It's unclear if Abraham means if Wright will actually pitch in a game out of the bullpen or merely throw a bullpen session, but it's an encouraging sign for the right-hander who hasn't pitched since Aug. 31.
Nola (elbow) started a throwing program this week in Clearwater, Fla., Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
GM Matt Klentak said Nola has felt good so far. He will begin throwing on flat ground, increase his throwing distance and then move to the mound to face hitters. Klentak indicated the Phillies will be conservative with the pace when ramping things up. The team remains hopeful Nola will be ready for Spring Training.
Agostino, who signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Blues this summer after spending time in the Calgary organization last year, has been a surprise to Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock, who will give the 24-year-old winger ice time with "the big boys." Agostino, a fifth-round draft pick of Pittsburgh in 2010, has played just 10 NHL games (all with Calgary), but has 38 goals and 100 points in 132 AHL games.
Cabrera went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer in Wednesday's game against Cleveland.
Cabrera thought his first-inning drive was gone, only to watch it hit off the wall. His fifth-inning drive, on the other hand, had little doubt, a classic Cabrera opposite-field swing toward the right-field corner. The slugger's 36th home run of the season was his 306th as a Tiger, tying him with Hank Greenberg for third in franchise history. It wound up being a game-winning deep fly as the game would end after five innings due to rain. Cabrera is hitting .400 with 14 RBI and three home runs over his last 11 games to help the Tigers stay in the playoff hunt.
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