Rays' Colome likely moving to bullpen with Odorizzi nearing return
Odorizzi is expected to replace
“It’s tough to change things when it’s working really well, and those guys have pitched well,” Rays manager Kevin Cash said. “But Jake Odorizzi, we need him in this rotation.”
Phillies 2B Chase Utley could start hitting within a week
Phillies SP Jerome Williams set to rehab with Double-A team
Prior to going on the disabled list in mid-June, the veteran right-hander had a 3-7 record and 6.43 ERA. He had been particularly bad over his last nine starts, going 1-6 with an 8.06 ERA.
White Sox rob Orioles' Chris Davis of two HRs in weekend series
On Saturday, Davis crushed a pitch down the right-field line that would have tied the game at 3 in the ninth inning, but White Sox right fielder Avisail Garcia was able to reach over the fence and bring back what would have been Davis' 19th home run.
Davis came close again to hitting his 19th home run Sunday, but this time it was J.B. Shuck in left field that robbed Davis of the celebration in the eighth inning with Baltimore ahead 8-1.
"Both plays were great plays," Davis said, per The Baltimore Sun. "I think the one (Saturday) was a little more hard to swallow because it would have tied the game. Today, obviously with the big lead, runner on third with less than two outs, a little bit easier to digest.
"You just tip your cap, man. They made two great plays. It didn't feel like the ball was really flying today or any of the days for that matter. They made two great plays."
Astros SP Scott Feldman looks average in Double-A rehab start
Feldman allowed three runs, two of them earned, on four hits in three innings of work. He walked three batters, but did manage to strike out another three.
Feldman has been on the 15-day disabled list since late May because of a knee injury.
Yankees RP Andrew Miller could return after one rehab game
Miller will pitch for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Monday, and could possibly come off the 15-day disabled list and rejoin the team after that.
“We will see where he is at. The thing is we don’t have to build him up [like a starter.] We have him throwing 25 pitches [Monday],’’ manager Joe Girardi said. “We will see how he feels. If he feels good we have to make a decision.’’
Mets manager Terry Collins reacts to Matt Harvey's complaints
After a 4-3 loss on Sunday,
Collins ultimately said that Harvey and the other pitchers need to "get over it"
"They've got to," Collins said. "Matt knows that. I know he's frustrated by it, and he and I have talked about it. But you've got to come up and be creative between starts. I certainly understand it. I certainly do understand it. He's a tremendous competitor and he wants to be out there as much as he can on a regular basis. I guess the easiest way for me to say it is, 'Matt, we'll go back to a five-man, but I hope you enjoy watching the rest of the season sitting on the bench in September when we need you.' So we've got to make the adjustment."
Rays OF Steven Souza gets stitches on hand after HBP
Souza remained in the game temporarily after being hit. He ran the bases and scored a run but didn't return to the game after that. He isn't sure how much time he will miss because of the injury.
"Right now it's just day to day," Souza said.
Souza received x-rays on the finger, which came up negative. He will undergo more tests on Monday.
"It was a really deep cut, it was deeper than the doctor thought it was when he opened it up," Souza said. "We don't know what's in there. We're going to see a specialist in Kansas City.
"It's just my pinky. A giant laceration that runs up my pinky. I can't really bend it too well now. I'm hoping I wake up tomorrow and it feels little better. But I don't have much feeling in my pinky right now, which is kind of a worry for us. So we'll go from there."
Mariners 2B Robinson Cano hit by pitch, should be OK
Cano has a slash line of .248/.289/.363 this season with five home runs and 27 RBI.
Marlins recall 2B Jordany Valdespin from Triple-A
The Marlins called up Valdespin in a corresponding move after they optioned outfielder Marcell Ozuna earlier Sunday.
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