Orioles promote Steve Clevenger
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2014) The Orioles have promoted catcher Steve Clevenger to the majors.

Clevenger has played in 26 games in the majors this season. He's hitting .240 over 75 at-bats. Clevenger hit .305 at Triple-A. 


Yan Gomes 'should be ready' to return Friday
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2014) Indians manager Terry Francona indicated Tuesday that catcher Yan Gomes (concussion) is on track to come off the 7-day disabled list Friday, which is the first day he is eligible to return.

Gomes was able to go through sprint drills prior to Tuesday's game against the White Sox, according to The Plain Dealer.

"Yan is having a really good day," Francona said Tuesday. "His eyes look a lot clearer. I don't want to be unfair to him, but I'd surprised if he's not raring to go by Friday and Friday is his day (to be activated). Unless he has a setback, he should be ready Friday."


Curt Casali sent back to minors
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2014) The Rays sent catcher Curt Casali back to Class A Charlotte Tuesday, to make room on the active roster for the return of Ryan Hanigan.

Casali appeared in 23 games for the Rays, hitting .169/.246/.203 in 59 at-bats. According to the Tampa Bay Times, Casali was sent to Class A so he can return when rosters expand Sept. 1. 


Ryan Hanigan brought back from DL
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2014) Rays catcher Ryan Hanigan was activated from the disabled list Tuesday, ahead of the team's Orioles.

Hanigan has been out since July 8 with an oblique injury, but was expected to return Tuesday after finishing up his rehab assignment in Class A. He hit .250/.375/.400 in 20 at-bats on assignment. 


Ryan Hanigan could return Tuesday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/25/2014) Rays catcher Ryan Hanigan could return to action Tuesday, according to the Tampa Tribune.

Hanigan has been sidelined since July 8 with an oblique injury. He's been able to get through a couple games of rehab, and could return soon. Hanigan hit .212 in 165 at-bats prior to the injury.


Geovany Soto to start Tuesday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/25/2014) Athletics catcher Geovany Soto is not in the team's lineup Monday.

Soto has been told he'll start Tuesday, according to MLB.com. Soto was recently acquired by the club. He's hit .237 over 38 at-bats. 


John Jaso lands on 7-day DL
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/25/2014) The Athletics officially placed catcher John Jaso on the 7-day disabled list -- retroactive to Aug, 24 -- with a concussion, the team announced. Jaso has been experiencing concussion symptoms that have worsened over the past two weeks. He owned a .264/.337/.430 with nine homers and 40 RBI over 307 at-bats before landing on the DL.

Ryan Hanigan has three-hit game in rehab
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/25/2014) Rays catcher Ryan Hanigan cranked out a hit in each of his three at-bats Sunday while playing his third straight game for Class A Charlotte. Hanigan has five hits in 20 at-bats in the minors while working back from a strained oblique.

Brian McCann notches walkoff pinch-hit home run Sunday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/24/2014) Yankees catcher Brian McCann wasn't in the starting lineup Sunday, but he came through with a pinch-hit three-run home run in the 10th inning to send his team home with a walkoff 7-4 win.

McCann hit for Francisco Cervelli in the bottom of the 10th after an intentional walk put runners on first and second with two outs, and he delivered his fourth home run of August. McCann has hit .235/.288/.391 with 15 home runs and 54 RBI in 391 at-bats.


John Jaso likely headed to concussion disabled list
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/24/2014) Athletics catcher John Jaso is likely to be placed on the seven-day disabled list Monday, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Jaso has been experiencing concussion symptoms that have worsened over the past two weeks. He said his headaches and nausea went away after a couple of days but he's been "fuzzy" ever since a tipped ball caught him on the mask two weeks ago. The A's added Geovany Soto Sunday, likely in preparation to lose Jaso to the disabled list.


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