Jon Lester
Cubs' Jon Lester: Exits Thursday's game amid disastrous inning
Jon Lester, SP, CHC
2:15 PM
News: Lester (undisclosed) left during the second inning of Thursday's game after giving up nine runs in the frame to the Reds, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

Lester was shelled in the second inning, throwing a total of 40 pitches while recording just two outs and allowing seven earned runs by the time he exited the game with a trainer. This marked the third time that Lester has given up seven or more runs in two or fewer innings since joining the Cubs in 2015. Although it didn't appear as though the left-hander suffered any sort of injury, his status should be monitored moving forward, as manager Joe Maddon will likely have an update on his condition following the game.

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Jose Ramirez
Indians' Jose Ramirez: Exits after HBP
Jose Ramirez, 3B, CLE
1:28 PM
News: Ramirez was lifted from Thursday's game against the Twins after being hit in the right forearm area by a pitch, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

Ramirez was in obvious pain after getting plunked in the second inning, and he was subsequently replaced by Giovanny Urshela on the basepaths. The severity of the injury isn't clear at this point, but he was seen joking with teammates on his way to the trainers room, so hopefully it isn't anything more than a bruise. More should be known following the conclusion of Thursday's doubleheader.

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Aaron Sanchez
Blue Jays' Aaron Sanchez: Set to resume throwing soon
Aaron Sanchez, SP, TOR
1:20 PM
News: Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Wednesday that Sanchez (finger) is scheduled to start throwing within a couple of days, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports.

Sanchez is on the disabled list for a fourth time this season due to a recurring blister on a finger of his hand, but the 25-year-old isn't quite ready to throw in the towel just yet. The Blue Jays will likely just have Sanchez play catch off flat ground initially before assessing his finger and then moving forward in the rehab process. Even if Sanchez incurs no further setbacks with the finger, given the multiple hurdles he still has to clear in the rehab process, he's still likely multiple weeks away from returning.

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Tony Sipp
Astros' Tony Sipp: Rehab assignment looming
Tony Sipp, RP, HOU
12:55 PM
News: Manager AJ Hinch said that Sipp (calf) could head out on a rehab assignment with Double-A Corpus Christi by the middle of next week, Christian Boutwell of MLB.com reports.

Sipp has been sidelined since the beginning of this month while dealing with right calf soreness, but appears to be on the verge of facing live hitting. Throughout the course of the 2017 season, the 34-year-old has posted a 6.47 ERA and 1.31 WHIP in 32 innings. He's pitched slightly better than his numbers suggest, but it's unlikely that Sipp will be on the mound for many high-leverage situations with the Astros during the rest of this year.

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Ryan Hanigan
Rockies' Ryan Hanigan: Scratched with stomach woes
Ryan Hanigan, C, COL
12:53 PM
News: Hanigan was scratched from the Rockies' Thursday lineup with a stomach bug, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.

He'll give way to Jonathan Lucroy, who loses his day off. Hanigan may take at least another day to recover, so NL-only players may have to wait to get a contribution from him.

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Lance McCullers
Astros' Lance McCullers: Tosses another bullpen
Lance McCullers, SP, HOU
12:35 PM
News: McCullers (back) threw another bullpen session Thursday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

McCullers continues to trend in the right direction, as he's now completed his second bullpen session since landing on the disabled list at the end of July. He should progress to facing live hitters soon, and if all goes well, he'll likely head out on a minor-league rehab assignment shortly thereafter. Barring any setbacks, it's looking like he could rejoin the big-league rotation near the beginning of September, though a clearer timetable should become available once his rehab assignment is set.

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TJ Zeuch
Blue Jays' T.J. Zeuch: Heads back to DL
TJ Zeuch, SP, TOR
12:03 PM
News: Zeuch landed back on the DL at High-A Dunedin after making just one start since his last stint, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.

Once again, Zeuch heads to the sideline without a specific injury diagnosis. Unfortunately for him, the right-hander seems destined to fall short of making real progress in 2017 due to missed time. Zeuch's managed just 11 games this year, posting a 3.62 ERA over 54.2 innings.

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Yasmany Tomas
Diamondbacks' Yasmany Tomas: Endures setback in rehab
Yasmany Tomas, LF, ARI
11:59 AM
News: Tomas (groin) experienced a setback in his recovery and will visit a specialist in Philadelphia, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports.

The outfielder has been out since June 2, and this latest development probably will extend his return timetable farther down the road. Tomas is batting .241/.294/.464 with eight home runs and 32 RBI over 180 plate appearances in 2017.

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Rubby De La Rosa
Diamondbacks' Rubby De La Rosa: Will undergo second TJS
Rubby De La Rosa, RP, ARI
11:36 AM
News: De La Rosa will undergo Tommy John surgery for the second time in his career.

The right-hander first underwent the procedure in 2011. De La Rosa has fleetingly provided fantasy intrigue for his strikeout ability, but he's had trouble limiting walks and -- more pertinently -- staying healthy. This surgery will occur late enough in this season to wonder whether he'll pitch at all in the 2018 season, so perhaps he's best left for deep fantasy consideration in 2019. For what team he'll pitch may be a different matter.

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Carlos Gomez
Rangers' Carlos Gomez: Recovering from cyst on shoulder
Carlos Gomez, CF, TEX
11:17 AM
News: Gomez has been dealing with a cyst on his right shoulder that has left him in some pain, but he's optimistic that he'll be available to play Thursday against the White Sox, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

The Rangers had previously characterized the issue that has kept Gomez unavailable the past three games as an illness, but it's now apparent he's dealing with something a little more serious than a cold or a case of the flu. Gomez said the cyst has been bothering him since Sunday's game against the Astros, when it got infected and expanded due to the humidity in Arlington. He's been taking antibiotics and seems to have made some progress, leaving the Rangers optimistic that Gomez will be able to steer clear of the disabled list. Delino DeShields and Drew Robinson have both picked up starts in center field while Gomez has been sidelined.

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