The New York Mets hoped pitcher Josh Edgin would be
available on Thursday. Now, it appears
that he is not healing as quickly as originally thought from bone spurs in his
left elbow and will be unavailable for an unknown amount of time.
The injuries that have left the Kansas City Royals without
first baseman Eric Hosmer or second baseman Omar Infante appear to both be
healing. Hosmer started in his first
rehab assignment on Saturday and Infante returned to the Royals lineup Saturday
after missing four games.
The Texas Rangers will be bringing starting pitcher Derek
Holland off the disabled list for his first start of the season during their
series with the Kansas City Royals.
However, starting pitcher Miles Mikolas was scratched from his start
yesterday due to shoulder fatigue.
The Tampa Bay Rays veteran outfielder David DeJesus will be
activated on Monday, accord to a tweet from the Rays this morning. The Rays, who are currently in third place in
the American League East, hope that DeJesus will provide needed offense in
their lineup during the last month of the regular season.
The Los Angeles Angels defeated the Oakland A's on Sunday by the score of 8-1. The win improved the Angels to 83-53, five games ahead of the A's in the American League West. Mike Trout hit his 31st home run of the season and Chris Iannetta added his seventh in the winning effort. On the injury front, infielderGrant Green has been activated from the disabled list a day earlier than expected.
St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong left Sunday's game with the Chicago Cubs after hitting his head on the ground in attempt to catch a pop-up in the top of the eighth inning. He stayed on the ground for approximately two minutes before leaving under his own power. Concussion tests were negative.
Carlos Gomez of the Brewers left the game Sunday against the
Giants in the third inning due to a sore left wrist after swinging at a pitch,
the team announced. Gerardo Parra replaced him in center field.
As expected, the Dodgers activated left-hander Hyun-jin Ryuand third baseman Juan Uribe for Sunday's match against the San Diego Padres,according to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com. The Dodgers, who have lost two games to the Padres, lead the NL West by 2.5 games over the San Francisco Giants.
Oakland A's center fielder Coco Crisp was held out of Saturday's 2-0 loss against the Los Angeles Angels after a wall collision Friday (video here and below), and will not play in Sunday's finale. Closer Sean Doolittle, on the DL with a right intercostal strain, is "feeling better" but not ready for on-field work. Shortstop Jed Lowrie (finger) began a rehab assignment Saturday and could return as early as Monday.
The Arizona Diamondbacks fell to the Colorado Rockies on Saturday by the score of 2-0. The struggles continue for the Diamondbacks, who fell to 56-79 this season, fourth in the National League West. Injuries have played a key role, as nine Diamondbacks are currently on the disabled list. There is some good news on the injury front, as pitcher Daniel Hudson could return this week.
The Chicago Cubs split a doubleheader on Saturday against the St. Louis Cardinals, winning the first game by the score of 5-1 and losing the second by the score of 13-2. The Cubs sit at 61-75 on the season, last in the National League Central. The Cubs were without first baseman Anthony Rizzo due to a back issue. Chris Valaika started both games in place of Rizzo, going 1-for-3 with a home run in the first game and 1-for-4 in the second game.
The Houston Astros earned their 58th win of the season last night with a 2-0 shutout of the Texas Rangers on Saturday night. The Astros managed just four hits and scored both of their runs in the seventh inning. But that was more than enough for Scott Feldman, who pitched a three-hit shutout for his eighth win of the season. The Astros were without shortstop Marwin Gonzalez due to injury.
The Toronto Blue Jays moved to a game over .500 at 68-67 following a 2-0 win over the New York Yankees on Saturday. Drew Hutchison and Anibal Sanchez combined to strike out 13 and allow only a single hit. There was also good news on the injury front, as pitcher Brandon Morrow had another successful appearance at Triple-A Buffalo.
San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt has not played since August 6th and is not currently rehabbing from his concussion, but he is confident that he will play again this season. John Shea is reporting that Belt will see a doctor again on September 8th and is sure that he will be able to get back on the field again.
The Baltimore Orioles entered Saturday night's game against the Minnesota Tiwns with a record of 77-56, a comfortable seven and a half games ahead of the New York Yankees in the American League East. The Orioles have been solid all season at the plate and on the mound, ninth in the league in runs scored and 12th in ERA. On the injury front, outfielder/first baseman Steve Pearce got some encouraging news, as an MRI on his abdomen revealed only a minor strain.
The Houston Astros have improved somewhat on last year's 51-win season, but are still 57-79 and 25 games behind in the American League West. One area of continued concern is the pitching staff which is 26th in the Major Leagues in ERA. Injuries have not helped matters, as six pitchers are currently on the DL. One pitcher, Josh Zeid has been transferred to the 60-day DL and is possibly done for the season.