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Tigers SP Alfredo Simon has start pushed back to Aug. 8
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5:14 pm ET) A groin issue will push the next start back for Tigers right-hander Alfredo Simon three days, per MLive.com. He will pitch Aug. 8 against Boston.

Simon has been awful in recent weeks. He has allowed 37 runs on 60 hits in his last 40 innings to send his ERA soaring from 2.58 to 4.55.


White Sox place J.B. Shuck on DL, call up Scott Carroll
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5:09 pm ET) The White Sox placed outfielder J.B. Shuck on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain, the team announced on Saturday. Shuck left Friday's game early after suffering the injury. 

The team recalled pitcher Scott Carroll to replace him on the roster. Carroll was 4-2 with a 2.45 ERA in 10 starts at Triple-A Charlotte. 


Rockies SS Jose Reyes gets a rest on Saturday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5:09 pm ET) Rockies new shortstop Jose Reyes will get his first day off since coming to Colorado in a trade earlier in the week. Reyes is being held out of Saturday's lineup against the Cardinals. He has two hits in 11 at-bats over his first three games with his new club.

Daniel Descalso will cover shortstop and bat eighth in place of Reyes on Saturday.


Rangers put C Robinson Chirinos on DL, demote RP Keone Kela
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5:05 pm ET) The Rangers have placed catcher Robinson Chirinos on the disabled list with a strained left shoulder, per MLB.com. They have also optioned reliever Keone Kela to Double-A Frisco.

Chirinos goes down with a slash line of .226/.316/.325.


Chris Young replaces Carlos Beltran in right for Yankees
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5:02 pm ET) Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran isn't in the starting lineup for Saturday's game. Beltran has 66 starts in right, including nine of the last 10 games. 

He'll be replaced on Saturday by Chris Young , who will make his 20th start. 


John Ryan Murphy starts for Brian McCann behind plate for Yankees
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4:59 pm ET) Yankees catcher Brian McCann isn't in the starting lineup on Saturday. 

John Ryan Murphy replaces McCann behing the plate.

Murphy has 27 starts this year, to McCann's 76, but the two catchers have split the last 10 starts. 


Athletics RP Eric O'Flaherty designated for assignment
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4:56 pm ET) Athletics reliever Eric O'Flaherty has been designated for assignment to make room on the roster for Saturday starter Aaron Brooks.

O'Flaherty hasn't earned his spot. He has allowed 29 hits and 13 walks in 21 1/3 innings this season in compiling a 5.91 ERA.


Athletics Brett Lawrie gets rare day off, Max Muncy starts
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4:56 pm ET) Athletics third baseman Brett Lawrie isn't in the starting lineup for Saturday's game, after starting 95 games this season, including the last 14 and 25 of the last 26. 

Max Muncy gets the call at the hot corner for Saturday's game, starting for the first time since June 28 and ninth time this year. 


Athletics' Sam Fuld gives Billy Burns a day off
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4:53 pm ET) Athletics center fielder Billy Burns isn't in the starting lineup for Saturday's game, after starting 26 of the last 27 games. 

Sam Fuld gets his 27th start of the season in his place. 


Orioles SP Chris Tillman near-certain scratch for Monday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4:51 pm ET) Buck Showalter has stated that the ailing left ankle of Orioles starter Chris Tillman has improved, but likely not enough to allow him to make his start Monday at Oakland, per CSNSportsnet.

The ankle certainly didn't seem to affect him in his last outing, when Tillman threw 8 2/3 innings of shutout ball at Atlanta. He has been dynamite in his last three starts with one run given up on seven hits in 23 2/3 innings.


 
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