Mets left fielder Michael Cuddyer
is out of the lineup
for Wednesday's game against the Cubs. Cuddyer exited Tuesday's game with knee soreness, so it's of little surprise that he is on the bench for Wednesday's tilt.
John Mayberry will get the start in left field and bat fifth. Manager Terry Collins said Cuddyer would need a day or two off, but he does not think a DL stint will be necessary. Cuddyer is unlikely to play on Thursday.
Twins outfielder Shane Robinson
exited Wednesday's game in the sixth inning with a left elbow contusion. Robinson was hit by a pitch in the top of the fifth inning, and was able to stay in the game for a bit. But he was lifted for a defensive replacement in the bottom of the sixth.
The team has not provided any further details on Robinson's status, and his availability for Thursday's game in Kansas City is in question.
Athletics starter Sonny Gray
was diagnosed with bacterial gastroenteritis, and is still in the hospital. However, the right-hander is said to be feeling better
and could be released later on Thursday or Friday, according to the Bay Area News Group.
It is still unknown if Gray will be able to make his next start on Sunday, as his expected return to the team is currently unknown.
Blue Jays young right-hander Aaron Sanchez
sucessfully threw off of a mound
on Wednesday in Dunedin. It's the first time he has done such since landing on the disabled list early in June with a strained lat muscle.
No issues were reported, according to SportsNet, and he's expected to have another mound session on Saturday before the next steps in his recovery are determined.
Padres third baseman Will Middlebrooks
remains out of the starting lineup
for Wednesday's matchup with the Mariners. Middlebrooks will miss a second consecutive game after spraining his right ankle on Sunday.
Middlebrooks was able to pinch hit on Tuesday, but his availability for Wednesday's game is unknown.
Twins manager Paul Molitor is excited about starting pitcher Ervin Santana
's return from an 80-game suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs. Santana is slated to start Sunday
against the Royals.
Santana threw eight shutout innings in his final rehab start for Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday.
“I just had a chance to look at the numbers,” Molitor said, per the Pioneer Press. “They kind of jump out at you. He was efficient, obviously effective. Command must have been good; he didn’t walk anybody. I think everyone is excited to know we’re getting a pitcher of Ervin’s caliber back here to join our club over the weekend.”
Blue Jays outfielder Michael Saunders
(knee) is slowly recovering and there remains no timetable for his return, according to the Toronto Star
. He is expected to need a long rehab assignment
before coming off the disabled list.
General manager Alex Anthopoulos doesn't expect Saunders to return until at least August.
Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia
is progressing in his recovery from a strained hamstring. Pedroia, who has been on the disabled list since June 25, is expected to take batting practice
for the first time on Thursday, according to The Boston Globe
The next steps in Pedroia's recovery are not currently known, and it is not clear if he will need a rehab assignment before returning to the lineup.
Red Sox catcher Ryan Hanigan
(hand) won't be activated off the disabled list Wednesday
as originally expected after his flight to Toronto was delayed, according to The Providence Journal
. He is now expected to be activated Thursday
Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava
, on the disabled list with a sprained thumb, is expected to begin a rehab assignment
with Triple-A on Thursday, the Boston Herald
Nava has been on the DL since the end of May with the injury. He was 10 for 63 in 27 games prior to his injury.