Zack Greinke
Dodgers shuffle rotation to rest Zack Greinke's elbow
Zack Greinke, SP, LAD
7:17 PM
News: The Dodgers announced Wednesday that pitcher Zack Greinke has had his start pushed back from Thursday to Saturday as he deals with a minor elbow issue.

Clayton Kershaw will take the mound Thursday in Greinke's place and pitch on regular rest, while Dan Haren will pitch Friday. Manager Don Mattingly indicated Wednesday that he doesn't expect Greinke's elbow issue to earn him a trip to the disabled list, MLB.com reports.

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Christian Bergman
Rockies confirm Christian Bergman will start Sunday
Christian Bergman, SP, COL
7:12 PM
News: The Rockies confirmed Wednesday that pitcher Christian Bergman will return from the disabled list and start Sunday's game against the Marlins, the Denver Post reports.

Bergman has been on the disabled list for the past two months while recovering from a fractured hand. He has posted a 7.20 ERA in 15 innings over three starts.

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Steven Souza
Steven Souza could begin rehab assignment Thursday
Steven Souza, RF, WAS
7:08 PM
News: Nationals outfielder Steven Souza said Wednesday that he could begin a rehab assignment as soon as Thursday, MLB.com reports.

"It's a matter of just how I feel," Souza said. "Kind of build of slowly and see how I feel from there."

Souza suffered a sprained AC joint after crashing into the outfield wall on Aug. 8 and was placed on the disabled list two days later. He went through a full hitting workout Wednesday and will hope to progress to a rehab assignment Thursday or soon after.

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Brandon Belt
Brandon Belt still weeks away from returning
Brandon Belt, 1B, SF
6:39 PM
News: Giants first baseman Brandon Belt will remain sidelined for at least two or three more weeks, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Belt will be held out of baseball activities for the next few weeks in order to rest, per orders from the doctor. He is attempting to return from a concussion.

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Adam Eaton
Adam Eaton to begin rehab assignment soon
Adam Eaton, CF, CHW
6:33 PM
News: White Sox outfielder Adam Eaton will begin a rehab assignment soon, according to the Chicago Sun-Times

Eaton will only need a few rehab games before he's ready to return. If all goes well, he could re-join the club Tuesday. Eaton is hitting .304/.370/.401 over 372 at-bats.

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Aroldis Chapman
Aroldis Chapman available to pitch Wednesday
Aroldis Chapman, RP, CIN
6:32 PM
News: Reds closer Aroldis Chapman is available to pitch Wednesday after dealing with an achy shoulder over the last few days, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Chapman hasn't pitched since walking four straight batters and being charged with four earned runs without recording an out Sunday. He owns a 2.82 ERA and 74:18 K:BB ratio in 38 1/3 innings.

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Masahiro Tanaka
Masahiro Tanaka gets through 35 pitch bullpen session
Masahiro Tanaka, SP, NYY
6:08 PM
News: Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka was able to get through a 35 pitch bullpen session Wednesday, according to MLB.com.

Tanaka said this bullpen session was "better" than his first one. He was able to throw four different pitches during the start, including his splitter. "It went well, but it was actually my first time throwing breaking balls – something other than fastballs – in the bullpen, so I felt it was a little bit rusty,” Tanaka said. The club still hopes Tanaka can pitch in the majors this season. 

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Joe Thatcher
Joe Thatcher not ready to return
Joe Thatcher, RP, LAA
5:50 PM
News: Angels pitcher Joe Thatcher has been able to do some light throwing off a mound, but isn't ready to return just yet, according to MLB.com.

Manager Mike Scioscia said Thatcher was "not close" to coming back. He's been sidelined since August 2 due to an ankle issue. 

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Grant Green
Grant Green looking to return next week
Grant Green, LF, LAA
5:48 PM
News: Angels infielder Grant Green is looking to return next week, according to MLB.com.

Green is on pace to start a rehab assignment over the next few days with the intention of returning next week. He's hit .313 over 80 at-bats. Green has been sidelined due to a back injury.

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Yadier Molina
Yadier Molina takes some hacks
Yadier Molina, C, STL
5:20 PM
News: Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina was able to take some light swings Wednesday, according to CBSSports Radio.

Molina is working his way back from a thumb injury. He remains ahead of schedule and could return sooner than expected. Molina hit .287/.341/.409 over 303 at-bats. 

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