Yasmany Tomas
Diamondbacks' Yasmany Tomas: Leaves with mid-back stiffness
Yasmany Tomas, LF, ARI
8/23/2016
News: Tomas left Tuesday's game with mid-back stiffness, Fanrag Sports' Jack Magruder reports.

He went 1-for-3 with two RBI and one run prior to exiting Tuesday's game. Brandon Drury came into the game to replace Tomas, with Mitch Haniger shifting to right field. Tomas should be considered day-to-day for now.

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Jonathon Niese
Mets' Jon Niese: Lands on DL with knee injury
Jonathon Niese, SP, NYM
8/23/2016
News: Niese (knee) landed on the DL after Tuesday's start due to a left knee injury, ESPN's Adam Rubin reports.

He allowed three runs and recorded just one out before leaving Tuesday's start with the left knee injury. It is not clear what the exact injury is, but it will sideline Niese through the end of the month. Robert Gsellman, who tossed 3.2 shutout innings in relief of Niese figures to take the rotation spot in the meantime.

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Scott Kazmir
Dodgers' Scott Kazmir: Placed on 15-day DL
Scott Kazmir, SP, LAD
8/23/2016
News: Kazmir was placed on the 15-day DL on Tuesday with neck inflammation.

Kazmir's attempt to pitch through his soreness Monday proved ill-fated, as he was forced off the hill after 2.2 innings and will now need at least a couple weeks to let the inflammation die down. It's uncertain who will take Kazmir's next turn but Jose De Leon will be an option to start Saturday for the big club on normal rest.

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Brett Anderson
Dodgers' Brett Anderson: Lands on 15-day DL
Brett Anderson, SP, LAD
8/23/2016
News: Anderson (blister) was placed on the 15-day DL on Tuesday.

The writing was on the wall for this move, as manager Dave Roberts said earlier Tuesday that Anderson was unlikely to be cleared for Thursday's start. Anderson developed a blister during Saturday's game, which led to his second straight abbreviated outing. The lefty exited his Aug. 14 start, his first start back from back surgery, with a mild wrist sprain and he won't be eligible to return now until after rosters expand.

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Marcell Ozuna
Marlins' Marcell Ozuna: Leaves Tuesday due to family emergency
Marcell Ozuna, CF, MIA
8/23/2016
News: Ozuna left Tuesday's game due to a family emergency.

Details are scarce but Ozuna was replaced in center field by Christian Yelich after seven innings, with Robert Andino coming into the game in left. Ozuna went 1-for-3 with a double prior to exiting the game.

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Mac Williamson
Giants' Mac Williamson: Still battling shoulder soreness
Mac Williamson, RF, SF
8/23/2016
News: Williamson (shoulder) still isn't 100 percent healthy according to manager Bruce Bochy, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

The shoulder has flared up on Williamson as he's tried to push through a minor league rehab assignment and thus the team was forced to turn elsewhere to replace Gregor Blanco (shoulder) on Tuesday. Gorkys Hernandez got the call from Triple-A Sacramento, and it's uncertain if Williamson will be ready to go by the time rosters expand Sept. 1.

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Chris Heston
Giants' Chris Heston: Ready to begin rehab assignment
Chris Heston, RP, SF
8/23/2016
News: Heston (oblique) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A San Jose on Tuesday, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

The right-hander has been sidelined for nearly two months due to an oblique injury and Tuesday's rehab start figures to be just one of several. Still, Heston appears to have a good chance to return in September and he could ultimately step into a starting role with the likes of Jake Peavy and Matt Cain (back) failing to get it done at the back end of the rotation.

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Alex Wood
Dodgers' Alex Wood: Confident he will pitch this season
Alex Wood, SP, LAD
8/23/2016
News: Wood (elbow) remains confident he will pitch before the end of the regular season, David Vassegh of 570 AM Los Angeles reports.

The left-hander was cleared to resume throwing on flat ground Monday, just a little over a month after undergoing an elbow debridement procedure. He still has a long way to go in his recovery, but it sounds like the Dodgers will try to expedite Wood's return by preparing him for a bullpen role rather than a return to the starting rotation.

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Clayton Kershaw
Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw: Needs another standard bullpen
Clayton Kershaw, SP, LAD
8/23/2016
News: Kershaw (back) will throw another extended bullpen session in a couple days, David Vassegh of 570 AM Los Angeles reports.

While Kershaw suggested after Tuesday's bullpen that he was ready to face live hitters, the team has decided the lefty will throw another standard side session, this time building up to 60 pitches. From there, Kershaw may be cleared to head out for what is expected to be a one-start rehab assignment in the minor leagues to prepare for a return to Los Angeles.

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Tyson Ross
Padres' Tyson Ross: Slated for rehab outing
Tyson Ross, SP, SD
8/23/2016
News: Ross (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Lake Elsinore on Thursday, Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

He will be capped at 45 pitches Thursday in his first taste of live action since spring training. Reports out of San Diego suggested Ross greatly impressed during his bullpen session over the weekend, and it seems Ross has a very real chance to pitch out of the major league rotation over the final month. That said, any sort of setback -- and he's had several over the past few months -- could result in Ross being shut down for the season.

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