Carlos Frias
Dodgers' Carlos Frias goes two scoreless in rehab debut Friday
Carlos Frias, SP, LAD
4:53 PM
News: Dodgers right-handed reliever Carlos Frias began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Oklahoma City on Friday. Frias pitched two scoreless innings, allowing two hits and a walk.

Frias has been on the disabled list since August 10 due to back tightness. It is not yet known when Frias is expected to rejoin the Dodgers' bullpen.


Yunel Escobar
Yunel Escobar (hand), Michael Taylor (knee) still out for Nationals
Yunel Escobar, 3B, WAS
3:34 PM
News: The Nationals will once again be without two key members of their lineup on Saturday, as both Yunel Escobar (hand) and Michael Taylor (knee) are out of Saturday's lineup against the Marlins.

Both players were injured during Thursday's game and will be missing their second straight game with their injuries. The Nationals have not passed along any updates on their status, so they are both considered day-to-day at this point.


Brandon Crawford
Giants SS Brandon Crawford (oblique) still out Saturday
Brandon Crawford, SS, SF
2:55 PM
News: Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford remains out of the starting lineup Saturday against the Cardinals. Crawford will miss his fourth consecutive game due to an oblique strain.

He is making progress however, as Crawford played catch Saturday for the first time since sustaining the injury on Tuesday. He is also expected to take some swings, though a clear timetable for his return to the lineup has not been revealed. 


Buster Posey
Giants C Buster Posey sitting Saturday following rough night
Buster Posey, C, SF
1:48 PM
News: Giants catcher Buster Posey is out of the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Cardinals. Posey got banged up behind the plate and at the plate on Friday, including getting hit by a pitch in his elbow.

He was likely going to have Saturday off anyway, with a day game following a night game. But his availability for late-inning duties remains in question. Manager Bruce Bochy did say he only expects Posey to miss one game, according to the San Francisco Chronicle

Andrew Susac will be the battery-mate for starter Ryan Vogelsong on Saturday.


Justin Morneau
Rockies 1B Justin Morneau (concussion) begins rehab stint
Justin Morneau, 1B, COL
1:25 AM
News: Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau played in his first live game since the middle of May, as he began a minor-league rehab assignment on Friday. The veteran Morneau went 1 for 2 for Double-A New Britain.

Morneau has been on the disabled list with a concussion for nearly three months. He is expected to need at least two more rehab games before getting the green light to return to the Rockies.


Yasiel Puig
Dodgers place RF Yasiel Puig on DL with hamstring pull
Yasiel Puig, RF, LAD
News: When Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig stated that the hamstring injury he sustained Thursday was worse than his last one, he wasn't kidding. He has been placed on the disabled list.

Puig grabbed at the back of his leg after hightailing down the line trying to beat out an infield hit.

He goes down on a 10-game hitting streak in which he's batting .305 (13-for-37). His .256 average is at its highest point in five weeks.


Matt Cain
Giants SP Matt Cain back on DL with elbow nerve irritation
Matt Cain, SP, SF
News: The Giants have placed embattled starter Matt Cain on the disabled list with right elbow nerve irritation, CSN Bay Area has reported.

Cain is having easily his worst season after losing the first three months to an elbow issue. His 6.15 ERA is nearly two points higher than any he has compiled in a full season during his career.


Maikel Franco
Phillies' Maikel Franco optimistic about returning this season
Maikel Franco, 3B, PHI
News: Phillies 3B Maikel Franco will test out his injured wrist Wednesday by taking batting practice, reports The News Journal. Franco is on the disabled list with a fractured left wrist, but is optimistic of returning this season.

Christian Yelich
Marlins LF Christian Yelich sidelined again Friday
Christian Yelich, LF, MIA
News: Nationals left fielder Christian Yelich is set to miss his second straight game Friday night in Washington with a bruised left knee.

Yelich, who has played in only two games since Aug. 9, was on a nice run at the plate before going down. He was batting .441 (16-for-38) over his last nine games.


Michael Taylor
Nationals CF Michael Taylor a no-go Friday
Michael Taylor, CF, WAS
News: As anticipated, Nationals center fielder Michael Taylor is not in the lineup Friday night against Miami. He could miss the entire series with a knee bruise.

Taylor sustained the injury when he collided with a wall Thursday trying to make a catch.


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