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Pirates | Neil Walker not in lineup
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:51:53 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Neil Walker (back) is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, Aug. 20, because he is getting a day off to rest his back.

Giants | Buster Posey sitting out
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:48:19 -0700

San Francisco Giants C Buster Posey is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, Aug. 20.

Pirates | Charlie Morton will try to return in 2014
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:33:04 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Charlie Morton (hernia) has been diagnosed with a sports hernia but will try to return before the end of the season. He said he may undergo surgery this offseason to repair the injury.

Nationals | Anthony Rendon not in lineup
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:28:25 -0700

Washington Nationals 3B Anthony Rendon is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, Aug. 20, because he is getting the day off. 2B Kevin Frandsen is getting the start at third base.

Pirates | Gerrit Cole activated
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:04:58 -0700

The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated SP Gerrit Cole (lat) from the 15-day disabled list. The team also optioned 3B Brent Morel to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Mets | Kirk Nieuwenhuis scratched
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:01:29 -0700

New York Mets OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis (neck) was scratched from the starting lineup Wednesday, Aug. 20, because of a neck injury.

Giants | File protest regarding Tuesday's game
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:41:00 -0700

The San Francisco Giants have filed a formal protest with MLB regarding their loss to the Chicago Cubs Tuesday, Aug. 19, according to a source. The game was stopped in the fifth inning after the field was deemed unplayable because the grounds crew failed to completely cover the infield. The Cubs have also stated they believe the game should have been suspended and completed Wednesday, Aug. 20.

Mets | Dana Eveland receives cortisone shot
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:22:28 -0700

New York Mets RP Dana Eveland (elbow) received a cortisone shot in his injured elbow and will be sidelined until at least Friday, Aug. 22.

Nationals | Nate McLouth will be ready for 2015
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:24:15 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Nate McLouth (shoulder) should be ready for the start of spring training next season, according to manager Matt Williams.

Nationals | Nate Schierholtz could join team soon
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:23:08 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Nate Schierholtz could be called up from Triple-A Syracuse in the near future because of the injury to OF Nate McLouth (shoulder). Schierholtz reported to Syracuse Tuesday, Aug. 19.

Phillies | Ruben Amaro Jr. safe
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:35:17 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. is not on the hot seat, according to Phillies president David Montgomery.

Brewers | Khris Davis sitting
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:15:45 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers OF Khris Davis is not in the lineup Wednesday, Aug. 20.

Cardinals | Jon Jay extends to 11
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:40:12 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals OF Jon Jay extended his hitting streak to 11 games Tuesday, Aug. 19. He is 15-for-31 during the streak.

Reds | Aroldis Chapman out again
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:37:11 -0700

Cincinnati Reds CL Aroldis Chapman (shoulder) was unavailable Tuesday, Aug. 19, with a sore left shoulder.

Rockies | Michael Cuddyer OK
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:34:11 -0700

Updating a previous report, Colorado Rockies OF Michael Cuddyer's (hamstring) sore hamstring isn't a long-term issue. Manager Walt Weiss said that Cuddyer playing in a doubleheader Sunday, Aug. 17, led to the soreness.

Rockies | More on Justin Morneau
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:30:31 -0700

Updating a previous report, Colorado Rockies 1B Justin Morneau (neck) returned to the lineup Tuesday, Aug. 19, after missing two games with a stiff neck.

Dodgers | Carl Crawford on fire
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:26:09 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Carl Crawford is hitting .420 since Aug. 4. He homered, drove in three runs and scored three times Tuesday, Aug. 19.

Braves | Not in on Rusney Castillo bidding
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 03:15:40 -0700

The Atlanta Braves are "not in the bidding right now" for Cuban OF Rusney Castillo, according to general manager Frank Wren.

Phillies | Ben Revere has rare strikeout
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:55:10 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Ben Revere was hitless in four at-bats with a rare strikeout Tuesday, Aug. 19, against the Seattle Mariners. He entered the game as the hardest player in the National League to strikeout, as he has fanned once per every 11.9 at-bats.

Phillies | John Mayberry begins rehab
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:54:40 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF John Mayberry Jr. (wrist) played his first minor-league rehab game with Triple-A Lehigh Valley Tuesday, Aug. 19. He had a pair of singles in four at-bats.

Mets | Kirk Nieuwenhuis unavailable
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:25:51 -0700

New York Mets OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis (neck) was unavailable Tuesday, Aug. 19, against the Oakland Athletics due to a stiff neck.

Mets | Daniel Murphy slumping
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:25:25 -0700

Updating a previous report, New York Mets 1B/2B Daniel Murphy has just three hits over his past 24 at-bats (.125), so manager Terry Collins gave him a day off with a tough left-hander on the hill Tuesday, Aug. 19, against the Oakland Athletics. "Murph needs a blow," Collins said. "Dan and I talked about that a couple days ago. He wasn't looking forward to it, but he knows he needs it."

Dodgers | Zack Greinke still on for Thursday
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:22:38 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Zack Greinke (elbow) is still listed as the probable pitcher for Thursday, Aug. 21, against the San Diego Padres. He has been dealing with soreness in his elbow. Manager Don Mattingly said Tuesday, Aug. 19, that P Carlos Frias would start Thursday if Greinke is unable to go.

Dodgers | Josh Beckett still not throwing
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:21:57 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Josh Beckett (hip) has not yet resumed throwing since landing on the 15-day disabled list Aug. 4 due to a left hip impingement. There is some doubt if he will be able to return this season. "At this point, he's been out a little bit," manager Don Mattingly said Tuesday, Aug. 19. "It's going to take him awhile before he can start throwing. Once that happens, it's going to take him a little while to get built up. Is there going to be enough time? I'm not sure."

Dodgers | Juan Uribe making progress
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:20:16 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers 3B Juan Uribe (hamstring) is progressing nicely in his recovery from a strained right hamstring, manager Don Mattingly said Tuesday, Aug. 19.

Dodgers | No timetable for Hyun-Jin Ryu
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:19:20 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Hyun-Jin Ryu (glute) played catch before the game Tuesday, Aug. 19, but there is still no timetable for his return. "(Ryu's) doing better, feeling better," manager Don Mattingly said. "He's basically playing catch, keeping his arm moving. He'll be doing more things underneath, working out. He's doing good right now. Timetable-wise, I don't know if we're going to have that."

Diamondbacks | Ender Inciarte goes hitless
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:18:52 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks OF Ender Inciarte went hitless in four at-bats Tuesday, Aug. 19, against the Washington Nationals to snap his career-high 18-game hitting streak.

Phillies | A.J. Burnett might not play in 2015
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:17:30 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP A.J. Burnett was asked Tuesday, Aug. 19, whether he intended to pitch next year and he replied, "Probably not." However, he had a player option which jumped to $11.75 million with his 27th start Tuesday.

Braves | Andrelton Simmons leaves early
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:16:36 -0700

Atlanta Braves SS Andrelton Simmons (hip) left the game Tuesday, Aug. 19, against the Pittsburgh Pirates due to a sore left hip. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said he is hopeful Simmons can play Wednesday, Aug. 20.

Rockies | Christian Bergman might start Sunday
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:08:28 -0700

Colorado Rockies SP Christian Bergman (hand) might return from the 15-day disabled list to start Sunday, Aug. 24, against the Miami Marlins.

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