Alex Dickerson
Padres' Alex Dickerson: To undergo back surgery
Alex Dickerson, LF, SD
7:00 PM
News: Dickerson will undergo back surgery next week and will need 3-4 months to recover, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports Monday.

Dickerson spent all season rehabbing his back, and after a second setback in recovery, he has opted to undergo surgery. Even if Dickerson recovers before the end of the season, his lack of at-bats all season long means we almost certainly won't see him in the majors in 2017.

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Asdrubal Cabrera
Mets' Asdrubal Cabrera: Requests trade after positional switch
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS, NYM
6:37 PM
News: Cabrera has requested a trade from the Mets after he was moved to second base, the New York Daily News reports.

One of Cabrera's conditions for signing with the Mets in the first place was that he would only play shortstop, He is a free agent after the season and understands that a huge amount of his value rests on his ability to play the position. For now, Cabrera is in the lineup as the Mets' starting second baseman, but his time in New York could be short.

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A.J. Pollock
Diamondbacks' A.J. Pollock: Hopes to restart rehab assignment Sunday
A.J. Pollock, CF, ARI
6:25 PM
News: Pollock (groin/quad) is tentatively scheduled to pick up his rehab assignment with Triple-A Reno on Sunday, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.

Pollock was on a rehab assignment earlier in the week before shut down after experiencing some tightness in his right quad. He was able to get through his normal pregame activities in the following days, clearing the way for him to rejoin Reno on his rehab assignment. It's unclear how many more games he will need with the Aces before he's ready to rejoin the big club, but Pollock continues to inch closer to a return.

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Bryan Morris
Giants' Bryan Morris: Designated for assignment
Bryan Morris, RP, SF
6:25 PM
News: Morris was designated for assignment Friday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Morris had been sharp for the Giants until this past week, when he allowed eight runs and 10 hits over the course of just three outings. In that span, Morris's ERA jumped from 3.44 to 6.43, which spelled the end of his time with the Giants. Still, considering how well he was doing until his collapse over the last few days, Morris may attract some interest on the waiver wire.

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Steven Okert
Giants' Steven Okert: Recalled from Triple-A
Steven Okert, RP, SF
6:20 PM
News: Okert was recalled Friday from Triple-A Sacramento, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Okert was sent down to Triple-A to regain confidence, and he performed admirably for Sacramento. he notched four saves over 12 innings with a 2.25 ERA and a sparkling 0.67 WHIP. Okert owns a 6.23 ERA at the MLB level this season, but the Giants are hoping he'll pitch more like he did in his first major league sting last season, when he managed a 3.21 ERA and 14 strikeouts in as many innings.

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Randall Delgado
Diamondbacks' Randall Delgado: Named Monday's starter
Randall Delgado, RP, ARI
6:16 PM
News: Delgado will start Monday's game against the Phillies, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.

Manager Torey Lovullo wanted to give Taijuan Walker some extra rest, so Delgado will fill in for him as the Diamondbacks wrap up a four-game series with the Phillies. Delgado has held his own in four starts for the Diamondbacks this season, compiling a 3.15 ERA and 20:4 K:BB across 20 innings of work. He'll likely head back to a long relief role following Monday's spot start.

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Julio Urias
Dodgers' Julio Urias: To undergo shoulder surgery
Julio Urias, SP, LAD
6:14 PM
News: Urias will undergo left anterior capsule surgery on his pitching shoulder on Tuesday.

Anterior capsule surgery is one of the most difficult arm surgeries for a pitcher to recover from. Pitchers who have required the procedure in the past have required as many as 18 months to fully recover. Even in the best case scenario, Urias won't be returning to the mound until 2018, and it's entirely possible he will miss a significant chunk of next season as well.

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Taijuan Walker
Diamondbacks' Taijuan Walker: Scratched from Sunday's start
Taijuan Walker, SP, ARI
6:11 PM
News: Walker will not make his scheduled start Sunday against the Phillies, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.

Randall Delgado is now slated to toe the rubber opposite Jeremy Hellickson. Manager Torey Lovullo said the decision to scratch Walker has nothing to do with an injury; rather, the team simply wants to give Walker a bit of a break. Walker has made two starts since returning from a blister issue, allowing four runs while striking out 14 over 11 innings. He totaled 149.1 innings between Triple-A and the majors last season.

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Tony Wolters
Rockies' Tony Wolters: Not in lineup Friday
Tony Wolters, C, COL
6:09 PM
News: Wolters is not in the lineup Friday against the Dodgers, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.

Wolters will head to the bench for the second straight games Tom Murphy gets another start behind the dish. He should continue to see Murphy steal some of his playing time, but Wolters remains the primary battery mate for the Rockies.

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Carlos Gonzalez
Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez: Heads to bench Friday
Carlos Gonzalez, RF, COL
6:01 PM
News: Gonzalez is not in the lineup Friday against the Dodgers, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.

Gonzalez will head to the bench for a breather after starting each of the last six games for the Rockies. Raimel Tapia will start in right field in his place.

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