Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira remains out of the starting lineup
Monday against the Red Sox. Teixiera hasn't played since a ninth-inning pinch-hit appearance on Wednesday, as he continues to be bothered by a bone bruise in his leg.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi noted that Teixeira has been sent back to New York for further testing, and he is not likely to play in the three-game series against the Red Sox.
News: Kyle Blanks
began his minor-league rehab assignment on Friday, going 0 for 3 as the designated hitter for Triple-A Round Rock. The Rangers' slugger has been out on the disabled list since the middle of June with tendinitis in his Achilles.
Slumping Travis Shaw
is the odd man out of the lineup for the Red Sox on Friday as they begin a series against the host Mets. It's his first absence since Aug. 12.
David Ortiz is set to play first base instead.
Shaw has just two hits in his last 21 at-bats to lower his average from .375 to .312.
Angels infielder Grant Green
was forced to leave Tuesday's game against the Tigers in the fourth inning. Green is dealing with discomfort in his right knee
The second baseman was 1 for 1 before being lifted for a pinch hitter in the fourth. There has been no further word on the severity of his injury.
The Blue Jays have recalled
catcher Josh Thole
from Triple-A Buffalo. Thole was sent down to the minors in early June, after going 7 for 26 in nine games for Toronto.
His numbers haven't gotten a whole lot better with Buffalo, as he owns a .228 average with no home runs in 45 games.
But, Thole does have plenty of experience in catching knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, who is scheduled to start Sunday against the Angels. So it is likely that Thole will be in the lineup for the series-finale on Sunday.
To clear room on the roster, first baseman Matt Hague was sent down to Triple-A.
Orioles infielder/outfielder Steve Pearce
appears to be nearing a return
from the disabled list. Pearce, who is out with an oblique injury, is set to move his current rehab assignment to Double-A Bowie this weekend. Pearce could then rejoin the Orioles on Monday when they start a series in Kansas City.
"It's in play," manager Buck Showalter said, per MLB.com. "I'll see how tomorrow goes [and] see how Sunday goes."
Pearce has been on the disabled list since mid-July. He has played in two rehab games with the Orioles' Gulf Coast League team, going 2 for 7 with a double and a walk.
Athletics first baseman Ike Davis
has been diagnosed with a torn hip labrum
and will require surgery. He is not expected to return this season.
Davis was placed on the disabled list on Wednesday, but he had apparently been dealing with the injury since returning from a quad injury earlier this season.