We are at the one-quarter mark of the 2014 season right now. Hard to believe, no? Still feels like the season just started. Here is a recap of Saturday's baseball news from around the league.
RUMORS & TRANSACTIONS
Diamondbacks: 2B Aaron Hill was scratched from Saturday's lineup with a sore shoulder and is day-to-day, the team announced.
Mariners: LHP James Paxton (lat) threw two innings in a simulated game and figures to stretch it out to three or four innings sometime next week (MLB.com) ... RHP Taijuan Walker (shoulder) threw a 55-pitch bullpen session without issue. The next step is a simulated game next week. (MLB.com)
Pirates: RHP Jason Grilli (oblique) threw a simulated game and felt fine. He could begin a minor league rehab assignment soon (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) ... RHP Stolmy Pimentel (shoulder) threw a 28-pitch bullpen session and will do the same on Monday. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Rangers: 1B Prince Fielder received an injection for a herniated disc in his neck and will be sidelined a few days. His consecutive games played streak ended at 547 ... X-rays came back negative after RHP Alexi Ogando was hit in the hand by a comebacker. He escaped with just a bruise. (Fort Worth Star Telegram)
Yankees: OF Jacoby Ellsbury was scratched from Saturday's lineup with flu-like symptoms, the team announced. He is day-to-day ... LHP CC Sabathia (knee) is still on crutches and there is no timetable for his return (Wall Street Journal) ... RHP Michael Pineda (shoulder) will throw a 25-pitch bullpen session on Sunday. (Bergen Record)
All-Star Game: Red Sox manager John Farrell will invite Indians manager Terry Francona and Twins manager Ron Gardenhire to be on the AL team's coaching staff.