MLB rumors, news and injury roundup for Aug. 19
It's time for our nightly roundup, including updates on Yadier Molina, Kyle Lohse, Kris Bryant, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Jacob deGrom Rusney Castillo and much more.
It's time for our nightly roundup. Make sure to click through on the provided links, where applicable, for the full story.
ROSTER MOVES, TRANSACTIONS, ETC.
A's: Jason Hammel will be skipped in the rotation on his next turn, thanks to a pair of off-days (athletics.com).
Astros: Jesus Guzman was activated from the DL while Darin Downs was placed on the DL.
Cardinals: Mark Ellis was placed on the DL, with Greg Garcia coming up as a corresponding move.
Dodgers: Erisbel Arruebarrena was recalled from the minors and started Tuesday.
Indians: Scott Atchison was signed to a one-year extension. Ryan Raburn has landed on the DL, with Tyler Holt getting the call to the bigs as a corresponding move.
Orioles: Ubaldo Jimenez has been moved to the bullpen.
Padres: Rookie hurler Jesse Hahn was optioned to Double-A, which doesn't have anything to do with performance. They are limiting his innings (Corey Brock).
Pirates: Andrew McCutchen has been activated from the DL.
Brewers: Kyle Lohse is looking to return next week, with Matt Garza's return to come around the first week of September (brewers.com)
Cardinals: Yadier Molina hopes to start swinging a bat this week (Jim Hayes).
Cubs: Top prospect Kris Bryant returned to the lineup from a foot injury and doubled (cubs.com).
Dodgers: Hyun-Jin Ryu is playing catch, but there's still no timetable for his return (dodgers.com).
Giants: Catcher Hector Sanchez has another concussion and his season might be over (sfgiants.com).
Mariners: They are being patient with Michael Saunders in his rehab (mariners.com).
Mets: Jacob deGrom will start Saturday, in his return from the DL (Jared Diamond).
Padres: Andrew Cashner will return from the DL this coming weekend (padres.com).
Rangers: Alex Rios was a late scratch from the lineup due to a bruised thumb (dallasnews.com). Also, Ron Washington is backing off his hope that Yu Darvish is off the DL Aug. 25, so it sounds like the ace will be out for a bit longer (dallasnews.com).
Red Sox: Will Middlebrooks left Tuesday's game early with right hamstring tightness (weei.com).
Reds: Aroldis Chapman has a sore shoulder and is considered day to day.
Royals: Salvador Perez was back in the lineup after leaving Monday's game early.
Twins: Mike Pelfrey is still out for the season, but he's progressing well in his rehab (twinsbaseball.com).
Diamondbacks: One report indicates that Arizona is planning to keep Kirk Gibson as the manager for 2015.
Rusney Castillo: The field appears to be six serious teams and he could sign very soon, reports Jon Heyman.
Padres: They announced the hire of Don Welke as vice president of scouting operations, bringing him over from the Rangers.
Tigers: They haven't discussed a contract extension with David Price.
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