Padres RF Matt Kemp good to go for Saturday vs. Phillies
After missing two games with a sore shoulder,
Kemp was held out Thursday and Friday with the injury, but he has been given the green light to return on Saturday.
Kemp has been hitting the ball well lately, batting .308 with two home runs and 11 RBI over his last 10 games.
Mariners SP Felix Hernandez to be skipped on Monday
This may be a blessing of sorts, as the last time Hernandez faced the Astros, he allowed eight runs while recording just one out in a 10-0 loss.
Hernandez also struggled in the month of August, going 3-2 with an unsightly 6.60 ERA in five starts.
Yunel Escobar (hand), Michael Taylor (knee) still out for Nationals
Both players were injured during Thursday's game and will be missing their second straight game with their injuries. The Nationals have not passed along any updates on their status, so they are both considered day-to-day at this point.
Red Sox C Ryan Hanigan (calf) scratched from lineup Saturday
The severity of Hanigan's injury is not yet known.
Braves' Williams Perez gets lit up by Yankees, optioned to minors
Perez (4-5, 5.56 ERA) gave up five runs in the very first inning, including a three-run home run to Didi Gregorius. He allowed three more in the second before finally getting the hook.
Perez had a dreadful month of August, as he went 0-4 with an ugly 8.44 ERA in five starts--and that includes a complete game, two-run outing that resulted in a loss.
Following his latest blowup, the Braves optioned Perez down to Triple-A Gwinnett.
Giants SS Brandon Crawford (oblique) still out Saturday
He is making progress however, as Crawford played catch Saturday for the first time since sustaining the injury on Tuesday. He is also expected to take some swings, though a clear timetable for his return to the lineup has not been revealed.
White Sox relievers Daniel Webb, Zach Putnam swap places on DL
Giants C Buster Posey sitting Saturday following rough night
He was likely going to have Saturday off anyway, with a day game following a night game. But his availability for late-inning duties remains in question. Manager Bruce Bochy did say he only expects Posey to miss one game, according to the San Francisco Chronicle
Andrew Susac will be the battery-mate for starter Ryan Vogelsong on Saturday.
Red Sox LF Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) still out on Saturday
Alejandro De Aza will take over in left field on Saturday. It is not yet known if Ramirez will be available off the bench.
Blue Jays recall Drew Hutchison to start Saturday; Thole optioned
Hutchison is 12-2 this year, but he does own a 5.06 ERA over 24 starts with the Jays--a testiment to Toronto's offensive prowess.
Hutchison did make a start for the Bisons since his demotion, allowing two runs on three hits over four innings on Sunday.
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