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Astros | Jon Singleton sitting
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:33:17 -0700

Houston Astros 1B Jon Singleton is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, Aug. 27.

Athletics | Jed Lowrie taking swings
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:30:29 -0700

Oakland Athletics SS Jed Lowrie (finger) took two-handed swings in the cages Wednesday, Aug. 27, and he will take batting practice Thursday, Aug. 28.

Orioles | Dylan Bundy's injury nearly healed
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:22:41 -0700

Baltimore Orioles SP Dylan Bundy's (lat) injury has "just about resolved itself," according to manager Buck Showalter.

Red Sox | Xander Bogaerts to return Saturday
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:22:11 -0700

Boston Red Sox SS Xander Bogaerts (concussion) has passed the necessary tests to return from the 7-day concussion disabled list. He'll be activated from the DL Saturday, Aug. 30.

Yankees | Brett Gardner back in lineup
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:14:16 -0700

New York Yankees OF Brett Gardner (ankle) is back in the starting lineup Wednesday, Aug. 27, batting eighth and starting in left field.

Blue Jays | Brandon Morrow to make relief appearance
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:54:51 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays SP Brandon Morrow (finger) will pitch in relief for Single-A Dunedin Wednesday, Aug. 27, according to manager John Gibbons.

Athletics | Sam Fuld in lineup
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:47:35 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Sam Fuld (knee) is starting in center field and batting second Wednesday, Aug. 27.

Rangers | Alex Rios update
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:40:49 -0700

Updating a previous report, Texas Rangers OF Alex Rios (thumb, ankle) is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, Aug. 27, to rest his thumb injury that has been bothering him for five weeks now. Rios is hitting just .196 with no home runs and 10 RBIs in 30 games since the All-Star break. "It's sore," Rios said. "It's causing me to make adjustments in my swing that I don't want to do. Those things have implications, and I do things I'm not supposed to be doing. It affects you." The Rangers have no plans to shut Rios down for the remainder of the year, though. He's also been dealing with a sprained ankle since around the All-Star break, which has caused him to use more of his hands in his swing. X-rays on Rios' thumb last week showed no fractures.

Orioles | Manny Machado's surgery a success
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:34:44 -0700

Baltimore Orioles 3B Manny Machado (knee) underwent successful surgery on his knee Wednesday, Aug. 27. He is expected to be fully ready for the start of spring training next season.

Tigers | Surgery not considered for Anibal Sanchez
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:26 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Anibal Sanchez (pectoral) hasn't considered surgery on his injured pectoral muscle, according to manager Brad Ausmus.

Tigers | Anibal Sanchez's diagnosis confirmed
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:14:13 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Anibal Sanchez's (pectoral) right pectoral strain was confirmed Wednesday, Aug. 27, after he met with Dr. James Andrews in Florida.

Red Sox | David Ortiz returning
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:13:36 -0700

Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz (foot) is returning to the starting lineup Wednesday, Aug. 27, after sitting out several days with a bruised right foot.

Blue Jays | Colby Rasmus remains out
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:13:01 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Colby Rasmus (illness) remains out of the starting lineup Wednesday, Aug. 27.

Rays | Kevin Kiermaier back
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:03:07 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Kevin Kiermaier (neck) is back in the starting lineup Wednesday, Aug. 27.

Athletics | Nate Freiman sent down
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:52:55 -0700

The Oakland Athletics have optioned 1B Nate Freiman to Single-A Beloit.

Yankees | Chris Young signed
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:43:13 -0700

The New York Yankees have signed free-agent OF Chris Young (Mets) to a minor league contract. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Royals | Aaron Crow sent down
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:26:36 -0700

The Kansas City Royals have optioned RP Aaron Crow to Double-A Northwest Arkansas. The team also recalled SP Liam Hendriks from Triple-A Omaha.

Orioles | Wei-Yin Chen optioned
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:26:04 -0700

The Baltimore Orioles have optioned SP Wei-Yin Chen to the Gulf Coast League. The team also recalled C Steve Clevenger from Triple-A Norfolk.

Royals | Royals not looking at Bartolo Colon
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:16:00 -0700

New York Mets SP Bartolo Colon isn't on the radar of the Kansas City Royals since before the trading deadline.

Mariners | James Paxton optioned
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:11:37 -0700

Seattle Mariners SP James Paxton, as expected, was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma Wednesday, Aug. 27.

Angels | Angels searching for starters
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:58:16 -0700

New York Mets SP Bartolo Colon, Arizona Diamondbacks SP Trevor Cahill, Houston Astros SP Scott Feldman and Philadelphia Phillies SP A.J. Burnett have interested the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim as they search to replace SP Garrett Richards (knee) in their starting rotation. Ps Randy Wolf, Chris Volstad and Michael Roth are the Angels' current in-house options. Burnett is believed not to want to go to the West Coast. Colon may be the best option, but the Angels may face competition from other teams looking to beef up their rotations.

Blue Jays | Chad Jenkins up
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:55:54 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays RP Chad Jenkins was recalled from the minors Wednesday, Aug. 27, and RP Sergio Santos was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.

Rangers | Alex Rios out of lineup
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:00:30 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Alex Rios is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, Aug. 27.

Royals | Alex Gordon rising to the occasion
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:25:49 -0700

Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon has a slash line of .314/.368/.545 in 33 games since July 22 as the team has surged to the front of the standings in their division. He's ranked sixth in slugging percentage and OPS in the American League over that span, too.

Royals | Omar Infante could miss a few days
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:22:06 -0700

Kansas City Royals 2B Omar Infante (shoulder) could miss a few days with shoulder inflammation.

Twins | Ricky Nolasco battles through flu
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:19:59 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Ricky Nolasco (flu) had been battling a flu bug that has been going around the team's clubhouse. "The heat may have helped him," manager Ron Gardenhire said. "He sweat some of that out." Nolasco allowed only three hits in seven innings against the Kansas City Royals Tuesday, Aug. 26.

Tigers | Victor Martinez swinging hot bat
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:57:03 -0700

Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez had three hits in the team's win Tuesday, Aug. 26, and he's hitting .338 since Aug. 8.

Twins | Byron Buxton to AFL
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:52:13 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Byron Buxton (concussion) is slated to play in the Arizona Fall League, but he is still dealing with post-concussion symptoms.

Angels | Matt Shoemaker great again
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:42:43 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Matt Shoemaker allowed two hits over seven shutout innings while fanning six to beat the Miami Marlins Tuesday, Aug. 26. He has gone at least seven scoreless frames in his last two starts.

Mariners | James Paxton solid
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:41:57 -0700

Seattle Mariners SP James Paxton allowed four hits and three walks while fanning four in 6 2/3 shutout innings to beat the Texas Rangers Tuesday, Aug. 26. He threw a career-high 118 pitches in the game.

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