Toronto at New York postponed
Sunday's game between the
The scheduled pitching matchup was expected to be R.A. Dickey against CC Sabathia.
Aaron Harang on track for Tuesday
Harang missed his last start due to a stiff back. He's made five starts this season and has gone 1-4 with an ugly 7.30 ERA. He has 23 strikeouts over 24 1/3 innings.
Jake Odorizzi to remain in David Price's rotation spot
Part of the trade that sent former Ray James Shields to Kansas City, Odorizzi is 4-0 with a 3.83 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 47 strikeouts in 44 2/3 innings over eight starts with Triple-A Durham this season.
Wilson Betemit doing more water jogging
Betemit is on the disabled list with a Grade 2/3 tear in his PCL. He began jogging in a pool Friday.
The switch-hitter has not been cleared for baseball activities and will not be ready to come off the 60-day disabled list when he's eligible May 30.
Taylor Teagarden doing more rehab work
Teagarden just had the splint removed from his thumb Saturday. The catcher is not close to going on an injury rehab assignment.
Jake Westbrook feeling good after throwing Sunday
Westbrook has been dealing with scar tissue buildup in his elbow. He is expected to miss at least two more starts, if not more, if a cortisone shot doesn't break up the scar tissue.
Brian Roberts has sutures removed
Roberts, who was moved to the 60-day disabled list over the weekend, was supposed to have the sutures removed Friday, but the leg wasn't fully healed.
Eric Chavez has plan for staying productive
Since consulting with a specialist about his health in New York in mid-April during a road series against the Yankees,
"I was having trouble getting the bat through the zone (early in the season)," Chavez said to The Arizona Republic. "I was just kind of sputtering a little bit. I knew on the schedule that I was going there (New York), so I felt comfortable that I was going to go in there and get some good work. Talking with (the training staff), they were all on board with one of them coming to see what happens so they could do what we’ve been doing. It’s really helped out."
Chavez said the key to him remaining successful is making sure he doesn't push himself too hard.
"Recovery is a big part of what I need to do," Chavez said. "Gibby (manager Kirk Gibson), he’s communicated with me. What do you want to do? What should we do? How should we handle this? He’s been really good about it, too."
Adam Eaton moving rehab to Triple-A
Gibson said he won't have trouble finding playing time for his outfielders once Eaton is healthy. Before getting hurt, Eaton was expected to be the team's starting center fielder and leadoff hitter.
"I’m not really worried about it," Gibson told The Arizona Republic. "If we have guys, we’ll find places for them to play. As we bring back some of these guys, we’ll get stronger in areas and it allows guys to go hard and then take a break and it will allow somebody else to go hard. That’s the way it is. The team has a good mentality about that. They play hard when they get in there. That’s what you want. You want to have great strength and depth."
Nate McLouth getting Sunday off
The speedy left fielder saw his average drop from .346 to begin May to just .268 after a game May 15 against the Padres. He's up to .279 again after going 4 for 9 (.444) in his last two with a triple, walk and two stolen bases. He's scored four runs in the last two games.
The 31-year-old McLouth has three homers, 10 RBI and is second in the American League with 32 runs scored. He's tied for the lead in the AL with 13 steals with Boston's Jacoby Ellsbury.