MLB Player News

  • Giants' Pablo Sandoval: Should avoid injured list

    Sandoval (finger) isn't expected to go on the injured list but may not play the next two games, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

    Sandoval received four stitches on his right pinkie finger after being spiked during Monday's game. The 32-year-old will be out of the lineup Tuesday and Wednesday with the Dodgers utilizing left-handed starters, since swinging from the right side is more problematic due to the stitches.

  • Blue Jays' Teoscar Hernandez: Remains day-to-day

    Hernandez is considered day-to-day with a sprained left wrist, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

    Hernandez sustained the sprained wrist Monday and was withheld from Tuesday's starting lineup, but it doesn't appear as though he'll require a trip to the injured list. The 26-year-old is slashing .268/.333/.585 with three homers in 11 games since returning to the majors June 5. Randal Grichuk is starting in center field Tuesday in his stead.

  • Joc Pederson LF | LAD

    Dodgers' Joc Pederson: Working at first base

    Pederson has been working at first base and is expected to play there at some point this season, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

    The Dodgers have toyed with the idea of using Pederson at first base in the past, but manager Dave Roberts said Tuesday that the 27-year-old is "ramping up" his reps at the position and that he expects he'll be deployed there at some point in 2019. The Dodgers will have a logjam in the outfield when A.J. Pollock (elbow) returns from the injured list, so this would be one way to keep giving Pederson his regular share of at-bats when Pollock is back in the fold.

  • Max Scherzer SP | WAS

    Nationals' Max Scherzer: Status for Wednesday TBD

    Scherzer was diagnosed with a broken nose and his status for Wednesday's start versus the Phillies is up in the air, Brittany Ghiroli of The Athletic reports.

    Scherzer had a CT scan come back negative after he was hit in the face by a ball during a bunting drill Tuesday, but he may not be able to make his scheduled turn through the rotation. The Nationals may wait to see how the 34-year-old feels prior to Wednesday's doubleheader before ultimately making a decision.

  • Dodgers' Scott Alexander: Nearing rehab assignment

    Alexander (forearm) could begin a rehab assignment next week, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

    The left-hander is scheduled to do some light throwing Saturday, and manager Dave Roberts said Tuesday a minor-league rehab stint could follow next week. Alexander had a 3.63 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP over 17.1 innings before landing on the 10-day injured list with forearm inflammation.

  • Justin Wilson RP | NYM

    Mets' Justin Wilson: Suffers setback

    Wilson was scratched from Tuesday's rehab outing with Triple-A Syracuse due to left elbow tightness, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

    Wilson began the rehab assignment last week and was set to make his fourth appearance Tuesday prior to the setback. The 31-year-old appeared to be nearing his activation from the injured list, but he will now be out a bit longer until the severity of the issue is determined.

  • Julio Urias RP | LAD

    Dodgers' Julio Urias: Could make spot start

    Urias is likely to make a spot start Saturday against the Rockies, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

    The Dodgers want to give Kenta Maeda an extra day of his rest before his next start after he took a comebacker off the wrist in Monday's game against the Giants, so Urias is a likely candidate to make a spot start in his place. The left-hander has started four games this season to mixed results, as he threw a combined 11 shutout innings in two of those outings, while coughing up eight earned over the other two.

  • Kenta Maeda SP | LAD

    Dodgers' Kenta Maeda: Will get extra day of rest

    Maeda (wrist) will get an extra day of rest before his next start, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

    Maeda took a comebacker off the wrist in the fourth inning of the Dodgers' loss to the Giants on Monday, and although he stayed in the game and X-rays came back negative, manager Dave Roberts said Tuesday the right-hander will get one extra day of rest to make sure he's fully recovered. This would push Maeda's next start to Sunday against the Rockies, with Julio Urias the likely candidate to make a spot start in his absence Saturday.

  • Max Scherzer SP | WAS

    Nationals' Max Scherzer: Broken nose feared

    Scherzer is feared to have suffered a broken nose after being hit in the face during a bunting drill Tuesday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

    Scherzer is scheduled to start one half of Wednesday's doubleheader versus the Phillies but his availability is now in question. Manager Dave Martinez indicated earlier in the day he still expected the veteran right-hander to pitch, but that could obviously change depending on the diagnosis.

  • Sam Tuivailala RP | SEA

    Mariners' Sam Tuivailala: Completes another bullpen session

    Tuivailala (Achilles) completed a 30-pitch bullpen session Tuesday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

    Tuivailala has already thrown live batting practice and appears on the cusp of beginning another rehab assignment. The 26-year-old said he feels close to being ready but it's not clear when said rehab stint might officially begin.