Here's all that's worth knowing for Monday, Aug. 4 (click here for today's scores) …
- Mets: RHP Jenrry Mejia has a hernia but wants to put off surgery until after the season. (Adam Rubin via Twitter) ... RHP Jacob deGrom has shoulder soreness and is headed back to New York for further examination. (Mike Puma via Twitter)
- Pirates: OF Andrew McCutchen (avulsion rib fracture) still doesn't have a clear time-table for his return to the lineup. However, as Rob Biertempfel tweets, GM Neal Huntington characterizes McCutchen's progress as "remarkable." The Pirates are hoping to avoid making a roster move, but McCutchen hasn't played since Aug. 3. Per Bill Brink's tweet, much will be determined by how McCutchen responds when he swings the bat at full speed and effort.
- Rockies: LHP Brett Anderson has a bulging disk in his back and is likely done for the rest of the season. (Thomas Harding via Twitter) ... Have placed OF Carlos Gonzalez on the DL with knee and ankle injuries.
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- Pirates: Claimed INF Tommy Field off waivers from the Angels.