Tyson Ross
Padres' Tyson Ross: Shaky in first rehab outing
Tyson Ross, SP, SD
12:22 AM
News: Ross (shoulder) was shaky in his first rehab outing Thursday, Jeff Sander of the Union-Tribune reports. "I had a lot of non-executed pitches today," said Ross after Thursday's start.

Though he was slated to throw 45 pitches Thursday, Ross lasted just 28 before being removed from the game. He allowed two walks and threw a pair of wild pitches as well, according to Sanders. In fairness, Ross had not pitched since Opening Day, so the fact that he was rusty is not overly concerning. Ross is slated for at least one more rehab start before rejoining the Padres rotation, but another outing like Thursday's could mean a longer rehab assignment.

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Freddie Freeman
Braves' Freddie Freeman: Dealing with sore back, hopes to play Friday
Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL
12:07 AM
News: Freeman (back) is sore but hopes to remain in the lineup for Friday's game against the Giants, David O'Brien of the AJC reports.

Freeman had a scary moment in Thursday's game against Arizona when he took a hard fall chasing a foul ball. His lower back landed directly on the back of a chair, but he was able to remain in the game and play all nine innings. While he will attempt to give it a go Friday, there's no telling how his back will respond overnight. If Freeman has to miss Friday's game against the Giants, Gordon Beckham could slide over to get the start at first base.

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Kyle Seager
Mariners' Kyle Seager: In walking boot, hopes to return Friday
Kyle Seager, 3B, SEA
8/25/2016
News: Seager (foot) is hopeful to return to the lineup Friday, but he was seen wearing a walking boot after Thursday's contest, MLB.com's Greg Johns reports.

The star third baseman is dealing with a bruised foot that has kept him out of the lineup for the past two days, but there is some optimism that he'll be able to return to the lineup Friday. However, the fact that he was in a boot Thursday suggests that the optimism should be taken with a grain of salt for the time being. Fortunately, X-rays on his bruised foot came back negative, so a return in the near future is likely, but his status for Friday is up in the air.

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Adam Jones
Orioles' Adam Jones: Removed due to cramping Thursday
Adam Jones, CF, BAL
8/25/2016
News: Manager Buck Showalter said Thursday that Jones was removed late in the game due to cramping, Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Pedro Alvarez came on to pinch hit for Jones in the top of the ninth in Thursday's loss to Washington. Showalter said that Jones was merely cramping, so it's unclear whether Jones' status heading into Friday's series opener is actually in doubt. A further update on Jones' status figures to be made available Friday before lineups are released.

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Scott Van Slyke
Dodgers' Scott Van Slyke: Transferred to 60-day DL
Scott Van Slyke, LF, LAD
8/25/2016
News: Van Slyke (wrist) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Thursday.

This move officially closes the door on a return for Van Slyke during the regular season -- he was placed on the 15-day DL on Aug. 8. Van Slyke struggled to a .606 OPS in his 52 games this year, and while he probably wouldn't command a whole lot in arbitration this winter, the Dodgers may just opt to non-tender him and move on.

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Seth Lugo
Mets' Seth Lugo: Diagnosed with calf cramp
Seth Lugo, RP, NYM
8/25/2016
News: Lugo left Thursday's game against St. Louis with a right calf cramp, Newsday's Marc Carig reports.

The right-hander shut out the Cardinals through five before aggravating his calf on a warm-up pitch. While his status moving forward is uncertain, the diagnosis of a cramp suggests it's a short-term concern. Steven Matz (shoulder) is expected to be ready to go Tuesday and will presumably pushing Lugo to a long-relief role.

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Rickie Weeks
Diamondbacks' Rickie Weeks: Remains out of lineup Thursday
Rickie Weeks, LF, ARI
8/25/2016
News: Week (ankle) remains out of the lineup Thursday against the Braves.

This marks Weeks' fifth straight absence from the lineup but he has appeared off the bench in each of the last three games, which would suggest he's not in immediate danger of landing on the DL. That said, it's uncertain when Weeks will be well enough to field a position for a full nine innings. He suffered a "mild" ankle sprain last weekend.

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Yasmany Tomas
Diamondbacks' Yasmany Tomas: Out of lineup Thursday
Yasmany Tomas, LF, ARI
8/25/2016
News: Tomas (back) is out of the lineup for Thursday's series finale against the Braves.

Back stiffness will keep Tomas out of the lineup for a second straight day Thursday, forcing the Diamondbacks to go with Brandon Drury and Mitch Haniger at the corner outfield spots. It's unclear when Tomas will be able to return, but his absence leaves a hole in the lineup given that he had hit 13 home runs in his last 30 games to help the offense produce in the midst of Jake Lamb's slump.

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Wei-Yin Chen
Marlins' Wei-Yin Chen: Gets back on mound Wednesday for 20-pitch bullpen session
Wei-Yin Chen, SP, MIA
8/25/2016
News: Chen (elbow) tossed 20 pitches in a bullpen session Wednesday as he continues to target a mid-September return, MLB.com reports.

It the veteran's first mound work since landing on the DL in late July and all reports have been positive as he continues to progress through rehab. Chen piled up a 4.99 ERA and 1.30 WHIP in 110 innings pitched over 19 starts and would provide a solid boost to the Marlins rotation down the stretch if he's able to return.

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Melky Cabrera
White Sox's Melky Cabrera: Dealing with case of the flu
Melky Cabrera, LF, CHW
8/25/2016
News: Cabrera was left out of the lineup Thursday due to a case of the flu, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.

Initially, it appeared that the veteran was merely getting the day off for Thursday's matchup with Seattle. However, manager Robin Ventura told reporters during some media availability prior to the game that Cabrera was dealing with the flu. Cabrera will miss Thursday's game and if he's out again Friday, Avisail Garcia could take over again in left field.

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