New York Yankees (76-74) Mark Teixeira returned to the lineup today
after resting his wrist yesterday. The
Yankees were unsure when the first baseman would return, but he told manager
Joe Girardi that he was able to play today, despite the wrist still being sore.
The San Francisco Giants (84-68) are in contention for a spot in the post season but they may not sure when outfielder Angel
Pagan or first baseman/ outfielder Michael Morse will return to the team from
After speculation that Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton
might return to the lineup before the season ends, two reputable sources confirm that Stanton's return will not happen. Juan C. Rodriguez of Miami's Sun Sentinel and Dayn Perry of CBS Sports.com both announced Wednesday afternoon that the Marlins have shut Stanton down for the remainder of the season, which ends on September 28.
After being hit with a pitch in last night's game, Orioles outfielder Nick Markakis is out of the lineup with a sore shoulder. Brittany Ghiroli is reporting that though he is out of the lineup tonight, he is expected to be back in the lineup by the weekend.
The Oakland Athletics (83-67) are hoping that left-handed
utility player Stephen Vogt will be able to return to the team from a left sprained
ankle before the season is over.
However, it is unknown when Craig Gentry will return from suffering
It seems unfortunately rather fitting for the Texas Rangers that when they do finally get a player back from injury, another is ruled out for the rest of the season. Jake Smolinski was activated from the disabled list on Tuesday, but barely no time had passed before it became clear that Michael Choice, who strained his hamstring on Sunday, would not return this year:
The Los Angeles Dodgers fell to the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday by the score of 10-4. Even with the loss, the Dodgers are 86-65 and hold a three game lead in the National League West. The Dodgers were without shortstop Hanley Ramirez, who was out with a strained right elbow. Justin Turner started in his place and went 3-for-4 with two RBI.
The San Francisco Giants defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday by the score of 2-1. The win improved the Giants to 83-68, three games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League West. The Giants played without the services of Angel Pagan, who was scratched again due to lower back stiffness. Juan Perez started in center for Pagan and went 0-for-4.
Minnesota Twins shortstop Eduardo Escobar injured his right shoulder diving for a ground ball in the fourth inning of Tuesday's game, reports Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com. Escobar had to leave the game and will undergo an MRI on Wednesday. Meanwhile, outfielder Oswaldo Arcia is expected to miss a couple more days, but should be able to return by Friday after tweaking his back in Monday's contest.
Seattle Mariners rookie starting pitcher Roenis Eliasexited Tuesday night's game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the third inning with left elbow stiffness, according to Root Sports Northwest:
The Detroit Tigers lost to the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday by the score of 4-3. The loss dropped to Tigers to 84-67 on the season, first in the American League Central. The Tigers have been excellent all season offensively, ranked 2nd in the Major League in runs scored. They were without catcher Alex Avila, who is still dealing with concussion symptoms. Bryan Holaday started for Avila and went 0-for-3.
The Pittsburgh Pirates improved to 80-70 on the season with a 4-0 win over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night. Six Pirates pitchers scattered seven hits and struck out 11, while Russell Martin and Starling Marte each homered. The Pirates were without shortstop Jordy Mercer, who was out with back tightness.
The Houston Astros entered Tuesday night's game against the Cleveland Indians with a record of 67-83, fourth in the American League West. Although 27 games behind the Los Angeles Angels, the Astros have made considerable improvement over last year's 51-win season. One bright spot was rookie George Springer, although he is now ruled out for the rest of the season with a lingering quad injury.
The Texas Rangers entered Tuesday night's game against the Oakland A's at 57-92, last in the American League West. The dismal season can be largely attributed to injuries, as 12 players are currently on the 60-day disabled list. One of the injured players, Shin-Soo Choo, underwent season ending surgery last month. To make matters worse, he will now undergo another surgery unrelated to his first surgery.
Colorado Rockies (59-91) third baseman Nolan Arenado is
battling pneumonia and is at home resting while the rest of his team plays the
Los Angeles Dodgers. The Rockies are
unsure when Arenado will return.
Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton will return to the starting lineup Tuesday night after an 11-day layoff due to a sore right shoulder joint. Hamilton will hit sixth and serve as the designated hitter as the Angels announced via Twitter early Tuesday evening.
Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez
threw a 25-pitch bullpen session Monday afternoon and reported no soreness in the right pectoral muscle that has had him sidelined since August 9. He should throw another bullpen session within a few days and then maybe a simulated game. If all goes well, Sanchez could return in time for the postseason. However, the Tigers will have to determine if Sanchez will start or relieve, says Jason Beck of MLB.com.
The Cubs will sit Anthony Rizzo on Tuesday, as they play the second game of a 3 game set against the Reds. Rizzo returned to the lineup yesterday for the first time in 18 games. Rizzo had been out with a sore back, which I covered