Here's all that's worth knowing for Monday, Aug. 4 (click here for today's scores) …
- Astros: OF Dexter Fowler (intercostal strain) is set to be activated from the DL on Wednesday. (Brian McTaggart via Twitter) ... OF George Springer has suffered a setback in his recovery from a quad strain and will be sidelined at least another two weeks. (Brian McTaggart, MLB.com)
- Blue Jays: DH Adam Lind (fractured right foot) was activated from the DL on Tuesday. Elsewhere, 1B Edwin Encarnacion (quad strain) hit a grand slam in a minor-league rehab game on Tuesday night. He's expected to activated from the DL on Friday. Speaking of Encarnacion's slam, here's a look ...
RUMORS, SPECULATION, NEWS, ETC.
- MLB may be making plans to schedule a regular season game in Europe.
- Angels: Called up OF Brennan Boesch from Triple-A on Tuesday.
- Cubs: As Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times writes, RHP Jake Arrieta sounds open to signing a long-term contract extension with the Cubs.