MLB injury, news and rumors roundup for April 29
Our nightly roundup of the news for the day in Major League Baseball.
Our nightly update will only include injuries this time around. There wasn't anything of significance to pass along other than injury updates in stuff we cover in these roundups. So let's dive right in.
As always, this is just a quick-hitter format. For the full story on any given item, just click on the links provided.
Astros: Scott Feldman threw a bullpen session for the first time since hitting the DL and felt no pain (Ultimate Astros).
Athletics: A.J. Griffin will have Tommy John surgery.
Braves: Mike Minor will rejoin the rotation Friday.
Diamondbacks: Top pitching prospect Archie Bradley has hit the minor-league DL with a flexor strain.
Dodgers: They recalled reliever Paco Rodriguez and optioned infielder Carlos Triunfel, which seems to signify that they aren't worried about Hanley Ramirez needing more time off with his injured thumb (MLB.com).
Giants: Matt Cain cut his right index finger and had to miss his start Tuesday.
Indians: Jason Kipnis left Tuesday's game with an abdominal strain, the club announced. It was a late game and no further word was available as to the severity.
Mariners: Hisashi Iwakuma is set to pitch again Friday and the Mariners have a spot open in their rotation for Friday. The club hasn't yet decided if they'll use him in the majors or if he needs more of a tuneup in his rehab stint (MLB.com).
Orioles: Chris Davis has received a platelet-rich plasma injection for his oblique injury in an attempt to speed up the healing process (MLB.com). Also, a rainout appears to have prevented the activation of Manny Machado from the DL.
Rangers: Neftali Feliz is still a week to 10 days away from returning to game action in the minors (dallasnews.com).
Reds: Aroldis Chapman is set for his rehab assignment.
Yankees: Michael Pineda will miss three to four weeks with a teres major muscle injury. Jacoby Ellsbury also has a hand injury, but he's listed as day to day.
The Braves have now traded five players they signed last offseason or later
The trade candidate and free agent to be Jay Bruce has six homers in his last five games
The 2002 Rangers hold the MLB record at 27 games
The Orioles are the new No. 1 team in baseball
Puig has worn American and Cuban flag themed cleats this season as well
Rondon has 18 saves with a 1.95 ERA and 48 strikeouts in 37 innings this season