Marlins pitcher Chris Narveson outrighted to Triple-A on Monday
Chris Narveson was outrighted to Triple-A New Orleans on Monday, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
The move was procedural in order to open a spot on the 40-man roster. Narveson's debut with the Miami Marlins was pushed back to August after suffering a left elbow sprain in spring training, but in 15 appearances, he managed a 4.45 ERA, 1.088 WHIP, and 32:9 K:BB in 30.1 innings.
Marlins INF Donovan Solano outrighted to Triple-A on Monday
Marlins infielder Donovan Donovan Solano was outrighted to Triple-A New Orleans on Monday, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
The move was procedural in order to open up a spot on the 40-man roster. No matter, Solano spent time between New Orleans and the Miami Marlins in 2015, garnering just 90 at-bats in 55 games with the big club.
Blue Jays SP Marcus Stroman named starter for ALDS Game 5
Marcus Stroman was named the starter for Game 5 of the ALDS on Wednesday against the Rangers, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports.
Stroman got the nod in Game 2 and offered a modest outing, allowing four runs (three earned) on five hits and two walks while striking out five in seven innings. With the series knotted up, the Toronto Blue Jays will require a better performance in the do-or-setting, though his two home starts in the regular season (one run allowed in 14 innings) indicate that he's up to the task.
Cubs SS Addison Russell leaves Monday's game with tight hamstring
Cubs shortstop Addison Addison Russell was removed from Monday's Game 3 of the NLDS against the Cardinals due to a tight left hamstring, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Russell suffered the injury during a slide into third base to complete a triple in the bottom of the fourth inning. While the severity of the injury isn't known, Javier Baez entered the contest to cover for the Chicago Cubs ' regular shortstop.
Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw: Named Game 4 starter
Clayton Kershaw will start Game 4 for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
Kershaw being named the starter shouldn't come as a surprise, as the Dodgers will give the ball to their ace in what will be an elimination game one way or another. He'll oppose a youngster in the Mets' 24-year-old Steven Matz.
Dodgers INF Chase Utley is eligible to play Monday vs. Mets
Chase Utley will appeal his suspension and be eligible to play in Monday's Game 3 of the NLDS against the Mets.
Utley was initially suspended two games as a result of an illegal slide in Saturday's contest, but the appeal likely will not be heard either Monday or Tuesday, making him active for both Game 3 and 4. He is not in the starting lineup Monday, as Howie Kendrick will get the nod at the keystone and lead off.
Dodgers INF Corey Seager not in the lineup Monday
Corey Seager is not in the lineup for Monday's Game 3 of the NLDS against the Mets.
Seager started each of the first two games of the series, but went 1-for-8 with four strikeouts. Jimmy Rollins will take over at shortstop and bat second against Matt Harvey.
Orioles pitcher Dylan Bundy threw a bullpen session on Monday
Dylan Bundy (shoulder) threw a bullpen session Monday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
Bundy threw 25 pitches in Monday's session, but was still only able to work in fastballs. He reported that his arm felt great, and the the 22-year-old could be a candidate to pitch in the Arizona Fall League depending on his progress in the near future.
Brewers OF Ryan Braun underwent back surgery Monday
Ryans outfielder Ryan Ryan Braun underwent surgery on his back, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Braun was dealing with a back injury that sidelined him toward the end of the season, and will now need about a month of recovery time. Everything with the procedure went well, and he should be good to go by the start of spring training
Mets OF Michael Cuddyer not in starting lineup on Monday
Outfielder Michael Michael Cuddyer is not in the Mets' lineup for Game 3 of the NLDS on Monday against the Dodgers, Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal reports.
Even with the left-handed Brett Anderson taking the hill for the Dodgers, Cuddyer will remain on the bench once again. Yoenis Cespedes will get the start in left field while Juan Lagares will take over in center.