The New York Mets to do not appear to be messing around this season. Daniel Murphy has been placed on the disabled list with a calf injury and in a shocking move they have brought up 20-year-old Dilson Herrera to take his place.
Texas Rangers right fielder Jim Adducitumbled over second baseman Rougned Odor and slammed his head on the track as the players chased down a foul ball in the fifth inning of Thursday night's game against the Houston Astros (video here and below). Adduci was removed as a precaution and will undergo further, observation, according to the Astros team Twitter. He was replaced by Daniel Robertson.
Atlanta Braves left handed pitcher Jonny Venters is 29 years old and has three major-league seasons under his belt with a 2.23 ERA and an All-Star apperance. But he hasn't pitched in the majors since the end of the 2012 season and if he wants to pitch again he'll need a third Tommy John surgery, according to David O'Brien of AJC.com.
Several injury notes as the Mets go for a series win in their set against the Atlanta Braves Thursday night: third baseman David Wright (neck, shoulder) is back in the lineup; second baseman Daniel Murphy (calf) is not, and the Mets are considering a DL stint for him and RH reliever Vic Black (bone spurs in his neck), according to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com. LH reliever Josh Edgin (bone spurs in his elbow) is likely to be available. UPDATE 8/28/2014 9:30 p.m.: Vic Black has been placed on the 15-day DL with a herniated disc and RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka was activated from the DL, per MLBRosterMoves.
Royals second baseman Omar Infante will not be available for the third straight game as the AL Central leaders attempt to sweep the Minnesota Twins and extend their four-game winning streak. Manager Ned Yost said Infante has been dealing with an inflammed shoulder for "two or three weeks," according to Dick Kaegel of MLB.com.
The Giants will play the Rockies today, however they will do so with Brandon Crawford sitting out for a second game in a row. Crawford has been dealing with shoulder soreness for apparently quite some time now, reports Henry Schulman.
In the seventh inning of the Wednesday 6-1 night's win over the Miami Marlins Angels first baseman Albert Pujols left with minor calf tightness (video here and below), according to Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com. The win put the Angels one game up on the Oakland Athletics for the AL West Division lead. The two teams meet Thursday night to begin a four-game set. Manager Mike Scioscia expect Pujols to play.
The St. Louis Cardinals lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday by the score of 3-1. The loss dropped the Cardinals to 71-61 and tightened the race in the National League Central. Adam Wainright gave up, what proved to be the game-winning home run to Ike Davis in the second inning. The Cardinals continue to play without All-Star catcher Yadier Molina. The good news is that Molina played well in his first rehab game for the Springfield Cardinals.
The Texas Rangers have had a terrible season in which they are 52-80, a full 27 games behind the Los Angeles Angels in the American League West. They took some frustrations out last night on the Seattle Mariners with a 12-4 pounding. Rougned Odor hit a grand slam and Leonys Martin had three hits including a home run, to lead the attack. The Rangers were without Alex Rios, who was given the day off with a sore thumb.
The Boston Red Sox fell to 58-75 on the season following a 5-2 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday. The Red Sox got two hits from David Ortiz and Dustin Pedroia and one from Brock Holt, but none from the rest of the lineup. Holt has been playing for Xander Bogaerts, who has been out with a concussion. The good news is that Bogaerts has been cleared to return on Saturday.
The Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday by the score of 3-1. The win improved the Pirates to 69-64, third in the National League West. Ike Davis went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run for the Pirates. Andrew McCutchen was back in the lineup and also went 1-for-3 with an RBI.
The Miami Marlins entered Wednesday night's game against the Los Angeles Angels with a record of 65-66, third in the National League East. The Marlins, who are 20th in the Major Leagues in staff ERA, were without reliever Bryan Morris, who left the visitors' clubhouse at Angel Stadium with an apparent hip injury just two hours before the start of Tuesday's game.
Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Travis Snider left Wednesday's win early after running out a bunt single, reports Stephen Pianovich of MLB.com. The team later confirmed that Snider had departed with left hamstring discomfort and would be evaluated further on Thursday:
Although it looked much worse than it was, the Los Angeles Dodgers are reporting that Scott Van Slyke left tonight's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks with a mild-ankle sprain and should be back soon.
As the Cincinnati Reds' slim playoff hopes seem to dwindle by the day, first baseman Joey Vottoappears to have resumed baseball activities as he was seen with both his bat and glove. Though no timetable has yet been set, Votto's presence in the lineup would be a great sight for Reds fans.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have struggled all season and sit nineteen and a half games out in the National League West with a record of 55-77. Injuries have not helped the cause, as nine players are currently on the DL, with four on the 60-day DL. One major injury was that to first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, who fractured his left hand on August 1. The good news is that he will not need surgery.
The Pittsburgh Pirates improved to 68-64 on the season following a 5-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals last night. With the win the Pirates are five games out in the division and a game and a half back in the wild card race. There is a bit of concern moving forward, as Pedro Alvarez left the game with a foot sprain after going 0-for-3 with a strikeout.
The Seattle Mariners defeated the Texas Rangers on Tuesday by the score of 5-0. The win improved the Mariners to 72-59, third in the American League West. Endy Chavez had two RBI for the Mariners, while Robinson Cano added his 12th home run of the season. Chavez made the most of his start in place of Chris Denorfia, who was out with a stiff neck.
The Colorado Rockies continue to struggle with injuries and
it appears that two more players could join the growing list of teammates on the
disabled list. Pitcher Jorge De La Rosa
left Tuesday’s start in the sixth with a thumb injury. Catcher Wilin Rosario’s left wrist is not
healing as expected.