Tyson Ross to miss next start due to general soreness
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Padres pitcher Tyson Ross
will have his next start pushed back
a few days, according to U-T San Diego
. Ross experienced general soreness in his previous start on Saturday, which he gave up six runs -- four earned -- on five hits and two walks while striking out four over three innings. Robbie Erlin
will get the start in his place.
MLB hands Jonathan Papelbon a seven-game suspension
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Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon
has received a seven-game suspension
and an undisclosed fine for his actions following the top of the ninth inning of the Sunday against Miami, via the MLB Public Relations department.
Papelbon had a meltdown and allowed four runs in the ninth inning for the blown save and loss on Sunday. He has converted 37 of 41 save chances, with a 2.10 ERA and a 0.90 WHIP over 64 1/3 innings. He will not appeal, leaving him eligible to return Sept. 23 in Miami.
Nolan Arenado sent for an MRI Monday
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Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado underwent an MRI
on his ribs on Monday. Although the results of the exam have not been made public, the Rockies don't expect the injury to be serious, per the Denver Post
. Arenado will rejoin the team at Coors Field on Monday.
David Peralta increasing activities, could return Thursday
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Diamondbacks outfielder David Peralta ramped up his baseball activities
on Monday, according to FOX Sports Arizona. The team remains hopeful he can return for the final road trip of the year, which starts Thursday at Colorado.
Dodgers fear Hyun-Jin Ryu could be done for regular season
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Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu
underwent an MRI on his injured left shoulder, which showed no changes
from his MRI in May, the team announced. Manager Don Mattingly is bracing for the possibility that Ryu will not be available again
in the regular season, according to the Los Angeles Times
Ryu will not pitch Wednesday against the Rockies. Instead, he'll be shut down for at least four days before he is re-evaluated again. The team has not established a timetable for his return.
Chris Davis to stay fresh in instructional league
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Orioles slugger Chris Davis
is expected to report to the organization's spring training complex in Sarasota, Fla., to play in some instructional league games
while serving his 25-game suspension, according to the Baltimore Sun
Davis tested positive for amphetamines and began serving his suspension Sept. 12. Instructional league games begin Monday and end Oct. 7. Davis is eligible to return Oct. 14 -- or Game 4 of the ALCS, provided the Orioles advance that far.
Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli
was held out of the starting lineup Monday night against Tampa Bay.
Cervelli hasn't played since Sept. 2 due to migraines. He has been pain-free for nearly a week, but has not been cleared to return to the starting lineup. He is hitting .280 with two homers and 11 RBI over 118 at-bats.
Ryan Raburn not in the starting lineup Monday
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Indians outfielder Ryan Raburn
was held out of the starting lineup Monday against the Astros. Raburn left Saturday's game against the Tigers with a hyperextended left knee, which has now caused him to miss two straight games. He is hitting .200 with four homers and 22 RBI over 195 at-bats.
Matt Harvey hits 95 in last mound session
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Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey
threw a simulated game from the mound at Citi Field Monday -- the last throwing he'll do apart from his regular routine to get ready for 2015.
General manager Sandy Alderson told ESPN.com the right-hander was hitting 95 mph "pretty consistently" even while throwing at less than 100 percent. Harvey, who has spent all of this season recovering from Tommy John surgery, should be ready to go for the start of next season.
"Everything we were trying to accomplish this season has been accomplished," Alderson said. "From our standpoint, we want to make sure he was physically back to a level that would ensure he wasn't behind in spring training. And then, secondly, he needed to be back to a state mentally where he felt comfortable going into next season and the uncertainty has been eliminated. We feel we're at that point."
Alderson said the Mets plan to limit Harvey's workload in 2015, though they'll want to do some research this offseason before coming up with an exact plan.
Scott Baker will probably miss another start
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Rangers starting pitcher Scott Baker
, who missed his last start Saturday against the Braves with triceps tendinitis, doesn't look like he'll be ready to make his next start Friday at the Angels, according to MLB.com. Interim manager Tim Bogar has already penciled in Lisalverto Bonilla for that game.
"I talked to him a little bit, he's still sore, he's still dealing with it, and at this point, he's got to get out there and be able to throw and that's in five days or six days, so you don't know what's going to happen," Bogar said of Baker.