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Saturday, August 16, 2014

MLB Moves & Notes - August 16th - feat. Cole, DeJesus, Hanigan, Sanchez


By on 8/16/2014 12:15:00 PM

A starter ready to contribute for a contender, successful surgeries for a Rockies duo and two catchers who can't catch a break in today's roundup.

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Cleveland Indians: activated CF Michael Bourn. After a rocky rehab assignment, Bourn did not play on Friday night, with Michael Brantley staying in center.

Oakland Athletics: placed SS Jed Lowrie on the 15-day disabled list. Lowrie had finally admitted that he could no longer play with his fractured finger as it was significantly affecting the way he throws. Andy Parrino replaced Lowrie on the roster.

Pittsburgh Pirates: placed RHP Stolmy Pimentel on the 15-day disabled list. The Pirates had originally simply called Pimentel's ailment 'lower body discomfort' but the reason cited on the official transaction was a right ankle sprain.

Successful surgery

Rockies duo Brett Anderson and Troy Tulowitzki both underwent surgery as expected, with manager Walt Weiss telling Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post that both procedures 'went well'. Both players should be ready for spring training as long as there are no setbacks in their recovery.

No timetable

While Rays catcher Ryan Hanigan is apparently feeling better, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that there is still no timetable for his return from an oblique strain.

Day-to-day

Giants catcher Hector Sanchez continues to have a difficult time staying healthy even on his rehab assignment, coming out of Thursday's game with back spasms. Sanchez did not play for Fresno on Friday night.

Rehab roundup

Topkin also notes that David DeJesus (hand) will start a rehab assignment in the Gulf Coast League today before moving to Class-A Charlotte on Monday.

Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole tossed seven more scoreless innings for the Indianapolis Indians and is clearly ready to return to the big-league rotation, which he should do next week. Cole even doubled and scored a run to help the Indians to a win.

Brandon Phillips and Logan Ondrusek both played for Triple-A Louisville as they started rehab together. Ondrusek got the start and pitched a scoreless inning, giving up two hits, while Phillips went 0-for-2 with a walk and got seven innings at second base.

Alex Presley resumed his rehab assignment at Class-A Tri City after being held out with discomfort in his oblique. Presley led off the game with a triple and played five innings in the field.

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