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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

MLB Moves and Notes - August 27th - feat. Longoria, Holland, Hudson, Ohlendorf


By on 8/27/2014 09:45:00 AM

Three pitchers who have yet to throw a pitch in the majors this season are progressing well; find out who in today's roundup.

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Chicago White Sox: activated CF Adam Eaton. It has been a tough season for Eaton injury-wise as he seems to have sustained injuries to almost every part of his body. This oblique strain has cost him another month. The White Sox will hope he can stay healthier and be their starting center fielder for the vast majority of 2015.

Miami Marlins: activated 2B Derek Dietrich and optioned him to Triple-A. Dietrich has been recovering from a wrist strain and is likely to be back with the major league team as depth when rosters expand.

St. Louis Cardinals: placed CF Shane Robinson on the 15-day DL with a left shoulder subluxation. Robinson sustained the injury while trying to steal a base on Monday night and looks to be done for the season.

Tampa Bay Rays: activated C Ryan Hanigan. Following a slow recovery from his oblique strain, Hanigan finally returned to the lineup, going 1-for-3 with a walk.

Day-to-day

Astros starter Brad Peacock appears to be fine to make his scheduled start Wednesday after experiencing forearm tightness during his last outing. Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports that Peacock did not throw off a mound Monday as he normally would two days before a start but the right-hander had no doubts that he would be ready for Wednesday.

Rays duo Evan Longoria and Kevin Kiermaier are both trying to shake off minor problems. Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that Longoria was at DH again on Tuesday night because of right forearm soreness. The issue is apparently causing him pain when he throws and so not playing third base is giving him some respite. Longoria expects to be back at the hot corner in a day or two, while Kiermaier, who sat again with a stiff neck, is confident that he'll return to the lineup tonight.

On the mend

Derek Holland is finally scheduled to return to the Texas Rangers rotation following his rehab start on Thursday, says Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The left-hander was scratched from a planned start on Sunday because of back spasms but providing all goes well on Thursday, will be back with the team next week when rosters expand.

The Astros will have to wait to get three more injured players back, as manager Bo Porter told MLB.com that George Springer, Darin Downs and Alex Presley, all of whom are battling oblique issues, would not be activated until rosters expand on September 1st at the earliest.


Rehab roundup

Marlins reliever Carter Capps pitched in his first rehab game in the Gulf Coast League on Monday, retiring two batters and walking one.

Daniel Hudson threw a clean inning for the Reno Aces in his first start since moving his rehab to Triple-A. The Diamondbacks pitcher has now made five one-inning appearances this month as he steps up his recovery from Tommy John surgery.

Phillies reliever Mike Adams moved up to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on his rehab assignment and pitched a scoreless inning with a strikeout in the IronPigs' 5-4 victory.

Veteran Cleveland DH Jason Giambi showed some rust by striking out three times for Double-A Akron in his first rehab game. Giambi stayed on the DL despite recovering from the knee injury that put him there in the first place, in order to help the Indians with their roster management. He now needs to get back up to speed to help the club in September.

Padres reliever Troy Patton picked up two strikeouts in his scoreless inning of work for Double-A San Antonio. It's Patton's fourth rehab outing as he works his way back from shoulder soreness.

Washington right-hander Ross Ohlendorf had a mixed outing for the GCL Nationals, getting the start and giving up one earned run over 1 2/3 innings with two hits, a walk and three strikeouts. Ohlendorf is yet to pitch in the majors this year after spending the whole season on the DL with a back strain, but he looks in line to help the team when rosters expand.

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