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.

    Advice: Contreras has resumed taking batting practice and hopes to be cleared to begin a rehab assignment early next week. If that happens, a return sometime during the Cardinals' June 22-30 homestand is likely. It would be at least a couple weeks quicker than he was initially expected back following surgery in early May to repair a fractured forearm. Rotowire.com 31 minutes ago
  • José Caballero (illness) not in Saturday’s lineup
    José Caballero (illness) is not in the lineup for Saturday’s game against the Braves.

    Advice: Caballero will get an extra day off to rest and recover following an early exit from Friday’s showdown due to illness. It’ll be Amed Rosario taking a turn at shortstop on Saturday afternoon in his absence. Rotoworld 32 minutes ago
  • Twins-Athletics game postponed
    Ober and the Twins won't play Saturday against the Athletics after the game was postponed due to inclement weather, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.

    Advice: Ober will now have his start pushed back a day after Saturday's contest was rained out. He'll toe the rubber for one of the games during the team's Father's Day split doubleheader with Oakland on Sunday. Rotowire.com 35 minutes ago
  • Absent from lineup
    Lopez is not in the lineup for Saturday's game versus the Nationals.

    Advice: Lopez has been operating as the Marlins' primary second baseman, but his production has slowed in June with just a .477 OPS. He'll get a day off to regroup while Vidal Brujan handles the keystone. Rotowire.com 37 minutes ago
  • Athletics-Twins game postponed
    Estes and the Athletics won't play Saturday against the Twins after the game was postponed due to inclement weather,, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.

    Advice: Estes will now draw the start in one of the two games during Sunday's split doubleheader. He has allowed three or fewer earned runs in three consecutive outings. Rotowire.com 37 minutes ago