MLB rumors, injuries and news roundup for May 17
Saturday's daily recap includes injury updates on Dylan Bundy, Jason Giambi, Adam LaRoche, Jason Grilli, Jacoby Ellsbury and others.
We are at the one-quarter mark of the 2014 season right now. Hard to believe, no? Still feels like the season just started. Here is a recap of Saturday's baseball news from around the league.
RUMORS & TRANSACTIONS
Diamondbacks: 2B Aaron Hill was scratched from Saturday's lineup with a sore shoulder and is day-to-day, the team announced.
Mariners: LHP James Paxton (lat) threw two innings in a simulated game and figures to stretch it out to three or four innings sometime next week (MLB.com) ... RHP Taijuan Walker (shoulder) threw a 55-pitch bullpen session without issue. The next step is a simulated game next week. (MLB.com)
Pirates: RHP Jason Grilli (oblique) threw a simulated game and felt fine. He could begin a minor league rehab assignment soon (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) ... RHP Stolmy Pimentel (shoulder) threw a 28-pitch bullpen session and will do the same on Monday. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Rangers: 1B Prince Fielder received an injection for a herniated disc in his neck and will be sidelined a few days. His consecutive games played streak ended at 547 ... X-rays came back negative after RHP Alexi Ogando was hit in the hand by a comebacker. He escaped with just a bruise. (Fort Worth Star Telegram)
Yankees: OF Jacoby Ellsbury was scratched from Saturday's lineup with flu-like symptoms, the team announced. He is day-to-day ... LHP CC Sabathia (knee) is still on crutches and there is no timetable for his return (Wall Street Journal) ... RHP Michael Pineda (shoulder) will throw a 25-pitch bullpen session on Sunday. (Bergen Record)
All-Star Game: Red Sox manager John Farrell will invite Indians manager Terry Francona and Twins manager Ron Gardenhire to be on the AL team's coaching staff.
Several relievers have signed in the last two days
Several teams are interested in the switch-hitting first baseman
Neshek and the Phillies are closing on a two-year contract
And the team that first drafted Cole is interested
This scout was SUPER into Jeter
Stanton warned Marlins fans about the lean years that are forthcoming