Red Sox LF Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) still out on Saturday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(12:26 pm ET) Hanley Ramirez's fatigued shoulder will keep him out of the Red Sox lineup for at least one more game, as he is sitting against the Mets on Saturday. Ramirez was scratched from Friday's lineup when his shoulder started acting up, and he was not used in the game.

Alejandro De Aza will take over in left field on Saturday. It is not yet known if Ramirez will be available off the bench.

Tigers OF J.D. Martinez gets rare day off on Saturday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(10:15 am ET) The Tigers are giving outfielder J.D. Martinez his first day off in over two months, as he is being held out of the starting lineup on Saturday against the Blue Jays. Martinez had started every game for the Tigers since June 24.

The All-Star outfielder has been enjoying a career-year in 2015, and he has maintained his good fortunes lately. Over his last 10 games, Martinez owns a .308 average with three home runs and eight RBI.

Orioles CF Adam Jones fine for Friday game
by Marty Gitlin |
(8/28/2015) Orioles slugger Adam Jones is ready to roll Friday night in Texas after leaving the game Thursday following a frightening collision with the wall as he chased a fly ball. He is in the lineup.

Jones can now concentrate on ending a rare 0-for-9 slump. He enters play with a typically strong slash line of .280/319/.497.

Rangers OF Josh Hamilton takes BP; could be back soon
by Marty Gitlin |
(8/28/2015) Shelved Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton is taking batting practice on the field Friday, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, which indicates that he's getting closer to returning to action.

Hamilton is eligible to be activated Monday off the disabled list. He has been sidelined since Aug. 20 with left knee inflammation.

Astros' George Springer to begin rehab assignment Saturday
by Sean d'Oliveira |
(8/28/2015) Astros outfielder George Springer will begin a rehab assignment Saturday at Double-A, reports the Houston Chronicle. Springer has not played since July 1 after fracturing his wrist.

Orioles promote Dariel Alvarez; option Henry Urrutia
by Sean d'Oliveira |
(8/28/2015) The Orioles called up outfielder Dariel Alvarez on Friday, the team announced. Alvarez was promoted after the team optioned outfielder Henry Urrutia to Triple-A.

Twins CF Aaron Hicks to start rehab assignment Saturday
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(8/28/2015) Twins center fielder Aaron Hicks will begin a rehab assignment for Triple-A Rochester on Saturday, according to

Hicks is on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.

Yost: Ben Zobrist to soon start at 2B over Omar Infante for Royals
by Marty Gitlin |
(8/28/2015) It appears all but certain that light-hitting Omar Infante will be the odd man out of the Royals lineup when Alex Gordon returns from injury.

As expected, Ned Yost has stated that Ben Zobrist will play mostly second base when Gordon is ready, per the Kansas City Star.

Infante has not found his stride at the plate all season. The result is a .217 average, which if maintained would be the lowest of his career.

The versatile Zobrist, who can play all over the field, will likely continue to give others occasional days off as the Royals cruise to the division title.

Yankees' Jacoby Ellsbury returns to lineup Friday
by Sean d'Oliveira |
(8/28/2015) Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury was back in the lineup for Friday's contest at Atlanta, reports the Wall Street Journal. Ellsbury was dealing with a bruised right hip, but will hit leadoff and play center field.

Red Sox scratch Hanley Ramirez from Friday's lineup
by Sean d'Oliveira |
(8/28/2015) Red Sox outfielder Hanley Ramirez was removed from Friday's lineup, reports the Providence Journal. Ramirez is dealing with fatigue in his right shoulder and was replaced in left field by Jackie Bradley. Ramirez is hitting .249 with 19 home runs and 53 RBI in 401 at-bats. 

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