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Astros matchup lefty Tony Sipp down with back, oblique ailments
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5:38 pm ET) Back and oblique issues have sidelined Astros lefty bullpen specialist Tony Sipp, per the Houston Chronicle. Sipp has not pitched since Aug. 26.

His absence could prove detrimental. Sipp is having a strong year. He has not allowed a run since July 5. He has pitched 16 consecutive scoreless innings with 17 strikeouts to lower his ERA to 2.14.


Orioles bring up RP Jorge Rondon, LF Junior Lake
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5:32 pm ET) The Orioles have announced the promotions of reliever Jorge Rondon and left fielder Junior Lake from Triple-A Norfolk.

Rondon pitched in five games for Baltimore this season. Two awful appearances resulted in an 11.88 ERA.

Lake is batting .208 (15-for-72) in two stints with the Orioles in 2015.


Yankees targeting Wednesday return for SP CC Sabathia
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5:27 pm ET) Yankees veteran starter CC Sabathia is slated to return to the rotation Wednesday against visiting Baltimore, MLB.com has reported.

Sabathia threw about 60 pitches in a simulated game Friday.

The veteran left-hander has been dealing with knee inflammation that landed him on the disabled list. It was thought he might miss the rest of the season.

Sabathia must perform far better than he has most of the year to help the Yankees in their playoff push. He is 4-9 with a 5.27 ERA that is nearly identical to the career-worst he posted in 2014.


Report: Promoted Sean Nolin to join Athletics rotation next week
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5:14 pm ET) The Athletics have recalled left-hander Sean Nolin from Triple-A Nashville with the expectation of placing him in the rotation starting next week, according to the Bay Area News Group.

Nolin earned the promotion by posting a 2.66 ERA in the minors this season with 38 strikeouts in 47 1/3 innings.


Twins OF Byron Buxton not in Friday lineup against Houston
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5:07 pm ET) Struggling Byron Buxton is the odd man out of the Twins lineup Friday in Houston after the activation of Aaron Hicks off the disabled list.

Buxton has just one hit in his last 23 at-bats and has fanned 11 times during that stretch. His average has fallen to .189.

It remans to be seen if his absence from the Minnesota lineup is permanent as the team seeks to remain in the playoff race.


Twins DH Miguel Sano fine for Friday game against Astros
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5:02 pm ET) Twins rookie slugger Miguel Sano is set to play Friday night in Houston after losing a game to a hamstring issue.

Sano has been tearing it up at the plate with five home runs in his last eight starts. He has sweetened his slash line to an impressive .294/.403/.617.


OF Matt McBride designated for assignment by Rockies
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4:54 pm ET) Outfielder Matt McBride has been designated for assignment by the Rockies to make room on the roster for just-activated first baseman Justin Morneau.

McBride did not distinguish himself at the plate during his short stay with Colorado, He batted just .167 (7-for-42) with no RBI.


Rockies 1B Justin Morneau finally back in action Friday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4:51 pm ET) The long wait is over for Rockies veteran first baseman Justin Morneau. He has been activated after nearly four months on the disabled list and is set to play first base Friday night against San Francisco.

Morneau has been out with a concussion and neck injury. He played in five rehab games for Double-A New Britain and batted .500 (9-for-18) with two home runs and nine RBI.

He returns to Colorado with .290/.317/.450 slash line.


Angels send RP Drew Rucinski, OF Alfredo Marte to Triple-A
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4:43 pm ET) Right-hander Drew Rucinski and outfielder Alfredo Marte, both of whom were designated for assignment by the Angels this week, have cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A Salt Lake City.

Rucinski has spent nearly all year in the minors, but he has pitched in four games out of the bullpen for the Angels and compiled a 7.71 ERA.


Mets OF Michael Cuddyer out with wrist tendinitis
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4:31 pm ET) Just three weeks after completing a stint on the disabled list due to a knee injury, Mets veteran outfielder Michael Cuddyer is sidelined with wrist tendinitis, per the New York Daily News.

Cuddyer had been playing most days upon his return. He enjoyed a surge in August with 18 hits in 48 at-bats in lifting his average from .253 to .268.

It remains to be seen how long his latest physical issue will keep him out.


 
 
 
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