Player Notes

  • Starting Monday against Guardians
    Molina will start Monday's game against the Guardians, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.

    Advice: With Austin Gomber (arm) scratched, Molina will step in for his first career MLB start. A Rule 5 pick by the Rockies last winter, Molina has pitched to a 7.56 ERA and 1.80 WHIP in nine appearances so far this season. He's maxed out at 3.2 innings in an outing, so this will now be a bullpen day for Colorado. Rotowire.com Today, 10:22 am
  • One more rehab appearance
    Francis (forearm) will make what's expected to be his final rehab appearance with Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.

    Advice: Francis has pitched well in his first three rehab outings, yielding three runs (two earned) with a 6:1 K:BB over 6.2 frames. He should be slated for a long-relief job once he's activated. Rotowire.com Today, 9:57 am
  • Activation imminent
    Blue Jays manager John Schneider said Monday that Green (shoulder) could be activated from the injured list as soon as Tuesday, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.

    Advice: Green is back with the club in Chicago for its series against the White Sox and his return is imminent. The veteran reliever has been sidelined since mid-April with right shoulder strain and made three scoreless rehab appearances with Triple-A Buffalo. Rotowire.com Today, 9:54 am
  • Nabs second win Sunday
    Voth (2-0) got the win and was also credited with a hold against the Nationals on Sunday, firing a perfect eighth inning during which he recorded two strikeouts.

    Advice: Ryne Stanek struggled in the seventh inning while allowing two runs, narrowing the Mariners' lead to 6-5, but Voth served as a highly effective bridge to Andres Munoz in the ninth by retiring the side on a scant 11 pitches. Voth had allowed at least one earned run in three of his previous four outings -- including two straight -- but he still holds a respectable 3.80 ERA and impressive 0.98 WHIP across 19 appearances. Rotowire.com Today, 9:52 am
  • Activated and optioned
    The Twins activated Winder (shoulder) from the 60-day injured list Monday and optioned him to Triple-A St. Paul, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Advice: Winder has been out all season with a scapular stress fracture in his right shoulder, an injury which was first discovered last October. He posted a 6.39 ERA in 12.2 rehab innings, although that came with a 17:4 K:BB. Winder should get another shot with the Twins later this season, but for now he'll try to sharpen things up at St. Paul. Rotowire.com Today, 9:28 am
  • Sent back to minors
    The Orioles optioned Vespi to Triple-A Norfolk on Monday.

    Advice: Vespi is clearing out to make room for Thyago Vieira, who has officially been added to the roster after being acquired via trade over the weekend. The left-handed Vespi has made one appearance with the Orioles this season, throwing a scoreless inning. Rotowire.com Today, 7:18 am
  • Slated for rehab assignment
    Miller (elbow) is slated to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo on Tuesday, Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    Advice: Miller required a hydrodissection procedure to combat right ulnar nerve inflammation and says he's now "feeling a lot better." The reliever threw his third bullpen session since landing on the injured list on Sunday and is now ready to test things out in games. Miller shouldn't need too many rehab appearances before being activated. Rotowire.com Today, 7:01 am
  • Converts four-out save
    Suarez picked up the save in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Yankees, striking out two while allowing one run on two hits in 1.1 innings.

    Advice: Suarez came in with two runners on and two out in the eighth to face Aaron Judge and bested him with a strikeout. He returned for the ninth and started off by allowing a home run to Alex Verdugo but was able to get the job done from there. The home run was the first run Suarez has given up since March 28. He continues to be one of the most dominant closers in baseball this year, as he's now tied for third with 15 saves and owns a 0.76 ERA, 0.72 WHIP and 23:5 K:BB in 23.2 innings. Rotowire.com Today, 6:57 am
  • Commences rehab assignment
    Brzykcy (elbow) began a rehab assignment Wednesday in the rookie-level Florida Complex League, striking out two and allowing one run on one hit and no walks in a one-inning start.

    Advice: Brzykcy is nearing the finish line in his recovery from Tommy John surgery, which he underwent in April 2023. Prior to suffering the major elbow injury, Brzykcy flashed enough promise as a reliever in the minors for the Nationals to protect him from the Rule 5 Draft this past winter and add him to the 40-man roster. He'll likely need a few more rehab outings in lower levels of the minors to ramp back up before he's activated from Double-A Harrisburg's 60-day injured list, but the hard-throwing righty could eventually settle at Triple-A Rochester or even in the big-league bullpen later this season if he's quickly able to recapture his pre-injury form. Rotowire.com Today, 6:44 am