Steve Pearce
Orioles' Steve Pearce: Out of lineup Monday
Steve Pearce, 1B, BAL
8/29/2016
News: Pearce (elbow) is not in the lineup Monday against the Blue Jays.

Pearce had a 3-for-4 showing in Sunday's victory over the Yankees, but he was forced out of the contest early after tweaking a lingering elbow injury. The 33-year-old typically doesn't occupy an everyday role with the Orioles, so it's possible his absence from the lineup isn't related to the injury, but he should be considered day-to-day regardless until he returns to the field.

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Danny Salazar
Indians' Danny Salazar: Placed on paternity list
Danny Salazar, SP, CLE
8/29/2016
News: Salazar is away from the team after being placed on the paternity list Monday.

Per MLB rules, Salazar can't be away from the team for longer than three games while on the paternity list, and since his next start isn't slated to come until Saturday, the move is unlikely to have much of an impact for the pitcher. Shawn Armstrong was recalled from Triple-A to take the vacated roster spot in a corresponding move.

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Adam Jones
Orioles' Adam Jones: Remains out Monday
Adam Jones, CF, BAL
8/29/2016
News: Jones (hamstring) is not in the lineup Monday against the Blue Jays, Jon Meoli of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Jones reported that his hamstring felt much better, but he's still experiencing some discomfort and will miss his third straight game as a result. It sounds as though things are progressing well though, so the center fielder remains day-to-day and will turn his attention toward getting back into the lineup in time for Tuesday's tilt.

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Nick Castellanos
Tigers' Nick Castellanos: Playing catch Monday
Nick Castellanos, 3B, DET
8/29/2016
News: Castellanos (hand) played catch Monday, Chris McCosky of the Detroit News reports.

Castellanos has still yet to resume hitting, but the fact that he's able to withstand the pressure of catching and throwing with a fractured left hand marks progress in his recovery. If he's able to continue progressing and pick up a bat within the coming days, the 24-year-old would appear to still be on track for an early-to-mid-September return.

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Dustin Pedroia
Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia: Away again Monday
Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOS
8/29/2016
News: Pedroia (personal) is not in the lineup Monday against the Rays, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports.

Pedroia left the team Sunday to attend to a personal matter, and it appears as though he'll still be away from the team Monday. He could be back in time for Tuesday's contest, but in the meantime, Brock Holt will draw another start at second base in his stead and lead off.

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Mike Pelfrey
Tigers' Mike Pelfrey: Beginning rehab assignment Monday
Mike Pelfrey, SP, DET
8/29/2016
News: Pelfrey (back) is slated to start a rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo on Monday.

Pelfrey has been able to work through bullpen sessions without incident, so he's now ready to embark on the next step in his recovery. The club had previously indicated the pitcher would need at least two rehab starts, but a clearer timetable should become available after seeing how the 32-year-old responds to Monday's outing.

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Clint Frazier
Yankees' Clint Frazier: Lands on 7-day DL
Clint Frazier, CF, NYY
8/29/2016
News: Frazier was placed on the 7-day DL on Sunday with a hamstring strain, MiLB.com reports.

Frazier was lifted early from Saturday's contest, and the reason why has now become clear with the 21-year-old dealing with a hamstring ailment -- though the severity of the setback remains unclear. Since arriving to the Yankees organization just before the trade deadline, Frazier is hitting .229 in 24 games with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

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Brett Lawrie
White Sox's Brett Lawrie: Return date uncertain
Brett Lawrie, 2B, CHW
8/29/2016
News: General manager Rick Hahn said Lawrie (hamstring) recently had an MRI on his knee and calf, but there were not structural issues, the Daily Herald reports. However, there is not a time line for his return.

Lawrie has been on the disabled list for more than a month now with the hamstring issue, and he said he is still feeling "something" in his leg. It is unclear if he will return at all this season, as he is running low on time to rehab in the minors. Tyler Saladino should continue to start in his stead.

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Kohl Stewart
Twins' Kohl Stewart: Lands on DL with elbow tendinitis
Kohl Stewart, SP, MIN
8/29/2016
News: Stewart has been placed on the 7-day DL at Double-A Chattanooga with right elbow tendinitis, Brandon Warne of ColdOmaha.com reports.

Stewart has a 3.14 ERA but just a 4.8 K/9 and poor 46:41 K:BB since being promoted to Double-A. The severity of the injury isn't clear and it's possible his season could be over.

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Alex Cobb
Rays' Alex Cobb: Activation coming Monday
Alex Cobb, SP, TB
8/28/2016
News: Cobb (elbow) will be activated from the 15-day disabled list Monday, Steve Carney of 620 WDA reports.

Given that Cobb made a rehab outing Saturday, it's unlikely he will rejoin the rotation before the upcoming Friday or Saturday, but that should be announced in the coming days. Although his numbers in the minors (6.65 ERA, 1.80 WHIP) weren't overly impressive, the Rays likely aren't concerned with the results of his rehab. He will rejoin a Tampa Bay team that is out of playoff contention, giving him plenty of time to tune up prior to the offseason and the 2017 campaign.

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