Diamondbacks add three players to active roster on Tuesday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(12:19 pm ET) The Diamondbacks announced the recall of a trio of players on Tuesday. Right-handers Enrique Burgos and Matt Stites , as well as infielder Brandon Drury have all been summoned from Triple-A Reno.

Burgos and Stites have both seen time with the D-Backs this season. Drury, however, has yet to get a taste of the big leagues. The 21-year-old was a 13th-round draft pick by the Braves back in 2010.

He is making his Major League debut on Tuesday, as he is the starting third baseman for Game 1 of the doubleheader against the Rockies.


Nationals 3B Yunel Escobar returns to lineup on Monday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/31/2015) Heading into a big three-game series with the Cardinals, The Nationals have gotten a little bit healthier on Monday. Third baseman Yunel Escobar is back in the starting lineup, batting fifth while manning the hot corner.

Escobar had not played since leaving Thursday's game with a hand injury following a hit-by-pitch. 


Phil Gosselin (thumb) activated by D-Backs; Allen Webster optioned
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/31/2015) As expected, The Diamondbacks activated infielder Phil Gosselin from the 60-day disabled list on Monday. Gosselin, who was acquired from the Braves in the middle of June, has been out since May after undergoing surgery to repair a fractured thumb.

Gosselin is in Monday's starting lineup against the Rockies. He is batting seventh while playing second base.

To clear room for him on the roster, the D-Backs have optioned right-hander Allen Webster to Triple-A Reno.

 


Reports: Mets to recall Kevin Plawecki, three others Tuesday
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2015) The Mets will recall catcher Kevin Plawecki, infielder Eric Campbell, and outfielders Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Eric Young from Triple-A Las Vegas when rosters expand Tuesday, according to MLB.com.

Nationals' Michael Taylor returns to lineup Sunday; Yunel Escobar out
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(8/30/2015) Nationals outfielder Michael Taylor was back in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Marlins, reports SportsNet Mid-Atlantic. Taylor has not started the last two games because of a knee injury.

Meanwhile, infielder Yunel Escobar remains out with a hand injury. It will be the third straight game he has missed due to the issue.


Diamondbacks' Phil Gosselin to be activated Monday
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(8/30/2015) The Diamondbacks will remove infielder Phil Gosselin from the disabled list on Monday, reports The Arizona Republic.

Gosselin has not played since mid-May after undergoing thumb surgery. He was acquired from the Braves in June.


Yunel Escobar (hand), Michael Taylor (knee) still out for Nationals
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/29/2015) The Nationals will once again be without two key members of their lineup on Saturday, as both Yunel Escobar (hand) and Michael Taylor (knee) are out of Saturday's lineup against the Marlins.

Both players were injured during Thursday's game and will be missing their second straight game with their injuries. The Nationals have not passed along any updates on their status, so they are both considered day-to-day at this point.


Phillies' Maikel Franco optimistic about returning this season
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2015) Phillies 3B Maikel Franco will test out his injured wrist Wednesday by taking batting practice, reports The News Journal. Franco is on the disabled list with a fractured left wrist, but is optimistic of returning this season.

Nationals 3B Yunel Escobar (hand) out of Friday lineup
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2015) A hand injury sustained Thursday on a hit-by-pitch has Nationals third baseman Yunel Escobar set to sit Friday night against Miami.

Anthony Rendon will assume his position with Trea Turner playing second.

Escobar had been on a roll before going down with nine hits in his last 19 at-bats to sweeten his slash line to .308/.367/.423.


Nationals 3B Yunel Escobar out of game after HPB on hand
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2015) Nationals third baseman Yunel Escobar has been removed from the game Thursday night against San Diego after getting hit in the hand by a pitch, per Comcast SportsNet.

He remained on the bases, but left when his team took the field in the bottom of the inning.

X-rays taken of Escobar's hand came back negative, and he is considered day-to-day for now.


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