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Cubs-Royals game postponed due to rain on Saturday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5:45 pm ET) Rain has postponed Saturday night's game between the Cubs and the Royals, the Cubs announced. The contest will be made up on Monday September 28 at Wrigley Field.

Neither team has announced plans for their respective rotations following Saturday's postponement. Tsuyoshi Wada had been scheduled to start Saturday for the Cubs, with Yordano Ventura taking the mound for the Royals.


Rockies SP De La Rosa will start next week after Saturday scratch
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(5:42 pm ET) Rockies left-hander Jorge De La Rosa missed his second consecutive start on Saturday because of a cut on his left middle finger, but his next start has been pushed up to June 2 against the Dodgers, the team announced.

De La Rosa was in line to to get the start on Saturday but he and the team decided that was too soon.

"I thought it would be a little quick," De La Rosa said.

De La Rosa has a 6.51 ERA with 15 walks in 27 2/3 inning this season.


Rays infielder Tim Beckham leaves with cramp in hamstring
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5:40 pm ET) Rays infielder Tim Beckham was forced to leave Saturday's game against the Orioles with a cramp in his right hamstring, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Beckham came out in the seventh inning after going 0 for 2 in the game. He was replaced by Nick Franklin. Beckham is hitting .213 so far this season.


A's 2B Ben Zobrist sits out on Saturday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5:35 pm ET) Athletics second baseman Ben Zobrist is getting his first day off since his recent return from the disabled list, as he's being held out of Saturday's lineup against the Yankees. Zobrist has played in all four games since being activated from a knee injury on May 26, and has four hits in 16 at-bats over that span.

Eric Sogard will get the start at second base and bat eighth on Saturday.


Athletics' Sean Doolittle returns to disabled list
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5:22 pm ET) Four days after he was activated from the disabled list, Athletics reliever Sean Doolittle has been placed back on the 15-day DL. 

Doolittle was uncomfortable playing catch on Friday and didn't participate in fielding practice with the other pitchers, per MLB.com

He was disabled with a left shoulder strain. 

Angel Castro was recalled from Triple-A Nashville to replace him. Castro was 0-1 with one save and a 3.60 ERA at Nashville. 


Blue Jays INF Steve Tolleson (groin) likely headed to 15-day DL
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5:20 pm ET) Blue Jays infielder Steve Tolleson was not available for Saturday's game against the Twins. Tolleson, who has been bothered by a groin injury over the last few games, is reportedly heading to the disabled list. The team is expected to call up infielder Munenori Kawasaki, according to SportsNet.

Tolleson attempted to take ground balls at shortstop prior to Saturday's contest, but it was to move from side-to-side. He will undergo an MRI before determining if a DL stint will be necessary.

Tolleson is batting .268/.333/.439 in 41 at-bats this season.


Twins SP Kyle Gibson gets no-decision in victory on Saturday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5:14 pm ET) Twins starter Kyle Gibson finished one out shy of posting his second consecutive quality start in Saturday's win over the Blue Jays. Gibson pitched 5 2/3 innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on eight hits, including a solo home run to Kevin Pillar in the fourth inning. Gibson struggled with his command a bit, as he walked four and struck out three, throwing just 58 of his 103 pitches for strikes.

His defense didn't do him any favors either, as an error in the sixth inning led to an unearned run. Gibson (4-3) took a no-decision on Satuday, as the Twins took the lead in the bottom of the seventh.

He'll look to get back in the win column when he makes his next start Thursday in Boston.


Rockies prospect Kyle Freeland sidelined with shoulder issue
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5:13 pm ET) The Rockies' first-round pick in last season's draft, pitcher Kyle Freeland , has been sidelined all season with arm issues. 

Freeland was the eighth overall pick in the 2014 draft. He had a procedure to have bone chips removed from his arm, and more recently, he's been sidelined with shoulder fatigue. 

Freeland began playing catch this week, director of player development Zach Wilson said. 

"He’s doing very well. He’s making strides every day,” Wilson said, per the Denver Post. “He’s steadily improving. Nothing got worse. It wasn’t a major issue, we just want to make sure he gets right


Blue Jays SP Aaron Sanchez allows two runs in no-decision
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5:07 pm ET) Blue Jays starter Aaron Sanchez took a no-decision in Saturday's loss to the Twins. The young right-hander pitched well, limiting the Twins to just two runs on seven hits over six innings. He walked three and struck out five, as his ERA dropped to 3.88.

Sanchez served up a solo home run to Chris Herrmann in the third inning, and then gave up a run-scoring double to Trevor Plouffe in the fourth. 

After a rough beginning to the season, Sanchez has now tossed three straight quality starts for the Blue Jays. He'll look to get back in the win column in his next start, scheduled for Friday at home against the Astros.


Brewers OF Khris Davis leaves Saturday with undisclosed injury
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5:06 pm ET) Brewers left fielder Khris Davis was forced to leave Saturday's game against the Diamondbacks with knee sorenesss, the team announced.

Davis left after an awkward final swing in the first inning and was replaced by Gerardo Parra in left. Davis is hitting .250 with 16 RBI in 148 at-bats this season.


 
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