MLB injury, news and rumors roundup for May 8

Matt Wieters can now DH, but he still can't throw.
Matt Wieters can now DH, but he still can't throw. (USATSI)

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We saw a hitting streak extend to 28 games Thursday while someone else now has an on-base streak of 36 games. Otherwise it was a pretty run-of-the-mill day of fun baseball. Let's get to our nightly roundup to conclude the day.


Blue Jays: Adam Lind was activated from the DL and hit a two-run homer while adding a third RBI. Right-handed pitcher Chad Jenkins was optioned to Triple-A to make room.

Padres: Xavier Nady was outrighted to Triple-A El Paso (Jeff Sanders).

Phillies: Freddy Galvis has been optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. A corresponding roster move won't be made until Friday (Todd Zolecki).

Rangers: They called up prospect Rougned Odor to take over at second. He went 0-for-4 in a Rangers win.


Astros: Scott Feldman will be activated from the DL in order to start Friday's game against the Orioles (

Dodgers: Hyun-jin Ryu is unlikely to return to the rotation Tuesday, when he's eligible to come off the DL ( Also, Juan Uribe left Thursday's game with a hamstring issue (Dodgers PR).

Nationals: Starting pitcher Doug Fister will make his season debut Friday. Also, Adam LaRoche is dealing with a strained quad (

Orioles: Catcher Matt Wieters is dealing with an arm injury and can't throw, probably for a while. He can, however, hit. So he was the DH Thursday, going 1-for-4.

Phillies: Jimmy Rollins (groin) was the DH in each of the past two games and is day to day in terms of when he can return to playing defense (

Reds: Aroldis Chapman's minor-league rehab assignment isn't going well.

Rockies: Justin Morneau was scratched from Thursday's lineup due to a stiff neck (

Royals: Omar Infante was out Wednesday and Thursday and is expected to miss Friday, too, due to a sore back (

Twins: Joe Mauer (back spasms) believes he can return to the lineup at some point this weekend ( Also, the club announced that outfielder Sam Fuld was placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list. As a corresponding move, infielder Eduardo Nunez was called up from Triple-A.

White Sox: Chris Sale (flexor muscle strain) will throw a bullpen session Saturday while Adam Eaton (hamstring) is progressing but still has no set return timetable ( Also, Jose Abreu is playing through an ankle injury and had to have treatment after the game Thursday (Scott Merkin).


Jeff Hoffman: The likely first-rounder is going to have Tommy John surgery, which knocks him down draft boards, but he could still go in the top 15.

Tracy McGrady: The former NBA All-Star will make his debut with the Sugar Land Skeeters Saturday (Ultimate Astros).

Matt Treanor: The former MLB catcher retired (

Astros: Collin McHugh has earned the right to remain in the rotation, despite the return of Feldman (

Braves: After reworking their local TV deal, the club will see a windfall of around $500 million ( Also, the club is considering alternatives to Dan Uggla at second base (

Giants: The club and closer Sergio Romo have decided to table contract extension talks until after the season.

Yankees: They're set to retire Joe Torre's number six, meaning they are pretty much done with single-digit numbers.

CBS Sports Writer

Matt Snyder has been a baseball writer with CBS Sports since 2011. A member of the BBWAA, he's now covered the last five World Series beginning with the epic 2011 Fall Classic. The former Indiana University... Full Bio

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